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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (roughly "Heaven-Piercing Crimson Face") is what happens when Studio Gainax is asked to create a Saturday Morning Cartoon.Lonely orphan Simonnote pronounced "SHI-mon" in Japanese and "SEE-moan" in the English dub lives in an underground village, digging for ancient artifacts and eating pigmoles. His self-appointed big brother, Kamina, is a hot-headed badass who dreams of going to the "Surface" as his father did despite the village elder constantly saying the "Surface" doesn't exist. One fateful day, Simon discovers a strange drill-shaped key and, soon after, a pint-sized mecha which responds to the key. While taking an unapproved excursion to see it, Simon and Kamina are interrupted by the village elder... then by the roof of the village collapsing... then by a massive, bestial, robotic head... and then by Yoko, a young woman with a very big gun, and very little clothing, firing at said beast-mecha known as a "Gunmen".note Ganmen in Japanese, meaning "face".Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Thus begins a roller coaster ride of Fanservice, over-the-top fight scenes between mecha, hot-bloodedness, epic sunglasses, massive badassery, and mind-blowing heroism. The show seldom takes itself seriously; it could be described as the exact polar opposite of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gainax's other series about giant mecha.There are two Compilation Movies with new scenes to help tie things together and provide movie-original climaxes: Gurren-hen ("Crimson Lotus Chapter", titled as Childhood's End outside of Japan) and Lagann-hen ("Spiral Stone Chapter", similarly titled The Lights in the Sky are Stars). There are also three manga: one is a slightly altered version of the anime, another is a High School A.U., and the third is set in an Alternate Universe focusing on Simon and Nia.Gurren Lagann was originally licensed by ADV Films, but was later lifted from their license list and given to Bandai, whose DVD release of the series went out of print when that company went down, and currently rests in the hands of Aniplex of America. The English dub, under the title Gurren Lagann, first aired in America on Sci Fi Channel, then later aired on Viz Media's Neon Alley streaming service and Toonami. The entire series can be found on Hulu and Netflix, too.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })See also GunBuster, DieBuster, and FLCL, its predecessors; Neon Genesis Evangelion, its Spiritual Antithesis; Code Geass, another popular yet Darker and Edgier anime with mecha that aired around the same time; and Kill la Kill and Promare, its Spiritual Successors. Warning: Due to the series' massive popularity and Trope Overdosed nature, there are many unmarked spoilers below. If you have not watched it yet, you may wish to Archive Binge first.
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Falling into His Arms: Nia falls into Simon's arms after he arrives to save her from the Anti-Spiral.
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Eat the Dog
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Eat the Dog: Boota serves his own tail to Simon and Kamina when they're too hungry to pilot their Gunmen with HOT BLOOD. It turns out, despite Simon's reluctance, it's actually delicious — though it might be that he's just a massive source of Spiral energy.
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Eye Color Change: Humans who channel enormous Spiral Power have spirals appear in their eyes. This is seen mostly in Lordgenome, but also briefly in Kittan right before his death. Simon's eye also changes during the Giga Drill Break war with the Anti-Spiral after Lordgenome's sacrifice, as well as during the Distant Finale.
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Retired Badass
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Retired Badass: Kiyoh and Kiyal, post-Time Skip Yoko before the Anti-Spirals' attack; Simon in the Distant Finale. The Priest of Adai village.
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Canon Foreigner: The Manga introduces Princess Straea, an elderly abandoned Spiral Princess who runs the all-female village and wants Nia to succeed her post. And had a past with Old Coco.
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Applied Phlebotinum: Spiral Power.
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Arc Symbol: Spirals.
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Anyone Can Die: To a more limited degree than other series, though. Kamina dies, and so do a bunch of other characters while fighting the Anti-Spiral; Nia dies at the end.
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All Men Are Perverts: Played with. Kamina believes voyeurism to be "the height of the male soul" (and Simon at least goes along, until he's complimented on his real manliness by Yoko).
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Goggles Do Nothing: Averted. Entirely. Simon's goggles are used as light sources, and later turn into Kamina-style glasses. Even the Gurren Lagann has sunglasses that double as a boomerang.
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Misanthrope Supreme: The Beastmen continuously rant about humans and how their deaths are beneath them.
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Heroic BSoD: More a villainous blue screen of death: Viral's realization that he's been fighting "women and a children" instead of Kamina, ever since Kamina's death. Simon also gets a brief one after Kamina's death before realising that Kamina always believed in him and quickly snaps out of it. It can also be said that Lordgenome was never evil, just suffering from a chronic case of this.
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Death Is a Sad Thing: Many of the characters express regret at the death of Kamina. The entire Dai Gurren team in Lagann Hen fights with unmatched fury after the death of Kittan.
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Villain Opening Scene: In the Movie.
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Darker and Edgier: The second movie, Lagann-hen, had a run-in with this trope. Even though the other Dai-Gurren members survived the initial Anti-Spiral attack, Kittan still died, and the scenes in the film were more brutal and graphic this time around than in the TV anime. Such instances of brutality included Simon coughing up blood from exerting too much Spiral Power, the Tengen Toppa mechs all bleeding (which seems to be a bit of a loving jab towards another work from Gainax) from the Anti-Spiral's no-holds-barred beatdown, Simon coughing up even more blood from said beatdown, and the more subtle, less-epic manner in which the film handled Rossiu's attempted suicide. Also Nia got at least a whole thirty seconds of screentime dedicated to showing off her (albeit beautiful) toplessness. Slightly less extreme as above, but the series proper post-Timeskip definitely counts. Just look at the Anti-Spiral's and Rossiou's decisions!
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Later in the same battle, Simon pushes the Dai-Gurren out of the water by ramming his drill into the hole left by the destroyed cannon. Instead of a repeat performance by the men, we see Leeron gasp and suddenly hop upwards.
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Godiva Hair: Yoko, briefly, in The Movie. Nia in the second movie.
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Boisterous Bruiser: Kamina.
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Badass Adorable: Simon is this as he looks up to Kamina.
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Four-Philosophy Ensemble: (Early episodes): Simon as Cynic, Kamina as Optimist, Yoko as Realist, Leeron as Apathetic. Later it becomes: Simon as Cynic, Nia as Optimist, Yoko as Realist, Leeron as Apathetic. At the beginning of season 2 is was: Rossiu as Cynic, Kittan was Optimist, Simon was Realist and Viral is Apathetic, then it turned into Gimmy as Cynic, Simon/Kittan as Optimist, Leeron/Yoko as Realist and Lordgenome as Apathetic. Maybe. Hard to say since everyone is pretty single-mindedly optimistic through sheer force of will at that point.
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"Well Done, Son!" Guy: Kamina; much of his personality is arguably because of his regret that he didn't accompany his father to the surface when he was a child. Simon, towards Kamina himself; most of his motivation in the first eight episodes is making his bro happy.
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Genre Shift: Starts off as a Desert Punk for the first half, then changes in a full blown epic space arc in the second half.
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The Worf Effect: If you pay attention, you'll notice that Kamina almost never won a fight without Simon. The funny thing is, Kamina is fully aware of that trend. It's just that no one - especially Simon - believes him. And this is about a guy with insane stamina, Genius Bruiser tendencies and some Instant Expert skills thrown in one. This is mostly due to the fact that the super robot Lagann IS THEIR ENTIRE FIGHTING FORCE and without it, the real robot Gurren is just one big ass target. The Lagann is also the only mecha powered by Spiral Energy (aka manliness) and only Simon can pilot it. Also, the final battle. After escaping from the Alternate Space Labyrinth, the Dai-Gurren Brigade assemble a galaxy-sized mecha with an entire universe's worth of Spiral power. The Anti-Spiral proceeds to summon up his own galaxy-sized mecha and beat the crap out of it, even tearing it to shreds in the movie. Deliberately invoked by the Anti-Spirals, as this is the only way to induce total despair, which in turn will destroy any trace of spiral power.
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You Are Already Dead
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You Are Already Dead: Simon does this with Lordgenome.
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Full-Frontal Assault: Practically the entire cast in the Bath House episode, but extra points for Simon and Kamina, who use a drill and Boota as a Scenery Censor, respectively. Happens directly to Leeron's face, much to his pleasure.
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Title Drop: The biggest mecha in the series is called "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"; chapters are also named after a dramatic line said by one of the characters. As the title in America is simply Gurren Lagann, this was lost when the finale was aired. There's also confusion after episodes having to be renamed as the lines they're named after are slightly different. It should be noted that, translated, the biggest Mecha of the series literally reads Heaven Shattering Gurren Lagann. Guess what it does.
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Extreme Speculative Stratification
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Extreme Speculative Stratification: The Beastmen live in the high-tech city of Teppelin under the rule of the Spiral King, while humans are forced to eke out an existence Beneath the Earth. The Spiral King maintains this to appease his masters, the Anti-Spiral, who want to keep humans from advancing because they are a Spiral race, and the awakening of Spiral Power could destroy the universe.
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Passion Is Evil: Inverted. Good is personified by passion in this series, as opposed to the depressing stoicism and cold logic of the bad guys.
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Never Trust a Trailer: Subverted, and how!
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World of Badass
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World of Badass
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The Blank
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1b5c9c48
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The Blank: The Anti-Spiral robots. Only appropriate, as "Mugann" can be translated as "faceless".
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1b5c9c48
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1beef720
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Living Forever Is Awesome
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1beef720
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Living Forever Is Awesome: If the girls on his throne are any indication, Lordgenome enjoyed eternal life. In the Distant Finale, Viral was making the most of it too.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1beef720
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1bf94a24
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The Movie
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1bf94a24
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Viral repeats this in the battle against the Anti-Spiral, though it stands to reason that he probably learned from watching Kamina. And then Lagann does it too.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1bf94a24
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c2b6ac8
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Soft Water
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c2b6ac8
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Soft Water: During the Beach Episode, it's OK to use the hundreds of feet tall Dai-Gunmen as a springboard.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c2be3d1
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Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c2be3d1
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Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Iraak's Tengen Toppa Gunman in The Movie is a robotic T. rex the size of a galaxy. Thank god for Spared By Adaptation!
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c4adce1
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The Siege
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c4adce1
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The Siege: Combined with Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c4adce1
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c712be8
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Yaoi Fangirl
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1c712be8
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Yaoi Fangirl: Kinon in the AU manga. For that matter, note Yoko's reaction to "they're going to combine".
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1ca3c244
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Who Are You?
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1ca3c244
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Who Are You?: Inverted or...something. The hot-blooded heroes were rarely actually asked, but often answered their opponents preemptively and at great length, always ending with the series' Catchphrase / Arc Words, "JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE!?"
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1ca3c244
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Marshmallow Hell
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1ce83c47
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Marshmallow Hell: Simon has just the perfect height for this. Kiyoh even says so when she smothers him. Simon follows up his entry to the surface by falling into Yoko's cleavage. He looks up in horror to see her smiling face, only to see the smile change to a horrified expression- not because of his position, but because of the two gunmen behind him.
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No Sympathy
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1cf11f13
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No Sympathy: After Kamina's death, everyone's morale has taken a toll, but none more so than Simon. However, most seem to be intent on putting a stiff upper-lip and trying to move on while doing somewhat half-assed attempts at helping him. Gets a bit worse throughout as after Lagann stops working, they kinda abandon him to his own devices. The only one shown to be consistently worried about him was Rossiu. While Nia was also worried, she also had genuine faith in Simon which was the main reason he broke through his funk (not that Rossiu didn't believe in Simon, he was openly concerned).
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Alternative Calendar
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1d47dc06
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Alternative Calendar: While an actual dating system is never mentioned, Word of God says that prior to Lordgenome's defeat, each village had developed its own calendar system due to not being able to measure time by the sun and moon. This explains why Yoko looks so much older than Simon, despite both of them being, by the reckoning of their respective cultures, 14, because Geehaw and Littner measure years differently.
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Reality Ensues
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1d9a2764
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Reality Ensues: Even in a series as soft on science as this one, an example pops up in Episode 9. Simon is outright exhausted because Kamina's death has driven him to become almost Ax-Crazy, constantly in battle and pushing himself extremely hard, while in a Heroic Safe Mode outside of it, all in an attempt to pick up the slack that Kamina left behind. It's also implied during this time that Simon isn't even eating or sleeping. As a result, Simon ends up hitting a Heroic RRoD as a result of the physical and mental hell that he's putting his body through.
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Senseless Sacrifice
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1dacdb4f
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Senseless Sacrifice: Kittan flies out to perform a Heroic Sacrifice—only for his mecha to blow up moments too soon. Wait, no--that was his mecha's mecha. Kittan lasts a few more seconds to say something.
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Cool Shades
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1dea3034
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Manliest of all is Kamina. So much so just wearing his Cool Shades at least triples your manliness. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE IS?!
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Real Robot Genre
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1e10069c
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Whoever designed the Do-Ten-Kai-Zan certainly was. In a Real Robot Genre show it certainly would be an intimidating opponent, being four carriers combined into a flying fortress that the enemy would have to traverse in order to destroy. Unfortunately for it, it's in a Super Robot Genre series and the Giga Drill Break: Team Dai-Gurren Special just punches through it.
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Diabolus ex Machina
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1e1aa82a
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Diabolus ex Machina: See Contrived Coincidence.
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Übermensch
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1e6dfea1
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Übermensch: Kamina is one of the straightest heroic examples in fiction. He defies the existing morality (which is similar to the "sheep" morality described and despised by Nietsche) and makes his own code, and inspires others to follow him. All of Team Gurren is this to some degree, and most of the leaders who oppose them (Lordgenome, post-timeskip Rossiu, the Anti Spiral) are Last Men.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Done in the director's cut version of the Hot Springs Episode in reference to the censoring blur on the female naked apes of Team Gurren. Kamina points it out, and is overall confused by it. From the bowdlerized version of the same episode's Clip Show segment, when it gets to Viral's first appearance: Grandzeboma does this to end the Dai Gurren Dan's triumphant speech in Lagann Hen.
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Stealth Pun
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1e7c47ab
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Stealth Pun: At least in English, the song title "Rap is a Man's Soul" works as this, given that rap, R&B, and, yes, soul are closely related musical genres.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1e7c47ab
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Stripperiffic
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1eb49c19
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Stripperiffic: Yoko, especially her outfit for the final arc. Not to mention Simon's waist cincher and posture collar. And Kamina never wore very much either.
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Back-to-Back Badasses
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Back-to-Back Badasses: Kidd and Iraak during their Heroic Sacrifice.
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Dare to Be Badass
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1f862cf
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Dare to Be Badass: Kamina's whole character is pretty much based around providing this sort of motivation to the other characters. Hell, this could be considered basically the entire message of the series, seeing as all the incredibly awesome stuff they accomplish is caused simply by daring to a badass.
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Ominous Latin Chanting
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Ominous Latin Chanting: See One-Woman Wail. Interspersed with a rap song, and is just as awesome as it sounds.
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Advantage Ball
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_1fffdf05
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Advantage Ball: Prevalent since, thanks to Spiral Energy, confidence is combat ability. Except for wild cards like the Mugann, the Ball is in the court of whoever is delivering a Badass Boast at the moment.
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Milking the Giant Cow
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_20917b55
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Milking the Giant Cow: Frequent and intense.
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Wrong Genre Savvy
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_20a14df0
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Wrong Genre Savvy: Rossiu is a cynical, pragmatic, and intellectual. If he was in Gundam or Evangelion he'd be completely right with all his choices. Whoever designed the Do-Ten-Kai-Zan certainly was. In a Real Robot Genre show it certainly would be an intimidating opponent, being four carriers combined into a flying fortress that the enemy would have to traverse in order to destroy. Unfortunately for it, it's in a Super Robot Genre series and the Giga Drill Break: Team Dai-Gurren Special just punches through it.
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In the Name of the Moon
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In the Name of the Moon: Simon and his current co-pilot do this at dramatically or thematically appropriate moments. Which, ironically, includes the time they went to attack the moon.
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Cape Swish
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Cape Swish: Everyone with clothes past their waist does this at least once. Same goes for any mecha with trailing parts.
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Losing the Team Spirit
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Losing the Team Spirit: Most of team Dai-Gurren went through this after Kamina's death.
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My Name Is Inigo Montoya
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_21b5f849
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My Name Is Inigo Montoya: "I'm Simon The Digger!!!"
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Chekhov's Boomerang
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Chekhov's Boomerang: Nia's engagement ring, which coincides with her Face–Heel Turn into the Anti-Spiral messenger, becomes the subject of the Armor-Piercing Question above, then is later used to find her and the Anti Spiral homeworld, and is then used once again as a gateway to allow Simon and the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann to get to the Anti Spiral King. This is even more impressive when you note that the engagement ring's gem is the same rock that Simon gave Nia in Episode 11.
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How Do I Shot Web?
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How Do I Shot Web?: Played straight in the first episode.
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Not Brainwashed
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_22a65646
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Not Brainwashed: Nia, according to herself after she learns she's The Mole. Simon disagrees.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: The Space Gunmen's cascade system, which allows the original Gunman/Grapearl to eject from the larger mech's mouth. The first time it is actually used is when Kittan has to eject the original King Kittan when his Space Gunman is crushed by the Death Spiral Machine. Had it not been for that, Kittan's Heroic Sacrifice would have been for naught, and the heroes would have been crushed to death.
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Share Phrase
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_22d2b473
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Share Phrase: Every main character gets a turn in hot-bloodingly shouting some variation on "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!" Even Nia.
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Adaptation Expansion
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_23473ae7
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Adaptation Expansion: The manga adds in a few additional scenes not found in the anime: How Nia wound up in the box that Simon would later find. A conversation between Thymilph and Adiane that gives a little insight to their relationship. An additional bit before the final battle of the first half about Nia's sister. The inclusion of Kiyal in the final battle with the Anti-Spirals. This also may have been a response to criticism, as fans were disappointed with the reduced role of the Black sisters in the second half of the series. The second movie which focuses on the Anti-Spiral Arc. While it condenses and changes some things like most of the Gurren Brigade surviving, only Kittan's sacrifice is still kept in. The last battle is expanded on with everyone gaining their own Tengen Toppa Gunmen, including Nia, and taking their turn getting their licks in on the Anti-Spiral King. The final blows between Simon and him also only come down to fisticuffs rather then just throwing Gurren at him like they did in the series.
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AstralFinale
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2379224f
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Astral Finale: The entire third arc of the series is set in space.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_242b7b18
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First Time in the Sun
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First Time in the Sun: The first episode.
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Only Sane Man
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Only Sane Man: Rossiu in episode 6 and Kittan in episode 20.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_24321e44
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2453012d
type
Chain Reaction Destruction
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2453012d
comment
Chain Reaction Destruction: All over the series.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2453012d
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2453012d
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2453012d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2462a9ba
type
Multi-Armed and Dangerous
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2462a9ba
comment
Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Granzeboma has an additional pair of gigantic arms, big enough to pick up galaxies easily the size of the rest of the mech's body The idea behind Viral's mech at the Enkidudu stage. Doesn't work; Simon pretty much pwns him without really paying attention, and eventually it gets shot up by Grapearls. It gets a bit more impressive with sixteen arms circa Lagann-Hen.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2462a9ba
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1.0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2462a9ba
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25101d1a
type
Post-Victory Collapse
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25101d1a
comment
Post-Victory Collapse: Kamina gets lethally hurt, but not without opening a huge can of whoopass on Thymilph's Dai-Gunzan and commandeering it as the Dai-Gurren. Then he dies..
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25101d1a
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25101d1a
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25524784
type
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25524784
comment
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The battle against Lordgenome, who beats the ever-loving crap out of Lagann bare-handed.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25524784
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25524784
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25524784
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25bc8511
type
Generation Xerox
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25bc8511
comment
Generation Xerox: Played with, since the villains make it quite clear that everything the hero has done so far has been done before, with no success; the heroes only manage to succeed due to The Power of Love.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25bc8511
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_25bc8511
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_263bb4ec
type
Wave-Motion Gun
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_263bb4ec
comment
Wave-Motion Gun: Powered by a Big Bang.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_263bb4ec
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_263bb4ec
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_263bb4ec
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_264b8f4c
type
Balloon Belly
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_264b8f4c
comment
Balloon Belly: Briefly happened to Kamina in Episode 6:
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_264b8f4c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_264b8f4c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_271ec178
type
IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_271ec178
comment
"I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Simon gives a particularly good one to an Anti-Spiral-possessed Nia.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_271ec178
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_271ec178
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2737c505
type
Shoot the Dog
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2737c505
comment
Shoot the Dog: Rossiu is forced to do this a lot, and suffers for it.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2737c505
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2737c505
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2737c505
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_27a42ebc
type
Spiritual Successor
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_27a42ebc
comment
Spiritual Successor: To Gunbuster, FLCL, and Diebuster. Gains one of its own six years later, even being made by the same people.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_27a42ebc
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_27a42ebc
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_282579b2
type
City in a Bottle
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_282579b2
comment
City in a Bottle: Jeeha, Simon and Kamina's village; Kamina always keeps getting in trouble because he firmly believes in the surface, and the elder doesn't start believing until Yoko and a Gunmen crash through the ceiling.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_282579b2
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_282579b2
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_29292e6d
type
Walking the Earth
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_29292e6d
comment
Walking the Earth: Viral, because of Lordgenome (post-timeskip) and Simon, because of Nia (in the epilogue).
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_29292e6d
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1.0
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_29292e6d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_294ed981
type
Bilingual Bonus
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_294ed981
comment
Bilingual Bonus: The name of Viral's Leitmotif, "Nikopol"? Apparently, it derives from the Greek Nikepolis, which means "City of Victory."
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_294ed981
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_294ed981
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_297ab1b9
type
Parental Abandonment
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_297ab1b9
comment
Parental Abandonment: The parents of everyone that wasn't born during the course of the series are all dead Except for Rossiu, though his mother was essentially sentenced to death by his father. Except for one case, Nia; where it simply was a literal parental abandonment - though her father dies anyway. Twice. Lordgenome had Nia and her sisters before her placed in boxes and dumped over a mountain when they began showing signs of intelligence. This was to prevent their growth in spiral power and The End of the World as We Know It. Even Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You is cranked Up to Eleven.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_297ab1b9
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_297ab1b9
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a090d00
type
Lampshade Hanging
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a090d00
comment
This is actually pointed out at one point. When something smashed through the observation deck, all of the male crew members, minus Leeron, grabbed their crotches and cringed.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a090d00
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a090d00
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a51fd2d
type
Beam-O-War
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a51fd2d
comment
Beam-O-War: Twice. With drills. It collapses a pocket universe the second time.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a51fd2d
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a51fd2d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a542c7d
type
Beam Spam
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a542c7d
comment
Beam Spam: There's a reason why Attenborough is known by fans as "Beam Spam McMuppet".
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a542c7d
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1.0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a542c7d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a80d327
type
Slipknot Ponytail
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a80d327
comment
Slipknot Ponytail: Rossiu after Simon jumps through space and time to smack some sense into him.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a80d327
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2a80d327
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ad2a2c8
type
Diagonal Cut
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ad2a2c8
comment
Diagonal Cut: Although This Is a Drill, Giga Drill Break stylistically resembles one. Gurren Boomerang is a more straightforward example.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ad2a2c8
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ad2a2c8
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ae277ab
type
Mauve Shirt
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ae277ab
comment
Mauve Shirt: Gimmy and Darry usually end up as the last survivors of the Redshirt Army.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ae277ab
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2ae277ab
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b3bd260
type
Readings Are Off the Scale
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b3bd260
comment
Readings Are Off the Scale: Literally. As in, when the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann absorbs the energy from a Beam-O-War twice the power of the Big Bang, the readings go off the scale and float in midair. The Scale also only uses White and Green normally. When the Reading literally go off the scale, they also turn into a rainbow.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b3bd260
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b3bd260
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b706ca
type
More Dakka
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b706ca
comment
That's nothing. How about when the Chouginga Gurren Lagann fires missiles to attack every point in space ten seconds into the past and eight seconds into the future? Honestly, it was pretty close to being enough Dakka.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b706ca
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2b706ca
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2bdae2ae
type
Awesome, but Impractical
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2bdae2ae
comment
Awesome, but Impractical: Filled to the brim with this, but it's later played with: Due to the way that Spiral Energy works, the more awesome something is, the more practical it is.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2bdae2ae
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2bdae2ae
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d266580
type
Face Fault
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d266580
comment
Face Fault: This being anime, it happens a few times. What's notable is how Leeron manages to make the aircraft-carrier-sized Dai-Gurren facefault.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d266580
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d266580
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d364c81
type
Tomboy and Girly Girl
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d364c81
comment
Tomboy and Girly Girl: Yoko and Nia.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d364c81
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d364c81
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d395ee9
type
Autobots, Rock Out!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d395ee9
comment
Autobots, Rock Out!: Viral's Leitmotif is highly badass heavy metal.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d395ee9
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d395ee9
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2d395ee9
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2dc0d2bf
type
Hidden Depths
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2dc0d2bf
comment
Hidden Depths: Kamina is actually a much more complex character than he seems.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2dc0d2bf
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2dc0d2bf
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e38477c
type
Killer Yo-Yo
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e38477c
comment
Killer Yoyo: Not in the main series, but in Parallel Works: Kittan Zero, Kiyoh uses one of these. Not surprisingly, the tricks she pulls with it are powered by Rule of Cool.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e38477c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e38477c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e6a41e0
type
Gratuitous English
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e6a41e0
comment
Gratuitous English: The attack's names. Kamina occasionally shouts in English for emphasis. And zig-zags in the music: while most lines make grammatical sense, one wonders what a "microphone phenotype" is...
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e6a41e0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2e6a41e0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2f50c5bf
type
Theme Music Power-Up
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2f50c5bf
comment
Theme Music Power-Up: Repeatedly. Culminating in the final episode, when the Anti-Spirals unleash the power of a Big Bang in a last-ditch effort to win... then the theme music kicks in.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2f50c5bf
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2f50c5bf
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2fdfbdaf
type
Close-Call Haircut
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2fdfbdaf
comment
Close-Call Haircut: Nia is being held hostage by an enemy mech, but Yoko destroys it by shooting through Nia's hair.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2fdfbdaf
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_2fdfbdaf
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_30537448
type
The War to End All Wars
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_30537448
comment
The War to End All Wars: One of these is a major part of the backstory; it ended with humankind forced to live underground in a misguided attempt to save it from the Anti-Spiral. A more literal example takes place during the course of the series, in which humanity fights back against the Anti-Spiral and defeats it, and the newly-liberated civilizations of the universe join with humanity in peace.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_30537448
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_30537448
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_30537448
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31a2a33c
type
Stuff Blowing Up
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31a2a33c
comment
Stuff Blowing Up: Has an explosions-per-minute quotient that would put any Michael Bay movie to shame.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31a2a33c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31a2a33c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31add7fe
type
Out of the Inferno
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31add7fe
comment
Out of the Inferno: Pulled by Kittan flying King Kittan through the explosion of his Space Gunmen. Earlier pulled by every one of the three battleships involved in episode 14.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31add7fe
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_31add7fe
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_323f135b
type
Sorting Algorithm of Evil
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_323f135b
comment
Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Viral, then the Four Divine Generals, then Lordgenome, then the Anti-Spiral System, then an entire reality controlled by Anti-Spirals, and finally an enemy mecha that throws galaxies like Frisbees.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_323f135b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_323f135b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3297cfbb
type
Evolving Credits
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3297cfbb
comment
Evolving Credits: Each arc has a different animation for the opening credits, reflecting changes in the cast and the goals. But they don't stop there- the pre-timeskip openers feature the first verse of Sorairo Days, while the post-timeskip openers use the second verse.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3297cfbb
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3297cfbb
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3297cfbb
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3318a1cb
type
Distant Finale
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3318a1cb
comment
They're also on everyone's outfits in the Distant Finale.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3318a1cb
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3318a1cb
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_334e48a1
type
After the End
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_334e48a1
comment
After the End: The story takes place thousands of years after Lordgenome wiped out his fellow Spiral Warriors and forced everyone else underground
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_334e48a1
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_334e48a1
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_337b9528
type
The Worf Barrage
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_337b9528
comment
The Worf Barrage: Poor Viral seems to fall victim to this a lot, especially any time he draws his swords. Apparently drills > Katanas. Then he gets redeemed. In Lagann-Hen, he does the same barrage of blades in the anime, but with Tengen Toppa Enkidulga, and when the swords inevitably break, he kicks a shard of the sword into the Anti-Spiral homeworld, which Yoko shoots in her Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the only time in the series where his swords were useful. Not to mention Attenborough's Button Mashing all the Humongous Mecha-du-jour's guns on every enemy, usually to little effect: see his Fan Nickname. This is pointed out to him at one point. Despite this, he actually does kill Adiane with it, and mooks now and then. And it's not just Attenborough. Before that there was Yoko's BFG.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_337b9528
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_337b9528
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33cadb12
type
Compilation Movie
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33cadb12
comment
In the Compilation Movie, to simplify the plot Lordgenome simply says the trigger will be humanity reaching the moon. So Rossiu sends a rocket to the moon. Brilliant.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33cadb12
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33cadb12
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33f89198
type
Blade Brake
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33f89198
comment
Blade Brake: The OVA.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33f89198
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_33f89198
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_34960f22
type
Vapor Wear
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_34960f22
comment
Vapor Wear: It's obvious that Nia in the High School A.U. goes commando.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_34960f22
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_34960f22
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35ae6a23
type
Lethal Chef
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35ae6a23
comment
Lethal Chef: Nia, although Simon and Boota sincerely like her cooking. Anyone else who eats it gets knocked out, though.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35ae6a23
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35ae6a23
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35ae6a23
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35fb9016
type
Gratuitous German
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35fb9016
comment
Gratuitous German: Nia Teppelin's family name is most likely a garbled version of the German word "Zeppelin".
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35fb9016
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1.0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35fb9016
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_35fb9016
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36e63b81
type
Rule of Cool
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36e63b81
comment
Kamina lives strictly by the Rule of Cool to the point of rejecting anything useful, plausible, practical, survivable, etc, if it isn't cool enough.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36e63b81
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1.0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36e63b81
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36ed3e1e
type
Ascended Meme
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36ed3e1e
comment
Ascended Meme: In Super Robot Wars Z2, you can get Kamina's shades as an equippable item. They give +20 to starting morale. A lesser example: though "Beyond the Impossible" is quite a popular translation of Kamina's catchphrase, no official translation uses it. However, on the blurb for its compilation DVD release of the two movies, Madman Entertainment wrote: "Go beyond the impossible with this Gurren Lagann movie bundle [...]", as a nod to the popularity of that alternate translation.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36ed3e1e
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_36ed3e1e
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_371b253a
type
Testosterone Poisoning
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_371b253a
comment
Testosterone Poisoning: Kamina, especially in episode 6.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_371b253a
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1.0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_371b253a
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_373283c9
type
This Cannot Be!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_373283c9
comment
This Cannot Be!: Actually exclaimed by heroes and villains alike whenever physics go out the window in favor of what's coolest. The final battle is basically one long contest of this, with the Anti-Spirals losing HORRIBLY. Needless to say physics was found brutally murdered in a dark alley.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_373283c9
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_373283c9
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_392372f9
type
Actor Allusion
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_392372f9
comment
Actor Allusion: Father Magin of Adai village has played a stoic false priest with questionable morality and surprisingly good combat skills before. Hynden Walch plays a highly intelligent princess that is utterly unaware of basic facets of human society, that acts as The Heart and The Chick to the team. Where we have seen that before? Rossiu has had experience piloting giant robots.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_392372f9
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_392372f9
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_39297f53
type
Bigger Is Better
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_39297f53
comment
Bigger Is Better: The Gurren Lagann just keeps getting bigger... and bigger... and bigger... Then inverted in that at the end it then gets smaller... and smaller...
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_39297f53
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1.0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_39297f53
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3950c1f0
type
Poe's Law
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3950c1f0
comment
Poe's Law: Started out as a parody of the Hot-Blooded Super Robot shows that inspired it, but after Episode 8, it gradually became more and more the Decon-Recon Switch we all know and love.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3950c1f0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3950c1f0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3a1c2171
type
The Man Behind the Man
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3a1c2171
comment
The Man Behind the Man: The Anti Spirals.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3a1c2171
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3a1c2171
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ac583f4
type
SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ac583f4
comment
Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is surprisingly right in the middle of the scale with a slight leaning toward idealism. While on the surface it seems like a normal Good Vs. Evil story, the main villains are very much like the heroes one of who being a Fallen Hero and the other being a Well-Intentioned Extremist with very understandable reasons and are never treated as being whole wrong. Likewise, the heroes are full of flaws and are never treated as being fully right especially as they were on a path to causing an Apocalypse Wow for the whole universe. The only time the heroes are treated as being fully right is when they take the phiosophy of the Big Bad into themselves, changing their views into a combination of their's and the enemy's. While the series does promote a Screw Destiny message, the ending shows that just because they can screw destiny doesn't mean they should. And while the heroes are able to create a path for a bright future for all, it comes at the cost of many lives, implied that it will be a very hard path to transverse and the main character gives up on being a big famous hero and simply walks the earth, old and forgotten. In short, while things may have turned out for the best of all people, the heroes had to make a lot of sacrifices and changes to get things this way.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ac583f4
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ac583f4
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b113b7
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Character Development
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b113b7
comment
Character Development: Simon and most of team Dai-Gurren.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b113b7
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b99a9e0
type
Reality Warper
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b99a9e0
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Reality Warper: What starts to happen when you have enough Spiral Energy.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b99a9e0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3b99a9e0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3c7d0418
type
Doom Magnet
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3c7d0418
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Doom Magnet: As mentioned above, anyone Yoko shows the slightest romantic affection toward is destined for a Bad End.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3c7d0418
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3c7d0418
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3cd3a0f1
type
Femme Fatalons
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3cd3a0f1
comment
Femme Fatalons: Adiane, of course. Her entire character is feminine to the point that she has the most titular Gunmen of the series; sporting ample breasts and speaking out of its crotch.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3cd3a0f1
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3cd3a0f1
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3d19dd09
type
Punk Punk
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3d19dd09
comment
Punk Punk: The entire first season and a little on is in the style of Desert Punk to the letter. Plus giant robots.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3d19dd09
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3d19dd09
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3da789e
type
Resurrection Revenge
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3da789e
comment
Resurrection Revenge: Kamina willed himself back to life after being killed by Thymilph. He proceeded to invent Gurren Lagann's finishing move and Team Gurren to victory. Only to promptly die again as soon as the battle was over.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3da789e
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3da789e
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3e848d5c
type
Cast of Snowflakes
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3e848d5c
comment
Cast of Snowflakes: Crowd scenes are impressively detailed, and include quite a few recurring extras. Including Bruce Ironstaunch, if you look hard enough.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3e848d5c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3e848d5c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ea7916d
type
Immortality Immorality
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ea7916d
comment
Immortality Immorality: Played straight with Lordgenome. Thankfully subverted. Lordgenome performed his Heroic Sacrifice and admitted that he had always dreamed to die for humankind, Viral became the most furious protector of humankind, compared to cynical Rossiu and Simon who was unaware of Rossiu's deeds
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ea7916d
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3ea7916d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3eb0f889
type
Pun-Based Title
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3eb0f889
comment
Pun-Based Title: The Japanese titles of the movies use kanji that read Guren and Ragan (i.e. "Gurren" and "Lagann"). The English titles eschew this in favor of the Idiosyncratic Episode Naming, and go with quotes just like the series episode titles.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3eb0f889
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3eb0f889
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3fe2b13f
type
Ungrateful Bastard
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3fe2b13f
comment
Ungrateful Bastard: After Kamina's death, most of the members of Team Dai-Gurren quickly lose patience with Simon, who is very clearly experiencing severe depression and grief. Their annoyance is somewhat understandable, as Lagann depends on Simon's fighting spirit and without it Simon has half-crippled the team, but their treatment of him only makes matters worse. It's no surprise that it's Nia's support and kindness, coupled with his own Determinator nature, that manages to help get Simon out of his hole. Adiane and Cytomander both react to Viral saving their lives this way; Adiane beats Viral to a bloody pulp and Cytomander drags him before Lordgenome and demands he be executed, blaming Viral for his own strategic failures. The human population; after the first encounter with the Mugann causes damage to Kamina City, they immediately start rioting and want Simon dead despite everything he did for humanity. This is foreshadowed by the complaints Team Dai-Gurren have constantly been shown fielding since the time jump; it shows that, with the possible exception of Rossiu, Leeron, and possibly Dayakka, Team Dai-Gurren are much more capable as warriors than politicians, and that humanity has gotten used to a comfortable life quite quickly and very easily forgotten how hard Team Dai-Gurren fought to free them from Lordgenome's oppression.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3fe2b13f
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_3fe2b13f
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_401d4116
type
Broken Aesop
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_401d4116
comment
Broken Aesop: The Be Yourself message applied to Simon in the first half of the series in regards to trying to be like Kamina falls a little flat when the Time Skip happens and Simon grows up to look and act a lot like Kamina.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_401d4116
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_401d4116
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40b1c664
type
The Patriarch
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40b1c664
comment
The Patriarch: Father Magin. He's the head of an entire clan, and is also pretty competent. As Kamina notes he had enough fighting spirit to get an ancient gunman working and used it to defeat the Monster of the Week (though he still manages to be The Stoic). Also, he got the hang of it pretty well, so he's either an Instant Expert, or he's piloted them before. The dub at least implies Instant Expert, as he said that he just did what felt natural.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40b1c664
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40b1c664
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40cc0c7e
type
Bittersweet Ending
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40cc0c7e
comment
Bittersweet Ending: The universe is saved through badassitude and a timely Theme Music Power-Up. But, in a universe where humans and all other Spirals can work together to make life exponentially better for everyone, heroes like Team Gurren are no longer needed. With the Anti-Spiral gone, Nia fades away soon after marrying Simon, who spends the rest of his days Walking the Earth with Boota. And Yoko, having lost both of the men she loved, swears off romance to teach the next generation.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40cc0c7e
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_40cc0c7e
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42846e90
type
Elemental Powers
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42846e90
comment
Elemental Powers: Each of Lordgenome's Four Generals has power over one of the classical elements. This is most readily seen when they teleport out of his throne room.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42846e90
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42846e90
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42d3be0b
type
Population Control
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42d3be0b
comment
Population Control: Applies both to Adai Village's population limit of 50 (enforced by randomly-selected exile to the surface) and the "1,000,000 apes" prophecy. Of course, the latter was supposed to cut the population down to 0, were it not for Team Dai-Gurren being incredibly badass.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42d3be0b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_42d3be0b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43dc74d0
type
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43dc74d0
comment
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Simon and Kamina.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43dc74d0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43dc74d0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43f03c2b
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Power Gives You Wings
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43f03c2b
comment
Power Gives You Wings: Power gives you Cool Shades and drills.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43f03c2b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_43f03c2b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_440d1d0b
type
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_440d1d0b
comment
This is made all the sweeter when the total extinction of mankind is only prevented by the very Gunmen he ordered scrapped in the first place, and a bunch of former members of Team Dai-Guren deciding "Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!". He spent two weeks making a mess it took Simon less than two hours to fix.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_440d1d0b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_440d1d0b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44f6517d
type
Beach Episode
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44f6517d
comment
And again with the Beach Episode: The men are VERY excited that Yoko agrees to put on a bathing suit, but are disappointed when it covers more than her normal outfit (though, really, how much more revealing can you get than her normal outfit?).
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44f6517d
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44f6517d
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44fc28e8
type
Honor Before Reason
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44fc28e8
comment
Honor Before Reason: Viral in episode 13 (he needs a little push, though) This is rather typical of Viral, actually, as he is repeatedly shown as holding a sense of honor and responsibility above all else. Better explained in the manga, but it shows in the anime as well; such as when he waits patiently for everyone to get dressed and into their Gunmen because there would be no honor in fighting otherwise.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44fc28e8
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_44fc28e8
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4565d81d
type
Single-Stroke Battle
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4565d81d
comment
Single-Stroke Battle: While not a literal case of this, GIGA DRILL BREAKAH is genuinely shown as such, complete with landing in a crouch before the enemy mech explodes.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4565d81d
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4565d81d
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type
Shirtless Scene
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4583a262
comment
Kamina also has his fair amount of Shirtless Scene, a whole episode of full nudity. and is a good example of Mr. Fanservice. Which recurred with Simon and Viral during the shower fight scene.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4583a262
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4583a262
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_462e2f79
type
The Outside World
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_462e2f79
comment
The Outside World: The show starts off with Humanity living in isolated villages below the earth. The idea of a surface world is a legend, as well as a major taboo to go searching for it. When the plot kicks in though, Simon and Kamina find themselves on the surface at the end of the first episode. While the initial reaction to them surveying their surroundings is nothing too special, both are constantly surprised by the wonders that exist there.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_462e2f79
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4655ec83
type
Important Haircut
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4655ec83
comment
Important Haircut: Nia in ep. 13. The show being what it is, she gets hers from a sniper rifle; see the trope page for details.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_4655ec83
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_466e561
type
Marked Change
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_466e561
comment
Marked Change: Post-Time Skip Nia after she becomes an Anti-Spiral.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_466e561
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_466e561
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_471a505f
type
Four Is Death
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_471a505f
comment
When some of the mightier Gunmen are introduced, along with their pilots.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_471a505f
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_471a505f
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47b21ca6
type
Stress Vomit
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47b21ca6
comment
Stress Vomit: Simon's robot, the Lagann, starts vomiting Spiral Energy during the more stressful moments Simon goes through after Kamina's death.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47b21ca6
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47d646a2
type
GenkiGuy
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47d646a2
comment
Genki Guy: Attenborough. Just try to find a scene not involving this guy missing the target or a certain shocking twist in which he is calm.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_47d646a2
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Cool People Rebel Against Authority
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Cool People Rebel Against Authority: At least until some of those cool people become the Authority after the timeskip, by then its decidely uncool. After that it depends on whether or not you think the Anti-Spiral was a larger authority.
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Stock Footage
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Stock Footage: The Giga Drill Break-animation. Which gets kinda jarring in episode 15 and The Movie, as the Gurren Lagann's wings just spontaneously disappear for one shot as the attack is carried out.
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Villain Pedigree
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Villain Pedigree: From Beastmen to Anti-Spirals.
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Badass Teacher
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Badass Teacher: Yoko becomes one after the Time Skip. Do not threaten her students. She'll show you that she hasn't lost her sniper skills. If you happen to be a student, watch out for flying chalk that can crack concrete.
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Scenery Porn
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Scenery Porn: When Simon first broke through to the surface with Yoko and Kamina, he shot up so high he saw the earth pretty much split in two between night and day, with the moon and sun on opposite sides of the sky going over a vast expanse of earth. Photographers would kill to get that kind of shot in real life but because this show runs on Rule of Cool, that's more than likely impossible. Even more breathtaking after the Time Skip when Yoko and a student see the same view (inexplicably from a treetop this time) over the fucking ocean.
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Ace Custom
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Ace Custom: The Gurren, built out of the combined remains of the first three Gunmen our heroes fight on the surface.
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Getting Crap Past the Radar
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Getting Crap Past the Radar: Listen closely to Leeron's theme song, and in particular the letters being sung in the background. They spell out "Leeron is gay. He is so gay. Gay. He loves my asshole. Asshole."
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Long Song, Short Scene
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Long Song, Short Scene: While Dai-Gurren's Theme and the like are used often throughout the series, Kamina's Theme is used maybe once for all of five seconds.
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Rated M for Manly
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Rated M for Manly: This show is all about drills. And fighting. Breasts feature prominently in the background. And the manliness is so awesome it warps reality. Manliness warping reality is actually the driving force of the plot. Even the girls are manly enough to warp reality. Heck even the pet piglet is manly enough to warp reality. Even the super-femme Camp Gay mechanic is manly enough to warp reality! Manliest of all is Kamina. So much so just wearing his Cool Shades at least triples your manliness. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE IS?! It's a show all about doing the impossible, seeing the invisible, breaking the unbreakable. Fighting the POWAH. Lordgenome might top them all. He's a giant muscular man with an impressive spiky beard and spiral-shaped chest hair who goes around shirtless despite essentially ruling the world. He is so manly HE DESTROYS GIANT ROBOTS WITH HIS OWN BARE HANDS. HE CONSIDERS USING HIS GIANT ROBOT IN A BATTLE AS "HOLDING BACK". He ate a Big Bang. As in for breakfast. Without milk. Devoured the damn thing whole and then turned into a gigantic-ass drill. Said drill was directly responsible for the defeat of the Big Bad. Simon invented time-space teleportation just to punch Rossiu in the face. By the end of the series, Simon becomes so manly that a nice outfit and ridiculous-looking pair of sunglasses spontaneously generates on his body, right in time for the final battle. As described to an anime club once: "Gurren Lagann is about brotherhood, giant robots, and killing furries with phallic symbols."
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Male Frontal Nudity
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Male Frontal Nudity: Gimmy in the director's cut of the Hot Springs Episode and the Parallel Works #5 music video. (Japan regards toddler nudity as non-sexualized.)
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Clap Your Hands If You Believe
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Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The Gunmen, especially Gurren Lagann, pretty much run on the sheer power of belief and hot blood.
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Full-Circle Revolution
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Full-Circle Revolution: Once Lordgenome has been defeated and it's time to rebuild, it turns out the protagonists aren't very good statesmen: while the Idiot Heroes are still as (un)reliable and (trying to be) helpful as usual, an Obstructive Bureaucracy is created in the shadow of Lordgenome's tyranny, and the only competent official in the bunch (Rossiu) is slowly growing into Spiral King 2.0.
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Dual Wielding
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Dual Wielding: Most notably, the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann dual-wielding two Giga Drills in the finale.
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Falling into the Cockpit
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Falling into the Cockpit: Let's face it, almost anyone who is even slightly a Determinator or Hot-Blooded can and WILL pilot a Gunmen at some point. Simon literally does this in episode 11, before his Heroic Rebirth and Prestige-Classing into Badass. He literally falls hundreds of meters from hanging onto a gunmen, and is caught by Lagann's seat.
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Latex Space Suit
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Anti-Spiral Nia's black Latex Space Suit has red Tron Lines going about it. The concentric circles on her breasts easily remind you of something.
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All Your Powers Combined
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All Your Powers Combined: The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: In the movie, it splits up into its base parts—Simon in Tengen Toppa Lagann, Nia's Tengen Toppa Solvernia, Viral's Tengen Toppa Enkidurga, Yoko's Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the twins' Tengen Toppa Twin Boukun, Kidd's Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle, Iraak's Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus, Zorthy's Tengen Toppa Sozorthyn, Makken's Tengen Toppa Moshogun, and Darry and Gimmy's Tengen Toppa Grapearl, with the rest of the crew in the Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren. And then they re-combine to create SUPER TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN, which is even bigger. And looks like a comparatively GIANT-SIZED KAMINA MADE OF BLUE FLAMES, COMPLETE WITH CAPE AND EPIC SHADES!!! By comparizon, Granzeboma is, prior to its own upgrade, no bigger than STTGL's big toe.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: Well, sort of, the technique that was used to defeat the Big Bad wasn't the Giga Drill Break, it was the very first team attack that Kamina and Simon used to defeat two Gunmen, throwing Lagann at the enemy, impaling them. Lagann-hen's final battle involves Simon progressively losing mechs to The Anti-Spiral until he's down to the original Gurren Lagann, then losing that and Lagann in his charge on the Anti-Spiral homeworld until he ends the battle how he began, just a human with a drill. Lagann-hen starts with the melee fight between Simon and Lordgenome ending with Lordgenome having a big hole in his chest. Guess how the Anti-Spiral ends up going down? To make it even better, look at the dialogue in between the battles, you'll notice several parallels. The formation of the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in the final battle of Lagann-hen features the exact same dialogue exchange as back during the first formation of Gurren Lagann. "All The Lights in the Sky..." Explanation The series starts with a What If? Bad Future where Team Dai-Gurren wage war on the entire universe, with what seems to be a Beastman version of Boota remarking "So... All the lights in the heavens are our enemy now huh?" The true ending of the series instead has Simon encouraging a young boy's dream of going to space, remarking "Sure you will! Because the lights in the skies are stars... ... yeah they're stars, stars where our Spiral cousins are waiting for us..." The shot just before Simon discovers Lagann in the first episode is of Simon's tunnel spiraling down to a fine point and continuing even farther down straight vertically. The last shot of the series is of Gurren Lagann's flight trail spiraling up into a fine point and continuing farther up straight vertically. Simon starts as a simple digger expanding Jiha Village, and ends as a simple digger planting flowers and helping others. Parallel Works 8 begins with Lordgemone as a child, sitting on a spiral shaped playground structure and surrounded by cute little animals. It ends with him on his spiral throne as the Spiral King, attended to by his monstrous Beastmen creations. In the dub, Kamina's final words to Simon are "Later, buddy", used to indicate that he's no longer there for Simon. Likewise, Simon's parting words with Kamina in the Interdimensional Labyrinth are "Let's go, buddy", showing that Kamina will always be a part of him.
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Lensman Arms Race
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Lensman Arms Race: It goes from the compact car-sized Lagann, to the tens-of-meters Gurren Lagann, to the aircraft-carrier-sized Dai-Gurren, to the multi-kilometric Arc-Gurren Lagann, to the thousands-of-kilometers Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, to what Word of God has stated 10-million-light-year tall Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.. Also, the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann from the movie. Supposedly, it is 3 BILLION light years in height. Not to mention, any and all visible movement, even the slightest twitch, would require breaking the lightspeed barrier..
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The Dragon
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The Dragon: Both Viral and Guame can be considered Dragons.
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CombatBreakDown
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Combat Break Down: Simon vs. Lordgenome. Starts with Gurren Lagann vs. Lazengann. Both get trashed. Continues with Lagann (just the head) vs. Lordgenome punching it barehanded. Lordgenome actually wins that one and pulls Simon out of the cockpit. Simon responds by stabbing Lordgenome with his fricking drill key. The resulting explosion pops the top off Teppelin. Lagann-hen's finale. It happens really fast at the end. It starts with Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann versus Super Grandzeboma. They both smash their giant drills together. Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break falls apart to Super Grandzeboma's drill. Then Zamboa's drill beats Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break, then Super Galaxy Giga Drill Break, then Arc Giga Drill Break, before finally being beaten by the original Giga Drill Break, sending Gurren Lagann flying at Super Grandzeboma. It breaks down more from there. Super Grandzeboma sends some drill tendrils at Gurren Lagann. Gurren Lagann plows through after taking some hit. The Anti Spiral homeworld shoots some more tendrils at Gurren Lagann. Viral uses Gurren to throw Lagann at the Anti Spiral homeworld to get past the tendrils. Breaks down further to the Anti Spiral himself shooting tendrils at Lagann, breaking open the cockpit, causing Lagann to come alive and throw Simon at the Anti Spiral. From there on out it's down all the way from giant energy beings 500 million light-years tall to Simon and the Anti Spiral going at it with their bare fists.
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Lagann-hen's final battle involves Simon progressively losing mechs to The Anti-Spiral until he's down to the original Gurren Lagann, then losing that and Lagann in his charge on the Anti-Spiral homeworld until he ends the battle how he began, just a human with a drill.
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Bokukko
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Bokukko: The not-particularly-masculine and very enthusiastic Kiyal uses the even more masculine "ore", which really stands out in her very feminine voice.
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Corrupt Church
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Corrupt Church: Partially subverted; the religion of Rossiu's village is faked, but only to Shoot the Dog when it's honestly necessary. Though after the Time Skip, Rossiu seems to be reverting somewhat to the patterns of this phony faith, as Simon points out.
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Lotus-Eater Machine
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Also, Simon's world in the Anti-Spiral's Lotus-Eater Machine is noticeably bleak and unsaturated, at least until the real Kamina shows up.
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Gratuitous Japanese
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Gratuitous Japanese: The names of the mechs tend to be untranslated from Japanese (Mugann is better translated as Faceless, Chouginga as Super-Galaxy/Galactic, Tengen Toppa as Heaven Piercing, Lazengann as Spiral Face, etc.).
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Redshirt Army
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Redshirt Army: The motley crew at the battle against Teppelin, then the post-Time Skip Grapearl army. Said motley crew? Entirely identical and all bright red.
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Badass Family: The Black siblings.
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Super Robot: Hell yeah.
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I Am Not Left-Handed
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Lordgenome might top them all. He's a giant muscular man with an impressive spiky beard and spiral-shaped chest hair who goes around shirtless despite essentially ruling the world. He is so manly HE DESTROYS GIANT ROBOTS WITH HIS OWN BARE HANDS. HE CONSIDERS USING HIS GIANT ROBOT IN A BATTLE AS "HOLDING BACK". He ate a Big Bang. As in for breakfast. Without milk. Devoured the damn thing whole and then turned into a gigantic-ass drill. Said drill was directly responsible for the defeat of the Big Bad.
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Battle-Interrupting Shout: Nia does this twice.
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Power Incontinence
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Power Incontinence: Simon gets the rare inversion of this trope following Kamina's death - whenever he tries to use Lagann in the immediate aftermath, it starts vomiting out energy and refuses to work. Turns out the thing runs on spiral energy—determination and willpower, so Simon's defeatist attitude was basically pouring diesel in the gas tank.
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Meta Mecha
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Meta Mecha: More or less the signature power of the Lagann, taken to ridiculous levels when in the finale you have a mech the size of a human co-piloting a mech the size of a building, who in turn pilots a mech the size of a city, who then pilots a mech the size of the moon, who them combines with about a dozen other human-sized mechs and pilots a mech the size of a galaxy, and that's all without figuring in the giant flaming Kamina in the Movie known as Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann...
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Visual Innuendo: The Dai-Gurren—for God's sake just look at it! This is actually pointed out at one point. When something smashed through the observation deck, all of the male crew members, minus Leeron, grabbed their crotches and cringed. Shortly thereafter, an equally Freudian weapon nails the Dai-Gurren from below...causing Leeron to hop out of his seat with a startled "iya~n." Anti-Spiral Nia's black Latex Space Suit has red Tron Lines going about it. The concentric circles on her breasts easily remind you of something.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58030b25
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58962105
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White-and-Grey Morality
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58962105
comment
White-and-Grey Morality: All of the major antagonists had justifiable reasons for their less than savory actions. Lordgenome tried to prevent the Anti-Spiral from finding about the existence of the human race, Rossiu tried to follow what he learned from his village, and the Anti-Spiral tried to prevent an Apocalypse How.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58962105
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58c32292
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Catchphrase Interruptus
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58c32292
comment
Catchphrase Interruptus: WTHDYTIA, the last time it's used in the show.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_58c32292
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5923e9d1
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Snot Bubble
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5923e9d1
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Snot Bubble
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5923e9d1
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_59848cd4
type
Mecha-Enabling Phlebotinum
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_59848cd4
comment
Mecha-Enabling Phlebotinum: The humanoid form is ideal for channeling spiral energy.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_59848cd4
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a40d6a
type
Adaptation Distillation
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a40d6a
comment
Adaptation Distillation: By shoehorning the battles with the Four Generals into the last half hour of the first movie and giving different parts to different characters, the story is more streamlined and the film ends with an epic battle. The second movie crunches twelve episodes into two hours, and somehow makes it work.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a40d6a
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a40d6a
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a65ba8c
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Flirting Under Fire
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a65ba8c
comment
Flirting Under Fire: This actually happens during Kamina and Yoko's first meeting. She comes down through the roof, firing at the enemy gunman, and he's instantly attracted to her. When he starts flirting, Yoko's baffled that he isn't running for his life instead.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5a65ba8c
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The Berserker
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5c300c3b
comment
The Berserker: Almost the entire cast with the exception of Nia, her awesome moment in Lagann-Hen notwithstanding.
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Inventing the Wheel
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5c9fdc8d
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Inventing the Wheel: Averted - The new high technology used after the timeskip is all influenced by Gunmen designs, so all civilian vehicles move on legs or have hoverpads attached with nary a wheel in sight. Basing everything on Gunmen also results in skyscrapers with faces... Even mundane appliances like clothes irons, TV sets, and doors have faces!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5c9fdc8d
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KangarooCourt
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5d3e7c6
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Rossiu is repeatedly called out for this post-Timeskip. And rightfully so. He makes Simon a scapegoat (after the latter had just finished defending the city from TWO Mugens, puts Simon in a Kangaroo Court (appointing himself as the judge and stocking the prosecution and probably the jury with people who were more loyal to him), uses the aforementioned Kangaroo Court to sentence Simon to death for the sole sake of calming the public. He then orders Gurren Lagann and the other Gunmen scrapped, evacuates everyone outside of Kamina City to underground shelters to survive the Colony Drop, and continues doing this even after he learns that they have no chance of surviving. He then leaves half of Kamina City behind without a hint of remorse. This is made all the sweeter when the total extinction of mankind is only prevented by the very Gunmen he ordered scrapped in the first place, and a bunch of former members of Team Dai-Guren deciding "Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!". He spent two weeks making a mess it took Simon less than two hours to fix.
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Pixellation
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5d6710a
comment
Pixellation: Subverted for laughs in the uncut "director's cut" version of episode 6. When the villain kidnaps the women and children and displays them on a monitor, pixels covering the necessary areas. She offers to remove them if Kamina exits Gurren. The girls were wearing towels underneath; only Gimmy needed to be censored.
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Super Prototype
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5e782d0c
comment
Super Prototype: The Grapearl mecha are mass-produced versions of the Gurren Lagann. Of course, being Real Robots based on a Super Robot, they're inferior. Gimmy lampshades this in one episode. Also, the Custom Gunmen of Lordgenome's Four Generals.
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Batman Can Breathe in Space
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5ed3ace2
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Batman Can Breathe in Space: The characters are able to breathe in space without a problem.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5ed3ace2
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High School A.U.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5eff8cf
comment
Kamina survives in the High School A.U..
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5eff8cf
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Good All Along
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5f611b7e
comment
Good All Along: Lordgenome, and the Beastmen.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5f611b7e
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Time Skip
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5fcb9ad1
comment
Episode 17-18: After a seven-year Time Skip, the Anti-Spirals reveal themselves as the show's main antagonists, and Nia is shown to be under their control.
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Time Skip
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5fda26b1
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Slightly less extreme as above, but the series proper post-Timeskip definitely counts. Just look at the Anti-Spiral's and Rossiou's decisions!
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_5fda26b1
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_608bf5a0
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Shoot the Hostage
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_608bf5a0
comment
Shoot the Hostage: Brought up by Adiane to Yoko when she takes Nia hostage, but subverted: Yoko was actually aiming 2 millimeters to the right of Nia's head, allowing her to hit a weak spot on Adiane's mech.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_608bf5a0
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_608bf5a0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_60ab69b4
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Elseworld
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_60ab69b4
comment
Elseworld: Some of the Parallel Works videos.
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Shoulders of Doom
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_610d5e4e
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Shoulders of Doom: Most of the Gunmen, epitomised by Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann's.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_610d5e4e
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type
Lost Technology
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6114a875
comment
Lost Technology: The Gunmen; also, Yoko's gun comes from the cache of ancient weapons her village was built around.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_616f0ff2
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Trope Overdosed
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_616f0ff2
comment
Trope Overdosed: Because lots of tropers watch this show, and it's just that awesome.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_616f0ff2
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_616f0ff2
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_617f0563
type
Heel–Face Turn
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_617f0563
comment
Poor Viral seems to fall victim to this a lot, especially any time he draws his swords. Apparently drills > Katanas. Then he gets redeemed. In Lagann-Hen, he does the same barrage of blades in the anime, but with Tengen Toppa Enkidulga, and when the swords inevitably break, he kicks a shard of the sword into the Anti-Spiral homeworld, which Yoko shoots in her Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the only time in the series where his swords were useful.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_617f0563
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_617f0563
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Bunny-Ears Lawyer
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_61b8f9e2
comment
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Several. Leeron is the first to come to mind.
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RealRobot
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_62b4f327
comment
Debatably, the Beastman-controlled Gunmen can be considered a type of Real Robot; they are mass-produced (though there are many types), they use mundane weaponry like clubs and greatswords, and they run on solar power.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_62b4f327
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Grievous Harm with a Body
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6377d6e6
comment
Grievous Harm with a Body: Kamina smacks some sense into Simon with the arm of his own mech. Gurren Lagann has a habit of fastballing its own head at enemies.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_63f136ec
type
It Is Pronounced
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_63f136ec
comment
It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Simon is pronounced "Sea-moan" rather that "Sigh-mun", and Viral's name is pronounced "veer-al".
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_63f136ec
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6411dac8
type
BadassNormal
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6411dac8
comment
Badass Normal: Kamina. Supplemental material states that when it comes to comparing Spiral Energy levels across the series, Kamina's is one of the lowest of the cast, which is justified by the fact that most of his bravado is a facade that inspires others and is intentionally invoked to keep people from thinking of him as weak. Kamina, having barely any Spiral Power, yet acts brave and inspiring. That in turn raises Spiral Energy in his allies which then strengthens Kamina himself.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6411dac8
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type
Heroic Sacrifice
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6439de78
comment
Heroic Sacrifice: Several — all the others' completely eclipsed by Kittan, and [[spoiler:Lordgenome, who tanks a Big Bang's worth of power..
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Funbag Airbag
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comment
Funbag Airbag: The male-on-male version happens in the very first episode between Simon and Kamina; later, you see a straight version between Simon and Yoko, who reacts with a smile. Almost a Looks Like She Is Enjoying It, except poor Simon never gets to come anywhere near Yoko. Which is probably a good thing: He might've died otherwise. Happens again in episode 6, when Simon leaps over Leeron, but his crotch doesn't quite clear him and Leeron gets smacked in the face by Simon's junk. He responds simply by going "So warm.~"
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Manly Tears
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_64e975cf
comment
Manly Tears: Several times during the series. Often mirrored by THE VIEWER THEMSELVES. Notably Simon at episode 11, after a hell of a Rousing Speech.
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Fighting from the Inside
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Fighting from the Inside: Nia, after her consumption by the Anti-Spirals.
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Not Too Dead to Save the Day
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_658a406d
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Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Kamina, twice. Once in the episode where he died, and again when everyone is trapped in the Lotus-Eater Machine.
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Telescoping Robot
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_65b00368
comment
Telescoping Robot: Taken to the extreme: making weapons larger than the rest of the mech. Handwaved with Spiral Power, and deconstructed: overuse will destroy the entire universe.
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Flair Bartending
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comment
Flair Bartending: In the side story "Viral's Sweet Dream," Simon the bartender uses his GIGA DRIIIIIILL BREEEEEEEAKAAAA! …as a martini shaker.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_65b7c87
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High-Speed Missile Dodge
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_65ce79f1
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High-Speed Missile Dodge
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_663e1c3c
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Beady-Eyed Loser
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_663e1c3c
comment
Beady-Eyed Loser: Simon starts off as one.
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Dying Moment of Awesome
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6682d6e4
comment
Dying Moment of Awesome: Kamina's death in Episode 8. He suffers a blow that nobody could possibly survive, and is Left for Dead, (It's implied he actually is dead.) and Simon enters the Despair Event Horizon, the Dai-Gunzan goes berserk, all hope seems lost... and then Kamina turns out to be Not Quite Dead, throws his own mech's arm at Simon in the most epic face punch ever (indeed, it was the second one in that episode), combines with Lagann, destroys some Mooks, and invents the finishing move Giga Drill Break, utterly obliterating Thymilph, then dying again. You know someone's badass if they die twice in a series in such an epically awesome fashion. Also, Kittan's Heroic Sacrifice.
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Gag Penis
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_66cdb21b
comment
The Dai-Gurren—for God's sake just look at it! This is actually pointed out at one point. When something smashed through the observation deck, all of the male crew members, minus Leeron, grabbed their crotches and cringed. Shortly thereafter, an equally Freudian weapon nails the Dai-Gurren from below...causing Leeron to hop out of his seat with a startled "iya~n."
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Schoolmarm
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_66dbffe8
comment
Schoolmarm: Post-Time Skip Yoko.
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Big
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Big "NEVER!": The Anti-Spiral Leader yells this during the final battle in the English dub.
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type
Hot-Blooded
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_680bb6b1
comment
Played around with in regards to Jorgun and Balinbow (each twin wears red and blue shades respectively, but have the same basic Hot-Blooded personality).
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_680bb6b1
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_680bb6b1
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68357614
type
Elite Four
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68357614
comment
Elite Four: The Spiral King had four elite generals who led his army. Each of them were based on The Four Gods and DNA and each of them oversaw the oppression of the Human race until their demise.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68357614
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68357614
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6838a3ec
type
EliteMook
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6838a3ec
comment
Elite Mook: Gurren starts out as one of these, piloted by a Beastman who is at least one level of command above his randomly-marauding peers in the region.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6838a3ec
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6838a3ec
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68845c99
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Brawler Lock
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68845c99
comment
Brawler Lock: Simon in Lagann vs Lordgenome... WITH HIS BARE HANDS!!! Also Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann vs the Grandzeboma.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68845c99
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68845c99
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68845c99
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68f95429
type
That's No Moon!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68f95429
comment
That's No Moon!: The Moon itself is a disguised Humongous Mecha. Which is thereafter corrected by using said mecha to pull the real moon out of another dimension
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68f95429
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_68f95429
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69655022
type
Gigantic Moon
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69655022
comment
Gigantic Moon: Justified. In the three-week period when the moon is about to crash into the Earth, the moon is filling more and more of the sky.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69655022
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69655022
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69dfa613
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Cephalothorax
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69dfa613
comment
Cephalothorax: The Gunmen.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69dfa613
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_69dfa613
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a2ae11f
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Improbable Weapon User
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a2ae11f
comment
Improbable Weapon User: Using galaxies as weapons, of course.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a2ae11f
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a2ae11f
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a643799
type
Expressive Mask
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a643799
comment
Expressive Mask: The faces on the Gunmen speak at the same time as their pilots. To go even further, the Gunmen can even mimic facial expressions to some degree. Thought it happens with the majority of the main ones, it's best featured on Enki (particularly in Parallel Works 2, though it happens at various points in the canon). Gurren Lagann does a Jaw drop (with the top head) and blush (both heads) when the towel covering Yoko's chest flies away. That mecha is expressive as hell. Taken to a ridiculous extent with Sayrune, which resembles a female figure but has eyes for breasts and a Vagina Dentata that mimic Adiane's speech and expressions.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a643799
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a643799
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a696742
type
The Power of Love
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a696742
comment
The Power of Love: One of the main themes of the show; on a more literal level, without Simon and Nia's love, humanity and the beastmen would've been annihilated.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a696742
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a696742
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a7bd799
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Signature Team Transport
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a7bd799
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Signature Team Transport: The Dai-Gurren becomes this for the Gurren Brigade.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a7bd799
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6a7bd799
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6b983bf7
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Unstoppable Rage
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6b983bf7
comment
Unstoppable Rage: Simon gets these a lot, especially after episode 8. Of course, special mention must be made for Kamina's unstoppable rage in episode 6. "MAN'S WRATH ERUPTION SLASH!"
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6b983bf7
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6b983bf7
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ba906f
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Berserker Tears
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ba906f
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Berserker Tears: Simon in episode 11.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ba906f
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ba906f
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bd689ca
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Meaningful Echo
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bd689ca
comment
The formation of the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in the final battle of Lagann-hen features the exact same dialogue exchange as back during the first formation of Gurren Lagann.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bd689ca
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bd689ca
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bda9a30
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Meaningful Name
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bda9a30
comment
Meaningful Name: Simon's name apparently comes from a Japanese word relating to digging and we all know how much Simon loves to dig. Naakim, the kid in Yoko's "during the time skip" episode, climbs a ridiculously tall tree to retrieve a satchel that bullies had hung from the top branches. This impressed the bullies so much that they told him they couldn't just call him Naakim anymore. Naakim is an anagram of Kamina. Both Gurren and Lagann. "Guren" means "Crimson" (or "Crimson Lotus") and "Ragan" (Lagann's romanized form) means "Rock Face". Furthermore, the English word "Lagan" means "wreckage or goods at the bottom of the sea" (compare flotsam, jetsam), which, if "bottom of the sea" is replaced by "under ground", is where Lagann was actually discovered by Simon. This could also be how Kamina came up with the name in the first place...
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bda9a30
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bda9a30
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bfc52a3
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A Wizard Did It
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bfc52a3
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A Wizard Did It: Spiral Energy can do pretty much whatever the hell's coolest.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bfc52a3
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6bfc52a3
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6c3f509e
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Better on DVD
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6c3f509e
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Episode 16 (and most of 6, in the TV-version), which recap the entire story thus far.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6c3f509e
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6c3f509e
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6de71c57
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Disc-One Final Boss
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6de71c57
comment
Disc-One Final Boss: The Spiral King.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6de71c57
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6de71c57
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e16031c
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Sphere of Power
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e16031c
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Sphere of Power
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e16031c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e7268ad
type
Parrot Pet Position
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e7268ad
comment
Parrot Pet Position: Boota is often seen on Simon's shoulder, pre-Time Skip.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6e7268ad
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ecfdc1a
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Four-Element Ensemble
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ecfdc1a
comment
Four-Element Ensemble: The Four Generals and their battleships thematically represent this idea. Tympilph is fought in a field of volcanos and commands the Dai-Gunzan, "zan" meaning mountain. Adiane is fought in the ocean and commands the Dai-Gunkai, "kai" meanng sea. Cytomander is fought in the sky and commands the Dai-Gunten, "ten" meaning sky. Guame is fought on land (and can burrow underground) and commands the Dai-Gundo, "do" meaning earth.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ecfdc1a
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ee10e0
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My Greatest Failure
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ee10e0
comment
Kamina; much of his personality is arguably because of his regret that he didn't accompany his father to the surface when he was a child.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6ee10e0
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f271c2e
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Fangs Are Evil
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f271c2e
comment
Fangs Are Evil: Until Viral's Heel–Face Turn, when Gurren itself sports them. Also, whenever Gurren-Lagann performs a Giga Drill Break, its teeth in Gurren's mouth are replaced by drills, as if trying to play this trope straight.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f271c2e
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f398193
type
Behemoth Battle
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f398193
comment
Behemoth Battle: The anime starts off as a typical battle between Humongous Mecha who over the series escalates into galaxy sized ones.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f398193
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f398193
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f68bf8e
type
Monstrosity Equals Weakness
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f68bf8e
comment
Monstrosity Equals Weakness: Averted. The most powerful gunmen tended to be really bizarre and monstrous, and the more animalistic beastmen, while minor characters for the most part, weren't portrayed as any less powerful than humanoids. For a series that flat out states that the human form has more spiral power than any other, that's a pretty surprising aversion.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_6f68bf8e
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_704d7e91
type
No Ontological Inertia
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_704d7e91
comment
No Ontological Inertia: Teppelin falls apart after Lordgenome is killed, and Nia dies after the defeat of the Anti-Spirals.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_704d7e91
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_704d7e91
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_70eb0e50
type
Bishounen
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_70eb0e50
comment
Bishounen: Kamina to an extent. Post-timeskip, Simon and Rossiu. Cytomander, although in Cytomander's case it can be easily hidden behind what we might call his "enthusiasm".
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_70eb0e50
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_70eb0e50
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71038217
type
Wrench Wench
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71038217
comment
Wrench Wench: Leyte, a.k.a. "The Professor". Does Leeron count?
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71038217
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71a223fc
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Up to Eleven
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71a223fc
comment
Taken Up to Eleven in the High School A.U. where pretty much everyone's age is up for grasp since most of the main characters seem to be in the exact same grade despite some characters clearly being established to be older than others regardless of what their age in the anime is mentioned to be. Some gems include: Rossiu being the only one who takes his Time Skip appearance and is thus older than the rest of the cast. The dynamics between Kittan's siblings are also messed up. Kinon is Rossiu's assistant and also takes her Time Skip appearance, despite being established to be the middle child of the Black Sisters. Speaking of which, then there is Kiyoh who is still married to Dayakka and humorously claims to not mention this fact to anyone since it would land them in trouble. And then there's Kittan who is established to be the oldest Black sibling being in Simon's grade with his two sisters. Finally, there's Leeron who in the anime proper is more or less one of the adults being a student as well.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71a223fc
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71a223fc
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71bd62b9
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Calling Your Attacks
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71bd62b9
comment
Calling Your Attacks: Giga Drill Break is the most famous, but at one point it's parodied as well. "HANDS-OFF-MY-BELOVED-LITTLE-BROTHER PUUUUUUUUNCH!" "WHO-THE-HELL-DO-YOU-THINK-I-AM KICK!!!" Also, in the same episode... Finishing Move! PERFECT COMBUSTION OF MANLY SOULS CANNONBALL ATTAAAACK! "MAN ON FIIIIIRE! BLAZING CHARIOT! KIIIIIIIIIICK!!!" I-GOT-THE-BEST-WIFE-IN-THE-UNIVERSE-SWING!!! The Anti-Spiral plays it straight in the finale: "Infinity...Big Bang! STTTTOOOOORRRRRRMMMMMMM!" MAN'S WRATH...EXPLOSIVE SLASH!!!
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71bd62b9
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71de9062
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Zettai Ryouiki
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71de9062
comment
Zettai Ryouiki: Yoko wears a Grade A with short shorts. Ironically, this makes her legs the only decently-covered part of her body.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71de9062
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_71de9062
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_722b3319
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Camp Gay
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_722b3319
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Does Leeron count?
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Adaptational Early Appearance
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_723606c4
comment
Adaptational Early Appearance: The manga adaptation uses this: Nia is shown right after Kamina, Yoko, Leeron, and Simon leave Littner Village. There's also some early-bird Ship Tease for Dayakka/Kiyoh and Rossiu/Kinon. In Gurren-Hen, Guinble makes an appearance just after the destruction of the Doten-Kaizan. He looks (appropriately enough) younger than he did in the original series. In Lagann-hen, the Anti-Spiral's face briefly appears on the moon's surface just as Nia accepted Simon's marriage proposal.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72737504
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Lottery of Doom
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72737504
comment
Lottery of Doom: Father Magin has set a cap on the population of Adai village due to limited resources. When the protagonists first arrive the population is at 49 and things are pretty austere, but they've got enough reserves to give Simon, Kamina and Yoko a meager meal as a one-off deal. Then triplets are born, and it's time to start drawing straws. It's very, very strongly implied that Magin routinely cheats to ensure the selection causes as little lasting harm to the village as possible (he definitely does in the one case we see).
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72737504
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7289b368
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Idiot Hero
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7289b368
comment
Idiot Hero: At first glance, Kamina screams this trope. However, he is actually a good planner and Combat Pragmatist when the time is right.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7289b368
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72e0023f
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Invoked Trope
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72e0023f
comment
Said motley crew? Entirely identical and all bright red.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72e0023f
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_72e0023f
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_735b4101
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Colour-Coded for Your Convenience
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_735b4101
comment
Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: In Parallel Works 8, which shows Lordgenome's Start of Darkness as he gets shown the Spiral Nemesis and corrupted by the Anti-Spirals, everything on the side of the Spirals is green, and everything on the side of the anti-Spirals is red, making it easy to show Lordgenome's Face–Heel Turn by having him switch colors.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_735b4101
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7360a6b6
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Noble Demon
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7360a6b6
comment
Noble Demon: Viral.
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Once More, with Clarity!
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_7374ab13
comment
Once More, with Clarity!: In episode 10, Simon tells a story to Nia and Yoko about a misadventure he and Kamina had where Kamina's boundless optimism was the only thing that kept him digging and saved both their lives. The point, Simon feels, is that he needs to be more like Kamina to be successful. In episode 11, Yoko recounts Kamina's version of the story. According to him, Simon was the one who saved them by continuing to dig in spite of the seemingly impossible odds and Kamina's confidence, both then and later, came from his refusal to be surpassed so easily by Simon.
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_73f79f91
type
Released to Elsewhere
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Released to Elsewhere: Adai village practices strict population control. Every time the population exceeds 50, they cast lots to see who gets sent to the surface. The people are told that the surface is paradise, but in reality, it's a desolate wasteland crawling with genocidal beastmen. It's doubtful that the exiles even outlast their rations.
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Spared by the Adaptation
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Spared by the Adaptation: In the second film, Kittan is the only character to be killed in the final battle, everyone else who died in the original anime lives, with various scenes edited or added to include them. Kamina survives in the High School A.U..
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Awesomeness Is Volatile
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Awesomeness Is Volatile: This is why the Anti-Spirals are against the use of Spiral Energy. The entire point of Spiral Nemesis is that too much uncontrolled awesome will destroy the universe.
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Arc Words
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The Arc Words "Yours is the drill that will pierce the heavens!" foreshadow the titular Tengen Toppa (Heaven-Piercing) Gurren Lagann.
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Multicolored Hair
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Multicolored Hair: Nia and Kittan.
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Scavenger World
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Scavenger World
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Bond Villain Stupidity
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Bond Villain Stupidity: At the end, they realize that the Anti-Spiral leader is intentionally matching their abilities, just to make it more depressing when they finally lose.
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Belligerent Sexual Tension
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Belligerent Sexual Tension: Kamina and Yoko. The bickering, the insults, the beating, the denial, the accidental perversion that leds to a beating; it's all there. It's also a rare example of this being Played for Drama due to certain plot developments.
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Cool, but Stupid
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Cool, but Stupid: Kamina is filled with this. In the very first episode he attempts to take on a giant robot, and he only gets cooler and stupider from there. Somehow, though, Word of God confirms that Kamina would have won the battle without Yoko or Lagann.
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Combat Tentacles
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Combat Tentacles: The Anti-Spiral and his personal mech. Naturally, they're drills. Adiane's mech also displays this when she first shows up.
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Passing the Torch
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Passing the Torch: There is a chain of these, mixed with Take Up My Sword. Notably Kamina to Simon, and Simon to Gimmy. Not including other predecessors. The villains are those who refused to step aside. Throughout the series, Simon gradually becomes more and more like Kamina. This becomes most pronounced post- Time Skip. Just compare the appearances of the two at the end of episode 26 when shown together.
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She Is Not My Girlfriend
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She Is Not My Girlfriend: Taken a step further when Kiyoh assumes that Gimmy and Darry are two kids that Kamina and Yoko had together.
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From Bad to Worse
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From Bad to Worse: The first main antagonist is the Spiral King, and seven years later the cast faces the eldritch Anti-Spirals.
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I Like Those Odds
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I Like Those Odds: The very first scene.
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Supernatural Aid
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Supernatural Aid
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The Ageless
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The Ageless: Lordgenome has this, as do his Four Generals. It's possible that all Beastmen have the same trait. Leeron seems to have it too, since he looks almost exactly the same in the Distant Finale as he did in the series itself. However, Word of God attributes this to extensive plastic surgery.
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Deuteragonist
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Episode 8: Kamina, set up as the show's Deuteragonist, and perhaps even the main focus of the first arc, is killed in battle.
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Armor-Piercing Question
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Armor-Piercing Question: Anti-Spiral Nia insists that she is a virtual life form with no emotional ties to her past. Simon counters with: "If that's really true, why are you still wearing that ring?" This brings about the conclusion of the "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight and Nia's transition from Manchurian Agent to Distressed Damsel.
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Corporal Punishment
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Corporal Punishment: Adiane beats up on an already injured Viral for his failure against the heroes. It's rather painful to watch.
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Reckless Gun Usage
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Reckless Gun Usage: See Juggling Loaded Guns.
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Space Is an Ocean
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Space Is an Ocean: There really is an ocean in space, and a watery one at that. It turns out to be a Negative Space Wedgie. There's also the movie's Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren; whereas the original Dai-Gurren simply resembled a ship, this one shows up on a wave, flies a flag, has a water-going vessel's steering wheel, and even one of those bells.
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Animation Bump
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Animation Bump: Both the end of the first half of the series and Episode 15 look like a movie version compared to everything we had seen before, especially Gurren Lagann's flight-to and fight with Teppelin's hand and the battle with Lordgenome. Additionally, half of the episode is evening colored instead of the usual bright daytime. The movies have this, and to a larger extent than the TV show. The first film gets a massive animation bump beginning with Simon climbing Cytomander's Gunmen using only his Core Drill, all in order to save Nia, which lasts all the way to the film's credits. The second film contains an even better (and more beautiful) Animation Bump when the fight between Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the Granzeboma elevates into a fight between Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the Super Granzeboma.
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The Four Gods
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The four generals are named after a sort-of-portmanteau of the DNA base pairs and pagan elemental spirits. Guame = guanine + Gnome, spirit of earth; Adiane = adenine + Undine, spirit of water; Cytomander = cytosine + Salamander, spirit of fire; and Thymilph = thymine + Sylph, spirit of air. Their Gunmen are also named after The Four Gods, Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakkou, and Genbu.
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Tsundere
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Tsundere: Yoko shows some characteristics of this when it comes to Kamina.
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Vague Age
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Vague Age: Virtually everyone's age is uncertain due to the whole "living underground with no sun or moon" issue, but Leeron is especially notable: in the Distant Finale, which takes place 27 years after his first appearance, he hasn't aged at all. One can start to wonder if he's actually human… Sources are split whether pre Time Skip Yoko is 16 or 14. The latter would make her around Simon's age, even though her features appear far more mature. Taken Up to Eleven in the High School A.U. where pretty much everyone's age is up for grasp since most of the main characters seem to be in the exact same grade despite some characters clearly being established to be older than others regardless of what their age in the anime is mentioned to be. Some gems include: Rossiu being the only one who takes his Time Skip appearance and is thus older than the rest of the cast. The dynamics between Kittan's siblings are also messed up. Kinon is Rossiu's assistant and also takes her Time Skip appearance, despite being established to be the middle child of the Black Sisters. Speaking of which, then there is Kiyoh who is still married to Dayakka and humorously claims to not mention this fact to anyone since it would land them in trouble. And then there's Kittan who is established to be the oldest Black sibling being in Simon's grade with his two sisters. Finally, there's Leeron who in the anime proper is more or less one of the adults being a student as well.
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Impossibly Cool Clothes
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Impossibly Cool Clothes: Just about everyone.
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Troper Critical Mass
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Troper Critical Mass: Read the above entry.
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Wait, Lordgenome's iron-fisted rule was the only thing keeping all of humanity from a brutal genocide at the hands of the Anti-Spirals? Whoopsie... More directly, Lordgenome says that the moon shall become the "messenger of hell" when there are 1 million humans on the surface. So what does Rossiu do? He forces everyone onto the surface to conduct a census. As it turns out, at that time there were 999,999 of them. And then Kiyoh has her baby. Whoops. In the Compilation Movie, to simplify the plot Lordgenome simply says the trigger will be humanity reaching the moon. So Rossiu sends a rocket to the moon. Brilliant.
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Establishing Character Moment
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Establishing Character Moment: The show literally starts out with Stuff Blowing Up.
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How We Got Here
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How We Got Here: The series begins in space with a battle between unknown forces with Simon ready to unleash an attack that will finish them off. Even though that scenario never occurred in the main story, it's theorized that it takes place in an alternate setting.
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Breaking the Bonds
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Breaking the Bonds: Done by Kamina in the first episode, as well as Lordgenome in the 15th.
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Don't Think, Feel
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Don't Think, Feel: How to pilot a Gunmen: do whatever feels natural.
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Combined Energy Attack
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Combined Energy Attack: Signified when everyone on Earth sports a Determined Look.
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He's Back
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He's Back: Simon... One of the most awesome examples ever seen on television. EVERRRR!
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Kamina, to ridiculous levels. In fact, most of the cast are somewhat ham-like at one point or another, but Kamina really takes the cake. The cake made entirely of ham. And badass. In fact, in the same way the series is supposed to be the Rule of Cool personified, Kamina is Large Ham personified. The Anti-Spiral King brings forth truly preposterous amounts of ham when they are fighting in the final battle.
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Button Mashing
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Not to mention Attenborough's Button Mashing all the Humongous Mecha-du-jour's guns on every enemy, usually to little effect: see his Fan Nickname. This is pointed out to him at one point. Despite this, he actually does kill Adiane with it, and mooks now and then.
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Gainax Ending
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Gainax Opening: Apparently, it was supposed to foreshadow the ending but, as the writers would later admit, that story thread got lost somewhere along the way. Fans have taken it as an alternate reality where that foreshadowing references a bad ending. The Word of God ended up being going along with it. The TV series ending does have several elements that come out of nowhere. However, Lagann-hen tailors the story with foreshadowing. Gainax... learning from its mistakes?
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Conservation of Ninjutsu
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Conservation of Ninjutsu: The Gunmen in season 1 seem to adhere to this, especially with regard to Yoko's rifle: whenever there's one Gunman, her shots barely faze it. When there's an army of them: like in the battle to capture Dai-Gunzan, they're dropping like flies.
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BFG
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And it's not just Attenborough. Before that there was Yoko's BFG.
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BFS
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BFS: Kamina's nodachi. This is lampshaded in Kamina's on-foot battle with Viral; he spends a good ten seconds drawing the thing.
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Satellite Love Interest
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Satellite Love Interest: Kiyoh for Dayakka, Kinon for Rossiu. Still, this is Character Development for them since before they had little characterization. Kiyoh and Dayakka's relationship is given a little more attention in the manga.
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Right for the Wrong Reasons
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Right for the Wrong Reasons: During Simon and Kamina's first mecha fight with Viral, Gurren grabs Lagann and rams it, drill-first, on top of its own body. "You see that!? Now we got two faces too!" Little did Kamina know, that's exactly how Lagann transforms with other Gunmen.
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Red Oni, Blue Oni
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Red Oni, Blue Oni: Reversed: uber-Hot-Blooded Simon and Kamina wear blue, while the level-headed Yoko is a redhead. Played around with in regards to Jorgun and Balinbow (each twin wears red and blue shades respectively, but have the same basic Hot-Blooded personality). And played straight Post-Time Skip Simon and Rossiu. Also, compare capes. Simon is just a tad more restrained than Kamina and wears a blue Badass Longcoat. Kamina's Badass Cape is crimson.
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Reflectionless Useless Eyes
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Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Several characters get spiral-shaped eyes at various points when they're utilizing massive amounts of Spiral Power.
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"Noah's Story" Arc: The Arc-Gurren is used to house the population of Kamina City in space when the moon is on a collision course with earth.
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Badass Boast
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Badass Boast: The reputation of Team Gurren echoes far and wide across Giha village! When they talk about its badass leader, that paragon of indomitable spirit and masculinity... they're talkin' about THE MIGHTY KAMINA!! Simon gives us this gem: Done by the entire Team Dai-Gurren, in the final episode:
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Badass Creed
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Badass Creed: Just about all of Kamina's catchphrases could qualify:
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World of Ham
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World of Ham: Does anybody notice that it can be said the Spiral Power is actually powered by hams? Spiral Sliced Ham?
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Stating the Simple Solution
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Stating the Simple Solution: Lordgenome asks the Anti-Spiral Leader why he didn't just destroy Team Dai-Gurren with his near-infinite power. The ASL says there was an unusual source of spiral energy that they needed data on, lest it "ruin everything". Turns out it's Boota.
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Eldritch Abomination
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_8774fb47
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Eldritch Abomination: The Anti-Spirals.
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The Usual Adversaries
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The Usual Adversaries: For the first half, Beastmen. Later on becomes Anti-Spirals.
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Gonna Need More X
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Gonna Need More X: You mean we're gonna need to use an even bigger drill?
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Action Dress Rip
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Action Dress Rip: In episode 21, when Naakim is stuck in a tree, Yoko does this in order to rescue him.
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Medium Awareness
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Medium Awareness: In the the director's cut version of the Hot Springs Episode, Darry and Gimmi are notably surprised when they notice Kamina and Simon's split screens appearing above them, and actually begin looking around for where it's coming from.
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Narrator All Along
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Narrator All Along: Simon.
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Badass Cape
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Badass Cape: Kamina has one. The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann comes with one made of spiral power. This is justified in that said mecha looks like a giant glowing blue Kamina.
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Action Hero
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Action Heroine: Yoko. She starts out being Overshadowed by Awesome, but things get better for her soon.
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Spell My Name with an
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Spell My Name with an "S": Official Japanese Gulaparl vs. Fanon Grapal; which one is used depends on the fansub group, and neither is the official English name, "Grapearl;" Gunmen/Gammen/Ganmen/Gunman, Rossiu/Roshiu, Giga Drill Break(er); Giha/Jiiha; pronouncing Simon SHE-Moan or SEE-Moan (or as the usual Anglo "Simon"); Lord Genome/Lordgenome. Also, the Anti-Spiral's Tengen Toppa-class mecha, the Grandzeboma, is usually seen written as "Grand Zamboa". To add a theoretical dimension to this, Matt Greenfield of ADV Films once said that they would've dubbed Simon's name as the typical English Sai-mon. "Ritona" was pretty rampant as Yoko's last/clan name, being the direct Romanization. Bandai standardized this to "Littner". And then there's the series title itself. It has been alternatively spelled as Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann. It's an EXTREMELY widespread usage.
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Space Opera
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Space Opera: The final act of the series. Of course, fitting the series, this is a Space Opera wherein the ships are piloted by the sheer manliness and willpower of the protagonists.
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Mind Rape
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Mind Rape: The Anti-Spirals showing the Spiral Nemesis to the future Lordgenome in Parallel Works 8.
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Deconstruction
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Deconstruction: During the first part of the Time Skip, when it shows what happens when a group of Chaotic Good freedom fighters successfully overthrow their oppressors: They prove to be somewhat incompetent at running the government, causing the Lawful Neutral Rossiu to grow more cynical and forcing him to make less than savory decisions.
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Kill All Humans
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Kill All Humans: The basic goal of The Anti-Spirals.
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There Is No Kill Like Overkill
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There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Most battles, including the very first, are completed by utterly anhilating the enemy. "GIGA!!! DRILL!!! BRRRRREAKER!!!!!" The Giga Drill Break in Episode 8 Almost takes an entire chapter in the manga... or at least 11 PAGES FOR A 30 SECOND LONG ATTACK SEQUENCE!
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Airborne Aircraft Carrier
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And when the flying kick only scratches the side of the Airborne Aircraft Carrier? They at once make the captain fling the wheel over in the most exaggerated way possible, turning the flying kick into a flying roundhouse kick that of course succeeds.
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Macross Missile Massacre
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Macross Missile Massacre: Attenborough loves to do this. It generally accomplishes very little. A massive one is delivered in the Compilation Movie. It does precisely jack to Team Dai-Gurren...who then return the favor. For future reference, "Done right" refers to a missile-laced Giga Drill Breaker landing in the enemy hanger, working its way through the giant Combining Mecha's body (taking out two of the three pilots en route), culminating in a giant rainbow explosion that every human on earth can see. Done right? How about done awesome? That's nothing. How about when the Chouginga Gurren Lagann fires missiles to attack every point in space ten seconds into the past and eight seconds into the future? Honestly, it was pretty close to being enough Dakka.
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Bicep-Polishing Gesture
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Bicep-Polishing Gesture: Bruce Ironstaunch.
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Zig-Zagging Trope
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And zig-zags in the music: while most lines make grammatical sense, one wonders what a "microphone phenotype" is...
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No One Could Survive That!
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Kamina's death in Episode 8. He suffers a blow that nobody could possibly survive, and is Left for Dead, (It's implied he actually is dead.) and Simon enters the Despair Event Horizon, the Dai-Gunzan goes berserk, all hope seems lost... and then Kamina turns out to be Not Quite Dead, throws his own mech's arm at Simon in the most epic face punch ever (indeed, it was the second one in that episode), combines with Lagann, destroys some Mooks, and invents the finishing move Giga Drill Break, utterly obliterating Thymilph, then dying again. You know someone's badass if they die twice in a series in such an epically awesome fashion.
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Wham Episode
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Wham Episode: Episode 8: Kamina, set up as the show's Deuteragonist, and perhaps even the main focus of the first arc, is killed in battle. Episode 17-18: After a seven-year Time Skip, the Anti-Spirals reveal themselves as the show's main antagonists, and Nia is shown to be under their control. Episode 24-25: Most of team Dai-Gurren's members, including Kittan, sacrifice themselves to give the heroes a fighting chance against the Anti-Spiral.
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Lawyer-Friendly Cameo
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Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Several Gainax characters as bunnygirls; also, Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants, along with Gunmen resembling the Autobot and Decepticon symbols have been seen briefly. Also, Yoko rides a yellow hovering scooter/moped.. The eyecatches have even more, with Gunmen resembling Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda characters. Pikachu himself appears in the last Parallel Works video as one of Lordgenome's toy animals. And the Enki and Lazengann look... strangely familiar...note Enki looks like one of the angels, while Lazengann looks just like a robotic Evangelion. Did we also mention that there is a parody of Dexter's Laboratory in Yoko's music video? Because there is.
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Multiple Head Case
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Multiple Head Case: Because every individual Gunmen resembles a face and has an individual pilot, any of the Combining Mecha forms (such as the iterations of the titular Gurren Lagann) end up as this, with each pilot controlling an individual component (and face) and having to coordinate between each other in battle.
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Crazy Enough to Work
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Crazy Enough to Work: If smashing a small robot into a big robot's head, almost impaling the pilot of the big robot (who, by the way, was the one who thought of this) in the process is not Crazy Enough to Work, then nothing is. Oh, and they also run a walking, nonflying battleship up a mountain and jump through the air for a good half a mile just to get a chance to kick an Airborne Aircraft Carrier. This universe runs on Rule of Cool, so it was destined to succeed. And when the flying kick only scratches the side of the Airborne Aircraft Carrier? They at once make the captain fling the wheel over in the most exaggerated way possible, turning the flying kick into a flying roundhouse kick that of course succeeds.
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Awesomeness Is a Force
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Awesomeness Is a Force: Spiral Energy literally run on this and allows the heroes' hot-bloodedness to manifest as anything from giant drills to galaxy-sized robots. Essentially, pure awesomeness surpasses all known laws of physics.
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Apocalypse Maiden
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Apocalypse Maiden: Nia is the messenger of the Anti-Spirals.
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Hive Mind
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Hive Mind: The Anti-Spiral is the collective conscious of their entire race.
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Art Shift
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Art Shift: The art style changes noticeably in episode 4 due to having a different director. Nia's paper-cutout flashback in Episode 11. The animation switches to a light, heavily sketchy style during times of extreme hot-bloodedness along with Lordgenome most of the time, whether the rest of the shot is sketchy or not, probably because he has a truly preposterous amount of Spiral energy.
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Rule of Symbolism
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_916c72b3
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Rule of Symbolism: As elaborated in Simon's "World of Cardboard" Speech, the concept of spirals detailing the struggles of the humans up to that point.
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Motivational Kiss
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Motivational Kiss: Both Kamina and Kittan choose to kiss Yoko shortly before dying heroically in battle.
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Apocalypse How
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Apocalypse How: Pre-timeskip Earth is a class 2. The Anti-Spirals try to inflict a Class 6 on Earth (by using the moon for a Colony Drop), to keep humanity from eventually causing a Class X-4, if the stuff about the Spiral Nemesis is true. The final fight against the Anti-Spiral causes a few class X-3s.
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In the Future, We Still Have Roombas
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In the Future, We Still Have Roombas: Leeron uses them.
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Hot Springs Episode
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Hot Springs Episode: Featuring Lawyer Friendly Cameos from other famous Gainax characters in Playboy Bunny costumes, including Rei, Haruko, and Lal'c Mellk Mal and Nono.
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Magic Feather
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Magic Feather: Contrary to how it might initially seem, possessing the core drill is not what allows Simon to pilot Lagann. Indeed, it might be more true to say that his inherent Spiral power is what allowed him to find the core drill. Kamina understands this intuitively, and insists that Simon alone pilot it.
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All Deaths Final
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All Deaths Final: In the final episode, after Nia dies, Simon is asked why he doesn't just bring her and everyone who died during the series back, since he has such massive Spiral Power. Yoko simply replies "Because he's not God." Simon adds that if he were to bring back the dead, they would get in the way of the new generation, and that there are people better suited to follow the tunnels he digs.
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Evil Is Dumb: Viral.
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Dynamic Entry
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Dynamic Entry: Inter alia, see below under Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!.
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Leeroy Jenkins
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Leeroy Jenkins: Damn near everyone. Kamina and Attenborough are especially good examples.
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Villainous Breakdown
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Villainous Breakdown: Both Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral King. Notable in that Lordgenome isn't having a Freak Out so much as he's enjoying himself for the first time in one thousand years. In the anime, the Anti-Spiral King—being the collective conscious of an entire planet—has a few moments where he begins to stretch and tear at the seams. In the movie, however, he mirrors Lordgenome, especially when he releases the Super Grandzeboma - he freaking smiles with confidence! In general, this can be said for most of the villains, who go from confident to Oh, Crap! regularly.
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Layman's Terms
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Layman's Terms: Leeron's long explanations require this to make sense. On the other hand, Lordgenome's layman's terms still make no sense. Before the final fight Dayakka snaps at Lordgenome 'demanding' them.
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Transformation Sequence
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Transformation Sequence: Invoked by Kamina in the fourth episode. He just would not combine with Simon until he did it.
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Small Girl, Big Gun
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Small Girl, Big Gun: Yoko and her sniper rifle.
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Big Bad
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Well, sort of, the technique that was used to defeat the Big Bad wasn't the Giga Drill Break, it was the very first team attack that Kamina and Simon used to defeat two Gunmen, throwing Lagann at the enemy, impaling them. Lagann-hen's final battle involves Simon progressively losing mechs to The Anti-Spiral until he's down to the original Gurren Lagann, then losing that and Lagann in his charge on the Anti-Spiral homeworld until he ends the battle how he began, just a human with a drill.
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Leader Forms the Head
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Leader Forms the Head: Played with in various ways throughout the series; see the trope page for details.
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Throw the Dog a Bone
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Throw the Dog a Bone: An odd (and hilarious) example in the Hot Springs Episode—Kamina (and, to a lesser extent, Simon) spend virtually the entire episode trying to catch a glimpse of their female cohorts in the buff. Numerous opportunities just barely slip away from them (causing no small shortage of rage for Kamina) and the Beastmen even use the promise of nude pics to try and convince Kamina to surrender. But, at the end of it all, there's no such luck for the pair and they fight off the beastmen attackers... at which point Yoko's cheering and jumping suddenly causes her bikini to pop off right in front of them.
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Time Abyss
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Time Abyss: While receiving reports on the evacuation, Rossiu glances at a display showing a world map. The shapes of the continents are just recognizable enough to deduce that tens of millions of years' worth of continental drift has occurred. Or the Anti-Spirals' attack on Earth (as shown in Parallel Works #8) severely screwed up the landmasses.
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Creature-Hunter Organization
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Creature-Hunter Organization: The Spirals' Gunmen Pilots, who repurposed Gunmen to combat the Anti-Spirals and their Ashtanga. The Beastmen are these Inverted, since they were seen by the humans as mere beasts who attack people on the surface with their Mecha just because.
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Not So Different
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Viral accuses Simon of replacing Lordgenome as a tyrant over the Beastmen and villagers by imprisoning the former and forcibly relocating the latter. Though there seem to be good reasons for these decisions, Simon's fear that he is Not So Different from Lordgenome causes him to accept Rossiu's plans, even when that means his own execution.
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Grin of Audacity
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Grin of Audacity: A hallmark of the series. Delivered with panache, like everything else.
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Evil Counterpart
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Evil Counterpart: Lordgenome to Simon of all people! In the films, you learn of his backstory and find that in many ways they were eerily similar to Simon's. After the Anti-Spirals first invaded the earth ages ago, Genome, as a child of about Simon's age, decided to raise an army and fight back. He even had a cute animal for a sidekick and a mini-Gunmen.
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Showy Invincible Hero
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Showy Invincible Hero: Basically every main character, but subverted in that most of their death cheating catches up with them at the very end, albeit by choice, in a series of Heroic Sacrifices.
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Split Screen
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Split Screen: Taken to splintered screens wrestling with each other's borders during arguments and Ham-to-Ham Combat.
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Naked Freak-Out
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Naked Freak-Out: This happens to Yoko in the Hot Springs Episode episode where she has at the end a wardrobe malfunction. Seen here.
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Took a Level in Badass
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Took a Level in Badass: Simon. Only in the universe of Gurren Lagann can something like this◊ happen. A human being turning Super Saiyan? Because that's what it looks like to me. That's right, being in Gurren Lagann makes you so badass that it turns you into a Saiyan. Seven years, some good Character Development, and the ingestion of a Big Bang-level attack will do that to you. Nia, after she stops being a Princess Classic and slowly becomes a Hot-Blooded freedom fighter as she hangs out with the Team Gurren.
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Black Box
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Black Box: Every Gunmen, specifically Gurren Lagann, has these, and mass-production versions of Gurren Lagann made without these are superior to Lordgenome's old clunky Gunmen, right? Hell No. Apparently, if you make a bunch of Gurren Laganns post-timeskip without the inexplicable ability to summon huge drills from nowhere, that odd, presumably appendix-like engine that allows it to run on Spiral Power, and on top of that replace the Gunmen pilots with a bunch of people who weren't in the original (Dai-)Gurren Brigade, all you get is a Redshirt Army. Go figure.
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Girl in a Box
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Girl in a Box: Nia.
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Blunt Metaphors Trauma
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Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Nia.
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A Day in the Limelight
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A Day in the Limelight: The compilation movies put a lot more emphasis on the minor Gunmen pilots in the group, especially the second one, which gives each of them their own Tengen Toppa mech and a fight scene versus the Anti-Spiral.
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Schmuck Banquet
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Schmuck Banquet: Lampshaded heavily with the Japanese inn, banquet, and hot springs all being called into question
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Single-Minded Twins
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Single-Minded Twins: Jougan and Barinbou.
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Future Badass
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Future Badass: Gimmy, Darry, and Viral. In the Distant Finale, it's just those 3. But don't forget, this show does have a 7-year timeskip, where pretty much everybody counts as a Future Badass. If they started badass, then they got more badass. Future Loser? In Gurren Lagann? What the hell do you think this is?!
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Last Episode Theme Reprise
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: In the first 2 minutes of the series, we get a look at the initial battle fought with the Anti-Spirals, and the ship which was used in it. It goes even further to show that Lagann (by way of the core drill) will play a huge part, and even displaying a character looking almost identical to evolved!Boota. The series is in love with history repeating itself (with everything from personalities, fighting techniques, and deaths), and just repeating itself in general by way of having an episode and two movies dedicated to clips; but they have moved to show us that the same thing has been in the course of happening for over 1,000 years. Viral's character and sense of honor being what it is, his discussion with Lordgenome is obvious but real foreshadowing for his Heel–Face Turn after the time skip. Similarly, during Gurren Lagann's first appearance, it fights against Viral's mecha, and steals its helmet. Viral's mecha's helmet becoming a part of Gurren Lagann foreshadows that Viral would become one of the mecha's pilots, and by extension become a "part" of Gurren Lagann himself. Rossiu's society as a child fuels his future decisions to the point where he does exactly what he'd been so horrified to learn of in the past. And while on the topic of Rossiu, his temporarily taking control of the Gurren in episode 6. Following Kamina's death, Rossiu becomes his replacement. About the whole relationship between Rossiu and Simon is made of these, really. Starting after Kamina's death, when Rossiu takes over the piloting of Gurren Rossiu acts similar to Simon's old self and constantly tries to save Simon who gets nearly suicidal and reckless "like" Kamina. As the story develops Rossiu is the one that needs encouragement like Simon did, and Simon is the brave, inspiring big bro like Kamina was. The whole resemblance goes on to the Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! punch from Simon to Rossiu exactly copying what Kamina did to Simon, and ultimately Simon entrusts the leadership and everything to Rossiu, just like Kamina chose Simon to lead the Dai-Gurren Team. There's also Kamina stating early in the series that he'd die without Simon. Guess what happens on the first mission where the two have separate jobs away from one another? Kamina stealing Viral's helmet and lecturing him on how he'll never know what combining is. Guess who replaces Kamina as Gurren's pilot (and gets his helmet back)? Kamina is well known for his line, "Don't believe in yourself, believe in me who believes in you" but what is perhaps a more significant line, as well as one that foreshadows his fate, is the exact opposite: "Don't believe in me who believes in you, believe in you who believes in yourself." He is essentially foreshadowing that he will no longer be there to be Simon's moral support so Simon has to learn to stand on his own, which he eventually does, signified by his own famous lines, "I am not bro! I'm Me! Simon the Digger!" The Arc Words "Yours is the drill that will pierce the heavens!" foreshadow the titular Tengen Toppa (Heaven-Piercing) Gurren Lagann. Kinon picking up a reading "identical to Gurren Lagann" inside Tepplin's throne room. When Lazengann is first revealed sitting underneath Lordgenome's throne, it appears as if it's sitting on a throne of its own. But closer inspection◊ reveals that it's actually a cockpit very similar to Lagann's. Specifically, what appear to be armrests are actually handles. It was piloting Dekabustsu (Tepplin), just as Gurren Lagann would later pilot Arc Gurren Lagann.
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Made of Iron
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Made of Iron: Pretty much everyone and everything in the series. That's right, even the animals. One managed to survive two arrows two the heart and back.
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Barbie Doll Anatomy
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Barbie Doll Anatomy: Subverted in episode 4, which introduces the Black siblings, as Kiyoh's nipples are quite noticeable through her top in Simon's POV shot. Subverted with the final scenes of the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It's either cold in space or Simon kicking every single bit of ass possible makes both Nia and Yoko very happy. You may not notice it due to all the awesome though.
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CloudCuckooLander
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Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Nia; at first it seems to come from her sheltered up-bringing but it quite clear she isn't all there in the head when even after 7 years in the outside world she still surprises everyone with her quirky misunderstandings. Simon even remarks he has a hard time understanding what she says.
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Of course, Kittan's death is due to him undertaking a Suicide Mission to give the others a chance to survive. And he volunteered.
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Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
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Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: GIGA!!! DRILL!!! BREAAKEEEERRR!!!!!.
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No Conservation of Energy
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No Conservation of Energy: It's a major plot point that Spiral Energy can make energy and mass where there was none, which is why it may destroy the entire universe.
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Gut Punch
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Gut Punch: Kamina's death is a mild example - while the series did get notably darker afterwards, it still stayed pretty light.
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Long Title
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Long Title: Not the series itself, but rather Kamina/Team Dai-Gurren's theme song. Taku Iwasaki sure had a lot of fun making up titles for the tracks on the soundtrack. The Team Dai-Gurren rap theme's title is very, very, very long. The Japanese title is Rappu ha Otoko no Tamashii da! Muri wo Tōshite Dōri wo Kettobasu! Ore-tachi Dai-Guren-dan no Tēma wo Mimi no Ana Kappojite Yo~ku Kikiyagare!!. The OST cut of the song adds "(Short Start Edit)" to the end, since the 60 second-ish orchestral opening is cut. One translation of the title, "Rap is a Man's Soul! We Kick Reason to the Curb to Make the Impossible Possible! Open up Your Ears and Listen to Our Team Dai-Gurren Theme!!", is so long that when used as a filename, "(short start edit)" is cut off at "(short ", and the length of the title caused all sorts of weird bugs to happen to Windows Explorer until he finally cut "(short start edit)" to "(SSE)". Oh, and to make it worse, the most common English translation uses wording that makes the title at least two words longer.
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More Expendable Than You
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However, he interrupts Yoko just as she is about to announce that she is going on said suicide mission. So his sacrifice was to protect the woman he came to love... whom he thought had multiple children over the past few years (total misunderstanding).
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Final Speech
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Final Speech: Lordgenome and the Anti-Spiral leader.
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Homage
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Homage: Nia's awakening scene was a homage to Outlaw Star's scene when Melfina was found. Yu-Gi-Oh! made a card who must be a tribute/homage to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the Drill Warrior. In Kid Icarus: Uprising, there's a weapon called the Drill Arm. It looks exactly like an arm-sized Core Drill.
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A Mech by Any Other Name
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A Mech by Any Other Name: Sort of: there are Gunmen and Grapearl, but the (very infrequently-used) generic term is "mech". On a single occasion, "Gunmen" is also used as if it were the generic term.
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Fill It with Flowers
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Fill It with Flowers: In the movie, after the Time Skip, Nia states that she wants to plant flowers across the world. In the Distant Finale, Simon is shown digging a well for a small village and, when offered thanks, demands that the chief cover the hillside with flowers.
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Supporting Leader
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Supporting Leader: Kamina of course; though Kittan assumes the role after Kamina dies, even getting two days in the limelight in the second arc.
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Evil Chancellor
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Evil Chancellor: Post-Time Skip Rossiu is actually a subversion. He's a Well-Intentioned Extremist who tries to kill himself once he realizes what he's done. Luckily, Simon gives him a fist sized dose of Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!.
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Finishing Move
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For future reference, "Done right" refers to a missile-laced Giga Drill Breaker landing in the enemy hanger, working its way through the giant Combining Mecha's body (taking out two of the three pilots en route), culminating in a giant rainbow explosion that every human on earth can see. Done right? How about done awesome?
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Meet the New Boss
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Meet the New Boss: Rossiu's village chief, then Lordgenome, then the Anti-Spirals all repress a group for their own good, likely a deliberate tie-in with the "Spiral" theme of recurring escalation. Viral accuses Simon of replacing Lordgenome as a tyrant over the Beastmen and villagers by imprisoning the former and forcibly relocating the latter. Though there seem to be good reasons for these decisions, Simon's fear that he is Not So Different from Lordgenome causes him to accept Rossiu's plans, even when that means his own execution.
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Mood Whiplash
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Mood Whiplash: As a direct consequence of several character deaths. Also, the above-mentioned Sci Fi Channel scheduling. Frequently switched between humour, drama, and action. "You're Gonna Do It!!", for example, starts with dramatic closeup shots as Kamina and Viral snipe at each other while Simon, Yoko, and the Black sisters look on. Then the camera switched to a wider angle, and, reminds the audience that, oh, right, our heroes are still pretty much naked from the last episode.
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Icon of Rebellion
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Icon of Rebellion: The Team Dai-Gurren symbol and flag.
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Healing Factor
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Healing Factor: Viral is explicitly given an immortal body, but it's not clarified what this means; however, he demonstrates a Healing Factor at one point, and is the only character in the Distant Finale (apart from Leeron) who still looks the same.
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Physical God
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Physical God: The only category that the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann qualifies for! And the Anti-Spiral King.
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Emerald Power
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Emerald Power: Spiral Energy glows green, and whenever someone uses a vast amount of spiral energy, their eyes turn green too. Special mention to Kittan whose entire body take a green tint during his Heroic Sacrifice.
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Determined Expression
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Determined Expression: These happen, of course, throughout the series, but the crowner comes in the grand finale, when a stunning "The Reason You Suck" Speech from the Big Bad is countered by Determined Looks from people across the globe, as they send a Combined Energy Attack to the titular mech and simultaneously kick off a Last Episode Theme Reprise.
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Beneath the Earth
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Beneath the Earth: Most of humanity had been forced underground by forces unknown a long time ago. The first part of the series revolves around liberating the repressed humans.
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"Hell, Yes!" Moment: Nia has this reaction when she realizes her ring has started glowing.
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Meet Cute
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Meet Cute: How Simon and Nia meet. After Kamina's death, Simon is hit harder by it than anyone else, not helped that any attempts to help him feel better prove ineffective. However, upon freeing Nia from a box that contained her, his angst and self-pity is immediately forgotten and goes back to being rather Adorkable in how he speaks to his beautiful girl who seems to have no grasp what a human is and is automatically friendly to him.
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Self-Healing Phlebotinum
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Self-Healing Phlebotinum: Gunmen regenerate when infused with fighting spirit. Usually they return to their damaged state after the battle is over.
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Juggling Loaded Guns
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Juggling Loaded Guns: When Kamina is first given a gun he pretends to know how to use it, even though he doesn't know what it actually is. At first he uses it as a hammer, and after narrowly missing shooting himself in the gonads he proceeds to hold it upside down. Well, he already held it upside down when using it as a hammer; but of course, it was pointing towards him then.
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Not So Stoic
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Not So Stoic: The Anti-Spiral goes Hot-Blooded during the final battle.
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Reality-Breaking Paradox
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Reality-Breaking Paradox: The Spiral Nemesis. The Anti-Spirals fear that transmuting too much mass will cause the universe to collapse into a black hole. Probably performed in Lagann-hen when the power struggle of two drills causes the pocket universe they're in to collapse into an infinity sign.
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Death Is Dramatic
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Death Is Dramatic: Played as straight as possible.
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Combining Mecha
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Combining Mecha: Parodied when Kamina tries to accomplish this by just sticking Simon's mecha on top of his own, only to have it work anyway. Simon is able later to repeat this trick with a battleship, a winged mini-mech, an even bigger battleship, and the Moon.. Further parodied in the manga adaptation, where Kamina gets it in his head that Lagann Gurren: Gurren on top, Lagann on the bottom. might work. It doesn't. In the Compilation Movie, the mecha of the Four Generals, with Viral taking Thymilph's place, combine into one massive robot rather than the generals fighting the Team Gurren individually. In addition to being a combination of every mecha/spaceship it has fused with to this point, the eponymous mecha also includes several other Laganns that had been abandoned in previous failed attempts to defeat the Anti Spiral, each piloted by a team member. In Lagann-Hen, the Tengen Toppa Gunmen that step in after Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is destroyed, including Tengen Toppa Lagann, turn into raw spiral power and combine to form Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. This trope can also be extended to the other Gurren Laganns, all of which are inside of Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's head.
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Meganekko
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Meganekko: Yomako, Yoko in Gurren-Hen during the Time-Compression Montage, and Kinon.
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Destructive Saviour
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Destructive Saviour: the alternate Team Gurren in Parallel Works 6. Simon, when the Muganns appear for the first time.
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Rousing Speech
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Notably Simon at episode 11, after a hell of a Rousing Speech.
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Big Brother Mentor
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Big Brother Mentor: Kamina; although he's not Simon's real brother, he considers himself his soul brother.
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Spectral Weapon Copy
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Spectral Weapon Copy: The climax has Simon impale the Anti-Spiral with a drill made of pure energy (and his blood). This is foreshadowed in the second expanded movie, where Simon, while imprisoned, creates a spectral copy of his Core Drill, but doesn't use it as he's unsure of the right course of action.
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No-Sell
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No-Sell: Kamina deflects Thymilph's Condemn Glaize effortlessly with ease by simply grabbing it. Lordgenome effortlessly managing to block a Giga Drill Break.
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Three-Month-Old Newborn
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Three-Month-Old Newborn: In a manner of speaking—the daughter of Dayakka and Kiyoh is born with a full head of hair and generally looks many months old from the first.
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Idiosyncratic Episode Naming
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Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each arc uses a line from one character — first Kamina, then Nia, then Rossiu, and finally Simon — as the title for each episode. Also, to follow suit, the title cards for each arc have their own typeset.
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Off-Model
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Off-Model: Episode 4 had a guest director, and is considered to be a visual low-point in the series. Done intentionally, if That Other Wiki is to be believed.
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Chekhov's Skill
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Chekhov's Skill: Lagann's ability to combine with other Gunmen crops up several times after it first combines with Gurren. The first time it's used as part of Kamina's plan to hijack the Dai-Gunzan, after which it's mostly forgotten until after the timeskip, when Simon suddenly pulls it out again to combine Gurren-Lagann with the Arc-Gurren and form the Arc-Gurren-Lagann. It was used during the fight against Lordgenome, who detonated Lazengann's arm to prevent it. It was also used against Cytomander's forces when Gurren Lagann grabbed onto a flying gunman, and spiral-fused it to its back, giving it flight and wings. Also, in the manga, Yoko fuses Lagann to the Dayakkaiser, creating Dayakaiser Lagann. She does this in the wake of Kamina's death.
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Guame's televising his fight with Lagann and broadcasting it to humans everywhere. He ends up getting his butt whupped by Simon, for all humans on Earth to see, who are thus inspired into Badassery and Hotbloodedness and turn up as The Cavalry in the penultimate battle for Teppelin. When Team Dai-Gurren first finds Nia, and after it comes out that she is the daughter of the Spiral King, they are distrustful of her. Then Adiane shows up and tries to break Nia's spirit before killing her by publicly announcing that Lordgenome thought of Nia as a doll and has cast her out and discarded her, ordering Adiane to kill her along with the rest of the humans. But when Team Dai-Gurren hears this, this causes them to trust Nia as Nia is now firmly on their side, and they're enraged at Nia being abandoned, to boot. Later on, Simon points out to Nia that all of the Anti-Spiral's attempts to kill off humanity have simply made them stronger. He goes on to realise that she subconsciously did this on purpose. Along those same lines, Simon probably would have just waited for the moon to land and kill him thinking most of humanity was safe if Nia hadn't told him that the impact would kill everyone underground. Though ostensibly she did it to cause him despair, it only goaded him into action.
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Oh, Crap!
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Simon follows up his entry to the surface by falling into Yoko's cleavage. He looks up in horror to see her smiling face, only to see the smile change to a horrified expression- not because of his position, but because of the two gunmen behind him.
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Pyrrhic Victory
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Pyrrhic Victory: The Anti-Spirals are defeated, leading to the peace and freedom of all Spiral races, but with such victory came at a personal heavy price for Simon and the remaining; more than half of the Gurren Brigade are dead, including Kittan, and Nia dies soon after returning to earth, because her life force was tied to the Anti-Spiral. On her wedding day of all days.
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Orcus on His Throne
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Orcus on His Throne: Lordgenome.
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Girls Love Stuffed Animals
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Girls Love Stuffed Animals
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All for Nothing
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All for Nothing: After saving Nia from the Anti-spiral, Simon allows her to fade away when he could have used Spiral to allow her to live. It begs the question why he even bothered in the first place as the story wouldn't have turned out any different if he had abandoned her.
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Face–Heel Turn
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Face–Heel Turn: Lordgenome prior to the beginning of the series and Nia in the series (and the movies, though those are essentially just glorified clip shows); as well as Lordgenome in the parallel works. And they turn HARD.
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Accidental Misnaming
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Accidental Misnaming: Rossiu, known by Kamina as "Dekosuke": "Forehead Boy".
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Unsound Effect
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Unsound Effect: The manga gives us some truly unique ones, like "Ten-Megaton Punch" and "Kiyaloon <3!"
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Cool Helmet
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Cool Helmet: Gurren Lagann's, stolen from Viral's Gunman, Enki.
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Evil Is Sterile
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Evil Is Sterile: The Anti-Spiral opposes the growth of Spiral Energy, which is caused by biological evolution. To that end, it has deliberately halted the evolution of its own species and actively tries to suppress the spread of life throughout the universe. It never creates independent lifeforms, instead spawning countless identical automata that can do nothing but mindlessly attack. This lack is also reflected in its tactics—aside from certain automatic defense systems, like the Death Spiral Field and the Alternate Space Labyrinth, it never uses any strategy more complex than "use a weapon just like the protagonists', but slightly more powerful". Lordgenome, as an agent of the Anti-Spiral, kills his own offspring when they become self-aware and polices his reign with the Beastmen, who are literally sterile as a way to prevent them generating Spiral Power.
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Catchphrase
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Catchphrase: Kamina has several, all of which border on being Arc Words: "Who the hell do you think I am!?" The Mouth Flaps actually match fairly well from Japanese to English, so WTHDYTIA didn't have to be altered at all. Just so you know, in Japanese it's 俺を誰だと思ってやがる "Ore wo dare da to omotte yagaru?!")
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Ms. Fanservice
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Ms. Fanservice: Yoko. See Fanservice above. And the Black sisters too.
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Kid Hero All Grown-Up
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Kid Hero All Grown-Up: The second arc features grown-up versions of Simon, Nia, Rossiu, and the Black siblings, as well as teenage versions of Gimmy and Darry. The Grand Finale also shows what becomes of the surviving cast 20 years down the line.
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Tragic Bromance
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Tragic Bromance: Simon and Kamina.
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Artistic Age
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Artistic Age: Kamina is supposed to be about 17 or 18, which he does look, but Simon is supposed to be 14 and Yoko is supposed to be around the same age as Simon. This is lampshaded in the background material by claiming that, without the sun, most of the villages lost the ability to tell time, so no one really knows how old anyone is.
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Coming-of-Age Story
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Coming-of-Age Story
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Megaton Punch
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Megaton Punch: In possiby the ultimate example of this, Simon uses Arc Gurren Lagann to punch an enemy so hard it rips a freaking hole in the fabric of space and time. He punched that ship so hard it hit NOTHING, and broke through it!
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The Man Behind the Monsters
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The Man Behind the Monsters: Lordgenome.
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Colony Drop
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Colony Drop: After the time skip, the moon is sent on a head-on collision with the Earth.
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Antagonist in Mourning
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Antagonist in Mourning: Viral can't help but feel sad for Kamina's death. Or he's just upset that he's been losing to a little kid all this time; he cheers up when he begins to think of Simon as a Worthy Opponent post-timeskip.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: The reinforcements in episode 14. Your commander dies because he charged straight into a tornado of energy? Go ahead and try it en masse. You'll break through it in no time. The problem he had was that all the robots are powered by determination, and it's hard to tell between that and Suicidal Overconfidence.
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Gossipy Hens
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Gossipy Hens: In the first episode.
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Retro Upgrade
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Retro Upgrade: In the second half of the anime, the Gunmen are dropped in favor of the new Grapearls. It turns out that the Gunmen are still more useful against anti-spirals because they were designed specifically to fight them.
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The Final Temptation
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The Final Temptation
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Empathic Weapon
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Empathic Weapon: The Gunmen — and especially Simon's Lagann — are powered by the fighting spirit of their pilots. Near the end of Lagann-hen, it's implied Lagann is not only fueled by emotion, but is actually sentient.
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Personal Horror
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Personal Horror: Happens to the Spiral King in the prologue/parallel works.
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Assimilation Plot
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Assimilation Plot: The Anti-Spirals are all collected in one Hive Mind. They did this so they would stop evolving and prevent the Spiral Nemesis.
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Psychoactive Powers
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Psychoactive Powers: Spiral Power. Fear and despair kill it, hope and optimism increase it, and Hot Blood blasts it sky-high.
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People Jars
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People Jars: Lordgenome's head is revived as a "biological computer", who later becomes useful for spouting out Techno Babble on the reality-altering attacks the Anti-Spirals use. The Beastmen also come from people jars, which are briefly seen when Lordgenome makes Viral immortal, and again in Parallel Works 8.
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Tron Lines
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Tron Lines: These appear on many things related to the Anti-Spirals, including most of the Mugann, Nia as the Anti-Spiral messenger, and even their home planet. They're also on everyone's outfits in the Distant Finale.
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Aerith and Bob
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Aerith and Bob: There's Simon and Kamina. Simon's could be kind of a subversion though, as it's pronounced "See-mone" as opposed to "Si-mon". Both of them are pretty normal compared to names like Viral and Leeron, though.
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Storming the Castle
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Storming the Castle
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What If?
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"All The Lights in the Sky..." Explanation The series starts with a What If? Bad Future where Team Dai-Gurren wage war on the entire universe, with what seems to be a Beastman version of Boota remarking "So... All the lights in the heavens are our enemy now huh?" The true ending of the series instead has Simon encouraging a young boy's dream of going to space, remarking "Sure you will! Because the lights in the skies are stars... ... yeah they're stars, stars where our Spiral cousins are waiting for us..."
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Cool Ship
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Cool Ship: The Dai-Gunzan/Dai-Gurren, followed by the Arc-Gurren and finally the Cathedral Terra/SuperGalaxy Dai-Gurren.
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Mirror Match
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Mirror Match: This is the Anti-Spirals' preferred method of inducing ultimate despair. Lordgenome's Spiral Power readouts and drills also turn in the opposite direction of Gurren Lagann's, as well as having straighter grooves. As does The Anti Spiral's Grandzeboma in the final battle.
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Knight Templar
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Knight Templar: The Anti-Spiral is too far down the Slippery Slope to be a regular Well-Intentioned Extremist.
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Wedding Finale
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Wedding Finale: The finale has Simon and Nia's wedding day... which takes a sad turn when it's revealed as a result of the death of Anti-Spiral, Nia, formerly their messenger, must die with them. It takes all of her willpower to keep her body alive for her and Simon's special day before disappearing into light after they speak their vows.
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Spring Coil
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Spring Coil: The Lagann has them.
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Conspicuous CG
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Conspicuous CG The Anti-Spiral Mugann mecha look like refugees from TRON. And it works. The first time a Mugann shows up becomes a bonafide Oh, Crap! moment because it's so entirely different from any other enemy seen in the series so far. Pay close attention to episode 8 as Dai-Gurren is about to throw Gurren Lagann. Its arms are computer-generated, but they're cleverly blended into the scene in split-second animation.
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Married in the Future
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Married in the Future: The Anti-Spiral traps Team Dai-Gurren in a Lotus-Eater Machine called the "Alternate Space Labyrinth," in which they live out their hearts' inner desires (for example, Simon's fantasy is getting to tag along with with the already-Killed Off for Real Kamina much like they did in the beginning of the series, whereas Viral gets to realize his dream of having a family, which is impossible due to him being effectively immortal and Beastmen can't reproduce). One of these what-if scenarios (shown on a TV screen in this case) depicts Yoko and Kittan on their wedding day. What makes this so poignant is that, by that time in the series, Kittan had just died one episode ago after giving a Last Kiss to Yoko. The implication is that, had Kittan not knowingly sacrificed himself to help the group escape from the Sea of Despair and things turned out differently in the battle against the Anti-Spiral, they might have become a couple for real. And then, in Kung-Fu Jesus Messianic Archetype fashion, the spirit of Kamina shows up to help all of the heroes break free. In Yoko's case she's seen turning off the TV display of her and Kittan, which is held by Kamina.
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You Gotta Have Blue Hair
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You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Some characters, such as Kamina and Nia, have obviously blue hair; others, like Simon and Kiyal, have dark blue hair which is less noticeable.
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RecapEpisode
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Recap Episode: Gurren Lagann rates two of these. The Hot Springs Episode had enough risqué material that before broadcast, about half of its running time was replaced with lengthy flashbacks to earlier episodes. Episode 16 was another recap episode, summing up the first arc of the series before the time skip. The episode 16 recap is unusual in that it brings the series's episode total to 27. Weekly syndicated shows usually have episode counts that are multiples of 13, since that divides evenly into a 52-week year. It seems likely that the recap was added late in production, perhaps prompted by concern that viewers might be confused by the second arc if they couldn't remember important details about the first one.
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When All You Have Is a Hammer...
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Relatedly, When All You Have Is Your Car Keys — The end of the battle between Simon and Lordgenome. This is somehow more epic than when they were in giant mechas.
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Non-Human Sidekick
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Non-Human Sidekick: Boota, later kinda human sidekick..
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Sliding Scale of Continuity
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Sliding Scale of Continuity: Level 5 (Full Lockout), especially as it goes on (though the Parallel Works are level 0).
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Immortality
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Immortality: The Ageless: Lordgenome has this, as do his Four Generals. It's possible that all Beastmen have the same trait. Leeron seems to have it too, since he looks almost exactly the same in the Distant Finale as he did in the series itself. However, Word of God attributes this to extensive plastic surgery. Healing Factor: Viral is explicitly given an immortal body, but it's not clarified what this means; however, he demonstrates a Healing Factor at one point, and is the only character in the Distant Finale (apart from Leeron) who still looks the same.
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IFeelAngry
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I Feel Angry: Nia.
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Never Tell Me the Odds!
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Never Tell Me the Odds!: Played straight when Lordgenome is about to tell Leeron the chances of survival in the Sea of Despair, and Leeron simply doesn't want to hear it. Best thing about that? Lordgenome later tells him the chances of survival were ZERO. "The odds of success were zero, but probability doesn't seem to matter with you guys."
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Machiavelli Was Wrong
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Machiavelli Was Wrong: After the Time Skip, Rossiu starts Shooting The Dog over and over as things deteriorate. It all just makes things worse. Only when Simon returns do things get better. Rossiu does manage to quell the riots, get almost everyone into underground shelters, and get a large population of humans into space. His plans might have worked...if the enemies were sane or understandable. Simon and Team Gurren provide the Spiral Power needed to win.
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Ecchi
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Ecchi: Mostly confined to Yoko's outfit of choice. Until the second movie that is.
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Fanon
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Official Japanese Gulaparl vs. Fanon Grapal; which one is used depends on the fansub group, and neither is the official English name, "Grapearl;" Gunmen/Gammen/Ganmen/Gunman, Rossiu/Roshiu, Giga Drill Break(er); Giha/Jiiha; pronouncing Simon SHE-Moan or SEE-Moan (or as the usual Anglo "Simon"); Lord Genome/Lordgenome.
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True Companions
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True Companions: Team Dai-Gurren.
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Cute Little Fangs
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Cute Little Fangs: Kiyal.
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Irony
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Irony: When Rossiu leaves his village, he tells Father Magin that once they make the surface peaceful and safe for humans, there will be no need for painful laws like the village's population limits. Seven years later when humans live on the surface in large numbers, not only is there that exact same problem with the Anti-Spirals beginning their attack once human population reaches a million, but it's Rossiu who's trying to keep it in check to prevent them from reaching that limit. Simon calls him out on this.
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Keigo
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Keigo: Nia speaks like this. It leads to her version of Kamina's phrase: "ARE YOU AWARE OF WHO EXACTLY I AM!?".
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You Are Better Than You Think You Are
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You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Kamina's Last Words were this to Simon. Even when everyone wrote Simon off as a hopeless cause, Nia didn't and helped him come to understand what Kamina was saying is this. Kamina and Nia saw something in him no one else did until his He's Back moment.
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Hope Spot
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Hope Spot: In episode 8, Kamina gets impaled by Thymilph and lies on the ground bleeding making it seem like he died. A few moments later, though, he's suddenly able to move again and combines with Simon and both manage to defeat Thymilph and Viral together in an awesome finishing move. However, once the battle ends, Kamina utters his last words and dies for real. Invoked repeatedly, by the Anti-Spirals, in order to turn them on their heads with the intention that this will sap the will of the humans to fight. At best, it works only momentarily. The most touching of these is Viral: he gets a beastman wife and young daughter on an elysian meadow, enjoying peace, tranquility and belonging for the first time in his whole life. What's even worse is, he knows when it's about to end that it was All Just a Dream.
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Stepping Stones in the Sky
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Stepping Stones in the Sky: The last chapter features Stepping Galaxies In Outer Space!
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Ass Shove
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Ass Shove: The kancho "attack" used by Gimmy in the very NSFW fifth Parallels Works video. Which is based on a scene in the Hot Springs Episode that didn't air on television, where Kamina and Simon try to see the girls on the other side of the wall and Gimmy is confused by their order to "find a hole".
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One-Woman Wail
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One-Woman Wail: "Libera Me From Hell", the track played during Kittan's Heroic Sacrifice, Kamina pulling everyone out of the Lotus-Eater Machine, and the creation of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
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Share the Male Pain
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Share the Male Pain: In a particularly memorable scene, the Dai-Gurren takes a shot to the crotch. Every man (save for Leeron) immediately winces.
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Fan Nickname
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Leyte, a.k.a. "The Professor".
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Chastity Couple
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Chastity Couple: In spite of all blatant Fanservice, Simon and Nia fit this trope perfectly. They just had one on-screen kiss before her death. Although, off screen it has been confirmed that they got it on at least twice. Though the same Word of God also stated that they didn't at all. Supposedly, YMMV on that point.
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Strong Family Resemblance
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Strong Family Resemblance: As the 8th Parallel Works video shows super-huge Lordgenome used to basically be a male version of Nia. In the Distant Finale, Rossiu now has a striking resemblance to his own father.
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From Zero to Hero
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From Zero to Hero: Simon starts out as a digger in an underground village, when he gets a hold of a mecha. Continuously getting inspired by big bro and mentor Kamina, this leads to his journey above ground, where he begins to fight Ganmen on his way to Lordgenome. The levels of greatness keep piling up until Simon and his allies are fighting in galaxy-sized mechas.
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The Dulcinea Effect
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The Dulcinea Effect: Simon and Nia's first meeting.
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Fan Disservice
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Fan Disservice: In the sixth episode, Gimmy spends almost the entire episode naked with his penis exposed. By extension, Parallel Works 5 doesn't even need an explanation when you find out that the opening shot is Gimmy's penis flopping to and fro.
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Fallen Hero
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Fallen Hero: Lordgenome and Guame
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Heroic Willpower
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The series also deconstructs the Heroic Willpower and Telescoping Robot tropes present in the Super Robot Genre: Spiral energy, the physical form of Heroic Willpower, can create matter out of nothing, but its overuse is slowly killing the universe; the Anti-Spirals are performing a mass Spiralcide to prevent this. It gets reconstructed in the end, when the galaxy unites to address the issue, having been enlightened by the Anti-Spirals.
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Final Exchange
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Final Exchange: In the finale, the dying Anti-Spiral begs Simon to protect the universe, which has been his Well-Intentioned Extremist goal from the beginning. Simon returns that they will do so, and to believe in the human race.
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Mini-Mecha
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Mini-Mecha: Lagann
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: Has its own page.
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Universal-Adaptor Cast
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Universal-Adaptor Cast: The entire cast fits just fine in the High School A.U.. Or in a Buddy Cop Show (observe DOUBLE K).
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Five Stages of Grief
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Five Stages of Grief: Simon's reaction to Kamina's death. He only goes through four of them, however: Denial (saying Kamina's name over and over again), anger (killing beastmen by the dozen with no regard for his own safety), depression (Lagann refuses to work), and acceptance (his "World of Cardboard" Speech).
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Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!
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Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Summarized (and done at least thrice in the anime) in just one sentence: "Let's see you GRIT THOSE TEETH!" In Lagann-hen though, it was Kinon who delivered the last one - a traditional Bright Slap - to a still-suicidal Rossiu, while onboard the Cathedral Lazengann.
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Troperiffic
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Troperiffic
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c89f0472
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c89f0472
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c960826
type
Supporting Protagonist
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c960826
comment
Supporting Protagonist: Subverted with Simon. In the first arc, it very much looks this way, but then Kamina dies. In reality, Kamina's entire role was contributing to Simon's Character Development.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c960826
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c960826
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c96e8bb5
type
Rocket Punch
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c96e8bb5
comment
Rocket Punch: Subverted — the one and only example is less "rocket" than it is "pull off my arm and throw it at you," and it is less "punch" than "the most epic Bright Slap in human history."
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c96e8bb5
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c978ad0b
type
Magic Skirt
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c978ad0b
comment
Magic Skirt: Nia. Especially in episode 15.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c978ad0b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_c978ad0b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3de41e
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Magical Eye
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3de41e
comment
Magical Eye: Inverted. Characters with large Spiral power signify this with spirals in their eyes. Strangely, Simon, the one who produces the vast majority of said power, doesn't get this until the Distant Finale, and then only on one side.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3de41e
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3ef034
type
Evil Knockoff
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3ef034
comment
Evil Knockoff: The Anti-Spiral's Granzeboma in the final battle.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3ef034
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca3ef034
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca87e3ec
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No Name Given
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca87e3ec
comment
No Name Given: The music used when Kamina is impaled and when Simon is fighting Lordgenome, has never been released in the official soundtrack and its name is unknown.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca87e3ec
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ca87e3ec
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_caf8c66c
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The Chains of Commanding
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_caf8c66c
comment
The Chains of Commanding: Rossiu despairs of them once.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_caf8c66c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_caf8c66c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb11543c
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Cosmic Horror Reveal
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb11543c
comment
Cosmic Horror Reveal: The first half is spent defeating the Spiral King only to reveal in the second part he was protecting humanity from being wiped out by the eldritch-like Anti-Spirals and in the epilogue the earthlings are shown heading out to face the even more eldritch-like Spiral Nemesis.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb11543c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb11543c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb1ffd67
type
Everything's Better with Spinning
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb1ffd67
comment
Everything's Better with Spinning: In the form of "Spiral Power", this is a codified law of the universe.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb1ffd67
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb1ffd67
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb243ede
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Teleporters and Transporters
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb243ede
comment
Simon invented time-space teleportation just to punch Rossiu in the face.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb243ede
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cb243ede
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbd2bfa3
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Glory Days
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbd2bfa3
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Glory Days: Subverted/inverted.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbd2bfa3
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbf05a02
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Vagina Dentata
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbf05a02
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Vagina Dentata: Adiane's mecha has its mouth in its crotch, with fangs.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbf05a02
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbf05a02
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cbf05a02
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4b45f6
type
Word of God
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4b45f6
comment
Also, the Gurren Laganns ejecting each other in turn to get to the Anti-Spiral at the end of the final battle. If we are to trust the Word of God about the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann being 10 million light-years tall, the two mechas' heads should be thousands of light-years away from each other, yet Simon manages to reach the Granzeboma in just a few seconds.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4b45f6
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4b45f6
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4d190a
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Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4d190a
comment
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Literally, during the final battle of Lagann-hen. Topped off with transforming your own hand into a drill before delivering the final blow. Said drill was also made out of said person's blood.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4d190a
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc4d190a
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc6f4612
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BeyondTheImpossible
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc6f4612
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Beyond the Impossible: The Dai Gurren Brigade has no respect for laws even if they're physical laws.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc6f4612
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cc6f4612
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ccdd6905
type
Epileptic Trees
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ccdd6905
comment
Possible justification: As beastmen are later reveled to be non-spiral lifeforms, it's quite likely that Lordgenome's immense reserves are powering the entire army.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ccdd6905
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ccdd6905
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cd83fa5b
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Spoiler Opening
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cd83fa5b
comment
Spoiler Opening: The third intro is notorious for this: Nia having "another self", the Gurren Lagann shown to have more (and larger) forms, the Cathedral Terra (although it's only shown in shadow), among others... The opening for Episode 5.5, "My Gurren is Shining!" gives away a number of the best scenes in the episode. This is especially sad given that the episode is only ten minutes long, so doesn't have that many scenes to begin with.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cd83fa5b
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cd83fa5b
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cda501da
type
Killed Off for Real
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cda501da
comment
Killed Off for Real: Not only straight-up, but arguably subverted, with the same character: try seeing how well most people survive having their torsos be completely vaporized.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cda501da
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cdb45c07
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No Sense of Personal Space
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cdb45c07
comment
No Sense of Personal Space: Leeron gets a little too close to Simon and Kamina for their comfort when he first appears; and then repeatedly with various others through the rest of the series.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cdb45c07
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce104b8e
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Serial Escalation
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce104b8e
comment
Serial Escalation: No matter how cool the last fight was, no matter how big their current mecha are, and no matter how Hot-Blooded and badass they are, the next episode will top it all in mind-blowing fashion. Keep in mind, this series is what happens when Studio Gainax makes a Saturday Morning Cartoon. They can't really help it. It's just what they do. The fact that Gainax more or less compiled nearly every well-known Japanese studio for this series as support possibly counts too.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce104b8e
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce104b8e
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce75a983
type
Screw Destiny
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce75a983
comment
Screw Destiny: The entire point of "We go Beyond the Impossible". Just listen to their Rousing Speeches during the last part of the series. note  Alternatively, Screw Physics. This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce75a983
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_ce75a983
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cfdb9e17
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Cerebus Syndrome
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cfdb9e17
comment
Cerebus Syndrome: An intentionally planned example.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cfdb9e17
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_cfdb9e17
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d001c42c
type
Anti-Villain
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d001c42c
comment
Anti-Villain: Lordgenome and the Anti-Spirals.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d001c42c
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d001c42c
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d01cffbc
type
Badass Longcoat
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d01cffbc
comment
Also, compare capes. Simon is just a tad more restrained than Kamina and wears a blue Badass Longcoat. Kamina's Badass Cape is crimson.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d01cffbc
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d01cffbc
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d028ca10
type
Deliberately Monochrome
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d028ca10
comment
Deliberately Monochrome: The surface world gets this treatment in episode 9, due to the tremendous amount of rain, just to show how bleak the world's gotten (at least from the point-of-view of team Dai-Gurren) after Kamina's death. The only things that aren't monochrome in the environment in the first half of the episode are the green of Simon's drills (and Spiral energy vomit), and the technicolor explosions of the Gunmen that Kittan and Simon leave in ruin in the first few minutes. Also, Simon's world in the Anti-Spiral's Lotus-Eater Machine is noticeably bleak and unsaturated, at least until the real Kamina shows up.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d028ca10
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d0f63e83
type
Magnetic Hero
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d0f63e83
comment
Magnetic Hero: The lead and secondary cast joined Kamina just after a little talk. The rest of them joined just because they were told about his awesomeness.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d0f63e83
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d148b019
type
Mundane Made Awesome
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d148b019
comment
Mundane Made Awesome: Parallel Works 2 — a pachinko mecha. Seriously. Libera Me From Hell wasted on nature shots. And it's an official Parallel Works video. HACKING! It has been scientifically proven that if you listen to many of the show's theme songs during menial tasks, said menial task will multiply in awesome.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d148b019
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d148b019
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d323d090
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Incendiary Exponent
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d323d090
comment
Incendiary Exponent: If something is about to get badass, it lights on fire. End of story.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d323d090
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d323d090
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d33d9ca1
type
Despair Gambit
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d33d9ca1
comment
Despair Gambit: The Anti-Spirals' and Lordgenome's MO. Ultimately backfires.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d33d9ca1
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d39e327f
type
What the Hell, Hero?
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d39e327f
comment
What the Hell, Hero?: The justification for Simon's imprisonment. Rossiu is repeatedly called out for this post-Timeskip. And rightfully so. He makes Simon a scapegoat (after the latter had just finished defending the city from TWO Mugens, puts Simon in a Kangaroo Court (appointing himself as the judge and stocking the prosecution and probably the jury with people who were more loyal to him), uses the aforementioned Kangaroo Court to sentence Simon to death for the sole sake of calming the public. He then orders Gurren Lagann and the other Gunmen scrapped, evacuates everyone outside of Kamina City to underground shelters to survive the Colony Drop, and continues doing this even after he learns that they have no chance of surviving. He then leaves half of Kamina City behind without a hint of remorse. This is made all the sweeter when the total extinction of mankind is only prevented by the very Gunmen he ordered scrapped in the first place, and a bunch of former members of Team Dai-Guren deciding "Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!". He spent two weeks making a mess it took Simon less than two hours to fix.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d39e327f
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3beb0de
type
Precocious Crush
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3beb0de
comment
Precocious Crush: Simon had one on Yoko as revealed in episode 8. Seeing Kamina and Yoko kiss breaks his heart and causes him to lose focus which leads to a chain of events that causes Kamina's death. After she becomes a teacher, Yoko's student Naakim develops a crush on her.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3beb0de
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3f8ad06
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Close on Title
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3f8ad06
comment
Close on Title: Episode 8, "Farewell, comrades," the Last Words of Kamina.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d3f8ad06
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d4bb4e51
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Walking Shirtless Scene
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d4bb4e51
comment
Walking Shirtless Scene: The most obvious example is Kamina. Lordgenome could also count, depending on whether or not his (very manly) torso can be seen as Fanservice.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d4bb4e51
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d547fb
type
Surprisingly Good English
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d547fb
comment
Surprisingly Good English: Quite a few of the songs on the soundtrack have legitimate, understandable English lyrics. Examples include Viral's theme Nikopol, all versions of 'Rap Is A Man's Soul' (commonly referred to by its famous lyrics, "ROW ROW, FIGHT DA POWAH!", and it's surprisingly good rap to boot), and 'To Hell With Gattai!'
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d547fb
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d57dfae4
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Eyes Do Not Belong There
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d57dfae4
comment
Taken to a ridiculous extent with Sayrune, which resembles a female figure but has eyes for breasts and a Vagina Dentata that mimic Adiane's speech and expressions.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d57dfae4
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d581ba71
type
Comes Great Responsibility
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d581ba71
comment
Comes Great Responsibility: The last part of the show seems to carry this message to a great extent.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d581ba71
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5a674ff
type
Defiant Stone Throw
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5a674ff
comment
Defiant Stone Throw: As Rossiu is surrounded by armed guards telling a crowd Simon is to be executed, someone throws a rock at him. While we never see who truly threw it, fanon believes that a certain Bruce Ironstaunch intervened.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5a674ff
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5daa5ca
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I Am Legion
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5daa5ca
comment
I Am Legion: The Anti-Spiral King.
 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d5daa5ca
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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann / int_d60bc4a0
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Longing Look