>the least intimidating character is the most powerful in the series
>>187141779God bless Nagisa he is the cutest and also literally me down to the same obsessive mother part
How spacious and clean the rooms of ordinary japs seem to be.
>>187141779I'm pretty sure the taco was the most powerful character.
>"it looks like i have to get serious"
>>187141779Bonus points if they're little girls.
>>187141779Female character hits or scolds people a lot (Winry, Rin, Nami, Asuka, etc)It appeals to my fantasies of femdom
>>187142647That "You are my goddamn servant! That means absolute obedience!" part made my dick diamond hard. I don't care if it was stupid wasting a command seal.
>>187143309I can hear this
>>187141779>It's not like [...] or anything, baka!
>>187144192If only you knew how funny things really are.
>when people say "Nani!?"
>>187143309IT'S ONE FUCKING BEER, CALM DOWN
>>187143134The ridiculous childish length she went to for a power move really makes me hard.
>>187142647I honestly love tsunderes, I can't get enough of them
>slides sword back into the sheath>blood spaltters from the enemy
>>187145511Most of these aren't even puns, it's just the word split in two parts.
>final battle climax>mc gets a sweet powerup>opening theme starts playing
>huge explosion>smoke clears>no effect>B-bakana!
>MC comes in to save the day just right before a devastating attack connects
>When comic relief is the strongest character
when a character is as powerful as the plot demands for no reason. see also that one fucker in baccano, the rail tracer guy.
>MC goes nuclear at the end
that fucking clap thing was the most retarded shit ever that wouldn't work in a billion years.
>>187145510i love this trope so much.
I always loved assassin maids.Bonus points for the ones who use threads.
I like when they move so fast it seems like there a many copies fighting in different spots.
>Comedic relief character gets serious>He's super OP for zero reasonWrite a convincing character arc first then I might believe it.
>>187145511god im glad i don't speak ching chong potato so i don't know how dumb these are
>>187145510>two swordsmen dash past each other>brief pause>one gushes blood and dies>the other brushes at a scratch and walks off
>>187150482Here you go:Comedic character was reborn from the future and is aware of all events that happen and is pretty experienced, so he/she is actually just casually having fun until the actual breakpoint appears where the character from previous life wasn't able to handle it before
Soft/Gentle/Meek looking MC is actually super hot blooded
>>187150523>two swordsmen dash past each other>both are fine>the guy observing from the background is sliced in half
>>187141779Not really overused, especially since I haven't seen it in new anime much lately, but>Kaworu clone characters>meaning any or all of the following: male, white hair, red eyes, pale skin, calm and level headed in every situation, obvious crush on the male main character, smarter or wiser than nearly all other characters (even those older than him), knows things he shouldn't, etc
>>187150920Name one (1) time this happenedIt actually sounds funny
>old man with a cane stops shuffling around hunchback and stands up straight
>>187151211>old man completely annihilates opponent>huh, I really am getting old, that should have taken half as many hits
>>187150991I wish they'd do it with a female character, but the closest we get are Haruhi clones
>>187141779>protagonist and antagonist/minor antagonist become friends but still fight sometimes>protagonist and antagonist team up to defeat a greater evil>h-he's fast>protagonist leaves a party early by himself>protagonist is poor and struggling
>hot-blooded but pure-hearted delinquent
>Main character walks in on an ecchi scene>Girl about to smack him>He dodges/blocks/counterrattacksConversely, I hate the trope where they walk in and simply get slapped.
>Protagonist/antagonist unleash a crazy powerful attack/transformation>Everyone in the surrounding area/world reacts
>Hot blood doesn't mean shit
>>187143309Ughhh i hate this one so bad
>>187150238as opposed to everything else in the series that was completely realistic
>>187146220Summon Theme Song is the strongest superpower.>>187141779Cool guys don't look at explosions.
>>187141779>A loli is stronger than most of the cast
>character has always been there but no one seems to notice>even while doing something outrageous
>>187148534I miss Gash Bell.
>character who always have their eyes closed finally opens them
>>187150482Read Gash Bell.
>>187145511This is the worst, I drop manga that try pulling retarded shit like this. Meaningful names are alright, but literally naming a character after a trait they possess or the like is lazy and completely unsubtle.
>>187141779MHuman x Goddess romanceDon't know if it especially counts, but I like seeing depictions of Amaterasu.
>>187157696>hating bocchiShe's a good girl
old man is the wisest / strongest or secretly a kungfu master
>>187157696Fair enough. I think the corniness is why I like it, plus it makes the characters' names easier to remember.
>>187158169she's a special girl
>>187145511>the dog has the most normal name
>camera pans upward>HUUUUUUH!?I know it's a shortcut so they don't have animate their facial expressions, but I still find it funny
>girl looks intimidating>likes cute things
>>187158917I love this, gets me every time.
>there's one character who is arguably worse than all the other antagonists active on the show>all the good guys know exactly where is>no-one ever mentions him because he's literally holed up in another dimension>better yet, he's very close by but because he's not being a bad guy at the moment no-one wants to risk it
>>187158763There's also Yamada Hanako.
>>187141779>this is not even my final formNever gets old for me
>this one boy is somehow cuter than many of the girls.even when wearing boy's clothing
>>187143309hate it with a passion, cringing every fuckin time
>>187158085I fucking love this.>old man>one of the few remaining who has a solid knowledge in lost forms of advanced ancient magic>when the old mage joins the battle, shit goes down
>>187150991it's called albino savant trope
>good guy teams up with arch nemesis to take on new BBEG>get to see another side of nemesis' abilities we hadn't seen before
>>187141779I also love this trope. Can anyone list some examples?
Child from prestigious/wealthy/royal family wants to get down with the common folk and experience their word.
>>187142647This.Even better if we see the things from tsundere's perspective and she beats her own head over her own inability to properly confess to her love interest.
>>187146962>first boss comes in to save the mc right before a devastating attack from the final boss connects
>>187159998watchdog man and saitama from OPM is a good example.
>>187151211Related>Kung fu hustle>asshole landlady and henpecked lecherous landlord turn out to be badass and heroic as fuck retired martial artists when a pair of assassins show up to muck with their residents
>>187159855It helps that a cane or longer walking sticks work perfectly fine as wizard staffs or to conceal a sword.
>>187160152NATAL IS BEST GIRL!
>>187160330>Gandalf the White when he visits Rohan>"You would not part an old man from his walking stick?"
>>187160375She sure is!Sadly, she didn't join the harem.
>>187158085>a nice, goofy old man who exaggerates his past, saying things like 'I stopped the entire monster army by myself' to children.>actually was a badass hero before and everything he said was true.Out of all thing, I've seen one example of this trope and it was a hentai RPG maker game.
>>187145510>>187150268>>187150523>>187150920I think a huge amount of this has been inspired by Kurosawa's Sanjuro. https://youtu.be/UkkF6Zz67TEFun fact: the only reason this now iconic scene happened is that the prop for spraying blood malfunctioned, spewing a torrent of gallons all at once rather than the more realistic ebb intended.
>>187159112Please give an example or two of this it sounds really interesting
>>187145157It's not about alcohol. I have the same when I ate something spicy or coarse, like German bread, and then drink from a freshly opened, cold coke. You keep drinking and the frizz on your tongue build up and up until you can't take it anymore. It's the best feeling.IIRC the japs have very carbonated beer compared to US/EU.>>187155209>>187159835Blergh
>>187160375>Impregnated by monsterLmao
>Villain is so powerful that his only motivation is to find someone strong enough to match him>When he fights MC he goes from stoic and bored to visibly getting excited
>he's fast!I know it's over done but the "so fast they can't be seen" thing is always funSomehow Keijo!!!!!!!! did it really well. Maybe it was the buildup and the sfx
>>187160787and that's a good thing!
Yeah, the tropes I really love, but some might dislike them.>Guy walks in on a girl/girls getting dressed/in a hot spring or bath or whatever, on accident. Girl/s scream and she/they attack him.>Other males in the show are non-existent and the more notable ones are either complete assholes or huge perverts; the protagonist is thus the nicest guy in the world>"MC, I love y-" *BANG* "Huh? Did you say something?" "N-nothing!">Character uses a move that would either kill them or harm them considerably, but using it has no visible effects, or none at all>"Why do you like MC-kun?" "He was nice to me that one time.">"Why do you like MC-kun?" "When we were childhood friends, we made a promise">Character dresses and acts like a slut, but isn't one>RPG stats in a fantasy world>MC is suppose to be the weakest, but is actually the strongest>MC defeats lead female, who's supposed to be the strongest, quite easily. After that, she always needs the MC's help in every situation despite her being the strongest>Main couple gets together at the end of the series>Harem still exists despite there being an official couple>MC is the most important character>Isekai'd MC introduces new concepts to the world, eg. crop rotation and plumbing>Praising Jap culture (like locals in a isekai thing loving Jap food over their own)>Power of friendship>"If you kill him, then you'll be no different from him!">Sibling is obsessed with the other, despite the other not sharing this interest>Schrodinger's cat>lolis>pet dog is female>Orcs rape elves>Humans are the true monsters>Anime references as the punchline of a joke>Being an otaku is cool!>Foreigners are weebs but also know nothing about Japan>Historical male characters are now female just because>UMI DA!>Camera pans upwards "EEEEEE?!">Jojo reference>everything in Isekai in general>MC is so OP, nothing's a problem for him>Milf loses>MC is always right and justified>Demon lord is female>historical accuracy
>character stops in the middle of a fight>removes hidden weights
>Ending was foreshadowed for a long time>Ending is bittersweet>Ending changes character dynamics>It's an art style change episode>It's an episode that just looks into each character's daily lives when they're basically chilling>It's a beach episode where the villains are also there on vacation.>Someone's insanely elaborate Gold Ruberg machine of a plan happens, bonus if it was actually logical>Villain apologizes that things had to be this way at the start of the final fight>MC's OST quietens down for the Villain's theme when all hope seems to be lost and kicks back into full force once MC does.>Character uses one of their old signature moves that they haven't used in a while to finish the fight>Character continues fighting through the power of will/rage>Character is impaled and pulls out and uses the weapon that impaled them to continue fighting>MC defies what would have been a logical defeat>Strategist villain goes fucking apeshit once their plans have been ruined and is just hellbent on killing the MC>Character is a smug loli with a large silent henchman by her side as protection>Fight degrades until it's just black and white sketches/lines>Character continues fighting against all odds and goes full fucking valhalla until the very end
>German words for magic incantation
>Character makes a final, grand attack last-stand against the antagonist/bbeg, dying in the process>It doesn't even scratch them
>weird middle aged wanderer is actually super important, bonus if they're also super strong>friendship power>main character gets angry and beats the shit out of whoever worked him up
>>187161503Dying Tsubasa's counter-counter-counter-counter drive shoot vs Hyuga + Wakashimazu
Two-step impacts>character punches the ground>small manhole-sized crater> >ground shatters in a large area
>>187145157>ONE FUCKING BEERIt's a warcry. A declaration of intent and challenge.
>if you kill him you're just as bad
>>187160572orochimaru comes to mind, even if he isn't the absolute worst character he still gets to appear on boruto
>attack so devastating the view switched to the upper atmosphere just to show the explosion size
>>187161922>Naruto invited him to his wedding>let his son hang around Orochimaru's kid
>don't worry I'll cum outside
>>187161888Batman is kind of retarded isn't he
>>187144192This place died the second pepe and wojak gained traction and now people won't let those god awful memes fucking die.
>>187150994It’s happened at least twice in Bobobo
>>187161503In the words of superior dub Nappa, "ahaa, pointless!"
>>187141893I wonder about their rooms myself. Does the average Japanese high schooler actually have shelves filled with books and manga?
>random homeless-looking weirdo shows up with superpowers or advanced knowledge of the plot or just general common sense to tell the dumbass kid MCs what to doAlso>characters introduced later are revealed to have been actively doing things earlier in the story, we just didn't notice them.
>>187163384Why do you think its abnormal for teenagers to own books and recreational entertainment?
>>187163386Love this. Not /a/ related but it always reminds be of hobos in Deus Ex, who dropped truthpills about plot all the time.
>reoccurring antagonist genuinely likes the protagonists and is fine with helping them anytime they're not actively interfering in his plots
>>187163471Best manifestation of this trope ever, Furuichi was a character so good we didn't even deserve him
>magical girl gets a new never seen before power up>knows the words of the new attacks without someone telling her
Closet fujoshi that get super excited about pairings but really hates herself for doing so.
>>187150523>two swordsmen dash past each other>somehow they damaged one another despite dashing past each otherIf you are gonna clash, then clash.
>>187149268YA MEAN DA RAAYL CHASAA??
>multiple generations of a family learn the same abilities/martial arts/weapon techniques without needing to be taught
>villain fighting the heroes>even though he's trying to end the world they're still trying to redeem or at least sympathize with him>"don't look at me with those eyes!"
>daughter of the family butler is personal maid of the ojou-samaJust let the poor girl have a normal life, she doesn't need to work from such young age!
>>187163848>hero's moral posturing arguably makes them a bad person and leads to preventable casualties and mistakes>people close to the MC won't call him out on it unless the situation is dire but villains will, which only strengthens his resolve>protagonists end up having to physically stop the MC himself when his absolutism is going to get people killed
>>187163848Are there any manga/anime where the villain is beaten with complete pity, crumbling under the emotions of being looked down upon, pitied, and sympathized, and thus completely undermined?That would be fucking amazing.
>villain has power to end the earth and wants to do it>waits till the heroes gain power to fight him before he uses it
>>187163959Whoops ignore that, misread "villain" as "hero" somehow
>The cast features a tomboy AND a reverse trap
>>187163934Envy in Fullmetal Alchemist. The protagonists pull a "you can't kill him or you'll be just like him" so he tears out his own heart out of butthurt that they don't even think he's worth killing
>>187164048Oh man I forgot about that, that was great
>pan up to sky>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH?
>>187164023>not tomgirl and trapGood lord how awful
>>187141779>A Character did LITERALLY nothing wrong, yet somehow brainlets(in the audience) hate him.>The Villain was actually right and ends up winning and saves the world, and the MCs were actually just acting according to his plan from the very beginning.
I love a lot that were already mentioned. I shall post 1 that I absolutely despise instead.>antagonist introduced with mysterious abilities & unknown moveset, everyone thrown for a loop during the first conflict - antag. "wins" 1st conflict>protag. & co. have training montage preparing for round 2 with antag.>round 2: antagonist suddenly gets his ass kicked/killed by protag. & co.Meanwhile, the antagonist--who has seen these people fight--has presumably done -nothing- between round 1 and round 2. Also,>cool, mysterious character is introduced>enter: forced exposition flashback sequence detailing their childhood - nowrather than just having organic exposition through a conversation/maybe some idiosyncratic tells.
>>187163959It kind of works, but he's only the villain in the movie, where he's beaten with pure scorn and talks himself back, and all the sympathetic arguments from other characters are in the TV ending where someone else ended the world.
>>187164278>>cool, mysterious character is introduced>>enter: forced exposition flashback sequence detailing their childhood - nowI'll do you one better>mysterious character introduced>he was already killed by the antagonists off screen>he does literally nothing and doesn't matter at all except as a plot device to explain something that otherwise doesn't make sense>10 minute flashback about his backstory ensues anyway
>>187164190>tomgirlGo away Chris-chan
>"taking off some little training weights? won't make much of a differe-"Every time.
>main villain and the strongest character / mentor figure face off in the coolest battle of the series
>>187141779>QT3.14 Demon King
>>187141779Wouldn't that be Kaede though?
>>187164533Nagisa beat kaede, no?
>>187164533In a way yeah, but that power was only viable for a day or two.
>>187161888>MC mostly refuses to kill>except when pushed too far
>ultimate battle is an arc unto itself with like a dozen turnaboutsI'm never going to rewatch one of those, but the hype is real watching it that one time.
>>187163915Tell me where this happened
>villain becomes bro
>Villains turning good after spending time with the heroes >Friendship speeches make the hero stronger
>>187164733>refuses to kill big bad guy>killed literally scores of henchmen to get this far>including his 4 evil generals 1 of which also had a sob story past>but killing the asshole responsible for all of it makes the hero just as bad
Yusei Matsui is probably one of the most underrated mangaka of several generations.
>>187165349He got more poplar with his second series so I'm glad for thatIf I recall correctly we're kind of due for a new series now (3 years)>>187165313Which series anon?
>>187165556>He got more poplar with his second series so I'm glad for thatYeah. Assassination Classroom had a lot of heart and I'm glad he got recognition for it.
>>187165765katanagatari sure was the kino
>>187164533>Wouldn't that be Kaede though? >Kissed into submission by Nagisa Nope. It's Nagisa, alright. Last Man(?) Standing in their Red vs Blue class battle and so strong he(?) even managed to get the final strike in against the world destroying monster!
>Character is guiding us through his stream of thoughts and perfect plan with absolute confidence to defeat his opponent>It doesn't workFukumoto wasted too many pages on this
>>187165904Villains losing their cool when their plan is foiled by the heroes always makes the best faces
>>187164250When has that ever happened and what's the purpose of MCs who can't affect a story apart from "deconstructing" "tropes"?
>Two powerful characters are fighting each other>The loser is always the one who attacks with his most powerful technique first.
>>187166158The purpose of MC's is obviously to show that the road to hell is paved with good intentions
>childhood friend who's heartbroken because she got rejected by her crush goes "missing">the MC knows exactly where she went because they're together for the longest time
>>187145157The first beer is always the best though.
>>187168349>projectiles only miss his arm by like 1 cmSeems like he IS retarded
powerlevel reveals that the audience knows but the characters in the show witnessing them don't
>MC dies in order to save the world
>>187162545The part I don't get is why the state doesn't give the Joker the chair already. Just because Batman can't kill him doesn't mean capital punishment has to moralfag.
>>187171050Gotham's in New Jersey, they hadn't executed anyone in decades by the time they officially abolished it. Capital punishment of a retard is additionally viewed as unconstitutionally cruel and unusual pretty much everywhere but Texas. The weird part is that he just lives through assassination attempts by other criminals.
>>187144192What's with this surge in clown memes
>>187141779Nagisa would be less boring if the trope had some variation. I mean, he never fights, just stares at the enemy and he collapses. >>187165235>>Villains turning good after spending time with the heroes Yope>>Friendship speeches make the hero strongerNope
>>187173348Something to do with making rainbows an alt right thing by attaching them to pepe
>>187173453And it would have died in days from lack of interest, except actual clown weirdos came out of the woodwork and started making reaction videos.
>anime has a power system (magic, chakra, ki, etc)>The best characters don't use that or they are not good with them
>>187141779>sweet character becomes jaded and cuts her hair, then becomes badass
>>187146487Delinquents with a good heart.
>>187160499Give it to me now.
>>187163680This is a thread for things you love, not hate.Also,>When a medium experiments with our perception of it for some charactersFamous examples are characters from Medaka Box, the Amaterasu flames from Naruto and FAGs being 3D in FAG.
>>187174242>cuts her hair
>>187174242This, also letting hair down during/because of an action sequence.
>>187150118How big is too big?
>>187174787Is this supposed to prove him wrong?
When plot takes place over exceedingly small amount of time. Famous examples being Tokyo Godfather and the later arc of Symphogear G.
>>187150118is this big enough?
>mc purchases female beastmen slaves
>Character eats something>Wooooaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!>Oshi DesuuuuuFuck. Off.
>>187165156Unironically HunterXHunterIn Yorknew, Kurapika almost gets everyone killed due to his vendetta. Gon almost gets Killua and himself wrecked at Battle Tower, and then again at Chimera Ant Arc when Pitou first appears, at which point Killua has to knock him out on a split second and abandon Kite to die. In response, both Gon and Kurapika double down on their moral assholery