G.I. JOE Concepts

G.I. JOE is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 4 anime series, 1 manga series
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American Football

Sometimes called Ameriball around the world, American Football is a sport played by teams on a 100 yard field with an oval ball. In Anime it was made famous in the series Eyeshield 21

Amnesia

Mental condition of when someone forgets almost all of his or her past, including his/her identity. Some anime characters have such an allingment.

Arashikage

Clan of ninja identified by a red tattoo on their forearms

Arson

The act of intentionally starting a fire with the intent of burning down a building or destroying something such as land or property.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

COBRA

A terrorist group fought by G.I. JOE

Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on December the 25th where people often exchange presents.

Code of Honor

Many characters in anime/manga live by a personal or structured code of honor.

Costume Change

Normally in anime and manga a character will wear the same outfit throughout the series. But there are many characters who are known for changing into elaborate costumes, costumes they'd never wear normally, either for comedic relief, to gain power, or for their own mysterious reasons.

Coward

Often used as a form of comic relief in anime, cowards run away to fight another day. This doesn't mean they won't stand up for what's right, they'll just do it with trembling knees.

Cults

A cult is a group of followers who worship a leader who is usually preaching a way of thinking they created. In anime and manga cults are usually villainous groups trying to take over the world or brainwash people.

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

Dogs

Canine animal with four legs that is seen as a pet.

Drug Dealer

Someone who sells illegal drugs for profit

Esper

An esper (or ESP-er) is someone with psychic abilities. The concept is frequently used in a variety of anime series.

Espionage

This is the act of secretly watching a person or group to gather information, often for political purposes. Spies typically disguise themselves so that they might sneak around. Espionage is also frequently tied to assassination plots.

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

Extreme Violence

It's use can be intended to be shockingly disturbing or hilariously absurd.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Forced Combat

A concept where people are forced to fight against their will against an opponent or opponents who are sometimes also fighting against their will. Usually done under the threat of death, and for the entertainment of morally corrupt individuals.

Fortune Telling

A fortune teller is a person with divine or magical powers who can tell various bits of personal information about an unknown person. She/he can tell the future, more often she/he can see one of many potential futures. Sometimes objects like tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal balls are used to assist the fortune teller in his/her reading.

Frenemy

When someone is friends with a person who for one reason or another they are forced to also be enemies with.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

G.I. JOE

Elite military team

Gaijin

Japanese for "foreigner"

Gambler

Someone who plays games of chance on a regular basis in hopes of getting rich quick.

Genetic Engineering

The scientific process of messing with the genetics of an organism.

Good Turned Bad

Also known as corruption, this is when someone previously goodhearted becomes sinister.

Hacker

Someone skilled with computers who is able to break into secure programs and alter them. A hacker's motives vary, some do it for malicious reasons, some for heroic ones, and others just for fun.

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Hypnosis

To influence or control someone using hypnosis.

It's a Trap

A phrase used to describe a situation where someone mistakes a man/transsexual for an attractive woman. Not to be confused with "Crossplay" even though this can be said in that situation.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Law And Disorder

A common theme in animes. Kids acting without guidance or parental supervision.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Mech

Generally refers to a large, usually humanoid weapon-type robot, usually piloted from within.

Military

The force of defense and offense of a nation. Are mostly equiped with the best weapons that the nation can provide.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Mutant

A living thing that's been mutated often by unnatural means. Most mutants gain powers or become a completely new species.

Ninjas

A ninja is a (typically Japanese) warrior, trained in martial arts fighting styles, and whom typically specializes in stealthy tactics and unorthodox arts of war.

Organized Crime

A group of people who work in secret to organize criminal activity, most common examples being the mafia and yakuza in Japan.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Pets

Something that serves as a pet or behaves in the manner of one.

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