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Secret Agent

The character is working for a secret association organization, often they seem to be living a perfectly normal life.

Amputee

A character that has had one or more of his/her limbs completely severed.

Anime Laws of Physics

Originally compiled by Darrin Bright and Ryan Shellito at the California Polytechnical Institute, they explain much of the abnormal physics phenomena we see in most anime.

Antagonist

The main opposing force of a story. Normally the antagonist is a villain but other forms of fiction may have them as heroes or indifferent characters.

Aqua Laguna

The Aqua Laguna is a series of giant tidal waves that envelope the city of Water 7.

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

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.

Bad Turned Good

Also known as redemption. This is when someone who was previously wicked decided to become good.

Baroque Works

Baroque Works is an evil organization created by the Shichibukai, Crocodile. Male agents are named after Numbers and female agents are named after certain days.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Bellamy Pirates

The Bellamy Pirates are a gang of pirates who traveled the Grand Line as they thought they were going to bring about a new great age where dreams were dead. Captained by Bellamy.

Best Friends

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.

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Big Eater

Big Eater are characters that can eat tons of food in one meal

Big Mam Pirates

Big Mam Pirates are a crew of pirates led by Big Mam, a member of the Four Emperors.

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Blackbeard Pirates

The Blackbeard Pirates are a band of outlaw pirates that were formed by their captain, Blackbeard.

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Bondage

A very popular concept in hardcore ero-anime and manga. It is an act of sexuality by binding someone male or female with ropes and or chains. It also includes placing them in a humiliating, and vulnerable positions. It has also been used as a form of erotic torture.

Bounty

A Bounty is a price put on the life of someone who is wanted by either the authorities, government, or private organization.

Bounty Hunter

Doing deals for large amounts of cash. Usually hunts people wanted by the law.

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Buggy Pirates

The Buggy Pirates are a band of wild and not particularly strong pirates. They follow under their current captain Buggy the Clown.

Buster Call

The Buster Call is a Marine Battle ship attack that is called via a Golden Den Den Mushi. This attack will obliterate any island it attacks, and can't be stopped once called.

Catch Phrase

A line or word that is used repeatedly by a character until it becomes a line that they are known for and helps make them memorable.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Celestial Dragons

The Celestial Dragons are the decedents of the 20 kings that formed the World Government 800 years ago.

Cerberus

A multi-headed hound which guards the gates of the Underworld, to prevent those from ever escaping.

Chibi

Chibi means to be small in stature. In anime/manga the term is used for a character that is small in appearance and exaggerated features.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse is the act of an adult striking or causing harm to a child. Not necessarily physical, but emotional abuse as well.There are also adults who sexually abuse kids called Pedophilia.

Cipher Pol Aigis Zero

Cipher Pol Aigis Zero is the most powerful intelligence agency of the World Government.

Cipher Pol No. 9

A group of assassins lead by Spandam who was originally a former leader of Cipher Pol No. 5. They also have ties with Nico Robin's past and capture both her and Franky in order to find out the location of Pluton.

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a military term describing a situation where soldiers destroy property or kill civilians by accident or on purpose. Example:Dragon Ball Z, there is a lot of property damages and lives lost when Majin Buu blows up the whole city.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Convenient Censorship

Convenient Censorship such as steam, hair and beams of light are often used in anime and manga to show naked characters while obscuring their "naughty bits".

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Cool character

Someone who remains calm in most of the situations. Even in the middle of battle.

Corrupt Leaders

Power corrupts. Bureaucratic power (especially tied to other powers) is no exception.

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.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Crazy Anime Hair

Huge spikes, multiple colors, gravity-defying ponytails... and it's probably all natural somehow too.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Crude Humor

A style of comedy that takes a crass and politically incorrect approach to topics considered to be taboo, indecent, or impolite such as sex, violence, bodily functions, pedophilia, race, death, gender, sexual orientation and things that would generally be considered offensive if made light of.

Cyborgs

A fictional being that is part organic and part machine.

Davy Back Fight

The Davy Back Fight is a competition of several games between pirates ending in a fight between captains. At risk is crew members and the pirate's mark and sail.

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

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

Dinosaur

A group of animals that went extinct 65 million years ago. They often appear in or influenced various manga/anime.

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