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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.

Cats

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

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.

Chimera

A chimera is an alchemical fusion between two or more beings.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

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.

Corrupt Leaders

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

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.

Crying

What someone does when upset/sad. Sometimes people can also cry from sheer joy.

Damsel In Distress

A maiden is in peril and only her one true hero can save her.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Deceased Characters

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

Deus Ex Machina

Plot device where an unsolvable problem is solved with little explanation. Usually with some sort of new character, power, ability ect...

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Drunk

Someone who loves to consume alcohol, and typically overdoes it.

End of the World

The extinction of all life on Earth or the destruction of Earth itself. Also known as; Armageddon, Ragnarok, and the Apocalypse.

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Explosion

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

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

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.

Good Turned Bad

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

Henchmen

Henchmen, or Lackeys, are the nameless masses under the command of a villain or other leader.

Horror & Monsters

A common theme in several anime and manga.

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.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Military

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

Nosebleed

Bleeding from the nose, in manga/anime it mostly used as a sight gag that happens when a character is thinking or witnessing something perverted.

PSI

PSI is the power of manipulate things by thought

Police

The Police are a form of law enforcement officers that work on the local levels. Uniforms are normally in either blue or black.

Post-Apocalypse

The world after the Big One (nuclear war, intergalactic invasion, super disease). Life sucks after the Apocalypse.

Psyren Drifters

Drifters are people who answer Nemesis Q call

Pwnage

Pwnage isn't just losing a fight. These are situations where one opponent significantly outclasses the other to the point of embarrassment.

Shōnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Split Personality

A condition where a character has two or more personalities sharing one body.

Super-Human

A human being with extraordinary powers not within the natural abilities of a normal human.

Time Skip

When a series jumps several months or even several years. Usually used in series staring younger kids and it resumes when they're teenagers or even adults.

Time Travel

The ability to travel from one era to another, forward and/or backward.

Training

Specialized strategies and methods of exercise used in various anime and manga series to develop characters and prepare them for performing in events.

Villains

The villain of the story.

W.I.S.E.

W.I.S.E. is the group of villainous psychics in Psyren who in the present are planning on taking over the world, and in the future they rule over the deserted wasteland that is the Earth.

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