Slayers Concepts

Slayers is a franchise comprised of 5 movies, 7 anime series, 9 manga series
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1-Shot Character

A character who only appears in a single Anime episode or Manga issue and is never seen again in the series. (This concept should only be attached to characters from a completed series not a currently ongoing one as they may surface again)

Actors

Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

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.

Assassins

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

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.

Bathing Scene

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

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 Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

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.

Blood Phobia

Blood Phobia is the fear of blood

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.

Breaking the Fourth Wall

The act of Breaking the 4th Wall is when a character seem to show knowledge that they are in a fictional series. Normally by talking directly to the audience.

Bunny Girl

The Bunny Girl is a fetish outfit made popular by the Playboy company though the meaning is different in Japan. A popular outfit in cosplay.

Catboy

Like the Catgirl There's also a Catboy

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.

Childishness

When a character doesn't quite act their age and behaves in an upbeat and immature manner.

Chimera

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

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

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.

Cross-Dressing

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

Crying

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

Curse

A long-lasting spell that causes negative results to the cursed one and sometimes those around him/her.

Damsel In Distress

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

Dances And Balls

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.

Deal with the Devil

One makes a deal with a demon/devil for something he/she wants. The demon/devil usually wants their soul in return.

Demons

Are powerful creatures that live in the pits of Hell. That are many classes and levels for these monsters but no matter the rank they are deadly beasts.

Dominatrix

A Dominatrix is a woman who takes on the dominating role in a sexual relationship. They attain sexual gratification out of abusing or humiliating a submissive.

Dragon Slave

Dragon Slave is one of Lina Inverse most powerful spell.

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

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.

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.

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage.

Evil

The philosophical idea of the opposition of good. Some believe it is the opposite of good while others consider it a misguided attempt of good.

Evil Twin

Explosion

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

Eyecatch

Eyecatches are short scenes or illustrations used to begin and end a commercial break in anime.

Face Doodling

When someone is asleep, his/her face sometimes get's doodled on with a marker!

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.

Fishing

The act of catching fish, usually with a rod and reel. Is often seen in any anime that takes place outdoors or in settings in the past where fishing was a valuable skill needed to gather food.

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