Slayers Concepts

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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.

Bad Turned Good

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Explosion

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

Face Doodling

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

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.

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.

Gay Characters

A list of gay anime characters.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Good Turned Bad

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

Horror & Monsters

A common theme in several anime and manga.

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.

Kissing

Kissing is the act of pressing your lips to the body of another person. This can be on the cheeks, head, hand, but more commonly to another person's lips.

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Manga Iconography

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

Marriage

A couple who have made an official vow to stay together.

Mazoku

Mazoku are genderless spiritual being that resides on the astral plane.

No Mercy

When a character doesn't even hesitate to take care of an opponent and shows them no restraint or sympathy at all. Usually a trait in villains but even heroes can prove to be cold blooded when they need to be.

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Prince

A male heir to a royal throne.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

Royalty

Someone part of a royal family.

Sea Monster

A creature/monster that lives in the sea or ocean.

Spellcasters

The character is adept at casting magic. In addition using spells is an integral part of his/her fighting style

Summon

The character is summoned from some place else and generally it means he/she/it became someone's familiar.

Training

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

Vampires

Blood sucking creatures of the night, although not always evil necessarily. They are a staple of countless anime and manga series.

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