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Akujo

Female characters in anime and manga who are, were, and always will be wicked and evil.

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.

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.

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.

Bigger Bad

A type of Villain more power full than the Big Bad and can be a recurring villain as well.

Bishonen

Typical "beautiful boy" in anime and manga

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.

Comedy

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

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.

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

Familiar

A animal or even a person that is basically a slave to another person. Familiars typically are tame, obediant and magical, though not always.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Good Turned Bad

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

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.

Ki

Ki is considered to be life force or life energy. Often in Japanese anime and manga, exceptional martial artists are able to harness the Ki for various superhuman feats. It is also referred to as Chi or Qi in Chinese.

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.

Manhwa

Korean comics are often referred to as "manhwa."

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Multi-Sword Technique

Characters who use fighting styles that involve more than one sword. Sometimes these fighters will use more swords than they have arms for, fitting multiple swords into the same hand, holding them in their teeth, or grabbing them with their feet.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Parents

Someone or something that both has and raises children/offspring.

Possession

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

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Revenge

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

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

Secret Identity

A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate persona, while keeping their true identity hidden. The character also may wear a disguise. A character may have several types of secret identities simultaneously.

Secret Past

A list of people who won't reveal their past even though it might be revealed later. Who knows, it could either be an extrordinary timeframe, an emberassing childhood or an shockingly dark chain of events.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among brothers and sisters, blood-related or not.

Sidekick

Sidekicks of the hero.

Students

A Student is one who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university. A popular theme among many manga and animes.

Super-Human

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

Sword Fight

An intense battle between two or more characters using swords.

Sword Versus Gun Fight

A battle commonly seen in anime where one character using a gun battles another character using a sword... Oddly the character with the sword almost always wins.

Tragedy

A story or event centered around human misery. Characters in the story face suffering, dread, and destruction.

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

Witches

A female sorcerer or magician.

Womanizer

A man who uses his charm, money, influence, or good looks for the purposes of having sex. Often with no interest in a long term relationship with the woman he is pursuing.

Yin and Yang

It is a concept that shows the balance of one's light and dark sides. Yin stands for light and Yang stands for darkness, so these halves make up a whole.

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