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Listening devices and "hidden" cameras that are large and obvious, often with a big red or green light on them. Tracking devices are even worse for this, not only having a red light, but beeping audibly, which is several kinds of stupid. The target actually finding the bug, then either destroying it or using it to mislead the person listening in. An Incredibly Obvious Bug being used to distract attention from another far less obtrusive bug. In Variable Geo, a listening device the size of a yoyo with a huge green light on it is affixed to the seat of the woman in charge of the corporation behind the tournament that is the center of the series.
Averted in Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, where the bug is fired from a gun as one of a number of standard bullets and is unobtrusive after attaching. Subverted (or possibly played straight) with Tachikomas, which are twice the size of a normal person, and are used to spy frequently. In Girls und Panzer, the device used to listen in on Oarai's radio communications is fairly conspicuous. Spider-Man: Spider-Man has spider-tracers, red peanut-sized spider-shaped devices he used to track people down. The tracers were easy to find, since they were red, shaped like the spider-insignia on his back, and they looked like the kind of trinkets one would find in a Cracker Jack box.
One story arc has a villain with a penchant for paying attention framing Spider-Man for a slew of murders, by leaving found spider-tracers on all of the victim's bodies.
Ex Machina: Kremlin gives Mitchell a tie pin in the shape of a gear to reflect his roots as an engineer and a former machine-based superhero. Averted in Diabolik, where tracers and listening devices are always small, easy to miss and well hidden. In one strip of Get Fuzzy Fungo drops off a huge collar with an obvious lens in it so that Bucky and his roommates can be recorded for a Reality TV Series.
In Short Circuit, when the protagonist #5 wanders off, its creator turns on its homing beacon so that his corporation can track it down.
Unless they thought that they might not want anything integral that the enemy could use to track these guys. Parodied and taken Up to Eleven in "A Fistful of Yen", the Enter the Dragon parody from The Kentucky Fried Movie. In Battlefield Earth, not only are the cameras large enough to be seen easily, but they even make a noise when operating. In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Felicity Shagwell is charged with planting a homing beacon on Fat Bastard.
Surprisingly, used by Jason in The Bourne Identity, when he places a large can-like object under the rear bumper of a van.
Invoked in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: triple-agent Mac drops several devices with big, flashing red lights and loud beeps to lead Spalko to the City of Gold. Parodied in The Fifth Element: one of Zorg's agents spies on a top secret government meeting by strapping a microphone to a cockroach.
Averted in the first Hellboy movie during Hellboy's initial confrontation with the hellhound Samael. Actually, that was some sort of luminescent capsule designed to make tracking his target similar to following a blood trail by leaving a trail of bright green glowstick juice. Averted in both version of Red Dawn where after the final battle where Dirty Communists used one to track the Wolverines to their lair. Unsurprisingly averted several times in The Conversation, which centres around the life of lonely bugging expert Harry Caul, played by Gene Hackman. Parodied in The Naked Gun 2; Frank Drebin is captured by the bad guys and gets patted down. In the Battlefield Earth book (which is quite a bit better than the movie, has somewhat more explanation, and a rather more complex plot) there is a setup with several cameras which are intended to be found, complemented by several more which are considerably smaller, with lead-coated covers that flick closed when a bug detector is used in their vicinity. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code uses the 'obvious bug to draw attention away from the other way' variant. Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light has bugs very similar to The Fifth Element scene quoted above. Type 2 example used in Dark Force Rising (also by Zahn), where ship-thief Niles Ferrier plants an obvious bug on the hull of Lando's ship while his invisible associate sneaks into the ship itself to plant a second one.
Exiles by Aaron Allston has a spider-shaped, mobile bug planted on a spy-trained Jedi by folks who know he is trained to spot bugs.
The Action Hero's Handbook advises that if you find such a bug, don't stop looking, because a Genre Savvy spy may have planted a less obvious bug elsewhere and counted on you to assume this trope. In the pilot miniseries of the new Battlestar Galactica, a large and obvious Cylon device is located in a prominent place in the center of the bridge. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Some characters that just have some dark terrible secret in their pasts that they don't want anyone to know.
Soubi in Loveless never tells Ritsuka anything about his past, especially the parts of it that involve Seimei.
The dark secret held by Hime in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure is the main drive of the entire series: she opened the Axia Box, releasing the Phantom Empire. Kokoro Connect: Taichi decides to reveal a dark secret about himself to Inaba, in an attempt to engender some trust between them. In Death of the Family, Joker claims that Batman has a secret that he has hidden from the entire Batfamily.
In the second story-arc of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Nightmare Moon II claims that Rarity has one, which is part of why she choose her to be her new vessel.
In Justice League of America (2013), Amanda Waller knows who Stargirl's biological father is and will have him answer for his actions if Stargirl does not comply. Intercom: The emotions, when they first introduce themselves to Riley, don?t mention any of the events that happened during the film (though Fear almost let it slip when he said that Riley might become "apathetic again" in chapter 5). In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan story "Fluttershy Is Free", Fluttershy is half-Changeling, and has the Changeling powers of emotivory and empathy. Thousand Shinji: Subverted when the Keeper of Secrets -a daemon of the Warhammer 40,000 universe- reveals that Shinji finds his guardian Misato attractive and Shinji thinks that information is neither secret nor important.
The movie I Know What You Did Last Summer is built on a dark secret shared by a group of friends after they accidentally kill someone with their car. A similar secret is kept by the protagonists of Urban Legend, involving the invocation of an urban legend to scare someone, leading to a fatal car crash.
In The Last Witch Hunter, people tend to keep dark secrets reveal of which would benefit the plot greatly. The Axe and Cross hides one from Kaulder: the hunter's continued eternal life depends on the life of Witch Queen's heart, meaning the heart was never destroyed and the Queen can come back to life.
Chloe is a dreamwalker, meaning she can access a memory Kaulder needs to solve the mystery of the plot, but hides it because it's Dark gift and she once accidentally hurt her little brother with it.
A Nightmare on Elm Street's Dark Secret is the decision by the parents of Elm Street to take the law into their own hands and kill Freddy Krueger, who was known back then as the "Springwood Slasher" and liked to kill children.
In the movie The Watcher in the Woods, a group of friends have kept the secret of Karen's disappearance since they were children, and are haunted by it.
The World Is Not Enough: M is so ashamed over how she handled Elektra King's kidnapping that she sealed Elektra's file so that no one else can access it. In Japanese film Zero Focus, Sachiko, now the respected wife of a prosperous businessman, was once a prostitute who serviced American soldiers after the war.
In the fourth The Dark Tower novel, Roland's friends must see his dark secret to proceed along the Beam. In the first Ellery Queen novel, "The Roman Hat Mystery", the murder victim is a blackmailer. The Missus and John-the-dig in The Thirteenth Tale can't let anyone know there is a third girl in Angelfield, or else Charlie's rapes and incest will become open public knowledge. In Ghost Story, Molly's secret is that she helped Harry- her mentor and Chicago's main protector against supernatural predators- kill himself. The Stormlight Archive: The Knights Radiant were an order of magical knights tasked with protecting humanity from the apocalypse. Murder at Colefax Manor: The manor is the base of a cult for an Eldritch Abomination and all but one of the manor's staff are in on it.
Shaman Blues: The reason Konstancja ran off from Witkacy was that she was pregnant with his child, and was terrified what kind of a parent a depressed junkie would be. In the Cold Case episode The Hen House the victim was killed for discovering that her murderer was really a Nazi pretending to be a Dutch Jew.
In Stephen King's Storm of the Century, many of the residents of Little Tall island have Dark Secrets. In the Community episode "Mixology Certification" the group learns that Shirley had been hiding the fact she was a barfly during a more troubled time of her life. In Switched at Birth, Regina knew about the switch and had a private investigator keep tabs on Bay for some time. Tara's attempts to hide her part-demon-ness in Buffy almost result in her friends being killed. In the Supernatural episode "Bloody Mary" (S01, Ep5), the ghost's victims all have a secret they do not want anyone else to know, a guilt for another person's death. Several characters in Scream Queens have some dark secret that they don't want getting out.
Simon Tarses in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Drumhead had one that he lied about on his Starfleet application because he feared that he would be suspected because of it.
Similar to the GURPS example; the BattleTech RPG A Time of War has the negative trait "Dark Secret". I love how even in the middle of so much comedy we still get some kinda-serious moments, like Aizawa being forced to acknowledge her feelings further and consider them.
I hope, like how Akane says, that there's a chance in the future that her wish of the three of them being together isn't impossible. She's just such a jerk, but there is that maturity and wisdom that comes with her age of you squint. Now the artstyle is completely different from Jitsu wa, even the early chapters (it was made almost 5 years ago after all).
Regarding the dudes, I'm pretty sure Okada, Shimada and Sakurada are their last names? names ending in 田 are usually last names at last.
We talk about Asahi changing from just as crazy as the rest of them, to being the sane man in a sea of morons, but Shima's probably the most extreme example of characterization marching on in the manga. Also, since people consider this chapter counts as yaoi, if a girl fell in love with Ryou would it count as Yuri? So, do you think we should start making separate sub-entries for those three on the character page? Sometimes they get hidden in ventilation grates in such a way that the light they emit can be seen by anyone walking by.
One would think that Batman of all people would realize that perhaps it's not a good idea to stick a beeping, light-equipped device onto somebody's car and expect them not to notice.


The bug is so absurdly large or obvious that it should be utterly impossible to miss, yet no one notices. Bugs in television are big and obvious so the director can point the camera at the bug to tell the audience that a bug has been planted on that person without wasting dialog telling the audience.
However, they have stealth technology, making them invisible to the naked eye, and can Wall Crawl.
Said bug later gets picked up by the crew, inspected, tossed around, and ran over by the Ideon itself, and still continues working. Gero in Dragon Ball used Literal Surveillance Bugs to monitor several character for years without being detected.
About an inch across, blue, with little silver legs to cling to the target, a blinking red light, and at least one was left in an incredibly obvious place. This is probably a function of where it needs to be in order to operate properly, and all the normal aspects of combat are going on on the ground, so who's going to be looking up in the sky? A stolen assault robot releases hundreds of tracking devices that appear no bigger than a grain of sand. In a scene which was a parody of Matrix, one of the agents threatened Jerry with implanting a "miniature tracking device" into his body.
Usually, they are fired from the top of his web-shooter at fleeing villains who are none the wiser.
His clone, the Scarlet Spider, was much smarter about this: he created Minidot Tracers, which were still red, but were also circular and MUCH smaller. The pin is engineered so that Mitchell can't "hear" it, so it goes unnoticed but it is featured rather prominently in the first arc.
Even then, Diabolik and Ginko can often find them, sometimes by luck (one of Diabolik's bugs had been found because it was hit by sunlight and shined, allowing a passing Ginko to notice and check), sometimes because they suspect there's one and check in every place they would hide it and some places it should be impossible (Diabolik makes a point to check everything he steals, and checks even more since that time Ginko still slipped one under his nose). When #5 notices the beacon, it's about the size of an apple, with a prominent blinking light, easily detached and tossed into the back of some hapless bypasser's pickup truck.
The hero engages in conversation with the woman he's there to rescue while she points out the bugs in his room, starting with a visible but not-so-obvious one in a bouquet of flowers and moving on to really obvious (but not totally ridiculous) one on the lamp, progressing to studio microphones on the side of pictures, a boom mike overhead, a technician in the corner waving a big listening device around, and finally an annex to his room holding an entire audio studio with technicians wearing headphones. Despite this, the assistant bad guy never notices them, even though he has viewed other people through them before. The beacon is roughly the size of a small egg and a good third of it is a flashing red light with a beeping sound attached.
In this case, Mac was counting on them being spotted, so it would make sense for them to be conspicuous.
Yes, the tracking device is fairly big, and is colorful (in this case, bright green), but nonetheless difficult to discover, because it's a special bullet for Hellboy's BFG, and therefore ends up inside Samael's body. The police plant a magnetically-attached bug on the vehicle of the mob lawyer used to make the ransom exchange, but he finds it and plants it on another vehicle while stopped in traffic. Spock put a tracking device on Captain Kirk's shoulder before he beamed to Chancellor Gorkon's ship. Red Dawn (1984) has The Mole swallow the homing device, and Red Dawn (2012) has it planted under diguise of a stab wound. As a prank, his rival Bernie Moran gives him an ordinary ballpoint pen with a microphone hidden inside, and it is so well concealed that Harry, the "expert", doesn't clue in at all. When the Paris police sneak into assassin Jef Costello's apartment to plant a listening device, the one they initially choose is a huge black box with a big antenna and a red light. The mook patting him says "he's wired!", and shows us the device: it takes up all of Frank's chest, complete with flashing lights and whirring tape. The less obvious bug was pretty much undetectable, and the more obvious bug (obvious only by comparison, it is indistinguishable from a shirt button) was only there because the villain would've be suspicious if he hadn't found anything at all. A subversion, as the bug is in plain sight because Sunlight Gardener wants the boys to know he's listening. The audio bugs were meant to be discovered easily, leading to the heroes speaking through notes. Grand Admiral Thrawn manages to bug the New Republic's main government building on Coruscant.
But the first person she goes up against in the story is another mercenary who was trained by Shada and knows all of her tricks, forcing Shada at gunpoint to turn it off so that she can't call for backup. In Wraith Squadron one of Zsinj's plots involves putting smallish, flat box-shaped clinging droids on the hulls of New Republic starships, so they can report on where the ships go. The corresponding "listener" is found in the quarters of Tycho Celchu (who everyone knows was definitely not involved). In Starfighters of Adumar, Wedge Antilles has Tycho Celchu do a sweep of the quarters for listening devices. To their credit, technicians did apparently notice it, but they thought it had been installed properly as part of the battlestar's transformation into a museum and didn't report it; Colonel Tigh had words to say to them on the topic. When his old pack was attacked by humans, he ran away, leaving his friends to die because he was afraid. She memorized every tiny detail of her body and she fantasized about all naughty, perverted things that she wanted to do with and TO Asuka. So this secret of how Joy and Sadness got lost hangs over the emotions while still trying to have Riley like them. He actually covered this up by altering Sarafina's memory, leading her to believe that a lion called Muerto was her actual father.
Pessimal's take on the Discworld, Assassin Miss Alice Band has a terrible dark secret known to only a very few. When Bond requests the classified information as an employee, M flatly refuses with a stern warning ("I will not tolerate insubordination, 007"), so he resorts to using their implicit mother-son relationship (the gentle way he asks, "What happened?") before she willingly discloses a painful part of her past. She believes he can't love her because he's still thinking of his first wife Rebecca who was supposedly drowned in a sailing accident. They find out he shot and killed his mother, upon seeing Rhea's reflection in the Wizard's Glass. No one familiar with the rules of Golden Age mystery novels will consider "murderer is being blackmailed" a spoiler.
Her guilt over this fucks up her psyche and relationships with people, but she can't tell anyone for fear that they'll hate her as much as she does. Thousands of years before the story, they abandoned their oaths, as well as their unspeakably powerful arms and armor, for unknown reasons. Sheridan also has a secret, in that he's a member of a military conspiracy to overthrow President Clark. The Big Bad, being a mind reading demonic sorcerer, lets them know that he knows just to freak them out. Still, they stand up for her anyway and eventually determine that Tara's family lied to her about her heritage. La Roche has a Tupperware container hidden in a safe, which is later stolen and retrieved, as the contents of the plastic container would ruin his career and reputation.
Chanel #3 believes that her father could be Charles Manson, Chanel #5 touches herself to Dora The Explorer and Chad is extremely ashamed of his lactose intolerance.
The events of the episode validate that fear — he claimed his grandfather was Vulcan, when actually he was Romulan. If it's revealed, the character loses the Secret, but gains Disadvantage(s) (or loses Advantages) worth twice as many points as the Secret. The current edition has Social Limitations that include things like Guilty Secret, Dark Secret, Embarrassing Secret, and so on. These can range from things that could harm the character socially up to something that could trigger an interstellar conflict.
This is like the second time Akane has acted like the kind of decent mentor figure a principal's supposed to be, even if it was just acting for her own benefit here.
Along with Akane also saying 'Eventually Shiragami Youko will realize your feelings' without actually clarifying for who those feelings are, it's all more and more fuel for the OT 3! What really makes her work, though, is that she usually gets what's coming to her, and in a big way. Even after the hook up, there's still a ton of room for Youko and Asahi to develop as a couple and by themselves.
Miki is about the only character reminiscent of it, along with some vaguely familiar facial features.
He came across as a really kind and supportive friend in the very first chapters, but then slowly became a sleazy, perverted punching bag around the time Shiho showed up. It's great the three guys grew their own identities, and thanks to that, we get gold like this.
Remember, he proudly proclaimed that Mikan's newspaper is the "ally of all the unpopularguys" and in the visiting Youko's home, it was him who sold out where Asahi is. Sakura hasn't got much focus yet, but for Oka and Shima we can already find a few individual tropes.
And sometimes they're right out in the open, apparently unnoticed by people who really ought to know better. Once pointed out, one was clearly visible even at a distance and also made a beeping sound. Miho, apparently, and she used Alisa's surveillance against Saunders by giving false orders over the radio and having Saori text the real orders to the other teams. One of the reasons why Spider-Man doesn't use the spider-tracers anymore may be due to the fact the bad guys he attached them to were frequently finding them and using them against him.
And given he and Ginko can still slip bugs under each others' noses, Diabolik often undresses people he kidnaps and throws their clothes into acid just in case he missed a bug (in at least one occasion, the kidnapped guy was an undercover cop and his clothes had a bug that Diabolik had missed).
In this case, #5 was never intended to become self-aware enough to decide that the homing device should be gotten rid of, which may excuse its obviousness, but there is no reason a robotics company spending a fortune on a self-operating war machine wouldn't take care to integrate its homing beacon more effectively into the device. She successfully plants it on him by seducing him, sleeping with him and then when he rolls over to look over the side of the bed (for food) she shoves it up his backside. Unfortunately John Wayne has planted a second bug inside one of the bundles of ransom money. It was a different color from the rest of the uniform and visible to anyone looking closely, but otherwise just looked like a bit of cloth. Later, when he learns that his own apartment is bugged, he frantically rips apart his room but isn't able to find anything. But instead of building the bug into the ship he attached the huge obvious thing to the outside. The officer puts it in the hiding place, scrutinizes it briefly, and then decides to go with a smaller model. Big ships might never notice - these are space ships, after all - and when one is spotted on a factory-new X-Wing it's assumed to be just another one of the stupid unauthorized things added on by the manufacturers. Figuring that the real spy likely has a second "listener" of their own, they choose to leave the microphone in place for a Feed the Mole ploy.
He finds a couple, but is Genre Savvy enough to realize there might be more he hasn't found. Or it's almost an anticlimax either because they've known all along, or it just wasn't as dark a secret as the keeper thought it was. My Greatest Failure is a particularly common type of Dark Secret, and it is often an element of a Dark and Troubled Past or a Mysterious Past and revealed in a Troubled Backstory Flashback.


It finally comes to light in Chapter 15, thanks to Forgetters Bobby and Paula Saying Too Much. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories, Jeeves reveals British fascist leader Sir Roderick Spode's terrible secret to Bertie: Spode owns a ladies' fashion boutique. The current religion claims that they used tricks to pretend divine powers and a holy calling and fled when the charade was discovered, but we see the event at one point, and it's clearly something else entirely. Kappa keeps an entire room filled with the evidence of their more disturbing acts, most of which we don't learn the whole story of, but there is one event that leads to different people's own secrets. This is arguably more politically than genetically relevant, as Romulans and Vulcans are the same species, or at least very closely related, but Vulcan is a key and founding member of the Federation while Romulus is the centre of the original rival empire to the Federation. And, instead of a hasty pairing of the spares, it looks like the dudes will get their own fully fledged romantic arcs.
So of course, he finds himself having to keep the secrets of a whole bunch of girls throughout the story.
Especially bad since they're designed to set off his spider sense, meaning they can be used to trigger false positives in that sense, turning one of his greatest edges into a weakness as Iron Man has demonstrated.
Even a prototype would have the homing beacon properly secured to prevent it from being knocked off during exercises — and a final production version would've been even more ruggedized. Even the small one is pretty big, though considering the film was made in 1967, it's hard to judge whether that really would have been the best they had available.
It's this very fact that arouses their suspicions enough to launch a ploy to confirm that their embassy is in fact bugged after all, and the discovery that their hosts have found a way to turn all the plants in the area, both indoors and out, into rather effective 'bugs' by means of nigh undetectable wires threaded through their very cells and leading out through the roots. Turns out the bugs were the trees that had been planted by the Emperor some time ago as a means of spying on politicians. It later turns out that the actual spy who planted it wasn't doing so willingly, and while he was trained in journalism, those skills did not translate well to spying in this case.
They do determine to their own satisfaction that their fighters and clothes are bug-free, however, and documentarian Hallis Saper later reveals the balcony is also clear of listening devices, giving them a few options for private conversation that they use. That big gorgeous globe of Zarathustra with the electrical display, smack in the middle of his office, that he got as a present?
In the second book, Words of Radiance, Taravangian's Diagram says (in code) "Hold the secret that broke the Knights Radiant. Thing is, once this is found out that's the only thing driving the proceedings against Tarses — his personal feelings and political leanings about Starfleet and the Federation aren't even looked at.
Especially considering that one of the members of the Solo Ship crew (Karala) is a former Buff Clan soldier, and up until halfway into the series (when prototypes fresh off the drawing board were launched at the Solo Ship), knew every piece of Buff Clan military technology down to the last detail.
He doesn't attach in it advance, but instead stands right outside the guy's office sticking it on. They would convert the vibrations from sound waves into electronic signals that could then be played back as audio and give the Imperial technicians a perfect link to their plans.
These "bugs" don't blink, beep, or move (at least when anyone's present; they do sometimes switch from one ship to another, which is how it was eventually discovered), and they try to blend in with the color scheme of the ship they're attached to, but they're still a good twenty centimeters to a side.
It works; the New Republic Intelligence officer has no idea how much they've guessed about the situation, until Wedge has a rather heated discussion with him later. It doesn't matter how big or small the secret is, it just matters that the person keeping it thinks that it's vitally important that it stay hidden.
The line is so diluted that there are no visible signs of African descent in the murderer's appearance, but that "drop" of blood would ruin him socially and professionally. While the future of his career is uncertain at the end of the episode (the investigation dramatically fell apart, but he did still lie on his Starfleet application), Expanded Universe materials tended to take pity on the poor fellow, and have it eventually recover. Unlike most series, it's almost a guarantee that they won't just be roadblocks for the main couple. Of course, if they threw away the tracker, the Buff Clan would probably never find them after a few DS Drives, and the series would end early. When he finally figured out that the info he'd gathered had only hurt the Yuuzhan Vong cause, he was much relieved.
Speaking of Hallis Saper (an Intrepid Reporter type with a Paparazzi background), she has numerous ingenious ways to hide her recording equipment. Author Tract: Ellis has a tendency to let his characters be mouthpieces for his views, especially regarding the Internet.
Later she decides to return the favor by telling him a dark secret of her own: she's masturbated to his picture as well. The rare times he is involved in perverted antics, it's accidental on his part, but Shiho totally does it on purpose. Cannot Keep a Secret: His facial expressions will give away whatever he's hiding if you apply the slightest pressure, and people find it easy to learn his secrets. He gets better at it over the course of the story, presumably because he's very emotionally invested in protecting his friends (and especially Youko).
Characterization Marches On: While it is part of the premise, his "unable to lie" shtick is mostly in effect in the early volumes.
Afterwards, it does pop up occasionally, but Asahi's comedic role becomes more focused on being the Only Sane Man. Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Shinji from How to Make an Invisible Man and Kousuke from Sakura Discord were abrasive, grumpy, and (initially) slightly cynical protagonists.
Sometimes I flip on a phone voice-changer I got for five bucks on eBay and pretend to be my own secretary.
Covert Pervert: Downplayed, but for all his earnestness, he's not above having a few not-so-innocent thoughts once in a while. In Chapter 87 after he and Youko have become a couple, he's coerced into admitting that his thoughts about Youko haven't all been "pure and clean". It was lost in The Fifties and the Chief of Staff wants it recovered to use its supposed Mind Control powers to restore America morally.
And indeed, a few scenes throughout Part 2 remind us that his attraction to Youko is, of course, emotional, but also physical. Everyone Can See It: For several months, he was the only one seriously thinking that his crush on Youko was a secret to anyone.
Before that, he had a crush on Nagisa, but she preemptively rejected him, having herself guessed that he liked her.
Heteronormative Crusader: The Chief of Staff, despite him being a pervert himself in his private life. It is implied that his transparent crushes are nothing new by the time the series starts, although with a slight twist (see below). Mind Control: The secret constitution is supposed to be able to influence people who are listening to it being read in the same room.
Which ironically happened because he first friend-zoned himself instead of confessing to Youko right away. He jokes that he doesn't have a problem with her having sex with other women, but wants to be her only man. At the end, he gives in, saying she can sleep with anyone she wants, as long as she comes home to him.
I'm a Man, I Can't Help It: Gives this excuse when Nagisa catches him taking an overly insistent peek at Youko's cleavage in chapter 8. She gives the protagonist a lecture about healthy bestiality relationships at one point, when he dares to be offended. In Universe Nickname: Aside from the aforementioned "Anazaru", a Running Gag has people calling him various nicknames in "mine" depending on the situation. He's most often called "Eromine" (mostly by Youko) whenever he is accused of having perverted thoughts - whether it's true or not. Akane then invented "Hiyamine" (translated "Icecreamine") whenever Nagisa plants ice cream into his eyes.
An hour later, I walked into some freak bar on Bleeker Street and yelled, "I'm buying a hundred drinks - for me!" Oh, they beat the shit out of me.
Then in chapter 83 he becomes "Gesumine" ("Scumine") when rumors of him being a philanderer spread around the school, and in chapter 85 Youko calls him "Ahomine" ("Dummymine").
Party Scheduling Gambit: At the climax, Mike arranges for the Chief of Staff to collect the Macguffin in the same building where a child sex party is occurring, as they bought the book. Loving a Shadow: Asahi tends to admire girls who are more capable than he is and then he thinks that he loves them. With Youko, while he initially was attracted to the cool and refined image she portrayed, he fell much more deeply for her real, cheerful and energetic self. The "heroin rant" by the unnamed Chief of Staff early in the novel appeared almost verbatim on the Signal maybe eight years before the novel was announced. Made Myself Sad: When Shirou thinks that he and Youko are a couple in chapter 11, Asahi hurriedly says that he and Youko are Just Friends? and suddenly feels very sad.
Shown Their Work: The book was based on research material posted on Ellis' website, mostly odd news items and disturbing pictures from the Internet that Ellis had found or had been sent. Muggle: He's the only member of the main cast who is a completely normal human (with Mikan, if you don't count the God of Fortune residing in her glasses).
Nice Guy: His pure earnestness is possibly his defining trait (even more so than his "bag of open holes" trait).
His friends have remarked that the upside of of his inability to lie is that you know he's honest and genuine. It's frequent enough that other people start to use it as some kind of measure instrument after a while. According to Rin, 50 years in the future Asahi is in danger of dying from blood loss because of the Charismatic Pervert II's rule, to his young self's horror. Not What It Looks Like: Poor Asahi gets it pretty bad, especially because he's usually trying to be noble or selfless at the time.
The protagonist twice uses terror paranoia to get rid of people who annoy him, and teenagers producing a community radio are arrested for "musical terrorism" by the FCC. Weirdness Magnet: McGill, although considering the kind of weirdness he attracts, he calls it 'shit-magnet'.
Only Sane Man: Well, "least insane man" would be more accurate considering the bunch that surrounds him.
He's at least prone to lampshade the absurdity of the situations or of the others' reactions to them. Thanks for the Mammaries: An unusual example in chapter 22, as his hand is first touching Shirou's chest? but he sees a picture of the moon and turns back into Shiho, making this trope happen. Time Travel Tense Trouble: After his trip to the future with Mikan, Asahi reminisces what happened "the other day in the future"? before noting that that phrase doesn't make sense. Turns out she's a cheerful and not particularly bright vampire girl, who inadvertently lets Asahi see her bat wings one day.
She has promised her father that she would leave school should her secret be revealed, so Asahi promises her that he won't reveal her secret no matter what.
Blood Lust: When she and Asahi are eating lunch together in chapter 101, her eyes start to fixate rather hungrily on Asahi's neck.



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