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Over the years, anime and manga has produced a lot of wham episodes. Works with their own pages: Attack on Titan Bleach DARLING in the FRANXX Dragon. I would like to use the relationship of Kamille and Kenzo as a case study for infidelity. . Strategy # 4: Trust your die-hard fans to defend you. Classy CoupleStylish CoupleCouple StyleCouple GoalsLove Couple Relationship GoalsRelationshipsFalling In LovePower Couples. More information.
Tour Guide Tatay ng Bacolod I was simply enthralled as I listened to Roger talk about his childhood experiences in the province. He talked about swimming in the river using the trunk of a banana tree as salbabida; and he smilingly reminisced about the times that he would sleep atop a carabao without falling off. Having been a city dweller all my life, stories like these transport me into a fantasy world of idyllic provincial sceneries much like the ones Amorsolo would protray in his paintings.
Romantic at heart, Roger also narrated the time that he almost drowned trying desperately to reach home and meet his wife just to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary. Good father, good husband, good tour guide equals good person named Roger! Bombshell Baker ng Paranaque Dawn is a multi-talented lady who dances and bakes professionally.
She probably twerks it like Miley or dances the Nae Nae while creating her scrumptious pastries and cakes. Ever since the tender age of 16, she was already working to support herself and she never asked money from her parents. Dawn told me that by working early in life, she learned "to be independent, to look after herself in every aspect of life. Her grit and determination deserves our utmost respect and admiration!
Worldwide Worker ng Surigao James' afro hairdo is as funky as his life experiences. He never seems to run out of funny stories to share. For instance, he narrated to me about the electrically-heated toilet seats in Japan. The first time he used it, he was scared to death that the warm toilet seat might electrocute him in the midst of his pooing.
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I understand his concern though. It would be an embarrasing death to die by electric chair, i mean, electric toilet bowl. He also narrated the time that he was billeted in a hotel and didn't know how to turn on the shower.
Not having a timba and tabo at that time, what he did was to squat underneath the faucet and take his shower from that position.
Hmm, I can certainly relate to that story as it's happened to me, too! California Dream Girl ng U. A This pretty lady loves joining beauty pageants and has, in fact, won the Miss Photogenic award twice in a row! When discussing about beauty title holders, I always envision them sitting regally on their throne, wearing a crown and holding their scepter.
Jessica however will probably have difficulty doing that since she never likes to sit still and has to keep on moving. Well, I'm guessing that her high energy level comes from all the coffee aroma she's inhaled during her work as a barista.
Kulit ng Japan Even as a psychiatrist, I don't meet too many people like Jyo. He is a novelty in his kakulitan and in his being pasaway. He is also extremely forgetful! He has lost his wallet and cellphone numerous times. In fact, you might not believe this: In coming to the Philippines for PBB, he forget to bring his passport to the airport and only found out when he was already at the check-in counter! Hmm, I don't think I would ever want to be a travelling companion to Jyo! His mouth is also non-stop in functioning-- unlimited talking kung baga.
He told me that he is aware that he keeps on talking, and actually gets tired of talking, but is not able to stop himself. In one incident, a Japanese stranger even punched him because he got annoyed by Jyo's noise!
Despite his penchant for blabbering though, he continues to be a fun and likable character. Madiskarteng Inday ng Iloilo Like many nurses, Krisia dreams of working abroad.
She loves her vocation of helping people and feels bad about hospitals that are ill-equipped to help patients. I asked Krisia what's unique about her and guess what she said? She said that she likes mixing coke and chichiria with her rice. Knowing that about Krisia, I better avoid any meals that she offers me! Independent Sweetheart ng Manila Talking with Margo is like watching a theatre actress in performance.
She is engaging to talk to and has so many funny stories to tell. One time, for instance, Margo was rushing to ride the MRT and to quickly get inside, she just picked out a random lolo standing near her and told the guard that she was accompanying her senile lolo. Naughty, naughty, naughty, isn't she? This lady, Margo, believes that she has trypophobia.
If you don't know what it is, Google search the images of "trypophobia. Sexy Mommy ng Japan This Japinoy is a hard-working mama who serves as a breadwinner for her mother and her child. Miho related to me the life stresses that she was going through and it seemed that she was close to getting burned-out! Hindi ko na nabibigyan ng panahon si baby dahil sobrang busy ko. Bungisngis Bebot ng Bulacan This wacky lady has childhood stories which are both funny and traumatic to tell.
Mikee vividly remembers the time when her male classmate threw a big rock at her face. The rock hit her nose and gave her a nosebleed. Because of that incident, she also believes that it made her nose less matangos. On another occasion in childhood, Mikee somehow got a sampaloc seed stuck inside her nostril. Fearing that her mother would get angry with her, she let the sampaloc seed stay in her nose for a good 2 weeks. It was when her mother kissed her on the cheek and wondered why her face was stinking that Mikee admitted about the sampaloc seed stuck inside.
The doctor who yanked the seed out of her nose medically confirmed that the seed was indeed rotting as nasty as hell! Ang Soldier's Boy ng Pampanga For a good-looking commercial and ramp model like Charlhone, some people would think that he's a womanizer. Charlhone admits though that he's a bonafide torpe at heart. He's been busted a good number of times by girls he's attracted to, and he finds it strange that it's the girls who he doesn't like that are the ones maniacally chasing after him.
One of his ambitions is to be a singer and sing at the Araneta. I hope his dream comes true. If it indeed happens, I can imagine a multitude of girls swooning over this heartthrob! Perhaps, as the Greek mythology goes, a Venus will emerge from the sea of screaming women- a Venus of sorts who will truly love him for the person he is. I am soooo eagerly awaiting the explosive drama, comedy, action, and suspense that's going to transpire inside Kuya's house. Take good care of yourselves and God bless you all!
This sunshiny kid is also a counselor like me. When classmates have problems, they like approaching him for advise. Here's one funny story he told me: One day, during class time, he was secretly texting on his cellphone when the teacher suddenly called him and asked, "Ryan, one plus one? If he's not playing football on the field, he's playing football on his PS3. The leader and the founder of the Dollars is revealed. I'd argue that it's actually Episode Even though the fact that Mikado is the leader of the Dollars isn't explicitly stated until Episode 11, the end of Episode 10 strongly implies it.
The Wham comes from the realization that this supposedly nice, innocent kid is actually a badass with a better handle on the situation than anyone else and that the seemingly inane details that fill the rest of the episode are not only important, but do a masterful job of setting up the end reveal. This was the episode that made the show go from "quite good" to "absolutely incredible.
It'd be a good example of the latter trope too, but that gets twisted round in the last episode, titled Going Too Far for a very good reason. For those interested, Excel is the epitome of a Genki Girland often is a Spanner in the Works for her idol, boss, and major crush Il Palazzo, who wants to conquer the city.
After an alien invasion ends up destroying the townExcel gets lost and Il Palazzo begins his conquest of the city, ordering his men to kill her. She defeats all of the men, reaches his tower, and bangs on the door until her hands are bloody, asking just to see him again.
He shows up and shoots her, then leaves her to die in the sand. Byakko Senki starts off with a wham chapter. It starts off the story of Suzuno as the priestess of Byakko on the day of the Great Kanto Earthquake. Her home has been destroyed, her mother has died from falling debris, and her father is severely injured. And he begs Suzuno to open the Universe of the Four Gods because he knows that, even if doing so will get her transported into the book's world and its dangers, it will keep her safe from the earthquake.
Oh, and Suzuno is eight years old at this point. They then disband Mustang's group forcing Fuery, Breda, and Falman to the borders of Amestris, and Riza Hawkeye becomes King Bradley's secretary, so that she can be used as a hostage. Gluttony almost kills Riza, the Mustang crew learns about Homunculi, Havoc's spinal cord is severed, Roy gets stabbed in the ribs, Al almost dies, Riza learns Mustang "died" and starts screaming, crying, and has a Heroic BSoDMustang comes back and we learn that Homunculi actually can be killed.PBB 737: Barbie gets upset with Bailey
All in one episode. Pales in comparison to the meeting between the Elrics and Father. In the course of a chapter its revealed that Father is not Hohenheim but he knows himhe can prevent anyone from using Amestris alchemy, but Xingese alkahestry can function.
The next chapter reveals that Greed has no memories of his past life, and Ling is still in there. And Ed finding Al's body behind the Gate? We also find out later that Hohenheim IS basically the Philosopher's Stone, as well as possibly the founder of modern Alchemy. Small wonder his kids are prodigies. Although this was more of a Wham because someone predicted it in advance.
And of course there's always the episode in Brotherhood where Ed is impaled through his abdomen by a metal rod when Kimblee blows up the room. Meanwhile, Al feels his soul being ripped from his body. Then in ChapterFather reveals that his plan is to open the Gate of Truth for the planet. He also activates the country-wide transmutation circle, sucking out the souls of almost everyone in the country. Then he absorbs GOD into his body. In chapterAl reverses the transmutation Ed did to attach his soul into the armor, returning Ed's right arm and getting trapped into the Doors of Truth in process.
And let's not forget the anime adaptationsuch as when Hughes diedor when it turned out that the Homonculi were behind the Ishvalan war, or the second to last episode. What, the other side of the gate is our real world? And you mean to tell me that alchemy is powered by the deaths of people in this world? Meaning that part of the reason that all these plots are happening now is that Alchemy in general is being supercharged by all the deaths in World War I! Don't forget the reveal of Dante and Hohenheim's secret in Episode A Certain Scientific Railgun is a lighthearted show, till all of a sudden Harumi of all people turns out to be a villain.
That's surprising, but that's not the real wham. The real wham is when some sort of bizarre creepy fetus thing comes out of her and lets out a inhuman roar.
WTF moment for sure. The Familiar of Zero: Episode 10 of season 4. Everybody is forced to run, full of despair.
Episode 5 of season 1. It goes from the status quo of pretty boys swimming to one of the main characters nearly drowning in a matter of minutes. Fuuka, the title character, gets hit by a truck and dies. Legend of Daiku Maryu episode With the exception of the whole "Limitation Syndrome" episodes, all those other light-hearted episodes seemed a lot more appropriate and necessary, with Proist rapidly become just as hated as Fucking Ribbons.
The Zondar threat has been eliminated and the world is safe, right? What's more surprising than that? And then he easily takes down three Primevals with his own giant robot King J-Der! Which launches from a volcano! First, the supposedly-main-characters are killed in episode 1. Then, the bloody murderer in the episode before is introduced as a lost member of another squad. And then, in the third episode flashback begun, which has nothing similar with the high body count of the first two episodes.
The final "attack" of the Individual Eleven in the second season of Ghost in the Shell: Twelve terrorists join together to commit their greatest and final "attack", all of them bringing katanas with them. A police team is racing against time to stop them, when a news-helicopter spots them first on a skyscraper roof, broadcasting everything on live-TV. And without any warning they pull out their swords and decapitate each other! Daisaku and Giant Robo finally arrives at the battlefield, Daisaku gives a speech about how he can never forgive all the evil Professor Vogler did and orders Robo to attack Volger Sphere.
But when Robo puches it Also, next episode, in which several characters are Killed Off for Real. Great Teacher Onizuka had a veritable WHAM clusterfuck when Urumi posted a website showing video of Miyabi doing personal stuff around her house she discovers hidden cameras in her bathroom and bedroom.
Onizuka races to find Urumi before she kills herself while his students must find a way to shut the website down. Teshigawara convinces the vice-principal to kill Onizuka but all that was a smoke screen so Teshigawara can kidnap Azusa. Michael, Wendy's brother, now serves the Claw.
There are a few, especially as it's a constantly-escalating plot, but the most infamous is when Sho's father becomes an unwitting Enzyme-type Zoanoid who rips the Guyver's brain out, forcing the Guyver to kill him on autopilot. The appearance of Archanfel, the Big Bad of the series, and the leader of the Zoalords. He gets sucked into a black hole, climbs out a couple of chapters later, and turns Guyver I and Guyver III's Mega Smashers back on them, nearly killing them in the process.
As this takes the Guyver units out of the picture for a large chunk of time, the Zoanoids use the lack of any real threat to their powers to Take Over the World. Up to this point in the series the episodes had been light-hearted and comedic. An earthquake reveals a tunnel leading under the mansion.
Deep underground the mansions there's a smaller duplicate mansion. Inside the duplicate mansion Chief Security maid Konoe Tsurugi finds on old portrait of a woman who looks exactly like Head Maid Mariel. This leads to a chain of events that result in Mariel falling deathly ill, being kidnapped by Taro's grandfather's minions and having to be rescued, all as part of the grandfather's plans. She's the one who opened up the Axia Boxunleashing the Phantom Empire. Before that was Episode 13, which introduced Phantomthe self-styled "Pretty Cure Hunter" who has been defeating and capturing Pretty Cures like they were prizes.
Despite brief references to the supernatural, Haruhi appears to be an excessively Cloudcuckoolander who can't tell fantasy from reality Yuki, the girl who had just been sitting there reading when the club started, is an alien drawn to the planet by a cosmic disturbance three years before.
Mikuru, whom Haruhi grabbed at random because she thought she was cute, is a time traveller there to understand the time travel threshold, three years before. Itsuki, who was inducted due to Haruhi's obsession with the idea of a mysterious New Transfer Studentturns out to be from a group of espers who gained their powers in a cataclysm three years before.
What are the odds? High, once you learn that Haruhi herself is a godlike being, unwittingly responsible for all three phenomena. And there are nine episodes to go. Technically the wham episode chronologically would have been Episode 4 Broadcast Order Episode 10where the Class Representative traps Kyon in an artificial world and tries her best to kill him to see what Suzumiya will do, only to be stopped by the aforementioned Nagato Yuki, wielding reality-overwrite powers.
And then he meets Mikuru's future self. This is around the point where Kyon realizes he has to believe all these weird outlandish stories. Heartcatch Pretty Cure begins with a Wham Episode two-parter.
Cure Moonlight's defeat, Cure Blossom's introduction leading into a Cliffhanger This was not going to be a regular Pretty Cure series. Then you got Episode 10, which really puts the breaks on the fun when the Dark Precure shows up, hands Blossom and Marine their asses, then disappears.
Heroman episode 4 was one, being the first time Joey and the eponymous robot couldn't do anything but stall, and one of those things was hard to stop, but at the end of the episode, more pop out, episode 5 established that the Skrugg aren't so stupid, and they promptly try to remove the threat with new, human soldiers who turn out to be the Jerk Jock and his little buddy.
Episode 13, Joey comes home from a date, his friends tell him that the government is after him, and he may have to leave, he does. In a very interesting variation, the Saikoroshi-hen arc in Higurashi: When They Crybecause before Rika returns to her original world that was post-Matsuribayashi-hen, she reveals that she is also Frederica Bernkastel, the Witch of Miracles.
After declaring that she would no longer hold that role, the two entities separated. In a nutshell, every Rika Furude except the last one that survived is Bernkastel. And they're bitter, hence we got End of The Golden Witch. Higurashi itself has a few. For example, episode 25 where you learn that the entire first arc was from an Unreliable Narrator 's stand-point and he was hallucinating. The second season has numerous once we learn the plot, also one episode ends with everyone dying, right after it looked promising that they would be safe.
Episode 10 of Hyperdimension Neptunia; while the rest of the show mixed things up a little, it essentially followed the plots of the second and third game. However in this episode when Peashy is freed from Anonydeath's control instead of it and the following moments being heartwarming like in the game Victory where she ends up glomping Neptune.
The stark change to drama in what has almost always been a Comedy Anime, is a pretty big moment by itself; but the Tearjerker aspect when compared to the source material makes it have even more of an impact. K Every episode in the second half of K counts as this, with revelations and twists coming one after another. However, special mention goes to Episode 6 and 11 Episode 6: The rest of the episode contains the major wham: Shiro's memories are fake, meaning he really could be the Colorless King and just not remember it.
Episode 8 of the second season, Return of Kings: Iwafune, revealed in the previous episode to be the presumed dead Grey King, handily curb-stomps Reisi, and the ensuing damage to his resolve degrades his already cracking Sword of Damocles massively. Episode 42 of Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne has three revelations: The titular character has been an Unwitting Pawn all along, her helper Finn is actually evil and serves the Devil, and Miyako finally discovers that the master chief she's been hunting throughout the show is none other than her best friend, Maron Kusakabe.
For its 7 first episodes, Kannazuki no Miko is cute, touching, sometimes silly, and full of Fanservice of all kinds, and if you don't sympathize with Chikane by the end of episode 7 you just have no heart or don't like Schoolgirl Lesbians for some reason.
You MIGHT sense episode 8 is going to be a turning point, but you sure as hell don't expect Chikane to respond to Himeko's apparently choosing Souma by raping her, stealing Souma's mecha and becoming the 8th and most dangerous of the enemies. That is, if you're not watching the show for the twist. Akiko gets hit by a car. Chapter 12 of Karakuridouji Ultimo. After introducing a whole bunch of new doji, in the previous chapter, new Evil Doji are introduced, who proceed to murder the Good Doji in brutal and disturbing ways, kill all the good doji members in almost as brutal ways.
Then the world blows up killing anyone who had any ounce of life left. Yamato and Ultimo manage to use Time Manipulation to save everyone at the last second, but, the fandom still probably suffers from that chapter.
Chapter 21 in a different sense. Anybody who was uneasy about Yanderestalkerand Depraved Homosexual Rune, proabably had a nervous breakdown when that chapter rolled around. Turns out Rune has no problem resorting to rape to get Yamato. It was only attempted in the end, but still, it's not something that most people wanted in their head.
Chapter of Kenichi: Kenichi and Miu, in escaping from Silcardo Junazard's base, are confronted by several master-class martial artists. It looks hopeless, as they're both worn down and out of energy But that's not the Wham moment Kill la Kill has quite a few of these, but Episode 18 is probably the standout example.
After spending over half of the series as an antagonist, Satsuki rebels against her mother, Ragyo Kiryuinrevealing that she played the Evil Overlord as part of her revenge for the death of her father and unnamed little sister, both of whom Ragyo disposed of.
Ragyo survives said assassination attempt, revealing to be fused with the Life Fibersand hands Satsuki her ass.
After removing her Kamui and disposing of her, she turns her attention to the protagonist, Ryuko Matoi, by ripping her heart out and revealing that she too has been fused with Life Fibers, making her the aforementioned unnamed little sister who Satsuki thought was dead. In Kokoro Connectin episode 5, when Heartseed takes over Iori's body and jumps off the bridge Episode 20 of Kurau Phantom Memory offers a major change in the premise of the series by introducing Rynax with evil plans to take over the world, who want to use Kurau for their purposes.
L Legend of Galactic Heroes is very liberally sprinkled with this indeed, throughout its long run. This is to the point that every few episodes a Wham would happen.
Here are some examples the following list is NOT exhaustive: There are two well-remembered Whams.