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  • Gadget Watches: Cassiopeia and Athena.
  • Gambit Pileup: We still don't see it yet but from the looks of things, there's a ton of key players that are in here. Ala Alba (Negi's group) may turn out to be Unwitting Pawns or the Spanner in the Works.
    • They turn out to be neither, and go about their own agenda, despite attempts by multiple groups.
  • Gainax Ending: Sort of in the manga.
  • Gecko Ending: In addition to the sudden and Mood Whiplash-laden ending to the original anime, the manga itself concluded with rushed sequence that felt more like a Where Are They Now? Epilogue than an ending. Many dangling threads were indeed tied up, but far from satisfactorily, and the central driver for much of the action -- Negi's search for his father -- is resolved off-screen, between chapters and never explained.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • Chisame and Haruna both fit this trope, though Chisame expresses it more, predicting the paths of various other characters in regards to love with Negi.
    • A lot of characters dabble in this on occasion whenever there's talk of their roles as main and side characters.
  • Genre Shift: Trope picture. The current chapters barely even resemble the first few. The series essentially started as Love Hina WITH MAGIC, but eventually developed into an action series rivaling the likes of Naruto and Bleach.
    • After the Magical World arc, it seems to have gotten back to the old hijinks, but these are probably just a few Breather Episodes before the intensity comes back..
  • Geometric Magic: Required for pactio.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Asuna to Setsuna, Nodoka to Yue, Yue to Negi, Asuna to Negi, Chisame to Negi, Nagi to Arika twice, and Jack to Negi.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Loads, and from a certain point of view the first two volumes could be seen as a grand scheme to get the rest of the series past the executives. But, on a more traditional note, a good example is an early chapter where the girls are giving Negi a bath to cheer him up (everyone's wearing swimsuits) and someone shouts "Negi is so small and cute! Let's watch him grow!" "He's only ten, I don't think there will be much "growing..."
    • In the very first episode of the English dub, in the commotion of a fight between Asuna and Ayaka you can hear one of them call the other a twat.
  • Giant Enemy Crab
  • Giant Spider
  • Giving Up the Ghost: When Negi is training with Rakan, Rakan tells him to use his strongest attack on him so he can estimate how tough he is. When Negi does and it hurts more than he expected, Rakan hits him back so hard that this ends up happening.
  • Gladiator Games: Negi and Kotaro enter several gladiator tournaments in the Magic World.
  • The Glomp: More examples than you could possibly list.
  • Godiva Hair: Most of the female characters, Akamatsu-sensei being who he is.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Negi's pince-nez glasses, too small to work, sometimes absent, never commented on ever.
    • They may actually be useful if he's farsighted. Not everyone is Mr. Magoo, after all.
  • Going Commando: During the Kyoto arc, Asuna has to find new clothes after the ones she wore were turned to stone and shattered (she herself was immune to the effect). She is midway through a fight with a massive army of demons when one of them remark on her boldness, and she realizes in panic that she forgot one particular article.
  • Goldfish Scooping Game: Negi and Asuna play it during their Chapter 77 date. Asuna isn't too good at this so Negi tries to help her... but this being Negima, he grabs her where he shouldn't and they end up in a position strangely resembling a certain infamous two-digit number.
  • Grand Finale:
    • The Gecko Ending of Negima!, that is. According to Akamatsu-sensei, he was only about halfway through the manga storyline then.
    • The manga will end with chapter 355, which is scheduled to be published in the middle of March, 2012.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Not just English, but Latin... and Greek... and Sanskrit...
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Great Big Book of Everything: Yue's Pactio Artifact.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Four examples:
    • Haruna's artifact, which can basically generate anything she can draw;
    • The time travelling pocketwatch, Cassiopeia, which Negi eventually learns to use to dodge the One-Hit Kill Time Travel bullets after having been stricken with them. Chao even notes his ability to learn at such a quick pace.
    • Albireo's artifact, which can transform him into anyone he's met.
    • Jack Rakan's artifact, which can take the form of any weapon imaginable.
  • Gun Fu: Do not mess with Mana.
  • Hadaka Apron: Setsuna's yuritastic 'Cosmo Entelechia' dreamworld features Konoka in this.
  • Hammerspace: Used constantly, especially because the pactios allow the partners to summon "artifacts" out of nowhere. Also used for Hyperspace Arsenals such as Mana's, and Setsuna's wings.
  • Hammerspace Hideaway: Kaede's Artefact is a cloak (essentially a flat piece of tattered cloth) that can hide several people inside... it does have a fully furnished house in there after all.
  • Hand Behind Head
  • Harem Hero: Negi,who knows how many girls would end up having a Pactio with Negi.
  • Harmful to Minors: Several cases, but Negi's destroyed hometown is the first we hear of. Whether his or Asuna's is worse is up for debate.
  • Harsh Word Impact
  • Healing Hands
  • Heaven: According to the Cosmo Entelecheia wielders of the Code of the Lifemaker, those dissolved by it go to a garden where they meet all their loved ones. Also, humans (or those not born of the Magic World) leave a body behind. For some reason, this reassurance makes him all the more creepier.
  • Hermetic Magic: and traditional Japanese magic, too -- an almost unheard-of combination at the time the series first appeared
  • Heroic Albino: Setsuna. Kinda.
  • Heroic BSOD: Negi, after he almost killed Shiori.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Evangeline at her best. At her worst she is a bloodsucker or Sociopathic Hero.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Heroic Willpower: Although Negi certainly qualifies, Rakan takes the cake. The man willed himself into existing. TWICE!
    • This seems to be the secret behind Rakan's power: Every once in a while (such as when he takes Negi's point-blank Thunder Tempest and Nagi's Thousand Bolts) he uses the silent incantation "Willpower Defense" to survive things he really should not be able to survive. The reason Negi's Titan Slayer attack is able to stun him even briefly is that it was delivered at the end of a brutal series of attacks, so he didn't have time to muster his Willpower Defense. At least some of his endurance is due to decades of combat experience.
  • Hero Insurance
  • Hero Unit: Lampshaded in the Battle of Mahora with Chao's robots; referenced by name, even.
  • He's Back: At one point in the Eva arc, he flys away believing the others, especially Asuna, are in danger because of his presence. He comes back after meeting Kaede, however.
  • High Altitude Battle
  • Honorifics: Many of the girls call Negi "Negi-bozu", which in addition to its literal meaning is a pun on "negibozu", a variety of onion and a slang term for an inexperienced youth; also, Negi uses yobisute with Takamichi and Kotarou, as well as Anya, indicating their close friendship.
  • Hope Spot: Chapter 311. The team's plan goes off with barely any trouble and they were able to get Asuna and the Grand Master Key away from Fate in the middle of his ritual, only to find out Fate isn't the only averruncus Dynamis revived. Shit quickly hits the fan.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Mostly sento episodes, though Negi and Kotaro did create one for Asuna once. Unfortunately for her, this was during her training with Eva. Eva was so furious she threw her back out into the polar blizzard she'd just escaped, wet and naked.
    • There's also one for the Ala Rubra Drama CD. It also involves Eishun's glasses.
  • Humongous Mecha
  • Hundred-Percent Completion: Negi making contracts with everyone in his class in both Negima! and Negima!?, sometimes called the "Mass Pactio" by fans.
  • Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Setsuna is a half-demon who specializes in anti-demonic arts.
    • Also Mana, who occasionally does exterminations with her, is also a half-demon.
  • Hybrid Monster
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Referenced almost by name in chapter 276, when Mana uses an unincanted spell to reload her Desert Eagles.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Used by Chao in the Battle of Mahora arc, when Negi negates her power, she reveals she actually can use magic. Also, in the final tournament battle in the Magic World arc, done by Negi no less than five times. And every one of them is awesome.
      • Let's just say the Fridge Brilliance section answered the question right on our faces.
  • I Am Your Opponent: Invoked nearly word for word on numerous occasions.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: "By Asuna".
  • Idiot Crows: With Ayaka, of course.
    • Rakan also gets them.
  • Idiot Hero: Invoked and subverted all to hell. Negi is notably not an idiot by any stretch of the word (well, except for his chastity, but he's ten), and it is made perfectly clear throughout the series that he is a bona-fide genius. However, by thinking too much, he has time to worry and despair. The Rival, Kotaro, is very much an Idiot Hero, explaining that Negi needs to learn how to act without thinking. In other words, he needs "that little bit of courage."
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Haruna Saotome.
  • I Know You Are in There Somewhere Fight: During Mahorafest, when Negi becomes the Kissing Terminator; played deadly straight in Ch. 285, when it's really more of a We're Going To Beat The Crap Out Of You While Evangeline Helps You Seal Your Evil Side Fight.
  • I Like Those Odds: As part of the big flashback, The Redheaded Hero is saving the princess; meanwhile, the rest of Ala Rubra has to hold off the forces overseeing the execution, leading to this exchange:

 Head Mook: Do I have the necessary forces? You Fool!. The guards for this event are more numerous than those you see here. There are two entire fleets stationed over a surrounding area of tens of kilometers, not to mention elite troops numbering around 3,000. You may be powerful, but even you cannot...

Jack Rakan: Like I said. Are you seriously telling me you think that's gonna be enough?!

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