Saga of Tanya the Evil/Characters
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Tanya (Von) Degurechaff
A description of the character goes here.
Tropes exhibited by this character include:
- The Von Trope Family: Tanya apparently became part of the nobility because he did well in school.
- Colonel Kilgore: While the opening and closing songs suggest this is the case, for the most part this isn't true. Tanya considers war inherently wasteful and doesn't exactly enjoy the peril involved in being on the front lines nor is he crazy about some non-combat experiences on the front lines like the food. In the manga version of the battle that got his Silver Wings Assault Badge the buffed himself using magic after which he claimed that he's never been happier. Adrenaline may have played a role in the happiness. Also he is featured as the officer in the trope image.
- Likable Villain: Even in the anime, his most villainous portrayal, for the most part Tanya desires to just have a safe and comfy life. He's not out to conquer the world. It kind of feels like the world is out to get him. He's never (or at least very rarely) cruel for it's own sake. This all serves to make Tanya a sympathetic character. Yeah there is the desire for Deicide, but Being X is a Jerkass God that Tanya has a good reason to have a personal grudge against.
- Improbable Age: He is ~10 years old (biologically) in his current life time.
- Smug Snake: Don't get us wrong, Tanya is not a moron. However, one of the fun things (for the audience) about this series is how Tanya's attempts to read his superiors are horribly wrong and how his attempts to manipulate them often backfire. And what makes things even more entertaining is how smug Tanya often seems to be in the moment.
- Sobriquet: Tanya's enemies know his as The Devil of the Rhine (the Rhine being where he made a name for himself). His nation has their own nickname for him, White Silver, presumably because he was awarded the Silver Winged Assault Badge and lived. Said badge is prestigious and awarded almost exclusively posthumously.