History Analysis / BattleArenaToshinden

16th Aug '16 10:50:40 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* Ten Count: The general idea for a hitman, and themes of social intrigues turning bloody, especially in modern day society. The law may ban human sacrifice, but evil has no boundaries. Politicians and figures of power threatened by individuals who can possibly unravel everything they've built up with both their legit and unsavory practices? Those who are taint with corruption and play the mask well if they find themselves in a bind? They can go to the darker side of things and ensure that "something bad" will happen to said obstacle or threat that can possibly be their undoing. This also ties heavily within Kayin's Cain theming; along with being the bearer of the first curse in Christian mythology and murderer, Cain became the "father of all cities" upon birthing his family to a significant number after being forced to wander the world as punishment. With both of their preferred stages to be that of metropolitan areas and downtown, their themes of infrastructural underworld crime and social violence issues is exponentially highlighted.

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* Ten Count: The general idea for a hitman, and themes of social intrigues turning bloody, especially in modern day society. The law may ban human sacrifice, but evil has no boundaries. Politicians and figures of power threatened by individuals who can possibly unravel everything they've built up with both their legit and unsavory practices? Those who are taint with corruption and play the mask well if they find themselves in a bind? They can go to the darker side of things and ensure that "something bad" will happen to said obstacle or threat that can possibly be their undoing. This also ties heavily within Kayin's Cain theming; along with being the bearer of the first curse in Christian mythology and murderer, Cain became the "father of all cities" upon the blood of Abel tainting the earth and desiring more from him, ultimately yielding no fruit or produce, and birthing his family to a significant number after being forced to wander the world as punishment. With both of their preferred stages to be that of metropolitan areas and downtown, their themes of infrastructural underworld crime and social violence issues is exponentially highlighted.



* Balga: Viking heritage and the darker side of Nordic practices, being that of slavery and human sacrifice. While criminals were often used to appease Odin, the general practice of slavery was commonplace in Viking society, whether it be those proved weaker in their own society, or stolen rights as an individual made null by force through war and pillaging. Should the criminal stock run out, it had been documented that slaves were the next choice of preference for religious offerings, and while this was often avoided, in times of desperation and hardships of exceptional occasion, children were sacrificed for a better turnout.

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* Balga: Viking heritage and the darker side of Nordic practices, being that of slavery and human sacrifice. While criminals were often used to appease Odin, Odin and the Aesir, the general practice of slavery was commonplace in Viking society, whether it be those proved weaker in their own society, or stolen rights as an individual made null by force through war and pillaging. Should the criminal stock run out, it had been documented that slaves were the next choice of preference for religious offerings, and while this was often avoided, in times of desperation and hardships of exceptional occasion, children were sacrificed for a better turnout. While there are many Vikings of noble aspiration and standing, the reality is far different than the majority of depictions featuring them, as their rule was ultimately more brutal and unforgiving than either the Christians and Romans, and that Viking society's indulgences and excesses did bring out the worst of man.
5th Jul '16 2:19:08 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* Leon: The concept of a "bully" and a general idea for a villainous figure. Runs with a gang of bigger, badder thugs, belligerent and always having it in for his victim, enjoys tormenting and the idea of mercilessly imposing himself onto his targets. These are traits synonymous with bullies practically anywhere in the world, and his street gang like appearance, engagement in unsavory antisocial activities, and constant cocky smirk with constant blue streak of rude lewd and crude language doesn't help him not look anymore menacing. While human sacrifice in general definition wouldn't hold up, it's figurative in this case, harming and actively antagonizing another human being for own's own pleasure, and while the milder bullies would just leave it at humiliation, there are plenty who are either not so right in the head or are that ill willed to go too far for whatever reason.

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* Leon: The concept of a "bully" and a general idea for a villainous figure. Runs with a gang of bigger, badder thugs, belligerent and always having it in for his victim, enjoys tormenting and the idea of mercilessly imposing himself onto his targets. These are traits synonymous with bullies practically anywhere in the world, and his street gang like appearance, engagement in unsavory antisocial activities, and constant cocky smirk with constant blue streak of rude lewd and crude language doesn't help him not look anymore menacing. While human sacrifice in general definition wouldn't hold up, it's figurative in this case, harming and actively antagonizing another human being for own's own pleasure, and while the milder bullies would just leave it at humiliation, there are plenty who are either not so right in the head or are that ill willed to go too far for whatever reason. In another theming, Leon's attitudes on how "The Strong Eat the Weak" and "Kill or Be Killed", particularly in US society, is something of a growing concern; while Social Darwinism was once popular in the past pre World War II, actively or obliviously far right minded pockets of the US population into the current day still carry extreme sentiments of individualism, from "If you are poor, that is your own fault", "Might Makes Right", "We're right, everyone else is wrong", to even justifying injustices, prejudices, and social inequalities as "that's the way the world is". While the societal aspects of the Iron Cage may allow order, it is still a jungle within where cruel sacrifices and the neglected becoming vindictively dangerous still is everyday occurrence.
5th Jul '16 2:02:28 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* Leon: The concept of a "bully" and a general idea for a villainous figure. Runs with a gang of bigger, badder thugs, belligerent and always having it in for his victim, enjoys tormenting and the idea of mercilessly imposing himself onto his targets. These are traits synonymous with bullies practically anywhere in the world, and his street gang like appearance, engagement in unsavory antisocial activities, and constant cocky smirk with constant blue streak of rude lewd and crude language doesn't help him not look anymore menacing. While human sacrifice in general definition wouldn't hold up, it's figurative in this case, harming and actively antagonizing another human being for own's own pleasure, and while the milder

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* Leon: The concept of a "bully" and a general idea for a villainous figure. Runs with a gang of bigger, badder thugs, belligerent and always having it in for his victim, enjoys tormenting and the idea of mercilessly imposing himself onto his targets. These are traits synonymous with bullies practically anywhere in the world, and his street gang like appearance, engagement in unsavory antisocial activities, and constant cocky smirk with constant blue streak of rude lewd and crude language doesn't help him not look anymore menacing. While human sacrifice in general definition wouldn't hold up, it's figurative in this case, harming and actively antagonizing another human being for own's own pleasure, and while the milder bullies would just leave it at humiliation, there are plenty who are either not so right in the head or are that ill willed to go too far for whatever reason.



* Abel:

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* Abel:Abel: Toshinden's themes of rooting villainous characters with godly and saintly names has its ties to its title meaning of "Warrior God's Teachings", in that through what trials they present, the cast comes to learn and understand in the conflicts they are forced to overcome. Being the first victim of murder by Cain, Abel in some traditions was martyred as the patron saint of victims and the first martyr, in some cases crying for vengeance and the destruction of all of Cain's descendants. In a twist of roles, where Kayin is the one whose actions of killing is attempted to be repented for actively, Abel in this case is presented as a vengeful, actively malicious individual, who wishes for the world to be reborn and purified, from a world he sees as tainted and corrupted. Whatever his motivations, instead of finding solace with what isn't wrong with the world or has promise, he instead turns to preying on the world's faults for his own gains, sacrificing youths and children for their blood to be used in magic, and actively desiring "Judgment Day" by seeking out the evocation and revival of a god for their evil purposes of rebirthing the world through magic and bloodshed. This also has its ties to a parable of Jesus and Abel within the Christian Bible, in that the blood of Christ is considered more promising as Jesus's deed of dying on the cross as sacrifice for all of men for mercy was out of his own compassion, rather than of the Old Testament's themes of brutality and vengeance brought about from Abel's death.
5th Jul '16 1:34:06 PM IKEZE-KISAMA
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* Ten Count: The general idea for a hitman, and themes of social intrigues turning bloody, especially in modern day society. The law may ban human sacrifice, but evil has no boundaries. Politicians and figures of power threatened by individuals who can possibly unravel everything they've built up with both their legit and unsavory practices? Those who are taint with corruption and play the mask well if they find themselves in a bind? They can go to the darker side of things and ensure that "something bad" will happen to said obstacle or threat that can possibly be their undoing.

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* Ten Count: The general idea for a hitman, and themes of social intrigues turning bloody, especially in modern day society. The law may ban human sacrifice, but evil has no boundaries. Politicians and figures of power threatened by individuals who can possibly unravel everything they've built up with both their legit and unsavory practices? Those who are taint with corruption and play the mask well if they find themselves in a bind? They can go to the darker side of things and ensure that "something bad" will happen to said obstacle or threat that can possibly be their undoing. This also ties heavily within Kayin's Cain theming; along with being the bearer of the first curse in Christian mythology and murderer, Cain became the "father of all cities" upon birthing his family to a significant number after being forced to wander the world as punishment. With both of their preferred stages to be that of metropolitan areas and downtown, their themes of infrastructural underworld crime and social violence issues is exponentially highlighted.
2nd Jul '16 2:42:15 AM IKEZE-KISAMA
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** Both of their arsenals and play styles are significant in their themes; where Nagisa is limited to a handgun and telescopic baton, but is extremely straightforward, capable of firing barrages and allowed to reload completely, Vermillion has access to a variety of weapons, from his sawed off shotgun and revolver, to even wire tasers and flasks of sulfuric acid, but requiring underhand tactics and lots of strategy, only allowed to reload one bullet at a time to due the mechanics of his firearms, yet also featured with one of the most cheapest attacks in the game.

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** Both of their arsenals and play styles are significant in their themes; where Nagisa is limited to a handgun and telescopic baton, but is extremely straightforward, capable of firing barrages and allowed to reload completely, Vermillion has access to a variety of weapons, from his sawed off shotgun and revolver, to even wire tasers and flasks of sulfuric acid, but requiring underhand tactics and lots of strategy, only allowed to reload one bullet at a time to due the mechanics of his firearms, yet also featured with one of the most cheapest attacks in the game.game.

==Agon Theos and the Human Sacrifice Conspiracy==

*Leon: The concept of a "bully" and a general idea for a villainous figure. Runs with a gang of bigger, badder thugs, belligerent and always having it in for his victim, enjoys tormenting and the idea of mercilessly imposing himself onto his targets. These are traits synonymous with bullies practically anywhere in the world, and his street gang like appearance, engagement in unsavory antisocial activities, and constant cocky smirk with constant blue streak of rude lewd and crude language doesn't help him not look anymore menacing. While human sacrifice in general definition wouldn't hold up, it's figurative in this case, harming and actively antagonizing another human being for own's own pleasure, and while the milder
*Ten Count: The general idea for a hitman, and themes of social intrigues turning bloody, especially in modern day society. The law may ban human sacrifice, but evil has no boundaries. Politicians and figures of power threatened by individuals who can possibly unravel everything they've built up with both their legit and unsavory practices? Those who are taint with corruption and play the mask well if they find themselves in a bind? They can go to the darker side of things and ensure that "something bad" will happen to said obstacle or threat that can possibly be their undoing.
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*Balga: Viking heritage and the darker side of Nordic practices, being that of slavery and human sacrifice. While criminals were often used to appease Odin, the general practice of slavery was commonplace in Viking society, whether it be those proved weaker in their own society, or stolen rights as an individual made null by force through war and pillaging. Should the criminal stock run out, it had been documented that slaves were the next choice of preference for religious offerings, and while this was often avoided, in times of desperation and hardships of exceptional occasion, children were sacrificed for a better turnout.
*Atahua: The human sacrifice practiced by the Incas, and a theme most similar to that of Peter Pan, being that of the dilemma of the Indians VS the Lost Boys.
*Tau:
*Toujin:
*Cuiling:
*Adam:
*Rachael:
*Judgement:
*Miss Til:
*Schultz:
*Vermillion:
*Abel:
31st Jan '14 12:26:58 PM erforce
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** While Judgement appears to be based off of Jason Vorhees from the Friday the 13th series, with his unstoppable grab, high resilience to attacks, notable hockey mask, blue jumpsuit and grimy brown alternate outfits, David appears to resemble a teenage Dr. Samuel James Loomis from the Halloween series, wearing a brown longcoat, armed with a gun, and has backstory with the now horrifying monstrosity that is Judgement.
** In addition, David has a theme of fire to his attacks, reminiscent of Halloween II's ending and his own backstory, where Judgement's are more akin to hellish and ghoulish themes.

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** While Judgement appears to be based off of Jason Vorhees Voorhees from the Friday the 13th ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, with his unstoppable grab, high resilience to attacks, notable hockey mask, blue jumpsuit and grimy brown alternate outfits, David appears to resemble a teenage Dr. Samuel James Loomis from the Halloween ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series, wearing a brown longcoat, armed with a gun, and has backstory with the now horrifying monstrosity that is Judgement.
** In addition, David has a theme of fire to his attacks, reminiscent of ''[[Film/HalloweenII1981 Halloween II's II]]'''s ending and his own backstory, where Judgement's are more akin to hellish and ghoulish themes.
17th Sep '13 12:57:46 PM TheBHAN
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* [[Music/MichealJackson Micheal Jackson]] : Beat It vs Smooth Criminal

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* [[Music/MichealJackson [[Music/MichaelJackson Micheal Jackson]] : Beat It vs Smooth Criminal
17th Sep '13 12:56:16 PM TheBHAN
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* Micheal Jackson: Beat It vs Smooth Criminal

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* [[Music/MichealJackson Micheal Jackson: Jackson]] : Beat It vs Smooth Criminal



* CasualKink / Dominatrix : Bondage and Discipline - ProperLady / Ojou vs Dominance and Sadism - EvilIsSexy / TheBaroness

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* CasualKink / Dominatrix : Bondage and Discipline - ProperLady / Ojou {{Ojou}} vs Dominance and Sadism - EvilIsSexy / TheBaroness



* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside vs Narcissist

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* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside vs Narcissist{{Narcissist}}
21st May '13 12:38:01 PM TheBHAN
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[[folder: '''The God Agon Theos''']]

A main antagonist figure in the series, while not seen, Agon Theos is the god of the Organization, whom its members seek to serve and appease, through magic and ritual sacrifice.

While not mentioned in any way of its own origins, its name is Greek in origin.

Agon Theos, is a name that can be translated as literally, “God of Agons/Conflict”.

Agon itself is an ancient Greek word that has several and very influential root meanings.

*One definition is that it refers to is of competition of many fields, from athletics and racing, to even literature and music, especially during festivals and religious based events, including the Olympics.
*In ancient Greek literature, the word means of the struggle with in a work, which the forces of good and evil come to clash over, and add moving action and drama to the overall story. In plays in ancient Greece, it also meant a debate of views and sides through which the protagonist and antagonist had, and which the crowd themselves came to judge upon.
*In The Western Canon by Harold Bloom, the term agon refers to the attempt by a writer to resolve an intellectual conflict between his ideas, and the ideas of an influential predecessor, in which "the larger swallows the smaller".
*In sociopolitical theory, the word agon can refer to the idea that conflict between two opposing forces can bring about beneficial growth and progress.
*In the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Agon is also a minor god, said to be the embodiment and divine manifestation of contests and competition. Inevitably, his icon is located in Olympia.

The god's role in the series is to also likely represent the fight of good and evil, through which two characters of opposing sides and conflicting themes clash with each other in deadly combat. Fittingly enough, the members of the Organization are evil foils and counterparts of the protagonists, themed in accordance to their prey's own themes.

The themes themselves are also worth doting upon, as most of them make sense through real life symbolical dualistic concepts and even through iconic popular culture, pitting idea versus idea against another and even coming to an aesop through the victor of the deadly battle. Even the antagonist himself, also deals with the phenomenon and noumenon of dualism and twin sided conflict that Agon Theos brings about through its influence.
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22nd Apr '13 9:49:35 AM TheBHAN
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** Most interestingly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_versus_lion Tiger Versus Lion]]



** ''''' Background – A robot from an unknown manufacturer, Adam was built specifically for the designs and goals of the Organization as a killing machine. However, he met a human woman on a mission, and soon discovered that he fell in love. Asking his masters to give him a human body, Adam would be granted so, but only if he were to kill and hunt those his masters desired for their plans.'''''

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** ''''' Background Background''''' – A robot from an unknown manufacturer, Adam was built specifically for the designs and goals of the Organization as a killing machine. However, he met a human woman on a mission, and soon discovered that he fell in love. Asking his masters to give him a human body, Adam would be granted so, but only if he were to kill and hunt those his masters desired for their plans.'''''
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