History Analysis / BattleArenaToshinden

31st Jan '14 12:26:58 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

* [[Music/MichealJackson [[Music/MichaelJackson Micheal Jackson]] : Beat It vs Smooth Criminal
17th Sep '13 12:56:16 PM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Micheal Jackson: Beat It vs Smooth Criminal

to:

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



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

to:

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



* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside vs Narcissist

to:

* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside vs Narcissist{{Narcissist}}
21st May '13 12:38:01 PM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

[[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.
[[/folder]]

----
22nd Apr '13 9:49:35 AM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.'''''

to:

** ''''' 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.'''''
22nd Apr '13 9:47:10 AM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''''' Attacks''''' – Adam, built as a killing machine, and armed with a large laser Gatling cannon, has attacks ending with the word “System”, which refers to him utilizing his various functions of his body and workings to execute his attacks. He uses many attacks possible with machines: tank treads, firing rockets, perpetual and continuous joint movement, and even hidden body cannons. One notable attack however, his Super, Sword of the Id, likely refers to that he does likely have a consciousness and sentient cognitive mind.'''''

to:

** ''''' Attacks''''' – Adam, built as a killing machine, and armed with a large laser Gatling cannon, has attacks ending with the word “System”, which refers to him utilizing his various functions of his body and workings to execute his attacks. He uses many attacks possible with machines: tank treads, firing rockets, perpetual and continuous joint movement, and even hidden body cannons. One notable attack however, his Super, Sword of the Id, likely refers to that he does likely have a consciousness and sentient cognitive mind.'''''
22nd Apr '13 9:46:44 AM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''''' Personality – Caring, has a big heart, and stern, a family man. When pushed, Rungo will push back, and if threatened, he will not hold back.'''''
** ''''' Background – Once an innocent miner, uncovering a vein of uranium excavated by the Secret Society got him into the mess of the Toshinden, with his family kidnapped and under threat from the elusive criminal group. Now under fire from the Organization, Rungo fights now not only for his family, but his friends and fellow fighters also hunted by the evil group.'''''
** ''''' Attack Themes – Rungo's attacks often make use of qi waves and enormous feats with his physic and strength. In Japanese, his attacks often began with the prefix “Great/Mother Earth”, and mentioned the action performed thereafter.
** ''''' Character Themes – Rungo, while basic in his background, resonates heavily as a sort of everyday hardworking man, though extraordinary in his own right. Loving comic books, catching up on professional sports, and weightlifting, Rungo is something of an ideal everyday man. Outside of the ring, Rungo loves nature, and while also accepting towards technology, he does not tolerate pollution of any sort- The city is the last place you would find him at.'''''

to:

** ''''' Personality '''''Personality''''' – Caring, has a big heart, and stern, a family man. When pushed, Rungo will push back, and if threatened, he will not hold back.'''''
** ''''' Background Background''''' – Once an innocent miner, uncovering a vein of uranium excavated by the Secret Society got him into the mess of the Toshinden, with his family kidnapped and under threat from the elusive criminal group. Now under fire from the Organization, Rungo fights now not only for his family, but his friends and fellow fighters also hunted by the evil group.'''''
group.
** ''''' Attack Themes '''''Attack Themes''''' – Rungo's attacks often make use of qi waves and enormous feats with his physic and strength. In Japanese, his attacks often began with the prefix “Great/Mother Earth”, and mentioned the action performed thereafter.
** ''''' Character Themes Themes''''' – Rungo, while basic in his background, resonates heavily as a sort of everyday hardworking man, though extraordinary in his own right. Loving comic books, catching up on professional sports, and weightlifting, Rungo is something of an ideal everyday man. Outside of the ring, Rungo loves nature, and while also accepting towards technology, he does not tolerate pollution of any sort- The city is the last place you would find him at.'''''
at.



** ''''' Personality – While not having any expressible emotion, he is longing and has desire, most of all towards the goal of finally having a human body. However, he is also something naïve and doesn't not have full understanding of abstract and social concepts regarding humans, something that ultimately directs him to be guided to perform heinous acts.

to:

** ''''' Personality Personality''''' – While not having any expressible emotion, he is longing and has desire, most of all towards the goal of finally having a human body. However, he is also something naïve and doesn't not have full understanding of abstract and social concepts regarding humans, something that ultimately directs him to be guided to perform heinous acts.



** ''''' Attacks – Adam, built as a killing machine, and armed with a large laser Gatling cannon, has attacks ending with the word “System”, which refers to him utilizing his various functions of his body and workings to execute his attacks. He uses many attacks possible with machines: tank treads, firing rockets, perpetual and continuous joint movement, and even hidden body cannons. One notable attack however, his Super, Sword of the Id, likely refers to that he does likely have a consciousness and sentient cognitive mind.'''''
** ''''' Character Themes – Adam is the series' second appearance of a robotic character, but has heavier roots in his robotic and mechanical nature than either Replicant and Bang Boo. His name likely refers to him being the “first” of his kind, a full fledged, self aware and autonomous android in the Toshinden World. While a robot, his desire to have an organic, human body, shows that he may be more than he appears, and themes similar to this are often rooted in the genres of sci fi regarding existential topics of robotics, human relations, and transhumanism.'''''

to:

** ''''' Attacks Attacks''''' – Adam, built as a killing machine, and armed with a large laser Gatling cannon, has attacks ending with the word “System”, which refers to him utilizing his various functions of his body and workings to execute his attacks. He uses many attacks possible with machines: tank treads, firing rockets, perpetual and continuous joint movement, and even hidden body cannons. One notable attack however, his Super, Sword of the Id, likely refers to that he does likely have a consciousness and sentient cognitive mind.'''''
** ''''' Character Themes Themes''''' – Adam is the series' second appearance of a robotic character, but has heavier roots in his robotic and mechanical nature than either Replicant and Bang Boo. His name likely refers to him being the “first” of his kind, a full fledged, self aware and autonomous android in the Toshinden World. While a robot, his desire to have an organic, human body, shows that he may be more than he appears, and themes similar to this are often rooted in the genres of sci fi regarding existential topics of robotics, human relations, and transhumanism.'''''
transhumanism.
22nd Apr '13 9:45:26 AM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

-> Individual Analysis

* Rungo
** ''''' Personality – Caring, has a big heart, and stern, a family man. When pushed, Rungo will push back, and if threatened, he will not hold back.'''''
** ''''' Background – Once an innocent miner, uncovering a vein of uranium excavated by the Secret Society got him into the mess of the Toshinden, with his family kidnapped and under threat from the elusive criminal group. Now under fire from the Organization, Rungo fights now not only for his family, but his friends and fellow fighters also hunted by the evil group.'''''
** ''''' Attack Themes – Rungo's attacks often make use of qi waves and enormous feats with his physic and strength. In Japanese, his attacks often began with the prefix “Great/Mother Earth”, and mentioned the action performed thereafter.
** ''''' Character Themes – Rungo, while basic in his background, resonates heavily as a sort of everyday hardworking man, though extraordinary in his own right. Loving comic books, catching up on professional sports, and weightlifting, Rungo is something of an ideal everyday man. Outside of the ring, Rungo loves nature, and while also accepting towards technology, he does not tolerate pollution of any sort- The city is the last place you would find him at.'''''

* Adam
** ''''' Personality – While not having any expressible emotion, he is longing and has desire, most of all towards the goal of finally having a human body. However, he is also something naïve and doesn't not have full understanding of abstract and social concepts regarding humans, something that ultimately directs him to be guided to perform heinous acts.
** ''''' 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.'''''
** ''''' Attacks – Adam, built as a killing machine, and armed with a large laser Gatling cannon, has attacks ending with the word “System”, which refers to him utilizing his various functions of his body and workings to execute his attacks. He uses many attacks possible with machines: tank treads, firing rockets, perpetual and continuous joint movement, and even hidden body cannons. One notable attack however, his Super, Sword of the Id, likely refers to that he does likely have a consciousness and sentient cognitive mind.'''''
** ''''' Character Themes – Adam is the series' second appearance of a robotic character, but has heavier roots in his robotic and mechanical nature than either Replicant and Bang Boo. His name likely refers to him being the “first” of his kind, a full fledged, self aware and autonomous android in the Toshinden World. While a robot, his desire to have an organic, human body, shows that he may be more than he appears, and themes similar to this are often rooted in the genres of sci fi regarding existential topics of robotics, human relations, and transhumanism.'''''
9th Feb '13 6:04:37 PM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> Analysis

to:

-> Analysis
'''''Individual Analysis'''''
*Kayin
**'''''Personality''''' – While cool and collected, is also full of turmoil and emotional depth, from guilt and a desire to seek a peaceful life from a bloody and chaotic past.
**'''''Background''''' – A bounty hunter who works in the underworld to seek the truth behind his family's affairs, but whose experience has done nothing but bring his life guilt and misery, and even onto the lives of others, including his foster daughter, Naru. Has tragically repeated the past as his foster father did onto his own father.
**'''''Attack Themes''''' – Attacks are named with coolness like Sonic Slash, to things of nature related to the sky , like Rainbow Splash, and Rising Sun, and to that of punishment and gloom, like Terror Comet and Hell's Inferno. Soul Bomb is dark in theme, making the use of a gloomy purple energy, signifying a weathered outlook on life.
**'''''Character Themes''''' – His correctly translated name would have been Cain, alluding to Cain's sin of killing his own brother, and to his theme of tragic murder and grief brought about assassination. In comparison with Ten Count's Micheal Jackson theme, Kayin bears a red jacket, somewhat hinting to another one of MJ's popular songs, “Beat It”, alluding to Kayin's belief that fighting only brings about grief.

*Ten Count
**'''''Personality''''' – Suave, cool, collected, but hides an extremely cruel and bloodthirsty side. Wicked cultured, and sees his hitman career as a sort of enjoyment and celebrity job, playing with his victims before he kills them, and has absolutely no regrets towards his actions, even reveling in his reputation with delight.
**'''''Background''''' – A long time hitman for the Organization, notorious for his namesake method, the “Ten Count”, counting down before he chases down his victims and kills them. Likely has a connection to Amoh, as he was once an assassin for the Organization and wielded a sword.
**'''''Attack Themes''''' - Many refer to the moon and an illuminated night sky, along with themes of illumination and flash by itself. Super and Desperation attacks also bear the prefix Lunatic, also keeping in theme with his moon attacks and to the emotional and temperamental associations, but to more of a psychotic and twisted nature. Soul Bomb makes use of bright luminous and eye catching energy, signifying his blissfully ignorant outlook on life. While also making use of kick attacks like Kayin, his bear more resemblance to dancing.
**'''''Character Themes''''' – The idea of a spoiled and utterly undisciplined assassin, driven into his vileness with such a gleeful outlook and without regret or consequence. Costume is also a shout out to the song “Smooth Criminal” by Micheal Jackson, fitting his character themes to the song's namesake and also clashing with the song “Beat It”.

-> '''''Conflicting Analysis'''''



-> Analysis

to:

-> Analysis
'''''Individual Analysis'''''

*Sofia
**'''''Personality''''' – A Russian Ojou-like noblewoman, but also with humanity and self carrying heartfeltness. Greatly enjoys the company of humble and modest people, as hubris and overtly proud people are what she despises and dislikes entirely. While beautiful, has a deep philosophy and belief on beauty, that you must take care of it and is a great responsibility.
**'''''Background''''' – A private investigator with amnesia regarding the KGB and the Secret Society, Sofia has made her way to the Toshinden countless times to uncover her past, but without no avail or success. While she is enemies with Zola, she does not remember this.
**'''''Attack Themes''''' - Many bear a deep, nature related, and inner and outer beauty invoking theme about them, from Aurora Revolution, Thunder Ring, and some also bear a theme of love and romance, from Love Lover to Call Me Queen. Very modest invoking, yet also truthful and beautiful by themselves, while indicating a sort of refined taste.
**'''''Character Themes''''' – While scantily clad and wielding a whip, she is not signified to be whorish, and appears to resemble more of an Upper Class Callgirl to aid with her investigation activities; while admitted to be a sort of bondage character, she likely represents Bondage and Discipline in the acronym BDSM, as hinted by her dislike for self absorbed and overly proud people; this is further hinted to her attack Call Me Queen, to instill a sort of humility and modesty into her clients. She also appears to have great skill in rhythmic gymnastics and dancing, with her aptitude shown in her attacks, and is said to be highly skilled in piano, having been taught in Chopin's pieces.

*Zola
**'''''Personality''''' – While appearing to be graceful and beautiful on the outside, Zola is really spiteful and a real femme fatale in her double life as an assassin for the Organization. Was once in a relationship with Amoh, Kayin's foster father, but was ultimately in an unrequited relationship, leaving her bitter. Her love of cats appear to pour into her personality and behavior, even mimicking feline actions.
**'''''Background''''' - A famous opera singer by day, Zola becomes an infamous assassin in the darkness of the criminal underworld and the Organization, alluring her victims before she slays them. Having a past with Sofia, and realizing that she is also needed for the ritual, Zola takes on the task of hunting her.
**'''''Attack Themes''''' – Zola makes use of attacks with flaunting and showy themes, from Flash Prelude and Golden Ballerina, indicating a vain personality. Her Hidden, Super and Desperation Attacks, all have common themes of negative emotions related to romance, from Jealously Symphony and Hatred Waltz.
**'''''Character Themes''''' – Zola's themes all appear to be lifted from Catwoman of Batman, but what helps stand her out is her other traits about her, rather than being a copycat of her basis. Her rivalry towards Sofia also is similar, as Sofia herself is a private investigator like the Dark Knight. Like Sofia, she also appears to have a theme focus related to bondage, but that being Dominance and Sadism of the BSDM acronym, unleashing her bitterness and hatred- And even going too far with her spiteful indulgences.


-> '''''Conflicting Analysis'''''
9th Feb '13 5:53:21 PM TheBHAN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> Analysis

to:

-> Analysis
->'''''Individual Analysis'''''

*Eiji
**'''Personality''' – Cocky, but competitive and fair. Upbeat and while with an “in your face” attitude, is humanistic and caring.
**'''Background''' – A wandering samurai like martial artist, seeking to get stronger through regulated and fair duels, but also will fight for the right thing to do. Wanders as an adventurer also for the seek of the thrill and excitement of life.
**'''Attack Themes''' – Fire themed attacks, and attacks named signifying a sort of technique or feat.
**'''Character Design Themes''' - Japanese literary theme coloring, red indicating heroics and bravery, with white also representing purity. Born on the year of the Dragon, which is also a symbol to represent the Eastern World. Wields the Byakko Katana, which in Asian mythology, represents the animal of the Metal Element, the White Tiger, signifying kingship of the element.

*Leon
**'''Personality''' – Extremely cocky, tenacious and outright vile in competitiveness, believes that killing someone is a sign of strength. Power hungry, yet loyal, as a front for underhanded means. Foul mouthed and extremely disrespectful.
**'''Background''' – Hardcore criminal and pirate like member of the Organization, who appears to seek thrills and excitement through breaking the law and vices.
**'''Attack Themes''' – Ice themed attacks, attacks rooted with the end word “Stalker”, indicating a bloodthirsty and depraved person, and attacks with cruel or dark names, like Skull Crusher or Midnight Beyond. Super and Desperation attacks bear the prefix “Iron”.
**'''Character Design Themes''' - His name also means Lion. Born in the year of the Tiger, which is a symbol to also represent the Western World. Japanese literary theme coloring with Western theme coloring, with his red outfit signifying respectively, high amounts of bravado, and a sign of ultra belligerence and rampaging attitude, coming from pirate flags. Blue hair signifies negative traits and even antagonistic role, while also a cool blue, representing a hotheadedness and “cool” attitude.


->'''''Conflicting Analysis'''''
This list shows the last 10 events of 40. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Analysis.BattleArenaToshinden