History Anime / GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex

16th Sep '17 11:52:28 AM comicwriter
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** In ''¥$'', an assassin murders two bank couriers, using the clothes of the female courier to infiltrate the BigFancyHouse of a wealthy recluse.



* MuggedForDisguise: A member of the British SWAT team in ''ANGELS' SHARE''. See DressingAsTheEnemy.

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A member of the British SWAT team in ''ANGELS' SHARE''. See DressingAsTheEnemy.DressingAsTheEnemy.
** In ''¥$'', an assassin murders two bank couriers, using the clothes of the female courier to infiltrate the BigFancyHouse of a wealthy recluse.
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* ZeroesAndOnes: Scrolling binary code is shown at times when password cracking is in progress.



* ZeroesAndOnes: Scrolling binary code is shown at times when password cracking is in progress.
8th Aug '17 11:27:46 AM fruitstripegum
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* WeaponOfChoice:
** While the members of Section 9 are shown using various weapons across the series, in heavy combat situations, they are mostly seen using the standard issue ''Seburo C26a assault rifle'', and environmental variants. The weapon was inspired by the [[ArtImitatesLife FN F2000.]] Even Togusa, who prefers to use his Mateba Autorevolver, uses this weapon in gunfights.
** Additionally, most Section 9 members wield the Seburo M-5 pistol (chambered for the 7N7 5.45x18mm pistol cartridge) as their primary sidearm, exceptions being Togusa with his afore mentioned Mateba 2008M (a futuristic version of the real life 2006M) and Batou, who wields a futuristic Browning BDA variant chambered for .45 ACP and called the M-7.
* WeddingRingDefense: Chief Aramaki assumes the friend he meets in London is married, she's actually using this trope to keep men at bay.



* WeaponOfChoice:
** While the members of Section 9 are shown using various weapons across the series, in heavy combat situations, they are mostly seen using the standard issue ''Seburo C26a assault rifle'', and environmental variants. The weapon was inspired by the [[ArtImitatesLife FN F2000.]] Even Togusa, who prefers to use his Mateba Autorevolver, uses this weapon in gunfights.
** Additionally, most Section 9 members wield the Seburo M-5 pistol (chambered for the 7N7 5.45x18mm pistol cartridge) as their primary sidearm, exceptions being Togusa with his afore mentioned Mateba 2008M (a futuristic version of the real life 2006M) and Batou, who wields a futuristic Browning BDA variant chambered for .45 ACP and called the M-7.
* WeddingRingDefense: Chief Aramaki assumes the friend he meets in London is married, she's actually using this trope to keep men at bay.
* WhatTheHellAreYou: Motoko asks this of the Puppeteer. She doesn't like the answer.



* WhatTheHellAreYou: Motoko asks this of the Puppeteer. She doesn't like the answer.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Batou and Motoko, to the point that even their voice actors are well aware of it and poke fun when they speak at conventions. No real resolution is ever reached, aside from a very faint MaybeEverAfter in the end of Solid State Society. [[spoiler: Batou puts his arm around her and she doesn't throw him into the pool.]] Yes, that's the closest their romantic and sexual tension ever comes to going anywhere.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Batou and Motoko, to the point that even their voice actors are well aware of it and poke fun when they speak at conventions. No real resolution is ever reached, aside from a very faint MaybeEverAfter in the end of Solid State Society. [[spoiler: Batou puts his arm around her and she doesn't throw him into the pool.]] Yes, that's the closest their romantic and sexual tension ever comes to going anywhere.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: An old woman found in ''NOT EQUAL'' - [[spoiler: she's a young girl who was kidnapped 16 years ago, and has been rapidly aged by her experiences as a hostage.]] Togusa is visibly shocked to learn she's younger than he is.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: An old woman found in ''NOT EQUAL'' - [[spoiler: she's a young girl who was kidnapped 16 years ago, and has been rapidly aged by her experiences as a hostage.]] Togusa is visibly shocked to learn she's younger than he is.



* ZergRush: The main tactic of the New World Brigade after Section 9 raids their scrubber plant hideout. It's effective to the point of driving them to a corner until Ishikawa arrives with backup.



* ZergRush: The main tactic of the New World Brigade after Section 9 raids their scrubber plant hideout. It's effective to the point of driving them to a corner until Ishikawa arrives with backup.
8th Aug '17 11:25:52 AM fruitstripegum
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* ThrowawayGuns: Batou seems to do this a lot, such as in ''ANNIHILATION'' when he exhausts all the ammo in his minigun and simply abandons it. Motoko does this with her pistol when Gayle chases her in his armed suit in ''ERASER''. No point in hanging onto an empty pistol if the bullets don't even affect it.



* ThrowawayGuns: Batou seems to do this a lot, such as in ''ANNIHILATION'' when he exhausts all the ammo in his minigun and simply abandons it. Motoko does this with her pistol when Gayle chases her in his armed suit in ''ERASER''. No point in hanging onto an empty pistol if the bullets don't even affect it.
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* StopHittingYourself: Motoko once hacks Batou's body to make him punch himself out when he teases her that male cyborg bodies are physically superior to female ones.



* StopHittingYourself: Motoko once hacks Batou's body to make him punch himself out when he teases her that male cyborg bodies are physically superior to female ones.
8th Aug '17 11:23:53 AM fruitstripegum
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* RiddleForTheAges: A small yet at the same time large one posed at the end of MAKE UP. A woman Paz slept with in the past became obsessed with him to the point of creating a perfect physical replica of his body and apparently his ghost. They get into a knife fight, both sustain identical wounds, and one ends up with a knife in the eye. At the end the Major casually mentions it is possible the real Paz was killed and the imposter decided to take over his life. The episode ends with Batou saying "Maybe." The bloodless slashed chest and blood trickling from the eye of the Pazu who got killed proves that the real Pazu lived.



* RiddleForTheAges: A small yet at the same time large one posed at the end of MAKE UP. A woman Paz slept with in the past became obsessed with him to the point of creating a perfect physical replica of his body and apparently his ghost. They get into a knife fight, both sustain identical wounds, and one ends up with a knife in the eye. At the end the Major casually mentions it is possible the real Paz was killed and the imposter decided to take over his life. The episode ends with Batou saying "Maybe." The bloodless slashed chest and blood trickling from the eye of the Pazu who got killed proves that the real Pazu lived.



* {{Roofhopping}}: Section 9 does it from time to time (check out the opening credits).


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* {{Roofhopping}}: Section 9 does it from time to time (check out the opening credits).
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The Major absolutely flips out on Gayle. Considering that he blew off her arm, tried to crush her head in, and nearly killed [[spoiler:Togusa]], it's hardly surprising.
* NoisyGuns: Averted for the majority of the series, but played straight in some episodes of the 2nd season.



* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Unless there is a sudden trend for going pantless underneath a leather jacket.
* NoodleIncident: At various points in the series, the novels, and the Playstation 2 video game, the Nemuro Landing Operation is mentioned. The game mentions it the most, but it's never explained what this operation was, beyond an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin amphibious landing at Nemuro]], Hokkaido. It is mentioned that Motoko, Batou, and the Umibozu were all involved in it though. The PSP game goes into the most detail, but still doesn't explain exactly what it is.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In the English dub of the first season episode ''Angel's Share'', all of the British characters have American accents.



* NoisyGuns: Averted for the majority of the series, but played straight in some episodes of the 2nd season.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The Major absolutely flips out on Gayle. Considering that he blew off her arm, tried to crush her head in, and nearly killed [[spoiler:Togusa]], it's hardly surprising.
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Unless there is a sudden trend for going pantless underneath a leather jacket.
* NoodleIncident: At various points in the series, the novels, and the Playstation 2 video game, the Nemuro Landing Operation is mentioned. The game mentions it the most, but it's never explained what this operation was, beyond an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin amphibious landing at Nemuro]], Hokkaido. It is mentioned that Motoko, Batou, and the Umibozu were all involved in it though. The PSP game goes into the most detail, but still doesn't explain exactly what it is.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In the English dub of the first season episode ''Angel's Share'', all of the British characters have American accents.
8th Aug '17 10:50:54 AM fruitstripegum
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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The Laughing Man: the real one, rather than the many impersonators that cropped up over the years - gets fed up with the latest police corruption scandal and gives a dire (if vague) warning to the police commissioner to come clean during his next speech, ''or else.'' Because of the sensationalism of the literal MemeticMutation of the Laughing Man, people from all walks of life come out to try assassinating the commissioner, each claiming to be the real Laughing Man. The police conspirators even had their own fake set up but were totally unprepared for sheer numbers who showed up to take a shot at the commissioner. The kicker is that apparently the real Laughing Man didn't even do a thing other than issue a threat; the imitators did all the work without even being mind-controlled.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Major Kusanagi is almost always simply referred to as "the Major" Of course, she doesn't introduce herself as just "The Major" to people, and close friends are exempt. In fact, she hates it when anyone calls her by her name while she's on duty.


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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Major Kusanagi is almost always simply referred to as "the Major" Of course, she doesn't introduce herself as just "The Major" to people, and close friends are exempt. In fact, she hates it when anyone calls her by her name while she's on duty.


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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The Laughing Man: the real one, rather than the many impersonators that cropped up over the years - gets fed up with the latest police corruption scandal and gives a dire (if vague) warning to the police commissioner to come clean during his next speech, ''or else.'' Because of the sensationalism of the literal MemeticMutation of the Laughing Man, people from all walks of life come out to try assassinating the commissioner, each claiming to be the real Laughing Man. The police conspirators even had their own fake set up but were totally unprepared for sheer numbers who showed up to take a shot at the commissioner. The kicker is that apparently the real Laughing Man didn't even do a thing other than issue a threat; the imitators did all the work without even being mind-controlled.
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* DavidVersusGoliath: In the ''Stand Alone Complex'' manga's ''Tachikomatic Days'' bonus chapter, the Tachikomas are sent to a construction site to earn more experience and learn. They decide to challenge a gigantic Power Loader commonly found in strip mining pits in protest to doing menial labor. The boss shows up in a smaller version commonly found in construction sites, and [[CurbStompBattle proceeds to instantly beat them all.]] Played for laughs of course.



* DavidVersusGoliath: In the ''Stand Alone Complex'' manga's ''Tachikomatic Days'' bonus chapter, the Tachikomas are sent to a construction site to earn more experience and learn. They decide to challenge a gigantic Power Loader commonly found in strip mining pits in protest to doing menial labor. The boss shows up in a smaller version commonly found in construction sites, and [[CurbStompBattle proceeds to instantly beat them all.]] Played for laughs of course.



* DeadlyDoctor: Sano in the episode ''SCANDAL''.



* DeadlyDoctor: Sano in the episode ''SCANDAL''.
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* CriminalDoppelganger: Pazu gets one in the second season. [[spoiler: Motoko has one in the [=PS2=] game.]]



* CriminalDoppelganger: Pazu gets one in the second season. [[spoiler: Motoko has one in the [=PS2=] game.]]



* {{Cyberspace}}, specifically of the {{Metaverse}} variety (see the episode where Major Kusanagi visits a chat room, for an example), though not the central theme.


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* {{Cyberspace}}, specifically of the {{Metaverse}} variety (see the episode where Major Kusanagi visits a chat room, for an example), though not the central theme.
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