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25th Jul '16 4:13:11 AM Ryulong
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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. The series identifies these various episodes by a 2-letter code in their titles as being "Stand Alone" or "Complex" in season 1 and "Individual", "Dividual", or "Dual" in 2nd GIG. The first season's "Complex" story arc focuses on the Laughing Man incident, a highly publicized kidnapping by a master hacker who can hack cyberbrains in real time, and a government coverup that led to the original event. The second season's "Individual" story arc focuses on a terrorist cell known as the Individual Eleven, led by the mysterious Hideo Kuze, as well as a "Dual" story arc that focuses on Section 9's conflict with Kazundo Gohda's Cabinet Intelligence Service.

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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. The series identifies these various episodes by a 2-letter code in their titles as being "Stand Alone" or "Complex" in season 1 and "Individual", "Dividual", or "Dual" in 2nd GIG. The first season's "Complex" story arc focuses on the Laughing Man incident, a highly publicized kidnapping by a master hacker who can hack cyberbrains in real time, and a government coverup that led to the original event. The second season's "Individual" story arc focuses on a terrorist cell known as the Individual Eleven, led by the mysterious Hideo Kuze, as well as a "Dual" story arc that focuses on Section 9's conflict with Kazundo Gohda's Gouda's Cabinet Intelligence Service.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gohda delivers one to Section 9 after they find out that they were used as a decoy to recover stolen plutonium. Motoko has to admit that he had a point: [[spoiler: No matter how good the members of Section 9 are, they would easily be wiped out in a fight against an enemy who has numbers on their side.]]

to:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gohda Gouda delivers one to Section 9 after they find out that they were used as a decoy to recover stolen plutonium. Motoko has to admit that he had a point: [[spoiler: No matter how good the members of Section 9 are, they would easily be wiped out in a fight against an enemy who has numbers on their side.]]



-->'''Gohda:''' The real question is who do you '''think''' ''YOU'' are? [[DreamTeam An elite squad of the hand-picked chosen few?]]

to:

-->'''Gohda:''' -->'''Gouda:''' The real question is who do you '''think''' ''YOU'' are? [[DreamTeam An elite squad of the hand-picked chosen few?]]



** In the second season, [[spoiler:the refugee island of Dejima is spared from being nuked, and Gohda eventually gets his comeuppance, but Kuze is murdered in the process, and the Tachikomas have (again) sacrificed themselves to stop the worst-case scenario from happening.]] Though, in this case, [[spoiler:Section 9 tried using Uchikomas instead, since they were suppose to be a superior model. They were less than pleased with how they performed.]]

to:

** In the second season, [[spoiler:the refugee island of Dejima is spared from being nuked, and Gohda Gouda eventually gets his comeuppance, but Kuze is murdered in the process, and the Tachikomas have (again) sacrificed themselves to stop the worst-case scenario from happening.]] Though, in this case, [[spoiler:Section 9 tried using Uchikomas instead, since they were suppose to be a superior model. They were less than pleased with how they performed.]]



** Batou has a rather lengthy inquisitive conversation with Gohda when the two meet up at the site of the Individual Eleven's (minus Kuze) cluster suicide. They ping-pong a discussion about dreams of power; what would drive a person to such extremes, and how they could possibly succeed with their wild-eyed intentions. They agree it's all factored on desire, knowledge, and an "X factor," pure luck. However, Batou was actually prodding at Gohda to see if he could get him to admit to following any of these dogmatic ideals himself- since Section 9 correctly suspects Gohda is quietly brewing ominous plans in secrecy. But, he's effectively caught on, kept all his bases covered, and behaved so passively and resigned thus far, he's shown not a shred of nervousness at any given time, which would help give him away as "guilty." By the time they finish speaking, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife. [[spoiler: In the end, Batou manages to insult Gohda's pride just enough that Gohda reveals something that only the creator of the Individual 11 virus could know, and he challenges Section 9 to try and stop his plan.]]

to:

** Batou has a rather lengthy inquisitive conversation with Gohda Gouda when the two meet up at the site of the Individual Eleven's (minus Kuze) cluster suicide. They ping-pong a discussion about dreams of power; what would drive a person to such extremes, and how they could possibly succeed with their wild-eyed intentions. They agree it's all factored on desire, knowledge, and an "X factor," pure luck. However, Batou was actually prodding at Gohda Gouda to see if he could get him to admit to following any of these dogmatic ideals himself- since Section 9 correctly suspects Gohda Gouda is quietly brewing ominous plans in secrecy. But, he's effectively caught on, kept all his bases covered, and behaved so passively and resigned thus far, he's shown not a shred of nervousness at any given time, which would help give him away as "guilty." By the time they finish speaking, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife. [[spoiler: In the end, Batou manages to insult Gohda's Gouda's pride just enough that Gohda Gouda reveals something that only the creator of the Individual 11 virus could know, and he challenges Section 9 to try and stop his plan.]]



* EvilPlan: Gohda in the second season. [[spoiler:He's the one controlling Kuze]].

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* EvilPlan: Gohda Gouda in the second season. [[spoiler:He's the one controlling Kuze]].



** Listen closely to the conversation between Aramaki and Gohda in episode four of 2nd Gig. That seemingly unimportant line: "...And of course, the occasional manipulation of public opinion" during Gohda's description of CIS duties becomes very important later on.

to:

** Listen closely to the conversation between Aramaki and Gohda Gouda in episode four of 2nd Gig. That seemingly unimportant line: "...And of course, the occasional manipulation of public opinion" during Gohda's Gouda's description of CIS duties becomes very important later on.



* GambitPileup: The end of 2nd Gig sees [[spoiler:Gohda's, Kuze's]], and Section 9's plans all collide together.

to:

* GambitPileup: The end of 2nd Gig sees [[spoiler:Gohda's, [[spoiler:Gouda's, Kuze's]], and Section 9's plans all collide together.



* {{Gorn}}: The scene where [[spoiler:the Major blows off Gohda's head at close range]], as well as Marco Amoretti's murders in the episode ''JUNGLE CRUISE''.

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* {{Gorn}}: The scene where [[spoiler:the Major blows off Gohda's Gouda's head at close range]], as well as Marco Amoretti's murders in the episode ''JUNGLE CRUISE''.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Downplayed, but still present. The American Empire in 2nd Gig. They establish their existence in ''Jungle Cruise'' with the CIA operatives who are chasing after Marco Amoretti, but various news reports in 2nd Gig tell of their aggressive foreign policies and pressuring of Japan into signing a treaty that would almost entirely benefit them. [[spoiler: They're also the ones who launched the nuclear missile at Dejima, though Gohda managed to trick them into thinking the refugees presented a legitimate threat to them]].

to:

* GreaterScopeVillain: Downplayed, but still present. The American Empire in 2nd Gig. They establish their existence in ''Jungle Cruise'' with the CIA operatives who are chasing after Marco Amoretti, but various news reports in 2nd Gig tell of their aggressive foreign policies and pressuring of Japan into signing a treaty that would almost entirely benefit them. [[spoiler: They're also the ones who launched the nuclear missile at Dejima, though Gohda Gouda managed to trick them into thinking the refugees presented a legitimate threat to them]].



* HoldingOutForAHero: Lampshaded by Gohda, who sets out to create such a hero as part of his plan.

to:

* HoldingOutForAHero: Lampshaded by Gohda, Gouda, who sets out to create such a hero as part of his plan.



** An offscreen moment for Gohda in ''2nd Gig'' that gets him into a lot of trouble down the line. When manufacturing your own terrorist group, it's generally a good idea to give them something remotely resembling a [[TerroristsWithoutACause coherent ideology.]]

to:

** An offscreen moment for Gohda Gouda in ''2nd Gig'' that gets him into a lot of trouble down the line. When manufacturing your own terrorist group, it's generally a good idea to give them something remotely resembling a [[TerroristsWithoutACause coherent ideology.]]



* InformalEulogy: Batou does a visual version where he places a lit cigarette in a bottle and prays over it like a stick of incense for the [[spoiler:Individual Eleven]] as part of his attempt to [[spoiler:[[BreakingSpeech break Gohda by talking to him]]]].

to:

* InformalEulogy: Batou does a visual version where he places a lit cigarette in a bottle and prays over it like a stick of incense for the [[spoiler:Individual Eleven]] as part of his attempt to [[spoiler:[[BreakingSpeech break Gohda Gouda by talking to him]]]].



* MagnificentBastard: In-universe, Kuze and Kazundo Gohda. So much so that [[spoiler:they fall for each other's {{plan}}s]].

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* MagnificentBastard: In-universe, Kuze and Kazundo Gohda.Gouda. So much so that [[spoiler:they fall for each other's {{plan}}s]].



** 2nd Gig takes a Type 3 approach- Subtle Continuity. Episodes are split up into Individual, Dividual, and Dual types. While many of the Individual and Dividual episodes may seem like Stand Alone episodes, every episode focuses on at least some minor detail that plays a larger part later on as the entire story builds up. Individual episodes focus on the story in regards to the rising tensions with the refugees in the country and the Individual Eleven. Dual episodes focus on the government's (and more specifically, Gohda's) involvement in the story. Dividual episodes focus more on the members of Section 9 and how they get involved in the whole story.

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** 2nd Gig takes a Type 3 approach- Subtle Continuity. Episodes are split up into Individual, Dividual, and Dual types. While many of the Individual and Dividual episodes may seem like Stand Alone episodes, every episode focuses on at least some minor detail that plays a larger part later on as the entire story builds up. Individual episodes focus on the story in regards to the rising tensions with the refugees in the country and the Individual Eleven. Dual episodes focus on the government's (and more specifically, Gohda's) Gouda's) involvement in the story. Dividual episodes focus more on the members of Section 9 and how they get involved in the whole story.



** Batou / Bateau (the former is the correct spelling, though the later would be more correct if spoken by a French speaker.)
** Bouma / Borma (pronounced as the former, but written as the latter.)
** Pazu / Paz (pronounced as the former of the two names.)
** Gohda / Gouda (both are technically correct as they are both acceptable romanizations of the same kana sequence. The first is the most accepted one in print, though, because the second one is also the name of a type of cheese.)

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** Batou / Bateau (the Bateau: The former is the correct spelling, though the later would be more correct if spoken by a French speaker.)
speaker.
** Bouma / Borma (pronounced Borma: Pronounced as the former, but written as the latter.)
latter.
** Pazu / Paz (pronounced Paz: Pronounced as the former of the two names.)
names.
** Gohda / Gouda (both / Gohda: Both are technically correct as they are both acceptable romanizations of the same kana sequence. The first is the most accepted one in print, though, although the second is preferred because the second one first is also the name of a homograph for a type of cheese.)



* StagedPopulistUprising: 2nd Gig revolves around Gohda's plan to use Kuze to incite a revolution among the refugees.

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* StagedPopulistUprising: 2nd Gig revolves around Gohda's Gouda's plan to use Kuze to incite a revolution among the refugees.



* {{Ubermensch}}: Hideo Kuze, with his plan of trying to [[spoiler:emigrate his followers onto the web to create a new society]], and his charisma. Gohda probably falls under the last man type.

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* {{Ubermensch}}: Hideo Kuze, with his plan of trying to [[spoiler:emigrate his followers onto the web to create a new society]], and his charisma. Gohda Gouda probably falls under the last man type.



* UnwittingPawn: Kuze to Gohda, and [[spoiler:Gohda to Kuze]].

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* UnwittingPawn: Kuze to Gohda, Gouda, and [[spoiler:Gohda [[spoiler:Gouda to Kuze]].



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted. [[spoiler:The Major gibs Gohda in the last episode, but they needed government approval first.]]

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted. [[spoiler:The Major gibs Gohda Gouda in the last episode, but they needed government approval first.]]



** There's a third-person variant in ''2nd Gig'', when [[spoiler:the CIA agent]] doesn't believe that the Prime Minister would really tell Section 9 to shoot [[spoiler:Gohda to prevent him from defecting]].

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** There's a third-person variant in ''2nd Gig'', when [[spoiler:the CIA agent]] doesn't believe that the Prime Minister would really tell Section 9 to shoot [[spoiler:Gohda [[spoiler:Gouda to prevent him from defecting]].
25th Jul '16 3:57:43 AM DRCEQ
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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Averted when the Tachikomas point out that because it's so easy to falsify data and memories, that not even '''live broadcasting''' over television or the net can be taken as the truth.

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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture:
**
Averted when the Tachikomas point out that because it's so easy to falsify data and memories, that not even '''live broadcasting''' over television or the net can be taken as the truth.
25th Jul '16 3:35:35 AM Ryulong
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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture:
** Averted when the Tachikomas point out that because it's so easy to falsify data and memories, that not even '''live broadcasting''' over television or the net can be taken as the truth.
** The Laughing Man does this in live action by hacking into the cyberbrains of anyone who witnesses anything he does and makes them see the infamous logo or otherwise erases himself out of the viewer's eyesight, such as what he did to Batou.

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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture:
**
WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Averted when the Tachikomas point out that because it's so easy to falsify data and memories, that not even '''live broadcasting''' over television or the net can be taken as the truth.
** The Laughing Man is such an expert hacker that he does this in live action real time by hacking into the cyberbrains of anyone who witnesses anything he does and makes them see the infamous logo or otherwise erases himself out of the viewer's eyesight, such as what he did to Batou.
25th Jul '16 3:30:42 AM Ryulong
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Added DiffLines:

** This is played up in ''TRIAL'' where Togusa is accused of having used excessive force in stopping a case of domestic abuse he stumbled upon while off-duty and using his handgun on the cyborg criminal.
25th Jul '16 3:24:41 AM Ryulong
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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. The series identifies these various episodes by a 2-letter code in their titles as being "Stand Alone" or "Complex" in season 1 and "Individual", "Dividual", or "Dual" in 2nd GIG. The first season's "Complex" story arc focuses on the Laughing Man incident, a highly publicized kidnapping by a master hacker who can hack cyberbrains in real time, and a government coverup that led to the original event. The second season's "Individual" story arc focuses on a terrorist cell known as the Individual Eleven, led by the mysterious Hideo Kuze, as well as a "Dual" story arc that focuses on Section 9's conflict with Kazundo Gouda's Cabinet Intelligence Service.

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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. The series identifies these various episodes by a 2-letter code in their titles as being "Stand Alone" or "Complex" in season 1 and "Individual", "Dividual", or "Dual" in 2nd GIG. The first season's "Complex" story arc focuses on the Laughing Man incident, a highly publicized kidnapping by a master hacker who can hack cyberbrains in real time, and a government coverup that led to the original event. The second season's "Individual" story arc focuses on a terrorist cell known as the Individual Eleven, led by the mysterious Hideo Kuze, as well as a "Dual" story arc that focuses on Section 9's conflict with Kazundo Gouda's Gohda's Cabinet Intelligence Service.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gouda delivers one to Section 9 after they find out that they were used as a decoy to recover stolen plutonium. Motoko has to admit that he had a point: [[spoiler: No matter how good the members of Section 9 are, they would easily be wiped out in a fight against an enemy who has numbers on their side.]]

to:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gouda Gohda delivers one to Section 9 after they find out that they were used as a decoy to recover stolen plutonium. Motoko has to admit that he had a point: [[spoiler: No matter how good the members of Section 9 are, they would easily be wiped out in a fight against an enemy who has numbers on their side.]]



-->'''Gouda:''' The real question is who do you '''think''' ''YOU'' are? [[DreamTeam An elite squad of the hand-picked chosen few?]]

to:

-->'''Gouda:''' -->'''Gohda:''' The real question is who do you '''think''' ''YOU'' are? [[DreamTeam An elite squad of the hand-picked chosen few?]]



** In the second season, [[spoiler:the refugee island of Dejima is spared from being nuked, and Gouda eventually gets his comeuppance, but Kuze is murdered in the process, and the Tachikomas have (again) sacrificed themselves to stop the worst-case scenario from happening.]] Though, in this case, [[spoiler:Section 9 tried using Uchikomas instead, since they were suppose to be a superior model. They were less than pleased with how they performed.]]

to:

** In the second season, [[spoiler:the refugee island of Dejima is spared from being nuked, and Gouda Gohda eventually gets his comeuppance, but Kuze is murdered in the process, and the Tachikomas have (again) sacrificed themselves to stop the worst-case scenario from happening.]] Though, in this case, [[spoiler:Section 9 tried using Uchikomas instead, since they were suppose to be a superior model. They were less than pleased with how they performed.]]



** Batou has a rather lengthy inquisitive conversation with Gouda when the two meet up at the site of the Individual Eleven's (minus Kuze) cluster suicide. They ping-pong a discussion about dreams of power; what would drive a person to such extremes, and how they could possibly succeed with their wild-eyed intentions. They agree it's all factored on desire, knowledge, and an "X factor," pure luck. However, Batou was actually prodding at Gouda to see if he could get him to admit to following any of these dogmatic ideals himself- since Section 9 correctly suspects Gouda is quietly brewing ominous plans in secrecy. But, he's effectively caught on, kept all his bases covered, and behaved so passively and resigned thus far, he's shown not a shred of nervousness at any given time, which would help give him away as "guilty." By the time they finish speaking, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife. [[spoiler: In the end, Batou manages to insult Gouda's pride just enough that Gouda reveals something that only the creator of the Individual 11 virus could know, and he challenges Section 9 to try and stop his plan.]]

to:

** Batou has a rather lengthy inquisitive conversation with Gouda Gohda when the two meet up at the site of the Individual Eleven's (minus Kuze) cluster suicide. They ping-pong a discussion about dreams of power; what would drive a person to such extremes, and how they could possibly succeed with their wild-eyed intentions. They agree it's all factored on desire, knowledge, and an "X factor," pure luck. However, Batou was actually prodding at Gouda Gohda to see if he could get him to admit to following any of these dogmatic ideals himself- since Section 9 correctly suspects Gouda Gohda is quietly brewing ominous plans in secrecy. But, he's effectively caught on, kept all his bases covered, and behaved so passively and resigned thus far, he's shown not a shred of nervousness at any given time, which would help give him away as "guilty." By the time they finish speaking, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife. [[spoiler: In the end, Batou manages to insult Gouda's Gohda's pride just enough that Gouda Gohda reveals something that only the creator of the Individual 11 virus could know, and he challenges Section 9 to try and stop his plan.]]



* EvilPlan: Gouda in the second season. [[spoiler:He's the one controlling Kuze]].

to:

* EvilPlan: Gouda Gohda in the second season. [[spoiler:He's the one controlling Kuze]].



** Listen closely to the conversation between Aramaki and Gouda in episode four of 2nd Gig. That seemingly unimportant line: "...And of course, the occasional manipulation of public opinion" during Gouda's description of CIS duties becomes very important later on.

to:

** Listen closely to the conversation between Aramaki and Gouda Gohda in episode four of 2nd Gig. That seemingly unimportant line: "...And of course, the occasional manipulation of public opinion" during Gouda's Gohda's description of CIS duties becomes very important later on.



* GambitPileup: The end of 2nd Gig sees [[spoiler:Gouda's, Kuze's]], and Section 9's plans all collide together.

to:

* GambitPileup: The end of 2nd Gig sees [[spoiler:Gouda's, [[spoiler:Gohda's, Kuze's]], and Section 9's plans all collide together.



* {{Gorn}}: The scene where [[spoiler:the Major blows off Gouda's head at close range]], as well as Marco Amoretti's murders in the episode ''JUNGLE CRUISE''.

to:

* {{Gorn}}: The scene where [[spoiler:the Major blows off Gouda's Gohda's head at close range]], as well as Marco Amoretti's murders in the episode ''JUNGLE CRUISE''.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Downplayed, but still present. The American Empire in 2nd Gig. They establish their existence in ''Jungle Cruise'' with the CIA operatives who are chasing after Marco Amoretti, but various news reports in 2nd Gig tell of their aggressive foreign policies and pressuring of Japan into signing a treaty that would almost entirely benefit them. [[spoiler: They're also the ones who launched the nuclear missile at Dejima, though Gouda managed to trick them into thinking the refugees presented a legitimate threat to them]].

to:

* GreaterScopeVillain: Downplayed, but still present. The American Empire in 2nd Gig. They establish their existence in ''Jungle Cruise'' with the CIA operatives who are chasing after Marco Amoretti, but various news reports in 2nd Gig tell of their aggressive foreign policies and pressuring of Japan into signing a treaty that would almost entirely benefit them. [[spoiler: They're also the ones who launched the nuclear missile at Dejima, though Gouda Gohda managed to trick them into thinking the refugees presented a legitimate threat to them]].



* HoldingOutForAHero: Lampshaded by Gouda, who sets out to create such a hero as part of his plan.

to:

* HoldingOutForAHero: Lampshaded by Gouda, Gohda, who sets out to create such a hero as part of his plan.



** An offscreen moment for Gouda in ''2nd Gig'' that gets him into a lot of trouble down the line. When manufacturing your own terrorist group, it's generally a good idea to give them something remotely resembling a [[TerroristsWithoutACause coherent ideology.]]

to:

** An offscreen moment for Gouda Gohda in ''2nd Gig'' that gets him into a lot of trouble down the line. When manufacturing your own terrorist group, it's generally a good idea to give them something remotely resembling a [[TerroristsWithoutACause coherent ideology.]]



* InformalEulogy: Batou does a visual version where he places a lit cigarette in a bottle and prays over it like a stick of incense for the [[spoiler:Individual Eleven]] as part of his attempt to [[spoiler:[[BreakingSpeech break Gouda by talking to him]]]].

to:

* InformalEulogy: Batou does a visual version where he places a lit cigarette in a bottle and prays over it like a stick of incense for the [[spoiler:Individual Eleven]] as part of his attempt to [[spoiler:[[BreakingSpeech break Gouda Gohda by talking to him]]]].



* MagnificentBastard: In-universe, Kuze and Kazundo Gouda. So much so that [[spoiler:they fall for each other's {{plan}}s]].

to:

* MagnificentBastard: In-universe, Kuze and Kazundo Gouda.Gohda. So much so that [[spoiler:they fall for each other's {{plan}}s]].



** 2nd Gig takes a Type 3 approach- Subtle Continuity. Episodes are split up into Individual, Dividual, and Dual types. While many of the Individual and Dividual episodes may seem like Stand Alone episodes, every episode focuses on at least some minor detail that plays a larger part later on as the entire story builds up. Individual episodes focus on the story in regards to the rising tensions with the refugees in the country and the Individual Eleven. Dual episodes focus on the government's (and more specifically, Gouda's) involvement in the story. Dividual episodes focus more on the members of Section 9 and how they get involved in the whole story.

to:

** 2nd Gig takes a Type 3 approach- Subtle Continuity. Episodes are split up into Individual, Dividual, and Dual types. While many of the Individual and Dividual episodes may seem like Stand Alone episodes, every episode focuses on at least some minor detail that plays a larger part later on as the entire story builds up. Individual episodes focus on the story in regards to the rising tensions with the refugees in the country and the Individual Eleven. Dual episodes focus on the government's (and more specifically, Gouda's) Gohda's) involvement in the story. Dividual episodes focus more on the members of Section 9 and how they get involved in the whole story.



* StagedPopulistUprising: 2nd Gig revolves around Gouda's plan to use Kuze to incite a revolution among the refugees.

to:

* StagedPopulistUprising: 2nd Gig revolves around Gouda's Gohda's plan to use Kuze to incite a revolution among the refugees.



* {{Ubermensch}}: Hideo Kuze, with his plan of trying to [[spoiler:emigrate his followers onto the web to create a new society]], and his charisma. Gouda probably falls under the last man type.

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* {{Ubermensch}}: Hideo Kuze, with his plan of trying to [[spoiler:emigrate his followers onto the web to create a new society]], and his charisma. Gouda Gohda probably falls under the last man type.



* UnwittingPawn: Kuze to Gouda, and [[spoiler:Gouda to Kuze]].

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* UnwittingPawn: Kuze to Gouda, Gohda, and [[spoiler:Gouda [[spoiler:Gohda to Kuze]].



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted. [[spoiler:The Major gibs Gouda in the last episode, but they needed government approval first.]]

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted. [[spoiler:The Major gibs Gouda Gohda in the last episode, but they needed government approval first.]]



** There's a third-person variant in ''2nd Gig'', when [[spoiler:the CIA agent]] doesn't believe that the Prime Minister would really tell Section 9 to shoot [[spoiler:Gouda to prevent him from defecting]].

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** There's a third-person variant in ''2nd Gig'', when [[spoiler:the CIA agent]] doesn't believe that the Prime Minister would really tell Section 9 to shoot [[spoiler:Gouda [[spoiler:Gohda to prevent him from defecting]].
25th Jul '16 3:23:44 AM Ryulong
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** Gouda / Gouda (both are technically correct as they are both acceptable romanizations of the same kana sequence. The first is the most accepted one in print, though, because the second one is a type of cheese.)

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** Gouda Gohda / Gouda (both are technically correct as they are both acceptable romanizations of the same kana sequence. The first is the most accepted one in print, though, because the second one is also the name of a type of cheese.)
25th Jul '16 3:22:04 AM Ryulong
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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. In the first ''Stand Alone Complex'' season, there are the one-shot "Stand Alone" episodes and the "Complex" episodes, which focus on Section 9's investigation of an elusive hacker known as "The Laughing Man". ''2nd Gig'' features three different episode types: "Individual" episodes are ''not'' one-shots but are dedicated to Section 9's investigation of the "Individual Eleven" terrorist group "led" by Hideo Kuze, while "Dividual" episodes are the one-shots, and the "Dual" episodes focus on Section 9's conflicts with the Cabinet Intelligence Service led by Kazundo Gouda.

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''Stand Alone Complex'' has two twenty-six episode seasons, ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'' and ''Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C: 2nd GIG''. Fans often abbreviate both seasons (for [[ColonCancer obvious reasons]]) as "''GITS:SAC''" -- pronounced "Git-Sack" by the uncouth -- and "''2nd Gig''". Like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and many other SpeculativeFiction TV series, ''Stand Alone Complex'' features episodes dedicated to an ongoing StoryArc and various one-shot episodes that follow a single case and focus on character development or worldbuilding. In the first ''Stand Alone Complex'' season, there are the one-shot The series identifies these various episodes by a 2-letter code in their titles as being "Stand Alone" episodes and the or "Complex" episodes, which focus in season 1 and "Individual", "Dividual", or "Dual" in 2nd GIG. The first season's "Complex" story arc focuses on Section 9's investigation of an elusive hacker known as "The the Laughing Man". ''2nd Gig'' features three different episode types: Man incident, a highly publicized kidnapping by a master hacker who can hack cyberbrains in real time, and a government coverup that led to the original event. The second season's "Individual" episodes are ''not'' one-shots but are dedicated to Section 9's investigation of the "Individual Eleven" story arc focuses on a terrorist group "led" cell known as the Individual Eleven, led by the mysterious Hideo Kuze, while "Dividual" episodes are the one-shots, and the as well as a "Dual" episodes focus story arc that focuses on Section 9's conflicts conflict with the Kazundo Gouda's Cabinet Intelligence Service led by Kazundo Gouda.
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25th Jul '16 3:16:49 AM Ryulong
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* SchizoTech: Sort of. Despite all the futuristic technology, anachronisms like floppy disks and 2G cell phones still appear (although those were the standard at the time the show was created).

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* SchizoTech: Sort of. Despite all the futuristic technology, anachronisms like floppy disks and 2G cell phones still appear (although those were the standard at the time the show was created).created, and Japan as a nation tends to keep lower-tech stuff around anyway).
25th Jul '16 3:12:06 AM Ryulong
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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: "[=GET9=]" was used as the theme song in some rebroadcasts instead of "Inner Universe" in the first season. "[=CHRisTmas in the SiLent ForeSt=]" replaced "Rise" in the 2nd. The ending themes were changed as well.

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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: When ''Stand Alone Complex'' and ''2nd GIG'' were rebroadcast on Japanese terrestrial television, the theme songs and opening sequences were completely changed. "[=GET9=]" was used as the theme song in some rebroadcasts instead of "Inner Universe" in the first season. replaced "inner universe", "i do" replaced "lithium flower", "[=CHRisTmas in the SiLent ForeSt=]" replaced "Rise" in "rise", and "snyper" replaced "living inside the 2nd. The ending themes were changed as well.shell".
25th Jul '16 3:08:26 AM Ryulong
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* JustifiedCriminal: In the manga, Fem is portrayed as this, having a [[FreudianExcuse good reason]] to go after and kill Kanemoto Yokose. [[spoiler:Her father was a successful businessman, and Yokose managed to gain his trust when she was seven years old. Only shortly after that, Yokose sabotaged the corporation and set things in motion to completely take over the company and run it into the ground. After paying off the employees, Fem's father was [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident gruesomely killed]]. Fem and her mother were forced to live on the streets in poverty, but her mother couldn't handle it and hung herself soon after. Fem was taken to an orphanage where she spent the rest of her life learning to become an assassin just to get her revenge]].

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* JustifiedCriminal: In the manga, Fem is portrayed as this, having a [[FreudianExcuse good reason]] to go after and kill Kanemoto Yokose. Yokose Kanemoto. [[spoiler:Her father was a successful businessman, and Yokose Kanemoto managed to gain his trust when she was seven years old. Only shortly after that, Yokose Kanemoto sabotaged the corporation and set things in motion to completely take over the company and run it into the ground. After paying off the employees, Fem's father was [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident gruesomely killed]]. Fem and her mother were forced to live on the streets in poverty, but her mother couldn't handle it and hung herself soon after. Fem was taken to an orphanage where she spent the rest of her life learning to become an assassin just to get her revenge]].



** ''¥$'' plays out differently from the episode as well, [[spoiler:specifically by having Fem get the jump on Motoko, resulting in a drawn out fight between them after Motoko's left arm gets nicked by one of Fem's shotgun coins. The fight doesn't end until Batou finally steps in and grabs Fem, just before she's about to drive a spike through Motoko's eye]]. Fem is also given an extensive backstory to justify her desire to assassinate Kanamoto Yokose.

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** ''¥$'' plays out differently from the episode as well, [[spoiler:specifically by having Fem get the jump on Motoko, resulting in a drawn out fight between them after Motoko's left arm gets nicked by one of Fem's shotgun coins. The fight doesn't end until Batou finally steps in and grabs Fem, just before she's about to drive a spike through Motoko's eye]]. Fem is also given an extensive backstory to justify her desire to assassinate Kanamoto Yokose.Yokose Kanemoto.
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