History Anime / LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini

19th Apr '16 10:03:57 PM SamMax
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''Twilight Gemini'' was licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} and given a DVD release in 2002 (as well as a rerelease in 2006 as part of the "First Haul" boxset). It was one of their very first ''Lupin'' releases, along with ''Harimao's Treasure''. Unusually, Funimation decided to offer this special two ways – its original uncut version, and a [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored version that edits]] most of the copious {{fanservice}} and tones down the dialogue. The "First Haul" box contains the uncensored version.

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''Twilight Gemini'' was licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} and given a DVD release in 2002 (as well as a rerelease in 2006 as part of the "First Haul" boxset). It was one of their very first ''Lupin'' releases, along with ''Harimao's Treasure''. Unusually, Funimation decided to offer this special two ways – its original uncut version, and a [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored version that edits]] most of the copious {{fanservice}} and tones down the dialogue. The "First Haul" box contains the uncensored version.
version, though some early copies had erronously put the censored version in there.
27th Jun '15 7:31:40 PM MiinU
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* BatmanGambit: Dalune's gambit involves giving Lupin [[MacGuffin the Twilight]]. Lupin is initially lead to believe that Dalune's after the treasure the gem unlocks. However, in the process of solving the mystery of the Twilight, Lupin learns about Dalune's past, including his relationship with Lorre, and his oath to the Elder to reunite the two halves of the gem. But Dalune's true motive for giving him the Twilight was twofold: [[spoiler: to fulfill his vow to the Elder, and so Lupin could discover what happened to Lorre, which meant Lupin found his granddaughter for him.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Dalune's gambit involves giving When Lupin receives [[MacGuffin the Twilight]]. Lupin is Twilight]] from Dalune, he's initially lead to believe that Dalune's after the treasure the gem unlocks. However, in the process of solving the mystery of the Twilight, Lupin learns about Dalune's past, including his relationship with Lorre, and his oath to the Elder to reunite the two halves of the gem. But Dalune's true motive for giving him the Twilight was twofold: [[spoiler: to fulfill his vow to the Elder, and so Lupin could discover what happened to Lorre, which meant Lupin found his granddaughter for him.]] Lorre and lead him to Dalune's granddaughter]].
12th Jun '15 11:37:11 PM Soufriere
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''The Secret of Twilight Gemini'' is the eighth of the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials (released in 1996), and was given an English-language release by Creator/FUNimation in 2002, and again in 2006 as part of the "First Haul" box set. It tells the tale of the [[MacGuffin titular diamond,]] a treasure hidden for centuries, [[spoiler: and unravels the past of Lupin's old mob boss, Dalune.]]

It begins when Lupin pays a late night visit to Dalune, at the aging kingpin's request, where he is presented [[TwoHalvesMakeAPlot with half of the Twilight.]] However, Dalune tells Lupin that the diamond itself is not the gift he has for him. It's merely [[PlotCoupon a key]] to a much bigger prize: a treasure that has remained hidden for more than three hundred years. When Lupin asks where he can find it, Dalune simply answers, [[CityOfAdventure "Morocco."]]

The legendary thief hops a train, unaware that Inspector Zenagata and an army of Interpol agents are also on board to apprehend him. Plus, a CampGay assassin and his [[{{Mook}} mook squad]] who are also after Lupin and the diamond in his possession. After a near miss by both parties, Lupin ditches the train and leaps into [[TheCaper another caper.]]

'''Complete spoilers below''' -- don't read further if you don't want to know how this caper turns out!

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''The Secret of Twilight Gemini'' is the eighth of the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials (released in 1996), and was given an English-language release by Creator/FUNimation in 2002, and again in 2006 as part of the "First Haul" box set. Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials, first aired on NTV on August 2, 1996. It tells the tale of the [[MacGuffin titular diamond,]] diamond]], a treasure hidden for centuries, [[spoiler: and unravels the past of Lupin's old mob boss, Dalune.]]

Dalune.

It begins when Lupin pays a late night visit to Dalune, at the aging kingpin's request, where he is presented [[TwoHalvesMakeAPlot with half of the Twilight.]] Twilight]]. However, Dalune tells Lupin that the diamond itself is not the gift he has for him. It's merely [[PlotCoupon a key]] to a much bigger prize: a treasure that has remained hidden for more than three hundred years. When Lupin asks where he can find it, Dalune simply answers, [[CityOfAdventure "Morocco."]]

The legendary thief hops a train, unaware that Inspector Zenagata and an army of Interpol agents are also on board to apprehend him. Plus, a CampGay assassin and his [[{{Mook}} mook squad]] who are also after Lupin and the diamond in his possession. After a near miss by both parties, Lupin ditches the train and leaps into [[TheCaper another caper.]]

caper]]…

''Twilight Gemini'' was licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} and given a DVD release in 2002 (as well as a rerelease in 2006 as part of the "First Haul" boxset). It was one of their very first ''Lupin'' releases, along with ''Harimao's Treasure''. Unusually, Funimation decided to offer this special two ways – its original uncut version, and a [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored version that edits]] most of the copious {{fanservice}} and tones down the dialogue. The "First Haul" box contains the uncensored version.

'''Complete spoilers below''' -- don't read further if you don't want to know how this caper turns out!



* ActionGirl: [[MsFanservice Fujiko]], as always, and [[GirlOfTheWeek Lara.]]

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* ActionGirl: [[MsFanservice Fujiko]], as always, and [[GirlOfTheWeek Lara.]]Lara]].



-->'''Fujiko: (annoyed)''' "Goemon, ''how'' do you intend to cut me down ''without'' looking at me?"

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-->'''Fujiko: (annoyed)''' -->'''Fujiko:''' (annoyed) "Goemon, ''how'' do you intend to cut me down ''without'' looking at me?"



-->'''Sadachiyo: (smug)''' "You've come all this way just to die."
-->'''Lupin: (nonchalant)''' "Sorry I'm not in much of a dying mood. And who are you?"
-->'''Sadachiyo:''' "It would be rude of me to kill you without an introduction. I'm [[RedBaron Sadachiyo the Scorpion]], darling."
-->'''Lupin: (strikes girly pose)''' "I'll bet you have a big showtunes collection, don't you?"

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-->'''Sadachiyo: (smug)''' -->'''Sadachiyo:''' (smug) "You've come all this way just to die."
-->'''Lupin: (nonchalant)'''
"\\
'''Lupin:''' (nonchalant)
"Sorry I'm not in much of a dying mood. And who are you?"
-->'''Sadachiyo:'''
you?"\\
'''Sadachiyo:'''
"It would be rude of me to kill you without an introduction. I'm [[RedBaron Sadachiyo the Scorpion]], darling."
-->'''Lupin: (strikes
"\\
'''Lupin:''' ''*strikes
girly pose)''' pose*'' "I'll bet you have a big showtunes collection, don't you?"



** Special mention goes to Bultokari for working in a [[FantasticRacism hostile work environment]] with the Igo while secretly being [[spoiler: a Gelt]] for so long without being found out!
* CurbStompBattle: The war between the Gelts and the Igo Tribe, who had been supplied with tanks and guns by British merchants. [[RealityEnsues Naturally, guns and military weaponry trump swords]] so it's no surprise the Gelts lost... badly.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Jean Pierre]] tries to uncover the secret of the Geltic treasure by posing as [[spoiler: the Elder's son, Galoux.]]

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** Special mention goes to Bultokari for working in a [[FantasticRacism hostile work environment]] with the Igo while secretly being [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Gelt]] for so long without being found out!
* CurbStompBattle: The war between the Gelts and the Igo Tribe, who had been supplied with tanks and guns by British merchants. [[RealityEnsues Naturally, guns and military weaponry trump swords]] so it's no surprise the Gelts lost... lost… badly.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Pierre]] tries to uncover the secret of the Geltic treasure by posing as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Elder's son, Galoux.]]



-->'''Goemon:''' "We used to train together, now you've sold your skills to satisfy your greed. I won't allow it."
-->'''Sadachiyo: (smiles wryly)''' "You want to kill me [[WhatTheHellHero just for that?]] [[HonorBeforeReason How old fashioned. Not mention, stupid."]]

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-->'''Goemon:''' "We used to train together, now you've sold your skills to satisfy your greed. I won't allow it."
-->'''Sadachiyo: (smiles wryly)'''
"\\
'''Sadachiyo:''' ''*smiles wryly*''
"You want to kill me [[WhatTheHellHero just for that?]] [[HonorBeforeReason How old fashioned. Not to mention, stupid."]]



-->'''Lupin: (angrily)''' "Let her go! She's got nothing to do with this!"
-->'''Sadachiyo: (ominously)''' "But of course she does. She's the bait."
-->'''presses blade against Lara's throat, drawing blood'''
-->'''Sadachiyo:''' [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "And we both know what happens to the bait once the fish is caught."]]

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-->'''Lupin: (angrily)''' --->'''Lupin:''' (angrily) "Let her go! She's got nothing to do with this!"
-->'''Sadachiyo: (ominously)'''
this!"\\
'''Sadachiyo:''' (ominously)
"But of course she does. She's the bait."
-->'''presses
"\\
''*presses
blade against Lara's throat, drawing blood'''
-->'''Sadachiyo:'''
blood*''\\
'''Sadachiyo:'''
[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "And we both know what happens to the bait once the fish is caught."]]



-->'''Sadachiyo cracks whip, exposing Fujiko's breast'''
-->'''Fujiko: (defiant)''' "You think ripping my clothes off will get me to talk?!"
-->'''Sadachiyo: (ominously)''' "No, darling. I'm getting it out of the way because I believe ripping through that beautiful skin will get you to talk."
-->'''Fujiko: (incredulous)''' "You psycho!!"
-->[[spoiler: '''Jean Pierre:''']] "Sadachiyo, do whatever you want with her. Make her tell you EVERYTHING! Just don't kill her!"
-->'''Sadachiyo: (wicked grin)''' "Yes sir."
-->'''tigthens whip meanacingly'''
-->'''Sadachiyo:''' [[ATasteOfTheLash "We're going to have SUCH a good time..."]]
-->'''Fujiko: (deadpan)''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "I'll bet."]]

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-->'''Sadachiyo --->''*Sadachiyo cracks whip, exposing ripping Fujiko's breast'''
-->'''Fujiko: (defiant)'''
top and exposing her breast*''\\
'''Fujiko:''' (defiant)
"You think ripping my clothes off will get me to talk?!"
-->'''Sadachiyo: (ominously)'''
talk?!"\\
'''Sadachiyo:''' (ominously)
"No, darling. I'm getting it out of the way because I believe ripping ''ripping through that beautiful skin skin'' will get you to talk."
-->'''Fujiko: (incredulous)'''
"\\
'''Fujiko:''' (incredulous)
"You psycho!!"
-->[[spoiler: '''Jean
psycho!!"\\
[[spoiler:'''Jean
Pierre:''']] "Sadachiyo, do whatever you want with her. Make her tell you EVERYTHING! Just don't kill her!"
-->'''Sadachiyo:
her!"\\
'''Sadachiyo:'''
(wicked grin)''' grin) "Yes sir."
-->'''tigthens
"\\
''*tigthens
whip meanacingly'''
-->'''Sadachiyo:'''
menacingly*''\\
'''Sadachiyo:'''
[[ATasteOfTheLash "We're going to have SUCH a good time..."]]
-->'''Fujiko: (deadpan)'''
"]]\\
'''Fujiko:''' (deadpan)
[[ThisIsGonnaSuck "I'll bet."]]



* {{Fanservice}}: The most of any Franchise/LupinIII related feature. In addition to several topless scenes, there's two [[SexyDiscretionShot discretion shots]], and three instances of near full frontal nudity; twice with Fujiko, the other with Lara.
* {{Gainaxing}}: You'll see Lara's breasts bouncing independently during both of her chase scenes, [[MaleGaze since the camera stays focused on her boobs.]] Also seen near the end, when [[spoiler: Bultokari]] saves her with his pick-up truck.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The most of any Franchise/LupinIII related ''Franchise/LupinIII''-related feature. In addition to several topless scenes, there's two [[SexyDiscretionShot discretion shots]], {{Sexy Discretion Shot}}s, and three instances of near full frontal nudity; near-full-frontal nudity: twice with Fujiko, the other with Lara.
* {{Gainaxing}}: You'll see Lara's breasts bouncing independently during both of her chase scenes, [[MaleGaze since the camera stays focused on her boobs.]] boobs]]. Also seen near the end, when [[spoiler: Bultokari]] [[spoiler:Bultokari]] saves her with his pick-up truck.



** The first happens, near the beginning, where he disguises himself as one of Zenigata's men in an attempt to slip past the inspector (which Zenigata doesn't fall for).

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** The first happens, near the beginning, where he disguises himself as one of Zenigata's men in an attempt to slip past the inspector (which inspector. Zenigata doesn't fall for).buy it for even a second.



* InterruptedIntimacy: Lupin runs into Fujiko while scoping out the night-life in Morroco. After a bit of small talk, and a copious amount of flirting, they retire upstairs to finish [[MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat their "conversation"]] [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre in private.]] The scene shifts to their room, where Lupin is eagerly awaiting Fujiko, in bed. She plays hard to get for a moment longer, before joining him. Right as they're going at it, Sadachiyo and his squad, crash through the window to assassinate Lupin, forcing him to flee the scene in his undies!

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* InterruptedIntimacy: Lupin runs into Fujiko while scoping out the night-life in Morroco. Morocco. After a bit of small talk, and a copious amount of flirting, they retire upstairs to finish [[MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat their "conversation"]] [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre in private.]] private]]. The scene shifts to their room, where Lupin is eagerly awaiting Fujiko, in bed. She plays hard to get for a moment longer, before joining him. Right as they're going at it, Sadachiyo and his squad, crash through the window to assassinate Lupin, forcing him to flee the scene in his undies!



* LaserGuidedKarma: Applied [[BoomHeadshot directly to the forehead]], by the Elder, when [[spoiler: Jean Pierre]] tries to pull his [[VillainExitStageLeft villainous exit.]]
* MacGuffin: The Twilight, naturally.
* MementoMacGuffin: Both halves of the Twilight, actually. Lorre kept one-half, and Dalune kept the other half. Dalune kept it to remind him of Lorre, and when Lorre dies, her daughter kept it in memory of her as well. [[spoiler: Lupin figuring this out is what allows him to deduce why Dalune sent him to Morroco in the first place; to find Dalune's granddaughter Laura.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Lupin, as per usual. He goes through several of them, including impersonating an officer to infiltrate Morroco's police HQ, and passing himself off as one of the townsfolk to milk Zenagata for information.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Applied [[BoomHeadshot directly to the forehead]], by the Elder, when [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Pierre]] tries to pull his [[VillainExitStageLeft villainous exit.]]
exit]].
* MacGuffin: The Twilight, Twilight Gemini, naturally.
* MementoMacGuffin: Both halves of the Twilight, actually. Lorre kept one-half, one half and Dalune kept the other half. Dalune kept it to remind him of Lorre, and Lorre; when Lorre dies, died, her daughter kept it her half in memory of her as well. [[spoiler: Lupin [[spoiler:Lupin figuring this out is what allows him to deduce why Dalune sent him to Morroco Morocco in the first place; to find Dalune's granddaughter Laura.Lara.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Lupin, as per usual. He goes through several of them, including impersonating an officer to infiltrate Morroco's Morocco's police HQ, and passing himself off as one of the townsfolk to milk Zenagata for information.



** Bultokari works for the police (who are all Igo tribesmen) even though he's secretly [[spoiler: a Gelt]].

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** Bultokari works for the police (who are all Igo tribesmen) even though he's secretly [[spoiler: [[spoiler:secretly a Gelt]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the villain Sadachio. In their final duel, Sadachiyo cuts Goemon's sword in two, sending the broken half into the air. Just as he closes in for the kill, Goemon [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocks the attack]], right as the broken shard of his sword falls and pierces Sadachiyo in the back, killing him.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the villain Sadachio.Sadachiyo. In their final duel, Sadachiyo cuts Goemon's sword in two, sending the broken half into the air. Just as he closes in for the kill, Goemon [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocks the attack]], right as the broken shard of his sword falls and pierces Sadachiyo in the back, killing him.



* OutdoorBathPeeping: After being rescued, from the desert, and finding himself alone [[spoiler: in the Elder's tent]], Lupin steps outside to search for Lara. He soon finds her bathing in the oasis, which is when he finally sees [[spoiler: she has the other half of the Twilight]].

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* OutdoorBathPeeping: After being rescued, rescued from the desert, desert and finding himself alone [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the Elder's tent]], Lupin steps outside to search for Lara. He soon finds her bathing in the oasis, which is when he finally sees [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she has the other half of the Twilight]].Twilight.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: The elder's son Galoux]] is revealed as this, because he's been dead before the movie even starts. Every time we see him on-screen, he's actually a DeadPersonImpersonation by the villain.
* RebelliousPrincess: A literal example, since she's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until [[TheReveal the night before]] the film's climatic final battle.

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The elder's son Galoux]] is revealed as to be this, because he's been he was dead before the movie even starts. Every time we see him on-screen, he's actually a DeadPersonImpersonation by the villain.
* RebelliousPrincess: A literal example, since she's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're who are fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara [[spoiler:Lara]] doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until [[TheReveal the night before]] the film's climatic final battle.



* RefugeInAudacity: Interpol's most wanted thief and his on-again off-again girlfriend, who happens to be an international jewel thief herself, sneak into a busy police station to steal the same file, and end up having sex in the file room!
* RetiredBadass: We learn from the start that Dalune's an underworld kingpin, but he's even mroe badass than Lupin thought. While investigating the Geltic treasure, Lupin learns that he used to be a member of the French Foreign Legion, including fighting alongside the Gelts during the war with the Igo Tribe. The big surprise to Lupin is about [[spoiler: Lara being his granddaughter]]!
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A rebel leader with royal lineage equals, [[spoiler: Lara.]]
* SchmuckBait: How does Zenagata lure [[ChivalrousPervert Lupin]] into his trap at the start of the film? [[AskAStupidQuestion With a woman, of course.]] Speaking of which....

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* RefugeInAudacity: Interpol's most wanted thief and his on-again off-again girlfriend, who happens to be an international jewel thief herself, sneak into a busy police station to steal the same file, and end up having sex in the file room!
room!
* RetiredBadass: We learn from the start that Dalune's an underworld kingpin, but he's even mroe more badass than Lupin thought. While investigating the Geltic treasure, Lupin learns that he used to be a member of the French Foreign Legion, including fighting and fought alongside the Gelts during the their doomed war with the Igo Tribe. The big surprise to Lupin is about [[spoiler: Lara [[spoiler:Lara being his granddaughter]]!
granddaughter!]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A rebel leader with royal lineage equals, [[spoiler: Lara.equals… [[spoiler:Lara, although she is unaware of her whole past until near the end.]]
* SchmuckBait: How does Zenagata lure [[ChivalrousPervert Lupin]] into his trap at the start of the film? [[AskAStupidQuestion With a woman, of course.]] Speaking of which....which…



-->'''Lupin: (whispering)''' "We can't! We're in a police station!"
-->'''Fujiko: (seductively)''' "I doubt anyone'll catch us. Now kiss me."
-->'''smooches, followed by {{sexophone}} as scene fades to black'''
-->'''Lupin:''' (sighing happily)''' "Fujiko... Fu-ji-ko-ho..."
* ShootTheHostageTaker: Invoked by [[BadassGrandpa the Elder]], when [[spoiler: Jean Pierre]] attempts to pull his [[VillainExitStageLeft villainous exit]], by taking Lara hostage, along with [[spoiler: her half of [[MacGuffin the Twilight]]]] as leverage, to ensure no one got the Geltic treasure. [[BoomHeadshot It didn't work.]]
* SissyVillain: Sadachiyo. As mentioned previously, this guy is [[CampGay simply fabulous.]] If the long hair and makeup aren't enough to convince you, the sheer number of honeys, darlings, and big boys that permeate his speech pattern ought to do it.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Dalune]] and [[spoiler: Lorre.]] He was a former member of the foreign legion, she was a dancer at the royal palace. They met during a time when [[spoiler: there was fierce battle between the Gelts and the Igo Tribe. The day the Gelts were forced to flee their ancestral home, was the last time they saw each other.]]

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-->'''Lupin: (whispering)''' --->'''Lupin:''' (whispering) "We can't! We're in a police station!"
-->'''Fujiko: (seductively)'''
station!"\\
'''Fujiko:''' (seductively)
"I doubt anyone'll catch us. Now kiss me."
-->'''smooches,
"\\
''*smooches,
followed by {{sexophone}} as scene fades to black'''
-->'''Lupin:''' (sighing happily)'''
black*''\\
'''Lupin:''' ''*sighs happily*''
"Fujiko... Fu-ji-ko-ho..."
* ShootTheHostageTaker: Invoked by [[BadassGrandpa the Elder]], when [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Pierre]] attempts to pull his [[VillainExitStageLeft villainous exit]], by taking Lara hostage, along with [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her half of [[MacGuffin the Twilight]]]] as leverage, to ensure no one got the Geltic treasure. [[BoomHeadshot It didn't work.]]
* SissyVillain: Sadachiyo. As mentioned previously, this guy is [[CampGay simply fabulous.]] fabulous]]. If the long hair and makeup aren't enough to convince you, the sheer number of honeys, darlings, and big boys that permeate his speech pattern ought to do it.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Dalune]] [[spoiler:Dalune]] and [[spoiler: Lorre.]] [[spoiler:Lorre]]. He was a former member of the foreign legion, Foreign Legion, she was a dancer at the royal palace. They met during a time when [[spoiler: there [[spoiler:there was fierce battle between the Gelts and the Igo Tribe. The day the Gelts were forced to flee their ancestral home, home was the last time they saw each other.]]



* StrangeBedfellows: Zenagata with Bultokari, who ends up being the only one to offer Zenagata genuine assistance in tracking Lupin. Of course, his motives weren't entirely altruistic. The guy is actually [[spoiler: a Gelt]] after all. Since Lupin (and Lara) were headed for the Ancient Geltic City, it stood to reason that, by helping Zenagata, he was also helping himself.
* TearsOfJoy: Dalune is overcome with such emotion when Lupin [[spoiler: tells him about his granddaughter]] that he sheds tears, and thanks him for it.
* TemptingFate: You'd think that if someone murdered another man's son, that they'd have sense enough NOT brag about it; much less, treat like a joke, while the victim's father is standing RIGHT THERE with a loaded gun and can hear them. [[spoiler: [[WhatAnIdiot Way to go, Jean.]]]]

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* StrangeBedfellows: Zenagata with Bultokari, who ends up being the only one to offer Zenagata genuine assistance in tracking Lupin. Of course, his motives weren't entirely altruistic. The guy is actually [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Gelt]] after all. Since Lupin (and Lara) were headed for the Ancient Geltic City, it stood to reason that, by helping Zenagata, he was also helping himself.
* TearsOfJoy: Dalune is overcome with such emotion when Lupin [[spoiler: tells [[spoiler:tells him about his granddaughter]] that he sheds tears, and thanks him for it.
* TemptingFate: You'd think that if someone murdered another man's son, that they'd have sense enough to NOT brag about it; it – much less, less treat it like a joke, joke – while the victim's father is standing RIGHT THERE with a loaded gun ''loaded gun'' and can ''can hear them. [[spoiler: [[WhatAnIdiot them''. [[spoiler:[[WhatAnIdiot Way to go, Jean.]]]]Jean]].]]



* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: The plot centers around the search for both halves of the eponymous diamond. Lupin receives the first half from his old mob boss Dalune, who tasks him with finding the other half. [[spoiler: It is eventually revealed to be held by Lara, Dalune's granddaughter]].
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler: Jean Pierre]] tries pulling one, after Lupin exposes him and foils his scheme. He even takes Lara and [[spoiler: her half of the Twilight]] as leverage to ensure no one got the Geltic treasure. [[BoomHeadshot The Elder wasn't playing that shit.]]

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* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: The plot centers around the search for both halves of the eponymous diamond. Lupin receives the first half from his old mob boss Dalune, who tasks him with finding the other half. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed to be held by Lara, Dalune's granddaughter]].
granddaughter.]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Pierre]] tries pulling one, after Lupin exposes him and foils his scheme. He even takes Lara and [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her half of the Twilight]] as leverage to ensure no one got the Geltic treasure. [[BoomHeadshot The Elder wasn't playing that shit.]]



* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Subverted. In the end, Lupin and Lara, along with Zenagata and the others, gather to unearth the long hidden Geltic treasure. Which turns out to be an empty storeroom with an inscription stating that the heart of a people is a treasure unto itself. Lara is overjoyed, taking this to mean that they must unify the Geltic tribe and restore their homeland. Fujiko isn't as idealistic and vents her frustration by kicking the wall; [[spoiler: which crumbles, revealing a cache of diamonds! While the others stare, slackjawed, [[HoldingHands Lara quietly shares the moment with Lupin.]]]]

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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Subverted. In the end, Lupin and Lara, along with Zenagata and the others, gather to unearth the long hidden long-hidden Geltic treasure. Which It turns out to be an empty storeroom with an inscription stating that the heart of a people is a treasure unto itself. Lara is overjoyed, taking this to mean that they must unify the Geltic tribe and restore their homeland. Fujiko isn't as idealistic and vents her frustration by kicking the wall; [[spoiler: which wall… [[spoiler:which crumbles, revealing a massive cache of diamonds! While the others stare, slackjawed, [[HoldingHands Lara quietly shares the moment with Lupin.]]]]Lupin]].]]



** This becomes the fate of [[spoiler: Zora]] and his friends once [[spoiler: Jean Pierre]] realizes they know nothing about the Geltic treasure. He almost says it verbatim, before fatally shooting each of them.
** [[OffscreenVillainy Though it isn't shown]], he also explains that he killed [[spoiler: the Elder's son, Galoux]], after being told about the Geltic treasure. This occurs prior to the start of the film, which allowed him to [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonate]] [[spoiler: Galoux]] the entire time.

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** This becomes the fate of [[spoiler: Zora]] [[spoiler:Zora]] and his friends once [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Pierre]] realizes they know nothing about the Geltic treasure. He almost says it verbatim, verbatim before fatally shooting each of them.
** [[OffscreenVillainy Though it isn't shown]], he also explains that he killed [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Elder's son, Galoux]], after being told about the Geltic treasure. This occurs prior to the start of the film, which allowed him to [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonate]] [[spoiler: Galoux]] [[spoiler:Galoux]] the entire time.time.

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20th Feb '15 11:03:37 AM crazysamaritan
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* BadassPrincess: Lara exemplifies several related tropes ''all in one'':
** RebelliousPrincess: A literal example, since she's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until [[TheReveal the night before]] the film's climatic final battle.
** TomboyPrincess: Lara has the look of a desert bandit and, due to having been raised by Geltic guerrillas, she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.


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* RebelliousPrincess: A literal example, since she's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until [[TheReveal the night before]] the film's climatic final battle.


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* TomboyPrincess: Lara has the look of a desert bandit and, due to having been raised by Geltic guerrillas, she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.
19th Feb '15 6:22:30 PM MiinU
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** TomboyPrincess: Lara has the look of a desert bandit, due to having been raised by Geltic guerrillas. So she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.

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** TomboyPrincess: Lara has the look of a desert bandit, bandit and, due to having been raised by Geltic guerrillas. So guerrillas, she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.
19th Feb '15 10:26:54 AM MiinU
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** RebelliousPrincess: She's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until the night before the film's climatic final battle (see: TheReveal entry).
** TomboyPrincess: As seen in the page image, she has the look of a desert bandit, due to being raised by Geltic guerrillas. So she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: {{Averted}}, in the uncensored version, which shows everything shy of full frontal nudity.

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** RebelliousPrincess: She's A literal example, since she's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until [[TheReveal the night before before]] the film's climatic final battle (see: TheReveal entry).
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** TomboyPrincess: As seen in the page image, she Lara has the look of a desert bandit, due to being having been raised by Geltic guerrillas. So she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: {{Averted}}, {{Averted}} in the uncensored version, which shows everything shy of full frontal nudity.where all women's nipples are present and accounted for.
19th Feb '15 10:21:34 AM MiinU
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** RebelliousPrincess: Literally. She's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until the night before the film's climatic final battle (see: TheReveal entry).

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** RebelliousPrincess: Literally. She's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until the night before the film's climatic final battle (see: TheReveal entry).
19th Feb '15 10:20:14 AM MiinU
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*BadassPrincess: Lara exemplifies several related tropes ''all in one'':
**RebelliousPrincess: Literally. She's the rebel leader of [[LaResistance the Geltic guerrillas]], who're fighting to reclaim their ancestral homeland from the oppression of the Igo Tribe. However, Lara doesn't learn of her royal lineage, until the night before the film's climatic final battle (see: TheReveal entry).
**TomboyPrincess: As seen in the page image, she has the look of a desert bandit, due to being raised by Geltic guerrillas. So she's a crackshot with a rifle and accustomed to fighting on the front lines.



* RebelliousPrincess: Upon solving the mystery of the Twilight, it's revealed that Lara is Lorre's granddaughter. Which makes her a descendant of the Geltic royal family.
** TomboyPrincess: She's the spunky gun-totting rebel leader of the Geltic guerrillas, and happens to be descended of the royal family.
1st Feb '15 5:19:18 PM MiinU
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* HotterAndSexier: Compared to most other ''Franchise/LupinIII'' related media (noted in the BarbieDollAnatomy and SexyDiscretionShot entries).

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* HotterAndSexier: *HotterAndSexier: Compared to most other ''Franchise/LupinIII'' related media (noted in the BarbieDollAnatomy {{Fanservice}} and SexyDiscretionShot entries).
1st Feb '15 5:16:42 PM MiinU
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*HotterAndSexier: Compared to most other ''Franchise/LupinIII'' related media (noted in the BarbieDollAnatomy and SexyDiscretionShot entries).
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