History Characters / Area88

20th May '16 9:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: She's a blonde woman with no qualms about working for a mafia don, arranging executions, sleeping with Kanzaki, or joining Project 4.
17th May '16 6:48:28 AM Eyeshield
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* [[IconicOutfit Iconic]] NoseArt: His flaming unicorn on his F-20. It even appears in VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar!



-->'''Mickey:''' If you look into their origins, you find that most wars aren't begin for specific reasons. You're always left wondering if there couldn't have been a better solution. Then, in the end, you decide it was just fate. That's the excuse everyone uses.

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-->'''Mickey:''' If you look into their origins, you find that most wars aren't don't begin for specific reasons. You're always left wondering if there couldn't have been a better solution. Then, in the end, you decide it was just fate. That's the excuse everyone uses.


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** And then of course there's his ConsummateProfessional standards. No betrayal for him.
13th May '16 8:09:53 AM Nopperabo
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* JerkassBall: In the manga, he leers at Saki's bodyguards behaves rudely when they won't talk to him or allow him to enter Saki's office.



* JerkassBall: He and Shin are rude to Saki's bodyguards in the manga.



** JerkassHasAPoint: In the manga. Kanzaki tells Ryoko that her fixation on an absentee Shin is reminiscent of his mother's fixation on his estranged father, which ended in his mother's suicide. [[spoiler: Confirmed later in the manga when Ryoko tries to kill herself after Shin breaks her heart over the phone.]]

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** * JerkassHasAPoint: In the manga. Kanzaki tells Ryoko that her fixation on an absentee Shin is reminiscent of his mother's fixation on his estranged father, which ended in his mother's suicide. [[spoiler: Confirmed later in the manga when Ryoko tries to kill herself after Shin breaks her heart over the phone.]]




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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Josie disappears from the manga for a long time after meeting Saki in Switzerland. In later manga issues that didn't make it stateside, Josie reappears as a teenage girl and looks completely different.
4th May '16 11:21:02 AM Nopperabo
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* Dripping Disturbance: In an issue of the manga that didn't make it stateside, [[spoiler:after he leaves Area 88 and takes up residence in Paris]], Shin can't sleep due to a dripping faucet in his apartment. Furious, he sits up in bed and screams at the faucet. This is a decidedly non-comical example, since it is intended to show Shin's psychological disintegration due to war trauma.

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* Dripping Disturbance: DrippingDisturbance: In an issue of the manga that didn't make it stateside, [[spoiler:after he leaves Area 88 and takes up residence in Paris]], Shin can't sleep due to a dripping faucet in his apartment. Furious, he sits up in bed and screams at the faucet. This is a decidedly non-comical example, since it is intended to show Shin's psychological disintegration due to war trauma.
4th May '16 11:20:41 AM Nopperabo
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* DissonantLaughter / LaughingMad: [[spoiler: In the penultimate issue of the manga, Shin is so emotionally overwhelmed by the deaths of Saki, Mickey, and Sela that he starts laughing hysterically. His laughter makes Kim extremely uncomfortable. He returns to his senses when Kanzaki contacts him.]]


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* Dripping Disturbance: In an issue of the manga that didn't make it stateside, [[spoiler:after he leaves Area 88 and takes up residence in Paris]], Shin can't sleep due to a dripping faucet in his apartment. Furious, he sits up in bed and screams at the faucet. This is a decidedly non-comical example, since it is intended to show Shin's psychological disintegration due to war trauma.


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* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: In the penultimate issue of the manga, Shin is so emotionally overwhelmed by the deaths of Saki, Mickey, and Sela that he starts laughing hysterically. His laughter makes Kim extremely uncomfortable. He returns to his senses when Kanzaki contacts him.]]
20th Apr '16 7:46:31 PM Nopperabo
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* TheVietnamVet: He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
20th Apr '16 11:12:15 AM Nopperabo
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* NoIndoorVoice: In the English dub of the 2004 TV anime, he often speaks loudly.
28th Jan '16 4:42:28 PM arisboch
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Western viewers may have thought him Indian due to the turban. Later issuses of the manga that didn't make it to the states, however reveal the Bambera family. The real world Bambera ethnic group is composed of Black Africans.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Western viewers may have thought him Indian due to the turban. Later issuses of the manga that didn't make it to the states, however reveal the Bambera Bambara family. The real world Bambera [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambara_people Bambara ethnic group group]] is composed of Black Africans.
15th Jan '16 4:11:38 PM Nopperabo
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* HollywoodPudgy: He's referred to as fat in the manga. He's stout (but nowhere near obese) compared to the rest of the rail-thin cast.
15th Jan '16 4:10:45 PM Nopperabo
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* HollywoodPudgy: He's referred to as fat in the manga. He's stout (but nowhere near obese) compared to the rest of the rail-thin cast.
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