History Characters / AshitaNoJoe

22nd Jun '18 1:41:30 PM EDP
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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Realizes that Joe can't see out of the left side of his eye during their match, no doubt due to injury taking a toll on his body. He doesn't hesitate to exploit that.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: Realizes [[spoiler:Realizes that Joe can't see out of the left side of his eye during their match, no doubt due to injury taking a toll on his body. He doesn't hesitate to exploit that.]]



* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: He is introduced in the series via knocking out Carlos in Round ''1''. And he's not afraid to show off the fact that he is this; when the series actually shows one of his fights, he allows his opponent, a guy nicknamed "The Hawaiian Bull", to hit him at point-blank range in order to show off that nobody's punches can leave a mark on him before effortlessly [=KOing=] his opponent. [[spoiler: But later, we find out that he's not quite this trope.]]

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: He is introduced in the series via knocking out Carlos in Round ''1''. And he's not afraid to show off the fact that he is this; when the series actually shows one of his fights, he allows his opponent, a guy nicknamed "The Hawaiian Bull", to hit him at point-blank range in order to show off that nobody's punches can leave a mark on him before effortlessly [=KOing=] his opponent. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But later, we find out that he's not quite this trope.]]



* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Beats Joe, but at the cost of his youth.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Beats [[spoiler:Beats Joe, but at the cost of his youth.]] ]]
* StrongAndSkilled: [[JustifiedTrope As expected from the world champion]], he has enough skills to dance around Carlos' attacks and catch the exact moment he's vulnerable and the strength to knock him down, ''brutally'', without the devastating Corkscrew Punch. With it... [[spoiler:When Carlos shows up after taking one at the temple, [[CameBackWrong he can barely remember his name and has lost all of his strength and skill]].



* [[VillainousBreakdown Heroic Antagonist Breakdown]]: [[spoiler: Starts getting very philosophical (and not in the good kind) when Joe takes enough damage to cripple, if not outright kill someone --but Joe just keeps coming back off the mat no matter ''how'' many times he knocks him down.]]

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* [[VillainousBreakdown Heroic Antagonist Breakdown]]: [[spoiler: Starts [[spoiler:Starts getting very philosophical (and not in the good kind) when Joe takes enough damage to cripple, if not outright kill someone --but Joe just keeps coming back off the mat no matter ''how'' many times he knocks him down.]]


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* TheDeterminator: {{Deconstructed}}: [[spoiler:Jose Mendoza gave him the terrifying punch that turned him demented because he wouldn't stay down after the lesser hits he had given him previously]].
21st Jun '18 12:48:29 PM EDP
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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: After his disastrous fight against Mendoza he retires and was seen wandering the streets of Venezuela.]]



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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Carlos is an ''awesome'' boxer, [[StrongAndSkilled with all the formidable strength and awesome skills one would expect from a contender to the world championship]]. Yet he lost against Jose Mendoza because the world champion is even better.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After his disastrous fight against Mendoza he retires and was seen wandering the streets of Venezuela.]]


14th Jun '18 11:25:14 AM EDP
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* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's a legitimately good boxer, and gained the JBC bantamweight championship legitimately. It's just that the likes of Joe and even Wolf are much better.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's a legitimately good boxer, and gained the JBC bantamweight championship legitimately. It's just that the likes of Joe and even Wolf Carlos are much better.



** First time,[[spoiler: his actions lay out a blueprint for many of the other boxers on how to beat a reinvigorated Joe, and the losses that Joe picks up destroys nearly all of his reputation in the boxing world.]]
** Second time, [[spoiler: his overconfidence brings out the ''real'' Carlos in their match and he's literally beaten before he realizes it. Everyone else that was willing to fight Carlos under the thought that he wasn't very good realizes that they are completely screwed because they can't back out. Carlos was more than happy to prove them correct, brutalizing all of them.]]

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** First time,[[spoiler: his time,[[spoiler:his actions lay out a blueprint for many of the other boxers on how to beat a reinvigorated Joe, and the losses that Joe picks up destroys nearly all of his reputation in the boxing world.]]
** Second time, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his overconfidence brings out the ''real'' Carlos in their match and he's literally beaten before he realizes it. Everyone else that was willing to fight Carlos under the thought that he wasn't very good realizes that they are completely screwed because they can't back out. Carlos was more than happy to prove them correct, brutalizing all of them.]]
14th Jun '18 11:20:23 AM EDP
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* JerkassVictim: [[spoiler:Carlos annihilated him in fifteen seconds, adding the further humiliation of making him lose bladder control]]. Considering his part in the plot to force Joe to retire, he deserved it.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's a legitimately good boxer, and gained the JBC bantamweight championship legitimately. It's just that the likes of Joe and even Wolf are much better.
31st May '18 12:44:55 PM EDP
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: One of the first things Joe calls her out on is the hypocrisy of her "charity" at Juvenile Prison. Even when she(mostly) grows out of it, her schemes can be underhanded [[spoiler:(such as to trick Takigawa Shuuhei into fighting Harimao to test the latter's abilities, with little care for Shuuhei's well being)]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: One of the first things Joe calls her out on is the hypocrisy of her "charity" at Juvenile Prison. Even when she(mostly) she (mostly) grows out of it, her schemes can be underhanded [[spoiler:(such underhanded, such as to trick [[spoiler:[[KickTheSonOfABitch getting the boxers who had taken part in the plot against Joe brutalized and humiliated by Carlos]] and tricking Takigawa Shuuhei into fighting Harimao Harimao, and getting brutalized by him, to test the latter's abilities, with little care for Shuuhei's well being)]]abilities]].



* TheDreaded: The presidents of the major boxing clubs learn to fear her after she has Carlos humiliate the two highest ranked and the bantamweight champion of Japan for getting in the way of what she was planning to do with Joe. Even Takigawa's manager was wary when she asked him to have his champion [[spoiler:fight Harimao]], only accepting when she offers enough money to pay the purse for the world championship match... And never regretting it enough when [[spoiler:Harimao mauls Takigawa]].

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* TheDreaded: The presidents of the major boxing clubs learn to fear her after she has Carlos [[spoiler:brutalize and humiliate the two highest ranked and the bantamweight champion of Japan for getting in the way of what she was planning to do with Joe.Joe]]. Even Takigawa's manager was wary when she asked him to have his champion [[spoiler:fight Harimao]], only accepting when she offers enough money to pay the purse for the world championship match... And never regretting it enough when [[spoiler:Harimao mauls Takigawa]].



* HeroicBSOD:[[spoiler: Just like Joe, she has one when Rikiishi dies.]] Unlike him, she recovers quickly.

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* HeroicBSOD:[[spoiler: Just HeroicBSOD:[[spoiler:Just like Joe, she has one when Rikiishi dies.]] Unlike him, she recovers quickly.
31st May '18 12:20:20 PM EDP
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* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: When he returns after being "retired" by Mendoza, he is pretty much a shell of his former self.]]

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* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When he returns after being "retired" by Mendoza, he is pretty much a shell of his former self.]]



* TheDreaded: In any country he goes as soon as [[LetsGetDangerous he starts fighting seriously]].



** [[spoiler: On his departure from Japan, he suddenly falls down while saying his goodbyes to the Japanese people.]] [[spoiler: After his disastrous fight against Jose Mendoza, Robert reveals to the press that Carlos was having difficulty doing simple tasks such as ascending the stairs, something that usually happens to boxers that suffer from Punch-Drunk Syndrome.]]
** At the end of the 4th round in his match against Joe, Robert talks to him, only for him to be ignored. [[spoiler: Then he starts to blatantly fight wild and dirty until he's knocked down by Joe, who also starts to fight dirty. His shocked expression when Joe knocks him down indicates that Carlos may not have been completely there when committing all of those fouls, signifying the start of his brain damage.]]
* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Pretty much loses his shit and starts to fight dirty against Joe after the fourth round in their bout at Korakuen Hall, going from simple fouls such as elbow strikes and head-butts to attempting to attack an ''already downed'' Joe, '''knocking the referee out of his way''' to do so.]]

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** [[spoiler: On [[spoiler:On his departure from Japan, he suddenly falls down while saying his goodbyes to the Japanese people.]] [[spoiler: After his disastrous fight against Jose Mendoza, Robert reveals to the press that Carlos was having difficulty doing simple tasks such as ascending the stairs, something that usually happens to boxers that suffer from Punch-Drunk Syndrome.]]
** At the end of the 4th round in his match against Joe, Robert talks to him, only for him to be ignored. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then he starts to blatantly fight wild and dirty until he's knocked down by Joe, who also starts to fight dirty. His shocked expression when Joe knocks him down indicates that Carlos may not have been completely there when committing all of those fouls, signifying the start of his brain damage.]]
* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Pretty [[spoiler:Pretty much loses his shit and starts to fight dirty against Joe after the fourth round in their bout at Korakuen Hall, going from simple fouls such as elbow strikes and head-butts to attempting to attack an ''already downed'' Joe, '''knocking the referee out of his way''' to do so.]]
27th May '18 5:24:21 AM EDP
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* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler:Carlos beat him up so hard he lost bladder control and wet himself as he was being carried out on a stretcher]].



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Is the first Japanese boxer unfortunate enough to taste Carlos' real strength.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Is [[spoiler:Is the first Japanese boxer unfortunate enough to taste Carlos' real strength.]]
27th May '18 5:13:17 AM EDP
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: One of the first things Joe calls her out on is the hypocrisy of her "charity" at Juvenile Prison. Even when she(mostly) grows out of it, her schemes can be underhanded[[spoiler:(such as to trick Takigawa Shuuhei into fighting Harimao to test the latter's abilities, with little care for Shuuhei's well being)]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: One of the first things Joe calls her out on is the hypocrisy of her "charity" at Juvenile Prison. Even when she(mostly) grows out of it, her schemes can be underhanded[[spoiler:(such underhanded [[spoiler:(such as to trick Takigawa Shuuhei into fighting Harimao to test the latter's abilities, with little care for Shuuhei's well being)]]



* TheDreaded: The presidents of the major boxing clubs learn to fear her after she has Carlos humiliate the two highest ranked and the bantamweight champion of Japan for getting in the way of what she was planning to do with Joe. Even Takigawa's manager was wary when she asked him to have his champion [[spoiler:fight Harimao]], only accepting when she offers enough money to pay the purse for the world championship match... And never regretting it enough when [[spoiler:Harimao mauls Takigawa]].



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Once Joe counters his corkscrew backflip punch with an even wilder technique he becomes ''terrified'', realizing that he has met his match in Joe. As the announcer puts it, to him Joe is "a foe even wilder than himself existing in civilization".]]

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** {{Deconstructed}} ''hard'': after his strength made him appear a devastating opponent, his lack of skills leads to him getting the stuff beaten out of him by [[spoiler:Takigawa]], even getting his first gimmick technique turned against him and only winning when he surprises him with a second gimmick technique, and Joe just plain annihilates him with a combination of strength almost as great as his, much better skills, and the wild genius to counter every trick he comes up with, [[VillainousBreakdown reducing him to a terrified and sobbing wreck]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once Joe counters his corkscrew backflip punch with an even wilder technique he becomes ''terrified'', realizing that he has met his match in Joe. As the announcer puts it, to him Joe is "a foe even wilder than himself existing in civilization".]]
20th May '18 4:30:21 AM EDP
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* MegatonPunch: In all his fights seen, the only opponent that did not end out of the ring was Joe.
17th May '18 7:53:59 AM BlazingTrolls
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* RomanticFalseLead: Inverted as Joe is this to her. [[spoiler: She gets together with Nishi.]]
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