History Characters / CowboyBebop

6th Dec '16 11:57:18 PM Tehrannotaur
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* {{Hermaphrodite}}: [[spoiler:While incarcerated, he was used as a test subject for an experimental drug which severely imbalanced his hormones, causing him to develop breasts.]]
2nd Dec '16 8:13:45 PM TheWanderer
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Kill the person who tried to mount a coup against you? Sure. Wipe out his entire faction? That's... getting a little sketchy. Kill everyone who has ever been associated with them, including ex-friends-turned enemies for ''years?'' Okay, now we're right in crazy-pants territory.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Kill the person who tried to mount a coup against you? Sure. Wipe out his entire faction? That's... getting a little sketchy. extreme. Kill everyone who has ever been associated with them, including ex-friends-turned ex-friends who have been enemies with the would be coup leader for ''years?'' Okay, now we're right in crazy-pants territory.



* JerkAss: When Katrina is grazed by a bullet, he reprimands her for dropping some of the Bloody Eye. Judging by Katrina's shocked look, this may a result of his Bloody Eye addiction talking.

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* JerkAss: When Katrina is grazed by a bullet, he reprimands her for dropping some of the Bloody Eye. Judging by Katrina's shocked look, this is not normal for him and may a result of be his Bloody Eye addiction talking.



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%%* WomenAreWiser* WomenAreWiser She can see the extent of the effects of the Bloody Eye on Asimov better than he can, and unlike him she recognizes when they no longer have a chance at escaping capture.



The leader of the Space Warriors, a group of what used to be animal protectors and preservationists who became full on eco-terrorists once she took over. Her current pet cause is the Ganymede Sea Rat, an endangered species being marketed as a local delicacy, (despite, the fact that, according to Ganymede native Jet, the sea rat tastes totally disgusting) but this may just be an excuse for her to act on a deep loathing of humanity.

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The leader of the Space Warriors, a group of what used to be animal protectors and preservationists who became full on eco-terrorists once she took over. Her current pet cause is the Ganymede Sea Rat, an endangered species being marketed as a local delicacy, (despite, (despite the fact that, according to Ganymede native Jet, the sea rat tastes totally disgusting) but this may just be an excuse for her to act on a deep loathing of humanity.
2nd Dec '16 7:58:44 PM TheWanderer
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* RegretfulTraitor: Fad betrayed his partner Jet, but came to deeply regret it over the years. When Jet finds out and confronts him, Fad more or less commits SuicideByCop, with Jet as the "cop" in question.
1st Dec '16 6:51:47 PM TheWanderer
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* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: How the audience first sees him in the episode, standing among an entire corridor full of dead guards that he killed himself.

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* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: [[EstablishingCharacterMoment How the audience first sees him in the episode, episode]], standing among an entire corridor full of dead guards that he killed himself.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears reading glasses and is an utterly ruthless and efficient killer.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears reading glasses and is an efficient and utterly ruthless and efficient killer.



* LeanAndMean: He has a very slim frame, and is a mob assassin.



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->"You brought it on yourself, partner."
->Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (JP) Doug Lee (EN)

Jet's old partner from the days when Jet was an ISSP cop. They worked together for years, until an attempt to bust Udai Taxim, an assassin for the Europa Syndicate, went wrong and Jet was ambushed and got his arm blown off. Fad suddenly contacts Jet after years of being out of contact to tell Jet about how a prison ship transporting Udai and other inmates has been hijacked by the prisoners and proposes that the two of them go out recapture Udai and company. However, unknown to Jet, Fad has been on the syndicate payroll for years, and his motives aren't as simple as he pretends...

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He's amused when Jet makes quips at his expense.
* TheAtoner: He's genuinely guilty for what he did to Jet, and seems to want to experience the idealism he used to share with Jet again.
* CoolOldGuy: Played with. Fad seems like this at first given his light hearted banter with Jet, but learning that he's a CorruptCop and was part of the ambush that blew Jet's arm off seems to turn him into a subversion. After that the audience learns that Fad is sorry for his past wrongs and he comes back to this.
* CorruptCop: Fad lost his idealism young and came to believe that crime syndicates always wind up buying the men who are dangerous to them, or killing them. Fad chose the former.
* DeathSeeker: When he goes to confront Udai and Jet for the last time, he loads his revolver with just two bullets, and spaces them out in a way that almost guarantees that Jet will kill him if the two do come to blows.
* TheGunslinger: Jet half mockingly compares him to one because of his preference for revolvers and occasional habit of GunTwirling.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When trying to bust Udai, [[LetsSplitUpGang Fad abruptly suggested that he and Jet split up]] despite the fact that Fad appears to usually be the more cautious of the two who suggests sticking together while Jet is the one to charge headlong into a situation. Jet's expression in the FlashBack shows that he thinks this is unusual, and it's part of why Jet is quick to accept Udai's claims that Fad was in on the setup.
* OneLastSmoke: As he's mortally wounded, Fad asks Jet for a cigarette. Given that Fad had recently quit, he's amused by the irony of dying this way and jokes that it looks like he couldn't quit smoking after all.
* TheReveal: Not only is Fad corrupt, not only was he part of setting up Jet, but he actually fired the bullet that cost Jet his arm.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Fad still prefers to use one, despite the fact that, as Jet points out, in the current day the gun is practically an antique. It also lets Fad load his gun in a very special way, as detailed under DeathSeeker.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: He espouses these sentiments to Jet, [[DeconstructedTrope however, the guilt of betraying his values and the people he cares about has gotten to him over the years]], turning him into TheAtoner.
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: It's not ''completely'' clear what his purpose was supposed to be, but it probably wasn't murdering every single person he encountered.

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* FirstTimeFeeling: When Spike finally wounds him, it's almost certainly his first time feeling pain since the experiment that transformed him into a walking weapon and simultaneously destroyed his mind. The combination of his mental regression and his inability to deal with the new sensation of pain is his undoing.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: It's not ''completely'' clear what his purpose was supposed to be, but it probably wasn't murdering every single person who had anything to do with his experiment. (Along with everyone else he encountered.encountered that saw his face.)
1st Dec '16 1:08:13 PM Mujaki
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* MeaningfulName: A twofer! Ein means "One" in German, which may be an indicator of his experiment number. It is also a diminutive of ''[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'', which certainly applies to his intelligence.
1st Dec '16 12:40:39 PM Mujaki
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Murdock is a thinly-veiled parody of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk]], founder of PETA. Much like the [[AnimalWrongsGroup Space Warriors]], PETA was a fairly benign organization before becoming fairly extreme in it's advertising (though they don't shoot/bomb people for eating endangered fauna).[[note]] The line between just ''how'' much of a parody Murdock is blurs a bit when you discover just how [[http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=8765 extreme and potentially hypocritical]] her views are... as well as her ties to [[http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2007/11/peta-hypocrisy.html actual violence]] in the name of Animal Rights.[[/note]]
27th Nov '16 4:21:16 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that Faye was actually born in the 20th century. In her late teens she barely survived an and was cryogenically frozen until being revived more than 50 years later. After waking up with no memories or knowledge of who, where and when she was, she was tricked into assuming the massive debts (which, she admits, were little more than a drop in the bucket compared to her own ''truly'' massive health-care bill) of her supposed savior, a con man she had begun to fall for.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that Faye was actually born in the 20th century. In her late teens she barely survived an accident (that by all appearances took the lives of her parents) and was cryogenically frozen until being revived more than 50 years later. After waking up with no memories or knowledge of who, where and when she was, she was tricked into assuming the massive debts (which, she admits, were little more than a drop in the bucket compared to her own ''truly'' massive health-care bill) of her supposed savior, a con man she had begun to fall for.]]
21st Nov '16 8:41:11 PM SentientShrimp
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Julia seems to be more of an ideal than a person, and is almost never described in concrete terms. Mostly only ever referred to as "a real woman", "one hell of a woman", etc.
19th Nov '16 5:22:07 AM Owlorange1995
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* CloseRangeCombatant: Fights up close with a katana.


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* DodgeTheBullet: Has this ability.


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* EvilAlbino: Invokes this with his white hair and pale skin.


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* FallenAngel: Invokes this when he reunites with Spike.
--->'''Vicious''': When angels are forced out of heaven, they become devils. You agree, wouldn't you, Spike?


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* KnifeNut: Preference for katanas aside, Vicious throws a knife into Spike's shoulder in their final match. He also uses a combat knife to literally StabTheScorpion and thus gain Gren's trust.
7th Nov '16 3:30:20 PM CJCroen1393
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* PirateParrot: The bird on his shoulder (a cormorant rather than a parrot), which fits with his SpacePirate image. As the story goes on, the little FeatheredFiend seems to be [[MoralityPet the only thing Vicious still actually cares about]] right up until he ''[[SubvertedTrope blows the poor creature to smithereens]]''.
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