History Characters / GunslingerGirl

1st Jul '17 10:04:05 AM JackG
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* WomanScorned: Feels this way [[spoiler: towards Pinocchio, after he best her for the first time]]

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* WomanScorned: Feels this way [[spoiler: towards Pinocchio, after he best her for the first time]]time. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Averted with Roberta Guellfi]]; she shows none of Henrietta's jealous tendencies when her handler finds himself a LoveInterest.
1st Jul '17 9:47:45 AM JackG
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* WistfulAmnesia: See UnableToCry.
27th Jun '17 2:27:55 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* BadassNormal: In a HiddenBadass NonActionGuy way. Aside from frequently using his incredible SherlockScan to locate and identify criminals as well as come up with effective strategies and plans that even impress some of the veterans, he is the person who locates the BigBad in Venice [[spoiler:(though not soon enough to reach him)]]. Considering that he's doing all of this in battlefields when he has no skill for combat, it's hard to consider him anything other than badass. In Turin, he even manages to [[spoiler:single-handedly talk down the BigBad's right-hand man, who is threatening to detonate a nuclear warhead from a room around the corner, using only his SherlockScan to assist (note, he can't see the guy), while silently instructing Petra how to take the guy down; all this, without pausing for an instant to think]].

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* BadassNormal: In a HiddenBadass NonActionGuy way. Aside from frequently using his incredible SherlockScan to locate and identify criminals as well as come up with effective strategies and plans that even impress some of the veterans, he is the person who locates the BigBad in Venice [[spoiler:(though not soon enough to reach him)]]. Considering that he's doing all of this in battlefields when he has no skill for combat, it's hard to consider him anything other than badass. badass.
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In Turin, he even manages to [[spoiler:single-handedly talk down the BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand man, man]], who is threatening to detonate a nuclear warhead from a room around the corner, using only his SherlockScan to assist (note, he can't see the guy), while guy). Meanwhile, he is silently instructing Petra how to take the guy down; all down. All this, without pausing for an instant to think]].



* NominalHero: With significant shades of PragmaticHero, especially once [[spoiler:he begins to reciprocate Petra's feelings]]. He has multiple moments where he goes out of his way to have his actions lead to good results, which leaves him being a bit more complicated than a strait-forward NominalHero, but mostly without the good-guy attitude of a PragmaticHero. The best example of his attitude is in chapter 36, where he tells Petra "Bad people can always protect good ones from the really bad ones."

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* NominalHero: With significant shades of PragmaticHero, especially once [[spoiler:he begins to reciprocate Petra's feelings]]. He has multiple moments where he goes out of his way to have his actions lead to good results, which leaves him being a bit more complicated than a strait-forward straight-forward NominalHero, but mostly without the good-guy attitude of a PragmaticHero. The best example of his attitude is in chapter 36, where he tells Petra "Bad people can always protect good ones from the really bad ones."



* SherlockScan: Has developed this skill since he was a kid.

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* SherlockScan: Has developed this skill since he was a kid. His mentor trained him in this [[UpToEleven even farther]].



* HowDareYouDieOnMe: [[spoiler: Roberta resents how Hilshire's death means she is plunged back into loneliness again. Turns out he's left SomeoneToRememberHimBy.]]

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: [[spoiler: Roberta resents how Hilshire's death means she is plunged back into loneliness again. Turns out he's left SomeoneToRememberHimBy.]]SomeoneToRememberHimBy]].


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* DeadLoveInterest: To Hilshire.
27th Jun '17 2:19:08 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Right before Turin, he feels guilty about [[spoiler:betraying Raballo to the Agency]] and orders Rico to kill him when Dante tries using him as a HumanShield. [[spoiler:Following this ThanatosGambit, he apologizes to Rico and tells her to move on. However, in chapter 95, he's confirmed to be alive, but amnesiac regarding Rico (considering later chapters, he might have just been concussed.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Right before Turin, he feels guilty about [[spoiler:betraying Raballo to the Agency]] and orders Rico to kill him when Dante tries using him as a HumanShield. [[spoiler:Following this ThanatosGambit, he apologizes to Rico and tells her to move on. However, in chapter 95, he's confirmed to be alive, but amnesiac regarding Rico (considering later chapters, he might have just been concussed.]]
27th Jun '17 2:03:36 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* AntiHero: Somewhere between Type III and Type V; she's the least moral of the cyborgs, though that's just because Sandro passed quite a few vices on to her.
** On the other hand, she's the only girl who appears to have doubts about the morality of their methods (torturing prisoners, that is, not [[MoralMyopia brainwashing girls like herself]]). She asks quite a few questions about violence and the like, actually.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Well, she "did" want to be taller...
** Not only is this lampshaded by [[spoiler:Petrushka herself, when she's regained her memory]], but it is also used to lampshade the irony of her situation at the end of the manga. She mentions regret over her name being that of a puppet from ballet, so when [[spoiler:Sandro tells her that this Petrushka got what she wanted]], she replies that she guesses they both got what they wished for.

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* AntiHero: Somewhere between Type III and Type V; she's the least moral of the cyborgs, though that's just because Sandro passed quite a few vices on to her.
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her. On the other hand, she's the only girl who appears to have doubts about the morality of their methods (torturing prisoners, that is, not [[MoralMyopia brainwashing girls like herself]]). She asks quite a few questions about violence and the like, actually.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Well, she "did" ''did'' want to be taller...
** Not only is this lampshaded by [[spoiler:Petrushka herself, when she's regained her memory]], but it is also used to lampshade the irony of her situation at the end of the manga. She mentions regret over her name being that of a puppet from ballet, so when [[spoiler:Sandro [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove tells her that this Petrushka got what she wanted]], wanted]]]], she replies that she guesses they both got what they wished for.
11th May '17 3:33:15 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* DramaticIrony: She first meets Sandro hours before the amputation of her leg is confirmed and her resulting suicide attempt. The irony is further shown in that he tells the agency to give him any random girl and gives her the name Petrushka only knowing that she is Russian. Just before the Turin Battle, he was informed that a nuclear power plant might give her some bad reactions, considering her past, which he is informed of for the first time, and then he realizes the worst part of all this.

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* DramaticIrony: She first meets Sandro hours before the amputation of her leg is confirmed and her resulting suicide attempt. The irony is further shown in that he tells the agency to give him any random girl and gives her the name Petrushka only knowing that she is Russian. Just before the Turin Battle, he [[spoiler:Sandro was informed that a nuclear power plant might give her some bad reactions, considering her past, which he is informed of for the first time, and then he realizes the worst part of all this.]]



* TeacherStudentRomance: Petrushka falls in love with her handler Alessandro, who after initially resisting her increasingly obvious affection (incorrectly believing her to be driven by [[BlessedWithSuck cyborg conditioning]] and not wanting to [[HypnotizeThePrincess take advantage of her]]), eventually acknowledges her feelings to be real and genuine and forms a relationship with her. This is not a MentorShip because the pairing is not implicit but actually occurs.

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* TeacherStudentRomance: Petrushka falls in love with her handler Alessandro, who after initially resisting her increasingly obvious affection (incorrectly believing her to be driven by [[BlessedWithSuck cyborg conditioning]] and not wanting to [[HypnotizeThePrincess take advantage of her]]), eventually acknowledges her feelings to be real and genuine genuine, falls for her himself, and forms a relationship with her. This is not a MentorShip because the pairing is not implicit but actually occurs.
11th May '17 3:29:34 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* DramaticIrony: She first meets Sandro hours before the amputation of her leg is confirmed and her resulting suicide attempt. The irony is further shown in that he tells the agency to give him any random girl and gives her the name Petrushka only knowing that she is Russian. Just before the Turin Battle, he was informed that a nuclear power plant might give her some bad reactions, considering her past, which he is informed of for the first time, and then he realizes the worst part of all this.
11th May '17 3:21:48 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* ButNotTooForeign: In the anime, Mimi asks Triela if she's part-Japanese, but we get no answer. This does not occur in the manga, however.

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* ButNotTooForeign: In the anime, Mimi asks Triela if she's part-Japanese, but we get no answer. This exchange does not occur in the manga, however.



* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Triela owns a number of bears, but these are an austere ornamental collection rather than a soft pile of fuzzy teddies to cuddle (sort of, it's left quiet vague). The severe names she gives the eighth bear onwards (after Roman Emperors) is remarked on by other characters.

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* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Triela owns a number of bears, but these are an austere ornamental collection rather than a soft pile of fuzzy teddies to cuddle (sort of, it's left quiet quite vague). The severe names she gives the eighth bear onwards (after Roman Emperors) is remarked on by other characters.



* [[PutOnABus Put On A Boat]]: [[spoiler: Lives out the last years of her life on a boat with Rico and the remaining 2nd gen Cyborgs. It isn't said how long she lives (every day is much the same to her), but she is the last survivor of the first gens.]]

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* [[PutOnABus Put On A Boat]]: [[spoiler: Lives out the last years of her life on a boat with Rico and the remaining 2nd gen Cyborgs. It isn't said how long she lives (every day is much the same to her), but she is and Rico are the last survivor survivors of the first gens.]]



** On the other hand, she's the only girl who appears to have doubts about the morality of their methods (torturing prisoners, that is, not [[MoralMyopia brainwashing girls like herself]])

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** On the other hand, she's the only girl who appears to have doubts about the morality of their methods (torturing prisoners, that is, not [[MoralMyopia brainwashing girls like herself]])herself]]). She asks quite a few questions about violence and the like, actually.



* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: So it turns out that Petra's conversion to a cyborg didn't actually cure her cancer; it basically just masked it, allowing her to function normally but doing nothing to stop the disease. The SWA tells her this when she's about to die from it having spread to the rest of her organic body parts. Oh, and they could have paid for her to actually be treated but didn't think it was worth it because she was going to die early as a cyborg anyway.]]
* DreamBallet: There is a dream-sequence where Petrushka witnesses her pre-cyborg self (aspiring ballerina Elisabeta) practice her dancing, but because she's lost her memory, she doesn't realize that it's her.

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* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: So it turns out that Petra's conversion to a cyborg didn't actually cure her cancer; it basically of cancer entirely since she ended up relapsing anyway, and it's leukaemia this time; basically, her being a cyborg mostly just masked it, the symptoms, allowing her to function normally but doing did next to nothing to stop the disease. disease (though with artificial organs, it was less likely). The SWA tells her finds this when she's about to die from it having spread to the rest of out and informs her organic body parts. Oh, handler a bit late, and they could have paid for her it's hard to actually be treated but didn't think it was worth it say if that's because she was going the prosthesis made the symptoms subtle or if this were a deliberate case of hiding it. They do try to die early as a cyborg anyway.treat her for it after Turin, though, however, what happens to her and Sandro is left open to interpretation.]]
* DreamBallet: There is a dream-sequence where Petrushka witnesses her pre-cyborg self (aspiring ballerina Elisabeta) practice her dancing, but because she's lost her memory, memory and the person she sees has a different appearance and height, she doesn't realize that it's her.



* MeaningfulName: Petrushka is the name of a puppet used in Russian theatre - thus reflecting both the character's origins as a Russian ballerina, and her status as an Agency cyborg.

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* MeaningfulName: Petrushka is the name of a puppet used in Russian theatre and ballet - thus reflecting both the character's origins as a Russian ballerina, and her status as an Agency cyborg.



* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Leukemia. Inverted in that she's the one that doesn't know, but the staff and her handler do]].

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* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Leukemia. Inverted in that she's the one that doesn't know, but the staff and (just before she is informed) her handler do]].



* TheTopicOfCancer: Had a bad case of it. [[spoiler:Eventually it comes back as leukemia and is the cause of her death]].

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* TheTopicOfCancer: Had a bad case of it. [[spoiler:Eventually it comes back as leukemia and is the supposed cause of her death]].
11th May '17 3:04:38 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* BackstoryHorror: Subverted, since she does not remember it, however, even among the cyborgs, her backstory is particularly horrific. [[spoiler:She was sold via human trafficking, then used in a snuff film (which involved being tortured and possibly raped), and was saved inches from death, only to have the police unwilling to send her to a hospital which could treat her resulting PTSD.]]

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* BackstoryHorror: Subverted, since she does not remember it, however, even among the cyborgs, her backstory is particularly horrific. [[spoiler:She was sold via human trafficking, then used in a snuff film (which involved being tortured and possibly probably raped), and was saved inches from death, only to have the police unwilling to send her to a hospital which could treat her resulting PTSD.PTSD (merely because she was evidence). She was only saved by Hilshire/ Hartman smuggling her to Italy for treatment and was used by the SWA to be an assassin without either of them knowing it in advance.]]



* BloodKnight: Increasingly as she's feeling her death coming close, and to the distress of Hilshire who wants her to live as long as possible. Triela says that the cyborgs were created to fight, but she fights to show she is alive.
* ButNotTooForeign: Mimi asks Triela if she's part-Japanese, but we get no answer.

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* BloodKnight: Increasingly as she's feeling her death coming close, and to the distress of Hilshire who wants her to live as long as possible. Triela says that the cyborgs were created to fight, but she fights to show she is alive.
alive. She also shows some enjoyment in fighting itself (not killing, really), and sees it as her purpose and raison d'être.
* ButNotTooForeign: In the anime, Mimi asks Triela if she's part-Japanese, but we get no answer.answer. This does not occur in the manga, however.



* EyeScream: Gets her right eye punctured with a car key by Pinocchio in the final episode of ''Il Teatrino''. Does it stop her from killing him? Hell no. And [[UnexplainedRecovery she gets better]] in the same episode.
* FallenPrincess: Triela, though in her case she's pulled herself up from even further down. Most of the adults at the agency call her "the princess", half in jest half in respect. The title of her image song is "Brown Literature/SnowWhite", which is probably not entirely about her skin, or her first seven bears.
* GirlishPigtails: She keeps them thoughout the series, even when dressing as a BadassInANiceSuit. Likely a reference to her {{Tsundere}} nature, as such characters tend to have TwinTails.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Triela owns a number of bears, but these are an austere ornamental collection rather than a soft pile of fuzzy teddies to cuddle. The severe names she gives them (after Roman Emperors) is remarked on by other characters.

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* EyeScream: Gets her right eye punctured with a car key by Pinocchio in the final episode of ''Il Teatrino''. Does it stop her from killing him? Hell no. And [[UnexplainedRecovery she gets better]] in the same episode.
episode (this is not true of the manga).
* FallenPrincess: Triela, though in her case she's pulled herself up from even further down. Most of the adults at the agency call her "the princess", princess," half in jest half in respect. The title of her image song is "Brown Literature/SnowWhite", which is probably not entirely about her skin, or her first seven bears.
teddybears.
* GirlishPigtails: She keeps them thoughout throughout the series, even when dressing as a BadassInANiceSuit. Likely a reference to her {{Tsundere}} nature, as such characters tend to have TwinTails.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Triela owns a number of bears, but these are an austere ornamental collection rather than a soft pile of fuzzy teddies to cuddle. cuddle (sort of, it's left quiet vague). The severe names she gives them the eighth bear onwards (after Roman Emperors) is remarked on by other characters.



* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Triela is fully accepting of her role as a cyborg warrior, and resists Hilshire's attempts to expose her to 'normal' life or discuss WhatMightHaveBeen.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Triela is fully accepting of her role as a cyborg warrior, and resists Hilshire's attempts to expose her to 'normal' life or discuss WhatMightHaveBeen. This is partially due to her feelings as a BloodKnight.



* LastStand: Triela is crippled early in the nuclear plant attack. She sends Rico and Henrietta on, and waits for the mopping-up team.

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* LastStand: Triela is crippled early in the nuclear plant attack. She sends Rico and Henrietta on, and waits in ambush for the mopping-up team.



* SnuffFilm: Poor Triela was taken from her home in Tunisia to Amsterdam by a child sex trafficking ring, where she was tortured and [[RapeAsDrama possibly raped]] on camera before being rescued by Hilshire (then with Europol). He brought Triela to the Agency to treat her traumatic injuries... only for them to turn her into a brainwashed cyborg instead.

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* SnuffFilm: Poor Triela was taken from her home in Tunisia to Amsterdam by a child sex trafficking ring, where she was tortured and [[RapeAsDrama possibly probably raped]] on camera before being rescued by Hilshire (then with Europol). He brought Triela to the Agency to treat her traumatic injuries... only for them to turn her into a brainwashed cyborg instead.
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* BackstoryHorror: Subverted, since she does not remember it, however, even among the cyborgs, her backstory is particularly horrific. [[spoiler:She was sold via human trafficking, then used in a snuff film (which involved being tortured and possibly raped), and was saved inches from death, only to have the police unwilling to send her to a hospital which could treat her resulting PTSD.]]
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