History Characters / LupinIII

20th Nov '16 10:54:18 AM DrFurball
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: According to the original manga, Lupin first met Zenigata in college. And they didn't get along then, either.


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* AdaptationNameChange: An early chapter of the manga has him introducing himself as "Heitaro Zenigata".
* AgeLift: Due to the original manga showing him and Lupin as being classmates in college, it's assumed that they're around the same age, unlike in the anime, where Zenigata is older to the point of Lupin giving him the AffectionateNickname of "Tottsan".


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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: In the original manga, he and Lupin first met as students at Tozai University.
18th Nov '16 7:54:49 PM annette12
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* RenaissanceMan: He has a vast array of skills, including being a formidable engineer and an olympionic-level athlete, impersonation, deep knowledge of the arts, and many, many others.
11th Nov '16 3:04:19 AM rafi
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* CatchPhrase: Lupin's most common farewell...a sarcastic "Catch ya LAY-ter!" .



* AfraidOfNeedles: Jigen isn't afraid of getting a shot, but he ''hates'' going to the dentist. Given that he's once been attacked by a venomous snake, and also had a car crash into the dentist's room with him, it may be justified.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Lampshaded in the sword's anime incarnation; the name Zantetsuken translates as "Iron-Cutting Sword."
* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the manga (at times), pilot film, and ''The Secret of Mamo'' feature film.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Lampshaded in the sword's anime incarnation; the name Zantetsuken translates as "Iron-Cutting Sword."
Sword". If the sword is unable to cut something, it becomes a plot point.
** Exactly ''why'' the sword has such incredible cutting power varies, due to BroadStrokes continuity. ''Anime/LupinIIIEpisode0FirstContact'' and ''Anime/LupinIIIDragonOfDoom'' both explain that the Zantetsuken is made out of a mysterious alloy. ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket'' explains that the three famous swords of [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] past (Murasame, Masumare, Ken) were reforged into this one sword, and it is their spirit that makes it so powerful. In the manga, it's said to be made of a rare steel alloy produced from [[ThunderboltIron meteoric iron]] that is almost indestructible, though apparently the metal can cut itself.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: In Goemon was portrayed with tan skin early on for the original manga (at times), pilot film, series and the pilot, had pale skin for the first TV series, and then went tan again for the first Lupin movie, ''The Secret Mystery of Mamo'' feature film.Mamo'', which was based on the original manga art. The second TV series returned to the pale tone, and he has kept it ever since. The argument would be because Goemon's nationality (Japanese) is the only one known of the gang and so it makes him stand out more ethnically.


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* CatchPhrase: "Once again I have cut a worthless object".


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* CatchPhrase: "Lupin, you're under arrest!" (even if he's arresting someone else).
1st Nov '16 10:47:37 PM DrFurball
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* FriendToAllChildren: In the manga, he's shown to be protective of children. He's shown rescuing one belonging to an enemy, traverses a building filled with assassins trying to kill one (he even gives the kid a piggyback ride). In the anime, he's generally annoyed with them at first, but starts to grow attached.
1st Nov '16 6:40:23 AM PikaHikariKT
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->'''English Voice Actors:''' David Povall (Streamline dubs), Kevin Seymour (Manga/Animaze ''Cagliostro'' dub), Dan Martin ("Red Jacket" and Geneon dub of ''Mamo'') Philip Wilburn (all Funimation dubs except ''Fujiko Mine''), Creator/RichardEpcar (''Fujiko Mine'' and ''Jigen's Gravestone''), Marc Matney (''Fuma Conspiracy''), Sean Barrett (Manga UK dubs)

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->'''English Voice Actors:''' David Povall (Streamline dubs), Kevin Seymour (Manga/Animaze ''Cagliostro'' dub), Dan Martin ("Red Jacket" and Geneon dub of ''Mamo'') Philip Wilburn (all Funimation dubs except ''Fujiko Mine''), Creator/RichardEpcar (''Fujiko Mine'' and ''Jigen's Gravestone''), Marc Matney (''Fuma Conspiracy''), Sean Barrett (Manga UK dubs)dubs), Creator/DougErholtz (''Part 4'')
12th Sep '16 6:55:42 PM SirSapphire
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* BavarianFireDrill: An ''expert.''
6th Sep '16 4:20:11 PM DrFurball
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** As the DVD commentary for ''Cagliostro'' points out, while it's assumed that he has the same first name as his grandfather, Lupin's first name is never mentioned in the original Japanese; he's always just "Lupin III". However, English releases (most notably Tokyopop's translation of the manga) invariably give his first name as "Arsène".

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** As the DVD commentary for ''Cagliostro'' points out, while it's assumed that he has the same first name as his grandfather, Lupin's first name is never mentioned in the original Japanese; he's always just "Lupin III". However, English releases (most notably Tokyopop's translation of the manga) manga and some of the Funimation-released specials) invariably give his first name as "Arsène".



* LastNameBasis: His name may be Arsène Lupin III, but even his friends call him Lupin.

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* LastNameBasis: His name may be Arsène Lupin III, but even his friends call him Lupin.He's almost always referred to as either "Lupin III" or just "Lupin".
21st Aug '16 3:12:57 AM rafi
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* {{Badass}}: Lupin will embark on the most ridiculous plans possible if he thinks it will get him what he wants. He usually succeeds, too. His actions and attitude have earned him a place on several of the {{Badass}} subtropes.



* {{Badass}}: He's pulls off the most ridiculous shots in the world, helps Lupin with his ridiculous schemes while keeping completely cool, and puts up with crap from no one.



* {{Badass}}: Could kill the rest of the cast in minutes, and it would be easy. But working with them gives him more opportunity to test his mettle.



* ActionGirl: Although it varies. Early on, she was often a DamselInDistress, but in recent years, she's revealed superb martial arts skills, capable of rendering an attacker twice her weight unconscious with a single blow.

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* ActionGirl: Although it varies. Early on, she was often a DamselInDistress, but in recent years, she's revealed superb martial arts skills, skills (beyond to be highly skilled with a gun), capable of rendering an attacker twice her weight unconscious with a single blow.



* {{Badass}}: Highly skilled with a gun and dangerously crafty; can easily take down a whole army with a machine gun.



* {{Badass}}: Capable of chasing the world's greatest thief to the ends of the earth, as well as arresting anyone of lesser skill. Generally inversely proportional to his status as ButtMonkey.
20th Aug '16 11:26:33 PM Soufriere
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The Lupin Criminal Empire is sometimes a vast, world-wide network of people willing to give Lupin a hand, or are directly employed by him. Usually, however, [[OddlySmallOrganization it consists just of Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko.]] During an OriginsEpisode, it may consist solely of Lupin! These are the tropes that the gang fulfills when they're working together.

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The Lupin Criminal Empire Organization is sometimes a vast, world-wide network of people willing to give Lupin a hand, or are directly employed by him. Usually, however, [[OddlySmallOrganization it consists just of Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko.]] sometimes Fujiko]]. During an OriginsEpisode, it may consist solely of Lupin! These are the tropes that the gang fulfills when they're working together.



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->'''English Voice Actors:''' Creator/BobBergen (Creator/{{Streamline|Pictures}} dubs), Creator/DavidHayter (Manga/Animaze dub of ''Cagliostro''), Creator/TonyOliver ("Red Jacket" and Geneon dub of ''Mamo''), Creator/SonnyStrait (everything ''Creator/{{Funimation}}'' dubbed), Robin Robertson (''Fuma Conspiracy''), William Dufris (Manga UK dubs), Creator/KeithSilverstein (''Jigen's Gravestone'')

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->'''English Voice Actors:''' Creator/BobBergen (Creator/{{Streamline|Pictures}} dubs), Creator/DavidHayter (Manga/Animaze dub of ''Cagliostro''), (''Cagliostro''), Creator/TonyOliver ("Red Jacket" and Geneon dub of ''Mamo''), Creator/SonnyStrait (everything ''Creator/{{Funimation}}'' dubbed), Robin Robertson (''Fuma Conspiracy''), William Dufris (Manga UK dubs), Creator/KeithSilverstein (''Jigen's Gravestone'')



"''Hey, Pops!''"

The leader and founder of the gang, Lupin is looking to get his hands on as much as possible, be it rare treasure, lots of money, sexy women, or any combination of the three. Although he's a thief, plain and simple, he's never a malicious one; his targets tend to be the wealthy, powerful, and prideful, and his capers usually serve as a swift example of humility to his unfortunate targets. He will also take on a job if he knows it will help out someone in dire straits on the way.

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"''Hey,
-->"''Hey,
Pops!''"

The leader and founder of the gang, Lupin is looking to get his hands on as much as possible, be it rare treasure, lots of money, sexy women, or any combination of the three. Although he's a thief, thief plain and simple, he's never a malicious one; his targets tend to be the wealthy, powerful, and prideful, and his capers usually serve as a swift example of humility to his unfortunate targets. He will also take on a job if he knows it will help out someone in dire straits on the way.



* BornLucky: ''Possibly''. Sometimes it's hard to tell if he pulls off some of his tricks by luck or [[CrazyPrepared actual planning]]. Nevertheless, when he wagers the entire treasure on a poker hand or flip of the coin... he's only lost when the game was rigged.

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* BornLucky: ''Possibly''. Sometimes it's hard to tell if he pulls off some of his tricks by luck or [[CrazyPrepared actual planning]]. Nevertheless, when he wagers the entire treasure on a poker hand or flip of the coin... coin… he's only lost when the game was rigged.



* CatSmile: His usual closed-mouth smile is a long cat smile, when he shows his teeth, its a...

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* CatSmile: His usual closed-mouth smile is a long cat smile, when he shows his teeth, its a...a…



* TheCharmer: Although his success is a bit variable

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* TheCharmer: Although his success is a bit variablevariable.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Manga Lupin is much more... sexually-motivated than his anime counterpart.
* DependingOnTheArtist: His jacket (Red, Green, or Pink). Also his facial structure shifts with each incarnation; sometimes he'll look like Monkey Punch's rogue, sometimes he looks oddly tough with a strong chin, sometimes he looks like Miyazaki's suave gentleman, sometimes he just looks like a monkey.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: His favorite disguise has always been that of his archnemesis, Inspector Zenigata, which incenses Zenigata to no end.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Manga Lupin is much more... more… sexually-motivated than his anime counterpart.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Gets hit by this the most after Fujiko. His jacket (Red, Green, Pink, or Pink).Blue). Also his facial structure shifts with each incarnation; sometimes he'll look like Monkey Punch's rogue, sometimes he looks oddly tough with a strong chin, sometimes he looks like Miyazaki's suave gentleman, sometimes he just looks like a monkey.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: His favorite disguise has always been that of his archnemesis, arch-nemesis, Inspector Zenigata, which incenses Zenigata to no end. end.



** Before the Arsène Lupin copyright expired in the U.S., English dubs from the early-to-mid 90's often had him renamed to "Wolf". Creator/{{AnimEigo}}'s dub of ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' called him "Rupan" (the romanization of the katakana that make up his name).[[note]] The liner notes for the DVD point out that by the time [=AnimEigo=] got around to dubbing Fuma in 1994, Leblanc's works had fallen into the public domain in the US. But TMS made [=AnimEigo=] sign the same standard contract Streamline had used years earlier (when the Leblanc books were still under copyright), which is why they had to change the name.[[/note]] Lupin would not get his proper name in English until Creator/MangaEntertainment's dub of ''[[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro Cagliostro]]'' in 2000.
** As the DVD commentary for ''Cagliostro'' points out, while it's assumed that he has the same first name as his grandfather, Lupin's first name is never mentioned in the original Japanese. He's always just "Lupin III". However, English releases (especially Funimation and the Tokyopop translation of the manga) will sometimes give his first name as "Arsene Lupin III".
* TheDulcineaEffect: Lupin's a sucker for helping a pretty lady in distress. It's one of his weak points, but he also does genuinely like to help people in need. It's just easier for him to agree so when it's a pretty lady.

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** Before the Arsène Lupin copyright expired in the U.S., English dubs from the early-to-mid 90's often had him renamed to "Wolf". Creator/{{AnimEigo}}'s dub of ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' called him "Rupan" (the (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up his name).[[note]] The liner notes for the DVD point out that by the time [=AnimEigo=] got around to dubbing Fuma in 1994, Leblanc's works had fallen into the public domain in the US. But TMS made [=AnimEigo=] sign the same standard contract Streamline had used years earlier (when the Leblanc books were still under copyright), which is why they had to change the name.[[/note]] Lupin would not get his proper name in English until Creator/MangaEntertainment's dub of ''[[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro Cagliostro]]'' in 2000.
** As the DVD commentary for ''Cagliostro'' points out, while it's assumed that he has the same first name as his grandfather, Lupin's first name is never mentioned in the original Japanese. He's Japanese; he's always just "Lupin III". However, English releases (especially Funimation and the Tokyopop (most notably Tokyopop's translation of the manga) will sometimes invariably give his first name as "Arsene Lupin III".
"Arsène".
* TheDulcineaEffect: Lupin's a sucker for helping a pretty lady in distress. It's one of his weak points, but he also does genuinely like to help people in need. It's just easier for him to agree so to it when it's a pretty lady.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lupin is a notorious criminal, but most of the animated versions of the character refuse to kill innocents and help out those less fortunate. In every incarnation, Lupin takes perverse pleasure in taking down criminals who are guilty of much worse crimes. During the ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'', Lupin goes undercover at an Italian high school in order to recover a lost diamond. After finding out that several of the teachers are being extorted by local mafia thugs, he engineers a situation that results in the gangsters getting arrested before they can harm their intended victims.
* FatalFlaw: His infatuation with women, Fujiko Mine in particular, is perhaps his biggest weakness, as it often lands him in undesirable situations.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lupin is a notorious criminal, but most of the animated versions of the character refuse to kill innocents and help out those less fortunate. In every incarnation, Lupin takes perverse pleasure in taking down criminals who are guilty of much worse crimes. During the ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'', [[WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure "Blue Jacket"]], Lupin goes undercover at an Italian high school in order to recover a lost diamond. After finding out that several of the teachers are being extorted by local mafia thugs, he engineers a situation that results in the gangsters getting arrested before they can harm their intended victims.
* FatalFlaw: His infatuation with women, Fujiko Mine in particular, is perhaps his biggest weakness, as it especially Fujiko, often lands him in undesirable situations. situations.



* FunPersonified: This is Jigen's justification for following Lupin in "Green Vs Red".

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* FunPersonified: This is Jigen's justification for following Lupin in "Green ''Green Vs Red".Red''.



* HandsomeLech: A shameless flirt, and "rich" enough to afford the best clothes. Sometimes his appearance is mocked, but not by women.
* IdenticalGrandson: At least he claims to be.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
* IndyPloy: Lupin doesn't like admitting that he's making up his plans while executing them. When he does admit, it's usually funny.

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* HandsomeLech: A shameless flirt, and "rich" enough to afford the best clothes. Sometimes his appearance is mocked, but not by women.
women (except Fujiko).
* IdenticalGrandson: At least he claims to be.
be. The anime supports this. The manga never shows Lupin the First as anything but a DirtyOldMan, but it does suggest The Third looks a lot like The Second.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
ImprobableAimingSkills: Lupin is probably the second-best shot in the world. Lucky for him, he has #1 working for him (that'd be Jigen).
* IndyPloy: Lupin doesn't like admitting that he's making up his plans while executing them. When he does admit, admit it, it's usually funny.



'''Fujiko:''' (worried) "Lupin, you wouldn't happen to have a ''backup'' backup plan, would you?"\\
'''Lupin:''' (snarkily) "Oh sure. Just turn around while I pull it out of the usual place!"

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'''Fujiko:''' (worried) [-(worried)-] "Lupin, you wouldn't happen to have a ''backup'' backup plan, would you?"\\
'''Lupin:''' (snarkily) [-(snarkily)-] "Oh sure. Just turn around while I pull it out of the usual place!"



* JustLikeRobinHood: Well... sometimes...
* KavorkaMan: Goes hand in hand with DependingOnTheArtist. He's a serial womanizer, but while some adaptations portray him as a suave and good-looking man, others instead emphasize his more cartoonish aspects and make him look incredibly goofy. No matter how he looks, however, he always does well with the ladies.
* LamarckWasRight: The Lupin dynasty. [[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsène the First]] is the archetypical GentlemanThief with all that that implies. Flashbacks show that his son, Lupin II, was awesome as well. Lupin III, himself, is a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass {{Kaitou}}. It continues in his illegitimate son ([[Manga/LupinIII manga-Lupin]] only), who is incredibly cunning; he was able to outsmart Fujiko and hold his own against a sword ''while armed with only a wrench''. Any attempts made by the police to capture these criminals tend to fail, usually embarrassingly.

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* JustLikeRobinHood: Well... sometimes...
Well, sometimes…
* KavorkaMan: Goes hand in hand with DependingOnTheArtist. He's a serial womanizer, but while some adaptations portray him as a suave and good-looking man, others instead emphasize his more cartoonish aspects and make him look incredibly goofy. No matter how he looks, however, though, he always does well with the ladies.
* LamarckWasRight: The Lupin dynasty. [[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsène the First]] is the archetypical GentlemanThief with all that that implies. Flashbacks show that his son, Lupin II, was awesome as well. Lupin III, himself, is a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass {{Kaitou}}. PhantomThief. It continues in his illegitimate son ([[Manga/LupinIII manga-Lupin]] only), manga-only]]), who is incredibly cunning; cunning – he was able to outsmart Fujiko and hold his own against a sword ''while armed with only a wrench''. Any attempts made by the police to capture these criminals tend to fail, usually embarrassingly.



* NonchalantDodge: Lupin isn't too strong - he's wiry and agile, and his fighting style is to dodge until he sees an opening to attack to escape, or just plain escape. He can even dodge ''Goemon's sword slashes'' on his best days.

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* NonchalantDodge: Lupin isn't too strong - he's wiry and agile, and his fighting style is to dodge until he sees an opening to attack to and escape, or just plain escape. He can even dodge ''Goemon's sword slashes'' on his best days.



* {{Omniglot}}: Almost any language the gang encounters Lupin speaks or at least gets by. This includes several ''computer'' languages.

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* {{Omniglot}}: Almost any language the gang encounters encounters, Lupin speaks or at least gets by. This includes several ''computer'' languages.languages.
** In "Red Jacket" alone, Lupin can be assumed to be fluent in Japanese, English, and French, with at least a working knowledge of Italian, German, and Russian.
** In ''Cagliostro'', his note to the count is written in French, he understands Capraan (a dead language), and knows enough Italian and/or Latin to successfully impersonate an archbishop.



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->'''English Voice Actors:''' Creator/SteveBulen (Streamline dubs), Creator/RichardEpcar (Geneon dubs of "Red Jacket" and ''Mamo''), Creator/ChristopherSabat (everything Funimation dubbed), John Snyder (Manga ''Cagliostro'' dub), Sean P. O'Connell (''Fuma Conspiracy''), Eric Meyers (Manga UK dubs), Dan Woren (''Jigen's Gravestone'')

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->'''English Voice Actors:''' Creator/SteveBulen (Streamline dubs), Creator/RichardEpcar (Geneon dubs of "Red Jacket" and & ''Mamo''), Creator/ChristopherSabat (everything Funimation dubbed), John Snyder (Manga ''Cagliostro'' dub), (Animaze dub of ''Cagliostro''), Sean P. O'Connell (''Fuma Conspiracy''), (''Fuma''), Eric Meyers (Manga UK dubs), Dan Woren (''Jigen's Gravestone'')



''"May I remind you the last time she brought us a good deal was '''never'''?"''

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I remind you the last time she brought us a good deal was '''never'''?"''



* * While "Jigen" is a Japanese word, it's not one used as a name: it means "dimension".
OriginsEpisode ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has him working as a bodyguard for a mob boss and his wife, prior to meeting Fujiko and Lupin.

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* * ** While "Jigen" is a Japanese word, it's not one used as a name: family name; it means "dimension".
* OriginsEpisode ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has him working as a bodyguard for a mob boss and his wife, wife prior to meeting Fujiko and Lupin.



* DeadpanSnarker
* DependingOnTheWriter: Jigen has remained the most consistent character throughout all of the manga and anime incarnations, but even his character has some flexibility. The most prominent example of this is his backstory, and the implication that Jigen is American. Sometimes it's not even hinted at at all, while other times it's made explicit that he is American (such as the Geneon dub of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'', where he's notably offended at being called a Democrat).

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: Easily the biggest one of the gang. Just look at his quote.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Jigen has remained the most consistent character throughout all of the manga and anime incarnations, but even his character has some flexibility. The most prominent example of this is his backstory, and the implication that Jigen is American. Sometimes it's not even hinted at at all, while other times it's made explicit that he is American (such as the Geneon dub of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'', where he's notably offended at being called a Democrat). [[note]] Of course, that's in keeping with Geneon's style of {{Gag Dub}}bing Lupin. ''Mamo'''s dub was recorded right around the time the USA launched itself into the Second Gulf War. The president in ''Mamo'' is clearly UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (had they kept to the original setting, it would have been UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter), thus all the references to the UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror.[[/note]]



** In the Cliff Hanger arcade game, he was renamed Jeff.

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** In the Cliff Hanger ''Cliff Hanger'' arcade game, he was renamed Jeff.



* HeartbrokenBadass: The first time we actually get to see Jigen have a life, she turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing ([[spoiler:using Jigen to get rid of Lupin]]). Jigen gets over it pretty quickly though.

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* HeartbrokenBadass: Jigen's love life ''never'' goes well… as in, any woman who shows an interest in him will probably end up dead, possibly by his hand. The first time we actually get to see Jigen have a life, she turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing ([[spoiler:using Jigen to get rid of Lupin]]). Jigen gets over it pretty quickly though.



* LastNameBasis: The structure of his name is inconsistent in the Japanese portion of the Franchise. Generally speaking, Daisuke is his given name, and Jigen is his family name. But because pretty much everyone calls him Jigen, the order is sometimes switched to avert this. See also ButNotTooForeign, above.

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* LastNameBasis: The structure of his name is inconsistent in the Japanese portion materials of the Franchise.franchise. Generally speaking, Daisuke is his given name, and Jigen is his family name. But because pretty much everyone calls him Jigen, the order is sometimes switched to avert this. See also ButNotTooForeign, above.



* NiceHat: One of the most iconic in animation history (to the point he even got a ShoutOut in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'').

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* NiceHat: One of the most iconic in animation history (to the point he even got a ShoutOut in an early TMS-animated episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'').



* RedOniBlueOni: The blue, phlegmatic guy, to Lupin's red, excitable guy. Since Jigen usually wears a dark blue/black suit, and light blue shirt, the two are often colour-coded.
* RiddleForTheAges: Exactly how he manages to always get his firearms past airport security when he flies commercially (something he does often) is never explained in-story. (And he seems to do it rather easily.) Fans have [[FanficFuel formulated a few theories]], such as suggesting he might have set up hidden checkpoints at every conceivable one he could travel to where he could deposit them before boarding and pick them up after arriving.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue, blue phlegmatic guy, guy to Lupin's red, red excitable guy. Since Jigen usually wears a dark blue/black suit, suit and light blue shirt, the two are often colour-coded.
* RiddleForTheAges: Exactly how he manages to always get his firearms past airport security when he flies commercially (something he does often) is never explained in-story. (And in-story (and he seems to do it rather easily.) easily). Fans have [[FanficFuel formulated a few theories]], such as suggesting he might have set up hidden checkpoints at every conceivable one he could travel to where he could deposit them before boarding and pick them up after arriving.



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Once again, I have cut a worthless object...]]"''



* Favored weapon: His sword, called either Nagareboshi or Zantetsuken.
* Favored cigarettes: None, Goemon doesn't smoke cigarettes. He smokes ''kizami'' tobacco out of a traditional ''kiseru'' Japanese pipe instead.

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* Favored weapon: His sword, called either Zantetsuken (or Nagareboshi or Zantetsuken.
in the manga)
* Favored cigarettes: None, None. Goemon doesn't smoke cigarettes. He smokes ''kizami'' tobacco out of a traditional ''kiseru'' Japanese pipe instead.



* LastNameBasis: Bizarrely, the most formal character in the entire series, Goemon Ishikawa XIII, is referred to almost exclusively by his ''personal'' name. In this case, a notable aversion.

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* LastNameBasis: Bizarrely, Bizarrely averted. Despite being the most formal (and Japanese) character in the entire series, Goemon Ishikawa XIII, XIII is referred to almost exclusively by his ''personal'' name. In this case, a notable aversion. ''given'' name.



* ParryingBullets: Goemon Ishikawa has this as one of his signature moves; he can not only block automatic fire, he can ''cut the bullets in half'' as well.
* PickyEater: In some versions, Goemon is unwilling to eat anything other than Japanese food.

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* ParryingBullets: Goemon Ishikawa has this as one of his signature moves; he can not only block automatic fire, he can ''cut the bullets in half'' as well.
* PickyEater: In some versions, installments, Goemon is unwilling to eat anything other than Japanese food.



* {{Samurai}}: A bit of InsistentTerminology in the franchise. For the purpose of this wiki, he fits the {{Ronin}} subtrope only, but since ''everyone'' calls him a samurai, he's listed twice.

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* {{Samurai}}: A bit of InsistentTerminology in the franchise. For the purpose of this wiki, he fits the {{Ronin}} subtrope only, but since ''everyone'' in-universe calls him a samurai, he's listed twice.



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''"Luuuu-pin!"''

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''"Luuuu-pin!"''

-->''"Luuuu-pin!"''



* Favored weapon: Her FN Model 1910 pistol, though she also favors a variety of machine guns and explosives.

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* Favored weapon: Her FN Model 1910 pistol, though she also favors a variety of machine guns and explosives.



* AcePilot: Like the other members of Lupin's team, she is able to pilot virtually any land, sea, and air vehicle, with her personal preference being a conventional Kawasaki motorcycle.

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* AcePilot: Like the other members of Lupin's team, she is able to pilot virtually any land, sea, and or air vehicle, with her personal preference being a conventional Kawasaki motorcycle.



** Weird case in the Italian dubs. She's called Margot, but only in the "red jacket" series while remains Fujiko for all the rest.

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** Weird case in the Italian dubs. She's In Italy, she was called Margot, Margo, but only in "Red Jacket"; every other entry in the "red jacket" series while remains Fujiko for all the rest. franchise keeps her original name.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The fact that she practically lives to cause trouble for the gang makes her this. Lupin is the only one that actually wants her around, owing to his being a ChivalrousPervert that sincerely cares for her. Goemon and Jigen on the other hand don't trust her any further than they can throw her, with the latter trying to get out of heists when she's involved.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The fact that she practically lives to cause trouble for the gang makes her this. Lupin is the only one that actually wants her around, owing to his being a ChivalrousPervert that sincerely cares for her. Goemon and Jigen on the other hand don't trust her any further than they can throw her, with the latter Jigen often trying to get out of heists when the minute he finds out she's involved. involved.



* LastNameBasis: Japanese order, "Mine Fujiko", means Fujiko actually is her given name. NotAnExample, but listed here for clarification.

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* LastNameBasis: Japanese order, "Mine Fujiko", means Fujiko actually Averted. She is almost always referred to by her given name.name, even by outside clients. NotAnExample, but listed here for clarification.



* {{Omniglot}}: In ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', Fujiko demonstrates the ability to speak in English or German, in addition to the original Japanese.
* ProudBeauty

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* {{Omniglot}}: Nearly as much of one as Lupin.
** One can infer she speaks English, French, and Japanese fluently, and is probably proficient in several other languages.
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In ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', Fujiko demonstrates the ability to speak in English or German, in addition to her native Japanese.
* ProudBeauty: She knows she's hot and has no qualms exploiting it to
the original Japanese.
* ProudBeauty
hilt to get what she wants.



** ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' has a scene where Fujiko is taking a shower and Mamo is peeping on her during it.

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** Her introductory scene in ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' has a scene where shows Fujiko is taking a shower and shower; Mamo is peeping on her during it.



* SmokingIsCool: Her favorite brand is Moa menthol, and occasionally uses a cigarette holder.

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* SmokingIsCool: Her favorite brand is Moa menthol, and menthols. She occasionally uses a cigarette holder.



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''"Stop, Lupin! You're under arrest!"''

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''"Stop,
-->''"Stop,
Lupin! You're under arrest!"''



* Favored weapon: His Colt [=M1911A1=] pistol and chucking handcuffs, often joined to a cable on his wrist.

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* Favored weapon: His Colt [=M1911A1=] pistol and chucking handcuffs, often joined to a cable on his wrist.



--> ''What Is This! Look At ALL This Mo-ney! These Are Yen! Could It Be COUNTERFEIT? Oh, No! I Came Here To Cap-Ture Lupin And Un-Covered A Crim-In-Al Plot! Oh, What To DO?''

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--> ''What -->''"What Is This! Look At ALL This Mo-ney! These Are Yen! Could It Be COUNTERFEIT? Oh, No! I Came Here To Cap-Ture Lupin And Un-Covered A Crim-In-Al Plot! Oh, What To DO?''DO?"''



* CoolOldGuy: Zenigata is roughly twice the age of Lupin. So the idea that he can't catch Lupin seems justified, which would avert this trope. Then you realize that people younger than Lupin aren't able to keep up with him, but [[TheDeterminator Zenigata]] ''is''. Even at his worst, he's a man old enough to be Lupin's father, who manages to follow him around the world! He's an unstoppable globe-trotting hardass, and can take down anything less competent than the Lupin gang ''fast''.

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* CoolOldGuy: Zenigata is roughly significantly older than Lupin, up to twice the his age of Lupin.([[VagueAge though it's hard to tell]]). So the idea that he can't catch Lupin seems justified, which would avert this trope. Then you realize that people younger than Lupin aren't able to keep up with him, but [[TheDeterminator Zenigata]] ''is''. Even at his worst, he's a man old enough to be Lupin's father, who manages to follow him around the world! He's an unstoppable globe-trotting hardass, and can take down anything less competent than the Lupin gang ''fast''.



* NiceHat

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* NiceHatNiceHat: He is rarely seen without his trademark fedora. Notable exceptions are a few episodes in the middle of "Green Jacket", along with the beginning of ''Fuma'' where he's shaved his head to become a monk.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: the former TropeNamer, and easily the TropeMaker as far as Anime and Manga are concerned.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zenigata's diet leaves a lot to be desired: it basically consists of boiled ramen noodles and black coffee. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that his constant pursuit of Lupin doesn't allow him much time to have a decent meal. When he DOES have time to eat more than usual, he's a BigEater.

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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: the The former TropeNamer, and easily the TropeMaker as far as Anime and Manga are concerned.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zenigata's diet leaves a lot to be desired: desired – it basically consists of boiled ramen noodles and black coffee. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that his constant pursuit of Lupin doesn't allow him much time to have a decent meal. When he DOES have time to eat more than usual, he's a BigEater.
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* ButNotTooForeign: Despite his Japanese name (the structure of which can change DependingOnTheWriter; sometimes "Jigen" is incorrectly given as his ''first'' name), there's evidence to suggest that Jigen isn't Japanese at all, but possibly American. He tends to come off as the most "American" member of the cast (and averting EagleLand to boot) with his casual and laid-back nature and sarcastic cynicism. OriginsEpisode ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has him working as a bodyguard for a mob boss and his wife, prior to meeting Fujiko and Lupin.

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* ButNotTooForeign: Despite his Japanese name (the structure of which can change DependingOnTheWriter; sometimes "Jigen" is incorrectly given as his ''first'' name), there's evidence to suggest that Jigen isn't Japanese at all, but possibly American. He tends to come off as the most "American" member of the cast (and averting EagleLand to boot) with his casual and laid-back nature and sarcastic cynicism.cynicism.
* * While "Jigen" is a Japanese word, it's not one used as a name: it means "dimension".
OriginsEpisode ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has him working as a bodyguard for a mob boss and his wife, prior to meeting Fujiko and Lupin.
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