History Characters / Monster

4th Apr '17 7:54:08 PM Javertshark13
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* BodyguardCrush: On Eva, whom he's assigned to guard, and later kill.

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* BodyguardCrush: On Eva, whom he's assigned to guard, and later then ordered to kill.



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: He goes down in a gunfight to save Eva, taking out four of Capek's men in the process.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: He goes down in a gunfight to save Eva, taking out four of Capek's men in the process.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Capek sends his men to kill him for failing to murder Eva.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Peter Capek sends his men to kill him for failing to murder Eva.
kill Eva.]]
4th Apr '17 7:48:40 PM Javertshark13
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* HorrifyingTheHorror: Johan refers to ''him'' as a "monster."



%%* MurderTheHypotenuse

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%%* MurderTheHypotenuse* MurderTheHypotenuse: It is suggested that he had the twins' father killed. Though he apparently did this with all his test subjects.



%%* RetiredMonster
%%* StalkerWithACrush

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%%* RetiredMonster
%%* StalkerWithACrush
* RetiredMonster: He seems like a perfectly nice guy when we meet him in Ruhenheim.
* StalkerWithACrush: He was infatuated with the twins' mother. To the point of murdering 43 people as an expression of his love for her.



%%* BerserkButton: A very literal ''[[UnstoppableRage berserk]]''.

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%%* * BerserkButton: A very literal ''[[UnstoppableRage berserk]]''.berserk]]''. When threatened, the "Magnificent Steiner" takes control, and the results are not pretty.



%%* HeartwarmingOrphan

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%%* HeartwarmingOrphan * HeartwarmingOrphan: He's a 511 Kinderheim alumni, and pretty much the only one who turned out okay.



%%* TinMan: Possibly a deconstruction.

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%%* * TinMan: Possibly a deconstruction.deconstruction. He is unable to feel emotion most of the time, but it tends to burst out of him in his "Magnificent Steiner" persona.



%%* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Revealed retrospectively.]]
%%* PsychoForHire

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%%* * PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Revealed retrospectively.retrospectively. He was the boy who befriended Grimmer at 511 Kinderheim.]]
%%* PsychoForHire* PsychoForHire: One of many for Johan. He even deviates from Johan's script sometimes, because he likes killing that much.



%%* TemptingFate: YouWouldntShootMe

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%%* * TemptingFate: YouWouldntShootMeInvokes YouWouldntShootMe against Tenma. [[spoiler: Tenma shoots him.]]



%%* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent
%%* BodyguardCrush: On Eva.

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%%* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: He's unexpectedly introduced as a major character in his three-episode arc, which also marks a GenreShift into FilmNoir territory.
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BodyguardCrush: On Eva. Eva, whom he's assigned to guard, and later kill.



%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He feels guilty for the deaths of two women in his past, his alcoholic mother and his girlfriend.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of his dialouge qualifies. He even snarks in his narration.



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: He goes down in a gunfight to save Eva, taking out four of Capek's men in the process.



%%* FilmNoir

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%%* FilmNoir* FilmNoir: His episodes were clearly inspired by this.



%%* HowWeGotHere

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%%* HowWeGotHere* HowWeGotHere: His arc starts with him fatally wounded. The next three episodes are a prolonged flashback showing what led up to this.



%%* MissingMom

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%%* MissingMom* MissingMom: His mother was an alcoholic. When she told him to stop dragging her home one night, he obeyed and she froze to death.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: When he kills the man who got his girlfriend hooked on drugs, which drove her to suicide as a result.



%%* SmokingIsCool

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%%* SmokingIsCool* SmokingIsCool: ''He's'' certainly cool, and smokes quite a lot.




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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Capek sends his men to kill him for failing to murder Eva.





[[folder:Jan Suk]]

!!'''Jan Suk'''
-->Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)
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A young, idealistic Prague police officer who is unwittingly caught up in the chase for Johan.

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\n\n[[folder:Jan Suk]]\n\n!!'''Jan Suk'''\n-->Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)\n[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jan_suk.png]]\n\n[[folder: Inspector Zemen]]
!!'''Inspector Zemen'''
A young, idealistic corrupt Prague police officer inspector, and mentor to Jan Suk, who is unwittingly caught up oblivious to his activities. He is in cahoots with the chase for Johan. underground Czech Secret Police, who are trying to find an audio tape of Johan from 511 Kinderheim, so they can use him to regain power and influence.



* BrokenPedestal: Your heroes can really let you down...
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: When he fell in love with "Anna"]].
* EnsignNewbie: Very much so, constantly inspiring others to attempt mentoring him, generally to his annoyance. By the time Verdemann tries it, pointing out his professional and personal greenness verges on a BerserkButton.
* FairCop: He is a young, good-looking cop.
* HeroicWannabe: Inspired to join the police by obsessing about cop shows as a child.
* UnfortunateNames: Just look at it. It's not pronounced that way, though.
* WideEyedIdealist: He gets better, eventually, and not too soured, but it's a rough process.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's ''really'' not on the kind of cop show he thinks his work resembles. And not in the kind of [[spoiler:BoyMeetsGirl]] plot he thinks, either.

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* BrokenPedestal: Your heroes can really let you down...
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: When
AssholeVictim: In a single episode, he fell in love with "Anna"]].
* EnsignNewbie: Very much so, constantly inspiring others
manages to attempt mentoring him, generally to his annoyance. By be one of the time Verdemann tries it, pointing out his professional and personal greenness verges on a BerserkButton.
* FairCop: He is a young, good-looking cop.
* HeroicWannabe: Inspired to join
most vile characters in the police by obsessing about cop shows as a child.story. It's hard to feel bad when Grimmer quite brutally beats him to death.
* UnfortunateNames: Just look at it. BrokenPedestal: To Jan Suk, who had no idea that he was corrupt and viewed him as a father figure.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He inflcits this on Grimmer... with nail clippers. The result is pretty hard to watch.
* DirtyCop: He's on the payroll of criminals, willingly takes bribes, tortures and ultimately intends to kill Grimmer.
* EvilIsPetty: He's secretly working with the underground Czech police, but he still demands a sizable bribe to keep quiet about those who managed to get onto the force.
* EvilMentor: To Suk, though he never did anything to hurt him personally.
* FauxAffablyEvil:
It's not pronounced very convincing, but he keeps a charming facade up even while torturing Grimmer. Then it slips and he coldly says that way, though.
he's going to kill him if he doesn't talk.
* WideEyedIdealist: He gets better, eventually, and not too soured, but it's a rough process.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's ''really'' not on
NiceToTheWaiter: To Jan Suk, according to the kind of cop show he thinks his work resembles. And not in the kind of [[spoiler:BoyMeetsGirl]] plot he thinks, either.latter.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He comes off as a little bumbling when Grimmer first meets him. Needless to say, it's just an act.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He's working for the left-wing Czech Secret Police to get the Kinderheim tape, but he doesn't care about their politics. He just wants to make a fortune selling the tape on the black market.



[[folder:Richard Braun]]

!!'''Richard Braun'''
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa (JP), Creator/CamClarke (EN)

A private eye in Munich attempting to deal with his alcoholism and his past. His life went downhill after he shot an alumnus of Kinderheim 511.

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[[folder:Richard Braun]]

!!'''Richard Braun'''

[[folder:Jan Suk]]

!!'''Jan Suk'''
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Creator/CamClarke (EN)

Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jan_suk.png]]

A private eye young, idealistic Prague police officer who is unwittingly caught up in Munich attempting to deal with his alcoholism and his past. His life went downhill after he shot an alumnus of Kinderheim 511.the chase for Johan.



* BrokenPedestal: Your heroes can really let you down...
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: When he fell in love with "Anna"]].
* EnsignNewbie: Very much so, constantly inspiring others to attempt mentoring him, generally to his annoyance. By the time Verdemann tries it, pointing out his professional and personal greenness verges on a BerserkButton.
* FairCop: He is a young, good-looking cop.
* HeroicWannabe: Inspired to join the police by obsessing about cop shows as a child.
* UnfortunateNames: Just look at it. It's not pronounced that way, though.
* WideEyedIdealist: He gets better, eventually, and not too soured, but it's a rough process.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's ''really'' not on the kind of cop show he thinks his work resembles. And not in the kind of [[spoiler:BoyMeetsGirl]] plot he thinks, either.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Richard Braun]]

!!'''Richard Braun'''
-->Voiced by: Hiroshi Arikawa (JP), Creator/CamClarke (EN)

A private eye in Munich attempting to deal with his alcoholism and his past. His life went downhill after he shot an alumnus of Kinderheim 511.
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: He views his shooting of a serial killer (while drunk) to be this. [[spoiler: According to Johan, though, there's no evidence that he actually was drunk, [[PayEvilUntoEvil putting it in different territory.]]]]



%%* SacrificialLion

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%%* SacrificialLion* SacrificialLion: His arc is built up over several episodes, then he's unceremoniously killed off. This firmly puts the story in AnyoneCanDie territory.
3rd Mar '17 6:35:29 PM ironballs16
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Added DiffLines:

-->'''Johan''': (''Seconds after killing Junkers in front of Tenma'') I was supposed to die that night. [[SaveTheVillain You're the one who resurrected me, doctor]].
13th Feb '17 8:13:20 PM malias
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* BrownEyes: Tenma's eyes are brown, and he's shown to be idealistic.
12th Feb '17 8:24:35 AM guts44
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* PetTheDog: Well, he does (for some reason) give that drug-addicted prostitute money to buy her pills.
10th Feb '17 5:55:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]VillainousBSOD: After re-reading "The Monster With No Name" and again (offscreen) after Nina points out that some of "his" memories [[spoiler:are actually hers.]] And once more when [[spoiler:Nina forgives him in Ruhenheim and it becomes apparent that Tenma won't shoot him unless he actually threatens an innocent.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]VillainousBSOD: VillainousBreakdown: After re-reading "The Monster With No Name" and again (offscreen) after Nina points out that some of "his" memories [[spoiler:are actually hers.]] And once more when [[spoiler:Nina forgives him in Ruhenheim and it becomes apparent that Tenma won't shoot him unless he actually threatens an innocent.]]



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Like his brother, her eyes are pointed out.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Like his brother, the beauty of her eyes are pointed out.



* BaldOfAwesome: Partially bald in this case, and in a lesser extent than Dr. Reichwein.



%%* CharacterDevelopment: No, really.

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%%* * CharacterDevelopment: No, really.She becomes nicer after [[spoiler:Martin's death]].
12th Jan '17 9:22:13 PM RobbSony3
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* CuteAndPsycho: His gaze is visibly innocent, but that does not stop him from being a murderous psychopath.



* TragicVillain: He had a very tragic past. However, he also feels unable to stop his evilness.

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* TragicVillain: Ultimately a subversion. He had suffered extreme trauma as a very tragic past. child and it's clear that it continues to haunt him. However, others suffered similarly without becoming monsters, and Hartmann admits that he also feels unable to stop his evilness.couldn't have crafted a monster like Johan.



%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Ultimately a subversion. He suffered extreme trauma as a child and it's clear that it continues to haunt him. However, others suffered similarly without becoming monsters, and Hartmann admits that he couldn't have crafted a monster like Johan.

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%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Ultimately a subversion. He suffered extreme trauma as a child and it's clear that it continues to haunt him. However, others suffered similarly without becoming monsters, and Hartmann admits that he couldn't have crafted a monster like Johan.
WiseBeyondTheirYear
8th Jan '17 5:55:26 AM Adept
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** [[spoiler:Actually, Richard may not have committed suicide, it just ''looked'' like he did; it's highly likely he got murdered. Besides, he knew too much while looking into the case. Of course, the same thing could be said about Tenma, but see, Tenma saved Johan's life -- Richard never did anything to benefit Johan, so he was probably just a useless thorn on the side.]]
23rd Dec '16 7:26:15 PM 43110
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* NonActionBigBad: One of the things that makes him so scary is the fact that he barely needs to lift a finger to commit evil depraved deeds. He can just talk, point, pull a trigger...
12th Dec '16 2:25:29 PM Javertshark13
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