History Characters / NoMoreHeroes

28th Mar '17 2:17:46 PM number9robotic
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* BrainInAJar: Doctor Shake (likely his father).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Real name is never revealed in the first game, though the brain in the jar is [[spoiler:Dr. Shake, his father.]]

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* BrainInAJar: Belonging to Doctor Shake (likely Shake, his father).
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* EarthquakeMachine: His "Disaster Blaster," an enormous, silo-like device seemingly powered by the brain of its inventor, Letz Shake's father, Dr. Shake, and is apparently capable of unleashing a ''magnitude 20'' seismic blast when fully charged. [[spoiler:We never get to properly see it in action though, as it's sliced in half and blown up by Henry at the very last second.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Real name is never revealed in the first game, though the brain in the jar is [[spoiler:Dr.that of Dr. Shake, his father.]]



* TheUnfought: To Travis's chagrin. [[spoiler:Dr. Shake (the machine) and Travis get a proper duel in the sequel, however.]]

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* TheUnfought: To [[spoiler:To Travis's chagrin. [[spoiler:Dr.Dr. Shake (the machine) and Travis get a proper duel in the sequel, however.]]



The 4th ranked assassin, an illusionist and escape artist that prefers using both death traps and DualWielding {{Laser Blade}}s (although smaller than the ones Travis uses). Also gives Travis an IdiotBall before the fight, although Travis wises up much faster this time. Tends to be the most forgotten fight, for some reason.

* AffablyEvil: Played straight. Even though he nearly tricks you into being sawn in half for the magic act, he doesn't seem all that mad when you escape, even seeming to congratulate you for doing so. He never directly insults Travis in their fight, and even apologized for accidentally touching upon Travis' dead parents. [[spoiler: And even after Travis sliced his eyes out, his VillainousBreakdown is more concerned with "the lights going out" rather than Travis being the cause of it.]]

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The 4th ranked assassin, an illusionist and escape artist that prefers using both death traps and DualWielding {{Laser Blade}}s (although smaller than the ones Travis uses). Also gives Travis an IdiotBall before the fight, although Travis wises up much faster this time. Tends to be the most forgotten fight, for some reason.

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* AffablyEvil: Played straight. Even though he nearly tricks you into being sawn in half for the magic act, he doesn't seem all that mad when you escape, even seeming to congratulate you for doing so. He never directly insults Travis in their fight, and even apologized apologizes [[AccidentallyInsensitive for accidentally touching upon Travis' dead parents. parents.]] [[spoiler: And even after Travis sliced his eyes out, his VillainousBreakdown is more concerned with "the lights going out" rather than Travis being the cause of it.]]



* CharacterDevelopment: It's during this fight that Travis's backstory starts to come into play, and it becomes clear that this isn't just a SociopathicHero and his quest to become the top killer.

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* CharacterDevelopment: It's Not for himself, but he unintentionally instigates this with Travis during this fight that Travis's backstory starts to come their fight, where he accidentally treads [[MyParentsAreDead into play, and his backstory]], making it becomes clear that this he isn't just a SociopathicHero and his quest to become the top killer.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Harvey really loves the word "lucky" in the beginning.



* RedundancyDepartmentofRedundancy: Harvey really loves the word "lucky" in the beginning.
* ShoutOut: To ''Theater/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.



* BatterUp: Her WeaponOfChoice. She even says those exact words when using her most basic attack.

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* BatterUp: Her WeaponOfChoice. She even says those exact words this phrase verbatim when using her most basic attack.



* DiabolusExNihilo: Throughout the first ''No More Heroes'', the assassins Travis faces at least have some explanation as to who they are. Death Metal has a mansion and a life of luxury, Dr. Peace has an estranged daughter, Harvey is a stage magician, Speed Buster is an old woman who hates men but seems to have an odd friendship with Thunder Ryu... with Bad Girl, you get ''nothing''. There's no FreudianExcuse, no mention of friends or family... she doesn't even seem to have an occupation other than being a killer. Travis does ''not'' expect this and the fact that there is literally ''nothing'' else to her character beyond murder just disgusts him. He even drops his [[WouldNotHitAGirl few shreds of chivalry]] for the fight with her.
* DrunkenMaster: It's not so subtly implied that she's totally hammered during the fight, but she will kick your ass into next week with that bat.

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* DiabolusExNihilo: Throughout the first ''No More Heroes'', the assassins Travis faces at least have some explanation as to who they are. Death Metal has a mansion and a life of luxury, Dr. Peace has an estranged daughter, Harvey is a stage magician, Speed Buster is an old woman who hates men but seems to have an odd friendship with Thunder Ryu... with Bad Girl, you get ''nothing''. There's no FreudianExcuse, no mention of friends or family... she doesn't even seem to have an occupation other than being a killer. Travis does ''not'' expect this and the fact that there is literally ''nothing'' else to her character beyond murder just [[EveryoneHasStandards disgusts him. him.]] He even drops his [[WouldNotHitAGirl few shreds of chivalry]] for the fight with her.
* DrunkenMaster: It's not so subtly not-so-subtly implied that she's totally hammered during the fight, but she will kick your ass into next week with that bat.



* FanDisservice: Her imagery definitely invokes fanservice, but it gets kinda lost underneath her [[AxCrazy utterly deranged]] and [[StrawNihilist disturbing personality and philosophy.]]



* FetishFuel: Deliberately invoked to a disturbing degree



* NotSoDifferent: During the prefight cut scene Travis says "You're no assassin, you're just a perverted killing maniac." Her response: "In essence, they're the same."
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* NotSoDifferent: During the prefight cut scene cutscene Travis says "You're no assassin, you're just a perverted killing maniac." Her response: "In essence, they're the same."
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* ShadowArchetype: To Travis, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_vSydErEfA&feature=g-u-u according to EmceeProphit]]



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28th Mar '17 1:58:29 PM number9robotic
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lampshaded by one assassin in the sequel.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lampshaded by one assassin [[DumbJock Charlie MacDonald]] in the sequel.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the intro to the first game, Travis is riding the Schpeltiger towards Death Metal's mansion, breaks down the giant wooden doors outside, crashes into his fountain, jumps off, lands and yells "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuckhead!]]", which is followed by two random Mooks' heads getting cut off.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the intro to the first game, Travis is riding the Schpeltiger towards Death Metal's mansion, breaks down the giant wooden doors outside, crashes into his fountain, jumps off, lands and yells "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuckhead!]]", "Fuckhead!", which is followed by two random Mooks' random, somehow-decapitated mooks' [[HighPressureBlood heads getting cut off.exploding into geysers of blood.]]



* LegendaryInTheSequel: Held in high regard by some of the assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'', including Nathan Copeland, Kimmy Howell, and Alice Twilight. In fact, it's implied in the opening narration in ''Desperate Struggle'' that his actions in the previous game [[spoiler: led to the UAA going from just a fake organization to an actual one.]]

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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Held in high regard by some of the assassins in ''Desperate Struggle'', Struggle'' as "The Crownless King" or the [[TitleDrop "No More Hero,"]] including Nathan Copeland, Kimmy Howell, and Alice Twilight. In fact, it's implied in the opening narration in ''Desperate Struggle'' that his actions in the previous game [[spoiler: led to the UAA going from just a fake organization to an actual one.]]



* DefrostingTheIceQueen: ''Desperate Struggle'' shows a much softer and more vulnerable side to her...[[{{Tsundere}} eventually]].

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* DefrostingTheIceQueen: ''Desperate Struggle'' shows a much softer and more vulnerable side to her... [[{{Tsundere}} eventually]].



* MaleGaze: Played almost to the point of satire during the "Phone Speak" segments in ''Desperate Struggle''

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* MaleGaze: Played almost to the point of satire during the "Phone Speak" segments in ''Desperate Struggle'' Struggle,'' [[spoiler:though considering it's from the point of view of Travis himself, it makes a lot more sense.]]



* MoodSwinger: Sylvia tends to swing violently between personalities. In the second game, she starts off nice and sweet to Travis, seducing him back into the ranking battles, then she acts somewhat cold, then a few cutscenes afterward, she's violently screaming at him that she doesn't have time for a scrub of Travis' low rank at the time, and gunning down Travis' opponents when he doesn't finish them off quickly enough. Other times she'll be somewhat mean to him, but it's PlayedForLaughs, such as making Travis try to jump into her helicopter, reaching out to grab his hand, only to pull it away and saying [[{{Troll}} "Oh yeah, there's no more seats."]]



* SplitPersonality: Sylvia tends to swing violently between personalities. In the second game, she starts off nice and sweet to Travis, seducing him back into the ranking battles, then she acts somewhat cold, then a few cutscenes afterward, she's violently screaming at him that she doesn't have time for a scrub of Travis' low rank at the time, and gunning down Travis' opponents when he doesn't finish them off quickly enough. Other times she'll be somewhat mean to him, but it's PlayedForLaughs, such as making Travis try to jump into her helicopter, reaching out to grab his hand, only to pull it away and saying "Oh yeah, there's no more seats." Other times she'll at least try to be nice, such as copping that she would prefer if Travis and Henry didn't kill each other.
* {{Stripperific}}: Of course, in the second game she's literally a stripper, but as a FemmeFatale she uses her body to her advantage.

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* SplitPersonality: Sylvia tends to swing violently between personalities. In the second game, she starts off nice and sweet to Travis, seducing him back into the ranking battles, then she acts somewhat cold, then a few cutscenes afterward, she's violently screaming at him that she doesn't have time for a scrub of Travis' low rank at the time, and gunning down Travis' opponents when he doesn't finish them off quickly enough. Other times she'll be somewhat mean to him, but it's PlayedForLaughs, such as making Travis try to jump into her helicopter, reaching out to grab his hand, only to pull it away and saying "Oh yeah, there's no more seats." Other times she'll at least try to be nice, such as copping that she would prefer if Travis and Henry didn't kill each other.
* {{Stripperific}}: Of course, in the second game she's literally a stripper, stripper [[spoilers:after the supposed dismantling of the UAA after the events of the game]], but as a FemmeFatale FemmeFatale, she uses her body to her advantage.



* AffablyEvil
* BloodKnight
* ColdSniper
* GunFu

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* AffablyEvil
AffablyEvil: He's a killer for sure, but he certainly respects Travis enough to not immediately open fire on him, and even share some chatter about his personal life before engaging in combat.
* BloodKnight
BadassNative: He's got Native American blood, and he's ranked #9 in the UAA.
* ColdSniper
BlownAcrossTheRoom: Travis attempts to swat away Dr. Peace's first shot of his revolver, ''and it explodes,'' knocking Travis all the way into a wall.
* GunFuEvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sort of. He mentions how he's divorced and he has an estranged relationship with his daughter, Jennifer, but he uses Travis' entry fee to reserve a dinner and have karaoke with her, even if "the food tasted like blood." Even as he dies, he uses his last words to speak about her.



* HiddenDepths: Corrupt cop, ruthless hitman, diffident parent... ''incredible'' singing voice.
* ImprobableAimingSkills

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* HiddenDepths: Corrupt cop, ruthless hitman, hitman... a diffident parent... husband and parent, and has an ''incredible'' singing voice.
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The 8th ranked assassin, a cold-blooded schoolgirl living a double life. She's out to kill Travis just as he's out to kill her - she believes that he killed her father (he didn't). By far the most frequently cited to mess you up if you're not ready for her. Returns in the sequel as a self-proclaimed apprentice of Travis and to score some kills in his place. Real name: Scarlet Jacobs.

* ArtificialLimbs: Her right hand is mechanical in the second game. Travis cut the real one off in the first game rather than kill her.

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The 8th ranked assassin, a cold-blooded schoolgirl living a double life. She's out to kill Travis just as he's out to kill her - she believes that he killed her father (he didn't). father. [[WakeUpCallBoss By far the most frequently cited to mess you up if you're not ready for her. Returns her.]] [[spoiler: She returns in the sequel as a Travis' self-proclaimed apprentice of Travis and to score scores some kills in his place. place.]] Real name: Scarlet Jacobs.

* AfroAsskicker: She has an impressive, white[[HairColorDissonance -ish]] one.
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ArtificialLimbs: Her After she gets her right hand is mechanical in the second game. Travis cut the real off after her boss fight, she presumably gets one under a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Luke Skywalker-esque black glove]] [[spoiler:when she reappears to save Travis' life from Jeane.]] She's shown with it again, but it gets temporarily torn off in the first game rather than kill her.while fighting [[spoiler: New Destroyman.]]



* CombatStilettos: In ''Desperate Struggle''.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Compare the cold and aloof Shinobu of the first game to her [[SheIsAllGrownUp older]], more cheery and cockier self who is fawning over Travis.
* DissonantSerenity: Displays no emotion when she coldly kills her classmates just for maybe witnessing evidence of her double life. She only gets emotional when she thinks Travis is her father's killer.
* {{Fanservice}}: Save the game as Travis, you hit the can. Save it as Shinobu, ShowerScene.

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* CombatStilettos: [[spoiler: In ''Desperate Struggle''.
Struggle.'']]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Compare the cold and aloof Shinobu of the first game to her [[SheIsAllGrownUp [[spoiler:[[SheIsAllGrownUp older]], more cheery and cockier self who is fawning over Travis.
Travis in the sequel.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Displays In the first game, she displays no emotion when she coldly kills her classmates just for maybe witnessing evidence of her double life. She only gets emotional when she thinks Travis is her father's killer.
* {{Fanservice}}: Save [[spoiler:Save the game as Travis, you hit the can. Save it as Shinobu, Shinobu in the sequel, ShowerScene.]]



* GratuitousJapanese: "You've got no {{Moe}}!"
* HotForTeacher: In the sequel, she's adopted Travis as her master and appears to have a crush on him.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Fights assassins in her schoolgirl outfit.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: And hers is decorated with little stuffed animals in the first game.
* LittleMissBadass: She's the youngest assassin in the association, but just as deadly as the others.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In the sequel. Seems that looking up to Travis makes one more apt to play out tropes.
* SwordBeam: Her Sonic Sword/Gentoken attack
* TeleportSpam: Used during her ultimate attack.

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* GratuitousJapanese: "You've got no {{Moe}}!"
* HotForTeacher: In the sequel, she's adopted Travis as
She regularly intersperses her master and appears to have a crush on him.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Fights assassins in her schoolgirl outfit.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: And hers is decorated
battle cries with little stuffed animals in {{Moe}}! [[spoiler:in the first game.
* LittleMissBadass: She's the youngest assassin in the association, but just as deadly as the others.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In the sequel. Seems that looking up
sequel akin to Travis makes one more apt to play out tropes.
* SwordBeam: Her Sonic Sword/Gentoken attack
* TeleportSpam: Used during her ultimate attack.
Travis.]]



* HotForTeacher: [[spoiler: In the sequel, she's adopted Travis as her master and appears to have a crush on him.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Fights assassins in her schoolgirl outfit. [[spoiler: She's ditched it by the second game for a [[LittleBlackDress black]] MiniDressOfPower.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: And hers is decorated with little stuffed animals.
* LittleMissBadass: She's the youngest assassin in the association, but just as deadly as the others, [[WakeUpCallBoss if not more so.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In the sequel. Seems that looking up to Travis makes one more apt to play out tropes.
* SwordBeam: Her Sonic Sword/Gentoken attack.
* TeleportSpam: Used during her ultimate attack.
* TookALevelInBadass: While by no means an incompetent assassin, [[spoiler:by the time of the sequel, she's become recognized as one of the most prestigious assassins in all of Asia.]]



* CallingYourAttacks: "Destrooooy BEAM!" Deconstructed ''brutally'', as Destroyman's hammy shouting and posing only serves to open him up for attack and makes him easy to telegraph. However, [[AllThereInTheManual his suit has a built-in SFX converter.]] He can't use the attacks ''unless'' he yells them out.

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* CallingYourAttacks: "Destrooooy BEAM!" Deconstructed ''brutally'', ''brutally'' though, as Destroyman's hammy shouting and posing only serves to open him up for attack and makes him easy to telegraph. However, Also {{Justified}} in-universe, since [[AllThereInTheManual his suit has is powered by a built-in SFX converter.]] He converter,]] meaning he can't use the attacks ''unless'' he yells them out.
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16th Mar '17 9:06:39 PM steamedrice97
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: And [[SchmuckBait if you fall for it,]] it's a OneHitKill. On you, not by you. [[spoiler:However, look at her hands when she does this. If she has one hand on her baseball bat? Stay away. If she has both of her hands on her face? Hack 'n' slash away!]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: Occasionally. More often it's a...
* WoundedGazelleGambit: And [[SchmuckBait if you fall for it,]] it's a OneHitKill. On you, not by you. [[spoiler:However, [[spoiler:To tell the difference, look at her hands when she does this. starts crying. [[CrocodileTears If she has one hand on her baseball bat? bat]]? Stay away. [[BrokenTears If she has both of her hands on her face? face]]? Hack 'n' slash away!]]



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8th Mar '17 9:39:11 AM NotoriouslySarcastic
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* FunnyForeigner: A goofy, hammy, insane German.

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* FunnyForeigner: A goofy, hammy, insane German.Singaporean, with a stereotypical German accent slapped on top.
14th Jan '17 12:26:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* KnightOfCerebus: Is the only assassin in the original that has no comedic quirks to her, and by far the most violent.



* KnightOfCerebus: Is the only assassin in the original that has no comedic quirks to her, is by far the most violent.
12th Jan '17 11:19:05 PM saltin
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Added DiffLines:

* WeaksauceWeakness: His Beam Katanas are incredibly powerful weapons, but none of them are waterproof and a sustained shower is enough to put them out of commission until it's over, electrocuting him all the while.
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* StrawNihilist: Arguably the most disturbing example in the franchise. Unlike the other assassins, there is ''nothing'' truly that could be considered "humane" about her. She kills people ForTheEvulz and doesn't even seem to take pleasure in ''that''. What's more, she's GenreSavvy to ''know'' that she's a nihilistic killing machine and has more or less resigned herself to it.

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* StrawNihilist: Arguably the most disturbing example in the franchise. Unlike the other assassins, there is ''nothing'' truly that could be considered "humane" about her. She kills people ForTheEvulz and doesn't even seem to take pleasure in ''that''. What's more, she's GenreSavvy to ''know'' that she's a nihilistic killing machine and has more or less resigned herself to it.
6th Jan '17 11:43:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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The 7th ranked assassin, an actor in indie films that uses his character's superhero gimmick suit to hide deadly weapons. [[FreudWasRight In really questionable places]]. He's initially taken by surprise by Travis, but is able to prepare thanks to quickly tossing Travis an IdiotBall. Secret identity: John Harnet.

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The 7th ranked assassin, an actor in indie films that uses his character's superhero gimmick suit to hide deadly weapons. [[FreudWasRight In really questionable places]].places. He's initially taken by surprise by Travis, but is able to prepare thanks to quickly tossing Travis an IdiotBall. Secret identity: John Harnet.
16th Oct '16 11:01:07 AM TheTropper
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-> Voiced by: RobinAtkinDownes

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-> Voiced by: RobinAtkinDownes
Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (EN), Creator/KazuyaNakai (JP)




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