History ComicBook / Ronin

8th May '16 9:44:31 AM cynicalglory
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* AfterTheEnd: New York is a wasteland. While businessmen from Japan are able to fly over, it's likely the rest of the word isn't better off.

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* AfterTheEnd: New York is a wasteland. While businessmen from Japan are able to fly over, it's likely the rest of the word world isn't better off.
15th Apr '16 8:06:28 AM 06tele
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* FanDisservice: When Casey and her security team get blindsided in the sewers by the cannibals, they all get stripped naked. The sight of her being overpowered and manhandled by a bunch of warty flesh-eating troglodytes is in no way arousing.
29th Mar '16 1:07:36 AM aye_amber
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* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]

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* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: InvoluntaryShapeshifter: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]
29th Mar '16 1:07:05 AM aye_amber
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* {{Shapeshifter}}: Agat is one.

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* {{Shapeshifter}}: Agat is one.{{Shapeshifting}}: Agat.
29th Mar '16 1:06:29 AM aye_amber
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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: Virgo is destroyed, possibly damning the entire human race. Casey certainly has little to no protection in the harsh New York environment and then Ronin comes marching through the flames. Not only is the Ronin identity supposed to be dead but Billy's fate certainly seemed sealed as well since he commited seppuku and was left in an exploding building. Not only that, with Virgo gone, who is controlling him? His blank stare at Casey doesn't make things seem any better. [[LeftHanging The end]].]]
* GenreBusting: Is it a period piece martial arts epic? Fantasy? Cyber-punk? ... What?

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: Virgo is destroyed, possibly damning the entire human race. Casey certainly has little to no protection in the harsh New York environment and then Ronin comes marching through the flames. Not only is the Ronin identity supposed to be dead but Billy's fate certainly seemed sealed as well since he commited seppuku and was left in an exploding building. Not only that, with Virgo gone, who is controlling him? His blank stare at Casey doesn't make things seem any better. [[LeftHanging The end]].]]
end.]]]]
* GenreBusting: Is it a period piece martial arts epic? Fantasy? Cyber-punk? ... CyberPunk? ...What?



* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy is ultimately just a minor character who is trying to be a hero]].
* InvoluntaryShapeShifting: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]

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* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy is ultimately just a minor character who is trying to be a hero]].
* InvoluntaryShapeShifting: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.
hero.]]



* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]



* {{Nanomachines}}: Virgo is powered by nanos.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Head, the Ronin's "creative management".

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* {{Nanomachines}}: Virgo is powered by nanos.
them.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Head, the Ronin's "creative management".management."



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ronin, Agat, Ozaki, and the sword don't actually exist. It was all a part of the TV show Billy watched in his free time. Virgo used Billy's powers and mental state to make him turn his fantasy into a reality, essentially turning himself into a hero and creating his own villain using his powers and Virgo's biotech. That way, she could easily manipulate him into doing her bidding. This would eventually lead to the destruction of mankind and the emergence of biotechnology as the dominant lifeform.]]



* ShapeShifter: Agat is one.

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* ShapeShifter: {{Shapeshifter}}: Agat is one.



* SingleTear: A punk tricks Ronin into fighting a rival gang. When Ronin realizes his mistake, he tries his best to apologize and avoid further conflict. At this point, the gang wants to continue the fight, so Ronin [[BerserkerTears kills them while]] [[ManlyTears shedding one of these]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: SamuraiJack has more than a passing resemblance to this comic.

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* SingleTear: A punk tricks Ronin into fighting a rival gang. When Ronin realizes his mistake, he tries his best to apologize and avoid further conflict. At this point, the gang wants to continue the fight, so Ronin [[BerserkerTears kills them while]] [[ManlyTears shedding one of these]].
these.]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: SamuraiJack WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack has more than a passing resemblance to this comic.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ronin, Agat, Ozaki, and the sword don't actually exist. It was all a part of the TV show Billy watched in his free time. Virgo used Billy's powers and mental state to make him turn his fantasy into a reality, essentially turning himself into a hero and creating his own villain using his powers and Virgo's biotech. That way, she could easily manipulate him into doing her bidding. This would eventually lead to the destruction of mankind and the emergence of biotechnology as the dominant lifeform.]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: It is FrankMiller, afterall.

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ronin, Agat, Ozaki, and the sword don't actually exist. It was all a part of the TV show Billy watched in his free time. Virgo used Billy's powers and mental state to make him turn his fantasy into a reality, essentially turning himself into a hero and creating his own villain using his powers and Virgo's biotech. That way, she could easily manipulate him into doing her bidding. This would eventually lead to the destruction of mankind and the emergence of biotechnology as the dominant lifeform.]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: It is FrankMiller, afterall.Creator/FrankMiller, after all.



* TranslationConvention: Ronin and Ozaki speak English during the scenes in ancient Japan. [[spoiler: Although since they are TV characters, the reader might just be reading the [[FridgeBrilliance English-dubbed voices]].]]

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* TranslationConvention: Ronin and Ozaki speak English during the scenes in ancient Japan. [[spoiler: Although since they are TV characters, the reader might just be reading the [[FridgeBrilliance English-dubbed voices]].]]voices.]]]]



* WretchedHive: Basically, anything outside of Aquarius.

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* WretchedHive: Basically, anything outside of Aquarius.Aquarius.
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8th May '15 6:22:44 AM FF32
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* FatBastard: Jagger and Silk, the respective leaders of the white supremacist and black supremacist gangs.



* {{Nanomachines}}: Virgo is powered by nonos.
* NoNameGiven: Ronin [[spoiler: Although the reader doesn't know he's actually Billy Chalis until towards the end, the Ronin "character" is never given a name.]]

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* {{Nanomachines}}: Virgo is powered by nonos.
nanos.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Head, the Ronin's "creative management".
* NoNameGiven: Ronin [[spoiler: Although the reader doesn't know he's actually Billy Chalis Challas until towards the end, the Ronin "character" is never given a name.]]
27th Jun '14 7:45:29 PM Willbyr
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27th Jun '14 7:43:52 PM Willbyr
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1st May '14 7:26:50 AM AP
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* AfterTheEnd: New York.

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* AfterTheEnd: New York.York is a wasteland. While businessmen from Japan are able to fly over, it's likely the rest of the word isn't better off.



* BikerBabe: But she's a Nazi. "Babe" might also be a stretch.

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* BikerBabe: But she's a Nazi. A Nazi biker babe at that. "Babe" might also be a stretch.stretch, though.



* {{Cyborg}}
* CyberPunk
* DecoyProtagonist: Plays with it a bit.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Billy, in a way.

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* {{Cyborg}}
{{Cyborg}}: Ronin is part machine, as evident by the cover.
* CyberPunk
CyberPunk: One of the first comic examples in mainstream comics.
* DecoyProtagonist: Plays The story plays with it a bit.
bit [[spoiler: as Billy seemingly dies towards the end and Casey is essentially the hero of the story anyway]].
* DisabilitySuperpower: Billy, in a way. He has no arms and legs and seems vaguely autistic, but has strong mental powers.



* EldritchAbomination: Agat
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Averted with the biker gangs who are seperated by race.

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* EldritchAbomination: Agat
Agat is an ancient demon, apparently from another world.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Averted with the biker gangs who are seperated separated by race.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamuraiEverythingsBetterWithSamurai: The Cyberpunk setting is made more interesting by including a samurai into the mix.



* ForeShadowing: The Japanese businessmen.

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* ForeShadowing: The Japanese businessmen.businessmen give clues to the reveal in their brief appearance.



* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy]].
* InvoluntaryShapeShifting: [[spoiler: Billy]]
* ISeeThemToo

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* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy]].
Billy is ultimately just a minor character who is trying to be a hero]].
* InvoluntaryShapeShifting: [[spoiler: Billy]]
Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]
* ISeeThemTooISeeThemToo In the beginning Ronin and his master have this exchange in regards to the attacking demons.



* MegaCorp: The Aquarius Corporation
* MindScrew: The ending and TheReveal.

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* MegaCorp: The Aquarius Corporation
Corporation controls what's left of the country.
* MindScrew: The ending and TheReveal. See Gainax Ending above.



* {{Nanomachines}}

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* {{Nanomachines}}{{Nanomachines}}: Virgo is powered by nonos.



* OldMaster: Ozaki

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* OldMaster: OzakiOzaki, the Ronin's master.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The gangs are sperated by race and use racial slurs against one another. Not surprisingly, Ronin gets a few thrown his way when he shows up.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The gangs are sperated separated by race and use racial slurs against one another. Not surprisingly, Ronin gets a few thrown his way when he shows up.



* RealityWarper: For all intents and purposes, Billy.

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* RealityWarper: For all intents and purposes, Billy.Billy is one.



* ShapeShifter: Agat.

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* ShapeShifter: Agat.Agat is one.



* TranslationConvention: Ronin and Ozaki speak English during the scenes in ancient Japan. [[spoiler: Although the reader must just be reading the [[FridgeBrilliance English-dubbed voices]].]]

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* TranslationConvention: Ronin and Ozaki speak English during the scenes in ancient Japan. [[spoiler: Although since they are TV characters, the reader must might just be reading the [[FridgeBrilliance English-dubbed voices]].]]
30th Apr '14 12:59:03 PM TargetmasterJoe
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[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=117709 Soon to be a miniseries]] on SyFy.
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