History ComicBook / Ronin

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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holy artifacting, Batman...let's try this again
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27th Jun '14 7:43:52 PM Willbyr
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new version, cropped the dead space off the sides
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1st May '14 7:26:50 AM AP
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A few zero-context examples. Also fixing up some of the grammar.
* 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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Recent news.
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[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=117709 Soon to be a miniseries]] on SyFy.
17th Sep '13 6:56:53 AM Henshin_Kiva
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The plot of the story follows a Samurai who is charged with defending his master, Ozaki. His master is assassinated in the night by a demon however, in revenge for stealing the sword of the demon's master: Agat. The spirit of the master grants the now {{Ronin}} the sword, the only tool capable of slaying the demon lord it had been stolen from. The {{Ronin}} then goes on a journey to slay the demon, who on his dying breath curses him to the same eternal prison as him, within the sword. The story then cuts to a near-future dystopic New York, a now lawless wasteland.
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The plot of the story follows a Samurai who is charged with defending his master, Ozaki. His master is assassinated in the night by a demon however, in revenge for stealing the sword of the demon's master: Agat. The spirit of the master grants the now {{Ronin}} the sword, the only tool capable of slaying the demon lord it had been stolen from. The {{Ronin}} then goes on a journey to slay the demon, who on his dying breath curses him to the same eternal prison as him, itself, within the sword. The story then cuts to a near-future dystopic New York, a now lawless wasteland.
6th Mar '13 5:25:10 PM MarkLungo
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''Ronin'' is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics. The series was written and drawn by FrankMiller with water colors by Lynn Varley. The series publication running between 1983 and 1984 with a total of six volumes.
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''Ronin'' is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics.Creator/DCComics. The series was written and drawn by FrankMiller with water colors by Lynn Varley. The series publication running between 1983 and 1984 with a total of six volumes.

The series takes many influences from {{Manga}}, and is stated to have been inspired partly by LoneWolfAndCub. Ronin also holds the distinction of having been printed on Baxter paper stock similar to {{Camelot 3000}}, as well as having no advertisements.
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The series takes many influences from {{Manga}}, and is stated to have been inspired partly by LoneWolfAndCub. Ronin ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''. ''Ronin'' also holds the distinction of having been printed on Baxter paper stock similar to {{Camelot 3000}}, ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'', as well as having no advertisements.
5th Dec '12 11:02:08 AM mlsmithca
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It Got Worse de-wicking.
* FromBadToWorse: It says something when the main characters start off in an apocalyptic setting... and it gets worse from there.

* ItGotWorse: It says something when the main characters start off in an apocalyptic setting... and it gets worse from there.
1st Jun '12 8:37:24 AM FELH2
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* AuthorAppeal: This is basically Frank Miller's love letter to manga/anime both past and (at the time) present. We see elements of everything from LoneWolfAndCub to {{Akira}}.
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* AuthorAppeal: This is basically Frank Miller's love letter to manga/anime both past and (at the time) present. We see elements of everything from LoneWolfAndCub to {{Akira}}.Manga/{{Akira}}.
30th Jan '12 12:19:26 AM AP
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* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Miller practically tells us the TheReveal in the first few pages. We see the Ronin and Ozaki fighting demons and then it cuts to the future where we see Billy watching TV. On the first read, we naturally just assume that it is a time cut. We don't see what Billy is watching and don't stop to think that all of this is a part of the same scene and that the moments with Ronin in ancient Japan were just the program he was watching.]]

* GenreBusting/GenreRoulette: Is it a period piece martial arts epic? Fantasy? Cyber-punk? ... What?
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* GenreBusting/GenreRoulette: GenreBusting: Is it a period piece martial arts epic? Fantasy? Cyber-punk? ... What?
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