History Comicbook / BrodysGhost

26th May '17 6:05:34 PM Octoya
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** [[spoiler: In volume three, however, we learn she was actually murdered, and the crime has some disturbing similarities to the Penny Murders even though it was a couple of years before they started, which casts doubt on what Talia's actual motives are.]]
** [[spoiler: Officially subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that ''choose'' to stay because they have "unfinished business."]]

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** [[spoiler: In volume three, however, we learn she was actually murdered, and the crime has some disturbing similarities to the Penny Murders even though it was a couple of years before they started, which casts doubt on what Talia's actual motives are.]]
** [[spoiler: Officially subverted as of Volume 4,
Subverted; as it turns out that out, Talia was indeed a the first Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she death while keeping him from interviewing and potentially upsetting her still-living mother. She reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that ''choose'' to stay because they have "unfinished business."]]
26th May '17 11:28:11 AM Octoya
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* UnfinishedBusiness: Aside from some ghosts being "locked out" of heaven, some end up remaining on earth because they have unfinished business to do with their mortal life. [[spoiler:Actually, Talia says word for word that the latter are the ''only'' type of people who don't get into heaven, with her and Kagemura included. His unfinished business is cleaning up the corruption in the world. Hers is having vengeance on her murderer.]]
21st May '17 5:41:11 PM Octoya
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* WhamShot: At the end of volume 3, Gabe gives Brody a folder with details of a two-year-old murder case similar to the Penny Murders. Brody opens the folder to find [[spoiler:a picture of the murder victim - Talia.]]

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* WhamShot: At the end of volume 3, Gabe gives Brody a folder with details of a two-year-old five-year-old murder case similar to the Penny Murders. Brody opens the folder to find [[spoiler:a picture of the murder victim - Talia.]]
21st May '17 3:47:17 PM Octoya
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* BigNo: Talia near the climax of the series, [[spoiler:when Brody refuses to carry out her revenge and strangle the Penny Murderer to death.]]
21st May '17 2:14:47 PM Octoya
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* ZettaiRyouiki: Talia.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Talia.Talia's outfit is a thigh-high pair of stockings and pleated skirt.
21st May '17 2:14:02 PM Octoya
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* [[HeroAntagonist Anti-Villain Antagonist]]: Landon is deeply involved enough in the mob that he has access to personal firearms, can get two criminals to act personal hitmen, and get the police to attempt to have Brody tortured, murdered, and disappeared, but from his perspective, Brody is a deeply disturbed StalkerWithACrush who's harassing his girlfriend after she's made it extremely clear that what happened between them is over. He's basically trying to keep her safe in an admittedly extreme way.



* GratuitousJapanese (so far): For a city that doesn't appear to be in Japan, there sure is a lot of kanji and katakana around. It's implied that there was an influx of Japanese immigration at one point, given the presence of run down Shinto temples that Kagemura has attached himself to, as well as Japanese cafes and bookstores.
* HairDecorations: Talia.

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* GratuitousJapanese (so far): GratuitousJapanese: For a city that doesn't appear to be in Japan, there sure is a lot of kanji and katakana around. It's implied that there was an influx of Japanese immigration at one point, given the presence of run down Shinto temples that Kagemura has attached himself to, as well as Japanese cafes and bookstores.
* HairDecorations: Talia.Talia wears a skull hairclip.



* HeroAntagonist: Landon is deeply involved enough in the mob that he has access to personal firearms, can get two criminals to act personal hitmen, and get the police to attempt to have Brody tortured, murdered, and disappeared, ''but'' from his perspective, Brody is a deeply disturbed StalkerWithACrush who's harassing his girlfriend after she's made it extremely clear that what happened between them is over. He's basically trying to keep her safe in an admittedly extreme way.



* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Talia.

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* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Talia.IntangibleMan: Talia as a ghost can move through objects, and any human possessed by a ghost can do this as well.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Both Brody and Talia are snarky, self-pitying but ultimately well meaning. [[spoiler: Talia's jerk side takes centre stage as the climax approaches however. On the other hand, in her very last scene with Brody, she appears to be remorseful (even though she doesn´t admit it) and she calls Brody a hero. Apparently, Talia cares for Brody a little ]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Both Brody and Talia are snarky, self-pitying but ultimately well meaning. [[spoiler: Talia's jerk side takes centre stage as the climax approaches however. On the other hand, in her very last scene with Brody, she appears to be remorseful (even though she doesn´t doesn't admit it) and she calls Brody a hero. Apparently, Talia cares for Brody a little ]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Due to a series of misunderstandings, Nicole comes to believe that Brody's become a StalkerWithACrush, and reveals everything she knows about him to her new boyfriend out of misplaced fear and anger. She's understandably horrified to discover from Gabe that Brody was ''actually'' trying to protect her from the Penny Murderer, and her boyfriend had made him a fugitive and very nearly had him killed as a result of what's happened. First thing she does when she see him again was to tearfully apology for ultimately making things much worse for him for trying to save her life. Thankfully, Brody loves her way too much to hate her for it.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Due to a series of misunderstandings, Nicole comes is horrified to believe learn that her turning to Landon to stop Brody from stalking her lead Landon to vandalizing Brody's become a StalkerWithACrush, home and reveals everything she knows about trying to get him to her new boyfriend out of misplaced fear and anger. She's understandably horrified to discover from Gabe outright killed--as well as learning that Brody was ''actually'' trying to protect her from the Penny Murderer, and her boyfriend had made him a fugitive and very nearly had him killed as a result of what's happened. First thing she does when she see him again was to tearfully apology for ultimately making things much worse for him for trying to save her life. Thankfully, Brody loves her way too much to hate her for it.]]Murderer]]



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: So far we have three different kinds of ghosts:

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: So far we have The story offers three different kinds of ghosts:



** Demighosts, which can touch things.

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** Demighosts, which can touch things. things and seem to be much less human in appearance.



** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that ''choose'' to stay because they have "unfinished business."]]

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** [[spoiler: Subverted Officially subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that ''choose'' to stay because they have "unfinished business."]]



* TheSlacker: Brody.
* TheyFightCrime

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* TheSlacker: Brody.
Brody before he undertakes the training to improve his powers.
* TheyFightCrimeTheyFightCrime: One's a "scuzzy" slacker human who has ghostseeing powers and whose life is a wreck, the other is a proactive and snarky teenage ghost girl.



* WithFriendsLikeThese: [[spoiler: After everything she's done (including, but not limited to, attempting to use Brody's ex as bait for a SerialKiller, and threatening to leave Brody in the hands of vicious mobsters to be tortured to death unless he agreed to kill the Penny Murderer with his bare hands) Brody bluntly, and not without justification, calls Talia one of the most manipulative and evil people he's met. [[TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther But he still lets her stay around as a friend, because as a fugitive in hiding, he needs all the friends he can get at this point.]]]]

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: [[spoiler: After everything she's done (including, but not limited to, attempting to use Brody's ex as bait for a SerialKiller, and threatening to leave Brody in the hands of vicious mobsters to be tortured to death unless he agreed to kill the Penny Murderer with his bare hands) Brody bluntly, and not without justification, calls Talia one of the most manipulative and evil immoral people he's ever met. [[TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther But he still lets her stay around as a friend, because as a fugitive in hiding, he needs all the friends he can get at this point.]]]]
9th Feb '17 5:20:36 PM LadyYuki
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* WhamShot: At the end of volume 3, Gabe gives Brody a folder with details of a two-year-old murder case similar to the Penny Murders. Brody opens the folder to find [[spoiler:a picture of the murder victim - Talia.]]
26th Nov '16 12:55:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* {{Expy}}: Talia is very similar to another CuteGhostGirl from a graphic novel whose name is [[AnyasGhost someone´s ghost]]. Like Emily, Talia is the ghost of a teenage girl who has a connection with a mysterious murderer who befriends the protagonist and helps him. Also, both of them [[spoiler: are manipulative, have an unpleasant personality behind their cute facade (albeit Talia is somewhat snarky from the beginning, lie about their deaths and use the protagonist for achieveing their goals. Also, both Talia and Emily can be considered Jerks with a heart of gold due to their backstories]]

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* {{Expy}}: Talia is very similar to another CuteGhostGirl from a graphic novel whose name is [[AnyasGhost [[ComicBook/AnyasGhost someone´s ghost]]. Like Emily, Talia is the ghost of a teenage girl who has a connection with a mysterious murderer who befriends the protagonist and helps him. Also, both of them [[spoiler: are manipulative, have an unpleasant personality behind their cute facade (albeit Talia is somewhat snarky from the beginning, lie about their deaths and use the protagonist for achieveing their goals. Also, both Talia and Emily can be considered Jerks with a heart of gold due to their backstories]]
26th Aug '16 12:35:49 PM TheFLL
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** As early as volume 1, Brody questions as to what Talia did that requires putting her through her life task for, to which Talia responds by dodging the question and fleeing the scene. [[spoiler: In hindsight, this is the biggest sign that Talia's cover story of GhostlyGoals is utterly bogus.]]
25th Aug '16 12:44:15 PM LadyYuki
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* DeathGlare: The back cover of Book 4 shows us that Talia is ''very'' good at this. [[spoiler:It's her reaction to Brody calling her out for lying to him about how she died.]]
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