History Comicbook / OneHundredBullets

26th Jul '17 7:01:49 PM trixus
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* HandWave: There's very little explanation given for the actual mechanics behind Graves' "game", leaving a few lingering questions as to how he manages to pull off everything that he does with the attachés. In particular: How does he always manage to find the culprits behind so many different crimes, even when there were no witnesses? How does he still have enough influence to let recipients get away with murder when he's no longer a member of the Trust? And if ''he'' can always find evidence to prove targets guilty of their crimes, then why do they so often [[KarmaHoudini go unpunished by the police]]? The official explanation, given near the end of the series, is that [[spoiler: he knows a well-connected arms dealer who can pull strings with various government agencies]]. It's not a flawless explanation--but considering there wouldn't be a story without the attaché plot device, it's forgivable.

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* HandWave: There's very little explanation given for the actual mechanics behind Graves' "game", leaving a few lingering questions as to how he manages to pull off everything that he does with the attachés. In particular: How does he always manage to find the culprits behind so many different crimes, even when there were no witnesses? How does he still have enough influence to let recipients get away with murder when he's no longer a member of the Trust? And if ''he'' can always find evidence to prove targets guilty of their crimes, then why do they so often [[KarmaHoudini go unpunished by the police]]? The official explanation, given near the end of the series, is that [[spoiler: he knows a well-connected arms dealer who can pull strings with various government agencies]]. It's not a flawless explanation--but considering there wouldn't be a story without the attaché plot device, it's forgivable. It also helps that [[spoiler: he was still in contact with Medici the whole time.]]
26th Jul '17 10:17:16 AM trixus
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* BilingualBackfire: Branch explains the Trust and Minutemen to Echo who fakes not understanding English when he is having sex with her (it helps him figuring things out).
21st Jul '17 12:08:14 PM trixus
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* GenderBlenderName: Nino's BodyguardBabe is named Tommy Yi.


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* LoopholeAbuse: The police can't investigate someone killed by the bullets, however if that same person used another weapon in the heat of the moment they can charge him for that.


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* SeriousBusiness: Curtis and Nino are outraged that Loop doesn't like baseball, seeing it as the most anti-american thing to say.
15th Jul '17 10:26:55 PM trixus
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* HurricaneOfPuns: At the Atlantic City Job, Cole and Wylie keep working in bad jokes about fire to their conversation, prompting them to decide to "just cut the fire metaphors and relax."

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* HurricaneOfPuns: At the Atlantic City Job, Cole and Wylie Milo keep working in bad jokes about fire to their conversation, prompting them to decide to "just cut the fire metaphors and relax."



-->'''Shepherd:''' Rope? Gun?
-->'''Graves:''' Lono.



* VillainousFriendship: Lono had one with Milo Garrett, and at least respected Shepherd enough to want to [[spoiler: avenge his death]]. It's the closest thing to a redeeming trait the guy has.

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* VillainousFriendship: Lono had one with Milo Garrett, Garrett (Milo however didn't seem to have liked him much), and at least respected Shepherd enough to want to [[spoiler: avenge his death]]. It's the closest thing to a redeeming trait the guy has.



* WouldHurtAChild: If Graves orders it? The Minutemen will do the job. Victor Ray and Remi Rhone execute a Trust head's entire family, starting with his wife and then three children.

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* WouldHurtAChild: If Graves orders it? The Minutemen will do the job. Victor Ray and Remi Rhone Rome execute a Trust head's entire family, starting with his wife and then three children.
15th Jul '17 10:14:20 PM trixus
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** Graves reminds Jack that he's called "the Monster" for a reason.

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** Graves reminds Jack that he's called "the Monster" for a reason. Being the biggest and toughest who favors his fists above guns. At one point he kills a man with a automatic rifle by simply taking it away from him and crushing the man's skull against the pavement with his foot.
7th Jul '17 12:21:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TheBrute: Jack functions as this for the Minutemen. Being the biggest and toughest who favors his fists above guns. At one point he kills a man with a automatic rifle by simply taking it away from him and crushing the man's skull against the pavement with his foot.

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* TheBrute: Jack Lono functions as this for the Minutemen. Being He's a hulking, brutal and AxCrazy savage who is called "the Dog" for good reason. Though not the toughest or most sadistic, he's generally the guy called upon to make the biggest and toughest who favors his fists above guns. At one point he kills a man with a automatic rifle by simply taking it away from him and crushing the man's skull against the pavement with his foot.mess.
21st Apr '17 11:23:40 PM trixus
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* MakeAnExampleOutOfThem: Lono's specialty, Sheperd hires him for a job half point through the story since it needs to be messy but untraceable [[spoiler: and he wants to pin Lono with the payment being from a heist]], Lono beats the target to death with a baseball bat while he was jogging. A gratuitous act of violence from a robber for the police and a message for the enemy of the Trust.
27th Mar '17 1:32:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArcWords: Croatoa, the word that triggers the awakening of the Minutemen.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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Croatoa, the word that triggers the awakening of the Minutemen.



* AxeCrazy: Lono has the reputation. He kills people at the drop of a hat and enjoys it, and isn't above a little recreational rape.



* BewareTheQuietOnes: Wylie Times, the most genial and humble member of the Minutemen, is also considered their deadliest gunfighter.



* BilingualBonus: In the arc where Dizzy goes to see Branch in Paris, this is definitely true ([[CaptainObvious for French]]). There's also smatterings of other languages throughout the comic -- Spanish, Russian, whatever pops up.
** The title of the eleventh volume, "Once Upon a Crime", appears to skip the series tradition of [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming having number-themed titles for each trade paperback]]. Unless you happen to know that "once" (pronounced "ohm-say") is the Spanish word for "eleven".

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* BilingualBonus: In the arc There are a number of sequences where Dizzy goes to see Branch in Paris, this is definitely true ([[CaptainObvious for French]]). There's also smatterings of other languages throughout the comic -- other than English are presented untranslated, most especially French, but also Spanish, Russian, whatever pops up.
Italian, and others.
** The title of the eleventh volume, "Once Upon a Crime", appears to skip the series tradition of [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming having number-themed titles for each trade paperback]]. Unless you happen to know that "once" (pronounced "ohm-say") is the Spanish word for "eleven"."eleven."
** A hood notes in Italian that a character has a large nose and threatens to shoot it off.



* BookEnds: ''The Counterfifth Detective'' begins and ends with the same internal monologue.

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* BookEnds: ''The "The Counterfifth Detective'' Detective" begins and ends with the same internal monologue.



* BottomlessMagazines: Oh, no. People have to reload.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Lono, who has a laundry list of incredibly vile, perverted and violent acts to his name, claims that anal sex is his kryptonite during a scene toward the series' end.



* TheButcher: Remi Rome's civilian occupation is literally a butcher, and he's the most needlessly violent Minuteman.
* BuyThemOff: In issue #5, Megan Dietrich does this to Lee Dolan, a former restauranteur who had his life ruined when Megan inadvertently got him framed for being a child pornographer. When Lee shows up to kill her, she manages to pacify him by offering him 2 million dollars on the spot. [[spoiler: In the end, though, turns the tables and kills ''him'' when she finds out that he stole her Trust pin to get to her]].

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* TheButcher: Remi Rome's civilian occupation is literally a butcher, and he's the most needlessly violent Minuteman.
Minuteman of the modern era.
* BuyThemOff: BuyThemOff:
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In issue #5, Megan Dietrich does this to Lee Dolan, a former restauranteur restaurateur who had his life ruined when Megan inadvertently got him framed for being a child pornographer. When Lee shows up to kill her, she manages to pacify him by offering him 2 $2 million dollars on the spot. [[spoiler: In the end, though, turns the tables and kills ''him'' when she finds out that he stole her Trust pin to get to her]].



* CastHerd: Averted.



** Or Remi's saying "Anything in my ''hands'' is a deadly fuckin' weapon, Cole!"
* ChekhovsGun: Augustus' pet alligators, [[spoiler:who eat Jack and Crete alive in the final issue.]]

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** Or Remi's saying saying, "Anything in my ''hands'' is a deadly fuckin' weapon, Cole!"
* ChekhovsGun: Augustus' pet alligators, [[spoiler:who apparently eat Jack and Crete alive in the final issue.]]



* CurseCutShort: When Megan objects to the latina Dizzy being made head of the Mintemen, she calls her a "spi-" before getting cut off.



* DissonantSerenity: Victor Ray, better known as "The Rain", is able to keep his emotions in check and can execute his mission with utmost efficiency. One time he was able to give off a lecture about the origins of The Trust '''IN THE MIDDLE OF A GUNFIGHT''' without even breaking a sweat.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Cole ''Burns'' dies by ''burning'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by means of his own lighter]] dropped into a pool of oil]].

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* DissonantSerenity: Victor Ray, better known as "The Rain", is able to keep his emotions in check and can execute his mission with utmost efficiency. One time he was able to give off a lecture about the origins of The Trust '''IN THE MIDDLE OF A GUNFIGHT''' in the middle of a gunfight without even breaking a sweat.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Cole ''Burns'' dies by ''burning'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by means of his own lighter]] lighter dropped into a pool of oil]].



* DirtyOldMan: Sigmar Rhone, head of the House of Rhone, is married to a beautiful woman who looks at ''least'' half his age, and regularly cheats on her with beautiful women. He's slept with at least two other female trusts heads as well.

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* DirtyOldMan: DirtyOldMan:
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Sigmar Rhone, head of the House of Rhone, is married to a beautiful woman who looks at ''least'' half his age, and regularly cheats on her with beautiful women. He's slept with at least two other female trusts heads as well.



* DramaticIrony: The deaths of [[spoiler:the Rome Brothers. Ronnie was on his way to the hospital to see Remi, who was there recovering from both hands being amputated. Remi believed that their mother had died of a heart attack, which he never got the chance to learn was just "the agita." Ronnie, knowing their mother was okay, was likely going to use the information to comfort Remi and maybe try to give him a reason to live. But Ronnie got in a car accident on the way, and was brought to the very same hospital Remi was in. As Ronnie was being wheeled inside on a gurney, likely a quadriplegic, Remi jumped off the top of the building. Ronnie's eyes open in shock as he sees his brother about to hit the pavement.]]

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* DramaticIrony: DisporportionateRetribution: Loop crushes Night Train's larynx for stealing his apple.
* DramaticIrony:
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The deaths of [[spoiler:the Rome Brothers. Ronnie was on his way to the hospital to see Remi, who was there recovering from both hands being amputated. Remi believed that their mother had died of a heart attack, which he never got the chance to learn was just "the agita." Ronnie, knowing their mother was okay, was likely going to use the information to comfort Remi and maybe try to give him a reason to live. But Ronnie got in a car accident on the way, and was brought to the very same hospital Remi was in. As Ronnie was being wheeled inside on a gurney, likely a quadriplegic, Remi jumped off the top of the building. Ronnie's eyes open in shock as he sees his brother about to hit the pavement.]]]]
* TheDreaded: While all of the Minutemen are dreaded a few inspire particular fear:
** Lono for being AxeCrazy
** Graves reminds Jack that he's called "the Monster" for a reason.
** Milo was considered the cruelest member in his day.



* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Jack and Crete in the finale, at the hands (or rather, jaws) of Augustus's alligator pool. It speaks to both men's SuperToughness that this is what it took to put them down]].

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* DropDeadGorgeous: [[spoiler:Echo is killed naked and mid-coitus with Jack. Joan Darcy is shown post-mortem, apparently strangled by Burns, half-naked]].
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Jack and Crete in the finale, at the hands (or rather, jaws) of are apparently eaten by Augustus's alligator pool. It speaks to both men's SuperToughness that this is what it took to put them down]].alligators, though it's never officially confirmed]].



** [[spoiler: Subverted with Augustus Medici. He certainly seems to care about Benito for most of the story, but when put into a position where he has to sacrifice either Benito or his power, he [[OffingTheOffspring chooses Benito]] without hesitation]].

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** [[spoiler: Subverted with Augustus Medici. He certainly seems to care about Benito for most of the story, but when put into a position where he has to sacrifice either Benito or his power, he [[OffingTheOffspring chooses Benito]] Benito without hesitation]].



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Augustus's [[JustOneLittleMistake one little mistake]]: not counting on Graves having [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]. There are apparently lines even Minutemen won't cross, and the cold-blooded murder of your own child is one of them]].

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Augustus's [[JustOneLittleMistake one little mistake]]: mistake: not counting on Graves having [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]].standards. There are apparently lines even Minutemen won't cross, and the cold-blooded murder of your own child is one of them]].



* FemmeFatale:
** Megan Dietrich, one of the biggest power players in the series, flaunts her sexuality constantly.
** Echo Memoria seduces and discards people as it suits her.



* FemmeFatale: Megan Dietrich and Echo Memoria.



** Granted, Milo is a [[spoiler: former Minuteman; one whose pugilistic prowess was highly regarded even by Lono.]]



* HateSink: The majority of the characters would be [[EvilVersusEvil villains in any other story]], but of the main cast the one that fits this trope best is Remi Rome. He's the last of the Minutemen introduced and has the least panel-time of any of them apart from Milo, who dies after one arc, but he spends most of it being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]], [[HairTriggerTemper short-fused]] [[PsychopathicManchild little sociopath]] [[spoiler: who has no problem killing children and his own allies]]. The nicest things you can say about the guy are that [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he loves his family]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards hates pedophiles]]. Even less likable are Anwar Madrid, the Trust's resident [[DirtyCoward craven coward]], and {{Arc Villain}}s Nino Rego and Leon.

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* HateSink: The majority of the characters would be [[EvilVersusEvil villains in any other story]], but of the main cast the one HardWorkHardlyWorks: We're told that fits this trope best is Remi Rome. He's the last of the Minutemen introduced Loop and has the least panel-time of any of Dizzy have been "trained" by Lono and Shepherd, respectively, off page, immediately turning them apart from Milo, who dies after one arc, but he spends most of it being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]], [[HairTriggerTemper short-fused]] [[PsychopathicManchild little sociopath]] [[spoiler: who has no problem killing children and his own allies]]. The nicest things you can say about the guy are that [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he loves his family]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards hates pedophiles]]. Even less likable are Anwar Madrid, the Trust's resident [[DirtyCoward craven coward]], and {{Arc Villain}}s Nino Rego and Leon.into badasses.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Special nod to Wylie Times and Victor Ray. Wiley is the most moral of the Minutemen while Victor attempts to 'atone' for any dirty killings he commits by killing the guilty and rescuing victims in his spare time.
* HufflepuffHouse: With thirteen houses in the trust, it's only natural that some get less page time than others. [[spoiler:One house head, Constance Von Hagen, went unnamed until the issue in which she died, and even then it was only her first name. Her surname was up to speculation until WordOfGod confirmed it.]]

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* HitmanWithAHeart: Special nod to Wylie Times and Victor Ray. Wiley is the most moral of the Minutemen Minutemen, while Victor attempts to 'atone' for any dirty killings he commits by killing the guilty and rescuing victims in his spare time.
time. Milo also atones for his violent past by refusing to return to it [[spoiler:and committing suicide by Lono]].
* HufflepuffHouse: With thirteen houses in the trust, it's only natural that some get less page time than others. [[spoiler:One house head, Constance Von Hagen, went unnamed until the issue in which she died, and even then it was only her first name. Her surname was up to speculation until WordOfGod Word Of God confirmed it.]]



* ICannotSelfTerminate: In the series' very last scene, [[spoiler: Graves allows Dizzy to kill him, both to do her duty as a Minuteman (since Graves just killed Augustus Medici, the last Trust head) and to ensure the ViciousCycle of the Trust ends for good with his death]].

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* ICannotSelfTerminate: In the series' very last scene, [[spoiler: Graves allows seems about to allow Dizzy to kill him, both to do her duty as a Minuteman (since Graves just killed Augustus Medici, the last Trust head) and to ensure the ViciousCycle Vicious Cycle of the Trust ends for good with his death]].



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Best exemplified by Wylie Times, "The Point Man"; every shot he fires has a destination and will hit its mark. However points also go to Victor Ray for purposefully shooting someone ABOVE the heart.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Best exemplified by Wylie Times, "The Point Man"; every shot he fires has a destination and will hit its mark. However points also go to Victor Ray for purposefully shooting someone ABOVE ''above'' the heart.



* ItAmusedMe: As the series goes on, it gradually becomes clear that at least part of Agent Graves' motivations for his "game" boil down to this. Though some of the attaché recipients are {{unwitting pawn}}s given the opportunity to knock off Graves' enemies, and others are former Minutemen [[LaserGuidedAmnesia waiting to be reactivated]], many more of them are just ordinary people with no relevance to him whatsoever. On some level, Graves is just a sociopath who enjoys testing people [[WhatYouAreInTheDark to see if they can be tempted to commit murder if there are no consequences]].
** As we learn in issue #8 ("Day, Hour, Minute...Man"), Graves still likes to test people even when he's not handing out attachés. In that issue, he leaves a $50 bill on the floor at a café to see if his waitress will pick it up when she thinks he's not looking, and then "lets it slip" to her that Lono has two million dollars in his briefcase to see if she'll try to rob him. [[spoiler: She does, and Lono later brutally rapes her after getting his money back, leaving her with a hefty case of PTSD]].

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* ItAmusedMe: As the series goes on, it gradually becomes clear that at least part of Agent Graves' motivations for his "game" boil down to this. Though some of the attaché recipients are {{unwitting pawn}}s given the opportunity to knock off Graves' enemies, and others are former Minutemen [[LaserGuidedAmnesia waiting to be reactivated]], many more of them are just ordinary people with no relevance to him whatsoever. On some level, Graves is just a sociopath who enjoys testing people [[WhatYouAreInTheDark to see if they can be tempted to commit murder if there are no consequences]].
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consequences]]. As we learn in issue #8 ("Day, Hour, Minute...Man"), Graves still likes to test people even when he's not handing out attachés. In that issue, he leaves a $50 bill on the floor at a café caf&eacute to see if his waitress will pick it up when she thinks he's not looking, and then "lets it slip" to her that Lono has two $2 million dollars in his briefcase to see if she'll try to rob him. [[spoiler: She does, and Lono later brutally rapes her after getting his money back, leaving her with a hefty case of PTSD]].



** [[spoiler: WordOfGod has indicated that Lono did, in fact, survive his ambiguous NeverFoundTheBody fate at the end of the series. The upcoming "Brother Lono" miniseries will trace his post-Minutemen life.]]
** Leon the drug kingpin who figures in a subplot near the end of the story is never shown being punished either, nor is the [[FourEyesZeroSoul sinister bespectacled gentleman]] seen at the end of volume 10 who is implied to be a SerialKiller.

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** [[spoiler: WordOfGod Word Of God has indicated that Lono did, in fact, survive his ambiguous NeverFoundTheBody Never Found The Body fate at the end of the series. The upcoming "Brother Lono" miniseries will trace his post-Minutemen life.]]
** Leon the drug kingpin who figures in a subplot near the end of the story is never shown being punished either, nor is the [[FourEyesZeroSoul sinister bespectacled gentleman]] gentleman seen at the end of volume 10 who is implied to be a SerialKiller.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Normally shooting a naked unarmed woman does little to endear the character to the audience. [[spoiler: Though given that it's Echo Memoria we're talking about...]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: KickTheSonOfABitch:
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Normally shooting a naked unarmed woman does little to endear the character to the audience. [[spoiler: Though given that it's Echo Memoria we're talking about...]]



* MafiaPrincess: Subverted twice by Benito Medici - he is a Mob Prince and is well aware of his Father's activities, though he chooses to distance himself.

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* MafiaPrincess: MafiaPrincess:
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Subverted twice by Benito Medici - he is a Mob Prince and is well aware of his Father's activities, though he chooses to distance himself.



* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Toward the end of the series it's revealed that the mastermind behind Graves' briefcase scheme is Abe Rothstein. And Abe Rothstein is [[spoiler: a short, fat arms dealer living in a dingy basement who dies in less than an issue. That said, he's apparently [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections a very well-connected guy]]]].

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* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Toward the end of the series it's revealed that the mastermind behind Graves' briefcase scheme is Abe Rothstein. And Abe Rothstein is [[spoiler: a short, fat arms dealer living in a dingy basement who dies in less than an issue. That said, he's apparently [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections a very well-connected guy]]]].guy]].



* MeaningfulName:
** Agent Graves is no stranger to getting people killed while Agent Shepherd guides and nurtures Dizzy. There's also [[strike:Romulus and Remus]] Ronnie and Remi Rome.

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* MeaningfulName:
MeaningfulName: Many overlap with PunnyName.
** Agent Philip "Phil" Graves (as in "fill graves") is no stranger to getting people killed while killed.
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Agent Shepherd guides and nurtures Dizzy. There's also [[strike:Romulus and Remus]] Dizzy.
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Ronnie and Remi Rome.Rome are a reference to Romulus and Remus.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Wylie shoots trumpet player [[strike:Gabe]] Martin after he loses his jaw in a bear trap. Martin's only joy in life was playing blues and he lacks the will to kill himself.]]
* MrExposition: Branch - Whenever he's being featured expect A LOT of background information.

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** Will Slaughter. He certainly will, for the right price. Lampshaded by one of his victims.
** Echo Memoria's first name references the innocent and beautiful nymph of Greek mythology, relating to how he portrays herself. Her full name is also a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echoic_memory echoic memory]].
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Wylie shoots trumpet player [[strike:Gabe]] Martin after he loses his jaw in a bear trap. Martin's only joy in life was playing blues and he lacks the will to kill himself.]]
* MrExposition: Branch - Whenever he's being featured featured, expect A LOT a lot of background information.



* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Lono, in the final issue.]]
** [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that he survived. The upcoming miniseries ''Brother Lono'' will follow his post-Minutemen life.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: NeverFoundTheBody:
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[[spoiler:Lono, in the final issue.]]
** [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that he survived.
issue. The upcoming miniseries ''Brother Lono'' will follow his post-Minutemen life.]]confirms that he survived]].
** We never see [[spoiler:Jack or Crete actually consumed by the alligators]], though it's strongly implied that they were.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In ''Hang Up On The Hang Low''.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In ''Hang "Hang Up On The Hang Low''.Low."



* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: The final ace up Augustus's sleeve: resign the seat of House Medici in favor of Benito, then have Benito killed, assuredly resulting in an EvilPowerVacuum that would annihilate the entirety of the cast except him. He gets it, too - though [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he didn't count on becoming a casualty himself]].]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: The final ace up Augustus's sleeve: resign the seat of House Medici in favor of Benito, then have Benito killed, assuredly resulting in an EvilPowerVacuum Evil Power Vacuum that would annihilate the entirety of the cast except him. He gets it, too - though [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he didn't count on becoming a casualty himself]].]]



* OnlyAFleshWound: Cole Burns was shot in the arm but it did not faze him. Later he fished the bullet out in the shower.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: OnlyAFleshWound:
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Cole Burns was shot in the arm but it did not faze him. Later he fished the bullet out in the shower.shower.
** Lono's many serious injuries rarely seem to slow him down.



* ParentalSubstitute: The Minutemen were all like Joseph Shepherd's children and all of them speak of him with reverence. Special points to Wylie Times who was the closest of the group to Shepherd. Shepherd also had the distinct honor of being one of exactly two people on the face of the planet [[TheSociopath Lono the Dog]] genuinely likes, though we never learn what his relationship with Remi Rome was like [[spoiler: as Shepherd dies prior to Remi's reactivation]].

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* ParentalSubstitute: The Minutemen were all like Joseph Shepherd's children children, and all of them speak of him with reverence. Special points to Wylie Times Times, who was the closest of the group to Shepherd. Shepherd also had the distinct honor of being one of exactly two people on the face of the planet [[TheSociopath Lono the Dog]] genuinely likes, though we never learn what his relationship with Remi Rome was like [[spoiler: as Shepherd dies prior to Remi's reactivation]].



* ThePerfectCrime: Shepherd was recruited into the Minutemen because he managed to pull off one of these ([[spoiler: the murder of the homophobe who beat his partner into a coma]]) ''without'' their help. Even they aren't sure how he did it, and they never get an answer.

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* ThePerfectCrime: Shepherd was recruited into the Minutemen because he managed to pull off one of these ([[spoiler: the (the murder of the homophobe who beat his partner into a coma]]) coma) ''without'' their help. Even they aren't sure how he did it, and they never get an answer.



** Lono is a monster who commits savage acts of murder, torture and even rape throughout the series, yet he is clearly distraught when he learns that [[spoiler: he unknowingly killed Milo, his best friend among the Minutemen.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As the finale marches on, [[spoiler: Graves names Dizzy as his successor following the machinations that have seen him removed as Agent of the Minutemen to the Trust; Megan first challenges this on the grounds that Dizzy's a woman, and then is blatantly about to call her a 'spic' before she's cut off]].

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** Lono is a monster who commits savage acts of murder, torture and even rape throughout the series, yet he is clearly distraught when he learns that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he unknowingly killed Milo, his best friend among the Minutemen.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As the finale marches on, [[spoiler: Graves names Dizzy as his successor following the machinations that have seen him removed as Agent of the Minutemen to the Trust; Megan first challenges this on the grounds that Dizzy's a woman, and then is blatantly about to call her a 'spic' "spic" before she's cut off]].



* PunnyName: Agent Graves's first name is Phillip, as in Fill up Graves. Then there's Cole Burns ('Coal burns'), Jack Daw ('Jackdaw'), Victor Ray ('Victory'), and Echo Memoria ('Echoic Memory').

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* PunnyName: Agent Graves's first name is Phillip, as in Fill up Graves. Then there's Phillip Graves (fill graves), Will Slaughter (yes, he will!), Cole Burns ('Coal burns'), (coal burns), Jack Daw ('Jackdaw'), (jackdaw), Victor Ray ('Victory'), (victory), and Echo Memoria ('Echoic Memory').(echoic memory).
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Lono is the only Minuteman to rape anyone, establishing him as a villain among a cast of villains.



* RuggedScar:
** Jack intentionally allows himself to be mauled by a tiger, giving him a tiger-claw scar on his forearm.
** Remi gets a slash across each eye in a knife fight. He asserts that they make him look cool.
** When Milo finally takes his bandages off, his face has a number of scars that a woman tells him don't look that bad and kind of make him look cool.
** Augustus Medici, though a NonActionGuy, has a scar across his top lip that goes unexplained but helps establish him as a manly, well-traveled man.
** Augustus tells Megan not to cover the bullet scar on her cleavage and instead wear it as the badge of a survivor.



* ShoutOut: The Minutemen are a gang of seven badass career criminals dressed in identical black suits and ties, who disband suddenly when they're involved in a crime gone wrong. [[Film/ReservoirDogs Sounds familiar.]]



* WaifFu: Lono has a hard time taking Dizzy down, in spite of her being about half his size.



* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: Crete to Jack in the final issue. Like the TropeNamer, neither makes it out alive]].

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* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: Crete to Jack in the final issue. Like the TropeNamer, Trope Namer, neither makes it out alive]].
31st Jan '17 8:38:52 PM MelancholicMonkey
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** [[spoiler: The disappearance of the Roanoke Colony]] was actually a mass murder orchestrated by the Trust.

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** [[spoiler: The disappearance of the Roanoke Colony]] was actually a mass murder orchestrated by the Trust.Trust after the British Crown refused their demands.



* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie:



** [[spoiler: With a few exceptions, nearly EVERYONE dies.]]



* BadassGay: Shepherd, who served in the Marines during the Vietnam War and was recruited into the Minutemen for successfully covering up killing the man who beat his lover into a coma. He proved to be one of the best Minutemen in his prime and he helped train most (if not all) of the current Minutemen.



* DeathSeeker: Jack Daw, the largest and toughest of the Minutemen, is utterly married to his self-destructive nature and openly admits he wants to die during the Atlantic City job.

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* DeathSeeker: Jack Daw, the largest and toughest of the Minutemen, is utterly married to his self-destructive nature and openly admits he wants to die during the Atlantic City job. Cruelly, when given the attache by Graves, he finds that the picture of the person who evidently ruined his life [[spoiler: is himself]].



* PetTheDog: Many of the villains of the series can come off as irredeemable monsters, but some of them have their moments.
** Lono is a monster who commits savage acts of murder, torture and even rape throughout the series, yet he is clearly distraught when he learns that [[spoiler: he unknowingly killed Milo, his best friend among the Minutemen.]]



* SpicyLatina: To an extent, this is true of Dizzy. She's not sexually promiscuous but she does have something of a temper and is a ''very'' attractive woman.



* VitriolicBestBuds: The Minutemen who are genuinely friends tend to be like this. Wylie and Cole seemed to snark at one another quite a bit.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: The Minutemen who are genuinely friends tend to be like this. Wylie and Cole seemed to snark at one another quite a bit. This was likely true of Milo and Lono as well given their personalities.
18th Jan '17 8:22:12 AM RingSlinger
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The initial volumes of ''100 Bullets'' center around the ShadesOfConflict Graves' offer yields for the person he approaches; the main conflict is over whether they should indeed commit a murder they know they can get away with in order to obtain a sense of closure. Graves does not judge anyone he approaches for their decision, but simply makes the offer and lets the person choose as they wish. Sometimes these characters will come back, while others have a very minor impact on the overall story.

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The initial volumes of ''100 Bullets'' center revolve around the ShadesOfConflict Graves' offer yields for the person he approaches; the main conflict is over whether they should indeed commit a murder they know they can get away with in order to obtain a sense of closure. Graves does not judge anyone he approaches for their decision, but simply makes the offer and lets the person choose as they wish. Sometimes these characters will come back, while others have a very minor impact on the overall story.
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