History Comicbook / Ronin

24th Jan '17 9:10:08 PM Willbyr
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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 itself, within the sword. The story then cuts to a near-future dystopic New York, a now lawless wasteland.

What is left of civilized New York lives inside of a massive complex called Aquarius, which is owned by the ominous Aquarius Corporation and run by three people: Peter [=McKenna=], a scientist who invented biocircuitry, Casey [=McKenna=], the head of security who is also Peter's wife, and Mr. Taggart, the corporate head of Aquarius. The city is powered by Virgo, a sentient computer who is gaining more and more control over Aquarius. Finally, we are introduced to young Billy Chalis, an autistic man with no limbs who seems to have telekinetic powers. Unlocking the key to his powers may provide a brighter future for Aquarius and civilization as a whole, according to Peter and Virgo.

Meanwhile, by unknown means, the ancient Japanese sword is discovered, releasing Agat and the Ronin. They continue their blood feud throughout Aquarius and across the wastelands of New York. Casey looks into the matter, eventually discovering the truth behind it all.

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The plot of the story follows begins with a Samurai a samurai who is charged with defending his master, Ozaki. His master Ozaki. However, Ozaki is assassinated in the night by a demon however, in revenge for stealing the sword of the demon's master: master, Agat. The Ozaki's spirit of the master grants the now {{Ronin}} now-''ronin'' the sword, the only tool capable of slaying the demon lord it had been stolen from. The {{Ronin}} ''ronin'' then goes on a journey to slay the demon, who on his dying breath curses him to the same eternal prison as itself, within the sword. sword.

The story then cuts to a near-future dystopic New York, a now lawless wasteland.

wasteland. What is left of civilized New York lives inside of a massive complex called Aquarius, which is owned by the ominous Aquarius Corporation and run by three people: Peter [=McKenna=], a scientist who invented biocircuitry, biocircuitry; Casey [=McKenna=], the head of security who is also Peter's wife, wife; and Mr. Taggart, the corporate head of Aquarius. The city is powered by Virgo, a sentient computer who is gaining more and more control over Aquarius. Finally, we are introduced to young Billy Chalis, an autistic man with no limbs who seems to have telekinetic powers. Unlocking the key to his powers may provide a brighter future for Aquarius and civilization as a whole, according to Peter and Virgo.

Meanwhile, by unknown means, the ancient Japanese sword is discovered, releasing Agat and the Ronin.''ronin''. They continue their blood feud throughout Aquarius and across the wastelands of New York. Casey looks into the matter, eventually discovering the truth behind it all.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Peter]] after being turned into a half-man, half-machine by Virgo.

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Peter]] [[spoiler:Peter]] after being turned into a half-man, half-machine by Virgo.



* DecoyProtagonist: The story plays with it a bit [[spoiler: as Billy seemingly dies towards the end and Casey is essentially the hero of the story anyway]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: The story plays with it a bit [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as Billy seemingly dies towards the end and Casey is essentially the hero of the story anyway]].



* DiscOneFinalBoss: It's apparent fairly early on that Agat isn't going to be the main villain of the story and that Virgo is the BigBad. [[spoiler: One could even argue that Billy was the final villain.]]

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: It's apparent fairly early on that Agat isn't going to be the main villain of the story and that Virgo is the BigBad. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One could even argue that Billy was the final villain.]]



* 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.]]]]

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: Virgo [[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 committed {{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.]]]]



* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy is ultimately just a minor character who is trying to be a hero.]]

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* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Billy [[spoiler:Billy is ultimately just a minor character who is trying to be a hero.]]



* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: [[spoiler: Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler: Billy's feelings for Casey.]]

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* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: [[spoiler: Billy [[spoiler:Billy is turned into Ronin by Virgo.]]
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler: Billy's [[spoiler:Billy's feelings for Casey.]]



* NoNameGiven: Ronin [[spoiler: Although the reader doesn't know he's actually Billy Challas until towards the end, the Ronin "character" is never given a name.]]

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* NoNameGiven: Ronin [[spoiler: Although the reader doesn't know he's actually Billy Challas until towards the end, end]], the Ronin "character" is never given a name.]]



* 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.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ronin, [[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.]]



* 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: WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack has more than a passing resemblance to this comic.
* SupportingProtagonist: One could easily argue that Casey fits this trope. Much of the action revolves around her. [[spoiler: Billy too, considering he's little more than a background character until the revelation at the end that he was the main character the whole time.]]

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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: WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has more than a passing resemblance to this comic.
* SupportingProtagonist: One could easily argue that Casey fits this trope. Much of the action revolves around her. [[spoiler: Billy [[spoiler:Billy too, considering he's little more than a background character until the revelation at the end that he was the main character the whole time.]]


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24th Jan '17 9:02:34 PM Willbyr
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''Ronin'' is a comic book limited series published by Creator/DCComics. The series was written and drawn by Creator/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 Creator/DCComics. The series was written and drawn by Creator/FrankMiller with water colors by Lynn Varley. The series publication running ran between 1983 and 1984 with a total of six volumes.
24th Jan '17 8:46:03 PM Willbyr
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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 Manga/{{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 ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' to Manga/{{Akira}}.''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
17th Oct '16 5:10:37 PM nombretomado
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''Ronin'' is a comic book limited series published by 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.

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''Ronin'' is a comic book limited series published by Creator/DCComics. The series was written and drawn by FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller with water colors by Lynn Varley. The series publication running between 1983 and 1984 with a total of six volumes.
20th Aug '16 9:42:11 AM Tre
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[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=117709 Soon to be a miniseries]] on SyFy.

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[[http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=117709 Soon to be a miniseries]] on SyFy.
Creator/{{Syfy}}.
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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