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25th Jul '16 5:57:55 PM Sushi
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** The 2011 remake though eventually manages to become even darker than the original adaptation with its adaptation of the Chimera Ant arc.


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** And then comes along the darkest arc in the entire story (and arguably the darkest story arc in the history of Shōnen jump manga), the Chimera Ant arc. Featuring themes of genocide, existentialism, and human morality.
5th Jul '16 9:23:44 PM Josef5678
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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', a manga spinoff of ''Pokémon'''s video game series, has fights to the death for everyone, humans included.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', a manga spinoff of ''Pokémon'''s video game series, has fights to the death for everyone, humans included.



** The anime has been gradually doing this. While Johto actually seemed somewhat LighterAndSofter than Indigo, and the Advanced Generation wasn't much darker, it really began to darken in the Diamond & Pearl series, thanks to the cold-blooded evil plans of Team Galactic, the psychopathic Pokémon Hunter J who felt no qualms about hurting Pokémon and selling them, and Ash's rival Paul, who was borderline abusive towards Pokémon who didn't meet his high battling standards. Best Wishes got even darker, with Team Rocket taking a level in Badass (though it was reversed at the end) and dealing with Team Plasma. And now there is the XY series, with Team Flare's plan to essentially kill everyone else in the world underway. This has become especially apparent in the XY&Z season, with an overarching storyline dedicated to this, as well as the subplot of Ash-Greninja, where Ash attempts to master this new form of synchronization that is almost like Mega Evolution, and the angst he begins to feel when he can't master it (though this has since been resolved).

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** [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} The anime anime]] has been gradually doing this. While Johto actually seemed somewhat LighterAndSofter than Indigo, and the Advanced Generation wasn't much darker, it really began to darken in the Diamond & Pearl series, thanks to the cold-blooded evil plans of Team Galactic, the psychopathic Pokémon Hunter J who felt no qualms about hurting Pokémon and selling them, and Ash's rival Paul, who was borderline abusive towards Pokémon who didn't meet his high battling standards. Best Wishes got even darker, with Team Rocket taking a level in Badass (though it was reversed at the end) and dealing with Team Plasma. And now there is the XY series, with Team Flare's plan to essentially kill everyone else in the world underway. This has become especially apparent in the XY&Z season, with an overarching storyline dedicated to this, as well as the subplot of Ash-Greninja, where Ash attempts to master this new form of synchronization that is almost like Mega Evolution, and the angst he begins to feel when he can't master it (though this has since been resolved).
5th Jul '16 9:19:31 PM brb1006
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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very lighthearted, the fifth volume contains more serious stories with tons of drama from the main protagonist, such as getting her dreams brutally crushed to a forest fire where Clover decides to [[spoiler: sacrifice her life.]]

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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very lighthearted, [[SliceOfLife lighthearted]], the fifth volume contains [[DramaBomb more serious serious]] stories with tons of drama from the [[BreakTheCutie main protagonist, protagonist]], such as [[DramaBombFinale getting her dreams brutally crushed by Rambler to a forest fire fire]] where Clover decides to [[spoiler: sacrifice her life.life to save the forest.]] She gets better though. However most of the stories in the final volume start [[ToneShift becoming more serious and ditches the cute and cheerful tone most of the time.]]
5th Jul '16 6:28:30 PM dpisel01
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** The anime has been gradually doing this. While Johto actually seemed somewhat LighterAndSofter than Indigo, and the Advanced Generation wasn't much darker, it really began to darken in the Diamond & Pearl series, thanks to the cold-blooded evil plans of Team Galactic, the psychopathic Pokémon Hunter J who felt no qualms about hurting Pokémon and selling them, and Ash's rival Paul, who was borderline abusive towards Pokémon who didn't meet his high battling standards. Best Wishes got even darker, with Team Rocket taking a level in Badass (though it was reversed at the end) and dealing with Team Plasma. And now there is the XY series, with Team Flare's plan to essentially kill everyone else in the world underway. This has become especially apparent in the XY&Z season, with an overarching storyline dedicated to this, as well as the subplot of Ash-Greninja, where Ash attempts to master this new form of synchronization that is almost like Mega Evolution, and the angst he begins to feel when he can't master it (though this has since been resolved).
4th Jul '16 11:58:05 AM Josef5678
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** It's among the darkest of [[YoshihiroTogashi Yoshiro Togashi's]] Creator/{{Yoshihiro Togashi}}'s works.

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** It's among the darkest of [[YoshihiroTogashi Yoshiro Togashi's]] Creator/{{Yoshihiro Togashi}}'s works.
4th Jul '16 12:13:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuden/Part II'' has been increasingly darker than the original series. The main character, Naruto, [[spoiler:loses the closest thing he has to a father, [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]], his village is nuked, his mother figure Tsunade is knocked into a coma,]] he is put into a BreakingSpeech by Pain which he couldn't retort to... [[spoiler:even though he managed to get Pain to bring everyone back to life that he killed that day, the Village is still a [[DoomedHomeTown crater]], Tsunade is still in a coma, and Danzo nearly became Hokage.]] THEN we get to Sasuke, his former rival and best friend who had [[spoiler:joined Akatsuki and attacked Killer Bee, and then attacked the Kage Summit.]] Learning how far his best friend had fallen caused him to have a HeroicBSOD and fall into an AngstComa. Shippuden/II has more death, destruction, horrors, and Orochimaru-and later [[spoiler:[[BigBad Obito]]]] creepiness to show it's much darker and edgier than Part I.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuden/Part II'' has been increasingly darker than the original series. The main character, Naruto, [[spoiler:loses the closest thing he has to a father, [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]], Jiraiya, his village is nuked, his mother figure Tsunade is knocked into a coma,]] he is put into a BreakingSpeech by Pain which he couldn't retort to... [[spoiler:even though he managed to get Pain to bring everyone back to life that he killed that day, the Village is still a [[DoomedHomeTown crater]], Tsunade is still in a coma, and Danzo nearly became Hokage.]] THEN we get to Sasuke, his former rival and best friend who had [[spoiler:joined Akatsuki and attacked Killer Bee, and then attacked the Kage Summit.]] Learning how far his best friend had fallen caused him to have a HeroicBSOD and fall into an AngstComa. Shippuden/II has more death, destruction, horrors, and Orochimaru-and later [[spoiler:[[BigBad Obito]]]] creepiness to show it's much darker and edgier than Part I.
3rd Jul '16 9:10:39 AM Josef5678
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** It's arguably the darkest of [[YoshihiroTogashi Yoshiro Togashi's]] Creator/{{Yoshihiro Togashi}}'s works.

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** It's arguably among the darkest of [[YoshihiroTogashi Yoshiro Togashi's]] Creator/{{Yoshihiro Togashi}}'s works.
2nd Jul '16 10:38:38 PM brb1006
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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very lighthearted, the fifth volume contains more serious stories with tons of drama from the main protagonist, such as getting her dreams brutally crushed to a forest fire where Clover decides to sacrifice her life.

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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very lighthearted, the fifth volume contains more serious stories with tons of drama from the main protagonist, such as getting her dreams brutally crushed to a forest fire where Clover decides to [[spoiler: sacrifice her life.]]
2nd Jul '16 10:31:44 PM Xteme19
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** It's arguably the darkest of [[YoshihiroTogashi Yoshiro Togashi's]] Creator/{{Yoshihiro Togashi}}'s works.
25th Jun '16 12:20:22 PM Xavon
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** And the Arc starting with [[spoiler:Chapter 439]] might dwarves all of the above combined, time will tell.

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** And the Arc starting with [[spoiler:Chapter 439]] might dwarves dwarf all of the above combined, time will tell.
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