History FistOfTheNorthStar / TropesAToH

28th Feb '16 3:56:40 PM desslok
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Mad props have to be given to Falco, who was SO badass that he kung-fued off his own leg to convince Raoh to spare his village. And then calmly stood there and talked about it with Raoh for several minuets.
27th Feb '16 1:31:09 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BringMyBrownPants: In the first chapter, after seeing Kenshiro fighting for first time -and making his adversaries' body explode-, Bat pisses himself.
26th Feb '16 1:38:34 AM Schitzo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*CombatBreakdown: Enforced and commented on in [[spoiler: Raoh's final battle with Kenshiro]]. Since both have [[spoiler: mastered Musou Tensei]], the use of all orthodox [[spoiler:Hokuto Shinken]] techniques have become useless gestures. Because they're evenly matched, there's nothing left to do but to slugfest it out like infants.
14th Feb '16 10:59:09 PM ergeis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheArtifact: The soundtrack has Golan which was used for God's Army. It's still used despite the fact that they don't exist anymore.
6th Feb '16 9:32:17 AM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AbnormalAmmo: Guns are relatively common in the wasteland, but apparently making ''bullets'' is a lost art. Guns tend to shoot knives or other weird projectiles instead.
3rd Jan '16 12:35:25 AM KenKevinStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In Hokuto no Ken for Sega Master System (Black Belt in the West), Souther's weak point moves around with every hit the player lands on him to account for his Dextrocardia.
2nd Jan '16 11:42:10 PM KenKevinStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Hokuto no Ken'' is officially translated as ''Fist of the North Star'' in English when it really should be "Fist of the Big Dipper". This is an artifact from when Viz translated the manga in 1989. Instead of explaining what the names Hokuto and Nanto meant (the Northern and Southern Dippers, two Chinese constellations roughly corresponding with the Great Bear and Saggitarius), they changed the names of the two main martial art schools to North Star and Southern Cross respectively. The North Star is still somewhat related to the Great Bear, as the Big Dipper is used to locate it, but Southern Cross barely has anything to with Nanto other than the fact that it happens to be the name of Shin's city. Later translations stick to the styles' original names, but the English title is pretty stuck as ''Fist of the North Star'' for recognition. Toei originally proposed the name ''Ken the Great Bear Fist'' and almost used that title for the NES game until they went with Viz's chosen title.

to:

* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Hokuto no Ken'' is officially translated as ''Fist of the North Star'' in English when it really should be "Fist of the Big Dipper". This is an artifact from when Viz translated the manga in 1989. Instead of explaining what the names Hokuto and Nanto meant (the Northern and Southern Dippers, two Chinese constellations roughly corresponding with the Great Bear and Saggitarius), they changed the names of the two main martial art schools to North Star and Southern Cross respectively. The North Star is still somewhat related to the Great Bear, as the Big Dipper is used to locate it, but Southern Cross barely has anything to with Nanto other than the fact that it happens to be the name of Shin's city. Later translations stick to the styles' original names, but the English title is pretty stuck as remains ''Fist of the North Star'' for recognition. Toei originally proposed the name ''Ken the Great Bear Fist'' and almost used that title for the NES game until they went with Viz's chosen title.
2nd Jan '16 11:40:56 PM KenKevinStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Hokuto no Ken'' is officially translated as ''Fist of the North Star'' in English when it really should be "Fist of the Big Dipper". This is an artifact from when Viz translated the manga in 1989. Instead of explaining what the names Hokuto and Nanto meant (the Northern and Southern Dippers, two Chinese constellations roughly corresponding with the Great Bear and Saggitarius), they changed the names of the two main martial art schools to North Star and Southern Cross respectively. The North Star is still somewhat related to the Great Bear, as the Big Dipper is used to locate it, but Southern Cross barely has anything to with Nanto other than the fact that it happens to be the name of Shin's city. Later translations stick to the styles' original names, but the English title is prety stuck as ''Fist of the North Star'' for recognizability purposes. Toei originally proposed the name ''Ken the Great Bear Fist'' and almost used that title for the NES game until they went with Viz's chosen title.

to:

* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Hokuto no Ken'' is officially translated as ''Fist of the North Star'' in English when it really should be "Fist of the Big Dipper". This is an artifact from when Viz translated the manga in 1989. Instead of explaining what the names Hokuto and Nanto meant (the Northern and Southern Dippers, two Chinese constellations roughly corresponding with the Great Bear and Saggitarius), they changed the names of the two main martial art schools to North Star and Southern Cross respectively. The North Star is still somewhat related to the Great Bear, as the Big Dipper is used to locate it, but Southern Cross barely has anything to with Nanto other than the fact that it happens to be the name of Shin's city. Later translations stick to the styles' original names, but the English title is prety pretty stuck as ''Fist of the North Star'' for recognizability purposes.recognition. Toei originally proposed the name ''Ken the Great Bear Fist'' and almost used that title for the NES game until they went with Viz's chosen title.
2nd Jan '16 11:31:58 PM KenKevinStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Rei's "KISHAO!" upon successfully slicing an opponent using his techniques, immediately before said opponent explodes or falls into pieces.

to:

* ** Rei's "KISHAO!" upon successfully slicing an opponent using his techniques, immediately before said opponent explodes or falls into pieces.
2nd Jan '16 10:40:04 PM KenKevinStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the 1986 film, red blood is present throughout.

to:

** In the 1986 film, red blood is present throughout. And plenty of gore and entrails to go with it.
This list shows the last 10 events of 123. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=FistOfTheNorthStar.TropesAToH