History FistOfTheNorthStar / TropesAToH

28th Aug '17 11:50:40 AM Berrenta
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: The Arcade Fighter by ArcSystemWorks is full of {{Call Back}}s to the original series, specific quotes with some match-ups and FATAL K.O are prone to this:
** The requisite to pull off a Fatal K.O in the first place. Depleting the seven stars meter below the victim's lifebar forms a small star next to it, forming the Star of Death. In the series, anyone who saw it was usually fated to die within a year.
** Kenshiro's ''Hokuto Zankai Ken'' does not work on Thouzer. They even quote the scene word for word, complete with Thouzer counting down for kicks, laughing and Ken wondering what's going on.
** Rei has three variations of his ''Hishou Hakurei'' Fatal K.O depending on whether its performed on Yuda, Mamiya or anyone else:
*** With Yuda, it imitates his final moment where he catches Rei's hands, admits he's the more beautiful one and commits [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Rei.]]
*** With Mamiya the attack goes normally only for Mamiya's clothes to be completely ripped off, referencing the scene wherein Rei did just that to confirm that she was a woman and thus was not suited for battle.
** Jagi has a super where he forces the opponent to say his name. You get two chances to give the right answer, and there are two out of three choices wrong in these two chances. Did I mention he is VERY impatient?
--> '''Jagi:''' Say my name! What?! I will give you another chance!
** Shin's suicide Fatal KO, which calls back to his death scene where he flings himself off his tower at Southern Cross, not wanting to die at the hands of a Hokuto Shinken fighter like Ken.
** In ''Hokuto no Ken'' for the Sega Mark III/Master System (''Black Belt'' in the West), Thouzer's weak point moves around with every hit the player lands on him to account for his Dextrocardia.
29th Jul '17 12:42:48 PM nombretomado
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The {{NES}} game (actually the second Famicom game) kept in the fairly gory exploding deaths of enemies when they die from being punched. Interestingly, the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (which normally had much less heavy-handed censoring than the {{NES}}) port of the UsefulNotes/MegaDrive game removed this, substituting the "fly off the screen" death used for kicking.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The {{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{NES}} game (actually the second Famicom game) kept in the fairly gory exploding deaths of enemies when they die from being punched. Interestingly, the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (which normally had much less heavy-handed censoring than the {{NES}}) NES) port of the UsefulNotes/MegaDrive game removed this, substituting the "fly off the screen" death used for kicking.
11th Jun '17 12:32:32 PM nombretomado
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** That might be the same hand, poking the Trope Reinforcement {{pressure point}}. The two named examples are especially gratuitous since their [[PetTheDog sympathetic qualities]] are completely [[{{Narm}} arbitrary]]. [[labelnote:*]]In [[TheFightingNarcissist Yuda]]'s case, being a mass murderer with an [[WomenInRefrigerators unwilling harem of branded women]] is counterbalanced by [[GreenEyedMonster admitting Rei is prettier]]. Mamiya was one of his victims, but her entire existence is [[PutOnABus dismissed]].[[/labelnote]] It takes very little for them to be [[DeathEqualsRedemption redeemed]] all the way to the status of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] in the heroes' eyes.

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** That might be the same hand, poking the Trope Reinforcement {{pressure point}}. The two named examples are especially gratuitous since their [[PetTheDog sympathetic qualities]] are completely [[{{Narm}} arbitrary]]. [[labelnote:*]]In [[TheFightingNarcissist Yuda]]'s case, being a mass murderer with an [[WomenInRefrigerators [[DisposableWoman unwilling harem of branded women]] is counterbalanced by [[GreenEyedMonster admitting Rei is prettier]]. Mamiya was one of his victims, but her entire existence is [[PutOnABus dismissed]].[[/labelnote]] It takes very little for them to be [[DeathEqualsRedemption redeemed]] all the way to the status of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] in the heroes' eyes.
19th May '17 5:37:18 PM Kervinle2500
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The violence from the manga was toned down considerably in the TV series, with many of the violent deaths and blood being rendered in black and white and scenes involving children's deaths (such as Bat's adoptive brother Taki or the kid who ate poisoned bread in Shuh's hideout) were rewritten to have Kenshiro save the child at the last minute. In spite of this, the show still attracted the negative attention of {{moral guardians}} ''in Japan''.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}:
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The violence from the manga was toned down considerably in the TV series, with many of the violent deaths and blood being rendered in black and white and scenes involving children's deaths (such as Bat's adoptive brother Taki or the kid who ate poisoned bread in Shuh's hideout) were rewritten to have Kenshiro save the child at the last minute. In spite of this, the show still attracted the negative attention of {{moral guardians}} ''in Japan''.Japan''.
** Creator/ToeiAnimation attempted to avert this with the movie, with blood and guts flying everywhere, like above, it caught the attention of MoralGuardians, to the point major violent scenes are blurred, including the remastered version. Averted in the Italian copy.
12th Mar '17 1:10:17 PM giygasattack
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* AnimeThemeSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnBpjDOZblE Ai o Torimodose]]", the theme song for the original anime series is one of the most well-known anime theme songs ever, and it is absolutely synonymous with the series. Any adaptation of the series in other media that uses ANY song from the anime '''''will''''' use ''Ai o Torimodose''. It is also considered by many to be one of the most {{hot blooded}} anime theme song ever, and apart from that if you go through the lyrics - you'll find yourself shedding ManlyTears.

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* AnimeThemeSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnBpjDOZblE Ai o Wo Torimodose]]", the theme song for the original anime series is one of the most well-known anime theme songs ever, and it is absolutely synonymous with the series. Any adaptation of the series in other media that uses ANY song from the anime '''''will''''' use ''Ai o Wo Torimodose''. It is also considered by many to be one of the most {{hot blooded}} anime theme song ever, and apart from that if you go through the lyrics - you'll find yourself shedding ManlyTears.



** The original theme song, "Ai o Torimodose", is about Kenshiro's quest to rescue Yuria from Shin. It's still used as the anime's opening theme after the end of the Southern Cross arc until the switch to "Silent Survivor" in the fourth story arc.

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** The original theme song, "Ai o Wo Torimodose", is about Kenshiro's quest to rescue Yuria from Shin. It's still used as the anime's opening theme after the end of the Southern Cross arc until the switch to "Silent Survivor" in the fourth story arc.



** The opening song. '''YOU wa SHOCK!!!''' This is probably because "you wa shock" sounds a lot like "you are shock". It's [[MemeticMutation become so prevalent]] that many don't even know that the song is actually called "Ai o Torimodose".

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** The opening song. '''YOU wa SHOCK!!!''' This is probably because "you wa shock" sounds a lot like "you are shock". It's [[MemeticMutation become so prevalent]] that many don't even know that the song is actually called "Ai o Wo Torimodose".
2nd Mar '17 10:30:14 PM Kervinle2500
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** In the anime, there was a man named Garo in Ryuga's army who personally faces Kenshiro by himself. Knowing he would die, he keeps his promise by tellimg Ken where Ryuga is before dying. This particular death is the one time an honorable man dies by Kenshiro's hand without being a DirtyCoward and chose to face his death with dignity.
14th Jan '17 6:46:38 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}:
** Kenshiro is one of anime's first and foremost examples. Of course, there's also [[BigBad Raoh]] and [[TheLancer Rei]]. Shin, Thouzer, and Kaioh get props for being the only fighters in the series to beat Kenshiro. Ken is so BadAss his primary way to teach the bad guys an important lesson is to kill them.
--->[[AC:Kenshiro]]: You won't learn unless I kill you.
** The final test for the would-be successors to Hokuto Shinken, was an encounter with a ferocious tiger. In the presence of Raoh the tiger desperately lashed out and Raoh killed it, but in Kenshiro's case, the tiger had backed down through his sheer badassery -- leading to Ryuken picking Kenshiro.
** 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.
19th Dec '16 5:25:31 AM GojiBiscuits
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: For a shonen series, the men have no visible nipples when shirtless. Subverted with women in anime and manga where they do, especially Mamiya.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: For a shonen series, the men have no visible nipples when shirtless. Shin's first appearance in the manga has him completely naked, but looking like a statue being polished by two women. Subverted with women in anime and manga where they do, especially Mamiya.
9th Nov '16 9:58:52 AM tubgoat
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** Among the more bizarre examples there is also a technique for dismantling a tank (developed 2000 before mobile armor was invented), as well as a technique which causes the victim to change skin color and get struck by lightning.
9th Nov '16 8:26:46 AM KingZeal
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* TheGreatestStyle:
** Hokuto Shinken, the eponymous style of the series (used by protagonist Kenshiro and his brother Raoh) is the most powerful technique in the world, enabling Kenshiro to defeat the endless number of tyrants and savages in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, and allowing Raoh to ascend to position as ruler.
** A notable subversion: a mook puts his back to the ground, claiming his particular style makes him invincible. Ken agrees, and does the only thing possible: he walks away. The mook, of course, abandons his posture and gets his ass kicked.
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