History LightNovel / AllYouNeedIsKill

15th Nov '16 10:00:15 PM Willbyr
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* InMediaRes: The manga begins as Keiji is gasping out his last breaths from a loop.



* TrustPassword: [[WhamLine Green tea after a meal is complimentary in Japan.]]

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* TrustPassword: [[WhamLine Green tea after a meal is complimentary in Japan.]]
]] After so many times of asking a variant on this question to people, to finally hear an answer [[spoiler:which means that person is now the looper instead of her]] [[CryCute brings her to tears]].
15th Nov '16 9:49:28 PM Willbyr
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-->-- '''Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski''', aka [[Main/RedBaron "The Full Metal Bitch"]]

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-->-- '''Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski''', aka [[Main/RedBaron [[RedBaron "The Full Metal Bitch"]]



There is also a two-volume manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]

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There is also a two-volume manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]
Obata]], with an omnibus release in 2016.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Keiji has fallen in love with Rita over hundreds of loops, but Rita only ever knows him a single day at most before he loops again. It's implied Rita felt the same way for Lt Hendricks.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Keiji has fallen in love with Rita over hundreds of loops, but Rita only ever knows him a single day at most before he loops again. It's implied Rita felt the same way for Lt Lt. Hendricks.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's one weakness, as their [[spoiler:reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's Mimics' one weakness, as their [[spoiler:reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].



* FiveRoundsRapid: Instead of using an entire military arsenal, the UDF rely mostly on PowerArmor with what are essentially small arms. They're even stated that the small arms were issued with the intent of having tank support but fail to receive it. Lack of air support is at least explained by the Mimic's ability to shoot them out of the sky very easily, and can avoid aerial bombardments due to knowing the future.
** The manga does include a few shot of some kickass [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] on the humans' side.

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* FiveRoundsRapid: Instead of using an entire military arsenal, the UDF rely mostly on PowerArmor PoweredArmor with what are essentially small arms. They're even stated that the small arms were issued with the intent of having tank support but fail to receive it. Lack of air support is at least explained by the Mimic's ability to shoot them out of the sky very easily, and can avoid aerial bombardments due to knowing the future.
** The manga does include a few shot of some kickass [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] {{Spider Tank}}s on the humans' side.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Keiji enters the loop as a not particularly exceptional soldier. He exits it as "Killer Cage" Kiriya, second recipient of the Order of the Valkyrie, with the highest Mimic kill total - period - he killed more mimics in his first battle, than Rita in her entire career. His fellow soldiers are shown to have a good amount of fear of him afterwards.]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Keiji enters the loop as a not particularly exceptional soldier. He exits it as "Killer Cage" Kiriya, second recipient of the Order of the Valkyrie, with the highest Mimic kill total - period - ''period'' - he killed more mimics Mimics in his first battle, battle than Rita in her entire career. His fellow soldiers are shown to have a good amount of fear of him afterwards.]]



* GeniusBruiser: Rita, though not explicitly stated. [[spoiler: After getting stuck in the loop, she figured out how it works, which Mimics are responsible for it and the strategy to get out of it, all by herself.]]

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* GeniusBruiser: Rita, though not explicitly stated. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After getting stuck in the loop, she figured out how it works, which Mimics are responsible for it and the strategy to get out of it, all by herself.]]



* NecessaryDrawback: The battleaxe used by Rita [[spoiler:and later Keiji]] is the perfect tool for killing Mimics, but it weighs over 200kg and the inertial stress of swinging it will tear both Jacket and pilot to pieces if done improperly.

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* NecessaryDrawback: The battleaxe battleaxes used by Rita [[spoiler:and later Keiji]] is and Keiji are the perfect tool for killing Mimics, but it weighs they weigh over 200kg each and the inertial stress of swinging it them will tear both Jacket and pilot to pieces if done improperly.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: Rita is shorter than most.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: Rita is shorter than most.rather petite; in the manga, she only comes up to Keiji's nose.
15th Nov '16 9:40:35 PM Willbyr
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* ActionGirl: Rita Vrataski, she is the only person to ever kill more than [[OneManArmy one]] [[TheJuggernaut hundred]] [[DemonicSpiders Mimics]] in a single battle, and has the highest total kill count in the ''entire'' [=UDF=].

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* ActionGirl: Rita Vrataski, she Vrataski is the only person to ever kill more than [[OneManArmy one]] [[TheJuggernaut hundred]] [[DemonicSpiders Mimics]] in a single battle, and has the highest total kill count in the ''entire'' [=UDF=].



* AdaptationDistillation: The manga by Takeshi Obata. [[spoiler: The manga still ends the same way except the story moves at a much faster pace, [[SparedByTheAdaptation Rachel the cook and most of Keiji's squad survives till the end]] and Keiji is a much more sane & balanced individual [[ThePowerOfLove thanks to his love for Rita]]. Which makes the ending even more of a TearJerker & [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].]]

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* AdaptationDistillation: The manga by Takeshi Obata. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The manga still ends the same way except the story moves at a much faster pace, [[SparedByTheAdaptation Rachel the cook and most of Keiji's squad survives till the end]] and Keiji is a much more sane & balanced individual [[ThePowerOfLove thanks to his love for Rita]]. Which Rita]]...which makes the ending even more of a TearJerker & [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].{{bittersweet|Ending}}.]]



* AnAxeToGrind: The preferred weapon of both Rita and later Keiji.

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* AnAxeToGrind: The preferred weapon of both Rita and later Keiji.Keiji due to it being able to pulverize the Mimics without running out of ammo like the pile drivers.



* AttackAttackAttack: Probably the only battle strategy the Mimics use. Despite this, they were still able to destroy much of Earth's defense force thanks to their [[spoiler:ability to send their memory to the past.]]
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler:After killing Rita, Keiji apparently went ''berserk'' on the mimics attacking the base, wiping them all out practically single-handed. This earns him the nickname "Killer Cage".]]
* BigBraToFill:
** Inverted. Rita is flat-chested but the actress who plays her in the Hollywood movie based on her life is far more glamorous and curvy. When Rita is presented with a Japanese figurine modeled after herself, she has to be told that it's supposed to be her because of the utter lack of resemblance.
** Inverted with her mechanic Shasta, who is portrayed in her figurine model as a stereotypically flat chested WrenchWench, though, in the comic book, she's inflated to GagBoobs territory, which earns her a quip from Rita.

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* AttackAttackAttack: Probably the only battle strategy the Mimics use. Despite this, they were still able to destroy much of Earth's defense force thanks to their [[spoiler:ability to send their memory to the past.]]
past]].
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler:After killing Rita, Keiji apparently went ''berserk'' on the mimics Mimics attacking the base, wiping them all out practically single-handed. This earns him the nickname "Killer Cage".]]
* BigBraToFill:
**
BigBraToFill: Inverted. Rita is flat-chested but the actress who plays her in the Hollywood movie based on her life is far more glamorous and curvy. When Rita is presented with a Japanese figurine modeled after herself, she has to be told that it's supposed to be her because of the utter lack of resemblance.
** Inverted with her mechanic Shasta, who is portrayed in her figurine model as a stereotypically flat chested WrenchWench, though, in the comic book, she's inflated to GagBoobs territory, which earns her a quip from Rita.
resemblance.



* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: Imagine being able to relive the day when you get painfully killed over and over until you figure out how to survive. Though it is not stated, Kiriya [[spoiler:, as well as Rita,]] knows it is both a blessing and a curse.

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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: Imagine being able to relive the day when you get painfully killed over and over until you figure out how to survive. Though it is not stated, Kiriya [[spoiler:, as well as Rita,]] [[spoiler:and Rita]] knows it is both a blessing and a curse.



* BreakTheCutie: Rita's {{Backstory}}. [[spoiler: She was raised in [[DoomedHometown the Midwest]]. At age fifteen she watched both her parents get murdered horribly by [[AliensAreBastards Mimics]]. Shortly after she steals the identity of a refugee to enlist in the [=UDF=] for {{Revenge}}. During the Florida campaign she gets caught in the [[AndIMustScream loop]]. Eventually she escapes the loop and even discovers another [[ThereIsAnother Looper]] only to realize she has to kill them.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Rita and Keiji, by the nature of the loop.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Keiji manages to break out of the loop, but Rita dies just as they were forming a relationship, and his exploits have resulted in him be ostracized by his comrades, as well as having to coldly "sacrifice" all of his squad members. Plus, the war and the fate of humanity is now on his shoulders.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Rita's {{Backstory}}. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was raised in [[DoomedHometown the Midwest]]. At age fifteen she watched both her parents get murdered horribly by [[AliensAreBastards Mimics]]. Shortly after she steals the identity of a refugee to enlist in the [=UDF=] for {{Revenge}}. During the Florida campaign she gets caught in the [[AndIMustScream loop]]. Eventually she escapes the loop and even discovers another [[ThereIsAnother Looper]] only to realize she has to kill them.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Rita BrokenAce: [[spoiler:Rita and Keiji, by the nature of the loop.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Keiji manages to break out of the loop, but Rita dies just as they were forming a relationship, and his exploits have resulted in him be being ostracized by his comrades, as well as having to coldly "sacrifice" all of his squad members. Plus, the war and the fate of humanity is now on his shoulders.]]



* CensorSteam: Used to obscure Rita's nudity during the early moments of her time loop resetting, as it happens while she's in the shower.



* JavelinThrower: The Mimics' main weapon is a large spike called a Javelin round which they generate from inside their bodies and shoot out at bullet-like speeds.



* LonelyAtTheTop: Rita Vrataski. At the end,[[spoiler: she escapes that fate, and Keiji takes her place.]]

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* LonelyAtTheTop: Rita Vrataski. At the end,[[spoiler: she end, [[spoiler:she escapes that fate, and Keiji takes her place.]]place]].



* MsFanservice: Rachel the cook is very endowed, and her default outfit is [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]] and a shirt tied under her bosom to [[BareYourMidriff expose her belly]].



* MySkullRunnethOver: As a result of the time loops, Keiji begins suffering migraines. Later on, [[spoiler:Rita is revealed to also have them, and that they're a side effect of their brains being rewritten by the Mimics' tachyon transmissions that allow them to broadcast information through the loops]].



* OneManArmy: Deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.

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* NecessaryDrawback: The battleaxe used by Rita [[spoiler:and later Keiji]] is the perfect tool for killing Mimics, but it weighs over 200kg and the inertial stress of swinging it will tear both Jacket and pilot to pieces if done improperly.
* OneManArmy: Deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One {{One Man Armies]], Arm|y}}ies, and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji [[spoiler:Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] loop]], his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.



* PileBunker: The Jackets' secondary, close-range weapon. Rita and Keiji eschew them in favor of huge battle axes.

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* PileBunker: The Jackets' secondary, close-range weapon. Rita and Keiji eschew them in favor of huge battle axes.battleaxes due to their limited ammo capacity.



* TheRedBaron: Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski aka "The Full Metal Bitch" and [[spoiler: Keiji [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya.]]

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* TheRedBaron: Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski aka "The Full Metal Bitch" and [[spoiler: Keiji [[spoiler:Keiji [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: he's forced to kill Rita to break the loop]], Keiji goes into such a rampage that he barely remembers the resulting fight, in which he kills more Mimics than all of Rita's kills combined.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Rita to break the loop]], Keiji goes into such a rampage that he barely remembers the resulting fight, in which he kills more Mimics than all of Rita's kills combined.



* ShakingHerHairLoose: Rachel normally keeps her hair up in a bandanna, but lets it down as she's offering to spend the night with Keiji.
* ShowerScene: Rita's time loop resets to her in the shower.



* SwitchingPOV: The third chapter focuses on Rita's past and the Mimic's origin.

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* SwitchingPOV: The third chapter focuses on Rita's past and the Mimic's origin.Mimics' origin. The 8th chapter of the manga adaptation switches to Rita's backstory.
15th Nov '16 8:55:46 PM Willbyr
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20th Jul '16 1:17:19 PM Lyendith
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's one weakness, as their [[spoiler: reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's one weakness, as their [[spoiler: reliance [[spoiler:reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].



* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.
** In the manga version, Rita looks like Aoki from Bakuman.

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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski Vrataski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying... from injuries he inflicted.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.
** In the manga version, Rita looks like Aoki from Bakuman.
]]



* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted. [[spoiler:The aliens decide to ecoform the Earth without checking to see if it's inhabited by intelligent life, because sending a radio signal and waiting 80 years for a reply would take too long. Worse, even if the Earth ''is'' inhabited by intelligent life, the aliens decide that they should ecoform the planet anyway, reasoning that civilization is always built on the sacrifice of the natural world, so xenocide is no big deal. Though there was a faction of the aliens that opposed the ecoforming on ethical grounds, the ruling government ignored their protests and went ahead with the plan anyway.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Rita at the very end.]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]

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* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted.subverted in the narration of "what probably happened". [[spoiler:The aliens decide to ecoform the Earth without checking to see if it's inhabited by intelligent life, because sending a radio signal and waiting 80 years for a reply would take too long. Worse, even if the Earth ''is'' inhabited by intelligent life, the aliens decide that they should ecoform the planet anyway, reasoning that civilization is always built on the sacrifice of the natural world, so xenocide is no big deal. Though there was a faction of the aliens that opposed the ecoforming on ethical grounds, the ruling government ignored their protests and went ahead with the plan anyway.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Rita [[spoiler:Rita at the very end.]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Rita [[spoiler:Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]



* OneManArmy: Played straight, deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.

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* OneManArmy: Played straight, deconstructed, Deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.



* [[spoiler: PlanetLooters: The aliens are actually machines sent by aliens to turn Earth into a place they can populate.]]

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* [[spoiler: PlanetLooters: The [[spoiler:The aliens are actually machines sent by aliens an alien civilization to turn Earth into a place they can populate.]]]] Although in the narration this is presented as a sort of theory of what "probably happened". We never actually see the aliens in question.
20th Jul '16 1:04:15 PM Lyendith
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There is also a manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]

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There is also a two-volume manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]
16th Jun '16 6:36:19 AM Lyendith
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There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as The Full Metal Bitch. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?

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There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration Just before his first death though, he sees something different, something out of place: the gets to meet with a legendary female soldier known as The Full soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal Bitch.Bitch", whom he will try to imitate and learn from in every iteration. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?
1st Nov '15 6:57:14 PM JamesAustin
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->"Is it true the green tea they serve in Japan at the end of your meal comes free?"

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->"Is ->''"Is it true the green tea they serve in Japan at the end of your meal comes free?"free?"''
13th Sep '15 7:49:15 PM Willbyr
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Now has a [[Characters/AllYouNeedIsKill Character Sheet]].
29th Aug '15 9:13:01 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriyama is ''feared.'']]

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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriyama Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
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