History Lightnovel / Durarara

21st May '17 12:37:46 AM maxwellsilver
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** Horada's use of a Tokarev pistol. This is the most commonly used firearm for Japanese gangs that don't mind using small arms. Usuaully, arms dealers bring them to Japan from Russia, China, North Korea or parts of Eastern Europe.

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** Horada's use of a Tokarev pistol. This is the most commonly used firearm for Japanese gangs that don't mind using small arms. Usuaully, Usually, arms dealers bring them to Japan from Russia, China, North Korea or parts of Eastern Europe.



* SuicideDare: In the second episode Izaya Orihara talks a girl into committing suicide using what can only be described as reverse reverse psychology.
* SuicidePact

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* SuicideDare: In the second episode Izaya Orihara talks a girl into committing suicide using what can only be described as reverse reverse psychology.
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psychology. [[spoiler:Celty saves her at the last second.]]
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SuicidePact
21st May '17 12:31:33 AM maxwellsilver
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* TooDumbToLive: Every gang in Ikebukuro has the same Rule #1: Don't screw with Izaya Orihara. However, the ''entire city'' also has Rule #0: DON'T SCREW WITH SHIZUO HEIWAJIMA. The gangs don't bother to tell their members the latter rule, since if you refuse to follow it, you're doing the gang a favor by getting yourself killed. More specific examples are below.
** The three guys kidnapping people [[spoiler: for Yagiri Pharmaceuticals]] are not very bright.
** As were a no name trio who insult Shizuo for his choice of warbrobe and spill soda all over his outfit, and not knowing who he is, Tom surmises that their excuse of being public school dropouts is correct before looking the other way.
** Horada of the Yellow Scarves.
** Verona, of the "would be dead if not for circumstances beyond their control" exception to the DeathTrope rule. She and Slon agree to kidnap a YakuzaPrincess, Akane. The Awakusu ambush them, {{Kneecapping}} Slon and disarming then knocking out Verona. It's stated outright the only reason they don't shoot her or torture her to death was her ArmsDealer father made a deal with them.

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* TooDumbToLive: Every gang in Ikebukuro has the same Rule #1: Don't screw with Izaya Orihara. However, the ''entire city'' also has Rule #0: DON'T SCREW WITH SHIZUO HEIWAJIMA. The gangs don't bother to tell their members the latter rule, since if you refuse to follow it, you're doing the gang a favor by getting yourself killed. More specific examples are below.
** The three guys kidnapping people [[spoiler: for Yagiri Pharmaceuticals]] are not very bright.
** As were a no name trio who insult Shizuo for his choice of warbrobe and spill soda all over his outfit, and not knowing who he is, Tom surmises that their excuse of being public school dropouts is correct before looking the other way.
** Horada of the Yellow Scarves.
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Verona, of the "would be dead if not for circumstances beyond their control" exception to the DeathTrope rule. She and Slon agree to kidnap a YakuzaPrincess, Akane. The Awakusu ambush them, {{Kneecapping}} Slon and disarming then knocking out Verona. It's stated outright the only reason they don't shoot her or torture her to death was her ArmsDealer father made a deal with them.
21st May '17 12:30:42 AM maxwellsilver
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* NoodleImplements: "I don't care what you do to him. Just don't use gasoline like you did that last time."

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* NoodleImplements: "I don't care what you do to him. Just don't use gasoline like you did that last time."" Implied to be arson/immolation.


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** Verona, of the "would be dead if not for circumstances beyond their control" exception to the DeathTrope rule. She and Slon agree to kidnap a YakuzaPrincess, Akane. The Awakusu ambush them, {{Kneecapping}} Slon and disarming then knocking out Verona. It's stated outright the only reason they don't shoot her or torture her to death was her ArmsDealer father made a deal with them.
21st May '17 12:23:37 AM maxwellsilver
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* {{Narm}}: Invoked in Episode 21, [[ItMakesSenseInContext everyone reacts very dramatically to the realization that Anri has large breasts.]]
11th May '17 12:27:52 AM TheBigBopper
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There's a guy who dresses like a bartender with [[SuperStrength inhuman strength]], a shady KnowledgeBroker, a genius BackAlleyDoctor, and a conspiracy about a pharmaceutical company involved in human trafficking. Then there's the "Dollars", a mysterious "colorless" gang whose members and activities are shrouded in secrecy.

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There's a guy who dresses like a bartender with [[SuperStrength inhuman strength]], strength]] who dresses like a bartender, a shady KnowledgeBroker, a genius BackAlleyDoctor, and a conspiracy about a pharmaceutical company involved in human trafficking. Then there's the "Dollars", a mysterious "colorless" gang whose members and activities are shrouded in secrecy.
8th May '17 9:02:13 PM violinqueen
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** LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Walker and Erika ask [[strike:Dotachin]] Kadota who the heck he's talking to in Episode 6.

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** LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Walker and Erika fond of this
**In episode 6 they
ask [[strike:Dotachin]] Kadota who the heck he's talking to in Episode 6.to.
**They once compared Kadota's voice with [[LightNovel/TheIrregularatMagicHighSchool Mahouka]]'s Shiba Tatsuya and Oreimo's Kyou. The three characters are voiced by none other than [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura Yuuichi Nakamura]].
9th Apr '17 5:51:13 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: [[FunnyForeigner Simon]] is occasionally guilt of this, due to his breathtakingly poor Japanese. At one point when Kadota's gang are eating at Russia Sushi he addresses Kadota as "Kadota-''shachō''" and Kadota is rather confused. The intention might have been to call him "boss" in an affectionate sense, but said idiom doesn't really work since ''shachō''( 社長) specifically means boss/president/manager ''of a company.''

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* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: [[FunnyForeigner Simon]] is occasionally guilt guilty of this, due to his breathtakingly poor Japanese. At one point when Kadota's gang are eating at Russia Sushi he addresses Kadota as "Kadota-''shachō''" and Kadota is rather confused. The intention might have been to call him "boss" in an affectionate sense, but said idiom doesn't really work since ''shachō''( 社長) ''shachō'' (社長) specifically means boss/president/manager ''of a company.''
8th Apr '17 4:44:01 PM maxwellsilver
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* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoveryStory: When Kaztano is kidnapped, he claims he is a Japanese citizen (and thus his disappearance will be noticed by the authorities), but his birth certificate was destroyed in a bombing raid in World War II. His kidnappers scoff at this, pointing out he was too young.

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* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoveryStory: ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory: When Kaztano is kidnapped, he claims he is a Japanese citizen (and thus his disappearance will be noticed by the authorities), but his birth certificate was destroyed in a bombing raid in World War II. His kidnappers scoff at this, pointing out he was too young.
8th Apr '17 4:42:42 PM maxwellsilver
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* ConvenientlySeated: Mikado gets the standard "second seat from the back along the windows", which allows him to stare outside (also at Anri) when necessary. He is also seated in front of Mika's empty desk, which allows Anri to stare ''past'' him whenever it's convenient. Once [[spoiler: Mika and Seiji return to class]], the former sits in the front row to be next to [[spoiler: Seiji]]; this puts her in the same row as Anri, allowing them to exchange meaningful looks on occasion. Incidentally, [[CanonForeigner Kamichika Rio]] is also seated alongside the windows, allowing her to give listless gazes outside during her focus episode.

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* ConvenientlySeated: Mikado gets the standard "second seat from the back along the windows", which allows him to stare outside (also at Anri) when necessary. He is also seated in front of Mika's empty desk, which allows Anri to stare ''past'' him whenever it's convenient. Once [[spoiler: Mika and Seiji return to class]], the former sits in the front row to be next to [[spoiler: Seiji]]; this puts her in the same row as Anri, allowing them to exchange meaningful looks on occasion. Incidentally, [[CanonForeigner Kamichika Rio]] Rio is also seated alongside the windows, allowing her to give listless gazes outside during her focus episode.episode.
* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoveryStory: When Kaztano is kidnapped, he claims he is a Japanese citizen (and thus his disappearance will be noticed by the authorities), but his birth certificate was destroyed in a bombing raid in World War II. His kidnappers scoff at this, pointing out he was too young.



* CornerOfWoe: Celty goes into one at the beginning of Volume 4 after a particularly bad run-in with [[InspectorJavert Kuzuhara]]. Because of her [[DarkIsEdgy powers]], she literally dims the room.

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* CornerOfWoe: Celty goes into one at the beginning of Volume 4 after a particularly bad run-in with [[InspectorJavert Kuzuhara]].Kuzuhara. Because of her [[DarkIsEdgy powers]], she literally dims the room.
4th Apr '17 8:39:02 PM SomeRandomGirl
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified/TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Zigzagged. At first, the Dollars a group of idealistic anarchists with "no color or rules" who communicate through the internet and have members throughout every sector of the population, are presented in an overwhelmingly positive light. Despite often not knowing each other in person they gather up and work together to do good and bring down corrupt organizations which appear to have far more power and resources than them. As the series goes on, however, the inherent problems to such an organization begin to be highlighted: for example, with nobody actually being charge, no one can do anything to stop it if the organization as a whole decides to collectively turn to crime, violence or terrorism. Furthermore: since they can't be handily recognized, people seeking to hurt the organization are forced to turn to simply hurting random people on the street just in case they might be members (mirroring the way in which the police in countries ravaged by terrorism often find themselves forced to perform mass arrests of people who are mostly innocent)

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified/TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Zigzagged. At first, the Dollars a group of idealistic anarchists with "no color or rules" who communicate through the internet and have members throughout every sector of the population, are presented in an overwhelmingly positive light. Despite often not knowing each other in person they gather up and work together to do good and bring down corrupt organizations which appear to have far more power and resources than them. As the series goes on, however, the inherent problems to such an organization begin to be highlighted: for example, with nobody actually being in charge, no one can do anything to stop it if the organization as a whole decides to collectively turn to crime, violence or terrorism. Furthermore: since they can't be handily recognized, people seeking to hurt the organization are forced to turn to simply hurting random people on the street just in case they might be members (mirroring the way in which the police in countries ravaged by terrorism often find themselves forced to perform mass arrests of people who are mostly innocent)



** Volume 6 (episode 12 of ''Ketsu'') has a few instances of this. By this point, we've learned Mikado's not all he appears, but he's still a lovable and nice guy. You know, [[spoiler: until he stabs Aoba with a freaking pen]] and a crazed look. Aoba notes that that's probably ''nowhere near'' Mikado's true nature...

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** Volume 6 (episode 12 of ''Ketsu'') ''Shou'') has a few instances of this. By this point, we've learned Mikado's not all he appears, but he's still a lovable and nice guy. You know, [[spoiler: until he stabs Aoba with a freaking pen]] and a crazed look. Aoba notes that that's probably ''nowhere near'' Mikado's true nature...
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