History Literature / OneQEightyFour

23rd Jul '15 4:13:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: Ushikawa, a rather weird, ugly man who works for [[spoiler: the Big Bad]] and goes on at length about his own contemptible qualities, is very similar to a character also named Ushikawa in TheWindUpBirdChronicle.

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* {{Expy}}: Ushikawa, a rather weird, ugly man who works for [[spoiler: the Big Bad]] and goes on at length about his own contemptible qualities, is very similar to a character also named Ushikawa in TheWindUpBirdChronicle.Literature/TheWindUpBirdChronicle.
19th Jul '15 12:17:18 PM kevymetal
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** Also, Tamaru describes his gripes with the 20th century: the Holocaust, the atom bomb and modern classical music
26th Aug '14 7:30:29 AM burstroc
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** Also a short story called "Town of Cats" by a German writer, which is repeatedly referenced in Tengo's chapters.
26th Aug '14 7:27:38 AM burstroc
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* ChekhovsGun: Discussed at length regarding an actual gun. [[spoiler:Ultimately averted, as the gun is never fired.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Discussed at length regarding an actual gun. [[spoiler:Ultimately averted, subverted, as the gun is never fired.]]]]
* CyanidePill: Aomame holds onto a gun given to her by Tamaru, should the need to use it arise in the course of her mission [[spoiler: to kill Leader]]. See Chekhov's Gun.



* CyanidePill: Aomame holds onto a gun given to her by Tamaru, should the need to use it arise in the course of her mission [[spoiler: to kill Leader]]. See Chekhov's Gun.
26th Aug '14 7:26:27 AM burstroc
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* AmoralAttorney: Before being kicked out of the Tokyo Bar Association Ushikawa was a lawyer that helped the yakusa and other unsavory types get away with money laundering and fraud. He had to take such clients mostly due to the difficulties his ugliness caused in getting normal clients.

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* AmoralAttorney: Before being kicked out of the Tokyo Bar Association Ushikawa was a lawyer that helped the yakusa yakuza and other unsavory types get away with money laundering and fraud. He had to take such clients mostly due to the difficulties his ugliness caused in getting normal clients.


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* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Described as essential by the Leader.
17th Aug '14 8:56:18 PM edara
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A three-volume novel by HarukiMurakami.

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A three-volume novel by HarukiMurakami.
Creator/HarukiMurakami.
25th Mar '14 12:13:10 PM AmbystomaMaculatum
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* NowDoItAgainBackwards: [[spoiler:Aomame and Tengo are able to escape the world of 1Q84 by climbing back up the emergency escape ladder Aomame climbed down when she entered it.]]
2nd Mar '14 9:55:11 AM fq
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** This troper was waiting for the chapter where Aomame was going to [[spoiler:kick someone in the balls]].
3rd Jan '14 5:27:28 PM AmbystomaMaculatum
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* NotSoStoic: Ushikawa prides himself on being detached from connections with others and emotions. But his commentary makes it clear that he deeply misses his ex-wife and two daughters. [[spoiler: As he dies he thinks of them.]]* {{Omnibus}}: Originally published as three separate volumes, the English release combined all into one really big book.

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* NotSoStoic: Ushikawa prides himself on being detached from connections with others and emotions. But his commentary makes it clear that he deeply misses his ex-wife and two daughters. [[spoiler: As he dies he thinks of them.]]* ]]
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{{Omnibus}}: Originally published as three separate volumes, the English release combined all into one really big book.
3rd Jan '14 5:27:13 PM AmbystomaMaculatum
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* {{Omnibus}}: Originally published as three separate volumes, the English release combined all into one really big book.

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* NotSoStoic: Ushikawa prides himself on being detached from connections with others and emotions. But his commentary makes it clear that he deeply misses his ex-wife and two daughters. [[spoiler: As he dies he thinks of them.]]* {{Omnibus}}: Originally published as three separate volumes, the English release combined all into one really big book.



* SoNotAboveItAll: Ushikawa prides himself on being detached from connections with others and emotions. But his commentary makes it clear that he deeply misses his ex-wife and two daughters. [[spoiler: As he dies he things of them.]]
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