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25th Mar '14 8:23:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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Part of an attempt to cash-in on the popularity of {{anime}} and {{manga}}, '''''Ame-Comi Girls''''' is a line of collectible figures produced by Kotobukiya, featuring various female characters from DCComics redesigned in an [[{{Animesque}} anime-inspired title]]. Initially starting off as a line of figures, an ''Ame-Comi Girls'' comic book series has since been launched by DC. The series is written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and features art from several artists, most notably Amanda Conner.

Compare with the ''MarvelMangaverse''.

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!!This comic provides examples of:

* AlternateUniverse: The series takes place outside the regular continuity, presumably somewhere in the DC {{Multiverse}}.
* {{Animesque}}: All of the figures and subsequently the costumes themselves, were designed with an anime influence.
* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by her stepmother for having just [[CurbStompBattle single-handedly beaten up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.
* BrokenBird: Duela Dent became a villain after her gangster father died in her arms following a shoot-out with the police.
* ButNotTooBlack: Most incarnations of Natasha Irons, Steel, depict her with strong African features but in this universe she's a DarkSkinnedBlond with blue eyes.
* CanonForeigner: Sinastra, the female counterpart of Sinestro.
* CatGirl: Cheetah.
* CompositeCharacter: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harvey Dent are made into one person; Smilin' Jack "The Joker" Dent, the father of Duela Dent. Judging by his FinalSpeech to his daughter, Jack also had a bad habit of leaving [[CriminalMindGames riddles]] for the cops.
** Due to the non-existence of male superheroes in the setting, most of the heroines take cues from their {{Spear Counterpart}}s.
** Black Manta is a combination of Black Manta and the Ocean Master -- like Ocean Master, she's the bitter Atlantean sibling of Atlantis' ruler, and like Black Manta, she's, er, called Black Manta and wears a black suit with a silver helmet. (Though this was part of her outfit at the Atlantean version of prison, and she was facially scarred, hence the helmet.)
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Duela got her long red hair cut when she was attacked by the bats (they got tangled in it) and dyed afterwards to it's green shade (the color of life, envy and jealousy).
* GenderFlip: Toyed with. Whilst the series features a world populated solely by female superheroes, it's notable that only a handful of them are actual gender-flipped characters, including Sinastra and the Black Flash. Many of the others exist in the main DCU with some slight adjustments, or are based on Elseworlds characters, such as Carrie Kelly, based on the Robin of the DKR universe.
* GadgeteerGenius: Most of Batgirl's gadgets were created by Steel.
* GenkiGirl: The Flash.
* GlasgowGrin: Likely as a nod to the Joker's appearance from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Duela Dent has a smile permanently carved on her face. When was young she was attack by a colony of bats that bit at her cheeks.
* InNameOnly: Some of the characters. For instance, [[ComicBook/InfinityInc Jade]] goes from being the daughter of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/GreenLantern to a blind [[RaceLift Chinese]] teenager. She ends up being chosen as the new Green Lantern of Earth, rather than being born with her powers like the original Jade.
* InsufferableGenius: Steel to an extent. She's somewhat condescending to the other heroines and initially refuses to join forces with Robin due to seeing her problems as "insignificant".
* LegionOfDoom: Duela Dent and her team of villainesses, consisting of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, Poison Ivy, and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Like her template, White Canary's primary attack.
** NotSoInnocentWhistle: She whistles loudly to do a not-as-violent variation of this.
*** To help her out, Steel gives her a collar based on Batgirl's Sonar to help modulate her volume and frequencies enough to have a normal conversation. When she can talk normally for the first time without havoc, Canary's very grateful indeed.
* MerchandiseDriven: As was mentioned up top, the comics are based on the toy line.
* MuggedForDisguise: How WonderWoman gains her first costume in the series. After being grounded by her mother, Diana knocks out a fellow Amazon and steals her armor in order to join in a massive battle.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Duela Dent's SteamPunk costume features a corset.
* {{Patricide}} / {{Matricide}}: Nautica's crimes against Mera:
--> '''Mera''': I watched as you tried to kill father, but mother jumped in and both died!
--> '''Nautica/Black Manta''': Your Father. '''NOT MINE!''' My Father died defending Atlantis from the Nameless Legion! Your Father was a pathetic fisherman who took advantage of a grieving wife!
* RaceLift: In the mainstream DC Universe, Jade is white and the daughter of the GoldenAge Comicbook/GreenLantern. In the Ame-Comi universe, she's a Chinese teenager. Her brother Obsidian also becomes Chinese, obviously. Black Manta is a black human male in mainstream DC continuity, but becomes a white Atlantean woman to fit the role of being Mera's evil sister. White Canary seems to be Asian or Hispanic with black hair, instead of a Caucasian needing a blonde wig as Black Canary.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The comic is based off a toy line which itself was based off various characters from the DCUniverse.
* SexyJester: Duela Dent
* ShockingSwerve: Some of the changes made to the characters' backstories go above and beyond the call of duty in going OffTheRails. For example, [[spoiler:the revelation that Jor-El and Zor-El, fathers of Power Girl and Supergirl, deliberately destroyed Krypton. ([[GodzillaThreshold In an unsuccessful attempt to destroy Brainiac, who was coming to destroy Kryptonian civilization anyway.]])]]
* ShowgirlSkirt: Duela Dent can be seen wearing one in the page image.
* ShownTheirWork: The writers have done a lot of research to dig up female characters connected to the male counterparts being replaced by women; for example, Alanna Strange, Adam Strange's love interest, serves as Adam's counterpart here.
* {{Sidekick}}: Robin to Batgirl.
* SpacePirate: The Ame-Comi version of Big Barda is a space pirate.
* {{Stripperific}}: Easily describes most of the redesigned costumes.
* TentacleRope: Poison Ivy can summon vines to restrain her opponents.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ame_3090.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Some of the characters.]]

Part of an attempt to cash-in on the popularity of {{anime}} and {{manga}}, '''''Ame-Comi Girls''''' is a line of collectible figures produced by Kotobukiya, featuring various female characters from DCComics redesigned in an [[{{Animesque}} anime-inspired title]]. Initially starting off as a line of figures, an ''Ame-Comi Girls'' comic book series has since been launched by DC. The series is written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and features art from several artists, most notably Amanda Conner.

Compare with the ''MarvelMangaverse''.

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!!This comic provides examples of:

* AlternateUniverse: The series takes place outside the regular continuity, presumably somewhere in the DC {{Multiverse}}.
* {{Animesque}}: All of the figures and subsequently the costumes themselves, were designed with an anime influence.
* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by her stepmother for having just [[CurbStompBattle single-handedly beaten up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.
* BrokenBird: Duela Dent became a villain after her gangster father died in her arms following a shoot-out with the police.
* ButNotTooBlack: Most incarnations of Natasha Irons, Steel, depict her with strong African features but in this universe she's a DarkSkinnedBlond with blue eyes.
* CanonForeigner: Sinastra, the female counterpart of Sinestro.
* CatGirl: Cheetah.
* CompositeCharacter: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harvey Dent are made into one person; Smilin' Jack "The Joker" Dent, the father of Duela Dent. Judging by his FinalSpeech to his daughter, Jack also had a bad habit of leaving [[CriminalMindGames riddles]] for the cops.
** Due to the non-existence of male superheroes in the setting, most of the heroines take cues from their {{Spear Counterpart}}s.
** Black Manta is a combination of Black Manta and the Ocean Master -- like Ocean Master, she's the bitter Atlantean sibling of Atlantis' ruler, and like Black Manta, she's, er, called Black Manta and wears a black suit with a silver helmet. (Though this was part of her outfit at the Atlantean version of prison, and she was facially scarred, hence the helmet.)
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Duela got her long red hair cut when she was attacked by the bats (they got tangled in it) and dyed afterwards to it's green shade (the color of life, envy and jealousy).
* GenderFlip: Toyed with. Whilst the series features a world populated solely by female superheroes, it's notable that only a handful of them are actual gender-flipped characters, including Sinastra and the Black Flash. Many of the others exist in the main DCU with some slight adjustments, or are based on Elseworlds characters, such as Carrie Kelly, based on the Robin of the DKR universe.
* GadgeteerGenius: Most of Batgirl's gadgets were created by Steel.
* GenkiGirl: The Flash.
* GlasgowGrin: Likely as a nod to the Joker's appearance from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Duela Dent has a smile permanently carved on her face. When was young she was attack by a colony of bats that bit at her cheeks.
* InNameOnly: Some of the characters. For instance, [[ComicBook/InfinityInc Jade]] goes from being the daughter of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/GreenLantern to a blind [[RaceLift Chinese]] teenager. She ends up being chosen as the new Green Lantern of Earth, rather than being born with her powers like the original Jade.
* InsufferableGenius: Steel to an extent. She's somewhat condescending to the other heroines and initially refuses to join forces with Robin due to seeing her problems as "insignificant".
* LegionOfDoom: Duela Dent and her team of villainesses, consisting of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, Poison Ivy, and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Like her template, White Canary's primary attack.
** NotSoInnocentWhistle: She whistles loudly to do a not-as-violent variation of this.
*** To help her out, Steel gives her a collar based on Batgirl's Sonar to help modulate her volume and frequencies enough to have a normal conversation. When she can talk normally for the first time without havoc, Canary's very grateful indeed.
* MerchandiseDriven: As was mentioned up top, the comics are based on the toy line.
* MuggedForDisguise: How WonderWoman gains her first costume in the series. After being grounded by her mother, Diana knocks out a fellow Amazon and steals her armor in order to join in a massive battle.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Duela Dent's SteamPunk costume features a corset.
* {{Patricide}} / {{Matricide}}: Nautica's crimes against Mera:
--> '''Mera''': I watched as you tried to kill father, but mother jumped in and both died!
--> '''Nautica/Black Manta''': Your Father. '''NOT MINE!''' My Father died defending Atlantis from the Nameless Legion! Your Father was a pathetic fisherman who took advantage of a grieving wife!
* RaceLift: In the mainstream DC Universe, Jade is white and the daughter of the GoldenAge Comicbook/GreenLantern. In the Ame-Comi universe, she's a Chinese teenager. Her brother Obsidian also becomes Chinese, obviously. Black Manta is a black human male in mainstream DC continuity, but becomes a white Atlantean woman to fit the role of being Mera's evil sister. White Canary seems to be Asian or Hispanic with black hair, instead of a Caucasian needing a blonde wig as Black Canary.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The comic is based off a toy line which itself was based off various characters from the DCUniverse.
* SexyJester: Duela Dent
* ShockingSwerve: Some of the changes made to the characters' backstories go above and beyond the call of duty in going OffTheRails. For example, [[spoiler:the revelation that Jor-El and Zor-El, fathers of Power Girl and Supergirl, deliberately destroyed Krypton. ([[GodzillaThreshold In an unsuccessful attempt to destroy Brainiac, who was coming to destroy Kryptonian civilization anyway.]])]]
* ShowgirlSkirt: Duela Dent can be seen wearing one in the page image.
* ShownTheirWork: The writers have done a lot of research to dig up female characters connected to the male counterparts being replaced by women; for example, Alanna Strange, Adam Strange's love interest, serves as Adam's counterpart here.
* {{Sidekick}}: Robin to Batgirl.
* SpacePirate: The Ame-Comi version of Big Barda is a space pirate.
* {{Stripperific}}: Easily describes most of the redesigned costumes.
* TentacleRope: Poison Ivy can summon vines to restrain her opponents.

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1st Feb '14 1:07:22 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* InNameOnly: Some of the characters. For instance, [[ComicBook/InfinityInc Jade]] goes from being the daughter of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/GreenLantern to a blind [[RaceLift Chinese]] teenager. She ends up being chosen as the new Green Lantern of Earth, rather than being born with her powers like the original Jade.
2nd Jan '14 4:34:15 AM JRPictures
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* Patricide / Matricide: Nautica's crimes against Mera:

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* Patricide {{Patricide}} / Matricide: {{Matricide}}: Nautica's crimes against Mera:
12th Oct '13 6:49:24 AM Scalondragon
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--? '''Nautica/Black Manta''': Your Father. '''NOT MINE!''' My Father died defending Atlantis from the Nameless Legion! Your Father was a pathetic fisherman who took advantage of a grieving wife!

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--? --> '''Nautica/Black Manta''': Your Father. '''NOT MINE!''' My Father died defending Atlantis from the Nameless Legion! Your Father was a pathetic fisherman who took advantage of a grieving wife!
7th Oct '13 4:20:23 AM Scalondragon
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** Black Manta is a combination of Black Manta and the Ocean Master -- like Ocean Master, she's the bitter Atlantean sibling of Atlantis' ruler, and like Black Manta, she's, er, called Black Manta and wears a black suit with a silver helmet.

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** Black Manta is a combination of Black Manta and the Ocean Master -- like Ocean Master, she's the bitter Atlantean sibling of Atlantis' ruler, and like Black Manta, she's, er, called Black Manta and wears a black suit with a silver helmet. (Though this was part of her outfit at the Atlantean version of prison, and she was facially scarred, hence the helmet.)
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Duela got her long red hair cut when she was attacked by the bats (they got tangled in it) and dyed afterwards to it's green shade (the color of life, envy and jealousy).



* MakeMeWannaShout: Like her template, White Canary's primary attack.
** NotSoInnocentWhistle: She whistles loudly to do a not-as-violent variation of this.
*** To help her out, Steel gives her a collar based on Batgirl's Sonar to help modulate her volume and frequencies enough to have a normal conversation. When she can talk normally for the first time without havoc, Canary's very grateful indeed.



* RaceLift: In the mainstream DC Universe, Jade is white and the daughter of the GoldenAge Comicbook/GreenLantern. In the Ame-Comi universe, she's a Chinese teenager. Her brother Obsidian also becomes Chinese, obviously. Black Manta is a black human male in mainstream DC continuity, but becomes a white Atlantean woman to fit the role of being Mera's evil sister.

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* Patricide / Matricide: Nautica's crimes against Mera:
--> '''Mera''': I watched as you tried to kill father, but mother jumped in and both died!
--? '''Nautica/Black Manta''': Your Father. '''NOT MINE!''' My Father died defending Atlantis from the Nameless Legion! Your Father was a pathetic fisherman who took advantage of a grieving wife!
* RaceLift: In the mainstream DC Universe, Jade is white and the daughter of the GoldenAge Comicbook/GreenLantern. In the Ame-Comi universe, she's a Chinese teenager. Her brother Obsidian also becomes Chinese, obviously. Black Manta is a black human male in mainstream DC continuity, but becomes a white Atlantean woman to fit the role of being Mera's evil sister. White Canary seems to be Asian or Hispanic with black hair, instead of a Caucasian needing a blonde wig as Black Canary.
24th Sep '13 7:11:05 PM AnimeOtaku
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* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by her stepmother for having just [[CurbStompBattle single-handedly beatngi up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.

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* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by her stepmother for having just [[CurbStompBattle single-handedly beatngi beaten up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.
14th Sep '13 7:02:42 PM comicwriter
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* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by hr step mother having just [[CurbStompBattle single handedly beat up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.

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* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by hr step mother her stepmother for having just [[CurbStompBattle single handedly beat single-handedly beatngi up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.
10th Sep '13 8:02:56 AM foxley
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* SexyJester: Duela Dent


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* SpacePirate: The Ame-Comi version of Big Barda is a space pirate.
8th Sep '13 4:17:47 PM AnimeOtaku
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* BadassAdorable: Many of the characters are cute teenaged superheroines and villains. Hawkgirl is introduced being berated by hr step mother having just [[CurbStompBattle single handedly beat up six boys who are five "cycles" older than her]], and it appears she's unhurt.
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