History Manga / Appleseed

16th Jun '16 3:19:50 PM PurrElise
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'''''Appleseed''''' is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the city of Olympus, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.

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'''''Appleseed'''''
''Appleseed''
is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the city of Olympus, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.
14th Jun '16 8:06:52 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* DueToTheDead: Manuel Aeacus is buried with full honors after being put down when he's infected with [[spoiler:a bioweapon designed by Dr. Kestner]]. Deunan, in full uniform, is one of his pallbearers.
14th Jun '16 8:01:51 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ContinuityNod: The final episode "Paradisius" in ''Appleseed XIII'' directly references the plot of the 2004 movie.

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The final episode "Paradisius" in ''Appleseed XIII'' directly references the plot of the 2004 movie.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:General Uranus's plan to destroy the Bioroids involves blowing up the D-Tank, which actually contains a virus the Elders had forced Dr. Gilliam to synthesize that would sterilize all of humanity and slowly euthanize the human race. He doesn't realize that he was unwittingly helping along the death of humanity until it's almost too late.]]



* PrecisionFStrike: "You son of a bitch... ''[[DoubleAgent you betrayed us!]]''"
** "Don't fuck with me!"

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* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
** From the 2004 film:
"You son of a bitch... ''[[DoubleAgent you betrayed us!]]''"
** From ''Ex Machina'': "Don't fuck with me!"



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Athena tries to get Deunan killed at the start of the film; however, in truth she didn't know Deunan's role in what was going on at the time, and when the Regular Army comes close to committing genocide she sends her, along with the rest of Kudo's ESWAT unit, on a mission to retrieve the Appleseed (which can save the Bioroid race and was long thought destroyed by Dr. Gilliam until an Elder revealed its existence at an emergency meeting called by Athena to discuss the implications of a terrorist attack on the Bioroid day care center).

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
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Athena tries to get Deunan killed at the start of the film; however, in truth she didn't know Deunan's role in what was going on at the time, and when the Regular Army comes close to committing genocide she sends her, along with the rest of Kudo's ESWAT unit, on a mission to retrieve the Appleseed (which can save the Bioroid race and was long thought destroyed by Dr. Gilliam until an Elder revealed its existence at an emergency meeting called by Athena to discuss the implications of a terrorist attack on the Bioroid day care center).center).
** General Uranus is willing to engage in debate with his opponents, even during a tense standoff involving the Regular Army, and despite his FantasticRacism he's at least smart enough to carefully consider the consequences of his actions whenever they come to light.


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* VillainHasAPoint: When General Uranus states his case to Deunan, she concedes that he might have a point before letting him know that at least it isn't in the Bioroids' nature to kill even their own kind.
-->'''Deunan''': Maybe you're right. Maybe they can't be trusted, but after what I've seen I know this much: ''Bioroids don't try to KILL each other!''
14th Jun '16 1:43:35 AM ProfessorDetective
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'''''Appleseed''''' is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the Olympus city, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.

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'''''Appleseed''''' is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the Olympus city, city of Olympus, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.



''Appleseed Ex Machina'', the {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} to the 2004 movie, is set two years after it and sees the idyllic relationship between the protagonists challenged by the introduction of Tereus, a SuperPrototype bioroid who is for all intents and purposes a clone of Briareos minus the fact that he didn't have his entire body replaced with cybernetic prosthetics. The situation is worsened when all cyborgs in Olympus (including Briareos) start getting hijacked by a KnightTemplar seeking to unite humanity once and for all... in quite an unsettling manner. The producer of the second movie was JohnWoo. Yes, ''[[HeroicBloodshed that]]'' John Woo.[[note]]Which explains the pigeons and the extreme akimbo.[[/note]]

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''Appleseed Ex Machina'', the {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} to the 2004 movie, is set two years after it and sees the idyllic relationship between the protagonists challenged by the introduction of Tereus, a SuperPrototype bioroid who is for all intents and purposes a clone of Briareos minus the fact that he didn't have his entire body replaced with cybernetic prosthetics. The situation is worsened when all cyborgs in Olympus (including Briareos) start getting hijacked by a KnightTemplar seeking to unite humanity once and for all... in quite an unsettling manner. The producer of the second movie was JohnWoo.Creator/JohnWoo. Yes, ''[[HeroicBloodshed that]]'' John Woo.[[note]]Which explains [[CreatorThumbprint the pigeons and the extreme akimbo.akimbo]].[[/note]]
22nd Mar '16 1:57:35 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* KarmaHoudini: Prime Minister Athena in the movie never has to answer for having mercenaries kill all Deunan's comrades in the wasteland, and trying to capture her alive, and later sending outright assassins after her. She was trying to prevent a genocide, that she feared Deunan could unwittingly partake in, but it seems that Deunan never even gets to learn the truth, let alone decide what she decides to do with it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Prime Minister Athena in the movie never has to answer for having mercenaries kill all Deunan's comrades in the wasteland, and trying to capture her alive, and later sending outright assassins after her. She was trying to prevent a genocide, that she feared Deunan could unwittingly partake in, but it seems that Deunan never even gets to learn the truth, let alone decide what she decides to do with it. But then, Athena wasn't sure until midway through that she could trust Deunan, and being reminded of [[spoiler:her connection to Dr. Gilliam]] during a hearing on what to do about the terrorist attack on the Bioroids was likely a factor in her deciding she could trust Deunan after all.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:It's implied during the final act of the 2004 film that the realization of what he had gotten mixed up in prompted General Uranus and the Regular Army to surrender.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Regular Army in the 2004 film.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Regular Army in the 2004 film. Briareos calls General Uranus and Colonel Hades on it during their confrontation outside of Dr. Gilliam's laboratory. Not that Colonel Hades will listen to him, of course...]]
30th Jan '16 11:20:44 AM nombretomado
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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Kestner's {{S|ystemShock}}HODAN-esque cyborg replica of his dead project leader]] is a particularly creepy example.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Kestner's {{S|ystemShock}}HODAN-esque VideoGame/{{S|ystemShock}}HODAN-esque cyborg replica of his dead project leader]] is a particularly creepy example.
3rd Jan '16 4:43:30 PM Exxolon
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''Appleseed'' is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the Olympus city, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.

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\n''Appleseed'' '''''Appleseed''''' is a four volume CyberPunk/Mecha manga written between 1985 and 1989 by Creator/ShirowMasamune, of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame. It led to OVA and feature film adaptations. Set in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] 22nd century, the story follows the ActionGirl Deunan Knute and her [[BeastAndBeauty cyborg partner and lover]] Briareos Hecatonchires. The two join the special forces of the Olympus city, an enclave of peaceful life on the planet devastated by the WorldWarIII (and recovering from World War ''IV''), whose population consists equally of both normal humans and "bioroids", {{Artificial Human}}s with genetically suppressed aggressiveness who act as emotional buffer for the former.
17th Nov '15 11:08:40 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: Given the setting, women have only few opportunities to have a frivolous girl-talk about men and romance. Most discussions between women are rather highbrow and serious. In fact, there's not much room for frivolity in ''Appleseed''.
14th Nov '15 7:03:32 PM BattleMaster
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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Very, very averted. As is common for Shirow Masamune works, big guns will chew up the scenery. Of particular not is the huge Gatling guns used by the tanks in the intro of the first movie: they're shown punching straight through thick concrete and brick walls like they were made of stale crackers.
7th Nov '15 6:49:11 AM SAMAS
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: "Landmates".

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* AMechByAnyOtherName: "Landmates".MiniMecha are known as "Landmates", while PoweredArmor are called "Protectors".
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