History Manga / Appleseed

9th Apr '17 7:27:42 AM Malady
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* MayContainEvil: [[spoiler: The Connexus]] in ''Ex Machina''.

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* MayContainEvil: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Connexus]] in ''Ex Machina''.



* ObviouslyEvil: Poseidon in ''Ex Machina''. They're a MegaCorp and OneNationUnderCopyright, their executive and diplomat is an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette in a [[SpyCatsuit black leather catsuit]] with [[CreepyMonotone a soft, smooth voice]], and their battle commander has a [[GoodScarsEvilScars rather ugly scar]] covering one eye. They're also so polite and smooth about cooperating with Athena and Olympus that any smart viewer would expect that they're up to something ''seriously'' devious. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Nope.]] While they did accidentally leave some dangerous experimental AppliedPhlebotinum lying around, they cooperate fully with the protagonists when it comes time to clean everything up, and their offer to surrender control of their weapons to Olympus is entirely genuine.]]

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* ObviouslyEvil: Poseidon in ''Ex Machina''. They're a MegaCorp and OneNationUnderCopyright, their executive and diplomat is an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette in a [[SpyCatsuit black leather catsuit]] with [[CreepyMonotone a soft, smooth voice]], and their battle commander has a [[GoodScarsEvilScars rather ugly scar]] covering one eye. They're also so polite and smooth about cooperating with Athena and Olympus that any smart viewer would expect that they're up to something ''seriously'' devious. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Nope.]] Nope]]. While they did accidentally leave some dangerous experimental AppliedPhlebotinum lying around, they cooperate fully with the protagonists when it comes time to clean everything up, and their offer to surrender control of their weapons to Olympus is entirely genuine.]]



* OneWordTitle: Also a {{Portmantitle}}.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: [[spoiler:Hitomi.]]
* PhlebotinumInducedStupidity: In ''Ex Machina'', Briareos would likely have found unearthing the movie's central conspiracy much easier if the lingering nanite poisoning they used to temporarily take him over hadn't compelled him to take the most stupid, pointless, and needlessly violent actions possible whenever his adrenaline levels spiked. [[spoiler:Luckily for him, there's a treatment.]]

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: [[spoiler:Hitomi.]]
[[spoiler:Hitomi]].
* PhlebotinumInducedStupidity: In ''Ex Machina'', Briareos would likely have found unearthing the movie's central conspiracy much easier if the lingering nanite poisoning they used to temporarily take him over hadn't compelled him to take the most stupid, pointless, and needlessly violent actions possible whenever his adrenaline levels spiked. [[spoiler:Luckily for him, there's a treatment.]]treatment]].



* PunchClockVillain/: In "Alpha", while it is mentioned by multiple characters that the numerous nameless cyborg thugs working for Two Horns are criminals and gang members, none of them act that unpleasant nor are shown doing anything evil throughout the course of the film. The worst any of them do is attack the better armed and more dangerous Deunan and Briareos when directly ordered to do so, and when ordered to return to the tank rather than continue attacking go so far as to look at each other, shrug, and calmly leave. The red one that acts as second in command to Two Horns in particular is portrayed as surprisingly mellow, level headed, and non-confrontational. Minor hints scattered throughout the film imply that these men used to be soldiers during the War, and after the war was over they simply continued to do the same things they used to just under new managment.

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* PunchClockVillain/: {{Portmantitle}}: Also a OneWordTitle.
* PunchClockVillain:
In "Alpha", while it is mentioned by multiple characters that the numerous nameless cyborg thugs working for Two Horns are criminals and gang members, none of them act that unpleasant nor are shown doing anything evil throughout the course of the film. The worst any of them do is attack the better armed and more dangerous Deunan and Briareos when directly ordered to do so, and when ordered to return to the tank rather than continue attacking go so far as to look at each other, shrug, and calmly leave. The red one that acts as second in command to Two Horns in particular is portrayed as surprisingly mellow, level headed, and non-confrontational. Minor hints scattered throughout the film imply that these men used to be soldiers during the War, and after the war was over they simply continued to do the same things they used to just under new managment.
2nd Mar '17 9:42:20 PM philipnova798
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It also has a CGI anime series named ''Appleseed XIII.'' The series was produced in 2011 by Jinni's Animation Studios in association with Creator/ProductionIG and under the direction of Takayuki Hamana with Junichi Fujisaku as script supervisor. All 13 episodes of ''Appleseed XIII'' can be seen on Funimation's official Website/YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwazKLaN7rLi2U2hzVjSfcBZVLN_hSV3P here.]] An English dub of the series was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in June 2013.

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It also has a CGI anime series named ''Appleseed XIII.'' The series was produced in 2011 by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Jinni's Animation Studios Studios]] in association with Creator/ProductionIG and under the direction of Takayuki Hamana with Junichi Fujisaku as script supervisor. All 13 episodes of ''Appleseed XIII'' can be seen on Funimation's official Website/YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwazKLaN7rLi2U2hzVjSfcBZVLN_hSV3P here.]] An English dub of the series was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in June 2013.
8th Feb '17 8:45:19 AM hullflyer
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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.

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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 note 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.
8th Feb '17 6:28:28 AM hullflyer
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* ArmorIsUseless: In this universe, cyborgs are surprisingly fragile, with pistol rounds being able to take down even largely metallic ones pretty easily ([[spoiler: Talos is almost completely metal, yet Deunan's M1911 does severe damage to him with just a few shots]]). You'd think becoming a cyborg would make you tougher.

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* ArmorIsUseless: In this universe, cyborgs are surprisingly fragile, with pistol rounds being able to take down even largely metallic ones pretty easily ([[spoiler: Talos ([[spoiler:Talos is almost completely metal, yet Deunan's M1911 does severe damage to him with just a few shots]]). You'd think becoming a cyborg would make you tougher.
7th Jan '17 8:52:43 AM nombretomado
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* BloodstainedGlassWindows The opening sequence of ''Ex Machina'', in fine JohnWoo tradition.

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* BloodstainedGlassWindows The opening sequence of ''Ex Machina'', in fine JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo tradition.
4th Dec '16 2:43:26 PM DavidCowie
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* PunchClockVillain/: In "Alpha", while it is mentioned by multiple characters that the numerous nameless cyborg thugs working for Two-Face are criminals and gang members, none of them act that unpleasant nor are shown doing anything evil throughout the course of the film. The worst any of them do is attack the better armed and more dangerous Deunan and Briareos when directly ordered to do so, and when ordered to return to the tank rather than continue attacking go so far as to look at each other, shrug, and calmly leave. The red one that acts as second in command to Two-Face in particular is portrayed as surprisingly mellow, level headed, and non-confrontational. Minor hints scattered throughout the film imply that these men used to be soldiers during the War, and after the war was over they simply continued to do the same things they used to just under new managment.

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* PunchClockVillain/: In "Alpha", while it is mentioned by multiple characters that the numerous nameless cyborg thugs working for Two-Face Two Horns are criminals and gang members, none of them act that unpleasant nor are shown doing anything evil throughout the course of the film. The worst any of them do is attack the better armed and more dangerous Deunan and Briareos when directly ordered to do so, and when ordered to return to the tank rather than continue attacking go so far as to look at each other, shrug, and calmly leave. The red one that acts as second in command to Two-Face Two Horns in particular is portrayed as surprisingly mellow, level headed, and non-confrontational. Minor hints scattered throughout the film imply that these men used to be soldiers during the War, and after the war was over they simply continued to do the same things they used to just under new managment.


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* UnexplainedRecovery: In ''Appleseed Alpha'', [[spoiler: the gang leader Two Horns]] is remarkably resilient. His persistent failure to die is never explained.
19th Nov '16 2:10:27 PM DavidCowie
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* RougeAnglesOfSatin: In the 2004 film, we get a good look at a computer disc labelled "SEACRET".
28th Oct '16 11:44:40 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* LadyAndKnight: Talos and Nyx are a villainous variant of this in ''Alpha'', with Talos being a ManInWhite and Nyx being a WomanInBlack.

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* LadyAndKnight: Talos and Nyx are a villainous variant of this in ''Alpha'', with Talos being a Black (ironically a ManInWhite at the same time) and Nyx being a WomanInBlack.Dark Lady with EvilWearsBlack.
5th Oct '16 8:52:49 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Arguably so with the Elders in the first film, who wish to preserve the Earth and rid it of the evils inflicted upon it by mankind; unfortunately, their ultimate means to do this is the ''sterilization of the human race''.
5th Oct '16 8:49:51 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: General Uranus is appalled and horrified when Hades moves in to murder Briareos and Deunan; upon realizing he had been manipulated into instigating the coup, he chooses to surrender peacefully, refusing to be somebody's tool in spite of his hatred of Bioroids.


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* SceneryPorn: Utopia or not, Olympus is truly something to marvel upon.
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