History Manga / Appleseed

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.
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.
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