History Manga / Appleseed

30th Aug '17 7:01:17 AM GrammarNavi
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The one-shot OVA[[note]]a co-production between Creator/StudioGainax and {{AIC}}[[/note]] was produced in 1988 and has little in common with the original manga except the setting and the characters. The plot concerns a colleague of Deunan and Briareos, who feels that instead of Utopia, Olympus is a GildedCage designed to prevent humans from living a fulfilling life. To destroy this cage, he conspires with a professional terrorist and it's up to Deunan and Briareos to stop them.

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The one-shot OVA[[note]]a co-production between Creator/StudioGainax and {{AIC}}[[/note]] Creator/{{AIC}}[[/note]] was produced in 1988 and has little in common with the original manga except the setting and the characters. The plot concerns a colleague of Deunan and Briareos, who feels that instead of Utopia, Olympus is a GildedCage designed to prevent humans from living a fulfilling life. To destroy this cage, he conspires with a professional terrorist and it's up to Deunan and Briareos to stop them.
8th Aug '17 11:58:09 AM fruitstripegum
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: In ''Appleseed Alpha'', Iris & Olson are very much on the idealistic scale, believing they can build a better world, Deunan is somewhere in the middle, while Briareos is firmly cynical. [[spoiler: This flips a bit halfway through after they find Olson's corpse, where Deunan briefly loses hope in finding Olympus, but this leads Briareos to adopt a more idealistic viewpoint if only to keep Deunan's spirits up. The villain, Talos, is far on the cynical scale, believing that Olympus's ideals are nonsense and that humanity needs war to continue existing.]]



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: In ''Appleseed Alpha'', Iris & Olson are very much on the idealistic scale, believing they can build a better world, Deunan is somewhere in the middle, while Briareos is firmly cynical. [[spoiler: This flips a bit halfway through after they find Olson's corpse, where Deunan briefly loses hope in finding Olympus, but this leads Briareos to adopt a more idealistic viewpoint if only to keep Deunan's spirits up. The villain, Talos, is far on the cynical scale, believing that Olympus's ideals are nonsense and that humanity needs war to continue existing.]]
8th Aug '17 11:57:38 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Portmantitle}}: Also a OneWordTitle.



* {{Portmantitle}}: Also a OneWordTitle.
8th Aug '17 11:57:11 AM fruitstripegum
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* OhCrap: When the first police team busts through the to arrest the terrorists, just to walk in front of a gatling gun ambush.


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* OhCrap: When the first police team busts through the to arrest the terrorists, just to walk in front of a gatling gun ambush.
8th Aug '17 11:55:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* 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.]]



* 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.]]
8th Aug '17 11:55:14 AM fruitstripegum
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: ''XIII'' has an episode focused on a hotel with a garden in the middle that has butterflies that the daughter of the VIP likes to chase. [[spoiler:Her chase ultimately leads to the death of her father as he tries to save her from running off a bridge without rails.]]


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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: ''XIII'' has an episode focused on a hotel with a garden in the middle that has butterflies that the daughter of the VIP likes to chase. [[spoiler:Her chase ultimately leads to the death of her father as he tries to save her from running off a bridge without rails.]]
8th Aug '17 11:54:38 AM fruitstripegum
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* ArmCannon: Nyx in ''Alpha'' has a machine gun built into the palm of her right hand.
* 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.
* AssholeVictim: Some of the "vampire" victims in ''XIII'' Episode 5 are war criminals from Eris (said to have committed genocide and ethnic cleansing).
* AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler: Kestner in ''Ex Machina'' wants to pull this off.]]


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* ArmCannon: Nyx in ''Alpha'' has a machine gun built into the palm of her right hand.
* 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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* AssholeVictim: Some of the "vampire" victims in ''XIII'' Episode 5 are war criminals from Eris (said to have committed genocide and ethnic cleansing).
* AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler: Kestner in ''Ex Machina'' wants to pull this off.]]
8th Aug '17 11:52:55 AM fruitstripegum
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: MiniMecha are known as "Landmates", while PoweredArmor are called "Protectors".


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* AMechByAnyOtherName: MiniMecha are known as "Landmates", while PoweredArmor are called "Protectors".
25th Jul '17 4:00:12 PM Bissek
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* DiplomaticImpunity: In ''XIII'', [[spoiler:Deia]] is caught red handed committing an act of terrorism, has to flee Olympus, and then one episode later, shows up again as an accredited diplomat of Poseidon, and goes on to commit several more acts of terrorism while back in Olympus.
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.
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