History Manga / Appleseed

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".
23rd Oct '15 11:20:10 AM Polokun
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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: While the Bioroids do have emotional restrictions, it would be wrong to say they don't have any emotions at all, they're just more subdued.
23rd Oct '15 9:09:01 AM Morgenthaler
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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 GenreSavvy 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 GenreSavvy 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.]]
27th Sep '15 12:29:14 AM JackTheHammer
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* SherlockScan: All Nyx has to do in ''Alpha'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgPcrhfiDE simply wave her hand]] over a few spent shell casings to obtain an absurdly detailed picture of a battle that was just fought half an hour ago.

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* SherlockScan: All Nyx has to do in ''Alpha'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDgPcrhfiDE com/watch?v=rSepggymJ5g simply wave her hand]] over a few spent shell casings to obtain an absurdly detailed picture of a battle that was just fought half an hour ago.
10th Sep '15 2:44:49 PM Berrenta
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* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: SelfExplanatory.
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