History Manga / Appleseed

6th Jan '18 8:32:10 AM arisboch
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* FriendOrFoe: The IFFs of the autonomous combat drones in ''Alpha'' either don't work, or nobody remembers how to designate themselves as a friend. Either way, the drones attack everybody.

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* FriendOrFoe: The IFFs [=IFFs=] of the autonomous combat drones in ''Alpha'' either don't work, or nobody remembers how to designate themselves as a friend. Either way, the drones attack everybody.
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.
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