History Manga / Arachnid

8th Sep '16 6:22:37 AM HyperEmerson
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* DeusSexMachina: The Army Ant Queen is revealed to have a virus transmitted by her bodily fluids that allows her to mind-control people.
24th Aug '16 12:53:28 AM HyperEmerson
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* AcademyOfAdventure: A polite way to describe Alice's school. A less polite (though somewhat more accurate) description would be 'death-trap crawling with murderous psychos'. The trope is enforced by the Organization boss, who requires the assassins to fight each other and kill Alice while inside the school. There's even a large incinerator in there to dispose of anyone killed in this bloodbath.

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* AcademyOfAdventure: A polite way to describe Alice's school. A less polite (though somewhat more accurate) description would be 'death-trap crawling with murderous psychos'. The trope is enforced by psychos', from the students to the teachers. Even the Organization boss, who requires the assassins to fight each other Boss is lurking there somewhere and kill Alice while inside the school. There's even there's a large huge incinerator in for body disposal. Despite coming to realize how dangerous her school is, Alice finds herself going there because she has nowhere else to dispose of anyone killed in this bloodbath.go.
-->'''Alice''': "You said that... you'd negotiate with the Organization... Specifically, where would we go to? And who should we speak with?"\\
'''Oki''': "[[LampshadeHanging School.]]"
29th Jul '16 2:05:36 AM HyperEmerson
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[[caption-width-right:197:From bottom to top: Alice Fuji, Gokiburi and Yoriko Tajima]]

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[[caption-width-right:197:From bottom to top: Alice Fuji, Fujii, Gokiburi and Yoriko Tajima]]



Alice Fuji does not have a fun life. She's spent the last few years being tormented and abused by her drunken uncle, whilst her unusual mental disorder and dearth of social skills have led to poor grades and a complete lack of friends at school. Then a mysterious assassin kills her uncle, press-gangs her as his apprentice, and subjects her to TrainingFromHell for a few weeks before trying to kill her when her recruitment application falls through. Now she's got an ever-increasing price on her head as she fends off one murderous, arthropod-themed lunatic after another, and the only allies she can turn to are the ''slightly less'' murderous arthropod-themed lunatics.

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Alice Fuji Fujii does not have a fun life. She's spent the last few years being tormented and abused by her drunken uncle, whilst her unusual mental disorder and dearth of social skills have led to poor grades and a complete lack of friends at school. Then a mysterious assassin kills her uncle, press-gangs her as his apprentice, and subjects her to TrainingFromHell for a few weeks before trying to kill her when her recruitment application falls through. Now she's got an ever-increasing price on her head as she fends off one murderous, arthropod-themed lunatic after another, and the only allies she can turn to are the ''slightly less'' murderous arthropod-themed lunatics.



* AbnormalAmmo: One of the assassins is [[ColdSniper a sniper named Gin Yanma.]] She sits hidden on some building and kills people from afar. [[BoringButPractical Seems simple enough]], but then it looks like her bullets have ''dragonfly wings'' for them to travel farther and faster! Given all that happened so far, it would be surprising if this was just metaphorical.

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* AbnormalAmmo: One of the assassins is [[ColdSniper a sniper named Gin Yanma.]] She sits hidden on some building and kills people from afar. [[BoringButPractical Seems simple enough]], but then it looks like turns out her bullets have ''dragonfly wings'' dragonfly wings for them to travel farther and faster! Given all that happened so far, it would be surprising if this was just metaphorical.faster.


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* {{Bookends}}:
** Near the end, Alice confronts [[spoiler:her biological father, Suzumebachi,]] in a [[RooftopConfrontation rooftop]], much like how she had to fight her parental substitute Kumo in the beginning. Ginyanma even watches over both fights.
** One of the poster collectibles that came with volume 14 was a redraw of the cover page from chapter 1.
9th Jul '16 12:24:06 AM HyperEmerson
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* AssassinOutclassin: A bunch of assassins are called to kill Alice for a reward, but they all fail and even fight amongst themselves because the reward increases with every assassin killed. What makes it a less than bright idea is that the target is a CrazyPrepared TrapMaster who's familiar with the place the hunt is set in and she even got some days of prep time for the event because Sasori babbled about it to her before.
17th May '16 3:47:06 AM HyperEmerson
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* ManlyGay: Hibiki.

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* ManlyGay: Hibiki.Hibiki, who is very passionate about his obsessions and how he loved Kumo.



* ThatWasNotADream: After Alice beings Oki home, she dreams about the roach girl sweating oil to bypass the sound detection of her thread and then shooting Yoriko to death. [[CatapultNightmare Alice wakes up]] to see that Oki really escaped from her with that bizarre method... but only [[PantyThief to play with Alice's panties]].

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* ThatWasNotADream: After Alice beings brings Oki home, she dreams about the roach girl sweating oil to bypass the sound detection of her thread and then shooting Yoriko to death. [[CatapultNightmare Alice wakes up]] to see that Oki really escaped from her with that bizarre method... but only [[PantyThief to play with Alice's panties]].
17th May '16 3:36:32 AM HyperEmerson
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* ButNowIMustGo: After the Arachnid Hunt is over [[spoiler:and Japan is being ruined by the nation-wide orgy, Alice leaves Oki out of fear that she could turn mad and kill the roach for whatever reason, such as during sex like a widow spider]].

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* ButNowIMustGo: After the Arachnid Hunt is over [[spoiler:and Japan is being ruined by the nation-wide orgy, Alice concludes it's better for her to be alone and leaves Oki out of fear that to fight on her own. It was also obvious Oki was planning to get Alice to have sex with her, and given everything she could turn mad went through, Alice was afraid of going crazy and kill the roach for whatever reason, such as during sex like a widow spider]].killing her in response]].


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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** At times, Suzumebachi acts like he's actually concerned about Alice's survival, because [[spoiler:he's her DisappearedDad]].
** Yoriko once reflects on how she's been alone since "who knows when". [[spoiler:She's 100-years-old.]]
** Kabutomushi assures Yoriko that people can't die just from falling for 3 meters. Yoriko says she's not a monster like her. [[spoiler:Yoriko and Kabutomushi are both ageless. And after Yoriko survives getting stung with deadly venom, Kabutomushi comes and kills her by blowing her off the top of the school.]]
28th Apr '16 12:16:30 AM HyperEmerson
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The cover for Volume 11 depicts Sasori with her surprise scorpion tail. Volume 12's cover heavily hints at a big plot twist, but at least it had already been revealed in the end of the previous volume.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: LateArrivalSpoiler:
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The cover for Volume 11 depicts Sasori with her surprise scorpion tail. Volume 12's cover heavily hints at a big plot twist, but at least it had already been revealed in the end of the previous volume.volume.
** Chapter 59 of ''Caterpillar'', first released while ''Arachnid'' was nearing its end, spoils the major plot twist of [[spoiler:Yoriko being the Organization boss, though it doesn't refer to her by name or explain how she came to be this way]].
25th Apr '16 1:54:54 PM HyperEmerson
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* BolivianArmyEnding: The story ends with [[spoiler:Alice surrounded by the rape zombie hordes and about to charge against them]].

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The story ends with [[spoiler:Alice surrounded by the rape zombie hordes that destroyed Japan and about to charge against them]].


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* KickTheDog:
** Rape attempts for the heck of it cover over half of the series' antagonists. Even a guy like Hibiki who is a justice-obsessed KnightTemplar and who emulates a guy who wouldn't rape or brutalize his victims attempts to get Oki and Alice raped.
** Dinoponera kills a poor employee of Alice's school for no reason when she greets Kabutomushi, showing that for all of her talk of wanting friends, she's an unreasonable bitch who feels contempt for normal people. She's also excessively cruel to Alice when she discovers the spider girl's cheesy InstantExpert skills.
22nd Feb '16 8:01:30 PM HyperEmerson
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The story ends with Alice facing the rape zombie apocalypse that's overtaking Japan]].

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The story ends with Alice facing the rape zombie apocalypse that's overtaking Japan]].Japan. Kabutomushi and Oki are also travelling on their own through the urban wastelands]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Alice survives the Arachnid Hunt and solves all the mysteries regarding her past, but to her dismay, Yoriko was in charge of it all and was killed by Kabutomushi. The Organization is still out there and they succeeded in bringing ruin to Japan through a zombie apocalypse. Most of the named characters are either missing or zombified and Alice has to [[AndTheAdventureContinues fight them on her own]], having lost Kumoito and parted ways with Oki. Only her determination to live on keeps this from being a total downer]].



* BolivianArmyEnding: The story ends with [[spoiler:Alice surrounded by the rape zombie hordes and about to charge against them]].



* ButNowIMustGo: After the Arachnid Hunt is over [[spoiler:and Japan is being ruined by the nation-wide orgy, Alice leaves Oki out of fear that she could turn mad and kill the roach for whatever reason, such as during sex like a widow spider]].



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Alice survives the Arachnid Hunt and solves all the problems and mysteries regarding her past, but to her dismay, Yoriko was in charge of it all and was killed by Kabutomushi. The Organization is still out there, so little has been accomplished. To make things worse, the army ant zombies have turned Japan into an orgy hell with most of the named characters either missing or zombified and Alice has to [[AndTheAdventureContinues fight them on her own]], having lost Kumoito and parted ways with Oki]].



* GhostCity: The final chapter has [[spoiler:Japan in middle of a zombie orgy, with people shambling all around and violating anyone they see. But then the epilogue with Oki and Kabutomushi has no one in sight. The city around them seems deserted and nearly every building shows signs of decay]]...



* ZombieApocalypse: The disturbing sex-induced mass brainwashing that happens among the students during the Arachnid Hunt, with the Army Ant Queen as their leader. [[spoiler:The situation worsens until the story ends with Alice facing a country-wide rape zombie apocalypse on her own.]]

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* ZombieApocalypse: The disturbing sex-induced mass brainwashing that happens among the students during the Arachnid Hunt, with the Army Ant Queen as their leader. [[spoiler:The situation worsens until the story ends with Alice facing a country-wide rape zombie apocalypse on her own.]]own]].
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