History Manga / BillyBat

25th Sep '16 1:28:36 PM Angewomon
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The world is a mess, but Kevin Goodman's comics ended up indirectly saving the kid who might just save the world.]]


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** Let's not forget that [[spoiler: Kevin Goodman also accidentally set up the chain of events that would lead to 9/11 because his comic changed Kurusu's fate too much]].
30th Aug '16 1:06:10 AM Smokey
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** [[spoiler: It's very likely the only named people left alive by the end are the three introduced in the last two chapters.]]
27th Aug '16 6:48:15 PM Klaudandus
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* BigBad: So far, Agent Finney and Kurusu from EAI seem to fill the role, also it is implied that General Walker, [[spoiler:Fake! Chuck Culkin and Henry Charles Devivie]] are part of the same circle. Should be noted, due to his ambivalent nature, that there are times when the same could be said of the Bat himself. [[spoiler: by the year 2017, most of them have died to old age or other circumstances, and the current human BigBad is Timmy Sanada, Kevin Goodman's old protege, who has taken over Culkin Enterprises and is the illegitimate son of Fake!Chuck Culkin.]]

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* BigBad: So far, Agent Finney and Kurusu from EAI seem to fill the role, also it is implied that General Walker, [[spoiler:Fake! Chuck Culkin and Henry Charles Devivie]] are part of the same circle. Should be noted, due to his ambivalent nature, that there are times when the same could be said of the Bat himself. [[spoiler: by the year 2017, most of them have died to old age or other circumstances, and the current human BigBad is Timmy Sanada, Kevin Goodman's old protege, who has taken over Culkin Enterprises and is the illegitimate son of Fake!Chuck Culkin. In fact, Timmy did such a bad job that its the main reason the world is a wasteland in the BadFuture.]]
27th Aug '16 6:39:44 PM Klaudandus
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** [[spoiler: By 2063, the world is an even worse wasteland.]]
27th Aug '16 6:37:32 PM Klaudandus
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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: One of the main themes of the comic. [[spoiler:And also how it ends. Kevin Goodman's comics inspire two enemy soldiers to have a truce and save a kid, and inspire the kid to save the world after reading the last Billy Bat comic ever that was written by Kevin Goodman, which is apparently what Billy wanted all along.]]


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* GainaxEnding: Although more hopeful than most. [[spoiler: In a BadFuture casued by Timmy Sanada, two enemy soldiers settle on a truce on the battlefield and save a little kid after discovering that they all love Kevin Goodman's Billy Bat. The kid is then inspired by Billy Bat's last comic to save the world, which is what Billy wanted all along.]]
18th Aug '16 5:56:30 PM Lanthorn
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*** [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangainn.net/manga/chapter/154967_billy-bat-chapter-162/page_6 Old Kevin in 2032]] VS ''Ebony'' magazine's [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/go-home-ebony-youre-drunk?utm_term=.bf3YaW4EA#.djV5Wx0oJ 1985 mock-up of how Michael Jackson would look like in the year 2000]] VS Michael's father [[http://www.billboard.com/files/styles/article_main_image/public/media/joe-jackson-2010-billboard-650.jpg Joe Jackson in 2010]]]]



** [[spoiler: The next chapter reveals there's 93 Billylands around the world that are oasis from devastating effects of climate change (that Timmy's company exacerbated when they took control of much of the world's water supply)... If you can get to them.]]

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** [[spoiler: The next chapter reveals there's 93 Billylands around the world that are oasis from the devastating effects of climate change (that Timmy's company exacerbated when they took control of much of the world's water supply)... If you can get to them.]]
18th Aug '16 5:39:32 PM Lanthorn
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---> '''Radio Announcer''' (paraphrased): [[spoiler: The US president has enacted the Neo-[[UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe Monroe Doctrine]] and recalled all US troops abroad to create [[TheGreatWall a defensive wall]] between the US and Mexico, Japan and China are at war over a tiny island, China is also at war with Uygurs in Tibet, [wherever Timmy is, possibly Texas] is going to have [[GlobalWarming a severe sandstorm]], and the UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion has collapsed due to overwhelming numbers of refugees. [[MoodWhiplash And now for some happy news]]: Billyland UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}} has opened to great acclaim!"]]

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---> '''Radio Announcer''' (paraphrased): [[spoiler: The US president has enacted the Neo-[[UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe Monroe Doctrine]] and recalled all US troops abroad to create [[TheGreatWall a defensive wall]] between the US and Mexico, Japan and China are at war over a tiny island, China is also at war with Uygurs in Tibet, [wherever Timmy is, possibly Texas] apparently southern California] is going to have [[GlobalWarming a severe sandstorm]], and the UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion has collapsed due to overwhelming numbers of refugees. [[MoodWhiplash And now for some happy news]]: Billyland UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}} has opened to great acclaim!"]]



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Gary Devivie's reason for the series of japanese murders. His real father ran off with a japanese prostitute]].

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Gary Devivie's reason for the series of japanese murders. Japanese murders: His real father ran off with a japanese Japanese prostitute]].



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Kevin in chapter 93]].

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Kevin [[spoiler:Kevin, seemingly, in chapter 93]].93. Confirmed in chapter 192 -- at the age of 100, "drawing to the last".]].



** Reiterated at the end of chapter 163: Two enemy soldiers, seemingly the only living people for miles around, are more concerned with killing each other than the fact that they don't know what killed the inhabitants of the town they're in and they aren't wearing gas masks [[spoiler: and the one we've been following just realized he's triggered a mine that could kill both of them if the other doesn't move]].
--> '''The Bat''': Whether you're right, wrong, white, black, or smack in the middle... nobody even knows anymore. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters After all, you humans are filthy, indecent beings to begin with.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: Timmy in chapter 162 [[spoiler: when he impotently beats the Hollywood sign after realizing he'll never "get" Kevin Goodman with either threats or money and that for all his successes (93 Billylands and control of most of the world's water and power) he lost the one thing that brought him joy -- drawing Billy Bat with Kevin. The final straw is when Kevin ''compliments'' Timmy on his drawing skills]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Timmy in 2017 has expanded Culkin Enterprises into water and power (and dismisses accusations by a lawyer who [[EveryoneIsRelated happens to be an ex-girlfriend of Kevin Goodman]] that his operations are polluting the land and poisoning the inhabitants) because he wants to save the world -- specifically [[ItsAllAboutMe all of Billy Bat's current and future fans]] so Billy can live ''forever''. Well, [[UnreliableNarrator that's what he's claiming he's doing]]. [[spoiler: He then orders his men to eliminate the lawyer.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Timmy in 2017 has expanded Culkin Enterprises into water and power (and dismisses accusations by a lawyer who [[EveryoneIsRelated happens to be an ex-girlfriend of Kevin Goodman]] that his operations are polluting the land and poisoning the inhabitants) because he wants to save the world -- specifically [[ItsAllAboutMe all of Billy Bat's current and future fans]] so Billy can live ''forever''. Well, [[UnreliableNarrator that's what he's claiming he's doing]]. [[spoiler: He then orders his men to eliminate the lawyer.lawyer (they fail and 15 years later it's revealed she and Kevin got married).]]


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** [[spoiler: The next chapter reveals there's 93 Billylands around the world that are oasis from devastating effects of climate change (that Timmy's company exacerbated when they took control of much of the world's water supply)... If you can get to them.]]


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* WhamShot: The bat doodle on the moon [[spoiler: which is eventually revealed to be a sound stage on earth]]
** Jackie Momochi in the World Trade Center plaza just after the reveal that the last number sequence includes 9.11.2001 [[spoiler: unfortunately for the Bat crew it ''is'' 9/11 and they're too late]]
** Timmy Saneda attacking the Hollywood sign in a fit of rage [[spoiler: in 2032, revealing that southern California has become a desert dustbowl]].
2nd Aug '16 7:57:21 AM Lanthorn
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** TheExtremistWasRight: To a point: [[spoiler: By 2032 the US needs a wall (well, a better one manned by every member of the armed forces) between them and Mexico, China is at war with Japan in the Pacific and Uygurs in Tibet, the EU just collapsed, climate change is wrecking havoc everywhere, but somehow ''[[DeathWorld Somalia]]'' became stable enough to build a major theme park -- with celebrity guests!]]
2nd Aug '16 7:48:06 AM Lanthorn
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** CrapsackWorld:
---> '''Radio Announcer''' (paraphrased): [[spoiler: The US president has enacted the Neo-[[UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe Monroe Doctrine]] and recalled all US troops abroad to create [[TheGreatWall a defensive wall]] between the US and Mexico, Japan and China are at war over a tiny island, China is also at war with Uygurs in Tibet, [wherever Timmy is, possibly Texas] is going to have [[GlobalWarming a severe sandstorm]], and the UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion has collapsed due to overwhelming numbers of refugees. [[MoodWhiplash And now for some happy news]]: Billyland UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}} has opened to great acclaim!"]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Audrey. She denies it of course.



* StepfordSmiler: Timmy as head of Culkin Enterprises: His ''Billy Bat'' is bad (his own agents think it's "boring") and his attempts to "save Billy's fans" by expanding into water and power so they can withstand climate change is poisoning them instead (though he denies it) but he always has a serene expression on his face -- at least until he starts explaining his plan to save the world and gets increasingly unhinged-looking.

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* StepfordSmiler: Timmy as head of Culkin Enterprises: His ''Billy Bat'' is bad (his (worse than bad, his own agents think it's "boring") and his attempts to "save Billy's fans" by expanding into water and power so they can withstand climate change is poisoning them instead (though he denies it) but he always has a serene expression on his face -- at least until he starts explaining his plan to save the world and gets increasingly unhinged-looking.



* TimeSkip: From the late forties to the early fifties to Biblical times to the Warring States Era to the sixties, to JFK's assassination to 10 months later, to 1981, 2001 [[spoiler: right before the World Trade Center attack]] and now we're in 2017.

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* TimeSkip: From the late forties to the early fifties to Biblical times to the Warring States Era to the sixties, to JFK's assassination to 10 months later, to 1981, 2001 [[spoiler: right before the World Trade Center attack]] attack]], 2017, and now we're in 2017.2032.
1st Aug '16 7:58:52 PM Klaudandus
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* BadFuture: [[spoiler: By 2032, the world has become dystopian wasteland, partly run by Billyland.]]
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