History Manga / BlackButler

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** In both the anime and the manga, Soma is well-meaning but pretty self-centered when he comes to England, showing concern for others and for justice but rarely thinking about how others feel. After Sebastian and Ciel point this out to him he starts working on this and becomes easier to get along with as he gets more considerate.
8th Jan '17 8:50:11 AM Adept
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* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Inverted. [[spoiler:Undertaker]], who wields a SinisterScythe managed to effortlessly defeat three {{Improbable Weapon User}}s. Admittedly, a scythe is a pretty unique weapon on its own, but it's relatively common compared to his opponents' choices of [[spoiler: a chainsaw, a lawnmower and a set of silverwares]].
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* CharacterDevelopment: Mostly in the manga, not so much in the anime.
** All of the servants slowly become more competent; although Sebastian still doesn't let them handle anything important, he spends far less time cleaning up after their messes and all of them are shown competently helping out at the Green Witch Manor.
** Ciel gets walked through some development by Sebastian, who teases him for not doing enough for himself repeatedly until Ciel begins thinking up solutions to his own problems that don't involve demons being invincible and putting more personal effort into his work. He's still relying on Sebastian heavily, but you get the feeling that if he was left on his own he'd be able to get by at least.
*** Ciel also begins appreciating Sebastian and the servants a little bit, thanking them and caring about their opinions of him.
** Once Lizzy knows that Ciel doesn't think her "unfeminine" for being strong, she begins thinking on her own a little more, realizing that something is wrong with Ciel and [[spoiler: defecting to the Blue Cult for unknown reasons, but of her own free will.]]
7th Jan '17 3:25:58 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** The Blue Cult arc ''shows'' that he's very skilled in the field of business, as he battles an enemy whose scheme revolves around the success of a specific music hall by [[spoiler: opening a music hall of his own and stealing all of his opponents customers.]]

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** The Blue Cult arc ''shows'' that he's very skilled in the field of business, as he battles an enemy whose scheme revolves around the success of a specific music hall by [[spoiler: opening a music hall of his own and stealing all using shrewd business tactics to steal a significant number of customers from the target. Bonus because Ciel hadn't actually had any experience in the entertainment industry before[[note]]Which ''is'' a legitimate concern, as a previous product line of his opponents customers.almost collapsed because he didn't know how the specific industry he was branching out into worked[[/note]], but he applies his prior knowledge of advertising and Sebastian's knowledge of manipulation to make it a success anyways.]]
7th Jan '17 3:18:26 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** One of the omake chapters has Sebastian drastically increase sales of a new Phantomhive product by getting an actress to advertise it in the middle of her play, tossing out sampler cards to the audience so that the audience is directly involved in even a small portion of the show. Almost immediately Ciel gets the actress to pose for ads that name drop the character she plays, aware that people like to buy things associated with celebrities. About 30-40 chapters later Ciel re-applies these lessons by making sure the Boyband he's backing (ItMakesSenseInContext) does a ''lot'' of AudienceParticipation and sells merchandise at the show, some of which can be used during the AudienceParticipation. He even gives the singers "characters" and "roles" similar to how he had the actress do the ads in costume.

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** One of the omake chapters has Sebastian drastically increase sales of a new Phantomhive product by getting an actress to advertise it in the middle of her play, tossing out sampler cards to the audience so that the audience is directly involved in even a small portion of the show. Almost immediately Ciel gets the actress to pose for ads that name drop the character she plays, aware that people like to buy things associated with celebrities. About 30-40 chapters later Ciel re-applies these lessons business tactics get used again and ramped UpToEleven by Ciel making sure [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Boyband he's backing (ItMakesSenseInContext) backing]] does a ''lot'' of AudienceParticipation and sells merchandise at the show, some of which can be used during the AudienceParticipation. He even gives the singers "characters" and "roles" similar to how he had the actress do the ads in costume.
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** One of the omake chapters has Sebastian drastically increase sales of a new Phantomhive product by getting an actress to advertise it in the middle of her play, tossing out sampler cards to the audience so that the audience is directly involved in even a small portion of the show. Almost immediately Ciel gets the actress to pose for ads that name drop the character she plays, aware that people like to buy things associated with celebrities. About 30-40 chapters later Ciel re-applies these lessons by making sure the Boyband he's backing (ItMakesSenseInContext) does a ''lot'' of AudienceParticipation and sells merchandise at the show, some of which can be used during the AudienceParticipation. He even gives the singers "characters" and "roles" similar to how he had the actress do the ads in costume.
7th Jan '17 3:01:04 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* AudienceParticipation: The Phantomhive 5 do this in-universe, as part of their charm.
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*** While the simple microphones make sense as Ciel and Sebastian use the basic concept behind the technology in an earlier chapter, the glowsticks have absolutely no explanation.
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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Two examples:

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Two Three examples:



** The paintings in chapter 71 are plot-relevant to the scene they're introduced in, then the same technique is used again in chapter 122 [[spoiler: on a much larger scale to create primitive microphones]].



* ChekhovsGun: The paintings in chapter 71. Then in chapter 122, the ''technique'' Ciel used with the paintings is replicated [[spoiler: on a much larger scale to create primitive microphones]].
** A very specific tactic is used in the Murder Mystery arc, of having two people wear another person's clothes in order to mislead animals who track by scent, thus leading the tracker exactly where you want it to go and hiding the actual target. This gets used again, only when running from dogs instead of snakes. [[spoiler: Which explains that fancy and large cloak Ciel wears when going to see Sullivan in chapter 97.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The paintings in chapter 71. Then in chapter 122, the ''technique'' Ciel used with the paintings is replicated [[spoiler: on a much larger scale to create primitive microphones]].
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A very specific tactic is used in the Murder Mystery arc, of having two people wear another person's clothes in order to mislead animals who track by scent, thus leading the tracker exactly where you want it to go and hiding the actual target. This gets used again, only when running from dogs instead of snakes. [[spoiler: Which explains that fancy and large cloak Ciel wears when going to see Sullivan in chapter 97.]]
7th Jan '17 1:17:36 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** The Blue Cult arc ''shows'' that he's very skilled in the field of business, as he battles an enemy whose scheme revolves around the success of a specific music hall by opening a music hall of his own and stealing all of his opponents customers.

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** The Blue Cult arc ''shows'' that he's very skilled in the field of business, as he battles an enemy whose scheme revolves around the success of a specific music hall by [[spoiler: opening a music hall of his own and stealing all of his opponents customers.]]
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