History Manga / BlackCat

21st Nov '15 11:00:25 AM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: Many characters appear to have been borrowed wholesale from other manga. Train is a lot like [[RurouniKenshin Himura Kenshin]], [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], and [[{{Trigun}} Vash]]... ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' seems to be the most obvious one: Creed is a bit like Vicious, Jet is like Sven, Faye is similar to Rinslet...

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* CaptainErsatz: Many characters appear to have been borrowed wholesale from other manga. Train is a lot like [[RurouniKenshin [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Himura Kenshin]], [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], and [[{{Trigun}} Vash]]... ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' seems to be the most obvious one: Creed is a bit like Vicious, Jet is like Sven, Faye is similar to Rinslet...
13th Nov '15 7:29:56 PM ShadowofLuna
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* SpecificallyNumberedGroup: Chronos Numbers go from I to XII, with Train (XIII) being a special case (The reason is that Chronos means 'time' so, twelve members for each hour and XIII is a special agent so wouldn't count with the rest of them).
27th Oct '15 10:35:21 AM Willbyr
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** Eve, Kyouko, and Train get [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of themselves in ''ToLoveRu''.

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** Eve, Kyouko, and Train get [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of themselves in ''ToLoveRu''.''Manga/ToLoveRu''.
23rd Mar '15 10:37:31 PM jormis29
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* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Numerous times, Train unknowingly causes Creed to be aroused when he kills. In the anime, he even gets turned on when Train smashes his sword with his orichalcum gun. Train even SITS on Creed with his legs spread, and belatedly realizes that Creed is practically having an orgasm over Train's awesomeness, and moaning "Oh Train, you are the best!" (In the English dub: "That's it... my Hartnet..." which is arguably even worse).

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* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Numerous times, Train unknowingly causes Creed to be aroused when he kills. In the anime, he even gets turned on when Train smashes his sword with his orichalcum {{Orichalcum}} gun. Train even SITS on Creed with his legs spread, and belatedly realizes that Creed is practically having an orgasm over Train's awesomeness, and moaning "Oh Train, you are the best!" (In the English dub: "That's it... my Hartnet..." which is arguably even worse).



* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Creed's Imagine Blade can cut through pretty much anything except Orichalcon (the material the Chronos weapons are made of)--stone, helicopters, whatever. As mentioned before, Kranz is a blind man who can cut bullets apart with a knife. The first appearance of Sephira's weapon, a stylized broadsword, involves her using the blade to juggle a glass of water without damaging the glass or spilling a drop as fencing practice. During Creed's fight with Sephiria, one of his sword strikes hits the floor and tears it up for about 20 feet in front of him, leaving a giant gouge in the floor.

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Creed's Imagine Blade can cut through pretty much anything except Orichalcon {{Orichalcum}} (the material the Chronos weapons are made of)--stone, helicopters, whatever. As mentioned before, Kranz is a blind man who can cut bullets apart with a knife. The first appearance of Sephira's weapon, a stylized broadsword, involves her using the blade to juggle a glass of water without damaging the glass or spilling a drop as fencing practice. During Creed's fight with Sephiria, one of his sword strikes hits the floor and tears it up for about 20 feet in front of him, leaving a giant gouge in the floor.



** Several of the the Chrono Numbers also use some really ''odd'' weaponry, including a RazorFloss glove and some kind of bizarre rocket-powered flail. The winner would have to be Number X, Lin Xiao Li, who uses what can only be described as a weaponized ''blanket''. It has Orichalcum fibers woven into it to make it bulletproof and razor-edged... but it's still a blanket, and he still uses it as a weapon. Somehow.

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** Several of the the Chrono Numbers also use some really ''odd'' weaponry, including a RazorFloss glove and some kind of bizarre rocket-powered flail. The winner would have to be Number X, Lin Xiao Li, who uses what can only be described as a weaponized ''blanket''. It has Orichalcum {{Orichalcum}} fibers woven into it to make it bulletproof and razor-edged... but it's still a blanket, and he still uses it as a weapon. Somehow.



* {{Unobtainium}}: Each Chrono Number has a weapon made of indestructible Orichalcum. Each weapon bears the Number of its user, and has [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic a mythological name]]. Train's gun is called "Hades".

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* {{Unobtainium}}: Each Chrono Number has a weapon made of indestructible Orichalcum.{{Orichalcum}}. Each weapon bears the Number of its user, and has [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic a mythological name]]. Train's gun is called "Hades".
11th Mar '15 9:19:15 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CompressedAdaptation: The anime, which removes whole arcs, completely rearranges the whole start of the series, and cuts a lot of character development for everyone but Train and Eve, or [[AdaptationDistillation distilled]] in a very awkward way. Which is strange considering that the anime is also an example of AdaptationExpansion.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Anime-only: How Train was shown to be much cooler and {{Badass}} before he became a pacifist.
16th Jan '15 5:51:49 PM MagBas
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* ScaryBlackMan: A lot of minor villains fit this trope [[UnfortunateImplications for some reason]].

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* ScaryBlackMan: A lot of minor villains fit this trope [[UnfortunateImplications for some reason]].trope.
13th Jan '15 12:05:33 AM Omeganian
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* RaisedHandOfSurvival: A wall crumbles down on Train, and his arm shoots up out of the rubble before the rest of him follows.
15th Dec '14 2:57:57 AM Pastykake
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* ImaginationBasedSuperpower:
** Creed's Tao ability is this. He even calls it "Imagine Blade." His sword's physical presence depends on him imagining it, which means he can control its length by imagining it to be a certain length.
** Doctor has this: his Tao is an AlternateDimension of his creation where whatever he imagines becomes reality.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Creed's Imagine Blade can cut through pretty much anything except Orichalcon (the material the Chronos weapons are made of)--stone, helicopters, whatever. As mentioned before, Kranz is a blind man who can cut bullets apart with a knife. The first appearance of Sephira's weapon, a stylized broadsword, involves her using the blade to juggle a glass of water without damaging the glass or spilling a drop as fencing practice.

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* ImaginationBasedSuperpower:
** Creed's Tao ability is this. He even calls it "Imagine Blade." His sword's physical presence depends on him imagining it, which means he can control its length by imagining it to be a certain length.
** Doctor has this: his
ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Doctor's Tao is an AlternateDimension of his creation where whatever he imagines becomes reality.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Creed's Imagine Blade can cut through pretty much anything except Orichalcon (the material the Chronos weapons are made of)--stone, helicopters, whatever. As mentioned before, Kranz is a blind man who can cut bullets apart with a knife. The first appearance of Sephira's weapon, a stylized broadsword, involves her using the blade to juggle a glass of water without damaging the glass or spilling a drop as fencing practice. During Creed's fight with Sephiria, one of his sword strikes hits the floor and tears it up for about 20 feet in front of him, leaving a giant gouge in the floor.



* LivingWeapon: Creed's Imagine Blade is one when it's at Level 2 or Level 3. If the fact that it has a face and occasionally cackles isn't enough of a clue, Creed tells Train it is alive and synchronizes with his mind.



* LoveDodecahedron: This trope happens to go hand in hand with the AllLoveIsUnrequited trope. It's incredible how intricate and complicated the character's romantic feelings (or lack thereof) for each other are.

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* LoveDodecahedron: This trope happens to go hand in hand with the AllLoveIsUnrequited trope. It's incredible how intricate and complicated the character's characters' romantic feelings (or lack thereof) for each other are.



* MasterOfDisguise: Lin Shaolee can convincingly make himself look like Train, Creed and a number of other people. His disguises are so good that even when minimal, Train didn't recognize him as [[spoiler: [[PaperThinDisguise Glin]]]]
** A bit funny when you consider that the first time Train meets Lin, who was in a disguise that don't look like him at all, Train recognize him immediately, but when Lin disguised himself as [[spoiler:Glin]], [[PaperThinDisguise he looks like his normal self so much, but this time Train doesn't recognize him. Some kind of inverted effectiveness disguise is working here]].

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* MasterOfDisguise: Lin Shaolee can convincingly make himself look like Train, Creed and a number of other people. His disguises are so good that even when minimal, Train didn't doesn't recognize him as [[spoiler: [[PaperThinDisguise Glin]]]]
** A bit funny when you consider that the first time Train meets Lin, who was is in a disguise that don't doesn't look like him at all, Train recognize recognizes him immediately, but when Lin disguised disguises himself as [[spoiler:Glin]], [[PaperThinDisguise he looks very much like his normal self so much, self, but this time Train doesn't recognize him. Some kind of inverted effectiveness disguise is working here]].



* MeaningfulName: Saya -- an alternate translation for the name is 'scabbard'.

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* MeaningfulName: Saya -- an alternate translation for the name is 'scabbard'."scabbard." She sheathed the sword that was "Train the Assassin."



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Creed plays it a little too straight in his murder of [[spoiler: Saya]] (I've killed her, see, now you can join me!), and when Train still doesn't come around, he [[spoiler: attempts it on Train's [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]] Sven]].

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Creed plays it a little too straight in his murder of [[spoiler: Saya]] (I've killed her, see, now you can join me!), and when Train still doesn't come around, he [[spoiler: attempts it on Train's [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual {{Heterosexual Life Partner]] Partner|s}} Sven]].



** Sven wears a fedora. After it's destroyed, within a page he has it back (cited as an "emergency spare").

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** Sven wears a fedora. After it's destroyed, within a page few pages he has it back (cited as an "emergency spare").



* OhCrap: Creed, when accidentaly hitting Train with [[spoiler: nanomachine "Lucifer"]] bullet. Again, Creed seeing Train's charging [[spoiler: Burst Railgun]].

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* OhCrap: Creed, when accidentaly hitting Train with [[spoiler: nanomachine [[spoiler:a nano-machine "Lucifer"]] bullet. Again, Creed seeing Train's charging [[spoiler: Burst Railgun]].



* OlderThanTheyLook: Sven, who is comfortably within the CompetenceZone, ages from 28 to 30 over the course of the series. He looks a bit closer to mid 20s, but that doesn't stop him from getting called an old man more often than he'd like.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Sven, who is comfortably within the CompetenceZone, ages from 28 to 30 over the course of the series. He looks a bit closer to mid 20s, mid-20s, but that doesn't stop him from getting called an old man more often than he'd like.



* PoliceAreUseless: The police in Sangeles City did not notice the completely conspicuously-dressed people that were the Apostles of the Stars. This got them killed.

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* PoliceAreUseless: The police in Sangeles City did do not notice the completely conspicuously-dressed people that were the Apostles of the Stars. This got gets them killed.



* PsychoForHire: Subversion. Chronos Numbers Kranz and Baldorias arenít actually for hire, being as they've worked for Chronos all their life, but they do seem to eh...[[AxCrazy enjoy their work]] [[JerkAss a little too much.]] Also [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kyoko]] who signed up with Creed so she could [[PyroManiac burn things]], and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence kiss people]]. At the same time.

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* PsychoForHire: Subversion. Chronos Numbers Kranz and Baldorias arenít actually for hire, being as they've worked for Chronos all their life, lives, but they do seem to eh...[[AxCrazy enjoy their work]] [[JerkAss a little too much.]] Also [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kyoko]] who signed up with Creed so she could [[PyroManiac burn things]], and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence kiss people]]. At the same time.



* SharpenedToASingleAtom: Eve turns her hair into two blades with the edge only "several microns"-thick in the final assault, but the first time she uses it she overdoes the work and renders two {{Mooks}} naked instead.

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* SharpenedToASingleAtom: Eve turns her hair into two blades with the edge edges only "several microns"-thick in the final assault, but the first time she uses it she overdoes the work and renders two {{Mooks}} naked instead.
15th Dec '14 1:11:38 AM Pastykake
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Eve's body is filled with and even produces {{nanomachines}}, which allows her to transform part or all of her body however she wants. She can turn her hands into weapons or a shield, grow somehow-functional wings, form her ''hair'' into fists or blades and move them around, or turn her body into solid steel. Doing a lot of consecutive full-body transformations, however, will leave her completely exhausted.
15th Dec '14 12:45:06 AM Pastykake
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* FountainOfYouth: Creed [[spoiler:wants to use nanites to make himself immortal forever.]] Also Train [[spoiler:gets temporarily deaged by nanites...]] which is less fun than it seems, since he can't [[spoiler:fire his gun properly.]]

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* FountainOfYouth: Creed [[spoiler:wants to use nanites to make himself immortal forever.]] Also Also, Train [[spoiler:gets temporarily deaged de-aged by nanites...]] which is less fun than it seems, since he can't [[spoiler:fire his gun properly.]]
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