History Manga / BlackJack

28th Nov '16 11:14:41 PM zequeins
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* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: TheReveal of [[spoiler:"Revenge"]] -- The Japanese Medical Association cracks down on Black Jack just as [[spoiler:a billionaire Italian philanthropist]] asks BJ to cure his son of a condition that only BJ could possibly treat. He tries to pressure the Japanese government, only for the JMA chairman to declare that they will strike if BJ is permitted to operate. He finally caves in and lets them operate in desperation... And they botch it, killing the patient. Turns out that [[spoiler:the "philanthropist" is actually the Mafia Godfather Boccherini -- ''who has the chairman's son shot in a manner only BJ could treat.'']] The surgeon general offers to give BJ a blank check in exchange for treating his son. BJ tells the chairman exactly where he can stick it.

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* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: TheReveal of [[spoiler:"Revenge"]] -- The Japanese Medical Association cracks down on Black Jack just as [[spoiler:a billionaire Italian philanthropist]] asks BJ to cure his son of a condition that only BJ could possibly treat. He tries to pressure the Japanese government, only for the JMA chairman to declare that they will strike if BJ is permitted to operate. He finally caves in and lets them operate in desperation... And they botch it, killing the patient. Turns out that [[spoiler:the "philanthropist" is actually the Mafia Godfather Boccherini -- ''who has the chairman's son shot in a manner only BJ could treat.'']] The surgeon general offers to give BJ a blank check in exchange for treating his son. BJ tells the chairman exactly where he can stick it. Subverted though, as gunning down the chairman's son is definitely [[WouldHurtAChild brutal.]]


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* KingIncognito: In ''Titles'', Black Jack was invited to lead a surgery so TheEmperor of a foreign nation, an accomplished doctor himself, could see his work. But after finding out how he will just be an assistant instead of lead, Black Jack walked off the surgery and the whole thing's canceled. The next day, a foreign man in casual clothes came to his house with a patient in tow, asking Black Jack to perform surgery with him as the assistant. Black Jack instantly knew that the man is really The Emperor, but Pinoko didn't and he ended up getting bossed around as Pinoko's assistant. But The Emperor took it well, he remarked how his status often act as leash, and at the end of the day thanked Black Jack for fulfilling his request.
28th Nov '16 10:52:42 PM zequeins
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* UltimateBlacksmith: A reclusive one who made Black Jack's and Biwamaru's scalpels and acupuncture needles, respectively. He accepts payment in cash.... and [[MoneyToBurn uses those cash as fuel for his forge.]] But his skills are real, he could tell how many patients Biwamaru has failed to cure just by looking at his needles, and forged scalpels so fine a gourd sliced in two with it could be reattached easily. Black Jack himself noted that his workmanship for that amount of money is a steal.
7th Jul '16 7:43:57 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Osamu Tezuka was educated as a doctor, so the stories are rich in medical knowledge and experience. [[ArtisticLicense Except, of course, when Tezuka decides that it would be more fun to just make crazy shit up.]] [[SerialEscalation Which is pretty much constantly."]]''

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->''"Osamu Tezuka was educated as a doctor, so the stories are rich in medical knowledge and experience. [[ArtisticLicense Except, of course, when Tezuka decides that it would be more fun to just make crazy shit up.]] [[SerialEscalation up. Which is pretty much constantly."]]''"''
7th Jul '16 7:43:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Dr. Joutarou Hounma, also the man that saved Black Jack's life and pretty much raised him.
9th Jun '16 11:51:38 PM gewunomox
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* ReusedCharacterDesign: A signature style of Tezuka. Black Jack is special for his work in that Black Jack and Pinoko are only reused when he specifically is trying to cameo them in other works. Dr. Hounma, who's also a rather unique design, is used again in nearly every major Tezuka work, and prominently in ''{{Phoenix}}'', showing Hounma's continued {{Reincarnation}}s all end up as TheWoobie. And of course, ''Black Jack'' features Tezuka's good old standard cast, including Astro Boy, Acytelene Lamp, Ham Egg, and pretty much every recurring Tezuka character ever.

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: A signature style of Tezuka. Black Jack is special for his work in that Black Jack and Pinoko are only reused when he specifically is trying to cameo them in other works. Dr. Hounma, who's also a rather unique design, is used again in nearly every major Tezuka work, and prominently in ''{{Phoenix}}'', ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'', showing Hounma's continued {{Reincarnation}}s all end up as TheWoobie. And of course, ''Black Jack'' features Tezuka's good old standard cast, including Astro Boy, Acytelene Lamp, Ham Egg, and pretty much every recurring Tezuka character ever.
27th Apr '16 3:31:51 PM SteelEdge
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* RealityEnsues: Black Jack operates on an alien, and demands payment. He tells the aliens to give him a lot of money, using a bill as an example of earth money. [[GenreSavvy He also tells them not to rob a bank or anything]]. [[spoiler: Cue the end of the chapter, where Black Jack is in jail for counterfeiting. The well-meaning aliens duplicated the same bill exactly, down to the serial number.]]
2nd Feb '16 7:42:18 AM FuzzyBoots
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* SelfSurgery:
** Black Jack once performed a full surgery on his own abdomen, while being circled by hungry dingos.
** Black Jack also talked a quack doctor through performing surgery on him, which the quack had never done before; soon after, the quack declared his intention to go to medical school for real.
** Another time finds him performing surgery on his leg instead of letting another doctor amputate it.
6th Jan '16 4:43:45 AM Vandegraff1
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* DeadlyDoctor: He can be one, if he's threatened. Fortunately, he's a nice person most of the time. See {{Badass} and KnifeNut.

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* DeadlyDoctor: He can be one, if he's threatened. Fortunately, he's a nice person most of the time. See {{Badass} {{Badass}} and KnifeNut.
6th Jan '16 4:42:05 AM Vandegraff1
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* BeyondTheImpossible: LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, Internal Logic, and other tropes have runaway screaming.
** Operating at lighting speed, operating on a dozen patients at once, fingerprint transplants, etc.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: LikeRealityUnlessOtherwiseNoted, Internal Logic, and other tropes have runaway run away screaming.
** Operating at lighting lightning speed, operating on a dozen patients at once, fingerprint transplants, etc.



** He's done surgeries on himself; In the middle of the Australian Outback; While ''fighting dingos''; ''[[Film/IronMan WITH A BOX OF SCRA-]]''...

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** He's done surgeries on himself; himself. In the middle of the Australian Outback; Outback. While ''fighting dingos''; dingoes''. ''[[Film/IronMan WITH A BOX OF SCRA-]]''...
6th Jan '16 4:40:22 AM Vandegraff1
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* AuthorTract: Mostly against abuses in the medical establishment, but usually saved by good characterization & Blackjack's sheer awesome. One example that really sticks out, though is ''Dingoes'', a GreenAesop about the dangers of pesticides & introduced species that erroneously attributes the arrival of the titular beasts in Australia & subsequent damage they caused to the ecosystem to European colonists, when they actually predate Europe's colonial age & are believed to have been brought by an earlier wave of humans in prehistoric times. Whether this was intentional on Tezuka's part in order to shoehorn in an anti-colonialist message, or if it was a simple mistake is unclear. At any rate, considering this episode also features [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Blackjack extracting a parasite from his own intestines while the Dingoes are trying to eat him]], it's hard to bear a grudge.

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* AuthorTract: Mostly against abuses in the medical establishment, but usually saved by good characterization & Blackjack's and Black Jack's sheer awesome. One example that really sticks out, though is ''Dingoes'', a GreenAesop about the dangers of pesticides & and introduced species that erroneously attributes the arrival of the titular beasts in Australia & Australia, and the subsequent damage they caused to the ecosystem ecosystem, to European colonists, when they actually predate Europe's colonial age & and are believed to have been brought by an earlier wave of humans in prehistoric times. Whether this was intentional on Tezuka's part in order to shoehorn in an anti-colonialist message, or if it was a simple mistake is unclear. At any rate, considering this episode also features [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Blackjack Black Jack extracting a parasite from his own intestines while the Dingoes dingoes are trying to eat him]], it's hard to bear a grudge.
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