History Manga / Change123

11th Jul '16 1:56:45 PM Willbyr
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She later explains that she developed multiple personalities due to each of her ''[[HasTwoMommies three fathers']]'' [[TrainingFromHell Trainings from Hell]]. Yes, plural. When she is threatened, any one of the three alter-egos that split off due to the trauma of those experiences emerge and cause carnage. Because her fathers are an expert karateka, a skilled soldier/swordsman, and a world-famous Jujitsu master, they're really, ''really'' good at it. And by extension so are Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri respectively.

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She later explains that she developed multiple personalities due to each of her ''[[HasTwoMommies three fathers']]'' [[TrainingFromHell Trainings from Hell]]. Yes, plural. When she is threatened, any one of the three alter-egos that split off due to the trauma of those experiences emerge and cause carnage. Because her fathers are an expert karateka, a skilled soldier/swordsman, and a world-famous Jujitsu master, they're really, ''really'' good at it. And by extension By extension, so are Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri respectively.



Compare with ''Manga/{{WChange}}'', another action shonen manga that stars a split-personality heroine,and ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', a romantic comedy with a similarly multi-personae heroine, but without the action.

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Compare with ''Manga/{{WChange}}'', ''Manga/WChange'', another action shonen manga that stars a split-personality heroine,and ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', a romantic comedy with a similarly multi-personae heroine, but without the action.



* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Kousukegawa and Motoko have three girls, and guess who they look like.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Kousukegawa [[spoiler:Kousukegawa and Motoko have three girls, and guess who they look like.]]



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars are shown regardless of gender.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Bruises, cuts, broken bones, bones and scars are shown regardless of gender.



** Also, [[spoiler:Ginga.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Ginga.]]You'd be forgiven for thinking [[spoiler:Ginga]] was a guy [[spoiler:until puberty set in with a vengeance]].



* BreastExpansion: Whenever Mikiri's personality comes to the fore, Motoko's breasts increase noticeably in size, to the point where she often [[ClothingDamage ends up destroying her own bra]] with the transformation.
** This is [[{{Handwave}} explained]] as the different personalities having different postures/subtly different ways of movement and expression that tighten or loosen certain muscles. Supposedly, Mikiri just has a way of standing that really accentuates her breasts. This is also used to explain why their faces look different.
*** This does, however, lead to some FridgeLogic as it implies that Motoko routinely puts on shirts so undersized that so much as slightly changing her posture would tear them. That can't possibly be comfortable. Of course, it might just be that [[FridgeBrilliance she's always dressed by her alternate personalities.]]

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* BreastExpansion: Whenever Mikiri's personality comes to the fore, Motoko's breasts increase noticeably in size, to the point where she often [[ClothingDamage ends up destroying her own bra]] with the transformation.
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transformation. This is [[{{Handwave}} explained]] as the different personalities having different postures/subtly different ways of movement and expression that tighten or loosen certain muscles. Supposedly, Mikiri just has a way of standing that really accentuates her breasts. This is also used to explain why their faces look different. \n*** This does, however, lead to some FridgeLogic as it implies that Motoko routinely puts on shirts so undersized that so much as slightly changing her posture would tear them. That can't possibly be comfortable. Of course, it might just be that [[FridgeBrilliance she's always dressed by her alternate personalities.]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Everywhere . Waify girls with nigh-superhuman strength, people dodging bullets, physics defying jumps and spins, ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven...the list goes on.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Everywhere .Everywhere. Waify girls with nigh-superhuman strength, people dodging bullets, physics defying jumps and spins, ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven...the list goes on.



* {{Chickification}}: Well, she certainly gets more girly, but [[spoiler:Ginga]] doesn't stop being able to kick ass.
** GirlinessUpgrade

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* {{Chickification}}: Well, she certainly gets more girly, but GirlinessUpgrade: [[spoiler:Ginga]] doesn't stop being able to kick ass.
** GirlinessUpgrade
ass after [[spoiler:she begins to look more noticeably feminine]].



* ClothingDamage: A staple of [[PantyFighter the genre]], of course. Motoko is susceptible (and often unaware) to this. Hino also falls victim to a thorn bush and gets her top ripped off during a sports carnival.

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* ClothingDamage: A staple of [[PantyFighter the genre]], of course. course.
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Motoko is susceptible (and often unaware) to this. this.
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Hino also falls victim to a thorn bush and gets her top ripped off during a sports carnival.



*** Obviously, both of these are a CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Still [[RuleOfCool pretty cool]] though.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Though Motoko gets some [[SkinshipGrope unwanted physical contact]] from the other girls while in the hot springs at Okinawa, it's really Tsukishima that invokes this trope the most. It helps that [[{{Bifauxnen}} she's quite masculine in appearance]].

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: EvenTheGirlsWantHer:
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Though Motoko gets some [[SkinshipGrope unwanted physical contact]] from the other girls while in the hot springs at Okinawa, it's really Tsukishima that invokes this trope the most. It helps that [[{{Bifauxnen}} she's quite masculine in appearance]].



* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]: [[spoiler:Outside of flashbacks the entire manga ended with a whopping 0 casualties, and you would never guess that until the very end.]]

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* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]: EverybodyLives: [[spoiler:Outside of flashbacks the entire manga ended with a whopping 0 casualties, and you would never guess that until the very end.]]



** On the male side, Bigelow isn't wearing underwear when he fights Mikiri . . . which, [[CombatSadomasochist considering his "feelings" about pain]], makes the fight a bit more disturbing . . .

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** On the male side, Bigelow isn't wearing underwear when he fights Mikiri . . . Mikiri...which, [[CombatSadomasochist considering his "feelings" about pain]], makes the fight a bit more disturbing . . .disturbing...



** Mikiri really doesn't seem to understand things like common decency, and her childish persona seems to contribute to this.

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** Mikiri really doesn't seem to understand things like common decency, and largely because of her childish persona seems to contribute to this.persona.



* JustifiedTrope: Unlike most action/PantyFighter series, this manga actually tries to be "realistic" though its really only about as realistic as 24 (if that).

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* JustifiedTrope: Unlike most action/PantyFighter series, this manga actually tries to be "realistic" though its it's really only about as realistic as 24 (if that).



* MightyWhitey: Not actually white in this case, but [[spoiler:Hino]] plays the trope rather straight after [[spoiler:going to the Gigi village and besting their greatest warriors, earning the title of Gadam]].
** Though it's implied that [[spoiler:the elders and previous Gadam specifically chose Hino to inherit the position so that the tradition would leave the island with her.]]

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* MightyWhitey: Not actually white in this case, but [[spoiler:Hino]] plays the trope rather straight after [[spoiler:going to the Gigi village and besting their greatest warriors, earning the title of Gadam]]. \n** Though However, it's implied that [[spoiler:the elders and previous Gadam specifically chose Hino to inherit the position so that the tradition would leave the island with her.]]her]].



* MusclesAreMeaningless: Bullies, gangs, and even drug-doped mooks (and sometimes even armed soldiers) are usually just cannon fodder to [=HiFuMi=] and company [[spoiler:and most definitely to Zero]].
** Averted at last in the final battle against [[spoiler: Tatsuya, who himself points out at least two instances during the fight when the [=HiFuMi=]'s moves simply lack the bulk or reach of the other two parents needed to back them up, which ultimately winds up costing them victory.]]

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: MusclesAreMeaningless:
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Bullies, gangs, and even drug-doped mooks (and sometimes even armed soldiers) are usually just cannon fodder to [=HiFuMi=] and company [[spoiler:and most definitely to Zero]].
** Averted at last in the final battle against [[spoiler: Tatsuya, [[spoiler:Tatsuya, who himself points out at least two instances during the fight when the [=HiFuMi=]'s moves simply lack the bulk or reach of the other two parents needed to back them up, which ultimately winds up costing them victory.]]victory]].



* NotSoStoic: When Kosukegawa was believed to be dead [[spoiler:Fujiko fused partially with Zero making her a very calculating but sadistic woman who would torture Kosukegawa's would-be killer by kneecapping him in every limb.]]



* ThePlan: In the name of therapy, no less. [[spoiler:Our resident TeenGenius decides that the best way to verify whether or not a fourth, rage-filled personality exists within Motoko is to basically beat all other personalities up to kingdom come...without informing the male protagonist, incidentally a close "friend", or the two "fathers" (of Motoko, that is) that are not involved in executing the plot. How he managed to ultimately convince the third into cooperating is unknown, though it's probably because the third was the most pragmatic one among them]].

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* ThePlan: In the name of therapy, no less. [[spoiler:Our resident TeenGenius decides that the best way to verify whether or not a fourth, rage-filled personality exists within Motoko is to basically beat all other personalities up to kingdom come...without informing the male protagonist, incidentally a close "friend", or the two "fathers" (of Motoko, that is) that are not involved in executing the plot. How he managed to ultimately convince the third into cooperating is unknown, though it's probably because the third was the most pragmatic one among them]]. them.]]



* RagingStiffie: The film club's skin tight leotards are not kind to Aizawa when Motoko and Hino are wearing the same.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Immediately after we see Ginga discovering that the Gadam has returned to Japan, we're introduced to Botan Tsukishima, the tall, AmbiguouslyBrown transfer student who clearly has fighting experience. Several chapters later, we discover that she's not the Gadam -- that's Izuru Hino, the smaller, paler, more ladylike other transfer student who we didn't meet until a few chapters after the Gadam scene.]]

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* RagingStiffie: The film club's skin tight skin-tight leotards are not kind to Aizawa when Motoko and Hino are wearing the same.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Immediately Immediately after we see Ginga [[spoiler:Ginga discovering that the Gadam has returned to Japan, we're introduced to Botan Tsukishima, the tall, AmbiguouslyBrown transfer student who clearly has fighting experience. experience]]. Several chapters later, we discover that she's [[spoiler:she's not the Gadam -- that's Izuru Hino, the smaller, paler, more ladylike other transfer student who we didn't meet until a few chapters after the Gadam scene.]]scene]].



* ResignationsNotAccepted: [[spoiler:The organization Mokoto's mother worked for. The only way a person leaves is by dying. Not even Mokoto's mother living outside the compound spared her from missions. It was actually being called in for a job which led to the accident that caused her death.]]
* TheRival: Ginga is in pursuit of the Gadam [[spoiler:who is also her best friend, Hino]], hoping to defeat the Gadam and claim the title for [[spoiler:herself]].
** [[spoiler:Or at least that's the excuse. She really just didn't want to say goodbye to her best friend.]]

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* ResignationsNotAccepted: [[spoiler:The The organization Mokoto's mother [[spoiler:Mokoto's mother]] worked for. The only way a person leaves is by dying. Not even Mokoto's mother [[spoiler:Mokoto's mother]] living outside the compound spared her from missions. It [[spoiler:It was actually being called in for a job which led to the accident that caused her death.]]
* TheRival: Ginga is in pursuit of the Gadam [[spoiler:who is also her best friend, Hino]], hoping to defeat the Gadam and claim the title for [[spoiler:herself]].
** [[spoiler:Or
title...[[spoiler:or at least that's the excuse. She really just didn't want to say goodbye to her best friend.]]



** ...to ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first TransformingMecha series which featured a robot that could switch between three forms in battle.
** The title itself is a reference to the command the pilots shout when switching forms: "Change Getter (1,2,3)!" Also, Motoko's three fathers are {{exp|y}}ies of ''Getter Robo'''s three main characters - Nagare Ryoma, Jin Hayato and Kurama Benkei.

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** ...** The entire manga is a combined one to ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', the first TransformingMecha series which featured a robot that could switch between three forms in battle.
** *** The title itself is a reference to the command the pilots shout when switching forms: "Change Getter (1,2,3)!" Also, Motoko's three fathers are {{exp|y}}ies of ''Getter Robo'''s three main characters - characters, Nagare Ryoma, Jin Hayato and Kurama Benkei.



** Ginga looks the same as the protagonist in the film An Indian in the city.
** When Kosukegawa heads out to Kyoto to find a runaway [=MiFuMi=], his mother hands him a hat and cloak that look like the ones worn by Tetsuro in GalaxyExpress999 (down to the bullet holes in the hat), telling him they're things a young man needs for a safe journey. He doesn't take them.

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** Ginga looks the same as the protagonist in the film An ''An Indian in the city.The City''.
** When Kosukegawa heads out to Kyoto to find a runaway [=MiFuMi=], [=HiFuMi=], his mother hands him a hat and cloak that look like the ones worn by Tetsuro in GalaxyExpress999 ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' (down to the bullet holes in the hat), telling him they're things a young man needs for a safe journey. He doesn't take them.



* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover]]: [[spoiler:After Motoko recovers her memories of her mother's death, she disappears, leaving only [=HiFuMi=]. The rest of the series is devoted to bringing her back.]]

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* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover]]: SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:After Motoko recovers her memories of her mother's death, she disappears, leaving only [=HiFuMi=]. The rest of the series is devoted to bringing her back.]]



** NotSoStoic: When Kosukegawa was believed to be dead [[spoiler:Fujiko fused partially with Zero making her a very calculating but sadistic woman who would torture Kosukegawa's would-be killer by kneecapping him in every limb.]]



* TacticalRockPaperScissors: '''Red'''-'''Yellow'''-'''Blue''' StanceSystem works like this. In one scene Fujiko even explicitly uses the "rock-paper-scissor" as a metaphor, while commenting the battle between Ginga and Gadam, saying that there is no chance for Hibiki (who is almost pure "red") to win in a battle against Gadam (who is predominantly "yellow").

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* TacticalRockPaperScissors: The '''Red'''-'''Yellow'''-'''Blue''' StanceSystem works like this. In one scene Fujiko even explicitly uses the "rock-paper-scissor" as a metaphor, while commenting on the battle between Ginga and Gadam, saying that there is no chance for Hibiki (who is almost pure "red") to win in a battle against Gadam (who is predominantly "yellow").



* ThemeNaming: Each chapter is named for a mathematical idea or theory.



* WouldntHitAGirl: Averted. Most of the guys in the manga are smarter than to think a girl can't be dangerous, especially considering there's someone like Hifumi wandering around.
** Played straight by Aizawa. [[BerserkButton Except Ginga.]]

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* WouldntHitAGirl: Averted. Zig-zaggeed. Most of the guys in the manga are smarter than to think a girl can't be dangerous, especially considering there's someone like Hifumi wandering around.
** Played straight by Aizawa.
around. However, Aizawa plays this straight...[[BerserkButton Except except for Ginga.]]
19th May '16 4:50:40 PM binaroid
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* TeachHerAnger: A recurring plot element in the series. After Kannami notices that neither Motoko or the [=HiFuMi=] feel anger, he hires Ralph's team to defeat the [=HiFuMi=] and awaken the personality representing that anger. [[spoiler:After Zero is revealed, the treatment plan changes to trying to integrate her with Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri, which happens by driving each of them to experience anger.]]

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* TeachHerAnger: A recurring plot element in the series. After Kannami notices that neither Motoko or the [=HiFuMi=] feel anger, he hires Ralph's team to defeat the [=HiFuMi=] and awaken the personality representing that anger. [[spoiler:After Zero is revealed, the treatment plan changes to trying to integrate her with Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri, which happens by driving giving each of them to enough individual life experience anger.that they experience anger -- and overcome it.]]
14th May '16 12:25:21 PM binaroid
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* TeachHerAnger: A recurring plot element in the series. After Kannami notices that neither Motoko or the [=HiFuMi=] feel anger, he hires Ralph's team to defeat the [=HiFuMi=] and awaken the personality representing that anger. [[spoiler:After Zero is revealed, the treatment plan changes to trying to integrate her with Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri, which happens by driving each of them to experience anger.]]
4th May '16 8:58:32 PM Adept
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Compare with ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', a romantic comedy with a similarly multi-personae heroine, but without the action.

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Compare with ''Manga/{{WChange}}'', another action shonen manga that stars a split-personality heroine,and ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', a romantic comedy with a similarly multi-personae heroine, but without the action.
25th Jan '16 10:53:08 AM Paireon
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* WorldOfActionGirls: Barring Hifumi's "fathers", almost every strong fighter is female.
23rd Dec '15 4:19:28 PM SAMAS
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She later explains that she developed multiple personalities due to each of her ''[[HasTwoMommies three fathers']]'' [[TrainingFromHell Trainings from Hell]]. Yes, plural. When she is threatened, any one of the three alter-egos that split off due to the trauma of those experiences emerge and cause carnage. Because her fathers are an expert karateka, a skilled soldier/swordsman, and a world-famous Jujitsu master, they're really, ''really'' good at it.

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She later explains that she developed multiple personalities due to each of her ''[[HasTwoMommies three fathers']]'' [[TrainingFromHell Trainings from Hell]]. Yes, plural. When she is threatened, any one of the three alter-egos that split off due to the trauma of those experiences emerge and cause carnage. Because her fathers are an expert karateka, a skilled soldier/swordsman, and a world-famous Jujitsu master, they're really, ''really'' good at it.
it. And by extension so are Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri respectively.
25th Oct '15 5:28:14 PM Arawn999
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Three girls, and guess who they look like.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Three [[spoiler: Kousukegawa and Motoko have three girls, and guess who they look like.]]
13th Jul '15 4:03:21 PM Conradus
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** Motoko also gets mass groped (or at least tickled) by the other girls in her class during a yearly physical exam.


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** When Kosukegawa heads out to Kyoto to find a runaway [=MiFuMi=], his mother hands him a hat and cloak that look like the ones worn by Tetsuro in GalaxyExpress999 (down to the bullet holes in the hat), telling him they're things a young man needs for a safe journey. He doesn't take them.
10th Jun '15 2:00:58 PM StFan
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** In ch. 25: "No one knows where she's from but...everyone knows [[Anime/KekkoKamen her body]]."

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** In ch. 25: "No one knows where she's from but... everyone knows [[Anime/KekkoKamen [[Manga/KekkoKamen her body]]."
8th Apr '15 12:21:04 AM InsomniacWeasel
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*** This does, however, lead to some FridgeLogic as it implies that Motoko routinely puts on shirts so undersized that so much as slightly changing her posture would tear them. That can't possibly be comfortable. Of course, it might just be that [[FridgeBrilliance she's always dressed by her alternate personalities.]]
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