History Manga / Cyborg009

13th Aug '17 9:16:19 PM TheShugoTV
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All but 5 episodes of the pretty good most recent series were aired on the Cartoon Network a few years back.

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All but 5 episodes of the pretty good most recent series were aired on the Cartoon Network a few years back.
back, and now those episodes will be seen in the US for the first time since Creator/DiscotekMedia [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/news/2017-08-13/discotek-licenses-cyborg-009-the-cyborg-soldier-tomorrow-joe-project-arms-niea_7-lupin-iii-the-legend-of-the-gold-of-babylon/.120065 has rescue licensed the series]]
30th Jul '17 9:26:44 AM ReddishGuy1
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* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to [[spoiler:the Mythos cyborgs]].
** [[spoiler:Skull is revealed to be reporting to [[BrainInAJar three brains]] residing inside of the demon statue.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to [[spoiler:the Mythos cyborgs]].
TheManBehindTheMan:
** [[spoiler:Skull [[spoiler:At the end of the "Underground Empire of Yomi" arc, Skull is revealed to be reporting to [[BrainInAJar three brains]] residing inside of the demon statue.]]Demon Statue.]]
** In the anime, [[spoiler:Dr. Gaia is this to the Mythos Cyborgs / Greek Gods, having created them and used them as part of his plan to become a god himself]].


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* TheRemnant: Though the 00 Cyborgs eventually defeat Black Ghost in the manga, remnants of the organization continue to pop up.
29th Jul '17 8:52:57 PM Kalaong
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The civil strife in 008's native country involves access to a precious mineral simply called "[[{{Unobtainium}} Metal X]]". Though originally intended as a condemnation of colonialism and an exaggeration of the real-life phenomenon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_diamond blood diamonds]] and other "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_curse conflict minerals]]", it [[ValuesResonance hits far, far harder]] in the digital age with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan_mining_and_ethics ever-rising demand]] for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan Coltan]], used to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalum_capacitor tantalum capacitors]] - as in, '''''the stuff in the computer you are now using.''''' Friends and family members of his may very well have died to produce parts of his new body.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The civil strife in 008's native country involves [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum access to a precious mineral mineral]] simply called "[[{{Unobtainium}} Metal X]]". Though originally intended as a condemnation of colonialism and an exaggeration of the real-life phenomenon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_diamond blood diamonds]] and other "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_curse conflict minerals]]", it [[ValuesResonance hits far, far harder]] in the digital age with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan_mining_and_ethics ever-rising demand]] for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan Coltan]], used to make [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalum_capacitor tantalum capacitors]] - as in, '''''the stuff in the computer you are now using.''''' Friends and family members of his may very well have died to produce parts of his new body.
29th May '17 11:32:39 AM ReddishGuy1
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A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-18/cyborg-009-vs-devilman-anime-teaser-staff-stills-unveiled/.89447 crossover OVA trilogy between the series]] and Manga/{{Devilman}}, called ''Cyborg 009 VS Devilman'', was released on October 2015. It received a worldwide release streaming on Creator/{{Netflix}} in April 2016, complete with an all new English dub.

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A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-18/cyborg-009-vs-devilman-anime-teaser-staff-stills-unveiled/.89447 crossover OVA trilogy between the series]] and Manga/{{Devilman}}, called ''Cyborg 009 VS Devilman'', ''Anime/Cyborg009VsDevilman'', was released on October 2015. It received a worldwide release streaming on Creator/{{Netflix}} in April 2016, complete with an all new English dub.



** [[Seth/0018 from the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA was made sickly and put in a coma by Black Ghost's experiments. His older twin sister, Eva/0015, made a DealWithTheDevil with Dr. Adam, who was looking for a test subject to do his demonic-cyborg hybrid experiments on, under the belief that being fused with a demon will cure Seth/0018. It didn't work, instead going GoneHorriblyRight (at least for Dr. Adam).]]

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** [[Seth/0018 [[spoiler:Seth/0018 from the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA was made sickly and put in a coma by Black Ghost's experiments. His older twin sister, Eva/0015, made a DealWithTheDevil with Dr. Adam, who was looking for a test subject to do his demonic-cyborg hybrid experiments on, under the belief that being fused with a demon will cure Seth/0018. It didn't work, instead going GoneHorriblyRight (at least for Dr. Adam).]]



* MadScientist: LOTS of Black Ghost-affiliated people, specially Gaia, Gamo and Van Bogoot. [[spoiler:Dr. Gilmore in the 2001 series CLAIMS to be a ReluctantMadScientist, but the episode "Black Ghost Lives" subverts his claims with the reveal that he joined to satisfy his quest for knowledge and knew full damn well what he was getting into, something that his own subconsciousness won't let him forget before he ultimately decided to make his HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* MadScientist: LOTS of Black Ghost-affiliated people, specially Gaia, Gamo [[AGodAmI Gaia]], [[AbusiveParent Gamo]] and [[ProfessorGuineaPig Van Bogoot.Bogoot]]. [[spoiler:Dr. Gilmore in the 2001 series CLAIMS to be a ReluctantMadScientist, but the episode "Black Ghost Lives" subverts his claims with the reveal that he joined to satisfy his quest for knowledge and knew full damn well what he was getting into, something that his own subconsciousness won't let him forget before he ultimately decided to make his HeelFaceTurn.]]
25th May '17 2:29:13 AM Randomfan11
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'''[[{{Recap/Cyborg009}} Recap]]'''



There is a '''[[{{Recap/Cyborg009}} Recap]]''' page that spans three generations of television and currently under construction.



* TheAce: Parodied in the 2001 series, with 002 befriending a young child from his old neighborhood in the Bronx, and presenting himself as a GaryStu-like hero in his recollections of the 00-Cyborgs.

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* TheAce: Parodied in the 2001 series, with 002 befriending a young child from his old neighborhood in the Bronx, and presenting himself as a GaryStu-like hero in his recollections of the 00-Cyborgs.00-Cyborgs' adventures.



** 004's ill-fated escape attempt from East Berlin with his fiancee Hilda in the manga. The 2001 anime had two additional scenes: 1)
[[spoiler:the checkpoint guard tried to tell Albert he forgot his license; Albert panicked thinking his cover was blown and he floored it, causing the guards to shoot at them and inflict severe injuries]], and 2) after that happens, a dying Hilda asks 004 if they are free, to which 004 answers "Yes", which leads to Hilda dying in his arms. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]].

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** 004's ill-fated escape attempt from East Berlin with his fiancee Hilda in the manga. The 2001 anime had two additional scenes: 1)
1) [[spoiler:the checkpoint guard tried to tell Albert he forgot his license; Albert panicked thinking his cover was blown and he floored it, causing the guards to shoot at them and inflict severe injuries]], and 2) after that happens, a dying Hilda asks 004 if they are free, to which 004 answers "Yes", which leads to Hilda dying in his arms. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]].



** Jet's AccidentalMurder in his backstory is eliminated, with him only about to get into a gang fight before the cops come and he winds up on the run for his delinquency.

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** Jet's AccidentalMurder in his backstory is eliminated, was eliminated in the 2001 anime, with him only about to get into a gang fight before the cops come and he winds up on the run for his delinquency. However, the AccidentalMurder incident was kept in the Archaia comics and the ''Call of Justice'' mini-series.



** Albert, on the flip side, mixed a bit of BloodKnight with a hint of DeathSeeker and a lot of BlackHumor about his situation. He had [[KnightInSourArmor no illusions about the fact they were meant to be weapons]], was cold and pragmatic... and also willing to activate the nuke inside his body if he felt [[HeroicSacrifice it would save the others]]. The 2001 version, meanwhile, was more of a [[TheSmartGuy thoughtful]] SugarAndIcePersonality who openly grappled with the question of whether or not [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul his enhancements made him less human]], also taking up the BigBrotherMentor role towards 002, 003 ''and'' 009.

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** Albert, on the flip side, mixed a bit of BloodKnight with a hint of DeathSeeker and a lot of BlackHumor about his situation. He had [[KnightInSourArmor no illusions about the fact they were meant to be weapons]], was cold and pragmatic... and also willing to activate the nuke inside his body if he felt [[HeroicSacrifice it would save the others]]. The 2001 version, meanwhile, was more of a [[TheSmartGuy thoughtful]] SugarAndIcePersonality who openly grappled with the question of whether or not [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul his enhancements made him less human]], also taking up the BigBrotherMentor role towards 002, 003 [[FieryRedhead 002]], [[TheChick 003]] ''and'' 009.[[TheHero 009]].



** 002, when he is depicted as blonde (2012 film, Archaia comics, ''Call of Justice'').

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** 002, when he is depicted as blonde blond (2012 film, Archaia comics, ''Call of Justice'').Justice'').
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: 007 was depicted as formerly having blond hair in a flashback in the 2001 anime. He's completely bald now.



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: [[spoiler:The twin brothers who make up Cyborg 0010 are named "Plus" and "Minus"; Plus wears red, while Minus wears blue. In the Archaia comics, Plus and Minus were renamed "Alpha" and "Omega" respectively.]]



* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to the Mythos cyborgs.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to the [[spoiler:the Mythos cyborgs.cyborgs]].



* OutrunTheFireball: The 2012 movie puts 009's SuperSpeed to the test when [[spoiler:he has to outrun the shockwave and thermal pulse of the atomic bomb dropped on Dubai by a thrall of "His Voice".]]

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* OutrunTheFireball: The 2012 movie puts 009's SuperSpeed to the test when [[spoiler:he has to outrun the shockwave and thermal pulse of the atomic bomb dropped on Dubai by a thrall of "His Voice". He survives, but unfortunately, Dubai doesn't.]]



*** [[spoiler:003 gains {{Telepathy}}, [[{{Seers}} precognition]], and [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling clairvoyance]]... after she [[EyeScream loses her eyes twice (the second time she ''ripped them out herself'').]]

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*** [[spoiler:003 gains {{Telepathy}}, [[{{Seers}} precognition]], and [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling clairvoyance]]... after she [[EyeScream loses her eyes twice twice]] (the second time she ''ripped ''[[EyeScreamripped them out herself'').herself]]'').]]



* PsychoElectro: 0010 [[spoiler:+/-]]

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* PsychoElectro: 0010 [[spoiler:+/-]][[spoiler:+/-]] wields devastating electrical powers, as the nine 00-Cyborgs find out [[CurbStompBattle the hard way]]. It was only through an unexpected rainstorm that they survived. [[spoiler:And not only can 0010 wield it, [[OhCrap so does his twin...]]]]



** 007, who despite his humor and LargeHam tendencies, is still a washed-up actor and emotionally broken, alcoholic man deep down.

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** 007, who despite his humor and LargeHam tendencies, is still at heart a washed-up actor and emotionally broken, alcoholic broken man deep down.who turned to alcoholism in the face of overwhelming failure onstage.



* SecretProjectRefugeeFamily: Gilmore sees his proteges as his adoptive children, and they often live together like a real family. Specially in the 2001 series where Gilmore's beach house is also the home of Ivan/001, Francoise/003, Chang/006, G.B./007 and Joe/009. Lampshaded in one of the earlier episodes of the same series by Gilmore's friend Dr. Kozumi, who dedicates a whole scene to telling Gilmore how he had gained a new family after leaving Black Ghost.

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* SecretProjectRefugeeFamily: Gilmore sees his proteges as his adoptive children, and they often live together like a real family. Specially Especially in the 2001 series where Gilmore's beach house is also the home of Ivan/001, Francoise/003, Chang/006, G.B./007 and Joe/009. Lampshaded in one of the earlier episodes of the same series by Gilmore's friend Dr. Kozumi, who dedicates a whole scene to telling Gilmore how he had gained a new family after leaving Black Ghost.



** The Greek God Cyborgs thought their mission was to cleanse Earth by destroying humanity.

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** The Greek God Cyborgs thought their mission was to cleanse Earth by destroying humanity. [[spoiler:Subverted, as they were actually UnwittingPawns for [[ManBehindTheMan Dr. Gaia]], who tricked them into fulfilling Black Ghost's goal of creating a CrapsackWorld on Earth.]]




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* YouAreNumberSix: Black Ghost named them after numbers based on the order they were taken and converted into cyborgs. Joe Shimamura, the last 00-Cyborg to be named, is renamed "009". Eventually their numbers are what the main characters respond to as their former lives are gone. 003 does sometimes call 009 by his first name, "Joe", especially in private moments.
** [[spoiler:In the 2001 anime, Jet Link was originally planned to be named "001", but after the psychic Ivan Whisky showed more promise, Jet was named "002" instead.]]
24th Apr '17 3:31:03 AM Randomfan11
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* TheAce: Parodied in the 2001 series, with 002 befriending a young child from the USA and presenting himself as a GaryStu like hero.

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* TheAce: Parodied in the 2001 series, with 002 befriending a young child from his old neighborhood in the USA Bronx, and presenting himself as a GaryStu like hero.GaryStu-like hero in his recollections of the 00-Cyborgs.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade:
** 004's ill-fated escape attempt from East Berlin with his fiancee Hilda in the manga. The 2001 anime had two additional scenes: 1)
[[spoiler:the checkpoint guard tried to tell Albert he forgot his license; Albert panicked thinking his cover was blown and he floored it, causing the guards to shoot at them and inflict severe injuries]], and 2) after that happens, a dying Hilda asks 004 if they are free, to which 004 answers "Yes", which leads to Hilda dying in his arms. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]].
** 0011's motive for going after the 00-Cyborgs in the manga, which was expanded upon in the 2001 anime - [[spoiler:he was an ordinary man who was kidnapped by Black Ghost and forcibly turned into a spider-like cyborg. Black Ghost promised him that he would be given a human body in exchange for killing the 00-Cyborgs.]]
** There were only two attempts to explain how 007 fell from stardom and became a washed-up alcoholic in the manga. [[spoiler:The 2001 series had him abandon his girlfriend when he let the fame go to his head, and once his stardom fell, he was so ashamed of himself that he turned to drink. The '79 anime had him compete with a friend for the leading role in a major production, which the friend won. Shortly after that, while on a hiking trip, the friend suffered equipment failure, causing him to fall to his death. Because of the timing of the incidents, people wrongfully believed 007 killed him, and the lack of evidence caused him to lose both his reputation and everything else.]]



** In the manga, 0011 went after the 00-Cyborgs in exchange for a human body if he kills them. The 2001 anime gives a specific reason why: [[spoiler:he was a married man, who one day was wrenched from his wife and daughter by Black Ghost and turned into a cyborg assassin. He went after the 00-Cyborgs because he was promised he would be made human again and allowed to go back to his family if he succeeded. ]]



* BadassNative: 005, who is Native American. He can fight as well as the other 00-Cyborgs and still come out okay.



* BloodKnight: Cain, leader of the Psychic Assassins team. Self admitted, too.

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* BlueIsHeroic: The 00-Cyborgs wear samurai-blue versions of their red outfits in the 2012 manga and OVA.
* BloodKnight: Cain, leader of the Psychic Assassins team. Self admitted, Self-admitted, too.



* CatSmile: Dr. Kozumi. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.
* CharacterDevelopment: All of the Cyborgs escaped the EthnicScrappy label thanks to their pretty good backstories, specially in the 2001 anime. Like... [[spoiler:002, the ex-Delinquent who bemoaned his inability to save street children from becoming rotten like he almost did; 003, the ex-ballerina who wishes she was an genuine ActionGirl but her [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway enhancements and powers]] don't let her; 004, the thoughtful German who's forcefully given a body chock-full of weapons and is traumatised by [[StuffedIntoTheFridge the death of his fiancée]]; 007, the ex theater star who abandoned his girlfriend when he reached stardom and later became an alcoholic out of guilt; 008, the ex-guerrilla warrior/ex-slave who then gets involved in his war-torn homeland's struggle; etc.]]

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* CatSmile: Dr. Kozumi.Kozumi's mustache is in the shape of this. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.
* CharacterDevelopment: All of the Cyborgs escaped the EthnicScrappy label thanks to their pretty good backstories, specially in the 2001 anime. Like... [[spoiler:002, the ex-Delinquent who bemoaned his inability to save street children from becoming rotten like he almost did; 003, the ex-ballerina who wishes she was an genuine ActionGirl but her [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway enhancements and powers]] don't let her; 004, the thoughtful German who's forcefully given a cyborg body chock-full of weapons and is traumatised traumatized by [[StuffedIntoTheFridge the death of his fiancée]]; 007, the ex theater ex-theater celebrity star who abandoned his girlfriend when he reached stardom and later became an alcoholic out of guilt; 008, the ex-guerrilla warrior/ex-slave who then gets involved in his war-torn homeland's struggle; etc.]]



** Albert, on the flip side, mixed a bit of BloodKnight with a hint of DeathSeeker and a lot of BlackHumor about his situation. He had [[KnightInsourArmor no illusions about the fact they were meant to be weapons]], was cold and pragmatic... and also willing to activate the nuke inside his body if he felt [[HeroicSacrifice it would save the others]]. The 2001 version, meanwhile, was more of a [[TheSmartGuy thoughtful]] SugarAndIcePersonality who openly grappled with the question of whether or not [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul his enhancements made him less human]], also taking up the BigBrotherMentor role towards 002, 003 ''and'' 009.

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** Albert, on the flip side, mixed a bit of BloodKnight with a hint of DeathSeeker and a lot of BlackHumor about his situation. He had [[KnightInsourArmor [[KnightInSourArmor no illusions about the fact they were meant to be weapons]], was cold and pragmatic... and also willing to activate the nuke inside his body if he felt [[HeroicSacrifice it would save the others]]. The 2001 version, meanwhile, was more of a [[TheSmartGuy thoughtful]] SugarAndIcePersonality who openly grappled with the question of whether or not [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul his enhancements made him less human]], also taking up the BigBrotherMentor role towards 002, 003 ''and'' 009.



* ChefOfIron: 006, who cooks for the other 00-Numbers and runs a restaurant in his spare time.

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* ChefOfIron: 006, who cooks for the other 00-Numbers 00-Cyborgs and runs a his own restaurant in his spare time.time.
* ChekhovsSkill: His football playing in the manga is referenced in the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA [[spoiler:where he tackles Edward/0014 to prevent him from going after 009.]]



* CreepyTwins: [[spoiler:Cyborg assassins 0010+/- are twin brothers, yet they're utterly psychotic and homicidal. Unfortunately for the 00-Cyborgs, they're the first enemies they have to fight after escaping Black Ghost.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: ''All'' of the 00-Cyborgs have rather shitty pasts.
** 001 was subjected to horrible brain-enhancing experiments by his own father [[spoiler:Dr. Gamo Whisky, who either attempted to unlock the secrets of the human mind through his son (manga), or drove himself to insanity trying to find a cure for 001's terminal illness (2001 anime, Archaia novel). In the manga, he also lost his mother, who was murdered by Gamo before 001's eyes when she tried to stop the experiments.]]
** 002 was a teenage delinquent who lived on the streets to survive, and became a fugitive of the law either due to committing AccidentalMurder (Manga, '79 anime, Archaia novel) or getting into violent street fights (2001 anime). [[spoiler:The 2001 anime also reveals that 002 saw other street children being bullied by criminals yet he did nothing to help them, and the guilt from his inaction stayed with him for many years. From the same series, the episode "Black Ghost Lives" shows Jet during his days as a prototype 00-Cyborg, and it's implied that out of the the nine people who became 00 Cyborgs, Jet stayed with Black Ghost the longest. No wonder the poor guy's so messed up.]] In addition, earlier adaptations depicted him as becoming a gang leader while still a teenager, [[FridgeHorror which brings up more implications about his home life.]]
** 003 was either kidnapped in broad daylight in front of her older brother Jean-Paul (manga, Archaia novel), or tricked into accepting a position in a fake professional dancing business thought up by Black Ghost (2001 anime). [[spoiler:The 2001 anime also revealed that Black Ghost's cybernetic modifications to her eyes and ears caused her to suffer from extreme SensoryOverload, and she was thrown into a battlefield without warning where she panicked even at the slightest sounds.]]
** 004 was trying to escape East Germany during the Cold War with his fiancee Hilda so they can have a future together, but 004 botched it up, alerting authorities, and during their attempt to flee both were heavily injured, with Hilda dying. The 2001 anime cranked that part UpToEleven by having 004 lie to Hilda about successfully escaping so her heart wouldn't be broken over the fact they failed. The Archaia novel, however, switched it up by having 004 being unable to legally Hilda due to her being a foreigner, so he tried to smuggle her into country by plane. [[TearJerker It went as well as you'd expect.]] [[spoiler:The 2001 anime also revealed that Black Ghost's extensive cybernetic modifications were ''extremely painful'', to the point where he was immediately put out of commission after using them for the first time. It's a wonder he didn't commit suicide after all that crap.]]
** 005 was subjected to anti-Native American FantasticRacism, and was left unemployed for a long time due to his race, forcing him to live the life as a nomad trying to find a stable job. In the manga, the only job he found turned his people into humorous stereotypes, which 005 found incredibly offensive to his heritage.
** 006 was a farmer who lost everything (the manga depicted him as a pig farmer whose livestock ran way and was taxed to oblivion, while the '79 anime had him suffer from years of bad crops), making him cross the DespairEventHorizon and try [[DrivenToSuicide hang himself]].Later adaptations depicted him as a restaurant owner who either burned down his own restaurant with a botched fire-breathing trick (2001 anime) or was forced to close it down (Archaia novel). In addition, the Archaia novel depicted 006 as a formerly married man whose wife left him after his business failed.
** 007 was once a famous actor who fell on hard times and became a homeless drunk. The 2001 anime expands on this by depicting him as a small-time actor [[spoiler:who abandoned his girlfriend Sophie and his friends once he let his own fame get to his head, and when he was disgraced, he was too ashamed to make amends and turned to the bottle. The '79 anime reveals how 007 became a homeless drunk - he was friends with a fellow actor Henry, whom he also competed with for a lead role in a major production. Henry was eventually chosen, but they never lost their friendship. One day, 007 and Henry went on a hiking trip when equipment failure caused Henry to fall to his death. Because of the timing of the accident, people believed 007 killed his friend, and his inability to clear his name caused him to lose his job and everything else.]]
** 008 was originally an innocent villager taken to be sold into slavery, and the people who saved him from that fate turned out to be Black Ghost agents looking for a subject to add to their 00-Cyborg line (manga). The 2001 anime and Archaia novel depicted 008 as a guerrilla fighter, with the former expanding on his backstory and giving him a comrade-in-arms [[spoiler:who was turned into an evil cyborg by Black Ghost and had to be killed by 008 to save himself and his friends.]]
** 009 was subjected to FantasticRacism for being half-Japanese, which resulted in him becoming a delinquent and being sent to juvie hall that he and a fellow inmate tried to escape from. The 2001 anime depicted him as an orphan who was HappilyAdopted by a Catholic priest [[spoiler:who was indirectly involved in a child trafficking ring created by Black Ghost, and was killed to prevent exposure of their secrets]] only to come home one day and find both the priest murdered and his church on fire. The police thought 009 was the culprit due to being the only one there at the crime scene, so they arrested 009, only for the truck transporting him to get into an accident, allowing 009 to escape.



* DeadpanSnarker: Usually Jet/002 in the 2001 anime, although a particularly great example occurs in the first episode between Joe and Ivan.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Usually Jet/002 in the 2001 anime, although a particularly great example occurs in the first episode between Joe Joe/009 and Ivan.Ivan/001.



* DualWielding: In the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA, 002 is able to wield two blasters at once.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Dr. Gilmore tended to have his eyes shadowed out a lot early on even after escaping Black Ghost, to mark him as shady and ambiguous. This effect would come and go throughout the early manga.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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Dr. Gilmore tended to have his eyes shadowed out a lot early on even after escaping Black Ghost, to mark him as shady and ambiguous. This effect would come and go throughout the early manga.



** The pupils in 005's eyes would come and go.

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** The pupils in 005's eyes would come and go.go, giving him eyes like 004's when absent.



* ElectricTorture: Used a lot by various Black Ghost villains and other opponents. 0010 is a notable example.

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* ElectricTorture: Used a lot by various Black Ghost villains and other opponents. 0010 opponents of the 00-Cyborgs. 0010[[spoiler:+/-]] is a notable example.



* EyeOpen: The first episode of the 2001 anime starts this way, as Joe/009 wakes up in a laboratory in one of Black Ghost's bases.

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* EyeOpen: The first episode of the 2001 anime starts this way, as Joe/009 wakes up in a laboratory on his operating table in one of Black Ghost's bases.



* GayParee: 003's focus episode happens in her natal Paris.

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* GayParee: 003's [[ADayInTheLimelight focus episode episode]] in the 2001 anime happens in her natal Paris.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: An unusual example with [[spoiler:Cyborg 0010+/-, who were twin brothers taken and converted into cyborgs by Black Ghost. They were given electricity powers, but to twist the knife, Black Ghost made them literal pole opposites so they can't touch each other without short-circuiting and frying each other to death. It's implied this was what made 0010+/- so evil; in the 2001 series, when 009 defeats them by tricking them into running into each other, they're seen spending their last moments hugging each other for the first time.]]



* GooGooGodlike: 001, when awake.

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* GooGooGodlike: 001, when awake.awake, can easily trump most enemies with his powerful psychic abilities, despite being a baby 00-Cyborg.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: 003 is the most obvious example, when she ''is'' a blonde. 009, too, at least in the '79 anime adaptation.
** 002, when he is depicted as blonde (2012 film, Archaia comics, ''Call of Justice'').



* IllBoy: [[spoiler: 001 aka Ivan was born with a serious illness.]]

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* IllBoy: [[spoiler: 001 aka Ivan IllBoy:
** [[spoiler:001/Ivan
was born with a serious illness.illness (2001 anime, Archaia comics).]]
** [[Seth/0018 from the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA was made sickly and put in a coma by Black Ghost's experiments. His older twin sister, Eva/0015, made a DealWithTheDevil with Dr. Adam, who was looking for a test subject to do his demonic-cyborg hybrid experiments on, under the belief that being fused with a demon will cure Seth/0018. It didn't work, instead going GoneHorriblyRight (at least for Dr. Adam).
]]



* JamesBondage: The '79 series frequently saw 007 get caught by the enemy - far more than [[DistressedDamsel Francoise]] ever was, in fact.
* KnifeThrowingAct:

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* JamesBondage: The '79 series frequently saw 007 get caught by the enemy - far more than [[DistressedDamsel Francoise]] Francoise/003]] ever was, in fact.
%% KnifeThrowingAct
* KnifeThrowingAct:LethalChef: 002. That's what happens when you don't take the lessons offered by the local PluckyComicRelief who happened to be a professional chef. 002 [[LampshadeHanging rightfully wonders]] why the Black Ghost had their Cyborgs able to starve to death. [[spoiler:They won't. The food is to maintain their remaining organic parts - their mechanical parts run off of a separate power source - and in the manga continuity they apparently require less than normal humans.]]



* LethalChef: 002. That's what happens when you don't take the lessons offered by the local PluckyComicRelief who happened to be a professional chef. 002 rightfully wonders why the Black Ghost had their Cyborgs able to starve to death. [[spoiler:They won't. The food is to maintain their remaining organic parts - their mechanical parts run off of a separate power source - and in the manga continuity they apparently require less than normal humans.]]
* MadScientist: LOTS of Black Ghost people, specially Gaia, Gamo and Van Bogoot.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Played around with 005 in the 2001 anime, whose empathy with Earth doesn't come from his enhancements.
* MailerDaemon: [[spoiler: Carl Eckermann's other self,]] the super computer Sphinx.
* MasterOfDisguise: 007's power. Justified since he was a prize-winning actor in his prime days.
* MistakenForSpecialGuest
* MoreDakka: 004 ''lives'' this trope.

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* LethalChef: 002. That's what happens when you don't take MadScientist: LOTS of Black Ghost-affiliated people, specially Gaia, Gamo and Van Bogoot. [[spoiler:Dr. Gilmore in the lessons offered by the local PluckyComicRelief who happened 2001 series CLAIMS to be a professional chef. 002 rightfully wonders why ReluctantMadScientist, but the Black episode "Black Ghost had their Cyborgs able Lives" subverts his claims with the reveal that he joined to starve to death. [[spoiler:They won't. The food is to maintain their remaining organic parts - their mechanical parts run off of a separate power source - satisfy his quest for knowledge and in the manga continuity they apparently require less than normal humans.knew full damn well what he was getting into, something that his own subconsciousness won't let him forget before he ultimately decided to make his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* MadScientist: LOTS of Black Ghost people, specially Gaia, Gamo and Van Bogoot.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Played around with 005 in the 2001 anime, anime and ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA, whose empathy with Earth doesn't come from his enhancements.
cybernetic enhancements. He's actually more of a GentleGiant who happens to be MadeOfIron, and fights with either his bare hands or by throwing heavy stuff at his enemies.
* MailerDaemon: [[spoiler: The 2001 series features the supercomputer, Sphinx, who develops a crush on 003 and kidnaps her with the intent to brainwash and make her his girlfriend. [[spoiler:Its programming was actually based on the mind and memories of the deceased Carl Eckermann's other self,]] Eckermann, who suffered from such huge mommy issues and extreme ParentalNeglect at the super computer Sphinx.
hands of his own father, who was also his boss, that he latched onto 003, who happened to resemble his long-dead mother.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to the Mythos cyborgs.
** [[spoiler:Skull is revealed to be reporting to [[BrainInAJar three brains]] residing inside of the demon statue.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: 007's power. Justified power, which helps him maintain his appearances while transformed. Justified, since he was a prize-winning actor in his prime days.
* %% MistakenForSpecialGuest
* MoreDakka: 004 ''lives'' this trope.004's way of fighting. Baddies pop up? Just load them with bullets/missiles!



* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:In the 2001 anime, Jet/002 regrets not preventing the other kids in his old Bronx neighborhood from becoming delinquents like him. The episode that revealed this had him become TheAtoner by having 002 convince a group of psychic alien children to stand up to the monsters who were tormenting them.]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Let's face it, had it not been for Black Ghost augmenting the characters with their cybernetics, most of their lives would have been terrible.
** 001 would have [[spoiler:succumbed to his disease before his first birthday]].
** 002 would have been jailed due to his AccidentalMurder, and if not that then he would have been on the run for the rest of his life.
** 004 would have died of his injuries sustained from his accident.
** 005 would have continued wandering alone.
** 006 would be dead, either from suicide or starvation.
** 007 would probably have continued living in the gutter as an old drunk.
** 008 would have become a slave or escaped successfully, living in the wilderness, or died in battle.
** 009 would probably would have been put back into juvie, or on the run.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Let's face it, had it not been for Black Ghost augmenting the characters with their cybernetics, most of their lives would have been terrible.
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terrible: 001 would have [[spoiler:succumbed to his disease before his first birthday]].
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birthday (in the 2001 series and Archaia graphic novel only)]]; 002 would have been jailed due to his AccidentalMurder, and if not that then he would have been on the run for the rest of his life.
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life; 004 would have died of his injuries sustained from his accident.
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accident; 005 would have continued wandering alone.
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alone; 006 would be dead, either from suicide or starvation.
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starvation; 007 would probably have continued living in the gutter as an old drunk.
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drunk; 008 would have become a slave or escaped successfully, living in the wilderness, or died in battle.
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battle; and 009 would probably would have been put back into juvie, or on the run.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Surprisingly {{Averted}}. Every cyborg has their own advanced powers. Despite that 009 is the most advanced make of the cyborgs, he actually ''doesn't'' render them useless; even 002, despite having an ObviousBeta for 009's accelerator, can still fly. If anything, 001 can overshadow ''everyone'' with how he seems to have near unlimited PsychicPowers... when he's awake, that is. 002 proceeds to avert this even more. Out of the 1st Generation Cyborgs, he was the only one who did not need to be fixed in order to work.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Surprisingly {{Averted}}. Every cyborg has their own advanced powers. Despite that 009 is the most advanced make of the cyborgs, he actually ''doesn't'' render them useless; even 002, despite having an ObviousBeta for a [[ObviousBeta early prototype]] of 009's accelerator, can still fly. If anything, 001 can overshadow ''everyone'' with how he seems to have near unlimited PsychicPowers... [[HeavySleeper when he's awake, that is.is]]. 002 proceeds to avert this even more. Out of the 1st Generation Cyborgs, he was the only one who did not need to be fixed in order to work.



* PluckyComicRelief: 006 and 007.

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* PluckyComicRelief: 006 and 007.007, whose antics and witty banter provide much humor for both manga and various media adaptations.



* TheProfessor: Gilmore in all continuities, and both Dr. Kouzumi, Dr. Eckermann and Professor Finder in the 2001 series

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* TheProfessor: Gilmore in all continuities, and both Dr. Kouzumi, Dr. Eckermann and Professor Finder in the 2001 seriesseries.
* PsychicPowers: 001 in all adaptations, and 005 who becomes TheEmpath in the 2001 anime and the ''009 vs. Devilman'' OVA.
** [[spoiler:''All'' of the 00-Cyborgs gain psychic powers of their own in the 2012 ''Conclusion: GOD'S WAR'' manga, thanks to 001's [[NextTierPowerUp upgrades]]:]]
*** [[spoiler:007 gains the ability to [[DemonicPossession straight-up possess his foes]] instead of just shapeshifting his appearance to mimic them. The 2012 manga ups it further by giving him AstralProjection.]]
*** [[spoiler:006's fire breath evolves to full pyrokinesis, allowing him to change the shape and direction of his fire breath, and breathe ''freakin' flame dragons!'']]
*** [[spoiler:008 can manipulate water pressure in both manga and OVA, making enemies explode from the inside. The manga ups it with full [[MakingASplash hydrokinesis]].]]
*** [[spoiler:003 gains {{Telepathy}}, [[{{Seers}} precognition]], and [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling clairvoyance]]... after she [[EyeScream loses her eyes twice (the second time she ''ripped them out herself'').]]
*** [[spoiler:009 later gets teleportation and telepathy after having an arm ripped off and replaced with a machine gun one.]]
*** [[spoiler:004 can shoot bullets that always home in on targets, and later can teleport them to the target(s)' location no matter how far. The OVA depicted his bullets as energy projectiles.]]
*** [[spoiler:002 is given the ability to psychically accelerate to light speed during flight, and eventually teleport.]]
** The Psychic Assassins arc featured [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a group of psychic assassins]] working for ex-Black Ghost personnel Dr. Gamo [[spoiler:Whisky]], who wants them to kill all the 00-Cyborgs but 001 [[spoiler:who is his son]].



* ReluctantMadScientist: A few of Black Ghost's employees claim to be this, including Gilmore himself. [[spoiler:Some of them are lying... including Gilmore too.]]

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* ReluctantMadScientist: A few of Black Ghost's employees claim to be this, including Gilmore himself. [[spoiler:Some of them are lying... including Gilmore too. The 2001 episode "Black Ghost Lives" confirms it, at least for Gilmore.]]



* [[RussianGuySuffersMost Russian (and German) Guys Suffer Most]]: [[spoiler:Disturbingly, they are also the only ones even slightly justifiable in that Black Ghost saved both of their lives.]] The 'Russian Guy' is a ''baby'' who never knew life outside of constant experimentation (by his own father, prior to the team's escape. The German... hard to know where to '''start''' with him.

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* [[RussianGuySuffersMost Russian (and German) Guys Suffer Most]]: [[spoiler:Disturbingly, they are also the only ones even slightly justifiable in that Black Ghost saved both of their lives.]] The 'Russian Guy' is a ''baby'' who never knew life outside of constant experimentation (by his own father, no less!) prior to the team's escape. The German... hard to know where to '''start''' with him.



* RobotBuddy: A thin, simplistic robot Chang calls Scarecrow.
* SadClown: 007.
* SapientCetaceans: The main heroes of Cyborg 009 named their ship 'The Dolphin', much to 002's chagrin. In the manga, genetically and cybernetically enhanced dolphins were a pretty common enemy, used by Black Ghost as underwater scouts, soldiers and assassins.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: This is the [[Creator/ShotaroIshinomori same guy who later created]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'', after all...

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* RobotBuddy: A There's a thin, simplistic robot Chang in the 2001 series that 006 calls Scarecrow.
"Scarecrow", due to its lanky body. After 007 and 006 are stranded on an island, they find a robot who accompanies and aids them until rescue comes.
* SadClown: 007.
SadClown:
** 007, who despite his humor and LargeHam tendencies, is still a washed-up actor and emotionally broken, alcoholic man deep down.
** Subverted with 007's buddy, 006; despite having an equally DarkAndTroubledPast, his jovial demeanor isn't used as a mask to hide his emotional scars. He is really that cheerful!
* SapientCetaceans: The main heroes of Cyborg 009 named their ship 'The Dolphin', "The Dolphin", much to 002's chagrin. In the manga, genetically and cybernetically enhanced dolphins were a pretty common enemy, used by Black Ghost as underwater scouts, soldiers and assassins.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: An iconic trademark for the 00-Cyborgs, who are characterized by their impossibly long, flowing yellow scarves. This is the [[Creator/ShotaroIshinomori same guy who later created]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'', after all...



* ShoutOut: The Brit is codenamed 007 and changes shape. Who do ''you'' [[Film/JamesBond think he's based on]]?

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* ShoutOut: The Brit British 00-Cyborg is codenamed 007 "007" and changes shape. Who do ''you'' [[Film/JamesBond think he's based on]]?



* SmartHouse: 0012.

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* SmartHouse: 0012.0012, who is a Black Ghost assassin whose body is an ''entire house''. Depending on the adaptation, the body itself is either controlled by [[spoiler:a brain hooked up to various machinery (manga)]], or [[spoiler:the mind of a long dead, grief-stricken noblewoman (2001 series)]]



* StealthPun: From 008 in Episode 4 (2001): "Let's see how he likes being behind the 8-ball for once. I have an advantage under water!"
* SuperSpeed: 002 and 009. Makes sense: 002 says that his accelerator was a prototype of 009's.

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* StealthPun: From 008 throws one in Episode 4 (2001): "Let's (2001):
--> '''008:''' Let's
see how he likes being behind the 8-ball for once. I have an advantage under water!"
water!
* SuperSpeed: 002 and 009. Makes sense: sense - 002 says that his accelerator was a prototype of 009's.



* TeamDad: Gilmore, sometimes 006.
* TeamMom: 003.

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* TeamDad: Dr. Gilmore, sometimes 006.
* TeamMom: 003.003 is often the voice of reason of her team, always trying to look for peaceful solutions to conflicts. She is ''especially'' this to 001, who is often asleep due to his psychic powers.



* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Gaia to the Mythos cyborgs.
** [[spoiler:Skull is revealed to be reporting to [[BrainInAJar three brains]] residing inside of the demon statue.]]



* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: In the 2001 series, the Cyborgs must convince a bunch of powerful psychic children to fight against the ones who want to enslave them.

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: In the 2001 series, the Cyborgs 00-Cyborgs must convince a bunch of powerful psychic alien children to fight against the ones who want to enslave them.them. [[spoiler:In the end, it's ''[[{{Delinquents}} Jet/002]]'' who succeeds, by pleading with them to stand up for themselves until he breaks down crying.]]



* WarForFunAndProfit: Black Ghost.
* WhamLine: Near the end of the Mythos arc, Dr. Gaia (who built the Greek god cyborgs) reveals that he is still loyal to Black Ghost, even though Black Ghost was seemingly destroyed before the start of the arc.

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* VillainousBSOD: In ''Call of Justice'', [[spoiler:Emperor starts becoming enraged as the 00-Cyborgs persist against him, despite all being woefully underpowered compared to him. He starts becoming more unhinged when he experiences, for the first time, the constant loneliness 009 feels every time he Accelerates, thanks to Catalina telepathically linking Emperor to 009. After Emperor kills Catalina with his powers, a vengeful 009 exceeds his usual Acceleration speed so Emperor can't even read his movements, and traps Emperor in a white void where he will be alone forever. It's where Emperor's cool facade finally breaks completely and he's reduced to a ranting, screaming madman.]]
* WarForFunAndProfit: Black Ghost.
Ghost, who sells highly advanced weapons to the highest bidder and manipulates things behind the scenes to stoke the fires of conflict so more weapons can be sold.
* WhamLine: Near the end of the Mythos arc, Dr. Gaia (who built the Greek god cyborgs) reveals that he [[spoiler:he is still loyal to Black Ghost, even though Black Ghost was seemingly destroyed before the start of the arc.]]




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** The BigBad of the ''Call of Justice'' miniseries, Emperor, is this - he wants to introduce a deadly, incurable plague to humanity in a bid to force them to evolve and gain powers, because he believes humanity will die off if they don't. [[spoiler:It's later subverted in that Emperor actually HatesBeingAlone, and wants someone to validate his existence as a supposed benevolent leader and god. Once he's completely isolated, he ''[[VillainousBSOD freaks out]]''.]]
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** The 2013 graphic novel was seemingly setting up a SharedUniverse between Shotaro Ishinomori's various creations: the story was labeled "Ishinomori Universe: Book 1" and there are indications that Manga/SkullMan and the Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s also exist in the setting[[note]]Foundation X, an enemy of the Riders from [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Double]] onwards, is revealed to be financing Black Ghost[[/note]]. However, the series was put on indefinite hiatus because Archaia Entertainment and Ishimori Pro couldn't agree on the future direction of the series due to "cultural issues".
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* CorruptChurch: Averted. As with all ShotaroIshinomori works, extreme reverence towards Christianity is shown. [[spoiler:The "church" in the 2012 movie isn't corrupt so much as completely off its goddamn rocker.]]

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* CorruptChurch: Averted. As with all ShotaroIshinomori Creator/ShotaroIshinomori works, extreme reverence towards Christianity is shown. [[spoiler:The "church" in the 2012 movie isn't corrupt so much as completely off its goddamn rocker.]]



* MultinationalTeam: Pioneer in this, preceding even the "all-new, all-different" '70s incarnation of the X-Men. The story goes that ShotaroIshinomori took a trip around the world just before starting this series, and this inspired him to take this trope and show how it was supposed to be done.

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* MultinationalTeam: Pioneer in this, preceding even the "all-new, all-different" '70s incarnation of the X-Men. The story goes that ShotaroIshinomori Creator/ShotaroIshinomori took a trip around the world just before starting this series, and this inspired him to take this trope and show how it was supposed to be done.



* ScarfOfAsskicking: This is the [[ShotaroIshinomori same guy who later created]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'', after all...

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* ScarfOfAsskicking: This is the [[ShotaroIshinomori [[Creator/ShotaroIshinomori same guy who later created]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'', after all...
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* GuestFighter: 009, 006, 005, and 004 served as these for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterOnlineMouseGeneration'' in probably [[VideoGame/{{Capcom}} Capcom's]] weirdest VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever [[CrossOver crossovers]] ever. 001 also made an appearance as an AssistCharacter for 009.
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* 002, real name Jet Link, a gang member from New York City (a la ''Theatre/WestSideStory''). He is TheLancer and FragileSpeedster to the core. Power: able to fly via rocket feet. Voiced By Creator/KirkThornton in the English dub.

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* 002, real name Jet Link, a gang member from New York City (a la ''Theatre/WestSideStory''). He is TheLancer and FragileSpeedster to the core. Power: able to fly via rocket feet. Voiced By Creator/KirkThornton in the English dub.



A new AllCGICartoon film trilogy directed by Koudai Kakimoto (with Re:Cyborg's Kenji Kamiyama as chief director) titled ''Cyborg 009: Call of Justice'' was announced and released over the course of 3 weeks (November 25, December 2 and December 9, 2016). It's based around an original story with the cyborg team going up against a mysterious organisation that possess powers named 'Blessed'. The films will also be released [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-13/netflix-to-stream-cyborg-009-call-of-justice-anime-worldwide/.109840 worldwide via Netflix]] on February 10, 2017, edited into 12 episodes.

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A new AllCGICartoon film trilogy directed by Koudai Kakimoto (with Re:Cyborg's Kenji Kamiyama as chief director) titled ''Cyborg 009: Call of Justice'' was announced and released over the course of 3 weeks (November 25, December 2 and December 9, 2016). It's based around an original story with the cyborg team going up against a mysterious organisation that possess powers named 'Blessed'. The films will also be were released [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-13/netflix-to-stream-cyborg-009-call-of-justice-anime-worldwide/.109840 worldwide via Netflix]] on February 10, 2017, edited into 12 episodes.
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