History Manga / FrankenFran

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On April 28th 2015, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/28/seven-seas-licenses-franken-fran-manga it was announced]] that the rights to the series had been acquired by Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment and was due for a print release in North America for the first time.

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On April 28th 2015, Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/28/seven-seas-licenses-franken-fran-manga it was announced]] that it had acquired the rights to the series had been acquired by Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment in April 2015, and was due for a print release in North America for the first time.
English omnibus editions began to be released in early 2016.
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* LoveHotels: At the end of Chapter 2, Tadou and Kaneda go to one to consummate their relationship. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, her insect side emerges and she eats him.]]

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* LoveHotels: At the end of Chapter 2, Tadou Tajima and Kaneda go to one to consummate their relationship. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, her insect side emerges and she eats him.]]



* PersonalityBloodTypes: The subject of Ch. 57. Causing problems for Adorea, whose blood type is in constant flux. It eventually [[spoiler:turns the school into a hellhole of blood type-based segregation and intolerance]].

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* PersonalityBloodTypes: The subject of Ch. 57. Causing problems for Adorea, whose blood type is in constant flux. It [[spoiler:It eventually [[spoiler:turns turns the school into a hellhole of blood type-based segregation and intolerance]].intolerance.]]



--> '''Actress:''' My leukemia has magically been cured, somehow! The doctors said it was the power of love!
--> '''Veronica:''' *''flings her chair through the screen''* What the hell is this crap!?

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--> '''Actress:''' My leukemia has magically been cured, somehow! The doctors said it was the power of love!
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love!\\
'''Veronica:''' *''flings her chair through the screen''* What the hell is this crap!?



* ShowWithinAShow: The Hachiko homage, shamelessly parodying some adaptation issues such as AdaptationDecay (it's a horrible rendition of what happened), AdaptationalAttractiveness (Pudding turned from a fat, homely middle-aged man to a handsome twenty-something), RelationshipUpgrade (: Runa and Pudding end up... romantically involved.
** [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation: Both Runa and Pudding survive.]]

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* ShowWithinAShow: The Hachiko homage, shamelessly parodying some adaptation issues such as AdaptationDecay (it's a horrible rendition of what happened), AdaptationalAttractiveness (Pudding turned from a fat, homely middle-aged man to a handsome twenty-something), RelationshipUpgrade (: (Runa and Pudding end up...romantically involved), and [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation (both Runa and Pudding end up... romantically involved.
** [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation: Both Runa and Pudding survive.]]
survive)]].



* SiblingYinYang: Veronica and Fran. The "yin and yang" isn't Good/Evil, but Life/Death; Fran cannot end a life, while Veronica cannot spare one.
** And then there's Gavrill, who doesn't care about life or death.
* SirSwearsALot: Gavrill has such a potty mouth that she swears in almost literally every sentence she speaks. ("I can smell your rotting cunt Fran!!").

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* SiblingYinYang: SiblingYinYang:
** Initially
Veronica and Fran. The "yin and yang" isn't Good/Evil, but Life/Death; Fran cannot end a life, while Veronica cannot spare one.
** And then there's Gavrill, Once Gavrill comes onto the scene, it becomes Death (Gavrill's a vicious psychopath who doesn't care about life or death.
hates Fran and thinks nothing of bloody slaughter) vs. Life (Fran's aforementioned trait and Veronica's dedication to keeping her safe).
* SirSwearsALot: Gavrill has such a potty mouth that she swears in almost literally every sentence she speaks. ("I
-->I
can smell your rotting cunt Fran!!").cunt, Fran!!



* SlasherSmile:
** Fran, when about to commence surgery.
** Gavrill is also prone to this. As is Veronica, on occasion. It must run in the family...
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism - When it's not being darkly humorous, it's being cynical. See the two Justice chapters, the latter of which [[spoiler:convinces the idealistic hero that charity = badevilwrong, because it'll overpopulate the world and cause humans to destroy themselves from this, and forces him to kill a bunch of angry people who were hurt by the first Justice.]]
* SmokingHotSex: Nezeru and Jenny in chapter 56.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Chapter 45 doesn't deal with weird surgeries. It deals with Veronica finding a city made by cockroaches, which includes technology, music, love, superheroes, supervillains, HumongousMecha, and a Super Saiyan cockroach......It really makes no sense, even in context.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: [[OnceAnEpisode Every issue,]] though it doesn't take itself seriously.

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* SlasherSmile:
SlasherSmile: A common aspect to the Madaraki "family".
** Fran, Fran often sports on when she's about to commence surgery.
** Gavrill is also prone to this. As is Veronica, on occasion. It must run in the family...
and Veronica often have one as they're fighting and killing.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism - SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: When it's not being darkly humorous, it's being cynical. See the two Justice chapters, the latter of which [[spoiler:convinces the idealistic hero that charity = badevilwrong, is evil because it'll overpopulate the world and cause humans to destroy themselves from this, themselves, and forces him to kill a bunch of angry people who were hurt by the first Justice.Justice]].
* SmokingHotSex: Nezeru and Jenny in chapter 56. [[spoiler:They're escaped mascots from Rolling World.
]]
* SmokingHotSex: Nezeru and Jenny in chapter 56.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Chapter 45 doesn't deal with weird surgeries. It deals with Veronica finding a city made by cockroaches, which includes technology, music, love, superheroes, supervillains, HumongousMecha, and a Super Saiyan cockroach......cockroach. It really makes no sense, even in context.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: [[OnceAnEpisode Every issue,]] issue]], though it doesn't take itself seriously.



* StalkerWithACrush: Chapter 7.
* StockholmSyndrome: when Veronica is introduced, she terrorized Fran and even kills one of her subjects. Then Fran catches her and starts conducting horrible experiments offscreen. By the next chapter, she's Fran's doting little sis.
* StrictlyFormula: Someone comes to Fran for help. Fran "helps" them. It backfires. Fran shrugs it off.
** Alternatively, Fran invents some Nobel-worthy achievement in medicine to "fix" a "problem". Someone steals the idea. It backfires. Fran shrugs is off and moves to the next patient.

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* %%* StalkerWithACrush: Chapter 7.
* StockholmSyndrome: when When Veronica is introduced, she terrorized Fran and even kills one of her subjects. Then Fran catches her and starts conducting horrible experiments offscreen. By the next chapter, she's Fran's doting little sis.
* StrictlyFormula: StrictlyFormula:
**
Someone comes to Fran for help. Fran "helps" them. It backfires. Fran shrugs it off.
** Alternatively, Fran invents some Nobel-worthy achievement in medicine to "fix" a "problem". Someone steals the idea. It backfires. Fran shrugs is it off and moves to the next patient.



* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Not with robot, but artificial organism. For some reason Fran decided to give a living amusement park ''mascot'' 20 times the strength of a horse and teeth sharp enough to bite people's heads off.

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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids:
**
Not with robot, but artificial organism. For some reason Fran decided to give a living amusement park ''mascot'' 20 times the strength of a horse and teeth sharp enough to bite people's heads off.



* TakeThat: Most folks are often too focused on the dark horror-humor to notice that the other half of the manga's comedy is firmly rooted in biting, snarky satire, often regarding Japanese culture and manga/anime tropes and cliches. Mostly from taking whatever is being mocked at the time, and bringing it to a twisted extreme. Japanese blood type superstition, for instance, is mocked by depicting it leading to a segregationist, dictatorial caste system. Then you have "Longevity", an entire chapter showcasing the horrific things one would have to do to themselves to look like an anime character in real life, and just how hideous that would actually look. And then you have the chapter focusing on an impossibly old woman, and Fran discovering the secret to her supposed immortality. The chapter appears mostly serious, with very little in the way of jokes, until you're hit square in the face with the punchline of the entire chapter: [[spoiler:Ever have an extremely old relative who requires constant care and attention, and never seems to die? They're doing it on purpose, because they hate you, and your misery feeds them and makes them immortal. ''Old people hate you.'']]

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
Most folks are often too focused on the dark horror-humor to notice that the other half of the manga's comedy is firmly rooted in biting, snarky satire, often regarding Japanese culture and manga/anime tropes and cliches. Mostly cliches, mostly from taking whatever is being mocked at the time, time and bringing it to a twisted extreme. extreme. Examples include:
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Japanese blood type superstition, for instance, is superstition s mocked by depicting it leading to a segregationist, dictatorial caste system. Then you have system.
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"Longevity", an entire chapter showcasing the horrific things one would have to do to themselves to look like an anime character in real life, and just how hideous that would actually look. And then you have the look.
*** The
chapter focusing on an impossibly old woman, and Fran discovering the secret to her supposed immortality. The chapter appears mostly serious, with very little in the way of jokes, until you're hit square in the face with the punchline of the entire chapter: [[spoiler:Ever have an extremely old relative who requires constant care and attention, and never seems to die? They're doing it on purpose, because they hate you, and your misery feeds them and makes them immortal. ''Old people hate you.'']]



* TerrifiedOfGerms: The client in chapter ten has this so bad that she asks Fran to create something that will kill off all cockroaches. [[spoiler: After she gets badly burned, her skin grafts are revealed to be made from the exoskeleton of cockroaches.]] Cue FreakOut, followed by the above trope.

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* TerrifiedOfGerms: The client in chapter ten has this so bad that she asks Fran to create something that will kill off all cockroaches. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After she gets badly burned, her skin grafts are revealed to be made from the exoskeleton of cockroaches.]] Cue FreakOut, followed by the above trope.



* TookALevelInBadass : While your opinion may vary as to whether she became "badass" or not, you can't deny that officer Kuhou became a hell of a lot serious after [[spoiler: she was transformed into a monster girl]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: The people of ''unusual tastes.''
* TheTopicOfCancer: Used for karmic justice (and the compulsory BodyHorror) - a rich villain hires Fran to extend her life and tries to get her killed to steal her research (fortunately, Fran is AmbiguouslyUndead and can live through decapitation). Fran returns to the villain's mansion and finds her ShowingOffTheNewBody - the experimental formula allowed her teleomers to regenerate indefinitely, making her cells immortal... Just as the first side effects start to appear, Fran calmy explains that the only cells not programmed to die of old age are cancer cells. She then walks away, leaving her client "immortal" - as a gibbering pile of semi-liquid flesh.

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* TookALevelInBadass : TookALevelInBadass: While your opinion may vary as to whether she became "badass" or not, you can't deny that officer Kuhou became a hell of a lot more serious after [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was transformed into a monster girl]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: The people of ''unusual tastes.''
tastes'', who [[spoiler:kill themselves so Fran can revive them]]. This even weirds out ''Fran''.
* TheTopicOfCancer: Used for karmic justice (and the compulsory BodyHorror) - a BodyHorror)--a rich villain hires Fran to extend her life and tries to get her killed to steal her research (fortunately, Fran is AmbiguouslyUndead and can live through decapitation). Fran returns to the villain's mansion and finds her ShowingOffTheNewBody - the ShowingOffTheNewBody--the experimental formula allowed her teleomers to regenerate indefinitely, making her cells immortal... Just immortal. However, just as the first side effects start to appear, Fran calmy explains that the only cells not programmed to die of old age are cancer cells. She then walks away, leaving her client "immortal" - "immortal"...as a gibbering pile of semi-liquid flesh.



* UncannyValleyGirl
* TheUnreveal: In the last chapter, Fran has a dream where all her friend and former patients visit, but she's woken up just before we get to see [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Naomitsu.]]
** In chapter 17, the reader never get to find out exactly what the sea monster [[spoiler: gives birth to]].

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* UncannyValleyGirl
UncannyValleyGirl: Fran, between her visible stitch scars, bolts, her eyes occasionally falling out, and her tottering while she walks.
* TheUnreveal: TheUnreveal:
**
In the last chapter, Fran has a dream where all her friend and former patients visit, but she's woken up just before we get to see [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Naomitsu.]]
Naomitsu]].
** In chapter 17, the reader never get to find out exactly what the [[spoiler:the sea monster [[spoiler: gives birth to]].



* WanderingJew: The man himself appears, his body so far gone that ''[[TheWormThatWalks his organs have been replaced by hordes of insects]]''. Fran kindly rebuilds his body while Veronica thinks it's cruel to let him live after he says (well, writes) that he's very tired. [[spoiler: They both get their wish when the rebuilt wanderer spies Jesus On The Cross [[GeniusBonus in the Sun, remembers he was a Roman Soldier]] (he's been as far from visible light as possible to avoid people), rejoices at the sight of the one who can forgive him and instantly liquefies.]]
** [[UnreliableNarrator Although, according to Doctor Amatsuka, the identity and biography of this man may be partly or even completely different, since the Doctor reminisced on the unreliability of human memory in the same chapter]].
* WeCanRebuildHim: Multiple examples, but one of the most extreme is in Chapter 26, where [[spoiler: the cultists keep a young girl alive by converting her into a ''factory'' that somehow gets ''pregnant''.]] Even Fran is a little stumped about how that happened.

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* WanderingJew: The man himself appears, his body so far gone that ''[[TheWormThatWalks his organs have been replaced by hordes of insects]]''. Fran kindly rebuilds his body while Veronica thinks it's cruel to let him live after he says (well, writes) that he's very tired. [[spoiler: They both get their wish when the rebuilt wanderer spies Jesus On The Cross [[GeniusBonus in the Sun, remembers he was a Roman Soldier]] (he's been as far from visible light as possible to avoid people), rejoices at the sight of the one who can forgive him and instantly liquefies.]]
**
]] [[UnreliableNarrator Although, according to Doctor Amatsuka, the identity and biography of this man may be partly or even completely different, since the Doctor reminisced on the unreliability of human memory in the same chapter]].
* WeCanRebuildHim: Multiple examples, but one of the most extreme is in Chapter 26, where [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the cultists keep a young girl alive by converting her into a ''factory'' that somehow gets ''pregnant''.]] ''pregnant'']]. Even Fran is a little stumped about how that happened.



** Probably one of the oddest examples of this trope, as Fran is not of the typical "I do what is right, even if I have to do terrible things to do so." Thanks to Blue and Orange Morality, Fran is [[ObliviouslyEvil entirely incapable]] of seeing her extremism as anything wrong. At most, she might see those solutions as not ideal.

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** Probably one of the oddest examples of this trope, as Fran is not of the typical "I do what is right, even if I have to do terrible things to do so." Thanks to Blue and Orange Morality, Fran is [[ObliviouslyEvil entirely incapable]] of seeing her extremism as anything wrong.wrong and doesn't take well being called out on what she does. At most, she might see those solutions as not ideal.



** A bizarre inversion would have to be the Black Lotus Syndicate. Their plan is the eradication of humanity. But they don't plan on killing even one person, instead they [[spoiler: plan on improving the human condition to the point that the number of human beings on the planet exceeds the number of resources available, which will incite World War 3, as every nation battles every other for the few remaining resources left. Naturally, their leader is an ActualPacifist, who tries to stop his minions and Sentinel 2 from fighting one another. He fails utterly, his minions too enraged by Sentinel 2 killing their family members, and Sentinel 2 not able to control his own strength.]]

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** A bizarre inversion would have to be the Black Lotus Syndicate. Their plan is the eradication of humanity. But humanity...but they don't plan on killing even one person, instead person. [[spoiler:Instead, they [[spoiler: plan on improving the human condition to the point that the number of human beings on the planet exceeds the number of resources available, which will incite World War 3, as every nation battles every other for the few remaining resources left. Naturally, their leader is an ActualPacifist, who tries to stop his minions and Sentinel 2 from fighting one another. He fails utterly, his minions too enraged by Sentinel 2 killing their family members, and Sentinel 2 not able to control his own strength.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Played with in the sequel to "Justice", when a new Sentinel discovers that the BigBad's plan to destroy the world is through ''charities'' (clean water and hospitals for everyone = population boom = [[HumansAreBastards overcrowded humanity will fight each other at the drop of a hat]] = Profit!). Nonetheless, the Big Bad is very upset at the deaths of his minions and allows their families to take revenge. [[spoiler: It doesn't work since they're normal humans against one of Fran's creations. The Sentinel goes on a bombing spree against anything remotely charitable and gets tagged as a terrorist.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: In full effect here to mind-bending extremes. Between the stitched-up, slightly deranged sisters, the man-headed cat and the EldritchAbomination BandageBabe, the cast seems tailor-made to provoke squeals of delight and horror from the readers.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Played with in the sequel to "Justice", when a new Sentinel discovers that the BigBad's plan to destroy the world is through ''charities'' (clean water and hospitals for everyone = population boom = [[HumansAreBastards overcrowded humanity will fight each other at the drop of a hat]] = Profit!). Nonetheless, the Big Bad is very upset at the deaths of his minions and allows their families to take revenge. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't work since they're normal humans against one of Fran's creations. The Sentinel goes on a bombing spree against anything remotely charitable and gets tagged as a terrorist.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: In full effect here to mind-bending extremes. Between the stitched-up, slightly deranged sisters, the man-headed cat and the EldritchAbomination HumanoidAbomination BandageBabe, the cast seems tailor-made to provoke squeals of delight and horror from the readers.



* WifeHusbandry: A twisted version happens at the [[CruelTwistEnding end chapter 22.]] [[spoiler: The patient requests Fran to fertilize her egg with the genes of her best friend (and love interest) so that they can have another chance together. However, Fran later states that the genes of the friend went into remission, so in effect the baby who the patient plans to court is not her best friend reborn, but rather her biological child.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Fran often seems to think of herself as a [[LoveFreak facilitator of happy endings]] [[TheMatchmaker and true love]], seemingly unaware of the barrels of Nightmare Fuel she deals out anytime [[ObliviouslyEvil she tries to "help" people]].
** The islanders of chapter 47 immediately assume the revived dead are actually zombies and feel free to start shooting them [[spoiler:when it's actually possible for them to be cured.]]
** The whole Sentinel arc pretty much runs on how completely misguided everyone that isn't Fran are.

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* WifeHusbandry: A twisted version happens at the [[CruelTwistEnding end of chapter 22.]] [[spoiler: The 22]]. [[spoiler:The patient requests Fran to fertilize her egg with the genes of her best friend (and love interest) so that they can have another chance together. However, Fran later states that the genes of the friend went into remission, so in effect the baby who the patient plans to court is not her best friend reborn, but rather her biological child.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Fran often seems to think of herself as a [[LoveFreak facilitator of happy endings]] [[TheMatchmaker and true love]], seemingly unaware of the barrels of Nightmare Fuel horror she deals out anytime [[ObliviouslyEvil she tries to "help" people]].
** The islanders of chapter 47 immediately assume the revived dead are actually zombies and feel free to start shooting them [[spoiler:when it's actually possible for them to be cured.]]
cured]].
** The whole Sentinel arc pretty much runs on how completely misguided everyone that isn't Fran are.is.



* {{Yandere}}: Chapter 35 "Robot", all the robots contain the emotions and memories of the creator's late wife, so guess what happens [[TooDumbToLive when the creator starts dating other women]].
* ZombieApocalypse: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in Chapter 47.

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* {{Yandere}}: Chapter 35 "Robot", where all the robots contain the emotions and memories of the creator's late wife, so guess what happens [[TooDumbToLive when the creator starts dating other women]].
* ZombieApocalypse: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in Chapter 47.47. The "zombies" are actually victims of a parasite [[spoiler:and can be cured, although no one realizes this]].


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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Agito in Ch 18, who gets better thanks to his HealingFactor, and Fran herself in Ch 60, in which her solution to being sliced down the middle is to let both halves of her body develop and repair themselves individually and recombine them at a later date. However, prolonged separation causes Fran's right half to ''develop a proper moral code.'' This influences the right half to escape her property and become a successful doctor at a ''normal hospital.'' Sadly, she's too easily guilt-tripped into acting on the whims of her patients, and the resulting mess of corruption and bribery brings her work to a screeching halt.

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe:
**
Agito in Ch 18, who gets better thanks to his HealingFactor, and HealingFactor
**
Fran herself in Ch 60, in which her solution to being sliced down the middle is to let both halves of her body develop and repair themselves individually and recombine them at a later date. However, prolonged separation causes Fran's right half to ''develop a proper moral code.'' This influences the right half to escape her property and become a successful doctor at a ''normal hospital.'' Sadly, she's too easily guilt-tripped into acting on the whims of her patients, and the resulting mess of corruption and bribery brings her work to a screeching halt.



** The villain in Chapter 28. He survives and completely recovers from ''hanging'' and ''lethal injection'' on his own. He later recovers from [[spoiler: ''dismemberment by chainsaw'' after Fran puts him back together]]. In the end, the HealingFactor [[spoiler:fails to save him from a lightning bolt]]. His healing factor has an unusual justification, [[OneInAMillionChance not unlike the tunnel effect]].

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** The villain in Chapter 28. He survives and completely recovers from ''hanging'' and ''lethal injection'' on his own. He later recovers from [[spoiler: ''dismemberment [[spoiler:''dismemberment by chainsaw'' after Fran puts him back together]]. In the end, the HealingFactor [[spoiler:fails to save him from a lightning bolt]]. His healing factor has an unusual justification, [[OneInAMillionChance not unlike the tunnel effect]].



%%* LargeHam: The Sentinels sometimes gets like this.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Usually happens to either the person Fran operates on or whoever that person is closest to. Also has a strong chance of not helping at all, and just having a regular old DownerEnding when people die without deserving it. For an ideal example, the villain from Chapter 15 tries to have Fran killed (unsuccessfully) and has her anti-aging treatment stolen (successfully) the moment she has it working. [[spoiler: She acted prematurely -- the anti-aging treatment ''worked'', but she took it before Fran had the time to eliminate the potential side effect of it turning the user into a heaving puddle of cancerous tissue. It was her own greedy desire to get it as soon as possible and keep anyone else from having access to it that led to her downfall.]]

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%%* * LargeHam: The Sentinels Sentinels, being parodies of SuperSentai heroes, sometimes gets get like this.
this. They frequent [[CallYourAttacks call their attacks]] and melodramatically pontificate about Black Lotus.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Usually happens to either the person Fran operates on or whoever that person is closest to. Also It also has a strong chance of not helping at all, and just having a regular old DownerEnding when people die without deserving it. For an ideal example, the villain from Chapter 15 tries to have Fran killed (unsuccessfully) and has her anti-aging treatment stolen (successfully) the moment she has it working. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She acted prematurely -- the anti-aging treatment ''worked'', but she took it before Fran had the time to eliminate the potential side effect of it turning the user into a heaving puddle of cancerous tissue. It was her own greedy desire to get it as soon as possible and keep anyone else from having access to it that led to her downfall.]]



** InvokedTrope. Nothing solid in-universe so far, but not only do the [[ContemptibleCover Contemptible Covers]] depict more...uh..."friendly" interactions between major female characters, but Veronica has a couple times gotten highly contemplative when the idea of "girls loving each other" or "girl on girl" was brought up.
** Plus, Fran at one point gives Veronica a hickey. Just to make a point. You know.

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** InvokedTrope. Nothing solid in-universe so far, but not only do the [[ContemptibleCover Contemptible Covers]] {{Contemptible Cover}}s depict more...uh..."friendly" interactions between major female characters, but Veronica has a couple times gotten highly contemplative when the idea of "girls loving each other" or "girl on girl" was brought up.
** Plus, Fran at one point gives Veronica a hickey. Just to make a point. You know.



** The two best friends in chapter 22 have an unrequited love for each other, which ends in tragedy. Then Fran steps in and gives them [[WifeHusbandry another chance]]...[[{{Squick}} or]] [[CruelTwistEnding not.]]
*** And during the end of that chapter, Veronica just can't stop thinking about romantic relationships between two girls.

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** The two best friends in chapter 22 have an unrequited love for each other, which ends in tragedy. Then Fran steps in and gives them [[WifeHusbandry another chance]]...[[{{Squick}} or]] [[CruelTwistEnding not.]]
*** And during
]] During the end of that chapter, Veronica just can't stop thinking about romantic relationships between two girls.



* LockedRoomMystery: Invoked by Okita in Chapter 30. This being ''Franken Fran,'' the solution is squickier than mere murder. [[spoiler: They did it to themselves]].
* {{Lolicon}}: Unlike most examples, played for drama. In chapter 21, the step-father of a girl abuses her. The ending of the chapter quickly becomes horrifying once you find out that [[spoiler: he ''requested'' Fran to turn him into a much loved children's mascot, and then goes to work in an amusement park teeming with kids.]]

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* LockedRoomMystery: Invoked by Okita in Chapter 30. This being ''Franken Fran,'' the solution is squickier than mere murder. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They did it to themselves]].
* {{Lolicon}}: {{Lolicon}}:
**
Unlike most examples, played for drama. In chapter 21, the step-father of a girl abuses her. The ending of the chapter quickly becomes horrifying once you find out that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he ''requested'' Fran to turn him into a much loved children's mascot, and then goes to work in an amusement park teeming with kids.]]]]
** In "Girls' School", [[spoiler:the bullies' victims are eventually shipped overseas to service otaku]].



-->'''Matsumae:''' "I have all sorts of women in my life here. [[CuteMonsterGirl Monster girls]], [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien girls]], [[{{Shinigami}} grim reaper girls]], [[HornyDevils devil girls]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel girls]], [[RobotGirl android girls]], [[{{Ninja}} ninja girls]], [[{{Samurai}} samurai girls]], [[LivingWeapon human-weapon girls]], [[KingIncognito princesses who're hiding their identities]], [[MysteriousWaif girls who hold the key to unlocking world's secrets]], and so on and so on..."
* LoopholeAbuse: When Fran is forbidden by the family to perform a simple heart operation due to what usually happens she respects the wish even though the kid will die. However they said nothing about modifying the surgeon that was going to do it and giving him extraordinary medical abilities. And unlike most cases it seems to have a happy ending as the kid survived and the surgeon, while acting somewhat out of character, is now one of the best surgeons in the field.

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-->'''Matsumae:''' "I I have all sorts of women in my life here. [[CuteMonsterGirl Monster girls]], [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien girls]], [[{{Shinigami}} grim reaper girls]], [[HornyDevils devil girls]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel girls]], [[RobotGirl android girls]], [[{{Ninja}} ninja girls]], [[{{Samurai}} samurai girls]], {{ninja}} girls, {{samurai}} girls, [[LivingWeapon human-weapon girls]], [[KingIncognito princesses who're hiding their identities]], [[MysteriousWaif girls who hold the key to unlocking world's secrets]], and so on and so on..."
on...
* LoopholeAbuse: When Fran is forbidden by the family to perform a simple heart operation due to what usually happens happens, she respects the wish even though the kid will die. However However, they said nothing about modifying the surgeon that was going to do it and giving him extraordinary medical abilities. And unlike Unlike most cases it seems to have a happy ending ending, as the kid survived and the surgeon, while acting somewhat out of character, is now one of the best surgeons in the field.



* LotusEaterMachine: The girls were complaining that all the boys were all obsessed with sex, [[spoiler:so Fran creates a pheromone based creature which all the boys can get their rock off with. It works too well causing all the boys to lose interest in sex with real girls]].
%%* LoveFreak: Fran.
* LoveHotels: One shows up at the end of Chapter 2.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The patient in chapter 22 can't stand the fact [[LesYay best friend/romantic interest]] seems happier without her, so she steals all of the friend's modelling assignments. Unfortunately [[spoiler: this causes the friend to go slightly crazy and [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide.]]]]
* LoveRedeems: The outcome of chapter 18, [[spoiler: [[ProfessionalKiller Agito]] leaves [[TheSyndicate his old job]] to start a bioweapon family with the woman who nursed him back to health.]]
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: A girl is this to a sect. The building of the sect becomes her ''body''. Then she gets pregnant. And when the embryo awakens, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext mother and child merge to become the Flying Spaghetti Monster]].

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* LotusEaterMachine: The girls were complaining that all the boys were all obsessed with sex, [[spoiler:so Fran creates a pheromone based creature which all the boys can get their rock off with. It works too well well, causing all the boys to lose interest in sex with real girls]].
%%* * LoveFreak: Fran.
Fran is a self-described "lover of love" and frequently performs procedures that she believes will bring couples together. Although she's far from incompetent, she's extremely naive and her medical ethics are questionable at the very best.
* LoveHotels: One shows up at At the end of Chapter 2.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The patient in chapter 22 can't stand the fact [[LesYay best friend/romantic interest]] seems happier without her, so
2, Tadou and Kaneda go to one to consummate their relationship. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, her insect side emerges and she steals all of the friend's modelling assignments. Unfortunately [[spoiler: this causes the friend to go slightly crazy and [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide.]]]]
* LoveRedeems: The outcome of chapter 18, [[spoiler: [[ProfessionalKiller Agito]] leaves [[TheSyndicate his old job]] to start a bioweapon family with the woman who nursed him back to health.
eats him.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The patient in chapter 22 can't stand the fact [[LesYay her best friend/romantic interest]] seems happier without her, so she steals all of the friend's modelling assignments. Unfortunately [[spoiler:this causes the friend to go slightly crazy and [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]]]].
* LoveRedeems: The outcome of chapter 18, as [[spoiler:[[ProfessionalKiller Agito]] leaves [[TheSyndicate his old job]] to start a bioweapon family with the woman who nursed him back to health]].
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: A girl is this to a sect. The building of the sect becomes her ''body''. Then she gets pregnant. And when When the embryo awakens, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext mother and child merge to become the Flying Spaghetti Monster]].



* MeatgrinderSurgery: Generally subverted. Fran does handle her operations with care, though the urgency of most of the operations she's about to perform, as well as their sometimes messy results, makes it look like MeatgrinderSurgery. However, some of them do qualify.

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* MeatgrinderSurgery: Generally subverted. Fran does handle her operations with care, though the urgency of most of the operations she's about to perform, as well as their sometimes messy results, makes it look like MeatgrinderSurgery.this. However, some of them do qualify.



* MindScrew: In Justice 2, an evil organization plans to destroy the world! By, um... [[spoiler: giving away free medicine, fixing world hunger, curing diseases, destroying poverty, helping developing countries, and settling disputes for the sake of causing over-population.]] Yep.
* MisterSeahorse: Well, sort of. [[spoiler: Because of an experimental stem cell surgery, a cardinal's brain developed into a fully developed infant. He convinced Fran to remove it so he could take his secret about his past life to the grave. The baby was given to the nuns that tried to exorcise the cardinal.]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Is Fran even ''qualified''?! She is a genuinely skilled doctor (Insanely skilled, at that) when it comes to most ''regular'' medical practice. It's just that many of the operations she's asked to perform are too crazy for us readers to usually remember it.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: [[spoiler: Azusa the mutant mimic octopus. For bonus technical incest points the father is "her" brother.]]

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* MindScrew: In Justice 2, an evil organization plans to destroy the world! By, um... [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving away free medicine, fixing world hunger, curing diseases, destroying poverty, helping developing countries, and settling disputes for the sake of causing over-population.]] over-population]]. Yep.
* MisterSeahorse: Well, sort of. [[spoiler: Because [[spoiler:Because of an experimental stem cell surgery, a cardinal's brain developed into a fully developed infant. He convinced Fran to remove it so he could take his secret about his past life to the grave. The baby was given to the nuns that tried to exorcise the cardinal.]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Is Fran even ''qualified''?! She is a genuinely skilled doctor (Insanely (insanely skilled, at that) when it comes to most ''regular'' medical practice. It's just that many of the operations she's asked to perform are too crazy for us readers to usually remember it.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: [[spoiler: Azusa [[spoiler:"Azusa" the mutant mimic octopus. For bonus technical incest points points, the father is "her" brother.]]



* MultiArmedMultitasking: Fran frequently acquires at least one pair of extra arms when she's doing surgery, the numbers fluctuate between 4 and 8.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Deconstructed. Shows to what lengths idols will go to get that anime look... and what lengths it would actually take (like ''removing the entire lower jaw and bathing in silicone''). It wasn't enough for just a simple epicanthoplasty. This is why it's important for art majors to take anatomy. Basically, it invokes an UncannyValley.

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* MultiArmedMultitasking: Fran frequently acquires at least one pair of 2-3 extra pairs of arms when she's doing surgery, the numbers fluctuate between 4 and 8.
surgery.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Deconstructed. Shows to what Deconstructed by showing the lengths idols will go to get that anime look... and what lengths it would actually take (like ''removing the entire lower jaw jaw'' and bathing 'bathing in silicone''). It wasn't enough for just a simple epicanthoplasty. This is why it's important for art majors to take anatomy. Basically, it invokes an UncannyValley.



* MusclesAreMeaningless: In chapter 38, the boy's first request for Fran was to have bigger muscles so he wouldn't be as easy to bully... but she didn't make him any ''stronger'', just bulkier.

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: In chapter 38, the boy's first request for Fran was to have bigger muscles so he wouldn't be as easy to bully... but she didn't make him any ''stronger'', just bulkier.



** There are some people in-universe who find Fran attractive [[spoiler: since someone ''did'' want to make TorturePorn starring her]]. The assassin Agito even called her "cute" [[spoiler: after nearly decapitating her]].
** There's a bunch of people who once were saved by Fran from almost dead state. They gathered together and called her for a party. [[spoiler: Then they played up a LockedRoomMystery so they could almost die and be saved by Fran again.]] ''Fran'' was [[{{Squick}} squicked]] by them.

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** There are some people in-universe who find Fran attractive [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since someone ''did'' want to make TorturePorn starring her]]. The assassin Agito even called her "cute" [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after nearly decapitating her]].
** There's a bunch of people who once were saved by Fran from an almost dead state. They gathered together and called her for a party. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then they played up a LockedRoomMystery so they could almost die and be saved by Fran again.]] ''Fran'' was [[{{Squick}} squicked]] {{squick}}ed by them.



* OneGenderRace: The gender-segregated islands in "Amazon", which became that way thanks to Fran's dad. The two "tribes" want to get to know each other better [[spoiler: but they're so hyper-aggressive and clueless about relationships with the opposite sex that they wind up killing each other. ONE baby is born who survives the massacre, and it's a hermaphrodite.]]

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* OneGenderRace: The gender-segregated islands in "Amazon", which became that way thanks to Fran's dad. The two "tribes" want to get to know each other better [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but they're so hyper-aggressive and clueless about relationships with the opposite sex that they wind up killing each other. ONE baby is born who survives the massacre, and it's a hermaphrodite.]]



** Veronica can literally slaughter dozen, if not hundreds of soldiers all by herself. Then again, considering she was built to serve as Professor Madaraki's bodyguard, it's not surprising.

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** Veronica can literally slaughter dozen, dozens, if not hundreds of soldiers all by herself. Then again, considering she was built to serve as Professor Madaraki's bodyguard, it's not surprising.



* OnlySaneMan: Okita, the only sane ''cat-man'' among Fran's entourage, often acted as a snarky foil to Fran before Veronica arrived. As in, a man with a cat's body.

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* OnlySaneMan: Okita, the only sane ''cat-man'' (as in, a cat with a human head) among Fran's entourage, often acted acts as a snarky foil to Fran Fran, especially before Veronica arrived. As in, a man with a cat's body.



** In chapter 39 the [[HumanoidAbomination mascots]] of [[AmusementParkOfDoom Rolling World]] [[spoiler: who were modified by Fran to have organs and live and walk with functional bodies get infected by a parasite that lives on the mountain the park is built on and start eating humans. Oddly enough, the people that they do bite who survive turn into a flesh eating mascot. In the end, they found out that they were infected from the beginning, but hadn't lashed out because music keeps them calm]].
** Chapter 47 has a Caribbean island where people killed by a disease of unknown origin come back from the dead to feast on the living. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the disease was caused by a brain parasite which causes feigned death then makes the host a cannibal [[AndIMustScream aware of their condition but unable to stop themselves.]] Worst of all, this is reversible ''but no one knows that.'']]

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** In chapter 39 the [[HumanoidAbomination mascots]] of [[AmusementParkOfDoom Rolling World]] [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who were modified by Fran to have organs and live and walk with functional bodies get infected by a parasite that lives on the mountain the park is built on and start eating humans. Oddly enough, the people that they do bite who survive turn into a flesh eating flesh-eating mascot. In the end, they found out that they were infected from the beginning, but hadn't lashed out because music keeps them calm]].
** Chapter 47 has a Caribbean island where people killed by a disease of unknown origin come back from the dead to feast on the living. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the disease was caused by a brain parasite which causes feigned death then makes the host a cannibal [[AndIMustScream aware of their condition but unable to stop themselves.]] themselves]]. Worst of all, this is reversible ''but no one knows that.'']]



* PersonalityBloodTypes: The subject of Ch. 57. Causing problems for Adorea, whose blood type is in constant flux.

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* PersonalityBloodTypes: The subject of Ch. 57. Causing problems for Adorea, whose blood type is in constant flux. It eventually [[spoiler:turns the school into a hellhole of blood type-based segregation and intolerance]].



** [[spoiler: Gavrill, from all people, shows signs of this to Prof. Amatsuka.]]

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** [[spoiler: Gavrill, [[spoiler:Gavrill]], from all people, shows signs of this to Prof. Amatsuka.]][[spoiler:Prof. Amatsuka]].



** Speaking of Veronica, she got one of these during a chapter where Fran was split into two people when Fran's nice side gave her a hug and praise. The other half was not as nice. She was also hugged in the epilogue of the series by both of her sisters.

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** Speaking of Veronica, she got one of these during a chapter where Veronica gets on in ch. 60 after Fran was split into two people when halves. After Fran's nice side logical half sharply criticized her, Fran's emotional half gave her a hug and praise. The other half was not as nice.praise. She was also hugged in the epilogue of the series by both of her sisters.



--> '''Actress:''' "My leukemia has magically been cured, somehow! The doctors said it was the power of love!"
--> '''Veronica:''' ''(flings her chair through the screen) "What the hell is this crap!?"''

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--> '''Actress:''' "My My leukemia has magically been cured, somehow! The doctors said it was the power of love!"
love!
--> '''Veronica:''' ''(flings *''flings her chair through the screen) "What screen''* What the hell is this crap!?"''crap!?



* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: In chapter 38, a boy gains shapeshifting powers thanks to Fran. However, they aren't just activated by conscious thoughts, but also impulses and emotions, so he finds it harder and harder to keep control over his body. For example, his sexual impulses upon seeing a beautiful young woman (Namely, [[ButtMonkey officer Kuhou]]) might turn him into a tentacled monster.

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* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: In chapter 38, a boy gains shapeshifting powers thanks to Fran. However, they aren't just activated by conscious thoughts, but also impulses and emotions, so he finds it harder and harder to keep control over his body. For example, his sexual impulses upon seeing a beautiful young woman (Namely, (namely, [[ButtMonkey officer Kuhou]]) might turn him into a tentacled monster.



--> '''Fran:''' Oh my, how embarrassing!

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--> '''Fran:''' -->'''Fran:''' Oh my, how embarrassing!



* RevengeBeforeReason: Sentinel 3, AKA the "Avenging Sentinel" becomes addicted to vengeance [[spoiler: even setting up his own non-combat allies to be killed just to have excuse for it]] because the act of vengeance feels really good. And it's not [[CombatSadomasochist like this]] or [[OrgasmicCombat like that]], it's just knowing you're avenging someone [[spoiler: even someone ''you set up to die in the first place'']] produces that same kind of high.
* RevisedEnding: WordOfGod is that Chapter 11 was originally going to be an Omake in which Fran fails to save the girl's brother (because they won't let her near the operation due to her reputation), and instead fixes the girl's broken doll. In the full version that was published, the girl makes Fran realize that she can save her brother even without being allowed to perform the heart transplant -- by performing unauthorized surgery on the doctor that was chosen that enhances him to the point that he's up to the task. Instead, she can't fix the doll, as she just knows how to fix actual, living people.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Sentinel 3, AKA the "Avenging Sentinel" becomes addicted to vengeance [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even setting up his own non-combat allies to be killed just to have an excuse for it]] because the act of vengeance feels really good. And it's good. It's not [[CombatSadomasochist like this]] or [[OrgasmicCombat like that]], it's just knowing you're avenging someone [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even someone ''you set up to die in the first place'']] produces that same kind of high.
* RevisedEnding: WordOfGod is that Chapter 11 was originally going to be an Omake omake in which Fran fails to save the girl's brother (because they won't let her near the operation due to her reputation), and instead fixes the girl's broken doll. In the full version that was published, the girl makes Fran realize that she can save her brother even without being allowed to perform the heart transplant -- by performing unauthorized surgery on the doctor that was chosen that enhances him to the point that he's up to the task. Instead, she can't fix the doll, as she just knows how to fix actual, living people.



* SexySecretary: Professor Amatsuka gets one in chapter five, who is actually [[spoiler: a spy out to steal his and Fran's medical secrets.]]

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* SexySecretary: Professor Amatsuka gets one in chapter five, who is actually [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a spy out to steal his and Fran's medical secrets.]] secrets]].



* ShowWithinAShow: The Hachiko homage, shamelessly parodying some adaptation issues. Tropes including:
** AdaptationDecay
** AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pudding was affected by this the most.
** RelationshipUpgrade: Runa and Pudding end up... romantically involved.

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* ShowWithinAShow: The Hachiko homage, shamelessly parodying some adaptation issues. Tropes including:
** AdaptationDecay
** AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pudding was affected by this the most.
** RelationshipUpgrade:
issues such as AdaptationDecay (it's a horrible rendition of what happened), AdaptationalAttractiveness (Pudding turned from a fat, homely middle-aged man to a handsome twenty-something), RelationshipUpgrade (: Runa and Pudding end up... romantically involved.
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-> ''"Franken Fran: Creator/MaryShelley wishes she's written something this scary."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/YRulerOfTime''', ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses '' manga reviewer

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-> ''"Franken ->''"Franken Fran: Creator/MaryShelley wishes she's written something this scary."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/YRulerOfTime''', ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses '' ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' manga reviewer



In a distant, rarely-visited part of Japan, the world's greatest surgeon, Naomitsu Madaraki, once lived in a large, Gothic-style mansion. But he hasn't come home in ages. Instead, the professor's "daughter", Fran Madaraki, lives there with a large amount of her own ghoulish creations and her "younger sister" Veronica. She's a very unusual girl, what with the stitch patterns on her face and the giant bolts on either side of her head. Just as skilled at surgery as her father, and if you're willing to pay her price, she can do everything up to and including raising the dead.

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In a distant, rarely-visited part of Japan, the world's greatest surgeon, Naomitsu Madaraki, once lived in a large, Gothic-style mansion. But However, he hasn't come home in ages. Instead, the professor's "daughter", Fran Madaraki, lives there with a large amount many of her own ghoulish creations and her "younger sister" Veronica. She's a very unusual girl, what with the stitch patterns on her face and the giant bolts on either side of her head. Just as skilled at surgery as her father, and if you're willing to pay her price, she can do everything up to and including raising the dead.



* AbusiveParents: Pops up often. The parents of the girl in chapter 3 are too poor to take her to a hospital, so they simply cut off the mutations growing on her body. When the mutations get too numerous to keep up, they simply abandon their daughter. In chapter six, the girl's parents kill her, then cook her and serve her up to guests as a birthday feast (her ''own'' birthday, no less!). Finally, the step-father of the girl in chapter 21 sexually abuses her.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: The robotics developer in chapter 35 falls victim to this after the RobotGirl modeled after his late wife (including her uploaded brain patterns) becomes wildly popular and the fame and fortune (and women) go to his head. He eventually grows weary of his creations and tries to enter the dating pool again -- [[TooDumbToLive while surrounded by a bunch of the robots whose primary character trait is single-minded devotion to him]]. And then he gets the same treatment his wife had at the request of the original brain uploaded robot, so he could be with her forever. He also gets to be exploited by his company to become the male model of the robot, for some added IronicHell.

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* AbusiveParents: Pops up often.
**
The parents of the girl in chapter 3 are too poor to take her to a hospital, so they simply cut off the mutations growing on her body. When the mutations get too numerous to keep up, they simply abandon their daughter. daughter.
**
In chapter six, the girl's parents kill her, then cook her and serve her up to guests as a birthday feast (her ''own'' birthday, no less!). Finally, the less!).
** The
step-father of the girl in chapter 21 sexually abuses her.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: The robotics developer in chapter 35 falls victim to this after the RobotGirl modeled after his late wife (including her uploaded brain patterns) becomes wildly popular and the fame and fortune (and women) go to his head. He eventually grows weary of his creations and tries to enter the dating pool again -- [[TooDumbToLive while surrounded by a bunch of the robots whose primary character trait is single-minded devotion to him]]. And then he He eventually gets the same treatment his wife had at the request of the original brain uploaded robot, so he could be with her forever. He also gets to be exploited by his company to become the male model of the robot, for some added IronicHell.



* AdaptationDecay: Invoked for Vol.4 Extra chapter, the story of the loyal dog in Ch.27 was adopted into a movie InNameOnly. Veronica's reaction is what one would expect: "What the hell is this crap!" *SpitTake followed by throwing chair against the silver screen* Fran seems to understand that the true story as it actually happened wouldn't make for a good movie judging by her reactions to Veronica's disliking to the changes the movie has over what really happened.
--> '''Fran''': "Well, it is a movie, so they were bound to change a few things."

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* AdaptationDecay: Invoked for Vol.4 Extra 4's extra chapter, as the story of the loyal dog in Ch.27 was adopted into a movie InNameOnly. Veronica's reaction is what one would expect: "What the hell is this crap!" *SpitTake *''SpitTake followed by throwing chair against the silver screen* screen''* Fran seems to understand that the true story as it actually happened wouldn't make for a good movie movie, judging by her reactions to Veronica's disliking to dislike of the changes the movie has over what really happened.
movie's changes.
--> '''Fran''': "Well, Well, it is a movie, so they were bound to change a few things."



* AlliterativeName: The people in Chapter 30 all have alliterative names, from A.A. to E.E., mocking the convention of murder mystery, spoofed in this chapter, that usually names suspects as A, B, etc. Of course, our beloved lady doctor is called '''F'''ranken '''F'''ran (even if that's not her actual name)... .
* AllMenArePerverts: ZigZagged in one chapter where Fran comes up with a way to make the male students stop hitting on the girls. It seems to work, but then the girls start complaining that the guys are ignoring them completely, leading to the discovery of [[spoiler: a room full of a gelatinous mass that emits pheromones causing the guys to see it as a room of naked women, with whom they have sex.]]
* AmusementParkOfDoom: One chapter has a Disney-like amusement park with mascots [[spoiler: that are actually real creatures created by Fran]]. All well and good... until they start running amok and actually killing off the patrons. [[spoiler: Turns out the music in the land was keeping them docile and when it went off due to a computer glitch. They turned feral]]. That not the real kicker though. After that whole ordeal is solved the manager actually re-opens the park again [[spoiler: [[{{Paranoia Fuel}} with the same creatures still patrolling the grounds!]]. Why? Hey good business is business.]]

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* AlliterativeName: Spoofed in Chapter 30. The people in Chapter 30 all have alliterative names, from A.A. to E.E., mocking the convention of murder mystery, spoofed in this chapter, that mysteries to usually names name suspects as A, B, etc. Of course, our beloved lady doctor is called '''F'''ranken '''F'''ran (even if that's not her actual name)... .
* AllMenArePerverts: ZigZagged in one chapter where Fran comes up with a way to make the male students stop hitting on the girls. It seems to work, but then the girls start complaining that the guys are ignoring them completely, leading to the discovery of [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a room full of a gelatinous mass that emits pheromones causing the guys to see it as a room of naked women, with whom they have sex.]]
sex]].
* AmusementParkOfDoom: One chapter has a Disney-like amusement park with mascots [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that are actually real creatures created by Fran]]. All well and good... until they start running amok and actually killing off the patrons. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out the music in the land was keeping them docile and when it went off due to a computer glitch. They glitch they turned feral]]. That feral.]] That's not the real kicker though. After that whole ordeal is solved the manager actually re-opens the park again [[spoiler: [[{{Paranoia Fuel}} [[spoiler:[[ParanoiaFuel with the same creatures still patrolling the grounds!]]. Why? Hey good business is business.]]]] It takes a new spin in a later chapter when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the mascots are sometimes surgically altered to fit new appearance themes, outdated mascots are eliminated, and mascots that are violent toward customers are killed in front of the others]].



%%** In a more meta example, the scanlations of the chapters are coming in this order, too.



** Chapter 43 takes this [[UpToEleven up to 24]]. A ten-year-old girl inherits a vast fortune, but can't technically spend it because she's so young. The remaining 24 members of her extended family, including some politicians and Yakuza members, try to get some of the money out of her in the form of donations to charities. [[spoiler:Due to a (self-inflicted) explosion, the girl's brain is transplanted into a clone of her which her mother had made in an attempt to replace her. Everyone else has their brains transplanted into stuffed animals, which in turn are all connected to the girl's original body. Fran says "unless they all agree on it, they can't even lift a finger." One of those brains is of her Uncle's, who has recently learned how crappy a life she had. It's hinted that he would purposefully disagree just to keep the rest of the relatives in the hell they've built.]]

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** In Chapter 43 takes this [[UpToEleven up to 24]]. A 43, a ten-year-old girl inherits a vast fortune, but can't technically spend it because she's so young. The remaining 24 members of her extended family, including some politicians and Yakuza members, try to get some of the money out of her in the form of donations to charities. [[spoiler:Due to a (self-inflicted) explosion, the girl's brain is transplanted into a clone of her which her mother had made in an attempt to replace her. Everyone else has their brains transplanted into stuffed animals, which in turn are all connected to the girl's original body. Fran says "unless they all agree on it, they can't even lift a finger." One of those brains is of her Uncle's, uncle, who has recently learned how crappy a life she had. It's hinted that he would purposefully disagree just to keep the rest of the relatives in the hell they've built.]]



* AndTheAdventureContinues: In chapter 61, [[spoiler: after getting trapped in a sunken ship and dreaming about a party where every single previous character appears including the Professor, Fran gets rescued and goes back to the daily grind.]]
* AntiVillain: The evil organization in Justice 2 actually [[spoiler:controls the whole world's charity organization and tries to make as much good as possible life to cause overpopulation and destroy the world [[FridgeLogic (why this necessitates turning their members into monsters is unclear.)]]. So our protagonist who found out the horrible truth is now WalkingTheEarth [[VillainProtagonist and burning orphanages.]]]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: In chapter 61, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after getting trapped in a sunken ship and dreaming about a party where every single previous character appears including the Professor, Fran gets rescued and goes back to the daily grind.]]
grind]].
* AntiVillain: The evil organization in Justice 2 actually [[spoiler:controls the whole world's charity organization and tries to make as much good as possible life out of people's lives to cause overpopulation and destroy the world [[FridgeLogic (why this necessitates turning their members into monsters is unclear.)]].unclear)]]. So our protagonist who found out the horrible truth is now WalkingTheEarth [[VillainProtagonist and burning orphanages.]]]]]] He eventually picks up help.]]



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Veronica goes to school, she gets several papers taped to her back, like "DIE!" "I'm a dirty whore." "I'll do anyone as long as it's male. Even a dog!" and "Kick me."
* ArtEvolution: Fran's character design evolved as the manga progressed.
* ArtMajorBiology: The situations usually have a root in real science (plus some half-convincing Techno Babble), then go for broke.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Veronica goes to school, school and is bullied, she gets several papers taped to her back, like "DIE!" "I'm a dirty whore." "I'll do anyone as long as it's male. Even a dog!" and "Kick me."
* ArtEvolution: Fran's character design evolved as the manga progressed.
progressed, gaining slightly larger eyes and noticeably larger bolts.
* ArtMajorBiology: The situations usually have a root in real science (plus some half-convincing Techno Babble), TechnoBabble), then go for broke.



** The maggot/chrysalis birth method of Chapter 29. In theory it's really impressive and removes all of the hassle that comes with normal pregnancy. [[GoneHorriblyWrong In practice]]... well, one of the advantages of pregnancy is that it protects the developing fetus. So unless you have access to an airtight and relatively secure environment (you know, like a womb) you would have to put in just as much, if not ''more'' effort into keeping the fetus safe than if you just went through pregnancy normally. This being ''Franken Fran'', the chapter illustrates what happens when parents ''don't'' put in this kind of effort. Babies carried normally don't have to worry about [[spoiler: parasitic wasps laying eggs on them for one thing. Then it turns out stray cats find them tasty. Oh, and giant maggots are surprisingly squishy too]]. One of the squickier chapters, which is saying something.
** The entire Manga more or less seems to be this, as whenever anyone asks Fran for surgery, it usually ends up going horribly wrong due to the unforeseen side effects. Fran seems to be fully aware of these side effects (unless it's an experimental procedure) but the patients more or less don't care.

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** The maggot/chrysalis birth method of Chapter 29. In theory it's really impressive and removes all of the hassle that comes with normal pregnancy. [[GoneHorriblyWrong In practice]]... well, one of the advantages of pregnancy is that it protects the developing fetus. So unless you have access to an airtight and relatively secure environment (you know, like a womb) you would have to put in just as much, if not ''more'' effort into keeping the fetus safe than if you just went through pregnancy normally. This being ''Franken Fran'', the chapter illustrates what happens when parents ''don't'' put in this kind of effort. Babies carried normally don't have to worry about [[spoiler: parasitic [[spoiler:parasitic wasps laying eggs on in them for one thing. Then it turns out stray cats find them tasty. Oh, and giant maggots are surprisingly squishy too]]. One of the squickier chapters, which is saying something.
** The entire Manga manga more or less seems to be this, as whenever anyone asks Fran for surgery, it usually ends up going horribly wrong due to the unforeseen side effects. Fran seems to be fully aware of these side effects (unless it's an experimental procedure) but the patients more or less don't care.



* BackFromTheDead: On the twelfth page of the very first chapter, Fran explains that while reanimating dead bodies may be doable, properly resurrecting a person's mind with their personality and memories intact is an incredible challenge, virtually impossible. [[BlatantLies She proceeds to spend the entirety of the series easily reviving dead brains (and completely screwing up people's bodies.)]]
* BadassTeacher: [[spoiler: Of all people, Gavrill becomes this in the chapter 49 when Amatsuka asks her to become a highschool teacher for a while]].
* BandageBabe: Adorea appears to be a beautiful woman wrapped from head to toe in bandages and zippers, who acts as a living storehouse for organs and tissue for Fran. It's implied her actual form is something more like an EldritchAbomination. One of the ways she can "store" bodyparts for Fran is by devouring patients whom Fran expects to die- though she must do so before they actually die, else the parts will spoil...
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 41... sort of.
--> "...one of the victims happened to be the grandson of an influential politician, so I've been asked to determine the exact cause of the deaths that occur here. But let's not worry too much about the whole DYING thing. We should think of this as a vacation and have a good time!"

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* BackFromTheDead: On the twelfth page of the very first chapter, Fran explains that while reanimating dead bodies may be doable, properly resurrecting a person's mind with their personality and memories intact is an incredible challenge, virtually impossible. [[BlatantLies She proceeds to spend the entirety of the series easily reviving dead brains (and completely screwing up people's bodies.)]]
bodies).]]
* BadassTeacher: [[spoiler: Of all people, Gavrill [[spoiler:Gavrill]] becomes this in the chapter 49 when Amatsuka [[spoiler:Amatsuka asks her to become a highschool high school teacher for a while]].
* BandageBabe: Adorea Adorea, in a suitably dark twist. She appears to be a beautiful tall, slender woman wrapped from head to toe in bandages and zippers, who acts as bandages...but her body is a living storehouse for organs and tissue for Fran. It's implied Fran, accessible through zippers in her actual form skin, and her head is something more like an EldritchAbomination. a mass of tentacles surrounding a maw-like orifice. One of the ways she can "store" bodyparts for Fran is by devouring patients whom Fran expects to die- though die--though she must do so before they actually die, else the parts will spoil...
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 41... sort of.
--> "...
of.
-->'''Fran''': [...]
one of the victims happened to be the grandson of an influential politician, so I've been asked to determine the exact cause of the deaths that occur here. But let's not worry too much about the whole DYING thing. We should think of this as a vacation and have a good time!"time!



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Fran's patients should ''really'' think a little harder about turning to her for help. This is played with in some cases. Some of the crap that happens to them is their own fault. In one case overdoing a youth treatment that Fran warned her against causes her to mutate into a blob of cancer cells. Another rips off the transplanted skin that was perfectly fine because it was derived from a cockroach. In fact, a great deal of the problems that occur really aren't Fran's fault, and stem from stupid and/or shortsighted people stealing her work for their own purposes, or ignoring her advice.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Fran's patients should ''really'' think a little harder about turning to her for help. This is played with in some cases. Some of cases, as in many cases the crap that happens to them is their own fault. In one case overdoing a youth treatment that Fran warned her against causes her to mutate into a blob of cancer cells. Another (a NeatFreak germophobe) rips off the transplanted skin that was perfectly fine because it was derived from a cockroach.cockroaches. In fact, a great deal of the problems that occur really aren't Fran's fault, and stem from stupid and/or shortsighted people stealing her work for their own purposes, or ignoring her advice.



** In the chapter "Killing Impulse", [[spoiler: Gavrill goes on a violent rampage against a group of politicians who ordered Prof. Amatsuka attacked. Moreover, near the end of the same chapter, Fran also admits she would do the same thing if she found out who the culprits behind Amatsuka's assault were, except she would use her own methods instead simply killing them. It's strongly implied that she ''does'' know -- or at least suspects -- and is covertly threatening them against trying it again.]]

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** In the chapter "Killing Impulse", [[spoiler: Gavrill [[spoiler:Gavrill goes on a violent rampage against a group of politicians who ordered Prof. Amatsuka attacked. Moreover, near the end of the same chapter, Fran also admits she would do the same thing if she found out who the culprits behind Amatsuka's assault were, except she would use her own methods instead simply killing them. It's strongly implied that she ''does'' know -- or at least suspects -- and is covertly threatening them against trying it again.]]again]].



** Irritated that Veronica keeps killing people (even if they are attacking the lab), Fran sends her to a girls' boarding school to learn to be sociable. Veronica is viciously bullied, but one timid girl tries to be friendly to her. [[spoiler: It turns out the timid girl and the bullies are working with together (specifically, timid girl was leader of the bullies, who didn't know about the ''real'' plot) and gave their victims to ''pedophiles'' who export Japanese girls to overseas otaku. Veronica... puts a stop to it.]]

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** Irritated that Veronica keeps killing people (even if they are attacking the lab), Fran sends her to a girls' boarding school to learn to be sociable. Veronica is viciously bullied, but one timid girl tries to be friendly to her. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out [[BigBadFriend the timid girl and was actually the bullies are working with together (specifically, timid girl was leader of the bullies, bullies]], who didn't know about the ''real'' plot) plot, and gave their victims to ''pedophiles'' who export Japanese girls to overseas otaku. Veronica... puts a stop to it.]]



*** More blatantly, in an extra chapter, after being conned into doing a {{Gorn}} movie that portrays both her and Professor Madaraki in an extremely negative light, she modifies another victim of the con -- at her own request -- into a horrific monster that kills the people responsible. It's very much implied that she knew that this would happen if she went through with the modifications, but is able to rationalize it as not against her code of ethics because she was just modifying the girl; whether she decided to kill the porn-studio con artists or not was her own decision that had nothing to do with Fran.
%%* BigBadFriend: In the story [[spoiler: "Girl's School".]]
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Insects are often used as an easy source of NauseaFuel and terror. [[HalfHumanHybrid Insect-human hybrids]], insects with a malevolent HiveMind, [[TheWormThatWalks people made of bugs]], human fetuses that go through giant maggot/chrysalis phases instead of normal pregnancy, [[spoiler: parasitic wasps and roaches preying on said fetuses]]...it's a long list. The artist is a little ''too'' good at drawing bugs.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Veronica's arsenal of hidden weapons.
* BlessedWithSuck: At the end of Chapter 10 Fran crafts a new layer of skin for [[NeatFreak Kouryuu]] that's much younger-looking than her previous one. [[spoiler:However it was made from the chitin found in cockroach exoskeleton, causing her to start tearing at her new skin]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Fran has a set of guidelines and rules regarding her behavior, but they are ''nothing'' like normal people's. She strongly opposes murder, but won't mind if she gets to steal your organs, or if you live in a FateWorseThanDeath. Put simply, comparing Fran's sense of Medical Ethics with that of the greater medical community is like comparing apples to bricks. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Bricks that won't kill you, but won't particularly care if you spend the rest of your life in unimaginable torment.]]

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*** ** More blatantly, in an extra chapter, after being conned into doing a {{Gorn}} movie that portrays both her and Professor Madaraki in an extremely negative light, she modifies another victim of the con -- at her own request -- into a horrific monster that kills the people responsible. It's very much implied that she knew that this would happen if she went through with the modifications, but is able to rationalize it as not against her code of ethics because she was just modifying the girl; whether girl. Whether she decided to kill the porn-studio con artists or not was her own decision that had nothing to do with Fran.
%%* BigBadFriend: In the story [[spoiler: "Girl's School".]]
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Insects are often used as an easy source of NauseaFuel and terror. [[HalfHumanHybrid Insect-human hybrids]], insects with a malevolent HiveMind, [[TheWormThatWalks people made of bugs]], human fetuses that go through giant maggot/chrysalis phases instead of normal pregnancy, [[spoiler: parasitic [[spoiler:parasitic wasps and roaches preying on said fetuses]]...it's a long list. The artist is a little ''too'' good at drawing bugs.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Veronica's arsenal of hidden weapons.
weapons. While she holds them in her hands at times, usually they're mounted on mechanical arms that pop out from under the cape of her coat.
* BlessedWithSuck: At the end of Chapter 10 Fran crafts a new layer of skin for [[NeatFreak Kouryuu]] that's much younger-looking than her previous one. [[spoiler:However it was made from the chitin found in cockroach exoskeleton, exoskeletons, causing her to start tearing at her new skin]].
skin.]]
* BloodKnight: Gavrill relishes violence and bloodshed and will wade into combat without hesitation, as her abilities make her almost impervious to harm.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Fran has a set of guidelines and rules regarding her behavior, but they are ''nothing'' like normal people's. She strongly opposes murder, but won't mind if she gets to steal your organs, or if you live in a FateWorseThanDeath. Put simply, comparing Fran's sense of Medical Ethics medical ethics with that of the greater medical community is like comparing apples to bricks. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Bricks that won't kill you, but won't particularly care if you spend the rest of your life in unimaginable torment.]]



* BornLucky: Fran's explanation for the condemned man's HealingFactor in Chapter 28 - he's simply impossibly lucky, and his indestructibility is a result. [[spoiler: But because he defied the odds so many times, he hits the "death via being struck by lightning" jackpot.]]
* BoyMeetsGhoul: A half-blind painter approaches Fran for a new set of eyes, so she gives him ones that can see everything from radio waves to X-Rays. The painter stumbles out into the forest only to find it full of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and tumbles off a cliff, only to find himself face-to-face with a beautiful young woman. It's one of the few HappilyEverAfter‎ arcs in the manga, even if Okita's [[OhCrap reaction]] to a painting the artist made of his new lover indicates she is not what she appears to be.
* BreastExpansion: When Fran is handing out free plastic surgery at high school one of the more 'sensible' patients (as in did not get stitched to a friend or had their face changed to look like a disfigured skull), decides to get breast implants so big they make up the majority of her weight.
* BringMyBrownPants: In one of the bonus chapters shows the reporter who got infected in the zombie virus in containment. It is noted that the disease makes her constantly hungry and she keeps crapping herself as fast as she can eat.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: "Octopus", Kusinoki has sex with a shape-shifting octopus-human hybrid who happens to look like his recently-deceased sister Azusa, though he does mention he always wanted to do this with his real sister. [[KarmicDeath His body is used as nourishment for the hybrid's thousands of offspring.]]]]

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* BornLucky: Fran's explanation for the condemned man's HealingFactor in Chapter 28 - he's 28--he's simply impossibly lucky, and his indestructibility is a result. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:However, because he defied the odds so many times, he hits the "death via being struck by lightning" jackpot.]]
* BoyMeetsGhoul: A half-blind painter approaches Fran for a new set of eyes, so she gives him ones that can see everything from radio waves to X-Rays. The painter stumbles out into the forest only to find it full of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and tumbles off a cliff, only to find himself face-to-face with a beautiful young woman. It's one of the few HappilyEverAfter‎ HappilyEverAfter arcs in the manga, even if Okita's [[OhCrap reaction]] to a painting the artist made of his new lover indicates she is not what she appears to be.
be. The artist's notes indicate that she was a variant on a [[{{Youkai}} Yuki-onna]].
* BreastExpansion: When Fran is handing out free plastic surgery at high school one of the more 'sensible' patients (as in did "did not get stitched to a friend friend" or had "had their face changed to look like a disfigured skull), skull") decides to get breast implants so big they make up the majority of her weight.
* BringMyBrownPants: In one One of the bonus chapters shows the reporter who got infected in the zombie virus in containment. It is noted that the disease makes her constantly hungry and she keeps crapping herself as fast as she can eat.
eat due to the disease loosening her sphincter.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:In "Octopus", Kusinoki has sex with a shape-shifting octopus-human hybrid who happens to look like his recently-deceased sister Azusa, though he does mention he always wanted to do this with his real sister. [[KarmicDeath His body is used as nourishment for the hybrid's thousands of offspring.]]]]



** Veronica, lots of unpleasant things happen to her, she has been used as a guinea pig by Fran more than once (the first time Fran "experimented" on her, she just ripped her apart and left her disemboweled for a month), bullied a lot when she went to school for the first time, brutally eviscerated by Gavrill, and the first time she makes a real friend [[spoiler: said friend dies horribly]]. Also, in the final chapter, she gets cruelly teased by her sisters, to the point that they make her ''cry'' (although she gets a bone thrown at her at the end).
** Officer Kuhou, a young policewoman who often crosses paths with either Fran or the results of her work, losing some of her sanity in the process each time. She also has the bad luck of serving as a test subject for her from time to time.

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** Veronica, Veronica has lots of unpleasant things happen to her, she has her. She's been used as a guinea pig by Fran more than once (the first time Fran "experimented" on her, she just ripped her apart and left her disemboweled for a month), month); bullied a lot when she went to school for the first time, time; brutally eviscerated by Gavrill, Gavrill; and the first time she makes a real friend [[spoiler: said [[spoiler:said friend dies horribly]]. Also, in the final chapter, she gets cruelly teased by her sisters, to the point that they make her ''cry'' (although she gets a bone thrown at her at the end).
** Officer Kuhou, a young policewoman who often crosses paths with either Fran or the results of her work, losing some of her sanity in the process each time. She also has the bad luck of serving as a Fran's test subject for her from time to time.



* ChainsawGood: In chapter 28, after hanging and lethal injection failed to kill a death row inmate, and Fran is denied the chance to study him, the prison officials give up on finding a humane way to execute him and violently dismember him instead. With chainsaws, as per the trope. [[spoiler: He is able to ''recover from this'' after Fran reassembles him.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The bomb Fran implanted in Veronica [[spoiler:is later used to blow up Gavrill. Even Fran is unconvinced that killed her]].

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* ChainsawGood: In chapter 28, after hanging and lethal injection failed to kill a death row inmate, and Fran is denied the chance to study him, the prison officials give up on finding a humane way to execute him and violently dismember him instead. With chainsaws, as per the trope. [[spoiler: He instead...with chainsaws. [[spoiler:He is able to ''recover from this'' after Fran reassembles him.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The bomb Fran implanted in Veronica [[spoiler:is later used to blow up Gavrill. Gavrill]]. Even Fran is unconvinced that killed her]].her, and she's proven right.



*** In addition to that list, [[spoiler:Fran kidnaps and creates clones of her again, this time with the ability to divide asexually to create even more clones. She then drops more than 1000 of them off on an isolated island to fight Gavrill, figuring that the best way to handle Gavrill is to let her kill enough of them to calm herself down. The original Kuhou gets to go back home, physically no worse off than before]].
*** It's become even worse: [[spoiler:Kuhou learns that a new batch of her clones is being used to fulfill the many fetishes of a slightly crazy rich man. She breaks down hard at this, before accidentally getting captured and surgically altered into a monster girl--who accidentally wins the full love and devotion of the man who had broken her brain.]]
* CloningBlues: In one chapter, Fran clones a girl using a method resembling cell division. However, she slightly botches it - the girl starts to endlessly duplicate. Later on the same thing happens to a police officer on the case of a serial killer [[spoiler:actually Fran cleaning up her mess by killing every copy of that girl. Fran also kills all the copies of the police officer, leaving one of them alive.]] She has post-traumatic stress flashbacks whenever she runs into Fran. They're played for comedy. Probably a dream sequence. ''Probably.''
* CloudCuckooLander: Fran. Fran is an ArtificialHuman with the brain of a really chipper five year old, and her decisions and ethics are sound... for what she knows. Fran has been programmed to never, ''ever'' take a life, no matter what, and lacks the maturity to really think past that singular thought. This results in monstrously poor judgment on her part. She's a child with the power to mutate someone else for fun and profit, and no one can stop her.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Fran is prone to meditating on the nature of humanity, ethics and everything in between - ''after'' she's done the morally questionable and potentially unsafe operation, of course.
* ContemptibleCover: The covers make the books look like they're very weird medical fetish manga.
* ContinuityNod: In the last issue [[spoiler:Fran has a dream in which every person she ever treated throws a big party for her.]]
* CoversAlwaysLie: Humorously - and somewhat cruelly - played on with the tankobon covers, which are loaded with FanService and LesYay. Often with a [[FanDisservice horrific version of the same picture on the next page.]] Such as the cover of Volume 3, which features a sexy picture of Adorea, complete with cute face -- despite the fact that her actual face is a mass of tentacles designed for swallowing people whole. The aforementioned horrific version reveals that the "cute face" was just a biological mask.

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*** In :::In addition to that list, [[spoiler:Fran kidnaps and creates clones of her again, this time with the ability to divide asexually to create even more clones. She then drops more than 1000 of them off on an isolated island to fight Gavrill, figuring that the best way to handle Gavrill is to let her kill enough of them to calm herself down. The original Kuhou gets to go back home, physically no worse off than before]].
*** It's become
before]]. It then gets even worse: [[spoiler:Kuhou learns that a new batch of her clones is being used to fulfill the many fetishes of a slightly crazy rich man. She breaks down hard at this, before accidentally getting captured and surgically altered into a monster girl--who accidentally wins the full love and devotion of the man who had broken her brain.]]
* CloningBlues: In one chapter, Fran clones a girl using a method resembling cell division. However, she slightly botches it - and the girl starts to endlessly duplicate. Later on the same thing happens to a police officer on the case of a serial killer [[spoiler:actually Fran cleaning up her mess by killing every copy of that girl. Fran also kills all the copies of the police officer, leaving one of them alive.]] She has post-traumatic stress flashbacks whenever she runs into Fran. They're played for comedy. Probably a dream sequence. ''Probably.''
* CloudCuckooLander: Fran. Fran is an ArtificialHuman with the brain of a really chipper five year old, and her decisions and ethics are sound... for what she knows. Fran has been programmed to never, ''ever'' take a life, no matter what, and lacks the maturity to really think past that singular thought. This results in monstrously poor judgment on her part. She's a child with the power to mutate someone else for fun and profit, and no one can stop her.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Fran is prone to meditating on the nature of humanity, ethics and everything in between - between...''after'' she's done the morally questionable and potentially unsafe operation, of course.
* ContemptibleCover: The covers make the books tankobons look like they're very weird medical fetish manga.
* ContinuityNod: In the last issue [[spoiler:Fran has a dream in which every person she ever treated throws a big party for her.]]
her]].
* CoversAlwaysLie: Humorously - and (and somewhat cruelly - cruelly) played on with the tankobon covers, which are loaded with FanService and LesYay. Often with there's a [[FanDisservice horrific version of the same picture on the next page.]] Such page]], such as the cover of Volume volume 3, which features a sexy picture of Adorea, complete with cute face -- despite the fact that her actual face is a mass of tentacles designed for swallowing people whole. The aforementioned horrific version reveals that the "cute face" was just a biological mask.



%%* CrossoverCosmology: Both Jesus and [[spoiler: the FlyingSpaghettiMonster.]]
* CruelMercy: Veronica spares the leader of the boarding school kidnappers [[spoiler:because she was the only person who was nice to her, leaving her to explain the dead pile of pedophiles to the authorities.]] Although...
--> '''Adorea:''' ''"Veronica, are you crying?"''
--> '''Veronica:''' ''"No...!"''
* CruelTwistEnding: Quite a few of the chapters ''seem'' like they will be resolved in a relatively peaceful manner, only for it to twist the knife in the most horrifying manner possible.
* {{Cult}}: [[spoiler: Eventually leads to the birth of an actual Flying Spaghetti Monster.]]

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%%* CrossoverCosmology: Both Jesus and [[spoiler: the FlyingSpaghettiMonster.]]
* CruelMercy: Veronica spares the leader of the boarding school kidnappers [[spoiler:because she was the only person who was nice to her, leaving her to explain the dead pile of pedophiles to the authorities.]] authorities]]. Although...
--> '''Adorea:''' ''"Veronica, Veronica, are you crying?"''
-->
crying?\\
'''Veronica:''' ''"No...!"''
No...!
* CruelTwistEnding: Quite a few of the chapters ''seem'' like they will be resolved in a relatively peaceful manner, only for it to twist the knife in the most horrifying manner possible.
possible. Chapter 2 is a particularly horrifying example, as [[spoiler:the girl turns into a human/insect hybrid and eats her boyfriend]].
* {{Cult}}: [[spoiler: Eventually leads to the birth of an [[spoiler:an actual Flying Spaghetti Monster.]]Monster]].



** Fran, to a certain definition of "cute"- she becomes remarkably less cute when performing surgeries and holding people's parts while those people scream in their heads about how they don't want her to do this to them.

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** Fran, to a certain definition of "cute"- she "cute"--she becomes remarkably less cute when performing surgeries and holding people's parts while those people scream in their heads about how they don't want her to do this to them.



%%** In Chapter 55, [[spoiler: officer Kuhou ends up being turned into one.]]
%%* DarkActionGirl: Gavrill, with bonus points for her antipathy for [[ActionGirl Veronica]].

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%%** ** In Chapter 55, [[spoiler: officer Kuhou [[spoiler:Officer Kuhou]] ends up being turned into one.]]
%%* DarkActionGirl: Gavrill,
with bonus points for an insect-like face to give Matsumae a different opponent in his roleplaying. He ends up falling in love with her antipathy for [[ActionGirl Veronica]].as she is.



%%* DarkSkinnedBlond: The two tribes in "Amazon".

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%%* * DarkSkinnedBlond: The two tribes in "Amazon"."Amazon". Thanks to [[spoiler:both tribes being the result of many generations of parthenogenic births]], all their members have dark skin and blonde (if not white) hair.



* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: The assholes who gangraped and killed Miyake from Chapter 59, killed by a deadly bacteria that was inoculated in her body by Fran.]]
%%** [[spoiler: The end of chapter two * shudders* ]].

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* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: The assholes who gangraped and killed Miyake from DeathBySex:
**
Chapter 59, killed 2 ends this way. [[spoiler:The girl whose body Fran remade by attaching her head to a deadly bacteria huge caterpillar body that was inoculated in chrysalised? After she and her body by Fran.boyfriend do the deed, she starts turning into an insect and eats him.]]
%%** [[spoiler: ** The end of chapter two * shudders* ]].assholes who [[spoiler:gangraped and killed Miyake]] in Chapter 59 are killed by [[spoiler:a deadly bacteria that was inoculated in her body by Fran]].



* The aforementioned DeathBySex end of Chapter 2.



* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Apparently, ''everyone'' working on the movie in Chapter 20 came to this conclusion. The critical difference in this case was that [[spoiler: she wasn't sleeping; she had already died of the parasitic infection.]] Leading inexorably to the squicky twist ending...
%%* DyingDream: Chapter 48.

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* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Apparently, ''everyone'' working on the movie in Chapter 20 came to this conclusion. The critical difference in this case was that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she wasn't sleeping; she had already died of the parasitic infection.]] infection]]. Leading inexorably to the squicky twist ending...
%%* * DyingDream: Chapter 48.48. [[spoiler:The girl who was cannibalizing people to fend off an autoimmune disease ends up with a brain-eating prion disease]]. The previous pages showing her succeeding in life and becoming happy are revealed to be a dream. Fran wonders what she's dreaming about to have such a beautiful smile on her face.



** Also once the painter can see all strands of the Electromagnetic spectrum he sees {{eldritch abomination}}s and other horrible horrible things.

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** Also once the painter can see all strands of the Electromagnetic spectrum he sees {{eldritch abomination}}s and other horrible horrible things.



* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Chpt. 53, "Octopus", revolves around an octopus-like creature that can mimic people's appearances. After Fran lost it, it was found by a boy who had recently lost his little sister; the octopus took on the form of said sister to fool him.
* EvilOldFolks: Chapter 50, "Longevity", is about a woman who has lived to an extreme old age all the while leeching off their family and making them miserable [[spoiler:She turns out to be part of a growing group of people that can live extremely long in a blissful dream-like state of lowered metabolism, contributing nothing while their families are obliged to take care of them, and it's implied most of them share her enjoyment of basking in the misery of others.]]
* EnemyMine: A minor example, but Gavrill and Veronica do team up to fight (Or rather, [[CurbStompBattle slaughter the living fuck out of]]) the kidnappers in chapter 49.

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* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Chpt. Chapter 53, "Octopus", revolves around an octopus-like creature that can mimic people's appearances. After Fran lost it, it was found by a boy who had recently lost his little sister; the octopus took on the form of said sister to fool him.
* EvilOldFolks: Chapter 50, "Longevity", is about a woman who has lived to an extreme old age all the while leeching off their her family and making them miserable miserable. [[spoiler:She turns out to be part of a growing group of people that can live extremely long in a blissful dream-like state of lowered metabolism, contributing nothing while their families are obliged to take care of them, and it's implied most of them share her enjoyment of basking in the misery of others.]]
* EnemyMine: A minor example, but Gavrill and Veronica do team up to fight (Or (or rather, [[CurbStompBattle slaughter the living fuck out of]]) the kidnappers in chapter 49.



* {{Expy}}: There's also a movie director who resembles Ron Jeremy.

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* {{Expy}}: There's also a movie director who resembles Ron Jeremy.



* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong: Technically, since [[spoiler: "Azusa" shoves a tentacle down her "brother's" throat and some cephalopods break off a sperm-filled tentacle so the females can fertilize themselves at their own pace, but "Azusa" is clearly female. Then again she is a shape-shifter...]]

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* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong: Technically, since [[spoiler: "Azusa" Hinted in ch. 53 as [[spoiler:"Azusa" shoves a tentacle down her "brother's" throat and some as "she"'s mating with him. Some cephalopods break off a sperm-filled tentacle so the females can fertilize themselves at their own pace, but "Azusa" is clearly female. Then again she is a shape-shifter...]]



--> '''Gavrill''' (to a {{gonk}}y boy): "You wanna be popular with the girls? Get plastic surgery and transfer to another school. Also, practice talking to people a lot. And if you need to, lie to women or buy them off with money."
* FanDisservice: There's a surprising amount of nudity... and every time it shows up it stops being erotic about three panels later. One of the horrifying and disgusting examples is in Chapter 19, Lust, when Fran helps the girls deal with their boy problems by getting rid of the boys' sexual lust. What the boys think is a pile of hot, young women ready to do the down and dirty is actually [[spoiler: a mass of tentacles and body parts emitting a pheromone]].
* FantasticAesop: [[OnceAnEpisode Practically every issue]] Fran observes a flaw of human nature and takes some bit of wisdom from it that the reader can share in. Things like, "Don't get so addicted to being revived from death by a maestro surgeon that you keep killing yourself over and over." Or "don't turn yourself into an anime character for love, or your skin will molt off and your lover will crush you to death trying to escape the alien you appear to be." Or maybe, "Inner beauty may shine through a layer of bandages, but those bandages are there to cover something ''horrifying''".
* FateWorseThanDeath: Those who go through Fran's surgery and do not end up outright killed will usually end up with one of these (only a few don't, lucky them) -- either courtesy of Fran's dedication to saving life '''no matter what''', or her ''questionable'' medical ethics. And if they don't, someone else related probably will.

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--> '''Gavrill''' (to '''Gavrill''': [''to a {{gonk}}y boy): "You boy)''] You wanna be popular with the girls? Get plastic surgery and transfer to another school. Also, practice talking to people a lot. And if you need to, lie to women or buy them off with money."
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* FanDisservice: There's a surprising amount of nudity... and every time it shows up it stops being erotic about three panels later. One of the horrifying and disgusting examples is in Chapter 19, Lust, "Lust", when Fran helps the girls deal with their boy problems by getting rid of diverting the boys' sexual lust. appetites. What the boys think is a pile of hot, young women ready to do the down and dirty is actually [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a mass of tentacles and body parts emitting a pheromone]].
* FantasticAesop: [[OnceAnEpisode Practically every issue]] Fran observes a flaw of human nature and takes some bit of wisdom from it that the reader can share in. Things like, "Don't get so addicted to being revived from death by a maestro surgeon that you keep killing yourself over and over." Or "don't over", or "Don't turn yourself into an anime character for love, or your skin will molt off and your lover will crush you to death trying to escape the alien you appear to be." Or maybe, be", or maybe "Inner beauty may shine through a layer of bandages, but those bandages are there to cover something ''horrifying''".
* FateWorseThanDeath: Those who go through Fran's surgery and do not end up outright killed will usually end up with one of these (only a few don't, lucky them) -- either courtesy of Fran's dedication to saving life '''no matter what''', or her ''questionable'' medical ethics. And if If they don't, someone else related probably will.



** She also gives a stitched-up body to the cursed remains of [[spoiler: The Wandering Jew]].

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** She also gives a stitched-up body to the cursed remains of [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Wandering Jew]].



* GagDub: In the fan translations there is a little gag at the end of the chapter that involves editing one of the panels to make a joke. These have ranged to making fun of the Geico commercials, comparing Bronies to Zombies and how they spread the same way, to the fact Naruto causes brain damage. All in good fun though.
* GambitPileup: It starts off with a Mafia boss forcibly make a double out of an attempted assassin of him and quickly devolves it to everyone remotely involved gunning down each other. Fran herself doesn't even know who is who.
* GainaxEnding: Neither the last chapter or the ending itself have any build-up or lead-in, and its kinda hard to tell what actually happened in the end.

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* GagDub: In the fan translations there is a little gag at the end of the chapter most chapters that involves editing one of the panels to make a joke. These have ranged to making fun of the Geico Advertising/{{GEICO}} commercials, comparing Bronies [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bronies]] to Zombies zombies and how they spread the same way, to the fact Naruto ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' causes brain damage. All in good fun though.
* GambitPileup: It starts off with a Mafia boss forcibly make making a double out of an attempted assassin of him and quickly devolves it to everyone remotely involved gunning down each other. Fran herself doesn't even know who is who.
* GainaxEnding: Neither the last chapter or the ending itself have any build-up or lead-in, and its it's kinda hard to tell what actually happened in the end.



** In the plastic surgery episode, a girl wants "big eyes" (read: she wants an epicanthoplasty). It's near impossible to tell the difference in the before and after, and even the author admits the character designs gave the story some problems. Though, we only get one "before" shot of her - one eye seems to be squinting while she holds the other one open wider. It's possible the "squinting" look is natural, and what she wants to have altered.
** This trope caused problems in Ch 37, where an actress wants to look like an anime character. The difference, especially with the eyes, is small.

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** In the plastic surgery episode, a girl wants "big eyes" (read: she wants an epicanthoplasty). It's near impossible to tell the difference in the before and after, and even the author admits the character designs gave the story some problems. Though, we only get one "before" shot of her - one her--one eye seems to be squinting while she holds the other one open wider. It's possible the "squinting" look is natural, and what she wants to have altered.
** This trope caused problems in Ch 37, where an actress wants to look like an anime character. The difference, especially with the eyes, is small.small...at first.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Boy, ''howdy''. A painter asks for working eyes - [[spoiler:and gets to see Cthulhu]]. Girls complain about the boys being too horny - [[spoiler:we find them in the embrace of... God-doesn't-want-to know-what]], and it's passed as comedy. And many, ''many'' other examples.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Boy, ''howdy''. A painter asks for working eyes - [[spoiler:and gets to see Cthulhu]]. Girls complain about the boys being too horny - [[spoiler:we [[spoiler:and we find them in the embrace of... God-doesn't-want-to know-what]], and it's passed as comedy. And many, ''many'' other examples.



* GroinAttack: Chapter 31, right when the Man Tribe vs Female Tribe begins. There's this slightly shadowed, but obvious pic of one of the female amazons cutting one of the male's genitals off. This is payback, because in the exact same page, there's a pic of some of the male tribe members raping the amazons (including the dead ones).

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* GroinAttack: Chapter 31, right when during the Man Tribe vs Female Tribe begins. two-page depiction of the male and female tribes fighting each other. There's this slightly shadowed, but obvious pic of one of the female amazons cutting one of the male's genitals off. This is payback, because in the exact same page, there's a pic of some of the male tribe members raping the amazons (including the dead ones).



** The villain in Chapter 28. He survives and completely recovers from ''hanging'' and ''lethal injection'' on his own. He later recovers from [[spoiler: ''dismemberment by chainsaw'' after Fran puts him back together]]. In the end, the HealingFactor [[spoiler: fails to save him from a lightning bolt]]. His healing factor has an unusual justification, [[OneInAMillionChance not unlike the tunnel effect]].

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** The villain in Chapter 28. He survives and completely recovers from ''hanging'' and ''lethal injection'' on his own. He later recovers from [[spoiler: ''dismemberment by chainsaw'' after Fran puts him back together]]. In the end, the HealingFactor [[spoiler: fails [[spoiler:fails to save him from a lightning bolt]]. His healing factor has an unusual justification, [[OneInAMillionChance not unlike the tunnel effect]].



** Veronica. For the start, in her debut chapter she is portrayed in a more antagonistic way to the point she even stated that she wanted to kill Fran, probably due of jealousy as Fran was having a less sufferable life than hers. But in the following chapters she starts to gradually develop concern and care for Fran, as well as revealing to be not exactly a bad person despite her violent tendencies and [[MurderIsTheBestSolution beliefs]].
* HeroicBSOD: In Chapter 20 Fran has a bit of one when she is unable to save the Actress life and her last words were about the movie. Fran's response? Make a giant puppet out of her skin to finish the movie.

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** Veronica. For the start, in her debut chapter she is portrayed in a more antagonistic way to the point she even stated that she wanted She started out wanting to kill Fran, probably due of jealousy as Fran was having a less sufferable life than hers. But in hers. In the following chapters she starts to gradually develop concern and care for Fran, as well as revealing to be not exactly a bad person despite her violent tendencies and [[MurderIsTheBestSolution beliefs]].
beliefs]], and eventually comes to love Fran in her own way.
* HeroicBSOD: In Chapter 20 Fran has a bit of one when she is unable to save the Actress actress's life and her last words were about the movie. Fran's response? Make a giant puppet out of her skin to finish the movie.



* HollywoodExorcism: Chapter 52 has a cardinal being possessed by a demon and the Vatican exorcist troops doing everything they can for him. [[spoiler: He's faking it so he can't become pope -- he was a gangster and if his enemies found him they could hurt his friends. This being ''Franken Fran'' there's also the fact that he's got ''a fully developed infant in his skull'' thanks to an untested stem cell treatment.]]

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* HollywoodExorcism: Chapter 52 has a cardinal being possessed by a demon and the Vatican exorcist troops doing everything they can for him. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's faking it so he can't become pope -- he was a gangster and if his enemies found him they could hurt his friends. This being ''Franken Fran'' there's also the fact that he's got ''a fully developed infant in his skull'' thanks to an untested stem cell treatment.]]



* HypocriticalHumour: In chapter 4, a girl tells a boy who took Fran's offer of free cosmetic surgery to gain a tribal appearance that he lacked restraint, while all she got breasts almost twice the size of her head.

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* HypocriticalHumour: In chapter 4, a girl tells a boy who took Fran's offer of free cosmetic surgery to gain a tribal appearance that he lacked restraint, while all she got breasts almost twice the size of her head.



** In chapter 6, a group of party guests unknowingly, well... [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} "Could everyone stop eating, please? You're eating the guest of honor."]]]] And cue the synchronized vomiting.

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** In chapter 6, a group of party guests unknowingly, well... [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} [[spoiler:[[{{Squick}} "Could everyone stop eating, please? You're eating the guest of honor."]]]] And cue Cue the synchronized vomiting.



* IncestSubtext: It's hinted more than once that Veronica loves Fran as more than just a sister. This gets lampshaded in the final extra chapter, but Fran shrugs it off as Veronica just being over-reliant on her. In chapter 36, Veronica becomes flustered over Fran asking her if she likes anyone. Veronica is about to boldly yell her answer (implied to be Fran) but is cutoff by Fran.

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* IncestSubtext: It's hinted more than once that Veronica loves Fran as more than just a sister. This gets lampshaded in the final extra chapter, but Fran shrugs it off as Veronica just being over-reliant on her. In chapter 36, Veronica becomes flustered over Fran asking her if she likes anyone. Veronica is about to boldly yell her answer (implied to be Fran) but is cutoff by Fran. It's also implied at the end of ch. 60, as [[spoiler:Veronica has Fran's mindless extra body in her room and spends a lot of time alone with it]].



* IntrepidReporter: Ijuuin, the reporter girl who appears in the chapters "Piety", "Rolling World" and "Living Dead".
* KeepingSecretsSucks / SadisticChoice: Once again Veronica makes a friend and once again something horrible happens to them. Gavrill uses her super-senses to find out the truth but will only tell Veronica if she'll be her slave. Veronica agrees but Gavrill's order is to not harm her friend's rapists/murderers. [[spoiler: Fortunately the victim already did something and gave ''alllllll'' her rapists a nasty disease]].

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* IntrepidReporter: Ijuuin, the reporter girl who appears in the chapters "Piety", "Rolling World" and "Living Dead".
Dead". [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she ends up being a victim of the zombie disease.]]
* KeepingSecretsSucks / SadisticChoice: Once again Veronica makes a friend and once again something horrible happens to them. Gavrill uses her super-senses to find out the truth but will only tell Veronica if she'll be her slave. Veronica agrees but Gavrill's order is to not harm her friend's rapists/murderers. [[spoiler: Fortunately [[spoiler:Fortunately the victim already did something and gave ''alllllll'' ''all'' her rapists a nasty disease]].disease, thanks to Fran.]]



* LadyLand: The island in "Amazon", which has a corresponding [[OneGenderRace Man Land]].

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* LadyLand: The island in "Amazon", which has a corresponding [[OneGenderRace Man Land]]. Both are the result of [[spoiler:both tribes' members developing the ability to reproduce parthogenically]].
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* SeeYouInHell: Uttered by [[spoiler: Kuhou, of all people; right before she could kill Matsumae in chapter 55, she is shot and falls down the building she was standing atop, though she does manage to say the line]]. In a subversion, though [[spoiler: neither she nor Matsumae die]].

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* SeeYouInHell: Uttered by [[spoiler: Kuhou, [[spoiler:Kuhou, of all people; right before she could kill Matsumae in chapter 55, she is shot and falls down the building she was standing atop, though she does manage to say the line]]. In a subversion, though [[spoiler: neither [[spoiler:neither she nor Matsumae die]].



* ShoutOut: Chapter 23 is a great big Kamen Rider pastiche. In fact, the whole Sentinel arc is one big parody of it.
** On Page 5 of Chapter 12, Fran uses a trick she read in a book to stop two schoolboys from fighting over a girl. The book she's reading? [[MaisonIkkoku Pool Maison Ikkoku]].
** Chapter 26 is about a young girl who was revered by a cult as a prophet and got pregnant without having sex. Her child turned out to be a reference to [[spoiler:the FlyingSpaghettiMonster]]. [[http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/1897/04-026.0/compressed/dfranken_fran_v04_c26_24.jpg Here's all the proof you need.]]
** Chapter 27's ending is a shout out to the history of the dog [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko Hachiko]].
** Chapter 29 has Dr. Serizawa, the scientist who steals Fran's new method for childbirth, who has the same name and EyepatchOfPower of the scientist from the first ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film; also, the [[Film/TheFly1986 half-human half-fly hybrid]] that gives birth to an entirely human baby.
*** The pregnant insect-girl's name was Kaneda. Now go back and read chapter 2 again.
** Chapter 28 has a minor one to Silence of the lambs
** Chapter 30: [[Film/TheShining REDRUM]]
** Chapter 31: [[{{Comicbook/Doom}} "You're tiny, you must have tiny guts!"]]
** Chapter 32: "What are you evildoers planning?!?" [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "Same thing we do every day, Sentinel. Try to destroy the world!"]]
** Chapter 4: Among the list of classmates asking for cosmetic surgery, Fran mentions "[[Anime/ProjectAKo Eiko, Siiko, and Diiko]]."
** Chapter 41 features two Shout Outs: The first is the nun Shelly, who was possibly named after Frankenstein's author Mary Shelley, and the second is the section of Vatican which Shelly works for: [[spoiler: a certain 13th division responsible for [[{{Hellsing}} realizing exorcisms and hunting down evil creatures.]]]]
** Chapter 45 has a Franchise/{{Superman}} cockroach, a Franchise/{{Batman}} cockroach complete with a roacharang, {{sentai}} roaches, a Franchise/{{Gundam}} roach-robot, a Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds-style alien robot walker, [[Series/KamenRider roach riders]], a [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} maser tank (roach size)]] and one of them turned [[DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]...also, Veronica is [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Ultra Black/Ultra Cockroach Girl/UCG]] to the roaches, and acts appropriately.
** Chapter 8: VisualNovel/SayaNoUta
** Chapter 53: [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Takoluka]]
** Chapter 47:
*** There is a particular scene where Fran, the reporter girl and a group of survivors are forced to take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall from the zombies, and then they are attacked by a group of thieves that want the mall's supplies. [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Does that remind you of a certain famous zombie film with similar circumstances]]?
*** There are a pair of mascots that bear a striking resemblance to Mario and Luigi
** Chapter 51: "[[Manga/DeathNote Just as planned!]]"
** Chapter 54: "The Panoramic Island" has a very typical ''Film/JamesBond'' setup, Fran and Kuhou lampshades this.
** Chapter 55: The "little sister" that Kuhou stabs has an uncanny resemblance to [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Lambdadelta]].
** In chapter four, she tells someone [[TheSimpsons okely dokely]].
** Chapter 11: The artist has confirmed that the opening pages are based on a "scene in a very famous manga" that suspiciously resembles that of ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
** Franken must had been given lessons from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure DIO]], due to how well they are in the [[MixAndMatchCreatures Mix and Match Creatures department.]]
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''Franken Fran'' was a horror-comedy manga by Kigitsu Katsuhisa that [[UpToEleven set new stakes]] in the BodyHorror category. A RadioDrama adaptation was released as well.

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''Franken Fran'' was is a horror-comedy manga by Kigitsu Katsuhisa that [[UpToEleven set new stakes]] in the BodyHorror category. A RadioDrama adaptation was released as well.



On April 28th 2015, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/28/seven-seas-licenses-franken-fran-manga it was announced]] that the rights to the series had been acquired by {{Creator/Seven Seas Entertainment}} and was due for a print release in North America for the first time.

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On April 28th 2015, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/28/seven-seas-licenses-franken-fran-manga it was announced]] that the rights to the series had been acquired by {{Creator/Seven Seas Entertainment}} Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment and was due for a print release in North America for the first time.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Sentinel 3, AKA the "Avenging Sentinel" from ''FrankenFran'' becomes addicted to vengeance [[spoiler: even setting up his own non-combat allies to be killed just to have excuse for it]] because the act of vengeance feels really good. And it's not [[CombatSadomasochist like this]] or [[OrgasmicCombat like that]], it's just knowing you're avenging someone [[spoiler: even someone ''you set up to die in the first place'']] produces that same kind of high.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Sentinel 3, AKA the "Avenging Sentinel" from ''FrankenFran'' becomes addicted to vengeance [[spoiler: even setting up his own non-combat allies to be killed just to have excuse for it]] because the act of vengeance feels really good. And it's not [[CombatSadomasochist like this]] or [[OrgasmicCombat like that]], it's just knowing you're avenging someone [[spoiler: even someone ''you set up to die in the first place'']] produces that same kind of high.
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* DrFakenstein: While Fran is visually a reference to FrankensteinsMonster, her tendency to create BodyHorror with her work also mirrors Victor Frankenstein himself.

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* DrFakenstein: While Fran is visually a reference to FrankensteinsMonster, her tendency character is closer to create BodyHorror with her work also mirrors Victor Frankenstein himself.himself what with her ForScience attitude and tendency to create BodyHorror.
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* DrFakenstein: While Fran is visually a reference to FrankensteinsMonster, her tendency to create BodyHorror with her work also mirrors Victor Frankenstein himself.
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** HeyItsThatGuy: InUniverse, Veronica is played by that bodyguard Agito, who slit Fran's throat. Nobody seems to notice.
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** Chapter 11: The artist has confirmed that the opening pages are based on a "scene in a very famous manga" that suspiciously resembles that of VampireKnight.

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** Chapter 11: The artist has confirmed that the opening pages are based on a "scene in a very famous manga" that suspiciously resembles that of VampireKnight.''Manga/VampireKnight''.
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