History Manga / Golgo13

20th May '18 9:07:17 AM GliderPro
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** And in the anime episode "Dead Angle", a young sniper called Katz uses this trope to work out the only two positions Golgo can snipe from. Duke however comes from the one place the sniper insisted he wouldn't be, killing Katz as well as his target.

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** And in the anime episode "Dead Angle", a young sniper called Katz uses this trope to work out what are supposedly the only two positions Golgo can snipe from. Duke however comes from the one place the sniper insisted he wouldn't be, killing Katz as well as his target.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Variant: Golgo 13 makes a point of not allowing anyone else to kill his target when hired for an assassination. Not even themselves. When they die, it must be by his hand.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Variant: Golgo 13 makes a point of not allowing anyone else to kill his target when hired for an assassination. Not even themselves. When they die, it to be killed by some unrelated person or accident. He must be by his hand.the cause the target's death, if only as a proxy.
22nd Apr '18 4:27:07 PM WanderingTedium
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Golgo might as well have no morality at all, as all that matters to him is his job and he'll stoically take out any target, regardless of sex, age, alignment, or anything else. While off the job though, he tends to live life as neutral as possible.
17th Mar '18 10:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookTime: By all rights he ought to be in his early 70s at the least, but that damn expressionless face doesn't seem much more wrinkly than it's ever been. Then again, maybe he's been spending his fees on plastic surgery. Or maybe he's a TimeLord.

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* ComicBookTime: By all rights he ought to be in his early 70s at the least, but that damn expressionless face doesn't seem much more wrinkly than it's ever been. Then again, maybe he's been spending his fees on plastic surgery. Or maybe he's a TimeLord.JustForFun/TimeLord.
28th Jan '18 5:33:38 AM JackG
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* "GT The Sniper" - Duke hits a target moving in a high speed train from several thousand yards away while riding in the backseat of a moving car.
* "At Pin-Hole!" - Similar situation: Golgo's target is a plane-hijacker. The plane has had its wheels shot out, causing it to slant to the side, making a poor shooting angle for anyone trying to snipe. Add to the fact that the sun is in the eyes of anyone trying to shoot. Golgo [[spoiler: with a highly-specialized target rifle, snipes the hijacker from 2000 meters away]].
* "One Second Out of 36,000" - Golgo's target is in a high-security jail, protected by a revolving door. The door slides at just the right angle for a successful shot to be made, but only at one VERY particular time, and even then, it's open for one second. [[spoiler: Golgo decides to set up a position in a nearby tree and wait until that moment. He gets a muscle relaxant so his muscles won't be tense for that amount of time. And of course, he makes the shot.]]
* The 1983 movie had him take a sniping position behind a building blocking his target's (supposedly) bulletproof penthouse suite. [[spoiler: by setting his M16 to semiauto, he looses off a burst that breaks through the windows of the building, which end up going through the penthouse's windows and nailing the target... just as he was making out with a hooker.]]

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* ** "GT The Sniper" - Duke hits a target moving in a high speed train from several thousand yards away while riding in the backseat of a moving car.
* ** "At Pin-Hole!" - Similar situation: Golgo's target is a plane-hijacker. The plane has had its wheels shot out, causing it to slant to the side, making a poor shooting angle for anyone trying to snipe. Add to the fact that the sun is in the eyes of anyone trying to shoot. Golgo [[spoiler: with a highly-specialized target rifle, snipes the hijacker from 2000 meters away]].
* ** "One Second Out of 36,000" - Golgo's target is in a high-security jail, protected by a revolving door. The door slides at just the right angle for a successful shot to be made, but only at one VERY particular time, and even then, it's open for one second. [[spoiler: Golgo decides to set up a position in a nearby tree and wait until that moment. He gets a muscle relaxant so his muscles won't be tense for that amount of time. And of course, he makes the shot.]]
* ** The 1983 movie had him take a sniping position behind a building blocking his target's (supposedly) bulletproof penthouse suite. [[spoiler: by setting his M16 to semiauto, he looses off a burst that breaks through the windows of the building, which end up going through the penthouse's windows and nailing the target... just as he was making out with a hooker.]]
28th Jan '18 5:30:32 AM JackG
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* PinPullingTeeth: In an anime episode, Duke Togo finds out another hitman is also stalking his target. He teeth-pulls the pin from a grenade (presumably to show he's just as cool as Togo) and tosses it back into the room where he just [[KneeCapping kneecap]]-interrogated a man. Duke shows he's even cooler by calmly looking at his watch, whereupon half the buildings around them blow up.

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* PinPullingTeeth: In an anime episode, Duke Togo finds out another hitman is also stalking his target. He teeth-pulls the pin from a grenade (presumably to show he's just as cool as Togo) and tosses it back into the room where he just [[KneeCapping kneecap]]-interrogated a man. Duke shows he's even cooler by calmly looking at his watch, whereupon [[TimeBomb half the buildings around them blow up.]] Realising they're both after the same target the two assassins team up, whereupon we get a SplitScreen shot of them [[NotSoDifferent both engaging in this trope]] as they toss grenades around.
26th Jan '18 7:08:12 PM nombretomado
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* TwistEnding: The 1969 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill a playboy only known as The Yellow Rose, who's infamous for seducing rich, famous women who later turn up dead. A pornographic film featuring a MarilynMonroe-expy leads him to a rug factory in Iran, where he discovers countless other films, where he also notices that all the men appearing in the films are different people and cant be the Yellow Rose. Finally, it turns out [[spoiler: The REAL Yellow Rose is a hermaphrodite living as a woman, who's the brains behind the operation. She sells the films for high prizes to her rich clients, and smuggles them around the world hidden in expensive persian rugs. Her motivation? She hates the world because of her condition and takes it out on rich, beautiful women. This revelation is even enough to make Golgo surprised.]]

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* TwistEnding: The 1969 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill a playboy only known as The Yellow Rose, who's infamous for seducing rich, famous women who later turn up dead. A pornographic film featuring a MarilynMonroe-expy Creator/MarilynMonroe-expy leads him to a rug factory in Iran, where he discovers countless other films, where he also notices that all the men appearing in the films are different people and cant be the Yellow Rose. Finally, it turns out [[spoiler: The REAL Yellow Rose is a hermaphrodite living as a woman, who's the brains behind the operation. She sells the films for high prizes to her rich clients, and smuggles them around the world hidden in expensive persian rugs. Her motivation? She hates the world because of her condition and takes it out on rich, beautiful women. This revelation is even enough to make Golgo surprised.]]
21st Dec '17 3:24:07 PM DecisiveShark
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* LighterAndSofter: The ending of "The Wrong Man" crosses into this and CrowningMomentOfFunny. [[spoiler: A Duke Togo lookalike (with the same last name, no less) is confused for the real thing, and doesn't seem to realize the error until he is knee-deep in an assassination job. It's an honest mistake, but Duke Togo's intolerance for impersonators puts an innocent man's fate to question until the story's climax. The man lives, though it is unclear if Duke was forgiving, or actually ''using him to set up the hit'']]

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* LighterAndSofter: The ending of "The Wrong Man" crosses into this and CrowningMomentOfFunny.Man", in comparison to most stories. [[spoiler: A Duke Togo lookalike (with the same last name, no less) is confused for the real thing, and doesn't seem to realize the error until he is knee-deep in an assassination job. It's an honest mistake, but Duke Togo's intolerance for impersonators puts an innocent man's fate to question until the story's climax. The man lives, though it is unclear if Duke was forgiving, or actually ''using him to set up the hit'']]
21st Dec '17 3:23:08 PM DecisiveShark
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* LighterAndSofter: The ending of "The Wrong Man" crosses into this and CrowningMomentOfFunny. [[spoiler: A Duke Togo lookalike (with the same last name, no less) is confused for the real thing, and doesn't seem to realize the error until he is knee-deep in an assassination job. It's an honest mistake, but Duke Togo's intolerance for impersonators puts an innocent man's fate to question until the story's climax. The man lives, though it is unclear if Duke was forgiving, or actually ''using him to set up the hit'']]
9th Dec '17 2:31:06 AM RedScharlach
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** He has teamed up with his clients to complete the job on seperate occassions. The fact that he's willing enough to let them tag along (and most of the time, they aren't exactly TheLoad) if needed is actually pretty nice of him.

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** He has teamed up with his clients to complete the job on seperate occassions.separate occasions. The fact that he's willing enough to let them tag along (and most of the time, they aren't exactly TheLoad) if needed is actually pretty nice of him.



** On some occasions these contracts are made by non-employers. "The Masterpiece Assault Rifle" for instance involves an arms dealer named Kaizer hire two mercenaries brothers to kill Golgo 13. This is to prove the superiority of the two technologically advanced rifles he's given to them which he holds render his preferred M16 firearm obsolete. Doing this, he believes, will result in miltary forces across the world flocking to buy them.

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** On some occasions these contracts are made by non-employers. "The Masterpiece Assault Rifle" for instance involves an arms dealer named Kaizer hire two mercenaries brothers to kill Golgo 13. This is to prove the superiority of the two technologically advanced rifles he's given to them which he holds render his preferred M16 firearm obsolete. Doing this, he believes, will result in miltary military forces across the world flocking to buy them.



-->'''Everyone else in the room:''' ''[[BorrowedCatchphrase ...]]''

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-->'''Everyone else in the room:''' ''[[BorrowedCatchphrase ...''[[BorrowedCatchphrase...]]''



* "One Second Out of 36,000" - Golgo's target is in a high-security jail, protected by a revolving door. The door slides at just the right angle for a sucessful shot to be made, but only at one VERY particular time, and even then, it's open for one second. [[spoiler: Golgo decides to set up a position in a nearby tree and wait until that moment. He gets a muscle relaxant so his muscles won't be tense for that amount of time. And of course, he makes the shot.]]
* The 1983 movie had him take a sniping position behind a building blocking his target's (supposedly) bulletproof penthouse suite. [[spoiler: by setting his M16 to semiauto, he looses off a burst that breaks through the windows of the building, which end up going through the penthouse's windows and nailing the target... just as he was making ou twith a hooker.]]

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* "One Second Out of 36,000" - Golgo's target is in a high-security jail, protected by a revolving door. The door slides at just the right angle for a sucessful successful shot to be made, but only at one VERY particular time, and even then, it's open for one second. [[spoiler: Golgo decides to set up a position in a nearby tree and wait until that moment. He gets a muscle relaxant so his muscles won't be tense for that amount of time. And of course, he makes the shot.]]
* The 1983 movie had him take a sniping position behind a building blocking his target's (supposedly) bulletproof penthouse suite. [[spoiler: by setting his M16 to semiauto, he looses off a burst that breaks through the windows of the building, which end up going through the penthouse's windows and nailing the target... just as he was making ou twith out with a hooker.]]



* IWorkAlone: Golgo has worked a majority of the time alone. There have been a few instance where he has been dynamic and sometimes temporarily working with others achieve his objectives. He also has multiple contacts from around the globe who supply him with weapons and intel on his targets. The closest he has to a true partner/sidekick is reccuring character Dave McCartney, a Scottish gunsmith who supplies Golgo with weapons on an infrequent basis.

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* IWorkAlone: Golgo has worked a majority of the time alone. There have been a few instance where he has been dynamic and sometimes temporarily working with others achieve his objectives. He also has multiple contacts from around the globe who supply him with weapons and intel on his targets. The closest he has to a true partner/sidekick is reccuring recurring character Dave McCartney, a Scottish gunsmith who supplies Golgo with weapons on an infrequent basis.



** Other times, such as in "Wasteland" and "The Orbital Hit", he has to clean up diasters waiting to happen. (nuclear meltdown in the former, KillSat gone rogue in the lateer.)
* NonIdleRich: Togo probably has more cash than anyone could estimate at this point, (the latest estimate, as per the Viz release being well over 12 trillion yen) with some assignments worth millions (incluing one worth 100 milllion dollars). But with his constant work and traveling, it doesn't seem like that half the time.

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** Other times, such as in "Wasteland" and "The Orbital Hit", he has to clean up diasters disasters waiting to happen. (nuclear meltdown in the former, KillSat gone rogue in the lateer.)
* NonIdleRich: Togo probably has more cash than anyone could estimate at this point, (the latest estimate, as per the Viz release being well over 12 trillion yen) with some assignments worth millions (incluing (including one worth 100 milllion million dollars). But with his constant work and traveling, it doesn't seem like that half the time.



** Gold and Silver, from the same movie. They [[spoiler: annhilated an entire battalion of guerillas by themselves and managed to make Golgo scream in pain after he fought off Snake.]]

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** Gold and Silver, from the same movie. They [[spoiler: annhilated annihilated an entire battalion of guerillas by themselves and managed to make Golgo scream in pain after he fought off Snake.]]



** Katz Double: A young sniper who tries to ouwit Duke when he targets the Jordanaian ambassador to the US.

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** Katz Double: A young sniper who tries to ouwit outwit Duke when he targets the Jordanaian Jordanian ambassador to the US.



** In the story, "Bionic Soldier", the said soldier is assigned by the CIA to kill Golgo, who's on assigment in Cambodia.

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** In the story, "Bionic Soldier", the said soldier is assigned by the CIA to kill Golgo, who's on assigment assignment in Cambodia.



** "Hit and Run": A former SFPD detective's girlfriend is run over by a crime boss. What does the man do? [[spoiler: He doesn't hire Golgo, suprisingly. Instead he spreads a rumor that Golgo is out to get the boss in question, then takes a pot shot at the boss' penthouse window after his moll, goons, and criminal associates leave him to his "fate". Come the next morning, he admits to the hit-and-run incident, desperate for police protection. As a bonus he also offers to reveal the names of his associates.]]

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** "Hit and Run": A former SFPD detective's girlfriend is run over by a crime boss. What does the man do? [[spoiler: He doesn't hire Golgo, suprisingly.surprisingly. Instead he spreads a rumor that Golgo is out to get the boss in question, then takes a pot shot at the boss' penthouse window after his moll, goons, and criminal associates leave him to his "fate". Come the next morning, he admits to the hit-and-run incident, desperate for police protection. As a bonus he also offers to reveal the names of his associates.]]
22nd Nov '17 11:01:18 PM yarrunmace
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** But if he was caught, who would the government in question use when they needed people shot in the head?
** The most common fan rationalization for this is that Golgo just doesn't care. People have tried to take him in before and it's never worked. He's untouchable and he knows it.
** Notice how many of the guys who hire him are government personnel? The man is too valuable as a tool of death, to keep him in prison or get rid of him for that reason.
** The story "Afterglow" deals with a detective who came as close to anyone to catching Golgo, but whose case was suppressed by the State Department.
** Also, in "An Offering To God", a lawyer actually manages to exploit loopholes in a cop's attempt to nail him in crime.

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** %%** But if he was caught, who would the government in question use when they needed people shot in the head?
** The most common fan rationalization for this is that Golgo just doesn't care. People have tried to take him in before and it's never worked.%%worked. He's untouchable and he knows it.
** %%** Notice how many of the guys who hire him are government personnel? The man is too valuable as a tool of death, to keep him in prison or get rid of him for that reason.
** %%** The story "Afterglow" deals with a detective who came as close to anyone to catching Golgo, but whose case was suppressed by the State Department.
** %%** Also, in "An Offering To God", a lawyer actually manages to exploit loopholes in a cop's attempt to nail him in crime.
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