History Manga / Golgo13

6th Jun '16 1:18:07 PM Odacon_Spy
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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 Cats 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 the only two positions Golgo can snipe from. Duke however comes from the one place the sniper insisted he wouldn't be, killing Cats Katz as well as his target.
25th May '16 3:36:15 PM CharlesPhipps
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''Golgo 13'' is a long-running action/drama manga created by Takao Saito, [[PrintLongRunners first published in 1968]], about the titular assassin. The manga has been adapted into an animated movie by Creator/TMSEntertainment and a 60-minute {{OVA}} sequel, ''The Professional'' and ''Queen Bee'', along with two live-action movies and several video games. A TV anime based on the series aired in Japan in 2008.

Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a mysterious ColdSniper of [[ButNotTooForeign indeterminate but somehow Japanese ancestry]], who is notorious for never failing an assignment. He follows several rules about his assignments (for instance, he will only meet clients once, and refuses to enter long-term contracts with clients), but he will accept any job without moral compunctions. However, his clients must ''always'' tell him their reasons for the job and be honest about them -- and any [[ContractOnTheHitman betrayal or]] [[AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed double-crossing]] will not be forgiven.

Like Film/JamesBond, his [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Ancestor]], he is a successful [[TheCasanova womanizer]], but he's also notorious for maintaining [[DullSurprise the same unchanging expression during sex as he does in the rest of his life]].

Although many of the stories featuring Golgo 13 revolve around the current [[TheCaper assignment]], the sheer volume of installments have led to an increasing number of stories that mainly focus on his current clients or victims, with Golgo making only a token appearance (one story focused on the effect of just the threat of his presence, with Golgo never appearing in the actual story). Several other stories have had him [[HistoricalInJoke making brushes with history]]: Duke Togo spent time in prison with Nelson Mandela, he was partially responsible for Princess Diana's death while assassinating a fictional counterpart of Prince Dodi Al-Fayed, and he even shot the ballots that would have won Al Gore the 2000 U.S. Presidential elections. Golgo 13's been around.

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''Golgo 13'' This is a long-running action/drama manga created by Takao Saito, [[PrintLongRunners first published in 1968]], about the titular assassin. The manga has been adapted into an animated movie by Creator/TMSEntertainment and a 60-minute {{OVA}} sequel, ''The Professional'' and ''Queen Bee'', along with two live-action movies and several video games. A TV anime based on the series aired in Japan in 2008.

Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a mysterious ColdSniper of [[ButNotTooForeign indeterminate but somehow Japanese ancestry]], who is notorious for never failing an assignment. He follows several rules about his assignments (for instance, he will only meet clients once, and refuses to enter long-term contracts with clients), but he will accept any job without moral compunctions. However, his clients must ''always'' tell him their reasons
page for the job and be honest about them -- and any [[ContractOnTheHitman betrayal or]] [[AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed double-crossing]] will not be forgiven.

Like Film/JamesBond, his [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Ancestor]], he is a successful [[TheCasanova womanizer]], but he's also notorious for maintaining [[DullSurprise the same unchanging expression during sex as he does in the rest of his life]].

original ''Franchise/Golgo13'' manga. Although many of the stories featuring Golgo 13 revolve around the current [[TheCaper assignment]], the sheer volume of installments have led to an increasing number of stories that mainly focus on his current clients or victims, with Golgo making only a token appearance (one story focused on the effect of just the threat of his presence, with Golgo never appearing in the actual story). Several other stories have had him [[HistoricalInJoke making brushes with history]]: Duke Togo spent time in prison with Nelson Mandela, he was partially responsible for Princess Diana's death while assassinating a fictional counterpart of Prince Dodi Al-Fayed, and he even shot the ballots that would have won Al Gore the 2000 U.S. Presidential elections. Golgo 13's been around.
20th May '16 4:34:56 PM rockmanx
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* TwistEnding: The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 Marylin Monroe-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]]

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* TwistEnding: The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 Marylin Monroe-expy 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]]
20th May '16 4:32:40 PM rockmanx
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* TheStoic

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* TheStoicTheStoic: Duke rarely shows any emotion.



* TwistEnding: The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 MarylinMonroe-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]]

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* TwistEnding: The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 MarylinMonroe-expy Marylin Monroe-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]]
20th May '16 4:29:51 PM rockmanx
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Hiring Duke Tolgo to sabotage or slay a target is the only "fair" cheat you can possibly do in this series. He's often hired to clean up after his clients' screw-ups or finds himself having to retaliate when they try to betray him.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Hiring Duke Tolgo Togo to sabotage or slay a target is the only "fair" cheat you can possibly do in this series. He's often hired to clean up after his clients' screw-ups or finds himself having to retaliate when they try to betray him.



** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out {{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' by a little more then a year.

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** OsamuDezaki, the director of ''The Professional'' was a huge fan of CGI. That's the first use of it in animation's history; Even beating out {{Pixar}}'s (which at the time was Lucasfilm's CGI unit called ''Graphics Group'') ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts The Adventures Of Andre And Wally B]]'' by a little more then than a year.



* EvilCripple: A target from the anime series is this. He is the owner of a high class rehab center located on an island entirerly encased in bulletproof glass and only reachable by boat or helicopter. He's in a wheelchair, but spends all his time inside one of the glass buildings, the angle of which makes it impossible to shoot him... or it would be, for anyone who isnt Golgo 13.

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* EvilCripple: A target from the anime series is this. He is the owner of a high class rehab center located on an island entirerly entirely encased in bulletproof glass and only reachable by boat or helicopter. He's in a wheelchair, but spends all his time inside one of the glass buildings, the angle of which makes it impossible to shoot him... or it would be, for anyone who isnt isn't Golgo 13.



* GoodIsDumb: The occasional NiceGuy or girl is not unheard of in Golgo 13's world and come in all sizes and stations, but they're often rather oblivious to the sinister happenings around them and tend to get in the way if not outright killed.

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* GoodIsDumb: The occasional NiceGuy or girl is not unheard of in Golgo 13's world and come in all sizes and stations, but they're often rather oblivious to the sinister happenings around them and tend to get in the way way, if not outright killed.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Mostly averted, once he accepts a job, he'll do it. He just usually doesnt accept "easy" jobs, but will kill anyone he does agree to kill, be it man, woman or child. The latter are just very, very rare.

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* HitmanWithAHeart: Mostly averted, once he accepts a job, he'll do it. He just usually doesnt doesn't accept "easy" jobs, but will kill anyone he does agree to kill, be it man, woman or child. The latter are just very, very rare.



* SmokingHotSex: In ''The Professional'', Golgo 13 smokes a cigarette after having sex with an unkonwn female redhead with a red ribbon.

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* SmokingHotSex: In ''The Professional'', Golgo 13 smokes a cigarette after having sex with an unkonwn unknown female redhead with a red ribbon.



* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Worn by the cultleader Gabriel in the recent anime. Underneath, hes horribly disfigured.

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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Worn by the cultleader cult leader Gabriel in the recent anime. Underneath, hes horribly disfigured.



* WouldHurtAChild: Unfortunatly, yes he would. Its just extremely rare that he has to, he normally wouldnt accept a contract on a child, but if his target turns out to be one, well, he's a Professional above anything else.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, yes he would. Its It's just extremely rare that he has to, he normally wouldnt wouldn't even bother to accept a contract on a child, but if his target turns out to be one, well, he's a Professional professional above anything else.
20th May '16 4:22:54 PM CharlesPhipps
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* BoomHeadshot: Golgo 13 pretty much 'always' achieves this in most of his missions. Also, in Top Secret Episode for the NES, a 'Sniper Mode' is featured in the East Berlin stage.

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* BoomHeadshot: Golgo 13 pretty much 'always' achieves this in most of his missions. Also, in Top Secret Episode for the NES, a 'Sniper Mode' is featured in the East Berlin stage.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the early days of the NES when [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Nintendo Nintendo of America]] was heavily censoring all games for anything even slightly offensive, Golgo 13's game came over with all it's murder-y goodness intact, and ''even included several sex scenes!'' (Not literally shown on camera, but the dialogue makes clear what's about to happen, then the lights dim and Duke and the woman's silhouettes come together.)
** As a matter of fact, you actually got to see the girls undress AND see boobs in the Japanese version. This makes the above trope even more amazing. After all, why not remove the scenes altogether?
** Nintendo also forgot to remove [[NoSwastikas a couple swastikas]] that clearly tied the "Drek" group to Nazis run by an (equally unedited) cyborg Hitler - facts mercilessly lampshaded in the LetsPlay of ''Top Secret Episode''.



* HeroicMime: Duke Togo in Golgo 13, who only talks in ellipses.



* SexyDiscretionShot: The imfamous health restoration method in Top Secret Agent and Mafat Conspracy for the NES in which you have sex with many female operatives to restore your health. Although it's implied, you can clearly see them 'doin it' in a far away shot of the building in a sillouette-esque image with the background in the window flashing to black.
19th May '16 10:49:05 PM CharlesPhipps
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* BlandNameProduct: Averted with Parliament cigarettes, Marlboro, Ford and Esso in "The Professional".



* BrainyBrunette: Rita from ''The Professional''. She helps out in modifying Golgo's M16 rifle for his missions in addition to lending him a car.



* CoolMask: Silver from ''The Professional'' wears a creepy featureless mask made of silver, to cover his horrifically burned face.



** This is basically the entire main plot of ''The Professional''. Industrialist Leonard Dawson uses every resource availible to him to kill Golgo due to him performing the assassination on his son. His daughter-in-law even Lampshades this by asking why Dawson bothers going after Golgo at all when he is just a hitman, and he should be going for the man who put out the hit. [[spoiler: He cant because it was the SON who put out the hit, wanting to commit suicide but not having the stomach to do the deed himself. Dawson goes after Golgo 13 because he is the closest person Dawson has for someone to blame]]



* DescriptionPorn: In ''The Professional'', Rita describes the modified M16 rifle to Golgo in detail:
-->'''Rita''': Everything's exactly the way you wanted it. Check the piece out. Go ahead. Please.
-->'''Golgo 13''': [Duke examines the rifle]
-->'''Rita''': The trigger is an electronic push-button. I increased the bursts to 15 rounds per second. And the change in balance from the recoil is held below decimal. And check out the silencer kit.
-->'''Golgo 13''': Rita, it's okay. I don't need to hear it. I trust you.
** In the OVA, Mob Boss Don Roccini describes Queen Bee and his sexual experiences with her to his butler.

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* DescriptionPorn: In ''The Professional'', Rita describes the modified M16 rifle to Golgo in detail:
-->'''Rita''': Everything's exactly the way you wanted it. Check the piece out. Go ahead. Please.
-->'''Golgo 13''': [Duke examines the rifle]
-->'''Rita''': The trigger is an electronic push-button. I increased the bursts to 15 rounds per second. And the change in balance from the recoil is held below decimal. And check out the silencer kit.
-->'''Golgo 13''': Rita, it's okay. I don't need to hear it. I trust you.
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In the OVA, Mob Boss Don Roccini describes Queen Bee and his sexual experiences with her to his butler.



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The NonActionBigBad of ''The Professional'', Leonard Dawson, does this at the end. Overlaps with DrivenToSuicide. Golgo shoots him in the head before he hits the ground, though.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: In ''The Professional'', [[spoiler:Robert Dawson knew he could never live up to the high expectations his father had for him, so he decided to commit suicide by hitman.]]



* DumbBlonde: Doctor Z's daughter, Cindy.
* EliteMook: The three commando hitsquad that attacks Duke early on in The Professional, and gives him quite a bit of trouble. Later, Snake [[BadassDecay effortlessly mutilates and kills them.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though he does consent to it, it's clear Leonard Dawson doesn't like the idea of Snake raping Laura and only allowed it because he was desperate for men willing to kill Golgo, and Snake wouldn't have it any other way.
* EvilRedhead: In the OVA, Queen Bee kills a person who squealed to the cops in cold blood, even though [[IHaveAFamily he has a family]]. Averted later when Queen Bee's past is revealed. Also, [[spoiler: after being shot by Golgo, Queen Bee, A.K.A. Joanna Hardy, has requested before her death to Golgo to kill Thomas Waltham, the man responsible for manipulating her father.]]
* EvilCripple: Gold and Silver from ''The Professional'', due to the injuries they recieved at the hands of the guerilla soldiers in the Pacific. Gold is missing an arm and an eye, and Silver is missing a leg and is hideously burned. Both wear metal prosthetics made out of gold and silver respectively, and Silver also wears a mask.
** A target from the anime series is this. He is the owner of a high class rehab center located on an island entirerly encased in bulletproof glass and only reachable by boat or helicopter. He's in a wheelchair, but spends all his time inside one of the glass buildings, the angle of which makes it impossible to shoot him... or it would be, for anyone who isnt Golgo 13.
* EyeScream: Snake takes out one of the three commandos by putting out his eyes via a weapon that uses razor sharp wires. Also, near the end of ''The Professional'', after Duke finishes Gold off with his revolver, his artifical gold eye popped out afterwards.
* FieryRedhead: Queen Bee, [[spoiler: A.K.A. Sonja, A.K.A. Joanna Hardy]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though he does consent to it, it's clear Leonard Dawson doesn't like the idea of Snake raping Laura and only allowed it because he was desperate for men willing to kill Golgo, and Snake wouldn't have it any other way.
* EvilRedhead: In the OVA, Queen Bee kills a person who squealed to the cops in cold blood, even though [[IHaveAFamily he has a family]]. Averted later when Queen Bee's past is revealed. Also, [[spoiler: after being shot by Golgo, Queen Bee, A.K.A. Joanna Hardy, has requested before her death to Golgo to kill Thomas Waltham, the man responsible for manipulating her father.]]
* EvilCripple: Gold and Silver from ''The Professional'', due to the injuries they recieved at the hands of the guerilla soldiers in the Pacific. Gold is missing an arm and an eye, and Silver is missing a leg and is hideously burned. Both wear metal prosthetics made out of gold and silver respectively, and Silver also wears a mask.
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A target from the anime series is this. He is the owner of a high class rehab center located on an island entirerly encased in bulletproof glass and only reachable by boat or helicopter. He's in a wheelchair, but spends all his time inside one of the glass buildings, the angle of which makes it impossible to shoot him... or it would be, for anyone who isnt Golgo 13.
* EyeScream: Snake takes out one of the three commandos by putting out his eyes via a weapon that uses razor sharp wires. Also, near the end of ''The Professional'', after Duke finishes Gold off with his revolver, his artifical gold eye popped out afterwards.
* FieryRedhead: Queen Bee, [[spoiler: A.K.A. Sonja, A.K.A. Joanna Hardy]].
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* GainaxEnding: In ''The Professional'',[[spoiler: Since after losing her husband Robert, and since haven't seen her daughter Emily, Laura Dawson is seen prostituting herself on the rainy streets since she was raped twice by Snake. She then sees Golgo 13. Shocked, she drew a gun against him in public. He then walks away. Whether Laura shot Golgo and missed, or that Golgo retaliated shooting back, or something else entirely is up to the viewer to decide.]]



* {{Gorn}}: In ''The Professional'', Snake takes out three commandos in a really grotesque way.
** In the OVA, Queen Bee disembowls a person attempting to attack her children.



* HighPressureBlood: In ''The Professional'', Snake uses the third commando's hook against him by sliding his back open with blood spraying out, as well as plucking out another commandos eyes with his razor wire with the same result. Also, when Duke investigates the phone in the safe, he shoots an old guy who also drew a gun, gets shot and blood sprays out of him causing him to die.



** In ''Golgo 13: The Professional'', he shoots a man in a building ''on the other side of'' a skyscraper from him.



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: ''The Professional''. Unlike most adaptations (or the original manga), they didn't even attempt to make Duke's actions somewhat justifiable. His contract on Leonard Dawson has the consequences one would expect, and the character himself is treated as something of a pathological case.



** This is how Golgo kills Silver in ''The Professional''. Having already used up all his bullets killing Gold, Golgo is bum-rushed by Silver, dodges, pulls a grenade pin with his teeth, and ''stuffs the grenade into Silver's open mouth''. Strangely enough, despite that the grenade should by all reason have painted the walls with Silver, all it does is blow his head off and set him on fire. His teeth arent even damaged.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: In ''The Professional'', Golgo carries a BFG Revolver with him at times. He switches to it after losing his M16 in the fight with Snake, and uses it to dispatch Gold and Leonard Dawson.
* RichBitch: Cindy in ''The Professional.''
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Throughout the entire film of ''The Professional'', to avenge his son's death, Leonard Dawson sends the CIA, FBI, U.S. Army, as well as Snake, Gold/Sliver and even his own granddaughter Emily along with the butler to plot out revenge against Golgo 13. They all failed. [[spoiler: Thus Leonard commits suicide.]]
* SayMyName: In ''The Professional'', [[spoiler: Cindy says his name out loud as Duke found out who Dr. Z 'really' is before killing his target]]:
-->[[spoiler: '''Cindy''': Who is this?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Duke''': You almost had me fooled.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Cindy''': Duke?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Duke''': I tested the phone in the safe. It's a fake. If I had more time, i'm sure I can locate the remote switch. You oughta get an oscar for that act you put on. Oh, and by the way, Cindy, I know who Dr. Z is: It's ''you''.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Cindy''']]: (hesitates)...Duke! Duuuuuuke!



* SplitScreen: Used more often in the 1983 anime movie, ''Queen Bee'' and the anime TV series.



* StormingTheCastle: The climax of ''The Professional'' has Golgo 13 storm Dawson Tower, fighting off attack helicopters, Snake, and Gold and Silver in the process.
* Creator/StreamlinePictures: The Professional: Golgo 13 (1992) (later distributed by Urban Vision, with the Streamline dub kept)



** NotSoStoic: Their are some instances where Duke expresses hints of fear or panic. This is most realistically PlayedStraight in The Professional when Duke had been shot in the chest and needed time to recover. He was visibly on guard and told his information guy to "make damn sure" he wasn't followed. The informant was shocked that a "man with balls as big as his" was 'spooked". Considering the fact that the full weight of the US army, FBI, and CIA were after him, this made sense.



* TwistEnding: It's been revealed at the end of ''The Professional'' in voiceover, [[spoiler: that Leonard Dawson's son, Robert, requested Golgo 13 to plan the hit on himself. This was during Leonards's suicide and long fall from the Pertrolneum bulding.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Robert Dawson]]''': [[spoiler: "Father, please forgive me for having to leave my last message like this. I swear it will be my first and only opposition to you. Father, thank you for the enormous love you gave me for 29 years. I still remember my sixth birthday, and you baked the only cake you ever made me. It was delicious. I also remember my high school graduation where you cried the only tears you ever shed for me. It was very greatful. But thank you so much for you all your kindness to my wife Laura and my daughter Emily. Father, I know you have such terribly high hopes for me, and being incapable of fufilling those hopes, and having to push them away caused me terrible pain. Because you see, father, I couldn't have the courage to put an end my own life. So I decided to ask someone else to kill me. I believe that he will do a good job. To my great father, the emperor of Pertrolneum: Leonard Dawson. From your disobedient son, Robert."]]
** The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 MarylinMonroe-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]]

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* TwistEnding: It's been revealed at the end of ''The Professional'' in voiceover, [[spoiler: that Leonard Dawson's son, Robert, requested Golgo 13 to plan the hit on himself. This was during Leonards's suicide and long fall from the Pertrolneum bulding.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Robert Dawson]]''': [[spoiler: "Father, please forgive me for having to leave my last message like this. I swear it will be my first and only opposition to you. Father, thank you for the enormous love you gave me for 29 years. I still remember my sixth birthday, and you baked the only cake you ever made me. It was delicious. I also remember my high school graduation where you cried the only tears you ever shed for me. It was very greatful. But thank you so much for you all your kindness to my wife Laura and my daughter Emily. Father, I know you have such terribly high hopes for me, and being incapable of fufilling those hopes, and having to push them away caused me terrible pain. Because you see, father, I couldn't have the courage to put an end my own life. So I decided to ask someone else to kill me. I believe that he will do a good job. To my great father, the emperor of Pertrolneum: Leonard Dawson. From your disobedient son, Robert."]]
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The 1966 story ''The Yellow Rose''. Duke is hired to kill an infamous 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 MarylinMonroe-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]]



* TheWorfEffect: The elite commando squad that go after Golgo at the beginning of The Professional is skilled enough to defeat him. They are dispatched in seconds by the monstrous Snake, just to showcase his skill.



* WhoShotJFK: While it wasn't Golgo, ''The Professional'' makes it clear that it was engineered by the FBI as part of an 'unusual request' by billionaire Leonard Dawson.
14th May '16 6:51:53 AM ThatBitterTase
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* IrrevocableOrder: Once hired, Golgo 13 ''will'' kill his target. He will not accept cancellations. If you hire him, you ''damn well'' better want the target dead.
22nd Apr '16 10:08:16 PM TheGreenHerring
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Duke has shot a man in a building ''on the other side of'' a skyscraper from him. He's also killed another person sighting through a television.
** In an episode of the recent anime, he manages to ricochet a shot off of the small wave created by someone playing in a pool to headshot someone in a nearby building...twice.
** It should be noted that, while he has these in spades, he does not lean on them heavily, preferring more realistic shots. If he forgoes his modded M-16 during a mission for a specialized long-range rifle, you know he's going to use them, though he is capable of doing fantastic feats with his M-16.
** In the story "Room 909" (which became the second episode of the 2009 anime), he makes a shot so statistically impossible that despite having all the evidence needed to convict him, the police have to let him go, because no jury on Earth would believe someone could land a headshot between the eyes fired off-center from five football field lengths away through a tiny gap between buildings at a window rendered opaque by the sun's glare at sundown. That [[RefugeInAudacity he stayed in the room he fired from for a full day afterward]] doesn't help either.
** Another episode of the anime has him contracted to sever ''a single violin string'' in the middle of a concert, without damaging either the player or the violin. He was able to do this because [[CrazyPrepared he spent hours watching a tape of that performer playing that same piece in a previous concert over and over again to find the exact moment that the violinist would be holding his instrument at an angle where such a shot would be theoretically possible.]] This allowed him to work out the fraction of a second in which he could shoot a target less than a millimeter wide.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Duke has shot a man in a building ''on the other side of'' a skyscraper from him. He's also killed another person sighting through a television.
** In an episode of the recent anime, he manages to ricochet a shot off of the small wave created by someone playing in a pool to headshot someone in a nearby building...twice.
** It should be noted that, while
While he has these in spades, he Duke does not lean on them heavily, preferring more realistic shots. If he forgoes his modded M-16 during a mission for a specialized long-range rifle, you know he's going to use them, though he is capable of doing fantastic feats with his M-16.
M-16. Examples include the following:
** In ''Golgo 13: The Professional'', he shoots a man in a building ''on the other side of'' a skyscraper from him.
** In the story "Hollywood Cinderella", he kills another person while sighting through a ''television!''
** The
story "Room No. 909" (which became the second episode 2 of the 2009 anime), he 2008-2009 anime) makes the "Improbable" part integral to the plot. He makes a shot so statistically impossible that despite having catching him with all the evidence needed to convict him, the police have to let him go, because go. After all, no jury on Earth would believe that someone could land a headshot between the eyes fired off-center from five football field lengths away away, through a tiny gap between buildings narrower than the length of an adult human arm, at a window rendered opaque by the sun's glare at sundown. That [[RefugeInAudacity he stayed in the room he fired from for a full day afterward]] doesn't help either.
** Another episode The story "Sharp Shoot on the G String" (episode 7 of the anime anime) has him contracted to sever ''a single violin string'' in the middle of a concert, without damaging either the player violinist or the violin. He was able to do this because [[CrazyPrepared he spent hours watching a tape of that performer playing that same piece in a previous concert over and over again to find the exact moment that the violinist would be holding his instrument at an angle where such a shot would be theoretically possible.]] possible]]. This allowed him to work out the fraction of a second in which he could shoot a target less than a millimeter wide.wide.
** In the story "The Glass Fortress" (episode 19 of the anime), he manages to ricochet a shot off of the small wave created by someone playing in a pool to headshot someone in a nearby building... ''twice''.
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