History Manga / Golgo13

16th Jan '17 10:57:00 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He's pretty much the most badass contract killer in fictional history, period.



* KnifeThrowingAct: A hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own BadAss credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss himself.

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* KnifeThrowingAct: A hitman posing as a circus performer demonstrates his skill with his WeaponOfChoice by throwing a knife into the bulls-eye of a dartboard, just past his girlfriend's head. She shows her own BadAss badass credentials by [[NervesOfSteel not flinching]]. After playing the trope straight on stage, he then uses his skills against Togo, who unfortunately is an unflinching BadAss badass himself.
14th Jan '17 7:34:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheDreaded: To the point that there was one story focusing on how the threat of his presence affected people.



* [[InvincibleHero Invincible Anti-hero]]: Golgo 13 never fails an assignment, or for that matter misses a shot. If he did, he'd lose his reputation as an assassin and there would be no series. Later chapters solve the problem by focusing more on the people who hire him and how their situations deteriorate to the point that they need to bring in a hitman. (Infamously, he doesn't appear in one story at all; the central character merely uses Golgo 13's reputation as a weapon.) The fact that the stories are standalone and bounce around time help in this regard. ** For completeness sake, there have been several occasions of him missing, at least once by weapons sabotage creating a misfire, and one complete miss caused by his bodyguard who uses {{telepathy}}. He does make up for them by eliminating his targets in a spectacular manner though.

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* [[InvincibleHero Invincible Anti-hero]]: Golgo 13 never fails an assignment, or for that matter misses a shot. If he did, he'd lose his reputation as an assassin and there would be no series. Later chapters solve the problem by focusing more on the people who hire him and how their situations deteriorate to the point that they need to bring in a hitman. (Infamously, he doesn't appear in one story at all; the central character merely uses Golgo 13's reputation as a weapon.) The fact that the stories are standalone and bounce around time help in this regard.
** For completeness sake, there have been several occasions of him missing, at least once by weapons sabotage creating a misfire, and one complete miss caused by his bodyguard who uses {{telepathy}}. He does make up for them by eliminating his targets in a spectacular manner though.
14th Jan '17 7:30:50 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GoodWithNumbers: Golgo. He's a sniper, so he has to be.
2nd Jan '17 10:13:21 PM Eniena
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* AscendedExtra: A rare, cross-media example of this which originated in the manga is the black hitman Spartacus who fought against Duke Togo in the story "The Brutes' Banquet". He later appears as a boss in the first NES game as well as in the TV series adaptation of "The Brutes' Banquet". This gives Spartacus the distinction of being one of the only Golgo 13 characters to appear in both the manga and the media stemming from it.



* AscendedExtra: A rare, cross-media example of this is the black hitman Spartacus who intially fought against Duke Togo in the story "The Brutes' Banquet" in the original manga. He later appears as a boss in the first NES game as well as in the TV series adaptation of "The Brutes' Banquet". This gives Spartacus the distinction of being one of the only Golgo 13 characters to appear in both the manga and the media stemming from it.



** The TV series is no exception either though description laden conversations are noticeably shortened from their manga versions given the half-hour time format episodes are in.

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** The TV series is no exception either though either. However, description laden conversations are noticeably shortened from their original manga versions given the half-hour time format episodes are in.



* DistressedDude

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* DistressedDudeDistressedDude: Golgo 13 commonly finds himself in this position though usually has little trouble getting himself out.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: As mentioned before, Golgo has had many meetings with famous real-life characters who not only have played a big role in history but have sometimes employed his services. One of the most notable has been Nelson Mandela in "Power to the People". As mentioned, Golgo both shared a cell with Mandela and who hired him to help deal with ethnic supremacists who seek to undermine his government.
* HistoricalInJoke: The example above is a good showcasing of how Golgo 13 has played a fiction-based role in helping important historical moments unfold.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: As mentioned before, Golgo has had many meetings with famous real-life characters who not only have played a big role in history but have sometimes employed his services. One of the most notable has been Nelson Mandela in "Power to the People". As mentioned, Golgo both shared a cell with Mandela and who whom later hired him to help deal with ethnic supremacists who seek to undermine the status quo of his government.
* HistoricalInJoke: The example in the previous trope above is a good showcasing of how Golgo 13 has played a fiction-based role in helping important historical moments unfold.history unfold through his assignments.



* HostageSituation: Golgo has been contracted with helping to end hostage situations typically by eliminating hostage takers. The stories "Angry Waves" and "At Pin-Hole!" involve Golgo been tasked with eliminating very delicate hostage situations both on the sea and on land respectively.

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* HostageSituation: Golgo has been contracted with helping to end hostage situations typically by eliminating hostage takers. The stories "Angry Waves" and "At Pin-Hole!" involve Golgo been being tasked with eliminating very delicate hostage situations both on the sea and on land respectively.
27th Dec '16 12:24:33 AM Eniena
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** A very good example of trope is found in the story "End of the Century Hollywood". In it Golgo is assigned to eliminate whoever is trying to kill Lee: the star of an Asian film being made in America. He discovers that the attacks are being orchestrated by the head of American Company who believes that the Hong Kong film industry is eroding the American film industry and that the success of Lee's film will result in his company being bankrupted if it becomes a success. Despite using his influence to acquire a plethora of highly trained Defense Intelligence Agency soldiers to kill Lee, Golgo routs them all single-highhandedly and kills the executive all in the span of a single night.

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** A very good example of trope is found in the story "End of the Century Hollywood". In it Golgo is assigned to eliminate whoever is trying to kill Lee: the star of an Asian film being made in America. He discovers that the attacks are being orchestrated by the head of American Company who believes that the Hong Kong film industry is eroding the American film industry and that the success of Lee's film will result in his company being bankrupted if it becomes a success. Despite using his influence to acquire a plethora of highly trained EliteMooks in the form of Defense Intelligence Agency soldiers to kill Lee, Golgo routs them all single-highhandedly and kills the executive all in the span of a single night.
26th Dec '16 10:12:55 PM Eniena
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** This response though, while very useful at keeping him alive, has also gotten him into trouble. This is best illustrated in the very first story of the series "Operation Big Safe" in which a woman he has just slept with makes this mistake by trying to playfully creep up on him from behind.

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** Still not convinced? As people's rear quarters are a textbook blind spot that can be taken advantage of to induce death, Golgo is indiscriminate in attacking people who directly approach him from behind without letting their presence be known immediately. This response though, while very useful at keeping him alive, reflex has also some occasions saved his life.
**But it is a double-edged sword that's
gotten him into trouble. This is best illustrated in the very first story of the series "Operation Big Safe" Safe". During a stay in which Hamburg, Germany, a woman he has just slept with makes this the mistake by of trying to playfully creep up on him from behind.behind without saying anything at all. She gets punched by Golgo and causing her to hit a nearby bedpost knocking her out. This results in him not only arousing the wrath of two burly hotel tenants who try subduing him for hitting her whom he beats very soundly but is arrested by the police after trying to escape.



* WouldHitAGirl: Golgo has no compunction about killing women when the situation calls for it and especially so when they are his targets.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Golgo has no compunction about killing women when the situation calls for should it be required and especially so when they are his targets.
26th Dec '16 8:14:01 PM Eniena
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* NoSmoking: Though Golgo 13 is famous for his chain-smoking, the TV series erases this aspect of his character.

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* NoSmoking: Though Golgo 13 is famous for his chain-smoking, the TV series erases this aspect of his character. It's definitely one of the most questionable changes to be sure considering it's a famous characteristic of his.
26th Dec '16 8:12:58 PM Eniena
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* HatesSmallTalk: Golgo has shown a blatant dislike of his potential employers making small talk. Should they lapse into deviating too much from anything important and relevant to his assignment, he's not shy of telling them.



* Mooks: Golgo's had to sometimes contend with antagonists who this trope in large quantity and who are often employed against him to stop him from killing them. Typically they underestimate Golgo as JustOneMan but regret that line of thinking as Golgo 13 is very capable of being a OneManArmy if he sets his mind to it.

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* Mooks: {{Mooks}}: Golgo's had to sometimes contend with antagonists who this trope in large quantity and who are often employed against him to stop him from killing them. Typically they underestimate Golgo as JustOneMan but regret that line of thinking as Golgo 13 is very capable of being a OneManArmy if he sets his mind to it.OneManArmy.



** This response is best illustrated in the very first story of the series "Operation Big Safe" in which a woman he has just slept with makes this mistake by trying to playfully creep up on him from behind.

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** This response though, while very useful at keeping him alive, has also gotten him into trouble. This is best illustrated in the very first story of the series "Operation Big Safe" in which a woman he has just slept with makes this mistake by trying to playfully creep up on him from behind.
26th Dec '16 8:05:10 PM Eniena
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* TheMafia: The story "Wiseguy" deconstructs the romanticized aspects of this trope. For example, [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's]] possible future in Congress is given a darker spin with the story's villain, a Congressman from a Mafia family who's taken gang warfare to a higher level thanks to government connections.

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* TheMafia: The story "Wiseguy" deconstructs the romanticized aspects of this trope. For example, [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone's]] possible future in Congress is given a darker spin with the story's villain, a Congressman from a Mafia family family, who's taken gang warfare to a higher level thanks to government connections.



* MetalDetectorCheckpoint: One episode had Golgo hired to eliminate a high-ranking associate of a major politician at a political rally, which required him to pass through a checkpoint. He arranged to get a pistol made entirely of plastic (the plastic firing pin was explicitly stated to only be strong enough to stand up to firing one shot, but Golgo only ''needed'' one shot), which he concealed in a balloon, and hid the bullet in his mouth, which caused the man with the metal detector wand to assume that it was giving a false positive off of some dental work.

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* MetalDetectorCheckpoint: One episode had "An Offering to God" sees Golgo hired to eliminate a high-ranking associate of a major politician at a political rally, which rally. This required him to pass through a checkpoint. He arranged arranges to get a pistol made entirely of plastic (the plastic firing pin was explicitly stated to only be strong enough to stand up to firing one shot, but Golgo only ''needed'' one shot), which he concealed in a balloon, and hid the bullet in his mouth, which caused the man with the metal detector wand to assume that it was giving a false positive off of some dental work.


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* Mooks: Golgo's had to sometimes contend with antagonists who this trope in large quantity and who are often employed against him to stop him from killing them. Typically they underestimate Golgo as JustOneMan but regret that line of thinking as Golgo 13 is very capable of being a OneManArmy if he sets his mind to it.
** A very good example of trope is found in the story "End of the Century Hollywood". In it Golgo is assigned to eliminate whoever is trying to kill Lee: the star of an Asian film being made in America. He discovers that the attacks are being orchestrated by the head of American Company who believes that the Hong Kong film industry is eroding the American film industry and that the success of Lee's film will result in his company being bankrupted if it becomes a success. Despite using his influence to acquire a plethora of highly trained Defense Intelligence Agency soldiers to kill Lee, Golgo routs them all single-highhandedly and kills the executive all in the span of a single night.
26th Dec '16 7:25:32 PM Eniena
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* HistoricalInJoke: See above.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: As mentioned before, Golgo has had many meetings with famous real-life characters who not only have played a big role in history but have sometimes employed his services. One of the most notable has been Nelson Mandela in "Power to the People". As mentioned, Golgo both shared a cell with Mandela and who hired him to help deal with ethnic supremacists who seek to undermine his government.
* HistoricalInJoke: See above.The example above is a good showcasing of how Golgo 13 has played a fiction-based role in helping important historical moments unfold.
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