History Manga / Gunnm

6th Feb '18 6:54:55 AM tigerstar
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* HappyRain: The conclusion of volume 6 has Alita and Figure saved from death by dehydration/overheating in the desert by a miraculous rain... [[RainOfSomethingUnusual that also contains ''fish!'']]
3rd Feb '18 2:45:12 PM Discar
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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Space Angels]] have nowhere near the budget that'd be realistically required to maintain a competitive Z.O.T.T. team. Justified in that Alita and the twins are basically Desty Nova's guinea pigs, and the guy can apparently ''create'' whatever he needs; he built Deckman 100 specifically to maintain Alita's body indefinitely, needing nothing save electricity(although enough to cause the occasional BigBlackout). Sechs on his part effectively hired Yani on credit, and the latter agreed mainly for the same reason as Nova he needed someone to test his newest iteration of a Fizziroy body - but is on board hoping for expat citizenship in the Space Angels' new polity, which will enable him to actually ''[[DigitalPiracyIsOkay market]]'' Fizziroy technology, as [[ScrewedByTheLawyers LADDER controls the copyright]] despite it being his design. Still, they mainly plodder through on credit, donations and Holy Ghost, with only the promise of a prize to back it. At least Zazie is officially "on the loan" from the Martian Kingdom army, which makes them a kind of semi-official Mars entrant, but given that TheKingdom is [[PerpetualPoverty just as poor]], it doesn't help much.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Space Angels]] have nowhere near the budget that'd be realistically required to maintain a competitive Z.O.T.T. team. Justified in that Alita and the twins are basically Desty Nova's guinea pigs, and the guy can apparently ''create'' whatever he needs; he built Deckman 100 specifically to maintain Alita's body indefinitely, needing nothing save electricity(although enough to cause the occasional BigBlackout). Sechs on his part effectively hired Yani on credit, and the latter agreed mainly for the same reason as Nova he needed someone to test his newest iteration of a Fizziroy body - but is on board hoping for expat citizenship in the Space Angels' new polity, which will enable him to actually ''[[DigitalPiracyIsOkay market]]'' Fizziroy technology, as [[ScrewedByTheLawyers LADDER controls the copyright]] despite it being his design. Still, they mainly plodder through on credit, donations and Holy Ghost, with only the promise of a prize to back it. At least Zazie is officially "on the loan" from the Martian Kingdom army, which makes them a kind of semi-official Mars entrant, but given that TheKingdom the kingdom is [[PerpetualPoverty just as poor]], it doesn't help much.
26th Jan '18 12:55:40 PM Kalaong
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Adult Tiphareans who discover the secret of Tiphares ([[spoiler:[[BrainUploading your brain is replaced with a chip]] when you come of age]]) ''never'' keep their sanity. [[spoiler:Ido hangs on long enough to beg Nova to give him LaserGuidedAmnesia of his life on the surface. The TUNED director sliced open his head to see if it was true, becoming a TalkativeLoon upon discovering it was. ''Alita herself'' lasts only ''minutes'' before the horror of it causes her [[{{Nanomachines}} Imaginos 2.0]] body to self-destruct]]. Nova is actually the exception that proves the rule; this discovery is what drove him so cheerfully insane, which was exacerbated by the ''other'' mind-shattering secret of his origins; [[spoiler:he was a DesignerBaby ''specifically'' designed with the knowledge that he'd be smart enough to figure both secrets out. Of the 400 created, 360 went berserk in Tiphares itself and were executed by the Medical Inspection Bureau, 36 escaped and died on Earth's surface, and the first to make it back into space killed ''millions'' of people just to prove to himself that he was capable of disobeying his creators]].

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Adult Tiphareans who discover the secret of Tiphares ([[spoiler:[[BrainUploading your brain is replaced with a chip]] when you come of age]]) ''never'' keep their sanity. [[spoiler:Ido hangs on long enough to beg Nova to give him LaserGuidedAmnesia of his life on the surface. The TUNED director sliced open his head to see if it was true, becoming a TalkativeLoon upon discovering it was. ''Alita herself'' lasts only ''minutes'' before the horror of it causes her [[{{Nanomachines}} Imaginos 2.0]] body to self-destruct]]. Nova is actually the exception that proves the rule; this discovery is what drove him so cheerfully insane, which was exacerbated by the ''other'' mind-shattering secret of his origins; [[spoiler:he was a DesignerBaby ''specifically'' designed with the knowledge that he'd to be smart enough to figure discover both secrets out.secrets. Of the 400 created, 360 went berserk in Tiphares itself and were executed by the Medical Inspection Bureau, 36 escaped and died on Earth's surface, and the first to make it back into space killed ''millions'' of people just to prove to himself that he was capable of disobeying his creators]].
26th Jan '18 12:53:19 PM Kalaong
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* DesignerBabies : Everyone in Tiphares is one, and born in {{Uterine Replicator}}s. [[spoiler:Desty Nova and Jim Roscoe]] are the result of the Genetic Engineering Nurtured Enhanced-intelligence ([[FunWithAcronyms G.E.N.E.]]) Project: an experiment in breeding superhuman intellect in an isolated environment - [[spoiler:''Tiphares''. 400 were created in Tiphares, no differently from any of its other citizens. 360 went insane in Tiphares itself, being smart enough to figure out both the project and how Tipharean brains are replaced with chips - just like Roscoe. 40 escaped to the surface - and 36 died there. Four of them - among them Desty Nova in Phase 13 of ''Last Order'' - managed to ascend the orbital elevator to Ketheres... where Aga Mbadi killed them, and implanted their brain chips in his own brain to enhance his own intellect. Nova was diabolical enough to resist this assimilation... and joined Mbadi in his experiments]].

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* DesignerBabies : Everyone in Tiphares is one, and born in {{Uterine Replicator}}s. [[spoiler:Desty Nova and Jim Roscoe]] are the result of the Genetic Engineering Nurtured Enhanced-intelligence ([[FunWithAcronyms G.E.N.E.]]) Project: an experiment in breeding superhuman intellect in an isolated environment - [[spoiler:''Tiphares''. 400 were created in Tiphares, no differently from any of its other citizens. 360 went insane in Tiphares itself, being if not because they're smart enough to figure out both the project and how that Tipharean brains are replaced with chips at 18, then because they discover their artificial origins - just like this is what broke Roscoe. 40 escaped to the surface - and 36 died there. Four of them - among them Desty Nova in Phase 13 of ''Last Order'' - managed to ascend the orbital elevator to Ketheres... where Aga Mbadi killed them, and implanted their brain chips in his own brain to enhance his own intellect. Nova was diabolical enough to resist this assimilation... and joined Mbadi in his experiments]].
5th Jan '18 8:14:51 AM tigerstar
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* ThisMeansWarpaint: Alita runs streaks of tar under her eyes before her confrontation with Makaku. The streaks become an iconic part of her look in later volumes of the manga, to the point that they are added as permanent marks on her face from her Motor Ball body onwards.



** Newer chapters revealed, it's a group of martian extremists who thought the concept of national socialism appealing and created a hoax about having found the remains of a nazi UFO on Mars to claim the right of owning it.

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** Newer chapters revealed, it's a group of martian extremists who thought the concept of national socialism appealing and created a hoax about having found the remains of a nazi Nazi UFO on Mars to claim the right of owning it.
16th Dec '17 1:30:30 PM nombretomado
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* BenevolentAI: Surprizingly for such a dark story, there's not just one, but actually ''two'' of them: [[spoiler:the Earth Sphere's Melchisedek, in the form and personality of Arthur Farrel, and the Jovian Zeus, both roughly on the level of TheCulture's Minds]], and in the ''Last Order'' they join forces to guide and guard the humanity [[TheManBehindTheMan from the shadows]], through their agent, [[TitleDrop The Last Order]].[[note]]That is, [[TheHero Alita]].[[/note]]

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* BenevolentAI: Surprizingly for such a dark story, there's not just one, but actually ''two'' of them: [[spoiler:the Earth Sphere's Melchisedek, in the form and personality of Arthur Farrel, and the Jovian Zeus, both roughly on the level of TheCulture's Literature/TheCulture's Minds]], and in the ''Last Order'' they join forces to guide and guard the humanity [[TheManBehindTheMan from the shadows]], through their agent, [[TitleDrop The Last Order]].[[note]]That is, [[TheHero Alita]].[[/note]]
14th Dec '17 7:39:13 AM Khathi
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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, which revisits the same first volumes of the manga as the [=OVAs=], is finally out of DevelopmentHell, with an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar announced to play the lead in May 2016, and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017.]] It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.

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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, which revisits the same first two volumes of the manga as the [=OVAs=], [=OVAs=],[[note]]Or four, including the Motorball arc, according to the other sources[[/note]] is finally out of DevelopmentHell, with an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar announced to play the lead in May 2016, and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017.]] It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.
11th Dec '17 1:24:09 PM WillKeaton
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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, which revisits the same first volumes of the manga as the [=OVAs=], is finally out of DevelopmentHell, with an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar announced to play the lead in May 2016, and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017]]. It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.

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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, which revisits the same first volumes of the manga as the [=OVAs=], is finally out of DevelopmentHell, with an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar announced to play the lead in May 2016, and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017]]. 2017.]] It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.
10th Dec '17 1:52:03 PM Smeagol17
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* LiveActionAdaptation: As of 2010 ''still'' in DevelopmentHell, mostly due to Creator/JamesCameron's various other projects.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: As of 2010 ''still'' in DevelopmentHell, mostly due to Creator/JamesCameron's various other projects.Film/AlitaBattleAngel
9th Dec '17 6:44:31 AM Khathi
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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez is finally out of DevelopmentHell, and in May 2016 an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar was announced to play the lead and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017]]. It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.

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In 1993, an anime OVA was released based on the first two volumes of the manga (it was later released in the United States by ADV Films under the name ''Battle Angel''). There are no plans to continue animated adaptations, but a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action version]] produced by ''Film/TheTerminator'' director Creator/JamesCameron and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez, which revisits the same first volumes of the manga as the [=OVAs=], is finally out of DevelopmentHell, and in May 2016 with an up-and-coming star Creator/RosaSalazar was announced to play the lead in May 2016, and [[https://youtu.be/aNroLlYlklQ a trailer finally released in December 2017]]. It is set for release on July 20, 2018. Thanks to Cameron grabbing the license, the OVA is no longer sold in the United States.
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