History Manga / Gunnm

12th Jul '17 1:11:29 AM Kalaong
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: ZigZagged in the Scrapyard. Violate any of the Factory's laws and that's it; the sentence is death. You get a bounty on your head - literally - and you become a lottery ticket for any Hunter-Warrior capable of killing you and hauling your head to the Factory for processing.
** Averted in that the severity of your crime determines the size of your bounty, so if you're too hard to kill to be worth the price the Factory will pay for your head, you can just ignore it. A ''lot'' of Alita's enemies fall in this category; superhuman mass murderers who've walked free for ''years'' because no-one could stop them despite their sky-high bounties.
** Played straight if you violate either of the two ''big'' laws; possession of aircraft or firearms. Then the Factory will send the equivalent of ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' CityGuards after you, and they've ''never'' failed to kill their target within the ''hour.''
2nd Jun '17 10:25:20 AM Smeagol17
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** She gets plenty moments of awesome in all her appearance, but it shows the most during the final with Space Karate Team. Let's do a listing here: First, she brought enough weapon and ammo to fill an entire room (but is not allowed to bring most of them in due to the weight restriction). She still looks like a walking armory entering the match. During the match, she effectively use a combination of pistols, grenades and a few [[AwesomeYetPractical exotic weaponry]]: An Assault Rifle / Grenade Launcher / Shotgun [[SwissArmyWeapon combination gun]], and a Metal Storm - like [[MoreDakka stacked projectile machine gun]]. However, the true aces up her sleeves are gradually revealed later. [[spoiler: The pair of arms that she is using since the beginning was just a pair of [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Exo-Arms]]. Her overcoat is actually a DeployableCover. She has three hovering bunker-buster missile hanging in the air from the match's beginning. Last but not least, the two [[HandCannon giant revolvers]] she has been carrying around shoot bullets made from [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Osmium]], which is the densest naturally occurring element. She ended up using all these to win the fight, with only one round left.]]

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** She gets plenty moments of awesome in all her appearance, but it shows the most during the final with Space Karate Team. Let's do a listing here: First, she brought enough weapon and ammo to fill an entire room (but is not allowed to bring most of them in due to the weight restriction). She still looks like a walking armory entering the match. During the match, she effectively use a combination of pistols, grenades and a few [[AwesomeYetPractical exotic weaponry]]: weapons: An Assault Rifle / Grenade Launcher / Shotgun [[SwissArmyWeapon combination gun]], and a Metal Storm - like [[MoreDakka stacked projectile machine gun]]. However, the true aces up her sleeves are gradually revealed later. [[spoiler: The pair of arms that she is using since the beginning was just a pair of [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Exo-Arms]]. Her overcoat is actually a DeployableCover. She has three hovering bunker-buster missile hanging in the air from the match's beginning. Last but not least, the two [[HandCannon giant revolvers]] she has been carrying around shoot bullets made from [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Osmium]], which is the densest naturally occurring element. She ended up using all these to win the fight, with only one round left.]]
28th May '17 7:47:33 AM dajjal
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Played mercylessly straight with Sara, probably the nicest character in the intire series.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Played mercylessly mercilessly straight with Sara, probably the nicest character in the intire entire series.
8th Mar '17 4:36:06 AM craigj
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** Ido shares an awful lot in common with a certain animated version of [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Dr. Egon Spengler]]...

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** Ido is based on the protagonist of Kishiro's one-shot doujinshi, ''Iron Fist'', itself an [[ShoutOut homage]] to the Music/{{Motorhead}} track of the same name. He also shares an awful lot in common with a certain animated version of [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Dr. Egon Spengler]]... But since the show was [[NoExportForYou never aired in]] Japan, that one may be a coincidence.
6th Mar '17 2:11:52 PM Wyldchyld
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* SiblingTeam: Subverted somewhat in that while Sechs, Elf, and Zwolf are android copies of Alita created from over a decade of data gathered on her brain patterns, behavior and fighting style, they all indeed tend to act like siblings. Especially between Alita and [[MiddleChildSyndrome Sechs]], with a healthy portion of SiblingYinYang thrown in for good measure, while the twins Elf and Zwolf both neatly fill the role of AnnoyingYoungerSibling with a healthy sprinkling of GenkiGirl and FetishFuel.

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* SiblingTeam: Subverted somewhat in that while Sechs, Elf, and Zwolf are android copies of Alita created from over a decade of data gathered on her brain patterns, behavior and fighting style, they all indeed tend to act like siblings. Especially between Alita and [[MiddleChildSyndrome Sechs]], with a healthy portion of SiblingYinYang thrown in for good measure, while the twins Elf and Zwolf both neatly fill the role of AnnoyingYoungerSibling with a healthy sprinkling of GenkiGirl and FetishFuel.GenkiGirl.
18th Feb '17 1:36:38 PM najhoant
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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Jupiter and Venus' respective seeded teams in the ZOTT engage in this. Hardly surprising, since they were designed specifically for the tournament.
** The Jupiterean team's first fighter, the Übernaut, is exactly 50 meters in diameter and weighs exactly 500 tons, placing it just at the size and weight limit. However, it has the abiliy to cover itself in a shell made of the ground it stands on. Because the size rules only apply ''upon entry'', it can grow as large as it needs to without breaking the rules.
** The Übernaut also fires a kind of gas that instantly crystalizes into a polymer cube. While the rules only allow for a certain volume of ammo to be brought into the arena, the polymer cubes can be recycled and fired again and can therefore be used as much as required.
** The Venusian team has a member called Arduinna, [[spoiler:who is only 50 cm long when entering the arena, but grows big enough to cover the arena in minutes, allowing it to grow that big without violating size regulations]].
** Another Venusian member, Bigorne, is able to quickly spawn and "fire" small, fish-like creatures that fly and explode very much like missiles. While the tournament only allows up to five sentient members per team, that rule doesn't apply to members spawned ''inside'' the arena.
19th Jan '17 4:17:39 AM DustSnitch
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* HumiliationConga: Alita's [[{{EstablishingCharacterMoment}} first encounter with Trinidad]] gets pretty painfull pretty fast. [[spoiler: First he casually pats her on the head like she's a first grader. Then he easily overpowers her, makes her KISS HIS FEET, snaps her in half, puts her into a block of plastic and finally flushes her out of the airlock like a piece of trash. Desty Nova also gets outwitted completely for the first time ever.]] So basically: [[{{Badass}} Don't mess with this guy!]]

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* HumiliationConga: Alita's [[{{EstablishingCharacterMoment}} first encounter with Trinidad]] gets pretty painfull pretty fast. [[spoiler: First he casually pats her on the head like she's a first grader. Then he easily overpowers her, makes her KISS HIS FEET, snaps her in half, puts her into a block of plastic and finally flushes her out of the airlock like a piece of trash. Desty Nova also gets outwitted completely for the first time ever.]] So basically: [[{{Badass}} Don't mess with this guy!]]guy!
20th Dec '16 12:49:42 PM Winter
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* FictionalSport: Motorball, a deadly race along hazard-filled tracks to carry a heavy ball across the finish line while other players try to take your head off.
24th Sep '16 5:12:56 PM najhoant
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Tiphares adults who discover the secret of Tiphares ([[spoiler:having your brain replaced with a chip]]) almost never keep their sanity.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Tiphares adults who discover the secret of Tiphares ([[spoiler:having your brain replaced with a chip]]) almost never keep their sanity.
10th Aug '16 6:55:33 PM Specialist290
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* GunsAreWorthless: Played straight and subverted. Alita defeats one of her biggest enemies with a small handgun and later uses guns to great effect. Last Order character Zazie, while good in unarmed combat, is at her best with her guns. However guns are also often useless. It seems to depend on the gun, ammo user and ''target'' - {{Hollywood Cyborg}}s are basically bipedal tanks.



* GunsAreWorthless: Played straight and subverted. Alita defeats one of her biggest enemies with a small handgun and later uses guns to great effect. Last Order character Zazie, while good in unarmed combat, is at her best with her guns. However guns are also often useless. It seems to depend on the gun, ammo user and ''target'' - {{Hollywood Cyborg}}s are basically bipedal tanks.
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