History Manga / GunsmithCats

12th Feb '17 6:38:07 PM Kalaong
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## It replicates the effects of ''three entirely distinct drugs'' - a small amount is a stimulant like cocaine, a larger amount is a euphoric similar to heroin, and the entire contents of a vial combines both with a powerful hallucinogenic effect similar to lysergic acid diethylamide. Grabb
## It puts users in a [[CharmPerson hypnotic state]], enabling them to be used as catspaws. She gets a ''lot'' of mileage out of this, tearing through the few rivals she can't buy out by simply subverting their forces. [[spoiler:One person she suborns such is ''Rally's father.'']]
## It has ''very'' low toxicity and no real side effects aside from the mind control thing, as in ''no-one'' in-story - even in the background - ever overdoses on it. The {{Functional Addict}}s buy and buy and buy, and the dealers can actually make them ''work harder to afford more drugs.'' [[spoiler:This eventually gives Goldie VetinariJobSecurity once she abandons her obsession with Rally, as the city can either have Kerasine addicts and her as its sole overboss or their previous morass of crackheads and the constant war between the gangs and numerous crime syndicates]].

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## It replicates the effects of ''three entirely distinct drugs'' - a small amount is a stimulant like cocaine, a larger amount is a euphoric similar to heroin, and the entire contents of a vial combines both with a powerful hallucinogenic effect similar to lysergic acid diethylamide. Grabb
She thus takes customers from three existing groups and ''keeps'' them, especially as...
## It has ''very'' low toxicity, as in ''no-one'' in-story - even in the background - ever overdoses on it. The resulting {{Functional Addict}}s buy and buy and buy, and the dealers can actually make them ''work harder to afford more drugs.'' [[spoiler:This eventually gives Goldie VetinariJobSecurity once she abandons her obsession with Rally, as the city can either have Kerasine addicts and her as its sole overboss or their previous morass of crackheads and the constant war between the gangs and numerous crime syndicates]].
## It does have one exactly one downside;
It puts users in a [[CharmPerson hypnotic state]], enabling them to be used as catspaws. She gets a ''lot'' of mileage out of this, tearing through the few rivals she can't buy out by simply subverting their forces. [[spoiler:One person she suborns such is ''Rally's father.'']]
## It has ''very'' low toxicity and no real side effects aside from the mind control thing, as in ''no-one'' in-story - even in the background - ever overdoses on it. The {{Functional Addict}}s buy and buy and buy, and the dealers can actually make them ''work harder to afford more drugs.'' [[spoiler:This eventually gives Goldie VetinariJobSecurity once she abandons her obsession with Rally, as the city can either have Kerasine addicts and her as
'']] This doesn't diminish its sole overboss customer base, as junkies aren't exactly rational or their previous morass of crackheads and the constant war between the gangs and numerous crime syndicates]].forward-thinking.



* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Averted for the same reason as above. Instead, the author goes to great extent to point out the internal damage bullets can do even with armor.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Averted for the same reason as above. Instead, the author goes to great extent to point out the internal damage bullets can do even with armor. A close-range shotgun blast leaves Bean helpless despite his armor, as it was basically like taking a sledgehammer to the torso.



* {{Courier}} Bean "Road Buster" Bandit is the best driver around - whether it's a delivery or a getaway you need. [[spoiler: Rally getting him to stop doing drug runs is a major plot point. He even seems happy about it.]]

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* {{Courier}} {{Courier}}: Bean "Road Buster" Bandit is the best driver around - whether it's a delivery or a getaway you need. [[spoiler: Rally getting him to stop doing drug runs is a major plot point. He even seems happy about it.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Misty towards the end of Burst. She decides to associate herself with Goldie and become her [[ReplacementLoveInterest lover]]. Debatable because it's never explicitly stated whether its her own volition or the effects of brainwashing]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Misty towards the end of Burst. She decides to associate herself with Goldie and become her [[ReplacementLoveInterest lover]]. Debatable lover]], because it's never explicitly stated whether its her own volition or the effects both of brainwashing]].them want a ReplacementGoldfish for Rally]].



* FriendOnTheForce: Roy Coleman.

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* FriendOnTheForce: Roy Coleman. A good examination in that the relationship gets him into ''lots'' of trouble despite Rally's most honest efforts; hanging around a trouble magnet isn't really good for one's career, and he ultimately ends up transferring away from Chicago due to the damage to his reputation.



* LovelyAngels

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* LovelyAngelsLovelyAngels: A strange example, in that Rally is the clear-headed, celibate one despite being, better built, a year older and a ''far'' better combatant, and May is the irresponsible sex kitten who often has to be rescued despite being a MadBomber who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like a pre-teen]].



* PsychoLesbian: Goldie again.

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* PsychoLesbian: Goldie again.Defied in that both Rally and Misty are rational and empathetic lesbians - though Rally is celibate and both find Bean rather attractive. A big fat example is Goldie, who is a stone cold killer with [[{{Lolicon}} short eyes]] and a harem she's gathered through brainwashing drugs.
12th Feb '17 6:18:36 PM Kalaong
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: A key element of Goldie Musou's plot arc is her basically being the Einstein of pharmaceuticals, having created the recreational chemical equivalent of the atomic bomb; "Kerasonin Citrasine" AKA "Kerasine" is basically an excuse for one woman to come out of absolutely nowhere to dominate organized crime in Chicago;
## It's as cheap to make as methamphetamines - though possibly requiring expensive equipment as Bean is sent halfway across the country to New York for a shipment - so Goldie can outbid all her rivals.
## Goldie expects her rivals to take at least five years to reverse engineer it, making it basically a license to print money.
## It replicates the effects of ''three entirely distinct drugs'' - a small amount is a stimulant like cocaine, a larger amount is a euphoric similar to heroin, and the entire contents of a vial combines both with a powerful hallucinogenic effect similar to lysergic acid diethylamide. Grabb
## It puts users in a [[CharmPerson hypnotic state]], enabling them to be used as catspaws. She gets a ''lot'' of mileage out of this, tearing through the few rivals she can't buy out by simply subverting their forces. [[spoiler:One person she suborns such is ''Rally's father.'']]
## It has ''very'' low toxicity and no real side effects aside from the mind control thing, as in ''no-one'' in-story - even in the background - ever overdoses on it. The {{Functional Addict}}s buy and buy and buy, and the dealers can actually make them ''work harder to afford more drugs.'' [[spoiler:This eventually gives Goldie VetinariJobSecurity once she abandons her obsession with Rally, as the city can either have Kerasine addicts and her as its sole overboss or their previous morass of crackheads and the constant war between the gangs and numerous crime syndicates]].



-->'''Mook #1''': What kind of a psycho uses a weapon you have to recover every time you use it?
-->'''Mook #2''': [[TemptingFate Shut up, she'll hear you!]]

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-->'''Mook #1''': What kind of a psycho uses a weapon you have to recover every time you use it?
-->'''Mook
it?\\
'''Mook
#2''': [[TemptingFate Shut up, she'll hear you!]]



* VetinariJobSecurity: [[spoiler:Goldie is allowed to get away with her crimes and get a happy ending with a brainwashed Misty because she is necessary to keep the Chicago underworld under control. Well, that and remembering how Rally shot her in the head multiple times for being a psychotic bitch persuaded her to tone down the [[KickTheDog puppy-kicking]] or Rally might keep it up until she actually ''dies.'' It's also possible that the brain damage caused by Rally's bullets may have resulted in an actual personality shift, as Goldie seems much less psychotic afterwards.]]

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* VetinariJobSecurity: [[spoiler:Goldie is allowed to get away with her crimes and get a happy ending with a brainwashed Misty because she is ends up necessary to keep the Chicago underworld under control.control; she ''beat'' all her rivals, and now controls the drug trade in a [[FunctionalAddict non-lethal, non-debilitating product]] - meaning eliminating her would bring back the bad old days of gang wars and strung-out junkies. Well, that and remembering how Rally shot her in the head multiple times for being a psychotic bitch persuaded her to tone down the [[KickTheDog puppy-kicking]] or Rally might keep it up until she actually ''dies.'' It's also possible that the brain damage caused by Rally's bullets may have resulted in an actual personality shift, as Goldie seems much less psychotic afterwards.]]
29th Jan '17 11:19:45 PM gjjones
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* TooDumbToLive: The housebreakers who try to enter Gunsmith Cats when May and Rally are armed with their weapons.
29th Jan '17 9:05:43 PM Tailikku
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* PsychoShowerMurderParody: What happens to Washington when Radinov finds him.



** Radinov tending to her wounds in her safe house bathroom is similar to the self surgery scene from ''Film/TheTerminator'', right down her wearing the same outfit, having a bandage on the right hand, and the soundtrack sounding eerily similar to that of the movie

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** Radinov tending to her wounds in her safe house bathroom is similar to the self surgery scene from ''Film/TheTerminator'', right down her wearing the same outfit, having a bandage on the right hand, and the soundtrack sounding eerily similar to that of the movie movie.
*** In the scene where she kills Washington, he is found in the bathroom, with the soundtrack incorporating PsychoStrings [[Film/Psycho as she stabs him.]]
18th Jan '17 1:21:10 AM DustSnitch
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* BadAss: Bean, who casually shrugs off stungun shocks, gunfire, and [[BallsOfSteel punches to the junk]]. Ow.
** To a much lesser extent, Riff-Raff. Bean specifically said one of her punches hurt more than the stungun.
16th Oct '16 11:51:07 PM gjjones
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* GenderBlenderName: Irene "Rally" Vincent. Rally says she picked the name so nobody would know they were hiring a female bounty hunter. She might want to return to Irene now that she's an established hunter, but people ''respect'' Rally Vincent, and she doesn't want to lose the reputation. WordOfGod is that her pseudonym was supposed to be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Larry"]] - not merely androgynous but outright masculine. "Rally" came from the difficulty in translating "L" and "R" sounds from Japanese.

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* GenderBlenderName: Irene "Rally" Vincent. Rally says she picked the name so nobody would know they were hiring a female bounty hunter. She might want to return to Irene now that she's an established hunter, but people ''respect'' Rally Vincent, and she doesn't want to lose the reputation. WordOfGod is [[WordOfGod Kenichi Sonoda]] revealed that her pseudonym was supposed to be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Larry"]] - not merely androgynous but outright masculine. "Rally" came from the difficulty in translating "L" and "R" sounds from Japanese.



* ImprobablyCoolCar: A Shelby [=GT500=] is very rare and expensive car for a teenage orphan to own. WordOfGod stated that Sonoda chose it solely on the basis of its specifications without considering how rare it was. Note that after the Shelby gets destroyed in ''Burst'' Rally can't get another one and replaces it with a much more realistic Mustang II Cobra. Still a collectible muscle car but not a certified exotic. Even before that point Rally had been running out of replacement parts for the Shelby, getting forced to use parts designed for other cars in repairs whenever the Shelby got damaged.

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* ImprobablyCoolCar: A Shelby [=GT500=] is very rare and expensive car for a teenage orphan to own. WordOfGod stated that Sonoda said that he chose it solely on the basis of its specifications without considering how rare it was. Note that after the Shelby gets destroyed in ''Burst'' Rally can't get another one and replaces it with a much more realistic Mustang II Cobra. Still a collectible muscle car but not a certified exotic. Even before that point Rally had been running out of replacement parts for the Shelby, getting forced to use parts designed for other cars in repairs whenever the Shelby got damaged.



* SkinshipGrope: Vol. 1 features an opening scene where Minnie-May gropes Rally after her regular target practice while commenting on how stiff her nipples were. Rally returns the favor after Minnie May lets one of her custom-made grenades fly and take out Bonnie's car. She even comments on how they feel like "tiny pebbles".

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* SkinshipGrope: Vol. 1 features an opening scene where In chapter 1, Minnie-May gropes Rally after her regular target practice while commenting on how stiff her nipples were. Rally returns the favor after Minnie May lets one of her custom-made grenades fly and take out Bonnie's car. She even comments on how they feel like "tiny pebbles".



** WordOfGod is that she was supposed to be Irene "Larry" Vincent, but it got scrambled in translation due to the interchangeability of Ls and Rs in Japanese.

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** WordOfGod is that [[WordOfGod Kenichi Sonoda]] confirmed she was supposed to be Irene "Larry" Vincent, but it got scrambled in translation due to the interchangeability of Ls and Rs in Japanese.


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* TooDumbToLive: The housebreakers who try to enter Gunsmith Cats when May and Rally are armed with their weapons.
15th Sep '16 7:09:59 PM SAMAS
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* RaceLift: Rally in ''Riding Bean'' was a blonde, while in this series she's AmbiguouslyBrown. Later revealed to have an Indian or Pakistani father.
23rd Aug '16 1:35:43 AM gjjones
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* OhCrap: Several housebreakers get this look when they realize that Rally and May are about to use their weapons on them for trespassing on their property.
28th Jul '16 2:11:25 PM Ohio9
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* WeaponOfChoice: Though she uses many different guns, Rally's primary weapon is a CZ 75 9mm pistol.
19th Jul '16 3:29:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Most of Rally's enemies, almost to the point of a spectacularly dark RunningGag. In the case of Goldie it almost reaches the level of clairvoyance, cementing her KnightOfCerebus status.
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