History Manga / Guyver

11th Jun '18 11:58:18 PM SeptimusHeap
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** BrokenAce: He's so determined and cold hearted that he comes off as worse than Chronos. The 2005 anime also showed how he's probably in a lot of emotional turmoil.


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* BrokenAce: He's so determined and cold hearted that he comes off as worse than Chronos. The 2005 anime also showed how he's probably in a lot of emotional turmoil.
8th Jun '18 2:06:47 AM Ramidel
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* DeathIsCheap: A lot of characters get killed a lot, but given the level of biotech in this anime, it's really hard to make that stick. Even completely insane deaths have been survived, with major characters back FromASingleCell.



** Subverted with the Enzyme III type. They are categorized as Zoanoids yet whenever they fight a basic Guyver they come very close to killing that character.
2nd Jun '18 10:55:20 PM Ramidel
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* HomoeroticSubtext: Sho and Tetsuro's hugging and handholding are so obvious that even Mitsuki [[LampshadeHanging comments on it]].
2nd Jun '18 10:31:24 PM Ramidel
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: An aversion at Relic Point. When Sho and Agito are infiltrating a checkpoint with a box on a trundlecart, they have all the paperwork, but the guards at the checkpoint insist on following procedure and searching the box, and they only wave them through under "orders from downstairs" arranged by the Guyvers' allies. The guards don't specifically comment on the fact that the box has air holes despite allegedly containing radioactive material, but they don't believe the story either - they think Sho and Agito are sneaking a woman in. (Which they are, actually.) These are some unusually savvy security.
* HandCannon: Masaki's Zoanoid Buster Custom certainly qualifies.
** Also the Unit-Remover which certainly can't kill anyone, but is certainly much more deadly than any machine gun to a Guyver. Oh, yeah, and its like eight feet long, at least!



* HandCannon: Masaki's Zoanoid Buster Custom certainly qualifies.
** Also the Unit-Remover which certainly can't kill anyone, but is certainly much more deadly than any machine gun to a Guyver. Oh, yeah, and its like eight feet long, at least!

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* HandCannon: Masaki's Zoanoid Buster Custom certainly qualifies.
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RightForTheWrongReasons: When Sho and Agito are infiltrating Relic Point disguised as regular soldiers, the Unit-Remover which certainly can't kill anyone, but is certainly much more deadly than any machine gun to a Guyver. Oh, yeah, checkpoint guards actually do their jobs and its like eight feet long, at least!demand that they open up the box they're pulling, and they suggest that the duo are smuggling a woman in. As it turns out, that's exactly what they're doing - Mizuki's in the box.
2nd Jun '18 10:14:07 PM Ramidel
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* ShootTheDog: Killing civilians who have been optimized into Zoanoids. They can't return to their human forms, so the only thing to do is to put them down. Even so, Sho WouldNotShootACivilian and refuses to kill them at first, especially [[spoiler: his father]]. When he has to deal with the latter spoiler, his Guyver is forced into HeroicSafeMode by [[spoiler: Sho's own brain death]], while when Sho walks into a town that's been optimized and the people start transforming, the ruthless AntiHero Agito has no compunctions about doing what must be done.
11th Jan '18 12:44:26 AM nero666
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** Sean Barker, played by JackArmstrong, gets another in the first live action film when [[spoiler: he thinks he kills Mizky, whom Weber, the one he was ''actually'' trying to kill, was holding.]]

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** Sean Barker, played by JackArmstrong, Jack Armstrong, gets another in the first live action film when [[spoiler: he thinks he kills Mizky, whom Weber, the one he was ''actually'' trying to kill, was holding.]]
24th Dec '17 10:01:37 PM Ramidel
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* TragicMonster: The Lost Number in the first volume/episode. He's not a bad guy, but he's a badly incomplete Zoanoid who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants his human body back]] and kills a couple of people because he's desperate, in constant pain and not fully in control of himself.
25th Oct '17 12:24:13 PM RedScharlach
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* ButtMonkey: Sho seems a pretty good victim of this. Aptom was this from book 9 to book 25, since he can lose limbs and regrow them quickly. If there's one for Team Five its Thancrus: no matter the adapation he ALWAYS dies first and with little screentime.

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* ButtMonkey: Sho seems a pretty good victim of this. Aptom was this from book 9 to book 25, since he can lose limbs and regrow them quickly. If there's one for Team Five its it's Thancrus: no matter whatever the adapation adaptation, he ALWAYS dies first and with little screentime.



* ChestBlaster: The Mega Smasher, the most powerful weapon in the Guyver's arsenal. Purgstall shoots a thick bolt from his chest. Some Zoanoids have chest-mounted weapons as well, but one nameless Hyper-Zoanoid in one of the later volumes took it to its ridiculous extreme: it's ''entire torso'' is one huge blasting crystal.

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* ChestBlaster: The Mega Smasher, the most powerful weapon in the Guyver's arsenal. Purgstall shoots a thick bolt from his chest. Some Zoanoids have chest-mounted weapons as well, but one nameless Hyper-Zoanoid in one of the later volumes took it to its a ridiculous extreme: it's its ''entire torso'' is one huge blasting crystal.



** It's implied in the manga that the control metal becomes the Guyver user's "Brain" otherwise it would be impossible for the Guyver to function with the top of it's head blown off or regenerate from a few scrapings with the hosts memories intact. Since the host becomes a new creature while bonded with the Guyver then it's not cloning so much as regeneration and reversion. Instead of the original Sho dissolving when the control metal is removed, Sho's consciousness resides in the control metal and Guyver body itself is just a construct (which happens to contain a duplicate of the host's mind)This means that the Sho running around right now is still Sho.

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** It's implied in the manga that the control metal becomes the Guyver user's "Brain" otherwise it would be impossible for the Guyver to function with the top of it's its head blown off or regenerate from a few scrapings with the hosts memories intact. Since the host becomes a new creature while bonded with the Guyver then it's not cloning so much as regeneration and reversion. Instead of the original Sho dissolving when the control metal is removed, Sho's consciousness resides in the control metal and the Guyver body itself is just a construct (which happens to contain a duplicate of the host's mind)This mind). This means that the Sho running around right now is still Sho.



** In other series like Kamen Rider or Ultraman, the hero can fight off all of the bad guys and defeat the evil organization by himself. Here it's shown clearly that despite the power of the Guyver, Sho is still just one guy against a world spanning organization with ties to big business and the government and there's really no way he destroy an organization that big alone.

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** In other series like Kamen Rider or Ultraman, the hero can fight off all of the bad guys and defeat the evil organization by himself. Here it's shown clearly that despite the power of the Guyver, Sho is still just one guy against a world spanning world-spanning organization with ties to big business and the government and there's really no way he destroy an organization that big alone.



** So you think that after taking a super weapon from an organization bent on taking over the world that said organization would keep the conflict between you and them (and possibly include your loved ones)? [[RealityEnsues Get real!]] Said evil organization is going to spend it's resources hunting you down and doing whatever it takes to get you including attacking your school, home and turning your town into a war zone.

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** So you think that after taking a super weapon from an organization bent on taking over the world that said organization would keep the conflict between you and them (and possibly include your loved ones)? [[RealityEnsues Get real!]] Said evil organization is going to spend it's its resources hunting you down and doing whatever it takes to get you including attacking your school, home and turning your town into a war zone.



* ElementalPowers: A number of characters have these. Zoalord Purgstall has lightning, three guess what Bio-Freezer can do, it's a stretch but some could consider Guyot's gravity powers elemental, some speculate another Zoalord control fire but has yet to fight.

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* ElementalPowers: A number of characters have these. Zoalord Purgstall has lightning, three guess what Bio-Freezer can do, it's a stretch but some could consider Guyot's gravity powers elemental, and some speculate that another Zoalord can control fire but has yet to fight.



* FanService: For much of the series it is not odd to see men, usually handsome or bishouen ones naked. Worst offenders: Murakami, Archanfel, and the king, Aptom. However with lady Guyver II there has been some for the heterosexual male/lesbian readers, yay!

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* FanService: For much of the series it is not odd to see men, usually handsome or bishouen bishonen ones naked. Worst offenders: Murakami, Archanfel, and the king, Aptom. However with lady Guyver II there has been some for the heterosexual male/lesbian readers, yay!



* ForScience: While the creator's goal was always to produce the best and most effective weapon using their technology and almost certainly followed procedure and recorded the data, it's all but stated that the creator's bonded a guyver unit to a human because [[TooDumbToLive they just wanted to see what happened]].

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* ForScience: While the creator's Creators' goal was always to produce the best and most effective weapon using their technology and almost certainly followed procedure and recorded the data, it's all but stated that the creator's Creators bonded a guyver unit to a human because [[TooDumbToLive they just wanted to see what happened]].



** The worst part for the Creators is that the bio-booster itself is not necessarily designed or meant for combat, being more of an all purpose spacesuit. Humans are just ''that'' good at killing that bonding one with it creates an unstoppable death machine.

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** The worst part for the Creators is that the bio-booster itself is not necessarily designed or meant for combat, being more of an all purpose all-purpose spacesuit. Humans are just ''that'' good at killing that bonding one with it creates an unstoppable death machine.



** It's implied that some of the powers that are used and sometimes just stubled upon are the result of the control metal communicating with it's host subconsciously. After all, even if the host doesn't know what powers they have, the control metal sure as hell does.

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** It's implied that some of the powers that are used and sometimes just stubled upon are the result of the control metal communicating with it's its host subconsciously. After all, even if the host doesn't know what powers they have, the control metal sure as hell does.



* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: Waferdanos and Li Yentsui partially pull this. They give everything they have to 1)get their mentor Dr. Barcus out of the soon to explode Arizona base, 2)with the control orbs to an old Creator ship that Agito wants 3)leave Agito behind to die in the base. For all they give they only complete the first one and just barely then, for Agito shoots Barcus in the back several times and severly hospitalizes him. Considering the Zoalords were very passionate, and Agito a possible villain/extreme anti-hero it isn't too hard to see those two as heroic.]]

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* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: Waferdanos and Li Yentsui partially pull this. They give everything they have to 1)get 1) get their mentor Dr. Barcus out of the soon to explode Arizona base, 2)with 2) get the control orbs to an old Creator ship that Agito wants 3)leave 3) leave Agito behind to die in the base. For all they give give, they only complete the first one and just barely then, for Agito shoots Barcus in the back several times and severly severely hospitalizes him. Considering the Zoalords were very passionate, and Agito a possible villain/extreme anti-hero it isn't too hard to see those two as heroic.]]



* WeaponWieldsYou: It's largely indicated that the Guyver units affect the host's mind causing them to fight and kill with a greater, more vicious brutality. This is a large plot point of the second live action film when, with no Zoanoids around to kill the Guyver has taken to hunting down and slaughtering regular human criminals with the same savagery it used on the powerful genetic mutations to the point that Shawn no longer feels he's in control and tries to get rid of the armour.

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* WeaponWieldsYou: It's largely indicated that the Guyver units affect the host's mind mind, causing them to fight and kill with a greater, more vicious brutality. This is a large plot point of the second live action film when, with no Zoanoids around to kill the Guyver has taken to hunting down and slaughtering regular human criminals with the same savagery it used on the powerful genetic mutations to the point that Shawn no longer feels he's in control and tries to get rid of the armour.
16th Oct '17 2:26:04 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ActionGirl: After some 16 books there's finally a female...SOMETHING. Shizu becomes Griselda, a female Proto-Zoalord/Lost Number/something different. Though she's more of a support unit she can certainly mow down mooks pretty well.

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* ActionGirl: ActionGirl:
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After some 16 books there's finally a female...SOMETHING. Shizu becomes Griselda, a female Proto-Zoalord/Lost Number/something different. Though she's more of a support unit she can certainly mow down mooks pretty well.
25th Sep '17 5:50:22 AM markband
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* Deconstruction: The series is essentially a deconstruction of the HenshinHero and Sentai series that became popular in Japan. The Author essentially shows just what would happen in real life if a normal kid got a powerful transforming armor and had to fight an evil organization bent on world domination.

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* Deconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: The series is essentially a deconstruction of the HenshinHero and Sentai series that became popular in Japan. The Author essentially shows just what would happen in real life if a normal kid got a powerful transforming armor and had to fight an evil organization bent on world domination.
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