History Manga / KingOfThorn

27th Jun '17 11:11:17 PM Max96
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''King of Thorn'' is a short, [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SurvivalHorror manga by Yuji Iwahara, author of ''Manga/CatParadise'' and ''Manga/DimensionW'', publishing from October 2002 to October 2005. The story begins when the main character, [[ShrinkingViolet Kasumi]], and 159 other people are [[LotteryOfDoom chosen]] to go into [[HumanPopsicle cold sleep]] until a cure is found for their mysterious disease, [[ThePlague the Medusa virus]]. The Medusa virus is a disease which, six weeks after infection, causes the victim to have seizures; within five hours, all of the victim's cells have [[TakenForGranite solidified into a clay-like substance]].

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''King of Thorn'' is a short, [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SurvivalHorror manga by Yuji Iwahara, author of ''Manga/CatParadise'' and ''Manga/DimensionW'', Creator/YujiIwahara, publishing from October 2002 to October 2005. The story begins when the main character, [[ShrinkingViolet Kasumi]], and 159 other people are [[LotteryOfDoom chosen]] to go into [[HumanPopsicle cold sleep]] until a cure is found for their mysterious disease, [[ThePlague the Medusa virus]]. The Medusa virus is a disease which, six weeks after infection, causes the victim to have seizures; within five hours, all of the victim's cells have [[TakenForGranite solidified into a clay-like substance]].
27th Jun '17 9:26:46 PM Max96
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''King of Thorn'' is a short, [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SurvivalHorror manga. The story begins when the main character, [[ShrinkingViolet Kasumi]], and 159 other people are [[LotteryOfDoom chosen]] to go into [[HumanPopsicle cold sleep]] until a cure is found for their mysterious disease, [[ThePlague the Medusa virus]]. The Medusa virus is a disease which, six weeks after infection, causes the victim to have seizures; within five hours, all of the victim's cells have [[TakenForGranite solidified into a clay-like substance]].

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''King of Thorn'' is a short, [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] SurvivalHorror manga.manga by Yuji Iwahara, author of ''Manga/CatParadise'' and ''Manga/DimensionW'', publishing from October 2002 to October 2005. The story begins when the main character, [[ShrinkingViolet Kasumi]], and 159 other people are [[LotteryOfDoom chosen]] to go into [[HumanPopsicle cold sleep]] until a cure is found for their mysterious disease, [[ThePlague the Medusa virus]]. The Medusa virus is a disease which, six weeks after infection, causes the victim to have seizures; within five hours, all of the victim's cells have [[TakenForGranite solidified into a clay-like substance]].



** [[spoiler:Alice also had them, which is the cause of her SplitPersonality.]]



* AndIMustScream

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* AndIMustScreamAndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Alice was kept in a life support chamber for eight years.]]



* TakeMyHand

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* TakeMyHandTakeMyHand: How [[spoiler:Katherine]] saved [[spoiler:Kasumi]].
25th Mar '17 11:57:26 PM RajTheDaj
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:This happened to Shizuku when her twin sister Kasumi [[AvertedTrope failed]] to force her to [[SuicidePact die together with her]]. Once she realized that her sister is dead, Shizuku's mind snaps and triggered the Medusa within her. As a result, Shizuku did everything she could to restore and preserve Kasumi's life using Medusa, even at the expense of the entire world. She used Medusa to create an exact double of Kasumi, including her personality and memories up until just before her suicide.]]
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]DeletedRole: Zeus is conspicuously absent from the movie, though he does make a brief appearance in a photo at the beginning. His real name is written as Steve Austin.


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* DemotedToExtra[=/=]DeletedRole: Zeus is conspicuously absent from the movie, though he does make a brief appearance in a photo at the beginning. His real name is written as Steve Austin.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:This happened to Shizuku when her twin sister Kasumi [[AvertedTrope failed]] to force her to [[SuicidePact die together with her]]. Once she realized that her sister is dead, Shizuku's mind snapped and triggered the Medusa within her. As a result, Shizuku did everything she could to restore and preserve Kasumi's life using Medusa, even at the expense of the entire world. She used Medusa to create an exact double of Kasumi, including her personality and memories up until just before her suicide.]]
25th Mar '17 11:55:14 PM RajTheDaj
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* AntiEscapismAesop: The story of [[Literature/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]] is constantly referenced throughout the events of King of Thorn, with emphasis on humanity's inner desire for [[{{Escapism}} escape from painful realities]]. The ultimate lesson is that one must [[LivingIsMoreThanSurviving live life without being dominated by fear]], no matter how much suffering one goes through.

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* AntiEscapismAesop: The story of [[Literature/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]] is constantly referenced throughout the events of King of Thorn, with emphasis on humanity's inner desire for [[{{Escapism}} escape from painful realities]]. The ultimate lesson is that one must [[LivingIsMoreThanSurviving live life without being dominated by fear]], no matter how much suffering one goes through. Zeus [[spoiler:(Alice in the movie) and Shizuku]] tried to escape from reality at the expense of the entire world using the Medusa pandemic. The heroes pushed through the monsters and obstacles thrown at them, slowly discovering the purpose and will to live beyond fear of the unknown.


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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:This happened to Shizuku when her twin sister Kasumi [[AvertedTrope failed]] to force her to [[SuicidePact die together with her]]. Once she realized that her sister is dead, Shizuku's mind snaps and triggered the Medusa within her. As a result, Shizuku did everything she could to restore and preserve Kasumi's life using Medusa, even at the expense of the entire world. She used Medusa to create an exact double of Kasumi, including her personality and memories up until just before her suicide.]]
25th Mar '17 11:30:27 PM RajTheDaj
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* AntiEscapismAesop: The story of [[Literature/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]] is constantly referenced throughout the events of King of Thorn, with emphasis on humanity's inner desire for [[{{Escapism}} escape from painful realities]]. The ultimate lesson is that one must [[LivingIsMoreThanSurviving live life without being dominated by fear]], no matter how much suffering one goes through.
3rd Feb '17 9:38:53 PM Pilomotor
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** First, she tried to commit a BathSuicide when she realized [[spoiler:that [[SurvivorGuilt she will be saved]], while Shizuku will not be]]. Shizuku [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan slaps her for it]] [[InterruptedSuicide right in time]], though.

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** First, she tried to commit a BathSuicide when she realized [[spoiler:that [[SurvivorGuilt she will was chosen to be saved]], while Shizuku will not be]].was not. Since they're identical twins, Kasumi wanted Shizuku to impersonate her and be saved instead]]. Shizuku [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan slaps her for it]] [[InterruptedSuicide right in time]], though.



* NextSundayAD: The manga begins in the year 2008. The movie bumps this forward to 2015.

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* NextSundayAD: The manga begins in the year 2008. The movie movie, released in 2010, bumps this forward to so the outbreak begin in 2012 and the characters go into cold sleep in 2015.



* RuleOfSymbolism: The manga makes frequent references to Myth/ClassicalMythology (Medusa, Venus, Zeus), Literature/TheBible ([[TheArk Noah's Ark]], the Crucifixion), and Literature/AliceInWonderland ([[AliceAllusion Alice]]). TheMovie also throws in FairyTaleMotifs.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The manga makes frequent references to Myth/ClassicalMythology (Medusa, Venus, Zeus), Literature/TheBible ([[TheArk Noah's Ark]], the Crucifixion), and Literature/AliceInWonderland ([[AliceAllusion Alice]]). TheMovie also throws in FairyTaleMotifs.FairyTaleMotifs, particularly Sleeping Beauty.
3rd Feb '17 9:15:36 PM Pilomotor
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* LogicalWeakness[=/=]WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:Zeus]] dies when Marco uses his hacker skills to delete him.

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* LogicalWeakness[=/=]WeaksauceWeakness: [[spoiler:Zeus]] dies when Marco uses his hacker skills to [[BrainUploading delete him.him]].
9th Dec '16 10:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity: Level 5.
6th Aug '16 5:02:13 PM gjjones
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* {{Badass}}: Marco. Let's be serious. He accomplishes what it would have taken a team-up of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and a few [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]] backing him up.
** BadassNormal: Applied to pretty much ''everyone'', but especially Marco. [[TookALevelInBadAss But]] [[EmpoweredBadassNormal eventually...]].
** GeniusBruiser: Marco.

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* {{Badass}}: Marco. Let's be serious. He accomplishes what it would have taken a team-up of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and a few [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]] backing him up.
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BadassNormal: Applied to pretty much ''everyone'', but especially Marco. [[TookALevelInBadAss [[TookALevelInBadass But]] [[EmpoweredBadassNormal eventually...]].
** GeniusBruiser: Marco.
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. He survives all the way to the end of the story!

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted.Averted with Ron. He survives all the way to the end of the story!



* GeniusBruiser: Marco.



* [[spoiler: ShowWithinAShow: If you take the manga as an action movie inside a manga]]

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* [[spoiler: ShowWithinAShow: If [[spoiler:If you take the manga as an action movie inside a manga]]
4th Aug '16 12:26:10 PM Malady
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* WeakToFire: Some particularly tough octopus-like monsters prove vulnerable to good old-fashioned incineration.
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