History Manga / KingOfThorn

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* BarefootPoverty: None of the sleepers have access to shoes upon waking up, as they're all in patient scrubs. Eventually, they improvise some rudimentary foot wrapping from their clothes to walk around somewhat easier.
16th Nov '17 8:20:56 AM RagingHigher
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A [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] was released in May 2010, whose trailer you can view [[http://www.kingofthorn.net/ here]]. The movie deviated heavily from the canon, watering down many of the characters' back-stories and omitting the BigBad from the manga. It was, however, nominated for the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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A [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] was released in May 2010, whose trailer you can view [[http://www.kingofthorn.net/ here]]. The movie was a PragmaticAdaptation and deviated heavily signficantly from the canon, watering down altering many of the characters' back-stories and omitting the BigBad from the manga. It was, however, nominated for the 4th Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.



* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Marco gets this in TheMovie.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Alice]] is the BigBad in TheMovie, in the form of a [[AIIsACrapshoot computer]]. Yeah...

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Zig-zagged with Marco gets this in TheMovie.
the movie. He's not a NSA BoxedCrook with a life grudge towards Zeus, but a British soldier following orders, but in turn [[spoiler:his sister died from Medusa.]]
* AdaptationalPersonality:
** Tim in the manga is understandably terrified by all the monsters trying to kill him, but in the movie he is positively excited by it, comparing it to his videogame. [[spoiler:A similarity that becomes a plot point later.]]
** The movie version of Peter is a devout Catholic, a trait not found in his manga self.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Alice]] is As Zeus don't appear in the movie, the role as BigBad in TheMovie, in the form of a [[AIIsACrapshoot computer]]. Yeah...is given to [[spoiler:the Venus Gate corporation itself and its computer Alice.]]



* ConspicuousCG: The film adaptation's creatures are primarily made of CGI. The characters are also CGI'd when fighting these creatures. Some creatures are better animated than others, but the characters look pretty bad. It's forgivable for the first half hour but it eventually gets in the way of the drawn animation as the film drags on.

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* ConspicuousCG: The film adaptation's creatures are primarily made of CGI. The characters are also CGI'd when fighting these creatures. Some creatures are better animated than others, but the characters look pretty bad. It's forgivable for the first half hour but it eventually gets in the way of the drawn animation as the film drags on.blatant.



* 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: DemotedToExtra: 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.



* MindScrew: TheMovie. You know an anime is a mind screw when the latter parts of it completely invalidate what we were shown in the earlier part.

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* MindScrew: TheMovie. You know an anime is a mind screw when the latter parts of it completely invalidate what we were shown in the earlier part.TheMovie plays with reality and dreams at several points.



* TokenRomance: Okay, it's sort of understandable why Kasumi would fall for Marco, but it's hard to see how or when Marco starts to care about Kasumi enough to [[spoiler:''come back from the dead for her sake'']].
** TheDulcineaEffect is still, well, in effect.
** She does save him and the others on a regular basis too you know, she is not completely helpless.

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* TokenRomance: Okay, it's sort of understandable why Kasumi would fall for Marco, but it's hard to see how or when Marco starts to care about Kasumi enough to [[spoiler:''come back from the dead for her sake'']].
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sake'']]. TheDulcineaEffect is still, well, in effect.
** She
effect, although she does save him and the others on a regular basis too you know, she is not completely helpless. too.
24th Sep '17 1:17:02 AM Shieldage
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** In the post-credits scene, some of the petrified remains has sprouted a rose.
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]].
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