History Manga / Kinnikuman

13th Feb '18 5:07:25 PM themisterfree
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* MerchandiseDriven - those fondly-remembered little pink figurines, known in the US as M.U.S.C.L.E. [[note]] Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. Kinnikuman became [[DubNameChange Muscleman]] leader of the Thug Busters (the good guys) and Buffaloman became Terri-bull, leader of the Cosmic Crunchers (the bad guys).[[/note]]
* MoralGuardians - Considering how strict the American {{Media Watchdog}}s of the 80's were, with heroes having to be good role models and cartoon having to be squeaky clean, they would never have allowed a hero like Suguru (despite the fact that Kinnikuman ''did'' have a strong sense of justice, most of the time he acted like a shameless coward, slacker and lech) on our airwaves, let alone a show with all the ToiletHumor and startling amount of violence, gore and people dying so much that it makes [[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]] deaths look tame. They probably took one look at the show and said there was no way they could import it without censoring it out of existence. And then there's [[ThoseWackyNazis Brocken and Brocken Jr.]]...

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* MerchandiseDriven - those MerchandiseDriven: Those fondly-remembered little pink figurines, known brought to the US (without much in the US way of supporting fiction) by Creator/{{Mattel}} as M.''M.U.S.C.L.E. '' [[note]] [[FunWithAcronyms Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere. Everywhere]]. Kinnikuman became [[DubNameChange Muscleman]] Muscleman]], leader of the Thug Busters (the good guys) guys), and Buffaloman became Terri-bull, leader of the Cosmic Crunchers (the bad guys).[[/note]]
* MoralGuardians - MoralGuardians: Considering how strict the American {{Media Watchdog}}s of the 80's were, with heroes having to be good role models and cartoon cartoons having to be squeaky clean, they would never have allowed a hero like Suguru (despite the fact that Kinnikuman ''did'' have a strong sense of justice, most of the time he acted like a shameless coward, slacker and lech) on our airwaves, let alone a show with all the ToiletHumor and startling amount of violence, gore and people dying so much that it makes [[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]] deaths look tame. They Mattel probably took one look at the show and said there was no way they could import it without censoring it out of existence. And then there's [[ThoseWackyNazis Brocken and Brocken Jr.]]...
13th Feb '18 10:29:57 AM josh6243
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** Black Ship from the Wolfman one-shot is an arrogant sumo wrestler from America. While Wolfman was busy dealing with the Devil Chojin and the Perfect Chojin, he wins the Sumo Champion title 10 times in a row. He gets put in his place by Wolfman with a Clasped Hands Twist.

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** Black Ship from the Wolfman one-shot is an arrogant sumo wrestler from America. While Wolfman was busy dealing with the Devil Chojin and the Perfect Chojin, he Black Ship wins the Sumo Champion title 10 times in a row. He gets put in his place by Wolfman with a Clasped Hands Twist.
10th Feb '18 2:38:39 PM josh6243
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* {{Eagleland}} - Terryman, Geronimo, Specialman, and Pentagon, among others. Highlighted with a story arc where Kinnikuman tours America.

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* {{Eagleland}} - {{Eagleland}}
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Terryman, Geronimo, Specialman, and Pentagon, among others. Highlighted with a story arc where Kinnikuman tours America.America.
** Black Ship from the Wolfman one-shot is an arrogant sumo wrestler from America. While Wolfman was busy dealing with the Devil Chojin and the Perfect Chojin, he wins the Sumo Champion title 10 times in a row. He gets put in his place by Wolfman with a Clasped Hands Twist.
2nd Aug '17 8:46:22 AM fruitstripegum
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp - If you hear the instrumental version of any Idol Choujin's ImageSong, or the current opening theme, it's time for a trademark miracle comeback.
* ThemeNaming - Generally, a given choujin's moves are going to follow a distinct motif when it comes to naming. With Kinnikuman himself, it's "muscle/kinniku", for instance.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: When Kinnikuman is too scared to fight Akuma Shogun and starts considering [[WhatTheHellHero complying with Akuma Shogun's demands]] , he only takes it back when he is told that young choujin are also in danger. There also instances when a child in danger will make Kinnikuman man up against the latest threat.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp - If you hear the instrumental version of any Idol Choujin's ImageSong, or the current opening theme, it's time for a trademark miracle comeback.
* ThemeNaming - Generally, a given choujin's moves are going to follow a distinct motif when it comes to naming. With Kinnikuman himself, it's "muscle/kinniku", for instance.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: When Kinnikuman is too scared to fight Akuma Shogun and starts considering [[WhatTheHellHero complying with Akuma Shogun's demands]] , he only takes it back when he is told that young choujin are also in danger. There also instances when a child in danger will make Kinnikuman man up against the latest threat.



* {{Those Wacky Nazis}} - Brockenman and his son Brocken Jr.

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* {{Those Wacky Nazis}} ThoseWackyNazis - Brockenman and his son Brocken Jr.
2nd Aug '17 8:45:29 AM fruitstripegum
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* OvertookTheManga: Two {{Filler}} arcs were added after the ''Dream Chojin Tag'' arc, which ended up getting the show canceled. The final ''Survivor Match for the Kinniku Throne'' arc was finally animated five years later.
2nd Aug '17 8:44:34 AM fruitstripegum
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* DeaderThanDead: The Choujin Book of Prophecy contains the entire fate of every Choujin in existence. If a choujin's particular page happens to be ruined or outright destroyed, they're [[RetGone erased from existence]]. [[DeathIsCheap Not that this stops their ghosts from doing anything or prevents them from being revived somehow, mind.]]



* DeaderThanDead: The Choujin Book of Prophecy contains the entire fate of every Choujin in existence. If a choujin's particular page happens to be ruined or outright destroyed, they're [[RetGone erased from existence]]. [[DeathIsCheap Not that this stops their ghosts from doing anything or prevents them from being revived somehow, mind.]]
2nd Aug '17 8:43:47 AM fruitstripegum
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* BabiesEverAfter: Basically the entire premise of ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''.



* BabiesEverAfter - Basically the entire premise of ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''.



* BigBrotherMentor - [[spoiler:Ataru Kinniku/Kinnikuman Soldier is this, especially at the last minute before his death when he taught Suguru more about the Muscle Spark, one of the Three Sacred Moves, when he used the second half against Super Phoenix in comparison to the first half used by Suguru that defeated Zebra just so his little brother can complete the sacred move in getting the throne.]]

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* BigBrotherMentor - BigBrotherMentor: [[spoiler:Ataru Kinniku/Kinnikuman Soldier is this, especially at the last minute before his death when he taught Suguru more about the Muscle Spark, one of the Three Sacred Moves, when he used the second half against Super Phoenix in comparison to the first half used by Suguru that defeated Zebra just so his little brother can complete the sacred move in getting the throne.]]



* BigDamnHeroes - No classic shonen manga would be complete without them, the most notable moment being when [[spoiler: Prince Kamehame posesses the Omegaman when he transforms into the Prince and then proceeds to teach Kinnikuman ''all'' of the 100 sacred techniques]].

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* BigDamnHeroes - BigDamnHeroes: No classic shonen manga would be complete without them, the most notable moment being when [[spoiler: Prince Kamehame posesses the Omegaman when he transforms into the Prince and then proceeds to teach Kinnikuman ''all'' of the 100 sacred techniques]].
1st Jul '17 5:05:31 PM nombretomado
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** On TheOtherWiki, the Mammothman vs. Leopardon match is described thus: "The instant he enters the ring he is killed by Mammothman's [[MundaneMadeAwesome '''Nose Fencing'''.]]"

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** On TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the Mammothman vs. Leopardon match is described thus: "The instant he enters the ring he is killed by Mammothman's [[MundaneMadeAwesome '''Nose Fencing'''.]]"



** Wolfman/Rikishiman gets hit by this even harder. Initially established as a serious threat to Kinnikuman representing Japan at the Choujin Olympics, he's quickly relegated to facing rather plain opponents in one-sided fights... with him being on the losing end. As TheOtherWiki puts it, "He becomes the cannon fodder Seigi Choujin (quickly and easily defeated in order to show off how powerful the bad guys are)". Even in Nisei, Wolfman/Rikishiman can't catch a break. He, along with Buffaloman, Geronimo and Jesse Maivia gets utterly crushed by the Generation X team.

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** Wolfman/Rikishiman gets hit by this even harder. Initially established as a serious threat to Kinnikuman representing Japan at the Choujin Olympics, he's quickly relegated to facing rather plain opponents in one-sided fights... with him being on the losing end. As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki puts it, "He becomes the cannon fodder Seigi Choujin (quickly and easily defeated in order to show off how powerful the bad guys are)". Even in Nisei, Wolfman/Rikishiman can't catch a break. He, along with Buffaloman, Geronimo and Jesse Maivia gets utterly crushed by the Generation X team.
29th May '17 8:34:45 PM nombretomado
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* CasanovaWannabe - Kinnikuman. Much like the former [[LeisureSuitLarry Trope Namer]], he was also a disco champ and has a leisure suit to match. Defied with Bibinba as she still loves Kinnikuman despite the fact that he displays all of his worst traits in front of her.

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* CasanovaWannabe - Kinnikuman. Much like the former [[LeisureSuitLarry [[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Trope Namer]], he was also a disco champ and has a leisure suit to match. Defied with Bibinba as she still loves Kinnikuman despite the fact that he displays all of his worst traits in front of her.
10th Apr '17 9:36:52 AM Willbyr
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* MoralGuardians - Considering how strict the American {{Media Watchdog}}s of the 80's were, with heroes having to be good role models and cartoon having to be squeaky clean, they would never have allowed a hero like Suguru (despite the fact that Kinnikuman ''did'' have a strong sense of justice, most of the time he acted like a shameless coward, slacker and lech) on our airwaves, let alone a show with all the ToiletHumor and startling amount of violence, gore and people dying so much that it makes [[DragonBallZ DBZ]] deaths look tame. They probably took one look at the show and said there was no way they could import it without censoring it out of existence. And then there's [[ThoseWackyNazis Brocken and Brocken Jr.]]...

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* MoralGuardians - Considering how strict the American {{Media Watchdog}}s of the 80's were, with heroes having to be good role models and cartoon having to be squeaky clean, they would never have allowed a hero like Suguru (despite the fact that Kinnikuman ''did'' have a strong sense of justice, most of the time he acted like a shameless coward, slacker and lech) on our airwaves, let alone a show with all the ToiletHumor and startling amount of violence, gore and people dying so much that it makes [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]] deaths look tame. They probably took one look at the show and said there was no way they could import it without censoring it out of existence. And then there's [[ThoseWackyNazis Brocken and Brocken Jr.]]...



* UrExample: displays many tropes prevelant in modern fighting shonens that were later refined by the TropeCodifier DragonBall/

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* UrExample: displays Displays many tropes prevelant in modern fighting shonens that were later refined by the TropeCodifier DragonBall/''Manga/DragonBall''.
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