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20th Sep '16 9:07:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Michio when Garai forms a HeroicSacrifice to send the MW gas with him to the ocean]].

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* AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:Michio when Garai forms a HeroicSacrifice to send the MW gas with him to the ocean]].ocean.]]



* {{Bishounen}}: Michio.

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* {{Bishounen}}: {{Bishonen}}: Michio.



* CreepyCrossdresser: Michio, frequently impersonating his female victims.



** AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:It's worth questioning as well whether that's ''really'' Michio or his older brother]].

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** AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:It's worth questioning as well whether that's ''really'' Michio or his older brother]].brother.]]



* HeelFaithTurn: Garai, from [[spoiler:child-molesting]] {{Mook}} to priestly [[TheAtoner do-gooder]].

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* HeelFaithTurn: Garai, from [[spoiler:child-molesting]] {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} to priestly [[TheAtoner do-gooder]].



* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:Michio]]

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* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:Michio]][[spoiler:Michio.]]



** [[spoiler:Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]disguise]].]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Thanks to Minch unknowingly killing Michio's lookalike brother, Michio becomes a KarmaHoudini in the end]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Thanks to Minch unknowingly killing Michio's lookalike brother, Michio becomes a KarmaHoudini in the end]].end.]]



* OutWithABang: Michio kills a female character during sex, [[ForTheEvulz just for the fun of it.]]

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* OutWithABang: Michio kills a female character during sex, [[ForTheEvulz just for the fun of it.]]it]].



* {{Shotacon}}: When Garai is keeping the very young Michio captive overnight, he becomes attracted to the boy, and something unspecified happens... Refreshingly, ''not'' used as an explanation for Michio's [[FreudianExcuse later behavior]] or [[RapeAndSwitch his orientation]].
** Debatable on the FreudianExcuse front, given that Garai is not exactly all that honest with himself or anyone else (cf. his entirely unbelievable claim that he has only been having sex with Michio because the latter is able to "turn himself into a woman" and somehow subvert Garai's free will), and has plenty of reason to want to insist that Michio's AxeCrazy, aggressively hypersexualized behaviour is just due to the gas, not [[spoiler:his own molestation of a ''nine-year old'' child hostage]].

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* {{Shotacon}}: [[{{Lolicon}} Shotacon]]: When Garai is keeping the very young Michio captive overnight, he becomes attracted to the boy, and something unspecified happens... Refreshingly, ''not'' used as an explanation for Michio's [[FreudianExcuse later behavior]] or [[RapeAndSwitch his orientation]].
** Debatable on the FreudianExcuse front, given that Garai is not exactly all that honest with himself or anyone else (cf. his entirely unbelievable claim that he has only been having sex with Michio because the latter is able to "turn himself into a woman" and somehow subvert Garai's free will), and has plenty of reason to want to insist that Michio's AxeCrazy, AxCrazy, aggressively hypersexualized behaviour is just due to the gas, not [[spoiler:his own molestation of a ''nine-year old'' child hostage]].



* SleazyPolitician: Michio's eventual father-in-law, who's also [[spoiler:part of the MW cover up.]]

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* SleazyPolitician: Michio's eventual father-in-law, who's also [[spoiler:part of the MW cover up.]]up]].



* VillainousCrossdresser: Michio, frequently impersonating his female victims.
10th Sep '16 3:43:01 PM N.Harmonik
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Garai initially thinks that all of Michio's horrible acts are motivated by a desire for revenge against those responsible for the MW accident. Michio reveals that he doesn't give a shit about payback, and considers the notion absurd. [[spoiler: No, he just wants to bring an end to all human history when he dies, really for no other reason than ''he feels like it''.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Garai initially thinks that all of Michio's horrible acts are motivated by a desire for revenge against those responsible for the MW accident. Michio reveals that he doesn't give a shit about payback, and considers the notion absurd. [[spoiler: No, [[spoiler:No, he just wants to bring an end to all human history when he dies, really for no other reason than ''he feels like it''.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michio's boss at the bank, who's also [[spoiler: part of the MW cover up]].

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Michio's boss at the bank, who's also [[spoiler: part [[spoiler:part of the MW cover up]].



* CripplingCastration: [[spoiler: Shunsaku Ban has his penis bitten off by Michio's attack dog. Despite this, he manages to kill the dog and escape. He spends the rest of the story recovering in a hospital, though.]]

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* CripplingCastration: [[spoiler: Shunsaku [[spoiler:Shunsaku Ban has his penis bitten off by Michio's attack dog. Despite this, he manages to kill the dog and escape. He spends the rest of the story recovering in a hospital, though.]]



* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After killing his wife, Michio cuts off her hands and then burns her face off in a furnace, making it impossible for the police to identify the body after he tosses it in front of a train. Earlier, he gets rid of his boss' daughter by wrapping up her corpse in a blanket and then tossing it into the ocean. Her decomposed skeleton isn't found until a year later.]]

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* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After killing his wife, Michio cuts off her hands and then burns her face off in a furnace, making it impossible for the police to identify the body after he tosses it in front of a train. Earlier, he gets rid of his boss' daughter by wrapping up her corpse in a blanket and then tossing it into the ocean. Her decomposed skeleton isn't found until a year later.]]



** AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: It's worth questioning as well whether that's ''really'' Michio or his older brother]].
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Even if Michio ''did'' survive, he's still dying and only has a short time left to live, while Garai's sacrifice has thwarted his plot to KillAllHumans. Also, Shunsaku Ban has decided to avenge all those who were killed in the initial MW accident by breaking his silence and finally testifying about what happened.]]

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** AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's worth questioning as well whether that's ''really'' Michio or his older brother]].
** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even if Michio ''did'' survive, he's still dying and only has a short time left to live, while Garai's sacrifice has thwarted his plot to KillAllHumans. Also, Shunsaku Ban has decided to avenge all those who were killed in the initial MW accident by breaking his silence and finally testifying about what happened.]]



* FalseInnocenceTrick: [[spoiler: After killing his boss' daughter, Michio extorts money from her family by dressing up as her and then tying up and gagging himself in order to make it seem like the daughter is still alive and being held for ransom.]]

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* FalseInnocenceTrick: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After killing his boss' daughter, Michio extorts money from her family by dressing up as her and then tying up and gagging himself in order to make it seem like the daughter is still alive and being held for ransom.]]



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: The trauma of learning that his daughter has been killed, dismembered, and replaced causes Nakata's brain matter to soften. He's last seen in a hospital bed, muttering gibberish.]]

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The trauma of learning that his daughter has been killed, dismembered, and replaced causes Nakata's brain matter to soften. He's last seen in a hospital bed, muttering gibberish.]]



* GroinAttack: Poor, poor [[spoiler: Shansaku Ban]].

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* GroinAttack: Poor, poor [[spoiler: Shansaku [[spoiler:Shansaku Ban]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Garai manages to get the sample of MW away from Michio, and commits suicide by leaping into the ocean with it.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Garai [[spoiler:Garai manages to get the sample of MW away from Michio, and commits suicide by leaping into the ocean with it.]]



* JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: The ending. ''Maybe''.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Minch just ''might'' have shot the wrong guy....]]
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler: Michio]]

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* JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending. ''Maybe''.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Minch [[spoiler:Minch just ''might'' have shot the wrong guy....]]
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler: Michio]][[spoiler:Michio]]



** [[spoiler: Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The entire population of the island where the MW accident happened. In order to cover up the fact that everyone except Michio and Garai had been killed by the gas, the government had a bunch of new people shipped in to repopulate the island. This kept the world from noticing that everyone who previously lived there basically disappeared overnight.]]

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** [[spoiler: Michio [[spoiler:Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The entire population of the island where the MW accident happened. In order to cover up the fact that everyone except Michio and Garai had been killed by the gas, the government had a bunch of new people shipped in to repopulate the island. This kept the world from noticing that everyone who previously lived there basically disappeared overnight.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: guess who.

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* ManipulativeBastard: guess Guess who.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Thanks to Minch unknowingly killed Michio's lookalike brother, Michio becomes a KarmaHoudini in the end]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Thanks to Minch unknowingly killed killing Michio's lookalike brother, Michio becomes a KarmaHoudini in the end]].



* OmnicidalManiac: Michio

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* OmnicidalManiac: MichioMichio.



* PrecisionFStrike: From the Vertical translation: "I'll teach them to fuck with the common man!"



* PrecisionFStrike: From the Vertical translation: "I'll teach them to fuck with the common man!"



* SissyVillain: Michio

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* SissyVillain: MichioMichio.



** Debatable on the FreudianExcuse front, given that Garai is not exactly all that honest with himself or anyone else (cf. his entirely unbelievable claim that he has only been having sex with Michio because the latter is able to "turn himself into a woman" and somehow subvert Garai's free will), and has plenty of reason to want to insist that Michio's AxeCrazy, aggressively hypersexualized behaviour is just due to the gas, not [[spoiler: his own molestation of a ''nine-year old'' child hostage]].

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** Debatable on the FreudianExcuse front, given that Garai is not exactly all that honest with himself or anyone else (cf. his entirely unbelievable claim that he has only been having sex with Michio because the latter is able to "turn himself into a woman" and somehow subvert Garai's free will), and has plenty of reason to want to insist that Michio's AxeCrazy, aggressively hypersexualized behaviour is just due to the gas, not [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his own molestation of a ''nine-year old'' child hostage]].



** A character compares the MW cover-up [[spoiler: wherein the government replaced the entire dead population of the island with new people]] to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* SleazyPolitician: Michio's eventual father-in-law, who's also [[spoiler: part of the MW cover up.]]
* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Minch. He even boasts about how he's managed to successfully hide his orientation from his wife for 30 years.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: Michio, on a grand scale
* TransparentCloset: Garai

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** A character compares the MW cover-up [[spoiler: wherein [[spoiler:wherein the government replaced the entire dead population of the island with new people]] to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* SleazyPolitician: Michio's eventual father-in-law, who's also [[spoiler: part [[spoiler:part of the MW cover up.]]
* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Minch.[[spoiler:Minch. He even boasts about how he's managed to successfully hide his orientation from his wife for 30 years.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: Michio, on a grand scale
scale.
* TransparentCloset: Garai Garai.



** [[spoiler: Depending on how you read the AmbiguousEnding, it could be inferred that Michio survived by using this trope.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Michio before the MW/Garai/hostage situation
* VillainProtagonist: Michio

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** [[spoiler: Depending [[spoiler:Depending on how you read the AmbiguousEnding, it could be inferred that Michio survived by using this trope.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Michio before the MW/Garai/hostage situation
situation.
* VillainProtagonist: MichioMichio.



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Michio is having separate affairs with Minch ''and'' Minch's wife. Neither one realizes they're being played.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Michio [[spoiler:Michio is having separate affairs with Minch ''and'' Minch's wife. Neither one realizes they're being played.]]
3rd Sep '16 5:59:16 PM comicwriter
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* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]

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* KillAndReplace: KillAndReplace:
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[[spoiler: Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]]]]]
** [[spoiler: The entire population of the island where the MW accident happened. In order to cover up the fact that everyone except Michio and Garai had been killed by the gas, the government had a bunch of new people shipped in to repopulate the island. This kept the world from noticing that everyone who previously lived there basically disappeared overnight.]]



* ShoutOut: An early sex scene between Garai and Michio is a pastiche of Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations for ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Salome}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
An early sex scene between Garai and Michio is a pastiche of Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations for ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Salome}}''.''Theatre/{{Salome}}''.
** A character compares the MW cover-up [[spoiler: wherein the government replaced the entire dead population of the island with new people]] to ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
23rd Apr '16 12:38:20 PM comicwriter
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Added DiffLines:

* FalseInnocenceTrick: [[spoiler: After killing his boss' daughter, Michio extorts money from her family by dressing up as her and then tying up and gagging himself in order to make it seem like the daughter is still alive and being held for ransom.]]
21st Apr '16 3:41:15 PM comicwriter
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* OmnicidalPsychopath: Michio

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* OmnicidalPsychopath: OmnicidalManiac: Michio
21st Apr '16 3:40:10 PM comicwriter
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* JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: The ending.]]

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* JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: The ending. ''Maybe''.]]
21st Apr '16 3:18:23 PM comicwriter
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Garai initially thinks that all of Michio's horrible acts are motivated by a desire for revenge against those responsible for the MW accident. Michio reveals that he doesn't give a shit about payback, and considers the notion absurd. No, he just wants to bring an end to all human history when he dies, really for no other reason than ''he feels like it''.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Garai initially thinks that all of Michio's horrible acts are motivated by a desire for revenge against those responsible for the MW accident. Michio reveals that he doesn't give a shit about payback, and considers the notion absurd. [[spoiler: No, he just wants to bring an end to all human history when he dies, really for no other reason than ''he feels like it''.]]
21st Apr '16 3:15:50 PM comicwriter
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Garai initially thinks that all of Michio's horrible acts are motivated by a desire for revenge against those responsible for the MW accident. Michio reveals that he doesn't give a shit about payback, and considers the notion absurd. No, he just wants to bring an end to all human history when he dies, really for no other reason than ''he feels like it''.



* CripplingCastration: [[spoiler: Shunsaku Ban has his penis bitten off by Michio's attack dog. Despite this, he manages to kill the dog and escape. He spends the rest of the story recovering in a hospital, though.]]



* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: After killing his wife, Michio cuts off her hands and then burns her face off in a furnace, making it impossible for the police to identify the body after he tosses it in front of a train. Earlier, he gets rid of his boss' daughter by wrapping up her corpse in a blanket and then tossing it into the ocean. Her decomposed skeleton isn't found until a year later.]]



** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Even if Michio ''did'' survive, he's still dying and only has a short time left to live, while Garai's sacrifice has thwarted his plot to KillAllHumans. Also, Shunsaku Ban has decided to avenge all those who were killed in the initial MW accident by breaking his silence and finally testifying about what happened.]]



* GoodIsImpotent: Michio generally effortlessly outmanoeuvres poor, conflicted, and not all-that-bright Garai. And everyone else.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: The trauma of learning that his daughter has been killed, dismembered, and replaced causes Nakata's brain matter to soften. He's last seen in a hospital bed, muttering gibberish.]]
* GoodIsImpotent: Michio generally effortlessly outmanoeuvres outmaneuvers poor, conflicted, and not all-that-bright Garai. And everyone else.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Garai manages to get the sample of MW away from Michio, and commits suicide by leaping into the ocean with it.]]



* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Michio does this to his boss' daughter, and later to his own wife. He even [[MuggedForDisguise takes his wife's clothing to complete the disguise.]]]]



* OmnicidalPsychopath: Michio



* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Minch. He even boasts about how he's managed to successfully hide his orientation from his wife for 30 years.]]



** [[spoiler:This is how Michio survives in the end.]]

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** [[spoiler:This is [[spoiler: Depending on how you read the AmbiguousEnding, it could be inferred that Michio survives in the end.survived by using this trope.]]


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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Michio is having separate affairs with Minch ''and'' Minch's wife. Neither one realizes they're being played.]]
15th Feb '16 7:32:34 PM _____________
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* HeAlsoDid: ''MW'' is rather a departure from Tezuka's other work in terms of content.



* [[spoiler:JokerImmunity: The ending.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Karma Houdini}}: Minch just ''might'' have shot the wrong guy....]]
* [[spoiler:KillAllHumans]]: Michio

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* [[spoiler:JokerImmunity: JokerImmunity: [[spoiler: The ending.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Karma Houdini}}: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Minch just ''might'' have shot the wrong guy....]]
* [[spoiler:KillAllHumans]]: MichioKillAllHumans: [[spoiler: Michio]]
1st Oct '15 3:51:03 PM nombretomado
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''MW'' is a manga by OsamuTezuka, the creator of ''Manga/AstroBoy.'' It ran from 1976-78 in the {{seinen}} magazine ''Big Comic''.

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''MW'' is a manga by OsamuTezuka, Creator/OsamuTezuka, the creator of ''Manga/AstroBoy.'' It ran from 1976-78 in the {{seinen}} magazine ''Big Comic''.
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