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10th May '16 7:57:33 PM Wuz
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* NotSoDifferent: Without a personal relationship with Johan, Dr. Lunge is unable to distinguish the results of Johan's actions from the personality of Dr. Tenma. [[spoiler: Dr. Lunge loses his wife because of his certainty that the crimes Johan commits are actually committed by Tenma.]] This isn't foolishness on his part, however (he is the greatest detective in Germany): he reads that each of the crimes (perpetrated by Johan) require a calm, clinical, and emotionless approach to have been committed as they are; he correctly ascertains that a neurosurgeon of Dr. Tenma's caliber needs that sort of countenance while performing his operations to achieve the successes that he has in surgery. Having never met Johan, [[TheUnperson and Johan having never previously existed prior to his admission to the hospital]], he almost has no other alternative, following his near impeccable logic and cognition, than to conclude that Dr. Tenma is the killer.

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* NotSoDifferent: Without a personal relationship with Johan, Dr. Lunge is unable to distinguish the results of Johan's actions from the personality of Dr. Tenma. [[spoiler: Dr. Lunge loses his wife because of his certainty that the crimes Johan commits are actually committed by Tenma.]] This isn't foolishness on his part, however (he is the greatest detective in Germany): he reads that each of the crimes (perpetrated by Johan) require a calm, clinical, and emotionless approach to have been committed as they are; he correctly ascertains that a neurosurgeon of Dr. Tenma's caliber needs that sort of countenance while performing his operations to achieve the successes that he has in surgery. Having never met Johan, [[TheUnperson [[UnPerson and Johan having never previously existed prior to his admission to the hospital]], he almost has no other alternative, following his near impeccable logic and cognition, than to conclude that Dr. Tenma is the killer.
8th May '16 7:32:49 AM DoctorCooper
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* FairWeatherFriend: Two of Tenma's "friends" at the hospital, Dr. Eisen and Dr. Boyer, are introduced effusively praising Tenma at the start of the first episode. Once Tenma goes against the director, they both turn against him, blaming him for the mayor's death, and Boyer is promoted to Tenma's old position. Boyer also dismisses Tenma as Johan's doctor, and ''really'' relishes telling him that.



* TheStarscream: Two of Tenma's [[FairWeatherFriend "friends"]] at the hospital, Dr. Eisen and Dr. Boyer, are introduced effusively praising Tenma at the start of the first episode. Once Tenma goes against the director, they both turn against him, blaming him for the mayor's death, and Boyer is promoted to Tenma's old position. Boyer also dismisses Tenma as Johan's doctor, and ''really'' relishes telling him that.
7th May '16 2:31:07 PM Az_Tech341
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* NotSoDifferent: Without a personal relationship with Johan, Dr. Lunge is unable to distinguish the results of Johan's actions from the personality of Dr. Tenma. [[spoiler: Dr. Lunge loses his wife because of his certainty that the crimes Johan commits are actually committed by Tenma.]] This isn't foolishness on his part, however: he relates that all of

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* NotSoDifferent: Without a personal relationship with Johan, Dr. Lunge is unable to distinguish the results of Johan's actions from the personality of Dr. Tenma. [[spoiler: Dr. Lunge loses his wife because of his certainty that the crimes Johan commits are actually committed by Tenma.]] This isn't foolishness on his part, however: however (he is the greatest detective in Germany): he relates reads that all each of the crimes (perpetrated by Johan) require a calm, clinical, and emotionless approach to have been committed as they are; he correctly ascertains that a neurosurgeon of Dr. Tenma's caliber needs that sort of countenance while performing his operations to achieve the successes that he has in surgery. Having never met Johan, [[TheUnperson and Johan having never previously existed prior to his admission to the hospital]], he almost has no other alternative, following his near impeccable logic and cognition, than to conclude that Dr. Tenma is the killer.
7th May '16 2:25:39 PM Az_Tech341
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* DirtyCommunists: Played straight. The crimes of neither the East German nor Czechoslovak communist regimes are ever justified and the flashbacks depict them as dark and unfriendly, which pretty much corresponds with the common view of the communist period in Eastern Europe. In a way may have even been taken [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]] as the East German regim as portrayed in the story bears a hell lot of similarities to the Nazi one.

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* DirtyCommunists: [[PlayedStraight Played straight.straight]]. The crimes of neither the East German nor Czechoslovak communist regimes are ever justified and the flashbacks depict them as dark and unfriendly, which pretty much corresponds with the common view of the communist period in Eastern Europe. In a way may have even been taken [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]] as the East German regim as portrayed in the story bears a hell lot of similarities to the Nazi one.



* GoneHorriblyRight: PlayedWith. Kinderheim 511 was trying to create emotionless, vicious, SuperSoldiers who would kill without qualms. They succeeded, without a result. [[spoiler: Everyone became a murderer after killing one another (including the teachers).]] However, Kinderheim produced the single most ruthless killer in history through discovery, not concoction [[spoiler: after Johan's arrival - he being the one that turned the other occupants (students and teachers) against one another]].
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Petr Capek's attempts to cultivate Johan into the next Hitler end up [[spoiler:destroying himself and his organization.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: PlayedWith.[[PlayedWith Played with]]. Kinderheim 511 was trying to create emotionless, vicious, SuperSoldiers who would kill without qualms. They succeeded, without a result. [[spoiler: Everyone became a murderer after killing one another (including the teachers).]] However, Kinderheim produced the single most ruthless killer in history through discovery, not concoction [[spoiler: after Johan's arrival - he being the one that turned the other occupants (students and teachers) against one another]].
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Petr Capek's attempts to cultivate Johan into the next Hitler end [[spoiler:end up [[spoiler:destroying destroying himself and his organization.]]



* GuiltComplex: Two-fold. From the start, Tenma utilizes unprecedented skill as a neuro-surgeon nonchalantly; then, the wife of a construction worker - a man had been brought into the hospital with a serious head injury - accuses him of consequentially killing her husband by operating on a patient who came to the hospital shortly after her husband instead of him (Tenma did so because of orders from his superiors). Tenma receives her words seriously. When he prepares to operate on his next patient, his boss orders him to operate on another patient of higher import than the initial one; Tenma refuses, taking the widow's words as his gospel, and operates on the first patient [[EnfantTerrible who - unknown to him - will kill everyone he can]]. Tenma saves his patient, his boss demotes him for his disobedience, and Tenma (accidentally) allows his psychopathic patient to overhear his complaints about the man who preferred that Tenma save someone else for Greed's sake. So, his patient kills his boss. Nine years later, after Tenma receives promotion because of his former boss's absence, he discovers the patient he saved is responsible for his boss's murder and many more. This double-stroke of guilt is the force that propels Tenma forward for the entire ensuing plot.

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* GuiltComplex: Two-fold. From the start, Tenma utilizes unprecedented skill as a neuro-surgeon neurosurgeon nonchalantly; then, the wife of a construction worker - a man who had been brought into the hospital with a serious head injury - accuses him of consequentially killing her husband by operating on a patient who came to the hospital shortly after her husband instead of him (Tenma did so because of orders from his superiors). Tenma receives her words seriously. When he prepares to operate on his next patient, his boss orders him to operate on another patient of higher import than the initial one; Tenma refuses, taking the widow's words as his gospel, and operates on the first patient [[EnfantTerrible who - unknown to him - will kill everyone he can]]. Tenma saves his patient, his boss demotes him for his disobedience, and Tenma (accidentally) allows his psychopathic patient to overhear his complaints about the man who preferred that Tenma save someone else for Greed's greed's sake. So, his patient kills his boss. Nine years later, after Tenma receives a promotion because of his former boss's absence, he discovers the patient he saved is responsible for his boss's murder and many more. This double-stroke of guilt is the force that propels Tenma forward for the entire ensuing plot.



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Roberto]]: if there is a named character in the same space as he, two-times-out-of-three he will kill them. Also, [[spoiler: Johan]] (of course), who guarantees that AnyoneCanDie.

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Roberto]]: if there is a named character in the same space as he, two-times-out-of-three he will kill them. Also, [[spoiler: Johan]] Johan (of course), course)]], who guarantees that AnyoneCanDie.



* IOweYouMyLife: The main reason why Johan has spared Tenma's life. [[spoiler:Not really. Johan is keeping Tenma alive to kill everyone from his memories so Tenma can suffer alone.]]

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* IOweYouMyLife: The main One reason why Johan has spared Tenma's life. [[spoiler:Not really. [[spoiler:However, the other reason Johan is keeping Tenma alive is to kill everyone from his memories so Tenma can suffer alone.]]



* ItsPersonal

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* ItsPersonalItsPersonal: Dr. Tenma views his pursuit of Johan this way, evidenced by his constant refusal of the help of his friends and subsequent declaration that he must be the one to kill him.



** Tenma, after [[spoiler: he realized what he brought back into the world when he saved Johan]] and [[spoiler: when he thinks he killed Roberto]].

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** Tenma, after [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he realized what he brought back into the world when he saved Johan]] and [[spoiler: when he thinks he killed Roberto]].



* MythArc

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* MythArcMythArc: It is the re-acquisition and destruction of Johan and the premature cessation of all of his schemes.



* NotSoDifferent

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* NotSoDifferentNotSoDifferent: Without a personal relationship with Johan, Dr. Lunge is unable to distinguish the results of Johan's actions from the personality of Dr. Tenma. [[spoiler: Dr. Lunge loses his wife because of his certainty that the crimes Johan commits are actually committed by Tenma.]] This isn't foolishness on his part, however: he relates that all of
7th May '16 9:29:32 AM DoctorCooper
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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Roberto]]: if there is a named character in the same space as he, two-times-out-of-three he will kill them. Also, [[spoiler: Johan]] ([[CaptainObvious of course]]), who guarantees that AnyoneCanDie.

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Roberto]]: if there is a named character in the same space as he, two-times-out-of-three he will kill them. Also, [[spoiler: Johan]] ([[CaptainObvious of course]]), (of course), who guarantees that AnyoneCanDie.



* InspectorJavert: Lunge, to the point where he takes a vacation to search for Tenma, [[spoiler:at least while he thinks that Tenma is guilty, only to finally come to the realization that Johan was the mastermind behind all the murders]]

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* InspectorJavert: Lunge, to the point where he takes a vacation to search for Tenma, [[spoiler:at least while he thinks that Tenma is guilty, only to finally come to the realization that Johan was the mastermind behind all the murders]]murders.]]



* IOweYouMyLife: The main reason why Johan has spared Tenma's life. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Johan is keeping Tenma alive to kill everyone from his memories so Tenma can suffer alone.]]

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* IOweYouMyLife: The main reason why Johan has spared Tenma's life. [[spoiler:Subverted in that [[spoiler:Not really. Johan is keeping Tenma alive to kill everyone from his memories so Tenma can suffer alone.]]



* LetThemDieHappy: Subverted. [[spoiler:At the brink of death, Roberto asks Johan to "show him the landscape of the doomsday." Johan stares gloomily at his shoes and replies, "You can't see it."]]

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* LetThemDieHappy: Subverted.Defied. [[spoiler:At the brink of death, Roberto asks Johan to "show him the landscape of the doomsday." Johan stares gloomily at his shoes and replies, "You can't see it."]]



* MeaningfulName: Johan, Ruhenheim, and what's up with Franz Bonaparta?

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* %%* MeaningfulName: Johan, Ruhenheim, and what's up with Franz Bonaparta?



* MightyWhitey: PlayedStraight, albeit something of an inversion. Japanese Dr. Tenma is the youngest and most skilled surgeon in a German hospital, goes about inspiring and being generally morally infallible as he travels around Eastern Europe.

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* MightyWhitey: PlayedStraight, albeit something of an inversion. Japanese Dr. Tenma is the youngest and most skilled surgeon in a German hospital, goes about inspiring and being generally morally infallible as he travels around Eastern Europe.



** There's also the uncanny resemblance between Lunge and [[SherlockHolmes that other super sleuth]].



* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, Win's drunk, alcoholic father, shoots Johan in the head when Johan threatens Tenma with Win's life.]] See SpannerInTheWorks below.

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* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, Win's drunk, alcoholic father, shoots Johan in the head when Johan threatens Tenma with Win's life.]] See SpannerInTheWorks below.]]



* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: [[spoiler: Johann]]: his every action is an incitement for the right man to end his life.

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* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: [[spoiler: Johann]]: Johan]]: his every action is an incitement for the right man to end his life.



* ReverseWhodunnit

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* ReverseWhodunnitReverseWhodunnit: It is clear that Johan Liebert is the murderer. The challenge is to stop him.



** Subverted: Grimmer's default is to smile; he's not a slasher or a bad guy but when he goes over the limit, [[UnstoppableRage well...]]



* TokenEvilTeammate: Otto Heckel can be viewed as this.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Otto Heckel can be viewed as this.Heckel, among Tenma's allies, is a thief and helps Tenma out of greed. Also, he unsuccessfully tries to corrupt [[spoiler:Dieter]].



* TrainingMontage Episode 9 of the anime.

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** In the last chapters, [[spoiler:Tenma tells a lady to stay where she is, a safe place during a shooting, but she abandons that area and gets shot]].
* TrainingMontage TrainingMontage: Episode 9 of the anime.anime, in which Tenma learns to use firearms.
7th May '16 9:15:52 AM DoctorCooper
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** Tenma himself could fit the mold fairly well - as kind-hearted as he is, he sees his absolute biggest mistake as being something he alone can fix. And despite numerous opportunities he gets where he could abandon his self-set mission, he refuses every time.
*** Ironically, this trope is the reason Tenma saved Johan in the first place.

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** Tenma himself could fit the mold fairly well - as kind-hearted as he is, he sees his absolute biggest mistake as being something he alone can fix. And despite numerous opportunities he gets where he could abandon his self-set mission, he refuses every time.
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time. Ironically, this trope is the reason Tenma saved Johan in the first place.



* BadassGrandpa: Dr. Reichwein, who's able to take down two hoodlums ''after'' getting the tar kicked out of him.
** Lunge counts as well [[spoiler: for the epic fight with Roberto near the end]].
* BadBoss: Director Heinemann [[GladIThoughtOfIt takes credit for Tenma's research]] and exploits his skills to save rich and influential patients... even if it means letting other patients die. He then does his best to screw Tenma's career over for daring to defy him. He also takes credit for research done by his suordinates.

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* BadassGrandpa: Dr. Reichwein, who's able to take down two hoodlums ''after'' getting the tar kicked out of him. \n** Lunge counts as well [[spoiler: for the epic fight with Roberto near the end]].
* BadBoss: Director Heinemann [[GladIThoughtOfIt takes credit for Tenma's research]] and exploits his skills to save rich and influential patients... even if it means letting other patients die. He then does his best to screw Tenma's career over for daring to defy him. He also takes credit for research done by his suordinates.subordinates.



** The series' favorite method of ending people. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that most of the murders are committed by experienced killers who don't like to risk leaving anyone alive. Johan, however, [[spoiler:manages to get shot twice in the head by two separate people, neither of whom had much firearms experience. One was a little girl, and the other was a hallucinating alcoholic. It's like his brain is a bullet magnet.]]
*** A bit of [[ShownTheirWork shown their work]] on that one. Johan is supposedly TheAntiChrist, and according to some legends about TheAntichrist, [[spoiler:he is supposed to suffer two head injuries before going on his ultimate rampage.]]

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** The series' favorite method of ending people. Probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that most of the murders are committed by experienced killers who don't like to risk leaving anyone alive. Johan, however, [[spoiler:manages to get shot twice in the head by two separate people, neither of whom had much firearms experience. One was a little girl, and the other was a hallucinating alcoholic. It's like his brain is a bullet magnet.]]
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]] A bit of [[ShownTheirWork shown their work]] on that one. Johan is supposedly TheAntiChrist, and according to some legends about TheAntichrist, [[spoiler:he is supposed to suffer two head injuries before going on his ultimate rampage.]]



** Another example happens with Jan Suk, who admired [[spoiler:a police who actually was corrupt]].



* CastOfSnowflakes

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* CastOfSnowflakesCastOfSnowflakes: In this story, the character designs are very distinctive.



* DepravedDwarf: The Baby.

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* DepravedDwarf: The Baby.Baby, a dwarf and the leader of a criminal group.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Despite almost setting itself up for a [[DownerEnding downer ending]], most of the surviving characters definitely end up with this. [[spoiler:Lunge gets back in touch with his daughter, Dieter seems to be living happily with Dr. Reichwein, Nina is well on her way to becoming a successful lawyer, and Tenma has joined Doctors Without Borders. Eva kicks her problems and seems to get her life back in order. Even Johan, depending on what you consider a "happy ending", gets one.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Despite almost setting itself up for a [[DownerEnding downer ending]], DownerEnding, most of the surviving characters definitely end up with this. [[spoiler:Lunge gets back in touch with his daughter, Dieter seems to be living happily with Dr. Reichwein, Nina is well on her way to becoming a successful lawyer, and Tenma has joined Doctors Without Borders. Eva kicks her problems and seems to get her life back in order. Even Johan, depending on what you consider a "happy ending", gets one.]]



* FanDisservice: There are several instances, like when a kid searching for his mom ends up in a red light district, sees a prostitute bent over a trashcan ''servicing'' a patron, and is paid to watch. Also, Roberto. Another being Nina in first half of the Prague arc being revealed to actually be [[spoiler:Johan in drag.]]

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* FanDisservice: There are several instances, like when a kid searching for his mom ends up in a red light district, sees a prostitute bent over a trashcan ''servicing'' a patron, and is paid to watch. Also, Roberto.Roberto, a very ugly character, who can be seen shirtless. Another being Nina in first half of the Prague arc being revealed to actually be [[spoiler:Johan in drag.]]



* TheHeart: ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' arguably has [[{{Metaphorgotten}} several]], even if Tenma is the obvious one.

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* TheHeart: ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' ''Monster'' arguably has [[{{Metaphorgotten}} several]], even if Tenma is the obvious one.



* HeartwarmingOrphan: Nina, Dieter, Karl, and Grimmer. Averted with various other Kinderheim 511 alumni, and for Johan. This being ''{{Anime/Monster}}'', though, everyone, gets an [[OrphansOrdeal ordeal]].

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Nina, Dieter, Karl, and Grimmer. Averted with various other Kinderheim 511 alumni, and for Johan. This being ''{{Anime/Monster}}'', ''Monster'', though, everyone, gets an [[OrphansOrdeal ordeal]].



*** [[spoiler: as someone familiar with the whole history, Dieter is a potential target of Johan as well]].
24th Apr '16 2:14:24 AM VanSisean
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** Eva wants Tenma to rot in prison for life out of spitefulness due to the latter dumping her and later attempts to get revenge after [[spoiler:Martin]]'s death. [[spoiler: She gets over both]].

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** Eva wants Tenma to rot in prison for life out of spitefulness due to the latter dumping her and later attempts to get revenge [[spoiler:on Johan]] after [[spoiler:Martin]]'s death. [[spoiler: She gets over both]].
22nd Apr '16 1:28:38 PM Az_Tech341
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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler: At one point in the anime, Lunge hold Tenma at gunpoint and told him how he (mistakenly) arrive at the conclusion that he is the killer, one of the points of his reasoning being that, since Tenma is a surgeon, Lunge expect him to be gifted with the exact type of cold efficiency he reads in the killer M.O.. Tenma immediatly deny that, underlining that bearing the reponsability of life and death over his patients makes him anything but cold]].

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler: At one point in the anime, Lunge hold holds Tenma at gunpoint and told tells him how he (mistakenly) arrive arrived at the conclusion that he is the killer, one of the points of his reasoning being that, since Tenma is a surgeon, Lunge expect expects him to be gifted with the exact type of cold efficiency he reads in the killer killer's M.O.. Tenma immediatly deny immediately denies that, underlining that bearing the reponsability of life and death over his patients makes him anything but cold]].
22nd Apr '16 6:31:15 AM le_mirage
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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler: At one point in the anime, Lunge hold Tenma at gunpoint and told him how he (mistakenly) arrive at the conclusion that he is the killer, one of the points of his reasoning being that, since Tenma is a surgeon, Lunge expect him to be gifted with the exact type of cold efficiency he reads in the killer M.O.. Tenma immediatly deny that, underlining that bearing the reponsability of life and death over his patients makes him anything but cold]].
19th Apr '16 4:00:54 AM Az_Tech341
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* CryLaughing: Tenma after [[spoiler: Dr. Heinemann, Dr. Boyer, and Dr. Oppenheim are murdered and he gets promoted to an even higher position than he had lost]]. Later on, [[spoiler: ''Johan'']] of all people is implied to have done this after [[spoiler: finding out that he wasn't the one who was really sent to the Red Rose Mansion]].

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* CryLaughing: Tenma after [[spoiler: after Dr. Heinemann, Dr. Boyer, and Dr. Oppenheim are murdered and he gets promoted to an even higher position than he had lost]]. Later on, [[spoiler: ''Johan'']] of all people is implied to have done this after [[spoiler: finding out that he wasn't the one who was really sent to the Red Rose Mansion]].
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