History Manga / Oldboy

28th Dec '15 10:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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A Japanese {{Manga}} spanning from 1996 to 1998, Oldboy is perhaps better known for the loosely-adapted [[Film/{{Oldboy}} film version of the same name]].
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A Japanese {{Manga}} spanning from 1996 to 1998, Oldboy is perhaps better known for the loosely-adapted [[Film/{{Oldboy}} [[Film/{{Oldboy 2003}} film version of the same name]].
9th Feb '14 12:06:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Do not spoiler tag trope names on work pages or the names of works on trope pages; please see Handling Spoilers for more information.


* [[spoiler:CreepyChild: Kakinuma. Even Yukio (read: '''his teacher''') harbored a dislike for him simply because he was so creepy.]]
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* [[spoiler:CreepyChild: Kakinuma.CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Kakinuma. Even Yukio (read: '''his teacher''') harbored a dislike for him simply because he was so creepy.]]

* [[spoiler:DontYouDarePityMe: The reason for Kakinuma imprisoning Goto is because he was the only person to ever pity him when they were children.]] * [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Kakinuma, who loses his gamble and decides to keep to his end of the bargain.]]
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* [[spoiler:DontYouDarePityMe: The DontYouDarePityMe: [[spoiler:The reason for Kakinuma imprisoning Goto is because he was the only person to ever pity him when they were children.]] * [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Kakinuma, DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Kakinuma, who loses his gamble and decides to keep to his end of the bargain.]]

* [[spoiler:RageBreakingPoint: Both Goto and Yamashita invoke this, when pushed too hard and beaten respectively.]]
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* [[spoiler:RageBreakingPoint: Both RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:Both Goto and Yamashita invoke this, when pushed too hard and beaten respectively.]]

* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Kakinuma when Goto figures out why he imprisoned him.]] * [[spoiler:WhatNowEnding: The epilogue of the series ends with Kakinuma dead, and Goto with Eri. However, Goto has a nightmare about Eri's second layer of hypnosis causing her to kill herself, prompting Goto to conclude that Kakinuma's game has yet to finish.]] * WoundedGazelleGambit: Yamashita, wanting more money after being released, acts drunk to attract muggers [[TookALevelInBadass so he can mug them.]]
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* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Kakinuma VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Kakinuma when Goto figures out why he imprisoned him.]] * [[spoiler:WhatNowEnding: The WhatNowEnding: [[spoiler:The epilogue of the series ends with Kakinuma dead, and Goto with Eri. However, Goto has a nightmare about Eri's second layer of hypnosis causing her to kill herself, prompting Goto to conclude that Kakinuma's game has yet to finish.]] * WoundedGazelleGambit: Yamashita, wanting more money after being released, acts drunk to attract muggers [[TookALevelInBadass so he can mug them.]]]] ----
27th Jun '13 6:33:43 PM TheomanZero
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** Alias Dojima's spy never gets a real or fake name. * PermaStubble: Yamashita [[spoiler:though he appears clean-shaven in the epilogue.]]
27th Jun '13 2:55:26 PM TheomanZero
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The premise remains the same between the manga and movie, but beyond that they differ completely. Even the [[TheStoic calm]] Yamashita from the manga is changed to the [[HairTriggerTemper almost psychopathic]] Oh Dae-su in the movie. Also, [[spoiler: no one except Kakinuma dies in the manga; in the film, there is literally a mountain of corpses left by Oh Dae-su]]
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The premise remains the same between the manga and movie, but beyond that they differ completely. Even the [[TheStoic calm]] Yamashita from the manga is changed to the [[HairTriggerTemper almost psychopathic]] Oh Dae-su in the movie. Also, [[spoiler: no one except Kakinuma dies in the manga; in the film, there is literally a mountain of corpses left by Oh Dae-su]]Dae-su]].

* [[spoiler:RageBreakingPoint: Both Goto and Yamashita invoke this, when pushed to hard and beaten respectively.]]
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* [[spoiler:RageBreakingPoint: Both Goto and Yamashita invoke this, when pushed to too hard and beaten respectively.]]

* SmugSnake: Alias Dojima, who is constantly calm (even when [[spoiler: Goto snaps and starts punching him in the face]], he remains somewhat indifferent.
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* SmugSnake: Alias Dojima, who is constantly calm (even when [[spoiler: Goto snaps and starts punching him in the face]], he remains somewhat indifferent.indifferent).
27th Jun '13 1:46:25 PM TheomanZero
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Never mind, it was a mistranslation.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Alias Dojima's secretary and Yamashita's old teacher both have the given name Kyoko, although the latter usually goes by her pen name, Yayoi Kusama.
27th Jun '13 1:26:24 PM TheomanZero
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Alias: Dojima's secretary and Yamashita's old teacher both have the given name Kyoko, although the latter usually goes by her pen name, Yayoi Kusama.
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Alias: Alias Dojima's secretary and Yamashita's old teacher both have the given name Kyoko, although the latter usually goes by her pen name, Yayoi Kusama.
27th Jun '13 1:26:08 PM TheomanZero
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Alias: Dojima's secretary and Yamashita's old teacher both have the given name Kyoko, although the latter usually goes by her pen name, Yayoi Kusama.
1st Jan '13 8:03:58 PM Beiahnu
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The premise remains the same between the manga and movie, but beyond that they differ completely. Even the [[TheStoic calm]] Yamashita from the manga is changed to the [[HairTriggerTemper almost psychopathic]] Oh Dae-su in the movie.
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The premise remains the same between the manga and movie, but beyond that they differ completely. Even the [[TheStoic calm]] Yamashita from the manga is changed to the [[HairTriggerTemper almost psychopathic]] Oh Dae-su in the movie. Also, [[spoiler: no one except Kakinuma dies in the manga; in the film, there is literally a mountain of corpses left by Oh Dae-su]]

* TokenRomance: Yamashita and Eri. [[spoiler:It turns out it's a result of hypnosis.]]
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* TokenRomance: Yamashita and Eri. [[spoiler:It turns out it's a result of hypnosis.]]]] They get somewhat over it.
9th Dec '12 6:40:44 PM TinyTedDanson
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