History Manga / Ratman

21st Oct '15 2:25:05 PM Hailfire25
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** Well it would have been, if another Jackey [[FunnyBackgroundEvent didn't get hit in the head by another piece]].


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** Well it would have been, if another Jackey [[FunnyBackgroundEvent didn't get hit in the head by another piece]].
26th Jul '15 4:47:02 PM shade6116
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** To say nothing of what happens when [[spoiler: Sin tosses Mirea off a building.]] The resulting DespairEventHorizon drives Ratman to become a mindless beast that looks like a cross between The Hulk and Godzilla. With a BreathWeapon/ WaveMotionGun to boot.
16th Jul '15 10:47:32 PM MechWarrior
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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Shiki before his HeelFaceTurn, and [[spoiler: Akeboshi Shin/IS-KA/Sin, the son of Shiningman]].

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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Shiki before his HeelFaceTurn, and [[spoiler: Akeboshi Shin/IS-KA/Sin, the son of Shiningman]].
16th Jul '15 10:45:36 PM MechWarrior
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* ShoutOut: Some of the poses on this [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ratman/c005/27.html page]] of this page look [[Franchise/SailorMoon AWFULLY]] [[{{Kinnikuman}} familiar]]...

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* ShoutOut: Some of the poses on this [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ratman/c005/27.html page]] of this page look [[Franchise/SailorMoon AWFULLY]] [[{{Kinnikuman}} [[{{Manga/Kinnikuman}} familiar]]...



** Fatman's family photo had him wearing a shirt with {{Keroro|Gunso}} on it.
** G9's little speech matches the members of the ''CodeBreaker''.

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** Fatman's family photo had him wearing a shirt with {{Keroro|Gunso}} {{Manga/SgtFrog}} on it.
** G9's little speech matches the members of the ''CodeBreaker''.''Manga/CodeBreaker''.



** Ratman in his look and origin seems very similar to KamenRider.

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** Ratman in his look and origin seems very similar to KamenRider.Franchise/KamenRider.
22nd Jun '15 2:15:51 PM Hailfire25
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Haruka is revealed to be pregnant with Fatman's kid and they are planning on getting married.]]


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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Shuto and Mirea in the epilogue]].
31st May '15 9:28:30 PM MechWarrior
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But this isn't your average super villain story - in a city that worships heroes without question, corporate heroes sell out on a daily basis, and low-profile villains prepare for war while the heroes just spend their days catching robbers and showing off. Armed with a TransformationTrinket with the power to turn its wearer into a seven-foot tall demon (and minions who are so lackadaisical that TheThreeStooges could look more competent), Shuto has to figure out what being a hero really means, and who his real enemies are.

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But this isn't your average super villain story - in a city that worships heroes without question, corporate heroes sell out on a daily basis, and low-profile villains prepare for war while the heroes just spend their days catching robbers and showing off. Armed with a TransformationTrinket with the power to turn its wearer into a seven-foot tall demon (and minions who are so lackadaisical that TheThreeStooges Film/TheThreeStooges could look more competent), Shuto has to figure out what being a hero really means, and who his real enemies are.
25th Feb '15 4:50:30 PM nitrokitty
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TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, advances in technology have made low-level superpowers available to anyone who can afford the treatments and gadgets necessary. As a result, corporate-sponsored superheroes have become ubiquitous in Japanese society. Young Shuto Katsuragi has been a superhero {{otaku}} since he was rescued by one as a child, and plans to become a hero himself at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, Shuto is just short of five feet tall, skinny, and generally way too wimpy to be considered hero material.

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TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, advances in technology have made low-level superpowers available to anyone who can afford the treatments and gadgets necessary. As a result, [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero corporate-sponsored superheroes superheroes]] have become ubiquitous in Japanese society. Young Shuto Katsuragi has been a superhero {{otaku}} since he was rescued by one as a child, and plans to become a hero himself at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, Shuto is just short of five feet tall, skinny, and generally way too wimpy to be considered hero material.
5th Feb '15 3:48:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* AntiHero: Shuto sees himself as a dark hero while as Ratman. The funny thing is: Ratman is an AntiVillain [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]] ({{Woobie}} Anti-Villain) and IV ([[DesignatedVillain In Name Only]])) ''together'', the only thing that separates him from true hero-dom is the [[CardCarryingVillain card carrying]]. And even that is forced on him.

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* AntiHero: Shuto sees himself as a dark hero while as Ratman. The funny thing is: Ratman is an AntiVillain [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]] ({{Woobie}} ([[TheWoobie Woobie]] Anti-Villain) and IV ([[DesignatedVillain In Name Only]])) ''together'', the only thing that separates him from true hero-dom is the [[CardCarryingVillain card carrying]].{{card carrying|Villain}}. And even that is forced on him.



* AscendedFanBoy: Shuto, but on the "wrong" side.

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* AscendedFanBoy: AscendedFanboy: Shuto, but on the "wrong" side.



** His not stopping to think is [[LampshadedTrope brought up]] by none other than... himself. He outright thinks that he doesn't have time to be suspicious of the situation.

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** His not stopping to think is [[LampshadedTrope [[LampshadeHanging brought up]] by none other than... himself. He outright thinks that he doesn't have time to be suspicious of the situation.



** [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Watchaman]] film, even has Rorschach on the ticket.

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** [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Watchaman]] Comicbook/{{Watch|men}}aman film, even has Rorschach on the ticket.



* BulletCatch: A Jacky does this after an OffscreenTeleportation to grab a piece of concrete just as it was about to hit an unflinching Mirea seen [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ratman/c027/9.html here]]. Yes that scene was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* BulletCatch: A Jacky does this after an OffscreenTeleportation to grab a piece of concrete just as it was about to hit an unflinching Mirea seen [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/ratman/c027/9.html here]]. Yes Yes, that scene was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



* CatGirl: [[spoiler: Rio's ]] costume and codename are based on this.

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* CatGirl: [[spoiler: Rio's ]] Rio's]] costume and codename are based on this.



* DarkIsNotEvil=/=LightIsNotGood: Lampshaded by the reporter when she witnesses the fight between Ratman and the Unknown Hero, since she can't tell which one is supposed to be the hero or the villain.

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* DarkIsNotEvil=/=LightIsNotGood: DamselInDistress: Mirea Mizushima appears to be one, but is really a DecoyDamsel.
** Rio plays it straight later.
* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood:
Lampshaded by the reporter when she witnesses the fight between Ratman and the Unknown Hero, since she can't tell which one is supposed to be the hero or the villain.



* DistressedDamsel: Mirea Mizushima appears to be one, but is really a DecoyDamsel.
** Rio plays it straight later.



* GratuitousEnglish: here and there in the story, and every chapter name is "subtitled" in English too. At least it's usually grammatically correct, if not always stylish.

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* GratuitousEnglish: here Here and there in the story, and every chapter name is "subtitled" in English too. At least it's usually grammatically correct, if not always stylish.



* LightEmUp: Shiningman and [[spoiler: Ratman]]

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* LightEmUp: Shiningman and [[spoiler: Ratman]]Ratman.]]



* [[MisterExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Crea, in Episode 05.

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* [[MisterExposition [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Crea, in Episode 05.



* NoKillLikeOverkill: A '''D'''-rank hero uses his strongest attack on a single Jackey who was simply grocery shopping.
** For bonus points, it doesn't even really do anything to him.



* ParentalAbandonment: Crea and Mirea's parents died when Mirea was little. Rio's [[MissingMom mother]] also died when she was little, partially fueling her desire to become a superhero so that she could save others from a similar fate. Shuto's father is also nowhere to be found, but his situation is less clear.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Crea and Mirea's parents died when Mirea was little. Rio's [[MissingMom mother]] {{m|issingMom}}other also died when she was little, partially fueling her desire to become a superhero so that she could save others from a similar fate. Shuto's father is also nowhere to be found, but his situation is less clear.



* RescueRomance: Taishi asked Shuuto and the Jackals to arrange this to impress her customer and LoveInterest, Haruka. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:In the end, it didn't matter; [[SamaritanRelationshipStarter Haruka already]] [[NiceGuy knows his]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan worth as a man.]]]]

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* RescueRomance: Taishi asked Shuuto and the Jackals to arrange this to impress her customer and LoveInterest, Haruka. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:In the end, it didn't matter; [[SamaritanRelationshipStarter Haruka already]] [[NiceGuy knows his]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan worth as a man.]]]]man]].]]



** [[http://www.mangareader.net/ratman/10/24 This]] looks like the move [[{{Hellsing}} Seras did to Zorin]].

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** [[http://www.mangareader.net/ratman/10/24 This]] looks like the move [[{{Hellsing}} [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Seras did to Zorin]].



** Fatman's family photo had him wearing a shirt with [[KeroroGunso Keroro]] on it.

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** Fatman's family photo had him wearing a shirt with [[KeroroGunso Keroro]] {{Keroro|Gunso}} on it.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: A '''D'''-rank hero uses his strongest attack on a single Jackey who was simply grocery shopping.
** For bonus points, it doesn't even really do anything to him.
11th Jan '15 6:55:00 PM Eagal
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* [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman Boxing Lessons For Ratman]]: Shuto, after realizing that all of his strength is from being Ratman and relies solely on being UnskilledButStrong, deduces that he needs to actually learn how to fight to deal with his opponents that are equally strong or stronger. So he now jogs four days of the week and went to a Boxing Gym to improve himself.

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* [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman Boxing Lessons For Ratman]]: BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Shuto, after realizing that all of his strength is from being Ratman and relies solely on being UnskilledButStrong, deduces that he needs to actually learn how to fight to deal with his opponents that are equally strong or stronger. So he now jogs four days of the week and went to a Boxing Gym to improve himself.



* NoExportForYou: At first averted, then played straight, as lampshaded in [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/44790/ratman_v1_ch1_by_mixini-studios/74 this image]] by the scanlation group that picked it up after Tokyopop dropped it.
21st Sep '14 7:06:34 PM shade6116
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* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Akeboshi Shin/Sin, Shiningman's son, looks like an eviller Ratman in his true super form.]]


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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Shiki before his HeelFaceTurn, and [[spoiler: Akeboshi Shin/IS-KA/Sin, the son of Shiningman]].
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