History Manga / Shamo

9th Jul '16 5:16:47 PM Willbyr
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!!Tropes Within This Manga:

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!!Tropes Within This Manga: ----
!!This manga provides examples of:



* TakeThat: Shamo really, ''really'' likes taking the piss out of MMA competitions.

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* TakeThat: Shamo ''Shamo'' really, ''really'' likes taking the piss out of MMA competitions.



* UsedToBeASweetKid:

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* UsedToBeASweetKid:UsedToBeASweetKid


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31st May '16 12:26:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
1st May '15 10:59:04 PM FKJ10
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* DyingAlone: [[spoiler: The final fate of Ryo as he dies from his injuries alone in a forest after his fight with the brother duo.]]
12th Apr '15 8:23:39 PM FKJ10
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* [[{{Filler}} Filler Arc]]: A lot consider the Black Monkey Arc to be so. Others say it was character development.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Take a wild guess.



* [[{{Filler}} Filler Arc]]: A lot consider the Black Monkey Arc to be so. Others say it was character development.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Take a wild guess.
12th Apr '15 8:12:58 PM FKJ10
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** Later attempted by Moemi when she [[BestServedCold stabs Ryo before his match with Toma so that he bleed outs during the fight.]]

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** Later attempted by Moemi when she [[BestServedCold stabs Ryo before his match with Toma so that he will bleed outs out during the fight.]]
12th Apr '15 8:09:32 PM FKJ10
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* FromBadToWorse: Despite becoming a BadAss after getting out of the reformatory Ryo never finds any long lasting success in his [[CheatersNeverProsper martial arts career]] and only causes more trouble for himself and [[DoomMagnet the people around him.]]



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Subverted. It has taken a long LONG time. The series has been canceled twice. Sometimes goes 2 years between chapters, but apparently now, it will have an ending. But then again, who knows.
** It finally ended in 2015.
7th Apr '15 4:30:23 PM rockmanx
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At the age of sixteen Ryo Narushima was a straight "A" student. He seemingly had no trouble getting into Tokyo University and joining the elite of society. However, that summer something cracked inside Ryo's head. With a small knife he brutally murdered both of his parents leaving only his sister alive and cowering in a corner. After being sent to a reformatory, he learns martial arts from an old convict named [[EvilMentor Kurokawa]] (who tried to assassinate a politician...also with a knife) that helps him overcome his bullying. He continues to study karate while at the same time becoming more and more of a sociopathic monster.

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At the age of sixteen sixteen, Ryo Narushima was a straight "A" student. He seemingly had no trouble getting into Tokyo University and joining the elite of society. However, that summer something cracked inside Ryo's head. With a small knife knife, he brutally murdered both of his parents parents, leaving only his sister alive and cowering in a corner. After being sent to a reformatory, he learns martial arts from an old convict named [[EvilMentor Kurokawa]] (who tried to assassinate a politician... also with a knife) that helps him overcome his bullying. He continues to study karate while at the same time becoming more and more of a sociopathic monster.
7th Apr '15 4:26:12 PM rockmanx
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ryo spends the first 16 years of his life being a mild mannered perfect son. After that not so much

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ryo spends the first 16 years of his life being a mild mannered perfect son. After that that, not so muchmuch.



* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Well at least Ryo and his sister seemed to think so

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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Well at least Ryo and his sister seemed to think soso.



* DrivenToSuicide: Ryo's first girlfriend.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Ryo's first girlfriend.girlfriend, Megumi.



** Ryo takes a special steroid before his match with Sugawara and one of his eyes turn blood red signifying how demonic he has become

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** Ryo takes a special steroid before his match with Sugawara and one of his eyes turn blood red signifying how demonic he has becomebecome.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Invoked - the thugs in the juvenile rehab center that Ryo's being held at are utterly ''disgusted'' at Ryo because he killed his parents, saying that not even they would do such a thing...while being far more despicable than Ryo was. Being a natural weakling doesn't really help Ryo's cause either.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Invoked - the thugs in the juvenile rehab center that Ryo's being held at are utterly ''disgusted'' at Ryo because he killed his parents, saying that not even they would do such a thing... while being far more despicable than Ryo was. Being a natural weakling doesn't really help Ryo's cause either.



* EvilGloating: Ryo does this to Sugarawa about [[spoiler:raping his girlfiend]] in their first match.

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* EvilGloating: Ryo does this to Sugarawa Suwagara about [[spoiler:raping his girlfiend]] in their first match.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: For as BadAss and invincible Ryo is often presented he never actually outright wins any of his main fights in the manga. He does however win against a few no names (sometimes) and its strongly implied that he has won many fights in the street outside of the ring. This in turn makes him out as a sort of DoomedMoralVictor

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: For as BadAss and invincible Ryo is often presented he never actually outright wins any of his main fights in the manga. He does however win against a few no names (sometimes) and its strongly implied that he has won many fights in the street outside of the ring. This in turn makes him out as a sort of DoomedMoralVictorDoomedMoralVictor.



* HeelFaceTurn: In a bizarre example Ryo's teacher the man responsible for Ryo learning to become a ruthless martial artist sees the error of his ways and turns good durring the final days of his life. He even apologizes to Ryo and tries to get him to stop being as evil

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* HeelFaceTurn: In a bizarre example Ryo's teacher the man responsible for Ryo learning to become a ruthless martial artist sees the error of his ways and turns good durring the final days of his life. He even apologizes to Ryo and tries to get him to stop being as evilevil.



** Also Ryo is by NO MEANS the strongest in the series. Literally every main fight he has he is outmatched (sometimes severely outmatched heck he even at one point gets beat up by a transvestite prostitute). And besides some filler fights he never outright wins any fight. However this is where his VillainousValor comes into play.

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** Also Also, Ryo is by NO MEANS the strongest in the series. Literally every main fight he has has, he is outmatched (sometimes severely outmatched heck he even at one point gets beat up by a transvestite prostitute). And besides some filler fights fights, he never outright wins any fight. However However, this is where his VillainousValor comes into play.



* LightIsNotGood: It is VERY subtle in the series but it's there and arguably a main point of the series. One example is Mochizuki who depending on your point of view is actually the villain. Another is Ryo's family (particularly mom and dad) who on the surface seemed like good people. However LightIsGood is played straight with Toma.
** [[spoiler: Though ultimately LightIsGood is also averted with Toma. For all his good intentions, the only reason why Toma means to be kind to Ryo is because he has never gone through any lasting loss and harm, being the InnocentProdigy that he is. Ryo even mentions this, that he is like a child and has no blood thirst, and the entiryty of the Black VS White chapters of their fight is translated simultaneously as a kind of mental battle while Toma is trying to save Ryo while fighting off his corruption. [[GoneHorriblyWrong It didn't work.]] Since Toma's goodness is not so much about his being GOOD as it is about his never being exposed to evil in his life, it is a fragile thing -- he ultimately cracks and gives up on trying to save Ryo and ends up trying to kill him with the best of them.]] Of course, that might just go to show how much Ryo IS fucking Evil inside.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Natsumi after years of substance abuse.

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* LightIsNotGood: It is VERY subtle in the series series, but it's there there, and arguably a main point of the series. One example is Mochizuki Mochizuki, who depending on your point of view view, is actually the villain. Another is Ryo's family (particularly mom and dad) dad), who on the surface seemed like good people. However However, LightIsGood is played straight with Toma.
** [[spoiler: Though ultimately LightIsGood is also averted with Toma. For all his good intentions, the only reason why Toma means to be kind to Ryo is because he has never gone through any lasting loss and harm, being the InnocentProdigy that he is. Ryo even mentions this, that he is like a child and has no blood thirst, and the entiryty entirety of the Black VS White chapters of their fight is translated simultaneously as a kind of mental battle while Toma is trying to save Ryo while fighting off his corruption. [[GoneHorriblyWrong It didn't work.]] Since Toma's goodness is not so much about his being GOOD as it is about his never being exposed to evil in his life, it is a fragile thing -- he ultimately cracks and gives up on trying to save Ryo and ends up trying to kill him with the best of them.]] Of course, that might just go to show how much Ryo IS is fucking Evil EVIL inside.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Natsumi Natsumi, after years of substance abuse.



* RealityEnsues

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* RealityEnsuesRealityEnsues: Does it ever.



* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: To Toma volume 28 end.
* SuicideMission: Ryo vs Toma. Ryo gets injured before hand and knows the fight will aggravate his wounds to the point of killing him but still chooses to fight anyways.

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* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: To Toma Toma, in the end of volume 28 end.28.
* SuicideMission: Ryo vs Toma. Ryo gets injured before hand and knows the fight will aggravate his wounds to the point of killing him him, but still chooses to fight anyways.



** And considering all of the other horrific things that they show over the corse of the series ie rape, murder, prostitution, maiming the fact that This was the one thing that they refused to show really makes you wonder just how dusturbing it really was

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** And considering all of the other horrific things that they show over the corse course of the series ie series, i.e. rape, murder, prostitution, maiming the fact that This THIS was the one thing that they refused to show really makes you wonder just how dusturbing disturbing it really waswas...



* TournamentArc: 2 separate ones
* TragicHero: The main character is an extremely dark example of this with more emphasis on the tragic than the hero part. Also Suwagara

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* TournamentArc: 2 separate ones
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* TragicHero: The main character is an extremely dark example of this with more emphasis on the tragic than the hero part. Also SuwagaraSuwagara.



* VillainousWidowsPeak: At times

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* VillainousWidowsPeak: At times Ryo, at times.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Subverted. It has taken a long LONG time. The series has been canceled twice. Sometimes goes 2 years between chapters but apparently now it will have an ending. But then again who knows

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Subverted. It has taken a long LONG time. The series has been canceled twice. Sometimes goes 2 years between chapters chapters, but apparently now now, it will have an ending. But then again again, who knows knows.
** It finally ended in 2015.
7th Apr '15 4:18:44 PM rockmanx
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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Despite all of the horrific crimes that Ryo commits. The true villain of the manga is society at large. Society is what turned Ryo into the monster that he is (as well as many other characters for that matter) And towards the latest chapters it is very apparent that This is what Ryo is truly fighting against. The hypocrisy of society in every day life and those who pretend to be good but are really in some ways even worse than he is. In this way Ryo is actually more of a Byronic Hero than a true villain. Sometimes

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Despite all of the horrific crimes that Ryo commits. The true villain of the manga is society at large. Society is what turned Ryo into the monster that he is (as well as many other characters for that matter) And towards the latest chapters chapters, it is very apparent that This this is what Ryo is truly fighting against. The hypocrisy of society in every day everyday life and those who pretend to be good good, but are really in some ways ways, even worse than he is. In this way way, Ryo is actually more of a Byronic Hero than a true villain. SometimesSometimes.
7th Apr '15 4:03:47 PM FKJ10
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* HairTriggerTemper: Ryo is very quick to anger

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* HairTriggerTemper: Ryo is very quick to angeranger.



* ThePsychoRangers: The [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Black Dogi]] are this in comparison to [[AllLovingHero Toma's]] team.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Despite all of the horrific crimes that Ryo commits. The true villain of the manga is society at large. Society is what turned Ryo into the monster that he is (as well as many other characters for that matter) And towards the latest chapters it is very apparent that This is what Ryo is truly fighting against. The hyprocipicy of society in every day life and those who pretend to be good but are really in some ways even worse than he is. In this way Ryo is actually more of a Byronic Hero than a true villain. Sometimes

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Despite all of the horrific crimes that Ryo commits. The true villain of the manga is society at large. Society is what turned Ryo into the monster that he is (as well as many other characters for that matter) And towards the latest chapters it is very apparent that This is what Ryo is truly fighting against. The hyprocipicy hypocrisy of society in every day life and those who pretend to be good but are really in some ways even worse than he is. In this way Ryo is actually more of a Byronic Hero than a true villain. Sometimes
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