History Manga / TigerMask

28th Mar '17 2:16:12 AM valar55
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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan, Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage, and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became Heel wrestlers) to became "Strong as a Tiger".

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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan, Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage, and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became become Heel wrestlers) to became become "Strong as a Tiger".
28th Mar '17 1:10:53 AM valar55
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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan, Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became Heel wrestlers) to became "Strong as a Tiger".

To save the orphanage where he was born and raised he decided to go against the main rule of Tiger's Cave (all wrestlers must give 50% of their income to the organisation) and as such he was marked a "traitor" and other wrestlers from the Cave tried to kill him on the ring (while hired assassins tried to do the same outside of the ring).

When an orphan living in the same orphanage as Naoto started to take his heel persona as a life model Tiger Mask decided to fight honestly on the ring starting a series of confrontations that eventually brought him against the BigBad, the master of Tiger's Cave.

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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan, Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage orphanage, and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became Heel wrestlers) to became "Strong as a Tiger".

To save the orphanage where he was born and raised raised, he decided to go against the main rule of Tiger's Cave (all wrestlers must give 50% of their income to the organisation) and as such he was marked a "traitor" and other wrestlers from the Cave tried to kill him on in the ring (while hired assassins tried to do the same outside of the ring).

When an orphan living in the same orphanage as Naoto started to take his heel persona as a life model model, Tiger Mask decided to fight honestly on in the ring ring, starting a series of confrontations that eventually brought him up against the BigBad, the master of Tiger's Cave.
28th Mar '17 1:08:38 AM valar55
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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became Heel wrestlers) to became "Strong as a Tiger".

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In the manga and anime, Tiger Mask was a feared {{heel}} wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. After returning to Japan Japan, Tiger Mask joined the Japanese League headed by [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling Giant Baba]] and Wrestling/AntonioInoki (also RealLife wrestlers) who were then on the verge of kicking him out for his use of villainous techniques. Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was raised in an orphanage and later joined Tiger's Cave (a criminal cartel whose main activity was to train young people to became Heel wrestlers) to became "Strong as a Tiger".
26th Mar '17 11:32:04 AM valar55
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:Minutes before the match for the NWA championship, Naoto Date gets run over by a car and dies. No one will ever know he was the great champion Tiger Mask. Made even worse by the fact that he had survived countless assassination attempts and lethal matches only to die in a ''totally random accident''!]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Minutes before the match for the NWA championship, Naoto Date gets run over by a car and dies. No one will ever know he was the great champion Tiger Mask. Made even worse by the fact that he had survived countless assassination attempts and lethal matches only to die in a ''totally random accident''!]]
17th Mar '17 6:13:54 PM NOYB
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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Played with: Tiger Mask limit is that he's unable to freely wrestle in normal style while including fouls interrupted before the count of three, but the one to give the speech ''to him'' to make him overcome it is El Sicodelico.

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Played with: Tiger Mask Mask's limit is that he's unable to freely wrestle in normal style while including fouls interrupted before the count of three, but the one to give the speech ''to him'' to make him overcome it is El Sicodelico.
19th Feb '17 12:30:00 PM EDP
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* ShoutOut: The Tiger Mask of the 2017 sequel ''Tiger Mask W'' uses a number of moves also used by the RealLife wrestlers that used the Tiger Mask gimmick, most notably the first one Wrestling/SatoruSayama.
19th Feb '17 12:11:21 PM EDP
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* ChekhovsGun: Early on it's shown that Tiger Mask is quite proficient in the bridge position, the back suplex and the Tomoe Nage Judo throw. The Fujiyama Tiger Breaker includes a Tomoe Nage to start the move (and in fact he first had the idea when he used one and started kicking his foe because he knew a Tomoe Nage wouldn't be enough), and the manga-only Tiger V is the fusion of four different moves including the Tomoe Nage and the back suplex and need the ability to use the bridge position.

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* ChekhovsGun: Early on it's shown that Tiger Mask is quite proficient in the bridge position, the back German suplex and the Tomoe Nage Judo throw. The Fujiyama Tiger Breaker includes a Tomoe Nage to start the move (and in fact he first had the idea when he used one and started kicking his foe because he knew a Tomoe Nage wouldn't be enough), and the manga-only Tiger V is the fusion of four different moves including the Tomoe Nage and the back German suplex and need the ability to use the bridge position.



** Before inventing his own, Tiger Mask could still rely on the classical piledriver (that in one memorable occasion was fused with the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker) and back suplex. The latter was actually his signature finisher before he created his first personal one (and performs it liberally in the opening), and actually surprised everyone when he first pulled it on Black Python.

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** Before inventing his own, Tiger Mask could still rely on the classical piledriver (that in one memorable occasion was fused with the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker) and back German suplex. The latter was actually his signature finisher before he created his first personal one (and performs it liberally in the opening), and actually surprised everyone when he first pulled it on Black Python.Python.
*** The German suplex is so associated to Tiger Mask that RealLife wrestler Satoru Sayama, the first to use the gimmick in real life, used it liberally, and the Tiger Mask of ''Tiger Mask W'' also uses it as one of his {{Signature Move}}s.
19th Feb '17 4:34:29 AM EDP
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** DragonAscendant: Is the boss of the new Tiger's Cave in ''Tiger Mask W''

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** DragonAscendant: Is May be the boss of the new Tiger's Cave in ''Tiger Mask W''W''.
18th Feb '17 1:31:29 PM EDP
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga Tiger's Cave executives are weaklings, and even Mr. X can get the drop on them (he did). In the anime there are three masked executives that reveal to be [[ShroudedInMyth obscenely strong wrestlers wearing the mask of the Tiger and who were considered too strong to actually exist]], and the anime-only Big Boss is even stronger.

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* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga AdaptationalBadass:
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Tiger's Cave executives are executives: in the manga they're weaklings, and even Mr. X can get the drop on them (he did). In did), but in the anime there are three masked executives that reveal to be [[ShroudedInMyth obscenely strong wrestlers wearing the mask of the Tiger and who were considered too strong to actually exist]], and with the anime-only Big Boss is being even stronger.stronger.
** Miracle 3: in the manga [[spoiler: he's three wrestlers with the same mask, one specialized in fine techniques, one in enormous feats of strength, and one in fouls]], but in the anime [[spoiler:there's only one wrestler with all their abilities]], and is the Big Boss. Also, when Miracle 3 defeated the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker he admits he almost failed, but in the anime he executes the same counter with ease.
** Tiger Mask himself: in the manga his first battle with Miracle 3 was a CurbStompCushion, getting in full CurbStompBattle after the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker is countered, but in the anime he puts up a much better fight and even ''wins''. Even if Miracle 3, now going as Tiger the Great, is stronger himself, this is {{Justified}} as Tiger Mask's fights with the other challengers were more spaced in time, thus giving him time to keep up his training and not being tired from the series of fights, Tiger the Great countering the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker much faster leads to Tiger Mask not having his legs tired, and Tiger the Great ripping Tiger Mask's mask just making him ''snap''.


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* BadassCrew: A few:
** Of the seven main challengers to Tiger Mask's NWA World Maskmen Championship, Piranha, Devil Spider, Universal Mask, Golgotha Cross, Jekyll & Hyde and Viking Kid acted like a group.
** [[IAmSpartacus The Seven Tiger Masks]].
18th Feb '17 1:14:37 PM EDP
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* BlessedWithSuck: How Tiger Mask being recognized as World Maskmen Champion by the NWA is treated: while he's now a world champion and his matches will earn him more money, it also means he cannot refuse a challenge or the title would be voided, and he's now getting loads of such challengers (the first ''on the very same day'' the NWA made the announcement).
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