History Manga / Trigun

3rd Apr '16 10:22:22 PM the_paper
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** Tessla probably alludes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla a certain Serbian inventor and engineer]], himself [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Fists_of_Science a glorious Steampunk hero]] (click if you dare). (Alternately, she might be named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Motors one of the companies named after Nikola Tesla]].)

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** Tessla probably alludes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla a certain Serbian inventor and engineer]], himself [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Fists_of_Science a glorious Steampunk hero]] (click if you dare). (Alternately, she might be named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Motors one of the companies named after Nikola Tesla]].)
29th Feb '16 3:18:20 PM bradleysigma
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* PriceOnTheirHead: Vash has $$60 000 000 000 on his head for the destruction of a city. Up until the Bernadelli Insurance Corporation declares him a "human act of God".
27th Jan '16 9:29:03 AM marcoasalazarm
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* PacifismBackfire: A pretty hefty amount of InUniverse angst and (in and out-of-universe) arguing is how much personal sacrifice and CrazyEnoughToWork plans Vash has to go through for his pacifist calling (which is noble, but ''definitely'' clashing with the CrapsackWorld, "anybody with a gun and a desperate need for money (which is ''everybody on the planet'') is out to get Vash's bounty" setting), ''especially'' when the Gung-Ho Guns and Knives come calling and the fact Vash can't bring himself to even give them something slightly greater than flesh wounds allows them to throw their contempt for Vash's beliefs to his face via ''massive'' slaughters.
24th Jan '16 9:03:27 AM Generality
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* NemesisWeapon: As shown in a flashback in the anime, after wrecking a fleet of {{Colony Ship}}s, Knives uses some of the ships' remains to make a pair of pistols which, if used by one of his race, can transform into weapons of mass destruction called "Angel Arms". He gives one of the guns to Vash, still thinking he can bring his good twin around. It becomes Vash's weapon of choice, with its twin only appearing in the finale.
19th Jan '16 9:35:29 AM Willbyr
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** All the non-{{Gonk}} characters must have only ''four'' faces or something. So much in Nightow's work that most "Kekkai Sensen" characters look like ''{{Trigun}}'' expies. Vash's face must be the most overused one, too, Livio even looks like Vash/Knives with a fancy tattoo. Even Chronica sorts of looks like them.

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** All the non-{{Gonk}} characters must have only ''four'' faces or something. So much in Nightow's work that most "Kekkai Sensen" characters look like ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Trigun'' expies. Vash's face must be the most overused one, too, Livio even looks like Vash/Knives with a fancy tattoo. Even Chronica sorts of looks like them.
19th Jan '16 9:30:57 AM spirasen
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* XDaysSince: In an interesting variation of this trope, showed a sign in one city counting the number of murders and serious injuries that had occured that day.
* {{Yandere}}: Manga Wolfwood can be seen as CuteAndPsycho -- you start suspecting something's wrong when [[NightmareFuel he turns Grey the Ninelives into minced meat]] with a SlasherSmile. Also, Knives might be a {{Yandere}} over Vash, because nothing is too creepy or dysfunctional for him. Depending on interpretation, Vash might also be CuteAndPsycho.
* YellowBrickRoad: Getting to [[BigBad Knives]].
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Vash and Knives; Nicholas; Livio; Kaito. In the manga, all of these characters including Knives express nostalgia towards the 'more innocent times' of their childhood and regrets at not being able to go back in time.

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* XDaysSince: In an interesting variation of this trope, showed a sign in one city counting the number of murders and serious injuries that had occured occurred that day.
* {{Yandere}}: Manga Wolfwood can be seen as CuteAndPsycho -- you start suspecting something's wrong wrong, when [[NightmareFuel he turns Grey the Ninelives into minced meat]] meat,]] with a SlasherSmile. Also, Knives might be a {{Yandere}} over Vash, because nothing is too creepy or dysfunctional for him. Depending on interpretation, Vash might also be CuteAndPsycho.
* YellowBrickRoad: Getting to [[BigBad Knives]].
Knives.]]
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Vash and Knives; Nicholas; Livio; and Kaito. In the manga, all of these characters including Knives Knives, express nostalgia towards the 'more innocent times' of their childhood childhood, and regrets at not being able to go back in time.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Vash and Knives in both versions of the flashback--they were a year old when the Fall happened. [[spoiler: Wolfwood]], in the manga. He's in his mid to late teens when introduced, and [[spoiler: dies before]] he's twenty.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: This tends to be the reaction of anyone when finding out Vash is the Humanoid Typhoon - unless they've seen him in action, at least. ''Badlands Rumble'' gets an entire ''bar'' laughing at the thought, with one patron even suggesting he might be doing {{cosplay}}.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Vash and Knives Knives, in both versions of the flashback--they flashback -- they were a year old old, when the Fall happened. [[spoiler: Wolfwood]], in the manga. He's in his mid to late teens teens, when introduced, and [[spoiler: dies before]] he's twenty.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: This tends to be the reaction of anyone anyone, when finding out Vash is the Humanoid Typhoon - -- unless they've seen him in action, at least. ''Badlands Rumble'' gets an entire ''bar'' laughing at the thought, with one patron even suggesting suggesting, he might be doing {{cosplay}}.
12th Dec '15 8:26:42 AM Cieloazul
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* HandyFeet: A kidnapped and hand tied Meryl frees herself by firing Milly's stungun with her feet.
9th Dec '15 8:55:51 AM spirasen
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: AerithAndBob accounts for most of these, but Rem? Who names their foster-son ''Knives?'' Crazy ninjas, that's who! Pirates! Not pacifist astronauts conspiring to prevent the kid from being dissected by their coworkers! [[MeaningfulName It's like you were asking for it.]][[note]]It should be noted that watching ''Film/ScottPilgrim'' for the first time immediately after an episode of Trigun automatically renders Knives Chau about eight times more hilarious a being.[[/note]]

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: AerithAndBob accounts for most of these, but Rem? Who names their foster-son ''Knives?'' Crazy ninjas, that's who! Pirates! Not pacifist astronauts conspiring to prevent the kid from being dissected by their coworkers! [[MeaningfulName It's like you were asking for it.]][[note]]It ]] [[note]]It should be noted that watching ''Film/ScottPilgrim'' ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' for the first time immediately after an episode of Trigun automatically renders Knives Chau about eight times more hilarious a being.[[/note]]




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9th Dec '15 8:50:08 AM spirasen
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-->-- '''[[InnocentBystander Random Villager]]'''

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On the [[SingleBiomePlanet desert world]] of [[MeaningfulName Gunsmoke/No Man's Land]], two young women--the tall, [[TheDitz ditzy]] Milly Thompson and the tiny, [[{{Tsundere}} short-tempered]] Meryl Stryfe--hunt for wandering outlaw and [[HonorBeforeReason absolute pacifist]] "Vash the Stampede". Meryl and Milly work for an insurance company that Vash is bankrupting with [[DestructiveSaviour the property damage credited to his name]], all of it collateral from the ridiculous fights he tends to get into, which have resulted in his nickname of "[[RedBaron The Humanoid Typhoon]]". Why all the fights? Vash has a bounty of $$60,000,000,000 (sixty billion [[GlobalCurrency double-dollars]]) on his head. Every BountyHunter on the planet wants Vash's head in their hands so they can collect the money; Meryl and Milly just want to stop Vash from wrecking the cities into which he wanders.

Wacky hijinks ensue for a few episodes, then [[CerebusSyndrome the mood darkens]]. Lots of people die, in many cases slowly and horribly. Survivors discover new things about themselves. Personal growth takes place. There are hints of romance. [[FromBadToWorse Then the mood gets darker still]]. For the eggheads out there, the series even has a fair amount of analysis of certain aspects of Christian theology, as viewed from a Japanese perspective, that examines the contrast between pacifist ideals and the moral obligation to protect the innocent...even if it means taking alife.

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On the [[SingleBiomePlanet desert world]] of [[MeaningfulName Gunsmoke/No Man's Land]], two young women--the women -- the tall, [[TheDitz ditzy]] Milly Thompson and the tiny, [[{{Tsundere}} short-tempered]] Meryl Stryfe--hunt Stryfe -- hunt for wandering outlaw and [[HonorBeforeReason absolute pacifist]] "Vash the Stampede". Stampede." Meryl and Milly work for an insurance company that Vash is bankrupting with [[DestructiveSaviour the property damage credited to his name]], all of it collateral from the ridiculous fights he tends to get into, which have resulted in his nickname of "[[RedBaron The Humanoid Typhoon]]". Typhoon]]." Why all the fights? Vash has a bounty of $$60,000,000,000 (sixty billion [[GlobalCurrency double-dollars]]) on his head. Every BountyHunter on the planet wants Vash's head in their hands so they can collect the money; Meryl and Milly just want to stop Vash from wrecking the cities into which he wanders.

Wacky hijinks ensue for a few episodes, then [[CerebusSyndrome the mood darkens]]. Lots of people die, in many cases slowly and horribly. Survivors discover new things about themselves. Personal growth takes place. There are hints of romance. [[FromBadToWorse Then the mood gets darker still]]. For the eggheads out there, the series even has a fair amount of analysis of certain aspects of Christian theology, as viewed from a Japanese perspective, that examines the contrast between pacifist ideals and the moral obligation to protect the innocent...even Even if it means taking alife.
a life.



The show, formerly licensed in the US by Pioneer/Creator/{{Geneon}} and now licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, is on [[http://www.youtube.com/show/trigun YouTube]], [[http://www.hulu.com/trigun Hulu]], and [[http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Trigun_The_Complete_Series/60030879?trkid=2361637 Netflix]].

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The show, formerly licensed in the US by Pioneer/Creator/{{Geneon}} and now licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, is on [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/show/trigun YouTube]], [[http://www.hulu.com/trigun Hulu]], and [[http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Trigun_The_Complete_Series/60030879?trkid=2361637 Netflix]].
Netflix]].






** Take your pick - [[{{Aesoptinum}} Violence only creates more violence. Non-violence is the key to solving conflicts (maybe).]] Love thine enemy. HeWhoFightsMonsters. [[GreenAesop "Nuclear" power is bad]]. [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre Regardless of what you've done in the past]], "the ticket to the future is always open". Respect differences. ...In other words, [[CatchPhrase LOVE AND PEACE!]]

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** Take your pick - pick: [[{{Aesoptinum}} Violence only creates more violence. Non-violence is the key to solving conflicts (maybe).]] Love thine enemy. HeWhoFightsMonsters. [[GreenAesop "Nuclear" power is bad]]. [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre Regardless of what you've done in the past]], "the ticket to the future is always open". open." Respect differences. ...In other words, [[CatchPhrase LOVE AND PEACE!]]



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''Trigun The Lost Plant'', introduces Verona Tsubasa, a woman following Vash around on search for the titular lost plant; [[spoiler:the setting is placed six years later the original manga ending, Verona is the real focus of the story, Vash is just kind of there, and no other characters make a return, in fact, they are not even mentioned]].

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''Trigun The Lost Plant'', introduces Verona Tsubasa, a woman following Vash around on search for the titular lost plant; [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the setting is placed six years later the original manga ending, Verona is the real focus of the story, Vash is just kind of there, and no other characters make a return, in fact, they are not even mentioned]].



** Subverted by Vash, especially in the manga (though his totally-not-sexual-harassment-but-excruciatingly-inept-flirting-with-ladies in the anime can be seen as a sign of sexual frustration). He fakes being passed out in order to avoid the "favors" of already-paid-for-by-jovial-benefactor prostitutes, spends an inordinate amount of his free time thinking about his dead mother figure, doesn't want any woman to see his scars and avoids any kind of romantic or sexual relationship, be it with Luida, Meryl or Jessica. He may have had sex before, but his scars and the fact that Knives's henchmen endanger everybody close to him probably prevent him from doing so. As for manga Nicholas, the [[{{Omake}} gag covers]] suggest he has a scandalous love affair with... a blow-up doll!? Make of it what you will.

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** Subverted by Vash, especially in the manga (though his totally-not-sexual-harassment-but-excruciatingly-inept-flirting-with-ladies in the anime can be seen as a sign of sexual frustration). He fakes being passed out in order to avoid the "favors" of already-paid-for-by-jovial-benefactor prostitutes, spends an inordinate amount of his free time thinking about his dead mother figure, doesn't want any woman to see his scars and avoids any kind of romantic or sexual relationship, be it with Luida, Meryl or Jessica. He may have had sex before, but his scars and the fact that Knives's henchmen endanger everybody close to him probably prevent him from doing so. As for manga Nicholas, the [[{{Omake}} gag covers]] suggest he has a scandalous love affair with... a A blow-up doll!? Make of it what you will.
27th Nov '15 10:03:18 PM nombretomado
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: AerithAndBob accounts for most of these, but Rem? Who names their foster-son ''Knives?'' Crazy ninjas, that's who! Pirates! Not pacifist astronauts conspiring to prevent the kid from being dissected by their coworkers! [[MeaningfulName It's like you were asking for it.]][[note]]It should be noted that watching ScottPilgrim for the first time immediately after an episode of Trigun automatically renders Knives Chau about eight times more hilarious a being.[[/note]]

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: AerithAndBob accounts for most of these, but Rem? Who names their foster-son ''Knives?'' Crazy ninjas, that's who! Pirates! Not pacifist astronauts conspiring to prevent the kid from being dissected by their coworkers! [[MeaningfulName It's like you were asking for it.]][[note]]It should be noted that watching ScottPilgrim ''Film/ScottPilgrim'' for the first time immediately after an episode of Trigun automatically renders Knives Chau about eight times more hilarious a being.[[/note]]
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