History NightmareFuel / GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex

2nd Dec '17 5:54:12 PM MarkLungo
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* The episode "Jungle Cruise". A killer who skins his victims alive and leaves them in great pain to die a while after it? Check. Showing the victims in all the gory detail? Check. Showing a video of the killer beginning to skin his victims alive, including a scream which consisted of pure blood-chilling agony? Check. This particular episode was gruesome enough to get an extra ContentWarning on Creator/AdultSwim (and some light editing, mostly muting out "shit" and "dickhead"[[note]]which AS these days can get away with, as seen in some of their comedy shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''[[/note]] and digitally darkening the scene of the first murder so the viewer can't see the female victim's breasts). On Canada's YTV, the episode was initially banned due to brutal content, though the episode did eventually air with a similar warning to [adult swim]'s stating that the episode's violence is beyond what YTV usually allows.

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* The episode "Jungle Cruise". "[[Recap/GhostInTheShellSACS1Episode10 Jungle Cruise]]". A killer SerialKiller who skins his victims alive and leaves them in great pain to die a while after it? Check. Showing the victims in all the gory detail? Check. Showing a video of the killer beginning to skin his victims alive, including a scream which consisted of pure blood-chilling agony? Check. This particular episode was gruesome enough to get an extra ContentWarning on Creator/AdultSwim (and some light editing, mostly muting out "shit" and "dickhead"[[note]]which AS these days can get away with, as seen in some of their comedy shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''[[/note]] and digitally darkening the scene of the first murder so the viewer can't see the female victim's breasts). On Canada's YTV, the episode was initially banned due to brutal content, though the episode did eventually air with a similar warning to [adult swim]'s stating that the episode's violence is beyond what YTV usually allows.



** He also plugs into his victim's brain to make them see through his eyes. He makes them watch themselves being skinned alive.

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** He The killer also plugs into his victim's brain brains to make them see through his eyes. He makes them watch themselves being skinned alive.



** The manga version of the story turns it from heavily implications to an outright confirmation, [[spoiler: though it does ever-so-slightly mitigate it by having the heiress raise her child to be able to fend for herself.]]

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** The manga version of the story turns it from heavily implications implied to an outright confirmation, [[spoiler: though it does ever-so-slightly mitigate it by having the heiress raise her child to be able to fend for herself.]]
10th Sep '17 4:22:41 AM Wooboo
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** This was probably the angriest the Major ever got in the entire series, which in and of itself is nightmarish. While she's hardly TheStoic she was in the 1995 film, seeing her with one arm mercilessly fire an anti-material cannon point-blank into the chest of the armored suit gritting her teeth in pure fury with the guy still inside is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. [[AssholeVictim Not that the guy didn't deserve it, mind you.]]
10th Sep '17 4:09:27 AM Wooboo
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** This was probably the angriest the Major ever got in the entire series, which in and of itself is nightmarish. While she's hardly TheStoic she was in the 1995 film, seeing her with one arm mercilessly fire an anti-material cannon point-blank into the chest of the armored suit gritting her teeth in pure fury with the guy still inside is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. [[AssholeVictim Not that the guy didn't deserve it, mind you.]]
23rd Jul '17 1:14:47 AM Raikoh
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** The following episode has the enemy respond in kind by [[spoiler: drugging and attempting to frame the Chief for drug usage, and one of their agents slips into handling Motoko's body swap procedure when she needed to get out of her still-damaged body. Which they promptly abuse to stick needles in her brain to screw with her cerebral sensory. It takes a BigDamnHeroes from the Laughing Man himself to save her, and Motoko thankfully gets some payback by roundhousing the agent clean through a thick glass window right after their ''massive'' OhCrap at realizing the needles had been removed.]]

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** The following episode has the enemy respond in kind by [[spoiler: drugging and attempting to frame the Chief for drug usage, and one of their agents slips into handling Motoko's body swap procedure when she needed to get out of her still-damaged body. Which they promptly abuse to [[ColdBloodedTorture stick needles in her brain to screw with her cerebral sensory.sensory,]] all the while mocking her about it and her inability to prevent it. It takes a BigDamnHeroes from the Laughing Man himself to save her, and Motoko thankfully gets some payback by roundhousing the agent clean through a thick glass window right after their ''massive'' OhCrap at realizing the needles had been removed.]]
23rd Jul '17 1:13:07 AM Raikoh
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** The following episode has the enemy respond in kind by [[spoiler: drugging and attempting to frame the Chief for drug usage, and one of their agents slips into handling Motoko's body swap procedure when she needed to get out of her still-damaged body. Which they promptly abuse to stick needles in her brain to screw with her cerebral sensory. It takes a BigDamnHeroes from the Laughing Man himself to save her, and Motoko thankfully gets some payback by roundhousing the agent clean through a thick glass window right after their ''massive'' OhCrap at realizing the needles had been removed.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:49:54 AM Raikoh
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** Worse yet, the Laughing Man intended to uproot a corrupt series of events that endangered many lives. Instead, [[spoiler: TheConspiracy intentionally angled his abduction of Serano with a trumped up ransom charge and created the Laughing Man as a false spin while blackmailing Serano and making a killing in manipulating the stocks and profit all along the way. In a strong case of NiceJobBreakingItHero, the original Laughing Man accidentally created an in-universe MemeticMutation that would blow up in everyone's faces while giving the GreaterScopeVillain of the arc the perfect excuses to consolidate their power high up within Japan's government. Considering what follows is an attempt to KillEmAll against Section 9, it's downright terrifying how close a NearVillainVictory occurs thanks to their excessive machinations in ''everything''.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:39:54 AM Raikoh
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* The Laughing Man is a major, integral part of season one's storyline as the acting influence that stirs the entire plot into motion, both in the past and present [[spoiler: even if the individual responsible for the 'Laughing Man' caused it unintentionally.]] But then there's the revelation that spooks even him to that day: [[spoiler: the data he acted on before confronting Serrano just.. appeared to him one day from an anonymous source, and despite his best efforts [[NothingIsScarier he never found out where it came from.]] Whether it was an anonymous benefactor looking to expose the truth as well, a competitor out to shut down Serrano, or otherwise is not even remotely given any ounce of an answer, meaning the entire plot occurred because of a freak circumstance no one had an answer for.]]

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* The Laughing Man is a major, integral part of season one's storyline as the acting influence that stirs the entire plot into motion, both in the past and present [[spoiler: even if the individual responsible for the 'Laughing Man' caused it unintentionally.]] But then there's the revelation that spooks even him to that day: [[spoiler: the data he acted on before confronting Serrano Serano just.. appeared to him one day from an anonymous source, and despite his best efforts efforts, [[NothingIsScarier he never found out where it came from.]] Whether it was an anonymous benefactor looking to expose the truth as well, a competitor out to shut down Serrano, Serano, or otherwise is not even remotely given any ounce of an answer, meaning the entire plot occurred because of a freak circumstance no one had an answer for.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:38:59 AM Raikoh
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* The season one episode "Eraser" has Section 9 facing off with a [[spoiler: corrupt narc squad attempting to cover up a conspiracy.]] When the enemy brings out a PoweredArmor, even Motoko doesn't stand a chance in a one-on-one encounter and gets [[AnArmAndALeg her left arm blown off]] before being stomped into the pavement. What follows after Saito manages to save her at the last second is one of the few times in the franchise [[TranquilFury the Major gets absolutely livid,]] blasting the pilot's cockpit with an anti-armor rifle over and over with only one arm until he suffocates to death out of raw payback. ''Don't fuck with the Major.''

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* The season one episode "Eraser" has Section 9 facing off with a [[spoiler: corrupt narc squad attempting to cover up a conspiracy.]] When the enemy brings out a PoweredArmor, even Motoko doesn't stand a chance in a one-on-one encounter and gets [[AnArmAndALeg her left arm blown off]] before being stomped into the pavement. What follows after Saito manages to save her at the last second is one of the few times in the franchise [[TranquilFury the Major gets absolutely livid,]] blasting the pilot's cockpit with an anti-armor rifle over and over with only one arm until he nearly suffocates to death out of raw payback. ''Don't fuck with the Major.''
23rd Jul '17 12:36:42 AM Raikoh
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* The Laughing Man is a major, integral part of season one's storyline as the acting influence that stirs the entire plot into motion, both in the past and present [[spoiler: even if the individual responsible for the 'Laughing Man' caused it unintentionally.]] But then there's the revelation that spooks even him to that day: [[spoiler: the data he acted on before confronting Serrano just.. appeared to him one day from an anonymous source, and despite his best efforts [[NothingIsScarier he never found out where it came from.]] Whether it was an anonymous benefactor looking to expose the truth as well, a competitor out to shut down Serrano, or otherwise is not even remotely given any ounce of an answer, meaning the entire plot occurred because of a freak circumstance no one had an answer for.]]
9th Jul '17 12:36:26 AM Raikoh
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* The season one episode "Eraser" has Section 9 facing off with a [[spoiler: corrupt narc squad attempting to cover up a conspiracy.]] When the enemy brings out a PoweredArmor, even Motoko doesn't stand a chance in a one-on-one encounter and gets [[AnArmAndALeg her left arm blown off]] before being stomped into the pavement. What follows after Saito manages to save her at the last second is one of the few times in the franchise [[TranquilFury The Major gets absolutely livid,]] blasting the pilot's cockpit with an anti-armor rifle over and over with only one arm until he suffocates to death out of raw payback. ''Don't fuck with the Major.''

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* The season one episode "Eraser" has Section 9 facing off with a [[spoiler: corrupt narc squad attempting to cover up a conspiracy.]] When the enemy brings out a PoweredArmor, even Motoko doesn't stand a chance in a one-on-one encounter and gets [[AnArmAndALeg her left arm blown off]] before being stomped into the pavement. What follows after Saito manages to save her at the last second is one of the few times in the franchise [[TranquilFury The the Major gets absolutely livid,]] blasting the pilot's cockpit with an anti-armor rifle over and over with only one arm until he suffocates to death out of raw payback. ''Don't fuck with the Major.''
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