History Webcomic / GenocideMan

28th Apr '16 9:22:43 PM SpectralTime
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* IdiotBall: The very same chapter features an American admiral making a series of truly stunningly-dumb decisions to showcase the threat posed by [[spoiler: the Kentaro A.I.]], and an otherwise-intelligent character arbitrarily assuming the troops sent by the organization with "Genocide" in its name to an enclave of gene-modded beings they've sworn to exterminate are coming to ''negotiate'' for no real stated reason.
28th Apr '16 9:20:03 PM SpectralTime
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Kevin does it pretty quickly, taking the advice that it's sometimes better to beg forgiveness than ask permission and promptly uses it to justify pissing off every nation on Earth while killing loads of people. [[spoiler: Kentaro decides it's probably why all A.I.s eventually go insane: when you're the smartest being on Earth, you feel an obligation to help. Then you realize that [[MurderIsTheBestSolution you can solve an awful lot of problems by killing people]]. Then you realize that [[WellIntentionedExtremist you can solve bigger and bigger problems by killing more and more people]]...]]
27th Mar '16 6:52:22 PM Paranoia
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* AdviceBackfire: The first time the audience meets Lola and Kevin, she offers him the advice that "its easier to ask forgiveness than permission" (referring to the recruitment of a new GP agent and how the rest of the GUS might react). He takes the first part (not asking permission) to heart way too well and immediately begins JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope while smugly reminding anyone who objects that he's well within his legal rights as head of the Genocide Project.


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* BaldOfEvil: Most of the Genocide Men are bald-''ing'' (given their extreme age), but Kevin is presumably sporting the full chrome dome under his horrendous toupee and is probably the most ''callously'' villainous of them.


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* BloodKnight: Joey. The guy had his license to carry a WeaponOfMassDestruction revoked because he was setting it off "for fun"


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* DodgyToupee: Kevin Kidd sports one. On an April Fools gag-page where all the characters appear only as their hair, he jests that he could take it off and become completely invisible.


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* UnitedNationsIsASuperpower: Or at least the UN's successor, the GUS (of which the Genocide Project is the only non-state member)
27th Mar '16 6:34:58 PM Paranoia
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[[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=40 Genocide Man]] is the story of Jacob Doe, one of the titular Genocide Men, a man tasked with hunting out and destroying dangerous "ideas" in the aftermath of the Open Source Movement, when military secrets became public knowledge, a time period where every possible piece of scientific knowledge was available to everyone, which, among other things, resulted in a ZombieApocalypse in China, the extinction of the Jewish people, and the deaths of two thirds of the world's total population. Ideas can be very dangerous in a future where the technology exists to make even the most terrible ideas a reality. Jacob Doe is 98 years old, and has seen, and done, many terrible things... and his life is about to become much more complicated.

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[[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=40 Genocide Man]] is the story of Jacob Doe, one of the titular Genocide Men, a man tasked with hunting out and destroying dangerous "ideas" in the aftermath of the Open Source Movement, when military secrets became public knowledge, a time period where every possible piece of scientific knowledge was available to everyone, which, among other things, resulted in a ZombieApocalypse in China, the extinction of the Jewish people, people (and all redheads), and the deaths of two thirds of the world's total population. Ideas can be very dangerous in a future where the technology exists to make even the most terrible ideas a reality. Jacob Doe is 98 years old, and has seen, and done, many terrible things... and his life is about to become much more complicated.



* AIIsACrapshoot: A terrifying subversion, as every AI is ''guaranteed'' to go insane after it has been active long enough, and the smarter the AI, the quicker it is. One AI had a sanity-span of ''five minutes'', because they needed him clever enough to figure several people's locations on the fly within seconds of activation.
* AnimalThemeNaming: The five Genocide Men: Jacob Doe, Lola Lamb, Kevin Kidd, Peter Pup, and Joey. Presumably Kevin was going for irony.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: A terrifying subversion, as every AI is ''guaranteed'' to go insane after it has been active long enough, and the smarter the AI, the quicker it is. One AI had a sanity-span of ''five minutes'', because they needed him clever enough to figure several people's locations on the fly within seconds of activation.
activation. It didn't even last ''that long''...
* AnimalThemeNaming: The five Genocide Men: Men all donned codenames (in part to prevent backlash against any of their existing family members): Jacob Doe, Lola Lamb, Kevin Kidd, Peter Pup, and Joey. Presumably Kevin was going for irony.
27th Mar '16 6:23:17 PM Paranoia
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* TooDumbToLive: Crosses with IdiotBall when an otherwise very intelligent character ignores the advise of everyone around, insists that the Genocide Project ''must'' have sent delegates to "negotiate", and rushes to the fence to meet them. No prizes for guessing the first person to be gunned down in the ensuing carnage.
25th Jan '16 11:31:12 AM intastiel
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* NotSoAboveItAll: He might be on a plane towards the most dangerous place in the world, but when Jacob gets the video footage of a particularly hated colleague's murder, [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=753 he asks for popcorn]].
8th Nov '15 8:33:00 PM Deblin
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* VillainProtagonist: the protagonists are trying to overthrow a one-world order that successfully brought about world peace, and though the GenocideProject is a pretty dark shade of grey there hasn't been a single on-screen ally of the viewpoint characters that was anything less than a complete monster. Jacob directly caused the latent flesh-melting plague by intentionally taunting an [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligence]], something that he has stated outright always ends in mass destruction and insanity.
** His primary motivation is also that he's suicidal, and his main redeeming trait is that he doesn't actively intend to take everyone else with him. Usually. That's a really important "usually".
26th May '15 7:40:03 PM SpectralTime
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* WetwareBody: [[spoiler: Fumiaki is actually an AI in the head of an organic body. Part of a plan by the original Tatsu to create a stable AI by making it believe it was human.]]

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* WetwareBody: [[spoiler: Fumiaki is The "Fumiaki" and his clone son are actually an AI computerized A.I.s implanted in the head heads of an organic body.bodies. Part of a plan by the original Tatsu to create a stable AI by making it believe it was human. It works, [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder mostly]]... until the RoboticReveal. Once they ''know'' they aren't human, they can't resist making themselves just a liiiiittle smarter, bit by bit...]]
26th May '15 7:37:31 PM SpectralTime
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* ArcWords: First delivered by an insane AI, ''They say that there's a secret gene, that Adam had, and it made him clean.''


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* ArcWords: First delivered by an insane AI, ''They say that there's a secret gene, that Adam had, and it made him clean.''
* AscendedExtra: Exit the pilot was originally more a piece of scenery than a character. But, by the author's own admission, Exit grew on him, eventually becoming a fearless DeadpanSnarker who is closer to [[spoiler: Caera Shou]] than anyone else in the Genocide Project. He knows no Genocide Man will kill him no matter how much he mouths off because [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou none of ]] ''[[CantKillYouStillNeedYou them]]'' [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou know how to fly the helicopter]].
26th May '15 7:32:38 PM SpectralTime
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* HandicappedBadass: Unlike her fellow Genocide Men, Lola underwent the carbon-nanotube therapy while in the early stages of osteoporosis, causing her super-hard bones to also become super-brittle and confining her to a wheelchair. [[spoiler: She also takes out Kevin with ease.]]
--> [[spoiler: I asked the lab boys for a recoilless rifle with auto-aim fast enough to catch a Genocide Man. See how well people respond when you show a little leadership?]]


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* KickTheDog: Kevin eventually murders one of his workers for bringing him bad news before tea. [[spoiler: It's the last straw for Lola, who finally takes him out.]] More-humorously, Jacob reminisces about his last trip to India, when [[AxCrazy Joey]] killed a pile of sacred cows for no other reason than because he could.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Everyone in the Genocide Project who isn't a murderous psychopath fits the criterion, since their mission statement is essentially to commit genocide to prevent it. [[spoiler: The maddened Fumiaki A.I. is a less-defensible version, unleashing a terrifying flesh-melting plague out of some mad belief that murder breeds progress.]]
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