History Webcomic / Marilith

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* TooDumbToLive: Kimiko's father claims this [[InTheBlood runs in the family]]. His father charged an American army with nothing but a katana. He spent all his time building his company for Kimiko to inherit, [[ParentalNeglect rather than being there for her as a father]]. And Kimiko [[spoiler:loves Marilith]].
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''Marilith'' is a work by Krazy Krow, the author of ''{{Webcomic/Krakow}}'' and ''{{Webcomic/Spinnerette}}''. It is split into two series, which are quite different in art style and tone.

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''Marilith'' is a work by Krazy Krow, the author of ''{{Webcomic/Krakow}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Krakow}}'', ''{{Webcomic/Spinnerette}}'', and ''{{Webcomic/Spinnerette}}''.''Charliehorse''. It is split into two series, which are quite different in art style and tone.
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* ImprovisedWeapon: When she's not using a gun or axe, Valentino can kill with a belt or a pencil.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: When she's not using a gun or axe, Valentino can kill with a belt or a pencil. Marilith herself is no slouch with gumballs or baby Jesus. ItMakesSenseInContext.
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* ObliviousToLove: Minh is either this or trying to let [[spoiler:Aiko]] down gently, as he's already head-over-heels for Marilith.


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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Aiko. Looks just like a human, has nerves in her 'flesh', and appears to be capable of both grudges and infatuation. And goes down when hit by a taser.
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* JumpedAtTheCall: Kimiko is nothing less that delighted when Marilith shoots some of her teachers and kidnaps her, claiming the teachers were harsh and the students bullied her. Not even [[AnArmAndALeg ''losing her arm'']] (hit by a truck when she wouldn't pull it inside the car window) is enough to dampen her spirits, and she continues to try to convince Marilith, Vic, and Dime to let her be an assassin too, stealing guns to play with at every opportunity. [[spoiler:She finally gets her wish at the end of ''Krakow 2.0'', when Marilith accepts her as a partner. In ''Marilith'' she gets trained in pistols and sniper rifles, and plays a pivotal role in most of Marilith's fights and plans.]]

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Kimiko is nothing less that delighted when Marilith shoots some of her teachers and kidnaps her, claiming the teachers were harsh and the students bullied her. Not even [[AnArmAndALeg ''losing ''[[AnArmAndALeg losing her arm'']] arm]]'' (hit by a truck when she wouldn't pull it inside the car window) is enough to dampen her spirits, and she continues to try to convince Marilith, Vic, and Dime to let her be an assassin too, stealing guns to play with at every opportunity. [[spoiler:She finally gets her wish at the end of ''Krakow 2.0'', when Marilith accepts her as a partner. In ''Marilith'' she gets trained in pistols and sniper rifles, and plays a pivotal role in most of Marilith's fights and plans.]]
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* IgnoredEpiphany: Marshall Hunter realizes he's no longer in the business to do the right thing, and has become a GloryHound. He decides to disband his mercenary group and join the police, and encourages his comrades to do the same. Well, at least until ten seconds later when he hears that Marilith is still around, and proceeds to lie, torture, and otherwise break the law in order to bring her down.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Marshall Hunter realizes he's no longer in the business to do the right thing, and has become a GloryHound.[[GloryHound "media-whore"]]. He decides to disband his mercenary group and join the police, and encourages his comrades to do the same. Well, at least until ten seconds later when he hears that Marilith is still around, and proceeds to lie, torture, and otherwise break the law in order to bring her down. Comes off more as TragicHero than WhatAnIdiot, though of course YourMilageMayVary.
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* LimaSyndrome: While StockholmSyndrome is clearly not the main influence on Kimiko (see JumpedAtTheCall above), its counterpart LimaSyndrome definitely seems to be in play on Marilith. Over the course of ''Krakow 2.0'' she goes from unceasingly annoyed by her hostage Kimiko to [[spoiler:willing to sign on with [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Valentino]] if she'll wait long enough for Marilith to get Kimiko's arm fixed, giving up on her dream of retirement. And then when Valentino explains she's just going to kill Kimiko, Marilith flings herself back into the fight despite being down a toe, gushing blood, and armed only with the two halves of baby Jesus (ItMakesSenseInContext).]]



* StockholmSyndrome: Most assume Kimiko has this for Marilith, but see JumpedAtTheCall above.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Most assume Kimiko has this for Marilith, but see JumpedAtTheCall above. The way Minh's parents fell in love is a straighter example, bonding over "little things" like how she arranged his gruel into a smiley face, but they are in love and happily (and apparently healthily) married decades later, so ThePowerOfLove may be a better explanation.
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-->'''Minh's Dad''': And love is always worth it.

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-->'''Minh's Dad''': And What I did might be even considered ''treason''. But I'm in love, and love is always worth it.



* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Valentino to Marilith
* InterrogatedForNothing: Marshall Hunter tortures Minh for information of Marilith's whereabouts, which he genuinely doesn't know.
* ItsPersonal: Valentino deliberately [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] to prevent Marilith from running away without a final confrontation.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Mark Wong has a reputation for this, though he claims he's put those days behind him.

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* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Valentino to Marilith
Marilith. Kimiko to Marilith too, for that matter.
* InterrogatedForNothing: Marshall Hunter tortures Hunter's men torture Minh for information of Marilith's whereabouts, which he genuinely doesn't know.
* ItsPersonal: Valentino deliberately [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] to prevent Marilith from running away without a final confrontation.
confrontation. It doesn't work on Marilith, but it does on [[spoiler:Kimiko]], and [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack Marilith loves her more than she fears death]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Mark Wong has a reputation for this, though he claims he's put those days behind him. This history comes in quite handy when he needs to intimidate [[his corrupt boss]], who is finally convinced and starts spilling the beans when while [[DigYourOwnGrave being forced to dig his own grave]] he uncovers a skeleton.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Kimiko is nothing less that delighted when Marilith shoots some of her teachers and kidnaps her, claiming the teachers were harsh and the students bullied her. Not even [[AnArmAndALeg ''losing her arm'']] (hit by a truck when she wouldn't pull it inside the car window) is enough to dampen her spirits, and she continues to try to convince Marilith, Vic, and Dime to let her be an assassin too, stealing guns to play with at every opportunity. [[spoiler:She finally gets her wish at the end of ''Krakow 2.0'', when Marilith accepts her as a partner. In ''Marilith'' she gets trained in pistols and sniper rifles, and plays a pivotal role in most of Marilith's fights and plans.]]



* LovelyAngels: Marilith and Kimiko

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* LovelyAngels: Marilith and KimikoKimiko.



* NeverHurtAnInnocent: '''Averted'''. Marilith charges less to assassinate people she regards as villainous, but she ''will'' kill innocents if paid enough.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Valentino is sniped in the head and then shot about 15 times.]] May be justified, since that person survived [[spoiler:Kimiko slitting her throat]] before.
* NothingPersonal: Stark says this when he betrays Krystiyan

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* NeverHurtAnInnocent: '''Averted'''. Marilith charges less to assassinate people she regards as villainous, but she ''will'' kill innocents if paid enough.
enough. [[spoiler:Or if tricked into doing so.]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Valentino is sniped in the head and then shot about 15 times.]] May be justified, since that person survived [[spoiler:Kimiko slitting her throat]] before.
before, and did in fact live long enough to give a few more lines.
* NothingPersonal: Stark says this when he betrays KrystiyanKrystiyan.



* ASimplePlan: A persistent and frequent problem. Really an entire page could be dedicated to this.
**Kidnap the heir to a major corporation, ransom her back to her father, and [[OneLastJob use the money to finally retire in Argentina]]. What could go wrong? Well, the subject could [[AnArmAndALeg lose her arm]] in a freak accident, forcing you to take more jobs to buy her a new one. And the time this costs you could result in cops, mercenaries in their employ, and a PsychoForHire who's InLoveWithYourCarnage all coming after you and her. And that could cause multiple shoot-outs, [[MexicanStandoff Mexican stand-offs]], and general drama and chaos, culminating in [[spoiler:a climactic series of battles where you get sliced with a fire ax, shot in the stomach, attacked by the hostage's father wielding a katana, and ultimately adopt the hostage and flee for your lives, leaving behind the man who loves you before he can [[CantSpitItOut spit it out]]]]! [[BlatantLies Hypothetically speaking]].
** Rob a bank to quickly solve your financial woes? Would have gone off without a hitch, except [[spoiler:Marshall Hunter visits that same bank while they're still there, effectively preventing their retreat and actually intervening when a hostage decides ''now'' is the ideal time to commit suicide]].
** Contract on an unarmed homeless guy who is nonetheless too sick and twisted to be put into words? [[spoiler:[[LuredIntoATrap Not only was the guy innocent, turns out your employer was actually Valentino]], a PsychoForHire who's InLoveWithYourCarnage and a firm believer in JoinOrDie]].
** Take out a contract on a teacher who molests her students? [[spoiler:Three teenagers have chosen ''today'' to [[FameThroughInfamy become famous by shooting up the school]]]].
** One of Marilith's employers is smart or GenreSavvy enough to have contingency plans for this, namely Marilith herself purchased as "insurance". Sure enough, the car-bomb fails to kill the target, and while Marilith is more than capable of finishing the job, she has to shoot through quite a lot of people, including [[spoiler:the partner of Christi]], who goes on to become a [[ItsPersonal persistent thorn in Marilith's side]] [[spoiler: but eventually also teams up for EnemyMine, so this one actually worked out okay.]]
** It's simple. Rob the head of the local Russian Mafia; you've literally done this before. Except [[spoiler:it results in a MexicanStandOff, and then the guy has a heart attack right in front of you.]] And he was poor anyways, because [[spoiler:Valentino]] has been taking over the organized crime so as to better [[ItsPersonal hunt you down]]. [[spoiler:This one also results in an EnemyMine team up against BigBad Valentino]].
** Rob the BigBad's armored car. Goes off without a hitch, and the BigBad even shows some previously unseen BenevolentBoss traits, telling her men not to sacrifice their lives for nothing. [[spoiler:Because this is AllAccordingToPlan, and she is ''inside the back of the fucking car, with a machine gun.'']]



* StartOfDarkness: "Chapter Zero" shows Valentino's
* StockholmSyndrome: Kimiko to Marilith

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* StartOfDarkness: "Chapter Zero" shows Valentino's
Valentino's.
* StockholmSyndrome: Most assume Kimiko to Marilithhas this for Marilith, but see JumpedAtTheCall above.
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** "Marshall Hunter" isn't bad either.
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* AwesomeMcCoolName: ''Marilith'' Millions. Sure the Millions part is a fake name, but Marilith would still be plenty awesome on its own.
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