History YMMV / GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai

21st May '17 10:22:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* LawfulNeutral: Ghost Dog is utterly devoted to his samurai code. He can go seamlessly from mob hitman to nice neighborhood guy, balancing out to neutral territory.
9th May '17 3:53:20 PM Jan_z_Michal
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** Ghost Dog encounters two strangers in the countryside who have killed a black bear out of season. He avenges the bear by [[DisproportionateRetribution killing one hunter and wounding the other]], arguing that the ancients saw bears as equal to humans.

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** Ghost Dog encounters two strangers in the countryside who have killed a black bear out of season. He avenges the bear by [[DisproportionateRetribution killing one hunter and wounding the other]], both hunters]] without as much as a blink, arguing that the ancients saw bears as equal to humans.
9th May '17 3:52:12 PM Jan_z_Michal
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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[Music/WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.

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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[Music/WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" ways[[note]]"'''P'''ower '''E'''quality"/"'''A'''lways '''S'''ee '''E'''verything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.
8th May '17 4:16:23 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* GeniusBonus: A ''lot'' of small details about Ghost Dog's behaviour follow that of a samurai, without any additional exposition provided.
** He takes his payment from Louie on the first day of autumn, a traditional time when daimyō was providing his samurais with their [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koku koku]].
** Another one is the way Handsom Frank is executed. Ghost Dog shoots him first in the stomach, then in the chest, then in the head. These shots follow the same pattern as seppuku, Japanese ritual suicide, in which the first cut with a sword or knife is made across the belly, the second cut up toward the sternum, and finally the suicide dips his head and is decapitated by his assistant.
** The showy gun twirling used by him is recreation of the shiburi, the traditional samurai sword-cleaning twirl, adapted for handguns.

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A ''lot'' of small details about Ghost Dog's behaviour follow that of a samurai, without any additional exposition provided.
** *** He takes his payment from Louie on the first day of autumn, a traditional time when daimyō was providing his samurais with their [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koku koku]].
** *** Another one is the way Handsom Frank is executed. Ghost Dog shoots him first in the stomach, then in the chest, then in the head. These shots follow the same pattern as seppuku, Japanese ritual suicide, in which the first cut with a sword or knife is made across the belly, the second cut up toward the sternum, and finally the suicide dips his head and is decapitated by his assistant.
** *** The showy gun twirling used by him is recreation of the shiburi, the traditional samurai sword-cleaning twirl, adapted for handguns.handguns.
** Right before the first scene with Pearline, Ghost Dog is eating an ice cream cone and watching four guys rhyming few benches away. The beat they use is form Raekwon's 1995 song "Ice Cream".
7th May '17 3:45:22 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* GeniusBonus: A ''lot'' of small details about Ghost Dog's behaviour follow that of a samurai, without any additional exposition provided.
** He takes his payment from Louie on the first day of autumn, a traditional time when daimyō was providing his samurais with their [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koku koku]].
** Another one is the way Handsom Frank is executed. Ghost Dog shoots him first in the stomach, then in the chest, then in the head. These shots follow the same pattern as seppuku, Japanese ritual suicide, in which the first cut with a sword or knife is made across the belly, the second cut up toward the sternum, and finally the suicide dips his head and is decapitated by his assistant.
** The showy gun twirling used by him is recreation of the shiburi, the traditional samurai sword-cleaning twirl, adapted for handguns.
7th Jul '14 2:46:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.

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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[WuTangClan [[Music/WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.
29th Sep '13 6:01:06 PM Psyclone
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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.

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** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear played by the [[WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways.ways[[note]]"Power Equality"/"Always See Everything" Note what the first letters of the words spell.[[/note]]. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.
3rd Jun '13 7:50:05 PM DivineDeath
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** The most standout is the [[WuTangClan RZA]] cameo.
** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear, seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.

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** The most standout is the [[WuTangClan RZA]] cameo.
** Ghost crosses paths with a man wearing all army gear, gear played by the [[WuTangClan RZA]], seemingly building to a showdown. When they meet they merely greet each other in a fashion that insinuates this man may also be a contract killer and part ways. This person is never seen nor mentioned again.
17th Mar '13 2:17:20 PM Austin
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Ghost Dog is arguably more honorable than the mobsters he hunts, showing {{undying loyalty}} and gratitude to Louie. However, he is '''not''' a good man. He kills people for a living, steals cars and license plates in the course of his work, and even steals an innocent couple's ''clothes'' at gunpoint.
15th Mar '13 11:42:32 AM Nopperabo
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* FauxSymbolism: Ghost Dog has a meeting of the minds with [[FriendToAllLivingThings a mysterious dog]].

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* FauxSymbolism: Ghost Dog has a meeting of the minds with [[FriendToAllLivingThings a mysterious dog]].dog]].
* ValuesDissonance: In keeping with his ancient samurai code, Ghost Dog obeys Louie without question, even if this means becoming a hitman.
** Ghost Dog's murder of the two hunters for killing a bear also qualifies, even if they were poaching.
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