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10th May '16 12:11:45 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode is called [[Music/LadyGaga "POKER FACE"]].
5th May '16 2:57:55 PM RedRoverRedRover
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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.

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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.confederacy and currently the Republican base.
5th May '16 2:57:18 PM RedRoverRedRover
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** Take a good look at [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png#/media/File:GitS-Appleseed_Imperial_America_2030.png this map]]. The Russo-American Alliance is basically the Democratic base, plus Arizona. The United States of America encompases several swing states and the American Empire is built on the states which used to form the confederacy.
16th Jan '16 2:13:04 AM Kytseo
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Aside from the PS2 and PSP games listed under TheProblemWithLicensedGames, initial impressions to [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/369200 the multiplayer shooter]], ''First Assault Online'', are mostly positive according to user reviews.
30th Nov '15 9:49:10 AM FF32
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** Not to mention the episode's title is "{{Meme|ticMutation}}", albeit used in the [[RichardDawkins Dawkinsian]] sense.

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** Not to mention the episode's title is "{{Meme|ticMutation}}", albeit used in the [[RichardDawkins [[UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins Dawkinsian]] sense.
26th Aug '15 3:20:13 PM SuperLlama
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* UncannyValley: Kuze is more than likely an intentional example, since his face is constructed in such a way that he remains utterly stone-faced throughout most of the show to the point of rarely even opening his mouth to speak.
20th Aug '15 8:32:59 PM Angeldeb82
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** NIGHT CRUISE is an entire BizarroEpisode, even considering the series' other Stand Alone episodes. Other than a quick conversation between Section 9 off-handedly tying it to the Individual Eleven arc in the last couple of minutes of the episode, it serves no purpose other than being a WholePlotReference to ''TaxiDriver'', and Section 9 barely even shows up.

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** NIGHT CRUISE is an entire BizarroEpisode, even considering the series' other Stand Alone episodes. Other than a quick conversation between Section 9 off-handedly tying it to the Individual Eleven arc in the last couple of minutes of the episode, it serves no purpose other than being a WholePlotReference to ''TaxiDriver'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', and Section 9 barely even shows up.
20th Aug '15 8:31:23 PM Angeldeb82
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: No information is ever given about Proto in the few appearances he makes in 2nd Gig. It isn't until he [[spoiler: falls victim to an attack barrier and reveals that he's a Bio-Android prototype that we ever learn anything.]] Unfortunately, this comes near the end of the series, and really plays no part of the story, and such a detail was never hinted at or mentioned again. It may have been an AbortedArc that somehow still got some details through, or a possible SequelHook for another plotline.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe]]. For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise]]. You could set this to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]], carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]], and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUpn6pJFrs Cyberbird]], the track that plays during the Jigabachi attack scene in 2nd Gig, and makes it even more awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l13RCQNUyI4 Run Rabbit Junk]] from the first season, which plays whenever Section 9 is about to do something badass.
** 2nd Gig has plenty more, including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tf46s9ZeJs I Can't Be Cool]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqmofWAAh1U I Do]] (the Major/[[spoiler: Kuze]] theme) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqueqtgHeNU GET9]].
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: No information is ever given about Proto in the few appearances he makes in 2nd Gig. It isn't until he [[spoiler: falls victim to an attack barrier and reveals that he's a Bio-Android prototype that we ever learn anything.]] anything]]. Unfortunately, this comes near the end of the series, and really plays no part of the story, and such a detail was never hinted at or mentioned again. It may have been an AbortedArc that somehow still got some details through, or a possible SequelHook for another plotline.



** NIGHT CRUISE is an entire BLAMEpisode, even considering the series' other Stand Alone episodes. Other than a quick conversation between Section 9 off-handedly tying it to the Individual Eleven arc in the last couple of minutes of the episode, it serves no purpose other than being a WholePlotReference to ''TaxiDriver'', and Section 9 barely even shows up.

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** NIGHT CRUISE is an entire BLAMEpisode, BizarroEpisode, even considering the series' other Stand Alone episodes. Other than a quick conversation between Section 9 off-handedly tying it to the Individual Eleven arc in the last couple of minutes of the episode, it serves no purpose other than being a WholePlotReference to ''TaxiDriver'', and Section 9 barely even shows up.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]] You could set this to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami,]] carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality,]] and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUpn6pJFrs Cyberbird]], the track that plays during the Jigabachi attack scene in 2nd Gig, and makes it even more awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l13RCQNUyI4 Run Rabbit Junk]] from the first season, which plays whenever Section 9 is about to do something badass.
** 2nd Gig has plenty more, including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tf46s9ZeJs I Can't Be Cool]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqmofWAAh1U I Do]] (the Major/[[spoiler: Kuze]] theme) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqueqtgHeNU GET9]].
* FanNickname: "[[ReturnOfTheJedi Jabba]] the Home Affairs Minister" - the Minister of Home Affairs, the man Aramaki reports to and a {{Gonk}} among Gonks.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]] You could set this to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami,]] carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality,]] and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUpn6pJFrs Cyberbird]], the track that plays during the Jigabachi attack scene in 2nd Gig, and makes it even more awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l13RCQNUyI4 Run Rabbit Junk]] from the first season, which plays whenever Section 9 is about to do something badass.
** 2nd Gig has plenty more, including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tf46s9ZeJs I Can't Be Cool]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqmofWAAh1U I Do]] (the Major/[[spoiler: Kuze]] theme) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqueqtgHeNU GET9]].
* FanNickname: "[[ReturnOfTheJedi "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Jabba]] the Home Affairs Minister" - the Minister of Home Affairs, the man Aramaki reports to and a {{Gonk}} among Gonks.Gonks.
* FauxSymbolism: Batou struggles under the burden of a massive steel cross as he tries to save the Major at the end of ''2nd Gig''. Furthermore, [[spoiler:this shot is immediately following a line that suggests he is [[ShipTease the one person she can open up to]].]]
** Not long before that, when [[spoiler: Kuze reaches his hand out to the Major, the bullet holes in his hand only serve to underscore the Messiah role he seems to be taking up]].
*** And [[spoiler:the Major gives Kuze an apple]]. Way to mix your Biblical metaphors, guys.
** The scene in ''BARRAGE'' (episode 25 of season 1) where the Tachikomas hear the Major's voice encouraging them and the audience is shown a close-up of the Kannon statue on her estate. Conveniently for Western viewers, it could also be seen as a statue of the Virgin Mary.



** Kuze claims to keep his face frozen and emotionless to keep it "perfect". This makes sense when you consider that [[spoiler: his long lost childhood crush was not only TheStoic, but introduced to him waving off a doctor who was "helping" her smile.]]

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** Kuze claims to keep his face frozen and emotionless to keep it "perfect". This makes sense when you consider that [[spoiler: his long lost childhood crush was not only TheStoic, but introduced to him waving off a doctor who was "helping" her smile.]] smile]].



* HilariousInHindsight: One episode is called [[Music/LadyGaga "POKER FACE".]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode is called [[Music/LadyGaga "POKER FACE".]]FACE"]].



** Not to mention the episode's title is "[[MemeticMutation Meme]]", albeit used in the [[RichardDawkins Dawkinsian]] sense.

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** Not to mention the episode's title is "[[MemeticMutation Meme]]", "{{Meme|ticMutation}}", albeit used in the [[RichardDawkins Dawkinsian]] sense.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Batou struggles under the burden of a massive steel cross as he tries to save the Major at the end of ''2nd Gig''. Furthermore, [[spoiler:this shot is immediately following a line that suggests he is [[ShipTease the one person she can open up to]].]]
** Not long before that, when [[spoiler: Kuze reaches his hand out to the Major, the bullet holes in his hand only serve to underscore the Messiah role he seems to be taking up.]]
*** And [[spoiler:the Major gives Kuze an apple]]. Way to mix your Biblical metaphors, guys.
** The scene in ''BARRAGE'' (episode 25 of season 1) where the Tachikomas hear the Major's voice encouraging them and the audience is shown a close-up of the Kannon statue on her estate. Conveniently for Western viewers, it could also be seen as a statue of the Virgin Mary.
17th Jun '15 1:23:30 PM StFan
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]] You could set this to [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami,]] carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality,]] and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]] You could set this to [[NeonGenesisEvangelion [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami,]] carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality,]] and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.
30th May '15 11:01:29 PM tsstevens
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: For the first season, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ Inner Universe.]] For the second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KnGorAuA4 Rise.]]]] You could set this to [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami,]] carrying out [[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality,]] and it would ''still'' be nine kinds of awesome.
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