Lupin III: Angel's Tactics ("An Angel's Tactics Fragments of a Dream Are the Scent of Murder" / "Tenshi no Takutikusu ~Yume no Kakera wa Koroshi no Kaori~" / (天使の策略(タクティクス) ~夢のカケラは殺しの香り~) is a 2005 special directed by Miya Shigeyuki.

Lupin's new goal is the mysterious Original Metal, a seemingly alien artifact kept in Area51 under strict guard. However there's another party who wants to obtain the orb: the terroristic organization known as the "Bloody Angels", composed only of women all of whom are skilled assassins. Soon Lupin and his friends are hunted by Zenigata and his new clumsy assistant Emily O'Brian and at the same time targeted by these deadly ladies aiming for the Original Metal, which has proven too hard to cut even for Goemons' Zantestuken. The major question is whether this is just a series of professional assassination attempts or if the Angels have an underlying agenda...or a personal grudge.

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* ActionGirl: Fujiko near the end, while all the Bloody Angels counts as DarkActionGirl.
* ActuallyADoombot: The opening sequence has the heroes storming a castle only to be mercilessly killed one by one by the Bloody Angels' elites... only to be revealed as other Angels' mooks in disguise. Since it doesn't have much impact on the plot and Lupin's unfamiliar with the Angels, may also count as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: Emily literally cries for mercy when Lupin has her cornered.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Subverted, about halfway through the movie you can read on a computer screen some trivia informations and background of the Bloody Angels' top elite.
* AlmostKiss: Lady Jo to Fujiko, to steal the Original Metal from her. Interrupted by Fujiko, pointing a gun at her and stating that she's "not that type of woman, boy."
* AmazonBrigade: The Bloody Angels, a terrorist organization composed of women with a bone to pick against America.
* {{Area51}}: Where the supposedly alien Original Metal is kept. There are plenty of strange machines, creepy fetuses in jars and for some reasons frozen dinosaurs and mammoths. Lupin even steals a UFO to flee.
* AxeCrazy: Linda is a tad too happy and prone to laughter as she tries to turn Jigen into a beehive. The same goes for Kaour, who claims to be possessed by her sword, and [[spoiler: Emily after revealing herself as the BigBad.]]
* {{Badass}}: At one point, Goemon wants to meditate in the American mountains, but he cannot find a Buddha statue anywhere, so he ''carves one'' in a ''cliff'' with ''karate chops''.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Lady Jo. Fujiko even calls her "boy".
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Emily O'Brian, soo very much...]]
* BlondesAreEvil: Sophie. [[spoiler: Subverted in that she's the less evil of the group.]]
* ButchLesbian: Subverted with Lady Jo. Despite dressing as a man and not wearing makeup, her bio states that she's actually a DepravedBisexual who enjoys flirting with women.
* ClothingDamage: Fujiko's top is shredded and torn apart by Jo's attacks.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Technically speaking Lady Jo is one, though during the climax she wears a very feminine attire complete with a skirt so large she can use it as a parachute.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Sophie in Lupin's.]]
* TheDitz: Emily O'Brian, Zenigata's new partner is very clusmy and shy and often makes silly actions. [[spoiler: Is all an elaborate act.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Near the end, Zenigata agrees to join forces with Lupin to escape from the Bloody Angels.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lady Jo tries to seduce Fujiko, though it's unclear if she [[SubvertedTrope was just distracting her]] in order to steal the MacGuffin or she had a genuine interest in her.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: When Emily reveals her identity as the leader of the Bloody Angels she discards her glasses and change the top of her modest suit for a tiny bra and two belts. Seemingly out of nowhere.]]
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler: Dear god, Emily "The Spider" is an excellent female example.]]
* EvilRedHead: [[spoiler: Emily again, who's prone to SlasherSmile and is very psychotic.]]
* EvilWeapon: Kaoru's demon sword, Benizakura (Crinsom Cherry) has a deep red aura and it hungers for blood, driving the wielder insane.
* {{Fanservice}}: Well, there are many, many ladies, often in skimpy clothes or titillating situations, as when Lady Jo [[GirlOnGirlIsHot tries to make out with Fujiko in her car.]]
* FiveBadBand: The Bloody Angels' top elite:
** BigBad: "Spider"[[spoiler: a.k.a. Emily O'Brian.]]
** TheDragon: Lady Jo
** TheBrute: Linda
** TheEvilGenius: Sophie
** TheDarkChick: Kaoru
* FreudianExcuse: Sophie [[spoiler: had her boyfriend killed in a raid ordered by the American army and such has a grudge against them.]] It's also mentioned that Lady Jo had some trouble for her sexuality from the American Right Wing.
* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler: Emily's main motivation is to sell the Original Metal to other countries to make a shitload of cash, and offers Lupin half of the sum if he let her go.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Goemon, when his sword is damaged after trying to slash the Original Metal. Zenigata [[spoiler: after discovering that the clusmy sweet girl under his tutelage who was like a daughter to him was actually the boss of the Bloody Angels.]]
* HiddenBuxom: Lady Jo, despite the man's clothing hides quite an ample bosom under there. [[spoiler: Emily's also revealed to be quite well endowed after showing her true colors.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** In their first meeting, Linda pickpockets Jigen's Magnum and a single bullet which she gives him back. [[spoiler: During their final showdown, Jigen uses that very same bullet to shoot her arm, lampshading the irony.]]
** Kaoru [[spoiler: duels Goemon and after her sword is snapped in half the other half falls on her, impaling her in the chest.]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: When it seems that Sophie's about to join Lupin and leave the Angels, Emily shoots her.]]
* IKnowKungFu: Lady Jo is a skilled martial artist and can use a nunchaku.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The first encounter between Lady Jo and Fujiko has the former punching the latter in the stomach after she repeals her advances. [[spoiler: In the climax a captive Fujiko pays her back by elbowing her in the stomach and taking her gun.]]
* MacGuffin: The Original Metal, a seemingly alien shiny orb which is impossible to cut. [[spoiler: It's actually a special alloy made by the U.S.A. Gov. in order to create deadly Plasma Weapons to boost their arsenal. As such, many countries are willing to pay for it and the only thing which can cut the Metal, a fluid Emily carries around disguised as a flask of perfume.]]
* MasterPoisoner: "Poison" Sophie's specialty, when she's not using a crossbow.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Emily O'Brian.]]
* PimpedOutDress[=/=]KickingAssInAllHerFinery: For the climax Lady Jo decides to discard her manly clothes to don a gorgeous blue dress complete with OperaGloves and ParasolOfPrettiness, as well as pulling out a massive anti-tank rifle.
* PsychoForHire: The Bloody Angels, especially Kaoru, whose killer istincts are driven by her sword Benizakura.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Bloody Angel's Lucky Clovers, consist in a crossbow-wielding blonde who uses poisons, a psychotic japanese beauty with a cursed sword, an equally psychotic magician gunwoman with a penchant for throwing grenades and a crossdressing martial artist.
* RedBaron: We have "Poison" Sophie, "Bomber" Linda and Kaoru "The Gutter/Tsujigiri", as well as the leader, "Spider" [[spoiler: Emily]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The Original Metal is used to make Plasma Weapons and Emily O'Brian is actually the boss of the Bloody Angels and has the formula to cut the Original Metal.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The motivations for many of the Bloody Angels, including Sophie.
* SoftGlass: Subverted, when Jo misses Fujiko with her nunchaku she smash the car's window and the splinters cut her cheeck. She then [[{{Squick}} absent-mindedly uses the blood as lipstick.]]
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: By the time the Angels' are disbanded, Lady Jo is the only survivor of the Lucky Clovers.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Linda's specialty. [[spoiler: During the final battle against Jigen her shots ignite the flour in the granary she was fighting and ends up causing a big explosion that kills her.]]
* TransEqualsGay: According to her computer bio, Lady Jo is "not really gay but bisexual and she sees herself as a female", despite the fact that she's almost always dressed up as a man and likes to flirt with ladies.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Goemon is forced to run away from Kaoru during their first clash because his Zantetsuken is blunt after trying to cut the Original Metal.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zigzagged: while the climax involves the heroes fighting an army of women they almost always use non-lethal force, shoot them in the arms and avoid hitting vital spots. [[spoiler: When Lupin has Emily gunpoint, [[DirtyCoward begging for her life]] he tells her to leave.... but as soon as she tries to backstab him he shoots her dead.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Linda's trap to meet Jigen involves her pretending to be assaulted by three thugs.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kaoru Oogami, who's even referred to as one in her bio.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Linda's hair is greenish, Jo's dark blue and Kaoru's purple.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The three thugs who were pretending to attack Linda are gunned down the istant they ask for their payment.