''Jabberwocky'' is a manga by Hisa Masato and "adventure/sci-fi/action" doesn't really do it justice.

British secret agent [[MsFanService Lily Apricot]] gets an assignment to steal back a Russian treasure only to discover that [[spoiler: dinosaurs are real, they walk among us, and they're really pissed at being overthrown by humans]]!

[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not to be confused with]] Creator/LewisCarroll's poem "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}" or The Jabberwockeez dance group.
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!! Tropes associated with ''Jabberwocky'':

* TheAlcoholic / FunctionalAddict(?): Lily loves her booze. "I drank two bottles, I can't be drunk!"
** Exacerbated by the fact that she creates her weapons from wine bottles.
* AllMythsAreTrue: or at least have a rather disturbing twist.
* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: Dinosaurs have been living in the shadows, though their control over human affairs is spotty as of the time of the story.]]
* {{Animesque}}: Inverted, it's pretty ''SinCity'' / ''ComicBook/{{HellBoy}}''-esque aside from Lily and the head of the [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Chateau L'If]].
* BadAss: Sabata Van Cleef.
** BadAssLongCoat: Nice and tattered; sometimes makes it seem as if he has wings or multiple tails.
** GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Definitely of the "good, cigar-chomping badass" variety.
** TheGunSlinger: Has ''at least six guns'' on his belt.
** [[spoiler: HollywoodCyborg: Has a mechanical lower right arm]]
** ImprobableAimingSkills: Him and D'Jango.
** [[spoiler: LastOfHisKind: After it was [[ScienceMarchesOn (erroneously)]] reported that the ruling oviraptor family were -- from a dinosaur's point of view -- descended from baby-snatching cannibals, dinosaur kind turned against them and Sabata's entire family was murdered.]]
** OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: The first time we meet him Lily knocks off his head; it's actually a prosthetic.]]
** PaperThinDisguise: Somehow manages to get away with a beard and hat combo in public despite, you know, ''[[spoiler: being a freaking dinosaur]]''.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: [[spoiler: Galileo was a humanoid dinosaur and so was Helen of Troy! Surprisingly, Nicola Tesla is human, just really insane.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Nicola Tesla.
* ChessMotif: Lily repeatedly refers to herself as just a pawn to be sacrificed in order to take the king, which irritates Sabata to no end (she gets better).
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lily's mother couldn't take being an exiled traitor and killed herself in front of Lily]]
* EyePatchOfPower: D'Jango has one with a coffin on it where [[spoiler: Sabata ''ripped his eye out with his broken arm bones'' after D'Jango shot his arm off.]]
* FeatheredFiend: [[spoiler: The flying dinos and their cruel "mother". The "ninjas" that they carry bear a striking similarity to the monkey ninjas of ''KimPossible''.]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: A dinosaur who claimed to be descended from Adam (they were dinosaurs) wanted to use Adam's rib to unite dino-kind to defeat the monkeys. He's actually just DumbMuscle being manipulated by D'Jango.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: The GloryHound archaeologist who found Adam's Rib dies with a smile -- after all this date will now be the anniversary of his death!]]
* HistoricalInJoke
* HolyHandGrenade: [[spoiler: It's actually the unborn son of the Russian dinosaur king]]
* InSpace: ''ComicBook/{{HellBoy}}'' / ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' / ''Film/VanHelsing'' with [[spoiler: dinosaurs]]!
* IncendiaryExponent / MonumentalDamage: [[spoiler: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is turned into a flaming cannon]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: [[spoiler: Chinese ninjas that fly with the help of bird-like dinosaurs!]]
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler: A lot of dinosaurs don't like being kept underground.]]
* KillItWithFire / ShockAndAwe / DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler: Tesla accidentally discovered how to spontaneously combust people]]
* LatexPerfection / TheMasquerade: [[spoiler: The dinosaurs can pass as humans by wearing masks... somehow.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The Empress of China has two dinosaur advisers.]]
* MeaningfulName: Lily and Sabata are named after a real life idol singer and a spy novelist, respectively.
* TheMenInBlack: The Pinkertons are really eccentric and really deadly.
* MsFanService: Lily Apricot.
** BoobsOfSteel
** CleavageWindow: On par with [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Molotov Cocktease]], but with a proper clasped collar.
** CombatStilettos: Actually chunky stripper heels but impractically high heels nonetheless.
** OfCorsetsSexy
** SpyCatSuit
** {{Stripperiffic}}
** UnderBoobs
** WhipItGood
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Sabata and Lily both know how it feels to be the last of their hated family; Dorohov and Sabata are both oviraptors; Lily and the feathered dino "lady" both come from the idea that living things are just tools to be used and discarded.]]
* OddCouple /[[spoiler: InterspeciesRomance: Lily and Sabata; possibly Paris and Helen.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: The feathered dino saves one of her "experiments" despite not caring about them as living creatures, let alone her own children.]]
** KickTheDog: [[spoiler: She crushes it anyway.]]
** TheDogBitesBack / HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Her "perfectly trained" children don't like that one bit.]]
* [[spoiler: PettingZooPeople]]
** [[spoiler: LizardFolk]]
** [[spoiler: HornedHumanoid (of a sort)]]
* PurelyAestheticEra
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Tesla's. He takes notes while he has a weird machine hooked up to his head and has notes on top of notes and takes note of all of them [[spoiler: or lack thereof]].
* ScienceMarchesOn: [[spoiler: Oviraptors aren't baby-stealing jerks (noted by the author) and the "evolution cycle" of embryos has since been debunked (not noted).]]
* ShoutOut: Too many.
** ShownTheirWork: The author's notes at the end of the chapters.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Very much on the ideal side, after all, [[spoiler: little Mao hasn't done all the terrible things ''three kinds of divination'' say he'll do ''yet''...]]
* SpotOfTea: [[spoiler: D'jango takes time out for one while the train goes through a curve and he can't fire on Sabata and Lily. Unfortunately for them, Adam's gigantic rib is curved and in the hands of a very strong, very deluded dinosaur...]]
* TykeBomb: [[spoiler: Lily's father/parents were traitors; the only thing anyone felt she was good for was dying for her country.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman
* WhoYouGonnaCall: The [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Chateau D'If]], that's who!
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Dorohov (Dolohov?) had to basically perform dinosaur abortions, smashing living eggs for years.]]
* XMeetsY: ''TheDaVinciCode'' (HistoricalInJoke conspiracies) meets ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' [[spoiler: dinosaurs are alive]] meets [[spoiler: ''Literature/AnonymousRex'' (they're humanoid and disguised)]] meets ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''/''Film/VanHelsing'' [[spoiler: Dorian Grey is a British spy while the Count of Monte Cristo funds a secret protective league]]. Style-wise it's ''ComicBook/{{HellBoy}}'' meets ''SinCity''.
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