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Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
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Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Heine Rammsteiner The Protagonist
more or less.
Not completely right in the head.
Animal Motifs: Black dogs, specifically a doberman. Anti-Hero: Type IV. Ax Crazy: A rare, kinda heroic example. Badass Battle Couple: Seems to be becoming this with Naoto. Berserk Button: Touching his guns, touching women, touching Nill, he's got a thing about touching. The Berserker Big Brother Instinct: Towards Nill. Cain and Abel: The Abel to Giovanni's Cain. Character Development: His revolves around opening up about his past and not going apeshit when a girl touches him. This comes to a head in 71 and 72. Child Soldier: Formerly. Dark and Troubled Past Death Seeker: He seems strangely disappointed by Naoto's comment that being slashed by her sword probably won't kill him. Defrosting Ice King: Towards Naoto and most women these days. Designer Babies: He and all the other Cerebus spines are test-tube babies. Dissonant Serenity: Disturbingly calm whilst other people are getting killed. Does Not Like Women: Heine has some issues regarding women. Doom Magnet Enemy Within: Evil Heine says "hi." Everybody's Dead, Dave: Even worse, it's partially his fault. Fangs Are Evil: Has 'em. If you see them, he probably about to use them. On YOU. Flashback Nightmare: Haine gets something like this when females touch him. Gratuitous English: "Fuck up, gentlemen!" stands out, though there are other examples. Guns Akimbo Harmful to Minors: His childhood. It's a wonder he doesn't just go on a killing spree. Heroic Albino Heroic Neutral: Mostly wants to be left alone. Heroic RROD: Yes, you read that correctly. In chapter 72, thanks to Naoto, whom Einstürzende briefly takes control of, Heine ends up with a stab wound straight through his gut since Naoto's sword is specially made with a poison for dealing with Cerberus spines. Heterosexual Life Partners: With Badou. Iconic Item: His collar and his guns. "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Against Naoto. As of now, it's unknown whether it works or not. It is a moment of great Ship Tease. Impossibly Cool Clothes: Admit it, you want Heine's awesome coat. Jerk with a Heart of Gold Kleptomaniac Hero: Took one of Magato's knives without him even noticing. Lightning Bruiser: Skinny guy but HOLY SHIT IS HE STRONG WHEN HE WANTS TO BE. Mark of the Beast: The Cerberus spine. Murder Is the Best Solution My Greatest Failure: Heine inadverdently caused the deaths of all his friends/family before escaping the organization. He truly regrets accepting Einstürzende offer. Nigh Invulnerability: Nothing short of a bullet to the head will take him down. ..and now we're not so sure about that. See Giovanni. We can now add Naoto's sword to the list of "Things That Will Take Heine Down." Orphanage of Fear: The kindergarten where all the people with Cerberus spines start out. Pet the Dog: His Big Brother Instinct towards Nill. Also, slowing Naoto's descent when she fainted. He even tries to cheer Naoto up after her second Heroic BSOD. YMMV but his seemingly trying not to hurt Naoto while she's possessed by Einstürzende and even resisting the influence from his spine when it wants to kill her. Red and Black and Evil All Over: Evil is an overstatement but he often wears red and black and he's definitely the most violent person in the series. Red Eyes, Take Warning Self-Made Orphan: Tries it. Doesn't work. She Is Not My Girlfriend: Naoto. Ship Tease: He seems to be hanging around Naoto a lot these days... Slasher Smile Sociopathic Hero: Surprise. Spell My Name with an S: Heine or Haine? Super-Powered Evil Side Theme Naming: RAMMSTEIN!! Troubled, but Cute Weapon of Choice: A Mauser C-96 and a Luger P08 connected by a chain. And he will fuck you up if you touch them. White-Haired Pretty Boy With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: INDEED. Badou Nails
A private investigator slash occasional hired gun who sometimes teams up with Heine. Loves his ciggies something good. Missing an
eye. Naoto Fuyumine
A swordswoman wandering the city trying to find information on her parents' killer. "Naoto Fuyumine" is not her birth name.
Absurdly Sharp Blade: We see how sharp in chapter 71. Action Girl: Easily capable of fighting on the same level as Heine. Aloof Dark Haired Girl: She may have short hair but she's got the cool demeanor down pat. Anti-Heroine: Type III-IV. Awful Truth: She's a clone, created for Body Surf. Ax Crazy: While possessed by Einstürzende. Badass Normal Berserk Button: Mentioning the other "Naoto," and badmouthing the man Fuyumine are a good way to get her riled. Broken Bird Chekhov's Gun: Her sword. It's specifically made for killing Cerberus spines because that's what Fuyumine's original job was. The Chick: She's the only main character who doesn't think Murder Is the Best Solution. Maiming people's alright though. Cloning Blues: The other Naoto calls her "Double" or "Spare." It's even worse. She's actually a perfected clone of Campenella Fruhling, the original Naoto and made specifically for Einstürzende to transfer her consciousness into. Cool Big Sis: She's very protective of Nill. Daddy's Girl: Despite all that happened, Fuyumine seemed to favor her over Magato. Designer Babies Good Scars, Evil Scars / X Marks The Hero: It's on her chest. Grand Theft Me: Ultimately what Einstürzende plans for Naoto. Naoto is taken from the organization before she can attempt it the first time and is rescued by Badou during the second attempt. Heroic BSOD: When she glimpses a pair of eyes she recognizes from her past. Naoto seems to be having a lot of these as of late. They're affecting her mind more than her body. He's Not My Boyfriend: For Heine AND Magato. Iconic Item: Her katana. Katanas Are Just Better: Her Weapon of Choice, a black katana, the same type that her killer used. Knife Nut: Also carries a few straight knives. Lady of War: One of the series' most graceful of ass-kickers. Meaningful Name: Naoto means "straight knife." It's also the name of her parents' killer. Mind Rape: One of the Einstürzendes temporarily turns her into a Berserker. Ms. Fanservice: We're treated to many shots of the scars on her chest and her legs. Poisoned Weapons: Essentially what her sword is. Pretty Freeloader: Naoto essentially begins living at the church with Nill while Bishop is away. Raven Hair, Ivory Skin Revenge Scarf of Asskicking Scars Are Forever: At least 10 years later, the scar on her chest is still VERY vivid. She's Got Legs Shower of Angst Screaming Woman: During her Heroic BSOD. Stalker Without A Crush: To Heine in the earlier chapters. Though the stalking seems to have dropped off. The crush may or may not be picking up though. Sugar and Ice Personality Super-Powered Evil Side: When Einstürzende takes her over. Technical Pacifist You Killed My Parents: The reason she trained with Fuyumine was to one day kill him. Subverted when he is killed by someone else and it turns out he was innocent anyway. She is now looking for their true killer. Ultimately averted, they weren't her parents. Mihai Mihaeroff
A retired assassin and occasional errand runner for the owner of Buono Viaggio. He
gets lost. Often. Bishop
The priest of a local church. He serves as a guardian of sorts to Nill and mentor to Heine. Well, he lets Heine keep his guns there.
A winged fourteen year old mute girl who lives in Bishop's church. Just about everyone who sees her agrees that she is the
cutest thing ever. Giovanni
loves messing with his head.
working for an as of yet unnamed underground organization.
Giovanni and Heine occasionally call her "Mother." Abusive Parents: To the Cerebus spine children, many of whom are possibly her actual children. She makes them fight huge monstrosities to earn her fleeting love. Affably Evil: When she first makes an appearance in the manga, she comes across as slightly matronly if weird. And then the madness shows itself. Ax Crazy: She has yet to pick up an actual weapon but someone who smiles while people are getting mauled barehanded is not right in the head. Back from the Dead: The original body is killed (or at least one of them is) by Heine. Another body walks up and keep talking to Heine and Magato as if nothing happened. Blondes are Evil Body Surf: She's a Cerebus spine person too but instead of healing, she can just transfer her consciousness into another body. After Heine shoots the first one to death, her next body is Lily. The Chessmaster Dissonant Serenity: Smiles and hugs Heine gently all the while telling him to brutally massacre a hulking man beast. Evil Genius Evil Gloating: Does this in 72 when Heine gets stabbed and Naoto is trying to resist her control, the smug bitch. Evil Matriarch: Considering Heine and co are test-tube children, it's entirely possible that they really were made from her eggs. For Science! Good Thing You Can Heal: Actually she can't but she's made preparations for that inevitability too. Hive Mind: There are at least three other Einstürzende working in her organization. All of them look relatively similar and are modified to share experiences and memories when one dies. Hot Mom: An Evil Matriarch, yes, but she IS smoking hot. Hot Scientist Jerkass: She's evil. This can not be overstated. Lack of Empathy Mad Doctor Mad Scientist Manipulative Bitch Motherly Scientist: A villainous, Yanderesque take on the trope. Orphanage of Fear: Apparently runs the Cerebus spine place. Rapunzel Hair Red Right Hand: Has six fingers on both hands. Shout Out: Einstürzende Neubauten. The Sociopath Woman in White Yandere: Showers those who do well against her creations with affection, is rather callous to those who don't but still have the nerve to survive. Campenella Fruhling
A hired gun swordswoman who appears to be working with Einstürzende. She leads a troupe of helmeted, black-clad
Nuki and Loki's apparent guardian. Recently revealed to be the original Naoto & also the killer of Naoto Fuyumine's parents. Luki and Noki
Two young twin girls who are always together and work as bounty hunters.
They are under Fruhling's care and apparently part of Einstürzende's organization. Adorable Evil Minions Arm Cannon: Noki. Badass Abnormal Cheerful Children Creepy Twins Designer Babies: In all probability. Dissonant Serenity Early-Bird Cameo: The twins appear in the prequel book, in the first chapter. Enfants Terribles Giggling Villains Girls With Psycho Weapons Grotesque Cute Heine, We're Your Younger Sisters Heroic BSOD: Luki has one after one of the Einstürzende clones shows up. Hyperspace Arsenal: Where ARE those knives and gun coming from? Idiot Hair Knife Nut: Luki, if that claw of hers doesn't count as a bunch of BFSes. Little Miss Badass Mark of the Beast: More Cerebus spines. Mismatched Eyes, Technicolor Eyes: In reverse of each other. : Heine Nigh Invulnerability quickly tries to remedy this. Obliviously Evil: They don't seem to understand that killing is wrong. Then again, excluding Naoto, no one else got that memo either. Perky Female Minions Pretty in Mink: Those fur-trimmed dresses and hats they wear, in opposite color of each other. Small Girl, Big Gun: Noki, again. Theme Twin Naming The Thing That Would Not Leave: For some reason, they end up staying at the church with Nill and Naoto. Heine does not approve. Token Mini Moes Trademark Favorite Food: Spaghetti from Buon Viaggio. Twin Banter Tykebombs Villain Episode: "Hardcore Twins." You Gotta Have Green Hair Mimi
An info broker who sometimes works with Badou.
A short elderly
woman who's the head of a gang of more demi-humans.
A young demi-human boxer who often hangs around Nill. He's a member of Liza's gang.
A pig man in the underground.
the Calcerino family. Lily
Heine's younger sister.
Lott and Arthur
Heine's other brothers.
A young man who was trained and raised by Fuyumine alongside Naoto.
Never get within arms' length of him. Affably Evil Attempted Rape: To Naoto, when they were younger. Ax Crazy Badass Long Hair Badass Normal: For a degree of "normal." Big Brother Mentor: Fancies himself as one to Naoto. Naoto does not approve. Blood Knight: There's no benefit to him challenging Heine other than because he wants to. Enemy Mine: Hates Einstürzende more than Heine and tries to attack her whenever he can. I Have You Now, My Pretty: To pretty much any female nearby. Jerkass Knife Nut Meaningful Name: " Crooked Knife." Motor Mouth: Magato likes to talk, you see... Mr. Exposition: Runs his mouth about what he found out about Naoto's katana and Fuyumine. My Sister Is Off Limits: Hilariously, he tells Heine that he's not good enough for Naoto. No Sense of Personal Space Orphanage of Fear: He's also from the Einstürzende organization and may be a generation above Heine. Unlike Heine, Magato's mostly normal. Pet the Dog: Expresses the sentiment that Naoto is not like Fruhling and is unhappy when she's mind raped to fight like her. Photographic Memory: About killing people. Professional Killer Psychopathic Manchild: He's just so chipper about murder. Scars Are Forever: Still has the scar that Naoto gave him when she attacked him for killing Fuyumine. Self-Made Orphan: Killed Fuyumine, the man who raised him. Vague Age: Or perhaps, Younger Than They Look. In the prequel, Magato seems noticebly older than Naoto (early 20's vs mid teens) whereas in the series proper, he seems 5 years older at the most. The reason for this is Magato, while still very much younger, is from Fruhling's generation at the organization. Wild Card: No one is sure who's side Magato is on. He seems a bit obsessed with killing Naoto but expresses something resembling fraternal concern when her fighting style becomes inexplicably more cutthroat. He also drops his fight with Heine over the suspicion that she's in danger. It's implied that the only thing Magato cares about in any intense manner is Naoto but for what reason, purpose or even if this is a good thing hasn't been explained yet. Fuyumine aka Winter
A mysterious man who raised Magato and Naoto.
Director Zöllner E. Neubauten
The Director of the Central Administration Office.
Licter H. Beltheim
A popular orchestra conductor.
Arch-Enemy: He's behind what happened to Dave Nails, making him one to Badou. Ax Crazy: Smiles while sending a horde of mind-controlled musicians after Badou and Mihai. Evil Genius: Times the explosions he's set around the city to go off in time with Giovanni's Black Soldiers and can apparently hypnotize random people he meets in the street to be his mindless slaves. Faux Affably Evil: Introduces himself as a gentleman. He then makes his entire orchestra attack Badou before revealing himself as the reason Dave is missing. Knife Nut: He's also responsible for Badou's scars and eye. Mind Control: Of an entire orchestra and somehow he makes Mihai shoot Badou. It hasn't been revealed how he's doing this. Mook Maker: Via mind control. Some Call Me Tim: Giovanni calls him 'Herbst.' The Spock: Says he was this when he was younger. Specifically while he was part of the Einstürzende organization. Wicked Cultured