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Fatal Chaos is a Malaysian comic by Gempakstarz artist Benny Wong Thong Hou which was first published in the first issue of Starz Magazine. In April 2007, Fatal Chaos was transferred to Starz's sister magazine Gempak. On September 2007, artistic duties transferred to Juice (Norman Noh) under the alias GempakStarz when Ben resigned from Gempak. This series ran from the month of June 2004 to August 2008 in Gempak's 211st issue and was compiled into five books; Battle One, Turbo EX, 3rd Strike, 4th Attack and Final Fight.This series tells the story about Rex, a teenager who has been expelled 8 times because of his disobedience and discipline problems. One day, he meets Eva, who then suddenly becomes his crush. With his best friend Max, he tries to fit in his new college where he faces a lot of martial arts students, and a secret association, called the Evil Rabbit Gang that are related to his hidden past.Character sheet is currently under reconstruction.
Tropes associated with Fatal Chaos:
A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 16 focuses on the troublemakers who got beaten up by Phoebe, including the guy who got killed by the Ninja Masked Guy.
Aborted Arc: Strays away for Rex's main focus (the Royale Survivor Battles) to Rex's other focus (his true identity).
Broken Bird: Eva was once talented with swords and formed a Battle Couple and a swordfighting club with Leo during their high school years. But at one point Leo questioned his declining strength (early on he lost to a challenger but Eva kicked the guy's ass effortlessly) thus challenging Eva into a brutal swordfight. Leo later blamed Eva for his declining skills. Since then, they broke up and Eva threw away her (back then) Genki Girl personality and swordfighting altogether.
Bullying a Dragon: Rex was bullied by other kids at his orphanage because his mother left him there when he was born, implying that she is a prostitute. Berbakov's spirit inside Rex reacted to the host's fear and worry-let's say things did not end well for the bullies.
A similar situation occured in Le Gardenie but it has a faster overall pacing compared to Fatal Chaos so it wasn't affected as much.
Cry Cute: Eva breaks down when Leo (in the flashbacks) and Rex (present-day, accidental) said this:
"I don't know...I just don't know where to start. After this situation, I feel.. I have to be honest. I admit that I fell in love the first time we met. But after knowing you for so long, I realised that we are completely opposites. Looks like I need to re-arrange my memories so that I can be clear about my needs. It's gonna take a long time."
Killer Rabbit: Taken to literal levels with Evil Rabbit, which uses this trope as the gang's motif. The motif originated from the founder that was polymorphed into a miniature humanoid rabbit as a result of Berbakov's attack(who posessed Rex's pregnant mother) in the past. Since then he started his own evil organization to hunt for Berbakov and steal its powers.
To clarify, the same reaction panels were reused several times for the same character with minor edits. Entirely redrawing the characters would result in an artstyle clash, since Juice's (the art director for the final story arcs) style is different than Ben's. See Cosmic Deadline above for the reason of this trope.
The "playing card game with the Devil" chapter is also guilty of this, but there is no particular reason behind it, since it took place before Final Fight..
Stuffed into the Fridge: Rex and Cleo were sleeping in a train. Rex woke up, only to be greeted by Evil Rabbit thugs calling out on how they enjoyed cutting Cleo to pieces and literally stuff her parts into the fridge. Good thing that it is just a dream for Rex.
Title Drop: Phoebe mentioned if Berbakov!Rex is let loose the world will be in a "Fatal Chaos".