Manga: Kodoku Experiment
Kodoku Experiment is a sci-fi manga written and illustrated by Yukinobu Hoshino, of 2001 Nights fame.Deronga Five Alpha is a dying unstable planet which according to studies, used to be a very lush planet with all kinds of different species. The current state of the planet is a horrifying place where vicious carnivorous creatures fight in the “survival of the fittest.” Captain Bagures, the leader of the research spacecraft, is a cold and cruel woman who, despite the warnings, unnecessarily sends a military team down to the planet for research. The end result was a catastrophe with the team being slaughtered by the creatures on the planet. The leader of the team, Cannon, vows vengeance on Bagures before seemingly dying.Jump to 20 years later, a spaceship comes near Deronga Five Alpha to see the end of the planet. As the planet explodes, a foreign object attaches itself onto the spaceship. As nothing can survive a planetary explosion, the crew investigates the object only to find out it is one of the creatures from the planet Deronga. As the story progresses, the creature goes into a rage after seeing Bagures, now an extremely important person in the military, on the monitor screen. Could this creature be Cannon and how do you stop something that can withstand a planetary explosion?
Tropes included in this work include:
- Badass Normal: Butto S and Gai C
- Empowered Badass Normal: Baruges, Gai C after the Deronga infection
- Body Horror / Cruel and Unusual Death
- Cloning Blues: The 'Initials'
- Determinator: Gai C This is in part because he's Cannon's son
- Dying Curse: Cannon
- Evilutionary Biologist: Baruges
- Face-Heel Turn: Victor
- Genetic Memory: One of the advantages of the Deronga creature
- Gone Horribly Right
- Gravity Master: Baruges
- I Am Legion: Deronga, which assimilates DNA and memories from all the creatures it infects and kills.
- Jerkass: Victor
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Gai C's father is Cannon, and his mother is Baruges
- No One Could Survive That
- People Jars: How the marines are created.
- Red Shirt: Cannon and his platoon.
- Science Fiction
- Social Darwinist: Baruges
- Shout-Out: Deronga Five Alpha sounds a lot like Ceti Alpha V
- Standard Sci Fi Setting
- Starfish Aliens
- Super Prototype: Baruges
- Taking You with Me: Cannon to Baruges
- Time Skip
- Wham Line:Baruges:You have gotten older and uglier Linz, is there a need for the original?