Magic Boy B.T., also known as Magical B.T., is one of Hirohiko Araki
's earlier works. It's a collection of short stories featuring the titular character, B.T., whose name has been censored into his initials
, and his borderline-criminal escapades with his (often unwilling) friend, Koichi.
This manga provides examples of:
- Asshole Victim: everyone who attracts BT's wrath. Except possibly Date, who probably snapped under pressure.
- Character Tics: when BT gets mad, he touches his ears.
- Crying Wolf: a strange example: BT convinces Ninomori to attack Date and then pretend to trip and fatally injure his head, so that BT can blackmail Date with murder. Unfortunately, BT's evidence of said blackmail gets accidentally destroyed, Ninomori dies for real, and Date has decided to accuse him of causing said accident. To top it off, Ninomori has just fainted.
- Disproportionate Retribution: alright, Date is kind of an arrogant jerk, but did he really deserve to be blackmailed for a fake, staged accidental murder? Because he dares to date the girl you like?
- Exact Words: "I saw Kuroyama putting an insect in your clothes". BT was talking about a dragonfly in his shorts.
- Expy: Both of the main characters have characteristics that will be reworked in Jojos Bizarre Adventure:
- BT has Dio Brando's personality (albeit without all the evilness), combined with Joseph's penchant for stage tricks.
- Koichi is, well, Koichi.
- Gaslighting: how BT deals with Mr. X.
- Invisible Parents: BT's parents are away for work. Averted with Koichi's family.
- Irony: the freckled boy's is ran over by an ambulance.
- Kick the Dog: litterally done by the freckled boy. Par for the course for Araki.
- Magnificent Bastard: BT. Duh.
- However, his granny is implied to be even more magnificent.
- Morality Pet: Koichi is this for BT. Notice that BT gets serious whenever Koichi gets hurt.
- Never Mess with Granny: BT's sole caretaker. Not even he's fully sure of what she's capable of.
- No Name Given: BT, due to investigations still ongoing.
- Psychopathic Manchild: the Major Sergeant. Also Saiko, to an extent.
- The Dog Bites Back: Akagawa, after being constantly abused by Kuroyama, loses it when he thinks Kuroyama put the wasp in his trousers.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: well, to be honest it's just Saiko. But he makes that up with being The Brute and with his chain.
- This Is Unforgivable: "I'll give you the punishment you deserve!"
- Those Wacky Nazis: Mr. X, also known as "Commander", and hisMajor Sergeant.
- Villain Protagonist: BT. If he likes you, he'll drag you with him in his escapades. If he doesn't, prepare to get ruined.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: the freckled boy's MO: pretend to be accidentally injured by a family, accept ospitality from said family, move his family inside the house as well...