The plot isn't supposed to make sense.The entire game is a subvertion of Mind Screw and What Do You Mean, It's Not Didactic? - instead of being really weird and symbolic, it's just a lot of random, meaningless stuff with no rhyme or reason. Sylvia strongly implies this at the very very end when she says "I know! Pity there won't be a sequel!" That's right. The plot is intentionally nonsensical.
NMH is a self-parody of Suda51 games.A joking take on the typical postmodern mindscrew thing.
Travis will be the final boss of No More Heroes 3Suda's stated that Travis won't be the protagonist in any of the future games, but I'll eat my own shoes if he doesn't make an appearance in the next game one way or another. How awesome would it be if he turned out to be a bonus boss of some sort, like Henry in the first game?
Henry will be the protagonist of the next game.I mean come on, how cool would THAT be?
The bosses have no AI.
The entire game is Suda51's lovingly satirical parody of Metal Gear Solid 2.Consider the following, ladies and gentlemen: The main character is a loser, a stain upon humanity, even though he accomplishes some honestly magnificent things. Quenton Flynn (Quenton Raiden Flynn) plays the foil to him, Henry, an incredibly awesome guy. Around the end of the game, the fourth wall explodes and bizarre twists come out. Suda51 took all the basic, hated elements of MGS2, turned them up to eleven, and set them on fire.
Suda51 made this game drunk.The name of a sake brewery is in the credits.
Shinobu will be the protagonist of the next gameConsidering the heavy dose of What Happened to the Mouse? that she got hit with in Desperate Struggle, and the fact that she's younger than Travis, we could get a game set in the future with her more firmly as an adult where she tracks down her father's real killer or something, or tries to track down Travis himself.
The ultimate Big Bad of the series will be...Satan himself. It's explained that Matt Helms, at least as we find him, is the result of a deal with the devil. If Travis wants to stop all the pain and bloodshed, he's gonna have to go straight to the source of evil itself. Let's be honest, it's far from the strangest thing that's happened in these games.
The third game, which Travis won't be the protagonist of, will have references to Lollipop Chainsaw.The first game had references to killer 7, and the second to Kill the Past.
The entire game is an extended daydream of the little Jeane in the "True Ending".Was I the only one who got a strong St. Elsewhere vibe from that last scene? She apparently likes the painting and stood there for a while. So she made up a backstory for Travis, who she really likes. He likes the anime she does and is immature but really cool and adult in a big brother kind of way. He kills tons of people with blood but no guts or gore and he even has a cat named after her that he loves. All the other ranked assassins, goons and missions are based off of cool ideas she's had, the stores all play her favorite song, the Rank 01 battle was probably invented after she saw Star Wars. Of course, she created a Mary Sue named after herself who was Travis' long-lost sister, could fight him empty handed and surpassed him wrestling/speed wise and dies a tragic death. And then, once she had her self-insert fun and needed an ending to wrap it up, she came up with the Henry/Silvia twist and ended it with her beloved painting. The sequel was her attempt to continue, but she lost heart in it fast.
Desperate Struggle is an Alternate Universe to NMH-1Desperate Struggle drops a few hints that it's not on the same continuity as the "Real Ending" from NMH-1. At the end of NMH-1's True Ending, Henry and Travis appear to kill each other as a way to "the exit known as Paradise," which could be interpreted as death and the hereafter respectively. NMH-2 appears to Hand Wave this by having Travis say that Silvia interrupted their fight, but if this was the case in True ending, it would be the second time she'd done it; and Travis says that she stopped the fight, not each other from killing themselves, and whereas the fight in NMH-1's True Ending had already happened, the one after Letz Shake hadn't. Conclusion: NMH-1's True Ending really was that the entire story was either a daydream, or that the painting was made after the fact; and therefore NMH2 is really a sequel to the plain Ending.
The assassins' association does exist, and all indication that things are otherwise were planted by Jeane. It works, too, and drives Travis insane near the end.Jeane is precisely psycho enough to set this up just so her opponent would be hopeless and confused when the fight rolled around. She knows how gullible Travis is, and she has an exploitative nature. She could have gotten some random French girl to plant the seed of doubt in Travis' mind when he rang the number after fight number 2. She did something similar just before the fight: getting some random dude in a tacky costume to pull Luke, I Am Your Father and then killing him off just to unhinge our protagonist further. She may have been the one leaving the wrestling masks with notes everywhere just so he'd have a greater chance of trying to use them against her (it DOESN'T work if you do). If you think about it, the idea of the Assassins' Association being fake doesn't make sense if you factor in the huge expense of pulling such a scam, the ridiculousness of a sympathetic character insisting on his following through simply so he can "finish what he starts", and some random dude trying to assassinate him to gain his (supposedly nonexistent) rank at the end. At the game nears its end, her machinations break Travis' feeble Otaku mind, and he starts seeing life as a videogame with the worst kind of Gainax Ending; the player is Through the Eyes of Madness. That's the only reason for the game to suddenly shatter the Fourth Wall like it does and take a turn for the (even more) bizarre.
All the characters in the game are descended from Kaiju.From the name of their town and their only superhero, we can surmise that the city's culture views destruction in a positive light. More to the point, in the grass-cutting mini-game, Travis' progress is measured in ACRES. Meaning Travis is about a hundred feet tall if the scale is accurate. This means that some sort of monster apocalypse probably occurred, followed by the children of the giant beasts establishing a new society and evolving into a more human form.
The games are a Worked Shoot
Every Assassin from both games do assassinations as a side-gig and have regular jobs and lives outside of it.With a few exceptions of course, given the nature of these people.
The reason the ranked assassins have nicknames is to protect themselves from being hunted outside their rankSince the UAA was a scam, Sylvia didn't have the resources to keep outside assassins from cheating by skipping lower ranks so she had the ranked assassins use nicknames to protect them.In NMH 1, only three ranked assassins are using their real name: Holly Summers, Harvey Volodarski, and Travis Touchdown which meant assassins would be able to hunt them down.
The song, "the virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything" is about Jeane.The song seems to be about the death of the "virgin child"'s mother, causing the child to lose her body and soul and end up in hell, smiling. Jeane states that her mother committed suicide, and that was her Start of Darkness. The references to her "corpse" are merely metaphorical. Face it, it's the kind of Mind Screw foreshadowing that Suda 51 is used to. It also works for Batman if you change a few lyrics.
Henry killed Master Jacobs.
The Assassin's Association is the world's deadliest pyramid schemeCareer killers, Blood Knights, and Psychos For Hire pay large amounts of their own money to participate in deathmatches, being guided by Sylvia and possibly others... the people behind the association are probably the only ones making money from it. Sylvia selects candidates for their personality and willingness to keep paying up to kill their way up the ladder- probably going through plenty of wannabes, which is why she expects Travis not to survive most of his battles but hooks him up with a genuine assassin's org anyway so he could make money to pay for fights. Sylvia's probably spent years setting this up so she can get money and probably kicks from manipulating various suckers.
The whole plot point about Sylvia being a con artist is a lie.Think about it. Everything we see prior and after supports the idea of the UAA being real. We even meet two of its reps and the various other assassins make mention of it. The woman who claims to be Sylvia's mother is voiced by the same actress because she IS Sylvia. Sylvia's "Mother" tells Travis to keep going because that's what a "True man" does. The whole thing about it being a lie was a test to see if he would keep going to achieve the goal, even if it seemed like the reward would mean nothing. Sylvia wanted to know if he was worthy of her affections and so decided to give him a test of character. The "Periods of time" when she vanishes that Henry mentioned aren't to do with her being a con artist, he just doesn't know she's with the UAA.
Bishop never actually died.Major spoilers for Desperate Struggle. Okay, so before the final battle, Batt Jr. shows Travis the severed heads of Shinobu, Henry, and Sylvia. This sends Travis into a brief Heroic BSOD, followed by a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. However, halfway through the fight, Henry pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment and joins Travis in the battle, revealing that the severed heads were just replicas. What does this have to do with Bishop? Well, back at the beginning of the game, Travis received Bishop's severed head in the mail. What if that head was just a replica, too?
Travis will return in future games as a Pro Wrestler.Suda51 has confirmed that there will be more NMH games, but Travis won't be the main character. Since he's done with being an assassin, he'll pursue a career in one of the things he's good at. He may give the new protagonist Training from Hell, though.
Everything is related.I have a wide encompassing WMG that will need to be broken down into several parts for optimum use.
If Travis took on Million Gunman, he would have lost.I mean, just think about it— MG was somewhat of a Get Back Here Boss, and his area was somewhat intricate, with multiple levels. Notice that, gameplay-wise, Travis lacks the ability to jump. Hence, he wouldn't be able to keep up and MG would chip away at him from afar. Shinobu, on the other hand, can jump in-game, and that's how she was able to win the fight. Travis vs. New Destroyman is a bit of a toss-up, but I doubt that a Travis vs. Million Gunman fight would end well for the former.
Shinobu avenged Master Jacobs before Desperate Struggle. She is using Travis to try and stop herself being so obsessive.Shinobu eventually killed Jacobs' killer, and found herself, like Inigo Montoya, wondering what she would do with the rest of her life. She found that she couldn't get out of the ultra-seriously-obsessing-over-someone mindset. She chose to obsess over Travis on the basis that she thought he would either use her (thus making it so that she HAD to stop thinking like this), or try to 'fix' her and get her to act like a human again. She rationalised this by telling herself it was because he spared her life, allowing her the time to avenge Master Jacobs. She left Travis when it became clear he would neither exploit her nor make more than a half-assed attempt to fix her.
Margaret takes an early shot at Travis.
Henry was in on Sylvia's con the entire time.He seems to imply that he has nothing to do with it in the ending cutscene, since she would "disappear" periodically. However, the voice on Travis' answering machine sounds an awful lot like Henry putting on an American accent, and his Irish accent comes through occasionally. Henry says that his income wasn't enough, so he works with Sylvia to con Travis into paying fees for the UAA.
Those answering machines messages from Beef Head Videos are more assassination jobs.It's like in Killer 7. Those messages were codes for assassination contracts that we didn't see that Travis was carrying out.
Sylvia's UAA is a con, but not for moneyEither for revenge, or some sort of hatred for assassins, Sylvia set the whole thing up. Sylvia is sending Travis after other assassins to get rid of them, and telling the rest of its a contest so they won't prepare. It's ironic, Travis is being hired for jobs, but is paying for it instead of getting paid.
The UAA Ranking Fights aren't fights at all...They're assisted suicides. The vast majority of the ranked assassins are incredibly jaded with life or simply want a good fight, and very rarely does anyone ask not to be killed. In the first ranking match, Travis has an internal freak-out when he realizes there's no way out of the killing game, that he 'can't find the exit'. And there isn't one; the only way to stop being an assassin is to die. So presumably, it goes like this: Sylvia comes to assassins under the pretense of the UAA, and for a fee, offers them a way out, one last spectacular fight before death. She asks them to pick a venue and tells them to wait for their beam-katana wielding opponent, the 'No More Hero' as other assassins call him. Now, originally, this hero was Henry ... until Sylvia ran into Travis and realized from his story that he had to be Henry's brother.
The third sequel will have us playing...Jeanne Touchdown. No, not Travis' half-sister/ex-girlfriend, Sylvia's daughter with the same name. As for the plot (once you get past the Suda51-mandated Mind Screws), it'll be about finishing Travis' work of destroying the UAA. Bonus points if other mentioned characters in the series (such as Dr. Peace's Daughter (assuming she isn't Bad Girl), Kimmy Howell, and Alice Twilight's Son) are among the new bosses
Bad Girl is Doctor Peace's DaughterWhy the hell was she under that stadium anyway? Simple: To dish out some drunk, drunk revenge on her father's killer.
Margaret changes the lyrics of her song for every person she kills.Since "Philistine" is a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Travis, it stands to reason that she sings it to her other targets, too. Now, not all of them are vengeful otakus, so she changes the lyrics to fit what she thinks is wrong with them.
Travis is Some Variety of Superhuman.Timelord, mutant, immortal, meta-human, whatever. It's clear from observation that he possesses some degree of superhuman durability, with similarly heightened reflexes and strength.
Travis Touchdown doesn't care that he was manipulated.He knew it all along, or at least he eventually caught on. But he made money, he bought more clothes and otaku stuff, he got to kill people with a beam katana, and he had fun; so, he doesn't really mind. This explains why he didn't bother trying to finish the plot at the end - he was already #1, and there was probably nobody worth fighting... at least until he met the Bonus Boss.
Travis has literal Cutscene ImmortalityDue to being the protagonist of a video game, he cannot be killed unless he is under player control. He's aware of this, which is why he doesn't flinch when he has his heart punched out or a grenade dropped in his lap. This, of course, is a parody of video games in general.
Bad Girl is a porn star.Let's face it, she's so screwed up that it fits; and the alcoholism and that outfit, and the gimps? Travis has probably seen her work before...
Travis' incredible resilience is a Power Born of MadnessTravis is a lunatic, very much like Red Mage, whose belief that that he is a Nigh Invulnerable video game hero changes reality to match. It's only a coincidence that he technically is. All of the other bosses have the same, or a similar delusion; Dr Peace thinks he's the Tragic Hero of a Western, for instance, but their delusions all involve their downfalls.
Travis, Henry, and Jeane are clonesIn the trailer for No More Heroes 2, Travis is seen fighting a woman whose hairstyle looks very similar to Jeane's. Jeane died in the last game, but the little girl named Jeane in the secret ending must have grown to replace her. But then how could she be Henry and Travis's half sister? Simple: they're all actually clone supersoldiers manufactured by whatever organization Sylvia REALLY works for. The "half" sister part simply indicates they were made from slightly different genetic stock.
Travis is adopted. It's possible that Dark Star is his biological fatherTravis seems to be American, yet Henry, his twin brother, is clearly Irish. Also, on both of Henry's appearances, Travis starts speaking with an Irish accent. The first time could be viewed as mocking him, but it seems to be sincere on the second occasion. This suggests that Travis originally had an Irish accent which faded due to spending a long time in America, but Henry's appearance brought it back to the surface. Thus, what most likely happened was that Travis and Henry's parents couldn't afford to keep two children, and so reluctantly decided to give one up for adoption. Jeane's father left her mother to shack up with his new lover, and they adopted Travis. Jeane eventually killed Travis' adoptive parents, sending him on the path to becoming an assassin. It's entirely possible Dark Star is Travis' biological father; Jeane may have known this and killed him just to be a bitch.
The schoolgirl with the double edged Katana in the NMH2 trailer is the daughter of Dr PeaceShe knows all about Travis and refers to him as "Travis the Great" and became an assassin just so she could meet him. Given that Jennifer apparently had a terrible relationship with her father, knew about his work and doubtless heard how he died, I can see her being grateful to Travis for killing Dr Peace. I can also see her trying to KILL him, given that revenge seems to be a trait assassins share, however insane the reasons
Shinobu returns with a robotic arm in NMH:DS, making her a cyborg Samurai school teacher.It would be AWESOME.
Margaret is Dr. Peace's daughter and the gate keeper of hell.She is also a literal psychopomp and probobly related to Travis somehow.
Ryuji trained under Darkstar/viceversa/they shared a master/he romaed his weaponTheir dragons are far to similar to be coincidence.
It isn't that Travis "can't hit a girl", but "can't kill anyone not completely fucked up"Shinobu, Holly and Kimmy are a great deal less insane that the rest of the ranks
Alice and Margaret are/were loversSimmilar but different to the above WMG Alice Twilight and Margaret Moonlight were lovers within the UAA. Alice, upon hearing of Margaret's death loses heart which is why she's so depressive and defeatist when Travis finally encounters her and it's why she's burning the pictures and diaries when Travis meets her...she's lost everything and only craves death at this point. This is also why Margaret is more "Detached" from the games, sniping from afar. She's not interested in climbing the ranks, only in keeping any potential challengers away from Alice
Jeane (the daughter of Sylvia, not the cat or half-sister of Travis) is actually Travis' daughter.It's the only way to explain why she doesn't appear in Desperate Struggle: the epilogue after the credits that comes after the fight between Travis and Henry is actually set after the sequel. The mural/painting of the two brothers fighting is referring to a time long ago. Don't follow me yet? Let me break it down for you. We find out in Desperate Struggle that Sylvia and Henry divorced sometime between the first and second game. Obviously, their relationship seems to have hit some sort of stumbling block. While this doesn't rule out the possibility of the two never having sex before that point, it's not too far fetched either. Then, Sylvia shows up at the No More Heroes motel to make good on her promises from the first game before Travis goes off to fight Pizza Batt, Jr. They do it. Their passion is so great that it culminates into a Crowning Moment of Funny. "DOWNWARD FUCKING DOG!", indeed. So, who's to say that Travis didn't impregnate Sylvia at that point? It becomes quite clear that Travis and Sylvia hook up for real in the sequel, as in the epilogue Sylvia affectionately calls Travis "my No More Hero". Or at least, that's how I interpreted it. I guess that it must have been some really good sex if Sylvia was somehow able to squirm her way out of the mess she caused for him in the first game with the UAA. Anyway, if Suda's words are to be believed about Travis' story being finished, but the series continuing, my guess is that Travis and Sylvia settled down somewhere and had a daughter who Travis named in memory of his half-sister Jeane (at this point, Travis doesn't hold any ill-will for Jeane, as she had a Death Equals Reconciliation moment in the first game). Flash-forward a few years, and we're at the museum, where Sylvia is telling her daughter about her daddy and uncle and how they got to this point. But hey, what do I know?
Cloe Walsh is Speed Buster at a different point in time.Their theme songs are way too suspiciously similar to be coincidence. Also Cloe's hair is the same color and style as Speed Buster's, and you fight her at an Akashic Point where reality is messed up. Also both Cloe and Speed Buster kiss Travis and clearly are attracted to him.
Dark Star isn't dead.That Groin Attack he received might have been painful, but given how people in the No More Heroes universe like Destroyman and Letz Shake have managed to survive much worse, who's to say he didn't just pass out and come to later? No one actually bothers to check on him, and as mentioned in a previous WMG, he may have sent his pupil Ryuji to try and deal with Travis while he recovered.
Captain Vladimir's SituationSimply put, he really didn't have any idea he was a ranked assassin. Once upon a time, Sylvia and/or co. stumbled upon him, probably floating around in circles in the middle of nowhere. They realized that he attacks anyone he sees with his real-Soviet-damage-satellite. After that, they just send out some up-and-coming fighter against him, who he kills for the glory of Mother Russia. Travis was probably not the first to stumble in, with many others facing him under like-wise conditions.
Travis didn't remember Jeane or the deaths of his parents because he repressed the memories.He only remembers the specific details beyond "my parents are dead" when he's A: drunk off his ass (like he was when he told Sylvia about it), or B: someone prods really, really hard about it (like Dark Star did). However, his anger still remained, which fueled his desire to become an assassin, even if he thought he joined the business because he thought it was cool.
Ryuji is Dark Star in the past.Akashic points can do some pretty weird stuff, I guess.
Bishop is the top world-ranked assassin.Bishop faked his death with Batt, using the same fake heads that were used for the others (See above WMG), and the blood splatter on the windows at the store were the men who tried to attack him. Bishop constantly gets messages saying 'DIE' over and over, and probably blames it on a crazy ex-girlfriend rather than tell Travis the truth since he wants to protect himself and Travis. Travis only becomes the Number 1 Ranked Assassin in AMERICA, so it's possible there's an overall world ranking and Bishop is at the very top and faked his death to get back into fighting while protecting Travis, the only person he sees as decent amongst all of the people he meets.
Alice and Margaret are the same person, only from different plains of existence.This explains their seemingly familiar relationship.
Bad Girl is Cloe Walsh's sister.
Bad Girl is Jeane's sister.Ax-Crazy Serial Kill-, er, I mean, "Assassins"? Check. Evil Blondes? Check. Top-Tier Bosses? Oh so check. Oh, and as for "They're all going to pay," having the same Dark and Troubled Past as Jeane's is plenty good incentive to make people pay, and may also explain WHY Bad Girl is so messed up now.
Margaret Moonlight and Alice Twilight are sisters.
Travis spares Ryuji's life because he reminds him of Thunder Ryu.There is an obvious resemblance between the two, and they're both Japanese, have scars on their faces, have similar names (although Travis may not have known his name) and wear clothes identifying them with Japanese gangs (Ryu is a former yakuza member, and Ryuji wears biker gang clothes). Although Travis says he was a "true warrior", his real reason for not killing him was because he subconsciously saw elements of his former master in Ryuji.
Million Gunman was the former "employer" of Dr. PeaceSince Dr. Peace was described as a Corrupt Cop, it seems likely that one of the richest men in all of Santa Destroy would be filling in for his payroll, with twin golden Magnums as just one of the perks. Presumably, Gunman ordered Dr. Peace to enter the UAA so he could get a cut of the Dr.'s profits. When Travis killed Dr. Peace, Million Gunman probably got more than a little paranoid, and took up guns of his own to protect himself, only to ironically wind up in the UAA himself after shooting one of the ranked Assassins sent to kill him.
Letz Shake is actually a descendant of Nikola Tesla or Tesla himselfNikola has an oscillator that can cause minor vibrations to it's surroundings. What if he managed to improve it's earthquake making capabilities Up to Eleven? And he decided to use it as his own weapon and lived under the pseudonym "Dr. Letz Shake"? Nikola can also speak english.
Harvey Volodarskii isn't dead.It was all part of the act. He gave Travis a fair shake by letting him escape the first death-trap and plays along if Travis gets out of the boom box. The reason he acts like a sniveling bitch when he gets blinded is because if he kept his cool, you wouldn't believe it was real, now would you?
The game takes place in the same universe as, but prior to, the events of Killer7.Something is missing from the California skies throughout the game - airplanes. In Killer7, all air traffic is said to be permanently grounded to reduce the risk of terrorism. You're in the center of what appears to be a large California city (Santa Destroy has its own stadium), but there's no sign of an airport anywhere nearby. Further, all the wrestling masks you find have "M.S." on the notes tucked into them. One of the Smiths was MASK DE Smith, professional wrestler. And finally, Dr. Peace bears a ridiculously close resemblance to Curtis Blackburn - he dies, but in the Killer7 universe, this isn't exactly the end. Presumably, the game takes place some point either before or soon after Emir Parkreiner killed the Smiths and himself, becoming Garcian Smith.
No More Heroes is in the Kill the Past universe of Suda51The Emir Parkreiner/Garcian was not supposed to be the Emir of Killer 7, but the Emir of the Kill the Past universe. Killer 7 was supposed to be part of the kill the past universe but halfway through the games development that idea was scrapped due to Suda51 being too busy. It is stated that Bad Girl's gimp grunts are actually clones in one of the K-Entertainment missions. The Emir that tries to kill Travis in NMH was the one that was originally supposed to appear in the vaguely cannon universe. Sundance Shot from FSR was supposed to appear in Killer 7 according to the beta trailer. The clone bodies are stock bodies for Emir, and possibly Sumio from Flower, Sun and Rain. This all makes sense in context, really.
Travis Touchdown is Travis Bell from Killer 7Notice that Travis Bell makes a reference to being an assassin before Harman killed him. Also notice a similar hairstyle and his frequent changing of T-Shirts.
The entire series takes place on future Earth in the Star Wars universeThe supernatural powers of the assassins are all The Force, and Earth eventually realized how to assemble Lightfoils (perhaps after the events of Soul Calibur 4 via some lightsabers being left behind as artifacts, or simply through discovering the force and the inevitability of evolution.). That also explains some characters immunity to pain, as it only seems to happen with characters that have incredible force sensitivity. Travis's force powers came to him so quickly because he uses the force out of anger and fury (notice how his powers are incredibly raw and simple, but powerful, much like Mace Windu, or Darth Vader when he was first awoken as Vader).
The No More Heroes universe was constructed by tropers.Think about it: we have Genre Savvy main characters; the fourth wall keeps getting kicked in the face; and then we have PWLBJ, an anime that combines magical girls, mechs, and space! Along with that, one of the restaurants is named "Pizza Butt." Who else have we referred to as "Pizza Butt"?
Suda51 is ZUN.NMH is what happens when ZUN decides to make a game while marathoning through a bunch of samurai movies and Star Wars.
LB Dollars are Crystallized Demon BloodPossibly crossing over with the last entry, it pours out of enemies along with their regular blood, much like the series crystallized demon blood originated in. Also, you can find it in dumpsters.
Travis is an OtherHis Dark Steps are actually him entering the Twilight for a few seconds. He probably isn't entirely aware of this, as he can only do it when his life is in danger.
Travis is qualifying for the Death Watch.Sylvia plans to sponsor him, and this saves him learning a lot of the rules.
Travis Touchdown is a parallel world version of Afro Samurai.Think about it. A character obsessed with becoming the "Number One" who lost his parents at a young age, causing him to become a killer? Not one but TWO faces from the past, appearing and seeking his death? A bitter enemy swapping allegiance and saving his life at the very last moment? The inhabitant of a screwed up world where bizarre assassins, thugs and super beings are common? All he's missing is a Ninja Ninja expy.
The UAA is a front for R.E.D.The fact that the police and/or army never interrupt a match or try to arrest any of the ranked assassins points to it being a government operation. This raises the question of what benefit the government could use to justify the program. If we look at the people RED employs, it's clear that they couldn't have recruited them through normal channels. Since they control the government, they were able to set up the association as a means of indentifying potential recruits. Presumably, Travis failed a psychological evaluation somewhere along the way, so he was kept as fodder for other recruits instead of being offered a position.
Speed Buster is The Sniper's motherShe's old enough, and he seems to be on better terms with his mother than with his father (of course, "better" is relative, but that could just be because she's generally antisocial).
Haruhi Suzumiya had nothing to do with making the NMH universeBecause I'm tired of having everything being thought up by her!
Holly Summers is the granddaughter of Soldier.Both use rocket launchers. Both use grenades. Both use shovels to attack. The entire lead up to the 6th ranked battle is military-themed despite neither of them being actual soldiers. Granddaddy was obviously a bad influence...
Nathan Copeland is related to the Demoman.Scots/Irish accented guy of African descent. In the media, very rare.
Bad Girl is The Witch.They both lure victims in by going to their knees and sobbing, and if you get close enough then they'll end up killing you extremely quickly with no hope of retaliation.
No More Heroes and Scott Pilgrim take place in the same universe.Both are heavily video game themed, have a good share of insane characters, include organizations with boss-level eccentrics... They just simply take place so far apart you never hear about each other. The weird universe you're in when you fight Cloe Walsh? Subspace.
No More Heroes universe is an alternate time line of Assassin's Creed.In this timeline, the Assassins manage to wipe out the Templars completely, gathered all the Pieces of Eden on earth and promptly fucked themselves up with them that it made all of their descendants insane killers. Each ranked assassin that you find is suffering from side effects of whatever catastrophe their ancestors suffered from when the misused all the Eden pieces. No this theory has nothing to do with the fact this troper played NMH:DS and AC2 close together.
Kimmy is an alternate universe version of Amy RoseBoth are sweet (or at least Kimmy pretends to be) girls with a fondness for pink. Both have a creepy crush on the main protagonist. Both are surprisingly strong fighters. Both have no problems with physically hurting the one they love. Kimmy's battle theme even sounds like it was ripped from Sonic Adventure. In fact, they could be considered two sides of the same coin; Amy, who has her "sweetness" played up, and Kimmy, who has her "creepiness" played up.
"Travis Touchdown" is actually another codename"Did I ever tell you about the time my buddy Keith bought a laser sword off the internet, left town and became an assassin?"
UAA is an imitation of Death Watch from MadWorldThe UAA got all their ideas by watching the games from Death Watch, and considering Death Watch has been around since the Aztec era, they picked it up around modern times. Though the only difference is that they have stricter rules than DW and probably want to keep a lower profile than it. For example, there are no traps or hazards enemies can knocked or thrown into. Also you rank up in the UAA by killing the person 1 rank above you. In Death Watch along as the nubmer is higher than your rank, you challenge that opponent. There is also the fact that DW stations its owned private network for the rich and the powerful watch the games.
Speed Buster got her name from destroying Speed CityFairly self-explanatory. She went into "retirement" as an assassin much like Death Metal did, but she had been much more dangerous and was much more highly Wanted by authorities than Death Metal was, so she couldn't just pick a mansion and settle down. She bought her Wave Motion Gun from the same black-market sources that Letz Shake acquired Dr. Shake from, then destroyed Speed City with it, and the Government just covered it up, declared Speed City a disaster zone, and let her have it, and she acquired her current nickname that way.
Senran Kagura takes place in the same universe.They both involve hired killers fighting each other to the death at the command of behind-the-scenes authority figures (Shinobi/Assassins). Both have crazy, over-the-top weapon designs (guns that shoot money, shovel-mounted rocket launchers/umbrella guns, sextuple-wielded katanas). And finally, they both exhibit humorous exaggerations of the kind of stuff that tends to upset the Moral Guardians (violence/sex). During the three-year time skip between the two No More Heroes games, Shinobu attended one of the academies of Senran Kagura as a foreign exchange student, and graduated with flying colors. There once was a time when his force of will kept him in orbit. However, as the years passed, he went mad under the influence of the Eldritch Abomination possessing him, which now channels its powers through him to wreak havoc on Earth. This entity is the source of the eerie glow behind Vladimir's helmet, and presumably manipulates his vision, driving him to believe he's still in space. When Travis destroys Vladimir's helmet, the entity finds itself unable to survive on Earth without a host and escapes to space.