Marilith is a work by Krazy Krow, the author of Krakow and Spinnerette. It is split into two series, which are quite different in art style and tone.Krakow 2.0 is full of Crosses the Line Twice Black Humor. Marilith Millions is an assassin who plans to get rich by kidnapping a wealthy heiress. But what seems like A Simple Plan soon goes off the rails, and Marilith finds herself the target of not just the police, but also bounty hunters and her own boss.Marilith is a much darker and more dramatic continuation of the story. Marilith has grown tired of the trade and is looking to retire to Argentina. However, her retirement plans face an obstacle: an old nemesis who will stop at nothing to kill her before she has the chance to slip away.Read Krakow 2.0 here.
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- Alliterative Name: Marilith Millions (though she admits in Marilith that Millions isn't her real last name).
- Art Evolution: The art improves dramatically from Krakow 2.0 to Marilith.
- Axe Crazy: Valentino
- Back-Alley Doctor: the Doctor
- Bald of Evil: Stark the bodyguard
- Blondes Are Evil: Marilith, though she's less evil than her targets.
- Bodyguard Betrayal: Stark killing his old boss and joining Valentino
- The Casanova: Whenever Marshall Hunter appears, there's usually a woman fawning over him
- Cerebus Syndrome: Marilith, though it has moments of comedy, is on the whole far more dramatic than Krakow 2.0.
- Church Militant: The Nazi-killing nun from whom Marilith and Christi inherited their guns of choice.
- Comically Missing the Point: Kimiko's response to Marilith pulling a butterfly knife out of her "pants" and stabbing a guard to death? Pointing out she's wearing a skirt not pants.
- Cowboy Cop: Mark Wong has a reputation as this, leading his boss to assign Christi to be his partner in the hope she'll rein him in.
- Cute Bruiser: Aiko
- Deadly Graduation: Valentino
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Marilith is dismissive upon hearing about a female teacher who raped a male student. Kimiko knows better.
- Faking the Dead: Christi O'Reilly, to persuade Marilith to give up her life of assassination.
- Five-Finger Fillet: When Dim and Vics are introduced, Vics stabs himself while doing this.
- Foe Yay: Valentino to Marilith. Particularly the time Valentino forces Marilith to lick her gun.
- Friendly Sniper: Kimiko
- Gag Boobs: Nurse Wendy
- Girls with Moustaches: Marilith wears a fake beard and moustache as part of her Colonel Sanders disguise during a bank robbery.
- Glory Hound: Marshall Hunter, head of the Hunter Knights. He thinks of himself as one of the good guys, but he's really in the business for the media attention, and it shows when it drives him to do stupid, dangerous, and illegal things.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Kimko's outburst of kawaii on meeting Minh, she is Japanese so possibly justified.
- Hitman with a Heart: Marilith, though she only rarely shows it.
- Hospital Hottie: Nurse Wendy
- Improvised Weapon: When she's not using a gun or axe, Valentino can kill with a belt or a pencil.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Valentino to Marilith
- Interrogated for Nothing: Marshall Hunter tortures Minh for information of Marilith's whereabouts, which he genuinely doesn't know.
- It's Personal: Valentino deliberately invokes this to prevent Marilith from running away without a final confrontation.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Mark Wong has a reputation for this, though he claims he's put those days behind him.
- Laughing Mad: In the flashback to Valentino's childhood, you can see the moment she completely snaps.
- Les Yay: Kimiko is explicitly in love with Marilith in Krakow 2.0; this is toned down to subtext in Marilith.
- Lovely Angels: Marilith and Kimiko
- Major Injury Underreaction: In Krakow 2.0, Kimiko's response to having her arm torn off by a truck is to ask a question about Marilith's threat to tear off said arm a few moments before.
- Mexican Standoff: Occurs several times. Marilith notes her dislike of them.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: Averted. Marilith charges less to assassinate people she regards as villainous, but she will kill innocents if paid enough.
- No Kill Like Overkill: Valentino is sniped in the head and then shot about 15 times. May be justified, since that person survived Kimiko slitting her throat before.
- Nothing Personal: Stark says this when he betrays Krystiyan
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Marilith is fond of this, charging less to assassinate evil people.
- Professional Killer: Marilith
- Psycho for Hire: Valentino
- Rape as Backstory: Valentino was raped as part of the training to turn her into a perfect assassin.
- Shout-Out: Several. Valentino explicitly references the torture scene in Reservoir Dogs, and the church where the final gunfight takes place is identical to the one from episode 5 of Cowboy Bebop.
- Sociopathic Hero: Marilith kills without remorse.
- Start of Darkness: "Chapter Zero" shows Valentino's
- Stockholm Syndrome: Kimiko to Marilith
- Those Two Bad Guys: Vic and Dims
- Training from Hell: Valentino underwent this.
- Tykebomb: Valentino was raised from childhood to be an assassin, in a way reminiscent of Naked Weapon, complete with rape and Deadly Graduation. No wonder she turned Psycho for Hire!
- Villain Protagonist: Marilith, but again, she isn't the most evil character in these comics.
- World of Action Girls: Marshall does get his share of the spotlight, but Valentino, Marilith, and even the barely-trained Kimiko overshine him.
- You and What Army?: Aiko demands this of Marshall Hunter. Of course, he calls in the Hunter Knights by way of response.
- You Have Failed Me: How Marshall Hunter meets his end, after unwisely allying with Valentino and then being unable to deliver