YMMV / Gunsmith Cats

  • Complete Monster: Natasha "Bloody Pierce" Radinov, from the OVA, is a vicious ex-Spetsnaz who makes her living as an assassin and mercenary, who only accepts payment in heroin so she can sell it for higher prices in Russia. Introducing herself in a routine murder, Radinov accepts a hit for a gun-runner. Radinov proceeds to storm a police safe house, massacring every officer inside before killing her target. Later kidnapping the heroine Rally Vincent's partner Minnie May, Radinov forms a deeply personal grudge when Rally manages to injure her. Killing several innocent civilians who were just in a spot she wanted to relax in, Radinov sadistically kills one of her employers when the operation's chief judges him a loose end. When the chief, mayoral candidate Eddie Haints, tries to lure Rally into a trap for Radinov, Radinov simply sprays the area with machine gun fire, not caring if she kills Haints as well while killing several of his guards. When pursued by Rally, Radinov kills several more innocent people in her way and expresses her wish to torment Rally slowly to death, gloating she'll show the young bounty hunter "all she knows about pain."
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Not much the total plot of the manga (although the immense competency of a lot of the foes Rally has to deal with can be rather anger-inducing), but the final arc of Burst (and the Vetinari Job Security Hand Wave regarding Goldie on top of, you know, Rally retiring from bounty hunting) definitely triggers this.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many fans do not like Burst.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The OVA's plot is about a mayoral candidate running on a tough gun control campaign platform while secretly selling guns under the table to line his own pockets. In March 2014, California state legislature senator Leland Yee was arrested for firearms trafficking while also being known as an outspoken gun control advocate.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Goldie seems to cross a new one with every appearance. Bonnie practically leaps across it in her first scene just in case you had any doubts that she was Ax-Crazy.

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