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* {{Expy}}: She is essentially [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]] with guns and white hair and ''slightly'' more sociable. Or like [[Anime/{{Noir}} Mireille Bouquet]] with shorter hair. Ironic, considering Shiki's voice actor plays the part of Alphard [[spoiler: who was the ''previous'' Canaan.]] To make it even more ironic, Mireille has the same English voice actress as Canaan.



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%% * GirlsLoveStuffedAnimalsGirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: She likes stuffed animals, but she says it's actually because she can't see any color in them instead of them being cute.



* LittleMissBadass: She has been trained to kill from a young age.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A sign of her sense-based powers making her a borderline magical super soldier.

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* LittleMissBadass: She has been trained to kill from a young age.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A sign of her sense-based powers making her a borderline magical super soldier.SuperSoldier.



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Played with. She happens to like stuffed animals, but she says it's actually because she can't see any color in them rather than them being cute.




A Japanese photographer who holds quite the fascination with the girl who saved her in the past, and longs to meet her again. Her work in Shanghai might give her the chance...

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A Japanese photographer who holds quite the fascination with the girl who saved her in the past, and longs to meet her again. Her work in Shanghai might give her the chance...
chance.




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* BadassLongcoat: She wears a dark purple trench coat that looks awesome in her as she kicks ass.



* EvilCounterpart: to Canaan

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* EvilCounterpart: to CanaanTo Canaan.




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A girl from the slums who follows Maria around. [[spoiler:Actually a spy under the employ of Liang Qi.]]

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A girl from the slums who follows Maria around. [[spoiler:Actually a spy under the employ of Liang Qi.]]
around.




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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:As he lays dying he not only assures Hakko that it's not her fault, but asks her to tell him that she loves him.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Literally, he is most commonly seen in a pink shirt.



* LastRequest: [[spoiler:As he lays dying he not only assures Hakko that it's not her fault, but asks her to tell him that she loves him.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Literally, he is most commonly seen in a pink shirt.



Maria's father, and a well-known scientist [[spoiler:who created the cure for the Ua virus.]]

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Maria's father, and a well-known scientist [[spoiler:who created the cure for the Ua virus.]]
scientist.




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* Bifauxnen: She could easily pass for an attractive male due to her rather boyish appearance.

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* Bifauxnen: {{Bifauxnen}}: She could easily pass for an attractive male due to her rather boyish appearance.

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* Bifauxnen: She could easily pass for an attractive male due to her rather boyish appearance.


* ZettaiRyouki: Grade B.

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* ZettaiRyouki: %%* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B.


* WholeCostumeReference: Of Dante as he appears in Franchise/DevilMayCry 3, with a blue coat sans harness.

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* WholeCostumeReference: Of Dante as he appears in Franchise/DevilMayCry VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3, with a blue coat sans harness.



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* ActionGirl
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Canaan loses her ability to "see colors" at the end of episode 7. She gets it back later, but only after getting hit indirectly by a missile, and confronting Alphard.]]

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* ActionGirl
ActionGirl: As she's a mercenary and assassin.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Canaan Canaan loses her ability to "see colors" at [[spoiler:at the end of episode 7. She gets it back later, but only after getting hit indirectly by a missile, and confronting Alphard.]]



* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Sorta.
* DiseaseBleach: [[spoiler:Her hair is white due to the UA virus.]]

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%% * DarkSkinnedBlonde: Sorta.
* DiseaseBleach: [[spoiler:Her Her hair is white due to the UA virus.]]having been infected with [[spoiler:UA virus]].



* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
* TheGunslinger

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%% * GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
%% * TheGunslinger



* ImprobableAimingSkills
* LittleMissBadass

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%% * ImprobableAimingSkills
* LittleMissBadassLittleMissBadass: She has been trained to kill from a young age.



* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SexyBacklessOutfit

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%% * RedEyesTakeWarning
%% * SexyBacklessOutfit



* SugarAndIcePersonality

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%% * SugarAndIcePersonality



* TsurimeEyes

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%% * TsurimeEyes


The characters from the anime series '''Canaan'''!

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The characters from the anime series '''Canaan'''!
'''Canaan'''.
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* ChildSoldier

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* ChildSoldierChildSoldier: She has been trained to kill from a young age.



* {{Expy}}: She is essentially [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]] with guns and white hair and ''slightly'' more sociable. Or like [[Anime/{{Noir}} Mireille Bouquet]] with shorter hair.
** Ironic, considering Shiki's voice actor plays the part of Alphard [[spoiler: who was the ''previous'' Canaan.]]
*** To make it even more ironic, Mireille has the same English voice actress as Canaan.

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* {{Expy}}: She is essentially [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Ryougi Shiki]] with guns and white hair and ''slightly'' more sociable. Or like [[Anime/{{Noir}} Mireille Bouquet]] with shorter hair.
**
hair. Ironic, considering Shiki's voice actor plays the part of Alphard [[spoiler: who was the ''previous'' Canaan.]]
***
]] To make it even more ironic, Mireille has the same English voice actress as Canaan.


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* ASaintNamedMary: Maria's name is unusual for a Japanese woman. It, however, is befitting her sweet nature. It also [[ThemeNaming goes along]] with Canaan's biblical code-name.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskickingAuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As her other tropes prove, she's ''not'' the kind of person who leads a terrorist organization from an armchair.



* BigBad
* DarkActionGirl
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer

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* BigBad
BigBad: Ultimately, it's her actions that end up driving the plot.
* DarkActionGirl
DarkActionGirl: She's the kind of woman who A) gets things done herself and B) doesn't have much of a moral compass.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHerEvenTheGirlsWantHer: Particularly Liang Qi, who's obsessed with having her attention - [[spoiler: even if that means goading her into trying to kill her]].



* FingerlessGloves

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* FingerlessGlovesFingerlessGloves: Part of her wardrobe.



* LackOfEmpathy

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* LackOfEmpathyLackOfEmpathy: She'll watch others break down over the loss of their loved ones with either mild bemusement or (particularly Canaan's case) a detached kind of satisfaction.



* OneeSama: To Liang Qi. The sentiment is not mutual.

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* OneeSama: To Liang Qi. The sentiment is not ''not'' mutual.




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* YankTheDogsChain: To Liang Qi. At first, it looks like [[spoiler:she'll honor Liang Qi's wish for a fight to the death]], but in the end, [[spoiler:she passes the deed off to Cummings after defeating Liang Qi, ignoring her in favor of watching Canaan on the security monitors]].



* {{Angrish}}: When ranting about how she'll destroy anything that gets between her and Alphard during her VillainousBreakdown, the things she lists includes mundane, completely unrelated things like "cream, barbecue, and waffles."



* AxCrazy: ''Holy shit'' does not begin to describe just how unstable this chick is.

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* AxCrazy: ''Holy shit'' shit.'' "Ax Crazy" does not begin ''begin'' to describe just how unstable this chick is.



* CombatSadomasochist: Liang becomes this as she spirals further into madness, and is so desperate for any attention from Alphard at all that [[spoiler:she derives pleasure from getting slashed by Alphard during their duel.]]

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* CombatSadomasochist: Liang becomes this as she spirals further into madness, and is so desperate for any attention from Alphard at all that [[spoiler:she derives pleasure from getting slashed in the leg by Alphard during their duel.]]



* CuteAndPsycho: Sometimes, especially with her chibi avatar. Liang is every type of crazy actually.
* DarkActionGirl

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* CuteAndPsycho: Sometimes, especially with her chibi avatar. Liang is every ''every'' type of crazy crazy, actually.
* DarkActionGirlDarkActionGirl: She is ''not'' afraid to get her own hands dirty, nor is she at ''all'' nice.
* DidntSeeThatComing: When Cummings [[spoiler: patiently asks her to come back with him after she brutally pummels him during her VillainousBreakdown, Liang Qi looks rather shocked for a moment - as if surprised that this ''didn't'' turn him off.]]



* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: To Alphard.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage

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* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: To Alphard.
Alphard. She wants her superior's attention at all times, while Aphard's either indifferent or dismissive depending on the situation.
* InLoveWithYourCarnageInLoveWithYourCarnage: Again, to Alphard.



* LaughingMad

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* LaughingMadLaughingMad: She's not shy about showing how amused she is by violence and cruelty.



* MsFanservice

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* MsFanserviceMsFanservice: Big-time. Special mention to her finale, where she goes around wearing ''lingerie.'' Then again, given how off her rocker she is by that point, it might veer into FanDisservice.



* PsychoForHire
* PsychoLesbian: Hooo Leee Sheeeeeeet!

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* PsychoForHire
PetTheDog: A twisted example, at the very end - she praises Cummings for shooting [[spoiler:her (though she might have seen herown bleeding, pale-haired reflection and thought he shot Canaan)]], telling him that she'll love him from now on. [[spoiler:Whether she meant it or not, we'll never know - she died shortly afterwards.]]
* PsychoForHire: Big-time.
* PsychoLesbian: Hooo Leee Sheeeeeeet!Is. She. ''Ever.''



* ShamelessFanserviceGirl

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* ShamelessFanserviceGirlShamelessFanserviceGirl: Especially during her final scene.



* AntiVillain: The most "moral" of the trio he forms with Liang Qi and Alphard

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* AntiVillain: The most "moral" of the trio he forms with Liang Qi and AlphardAlphard. Hell, the main reason he's involved in all this is probably due to his feelings for Liang Qi.



* LoveMartyr: He's very in love with Liang Qi, but she mocks and beats him.
* {{Megane}}
* MistressAndServantBoy: His relationship with Liang Qi.

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* LoveMartyr: He's very in love with Liang Qi, but she mocks and beats him.
him. [[spoiler:Her final words are to praise him for shooting (she thinks) Canaan, and agreeing to love him...right before she dies from her bullet wound. ''Ouch.'']]
* {{Megane}}
{{Megane}}: His glasses are a key part of his appearance.
* MistressAndServantBoy: His relationship with Liang Qi. She poses as his secretary, but he's actually ''her'' subordinate.


* WomanInBlack

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* WomanInBlack


* AttentionWhore: Understatement of the year.

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* AttentionWhore: Understatement of Just about everything that Liang does that isn't following Alphard's orders is to gain and keep the year.attention of Alphard, her beloved ''nee-sama''. She hates anyone, especially Canaan, who takes Alphard's attention away from her.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The terrible effects on her body.]]
* CombatSadoMasochist

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The terrible [[spoiler:When Liang consumes the Ua virus, she suffers horribly as the effects of the virus on her body.someone who does not have the genes for synaesthesia take their toll on her.]]
* CombatSadoMasochistCombatSadomasochist: Liang becomes this as she spirals further into madness, and is so desperate for any attention from Alphard at all that [[spoiler:she derives pleasure from getting slashed by Alphard during their duel.]]



* HoistByHerOwnPetard: [[spoiler:She tried to give herself synasthesia by swallowing Ua virus capsules... and it backfires HORRIBLY.]]

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* HoistByHerOwnPetard: [[spoiler:She tried to give herself synasthesia synaesthesia by swallowing Ua virus capsules... and it backfires HORRIBLY.]]



* KickTheDog: All the time.

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* KickTheDog: All the time.time, with the worst being [[spoiler:tricking Hakko into killing Santana with her voice]].



* {{Yandere}}: For her sister.

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* {{Yandere}}: For her sister.Man, oh man, oh man, is Liang ever one of these for Alphard. Her reason for murderously despising Canaan is because she can't stand Alphard paying attention to anyone other than her.

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* WholeCostumeReference: Of Dante as he appears in Franchise/DevilMayCry 3, with a blue coat sans harness.


Canaan's mentor and adoptive father. [[spoiler:Also was this to a girl named Sadaka... who would kill him later. And then she'd use her real name: Alphard.]]

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Canaan's mentor and adoptive father. [[spoiler:Also was this to a girl named Sadaka... who would kill him later. And then she'd use her real name: Alphard.]]
father.


* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal: Canaan loses her ability to "see colors" at the end of episode 7. She gets it back later, but only after getting hit indirectly by a missile, and confronting Alphard.]]

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* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal: Canaan BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Canaan loses her ability to "see colors" at the end of episode 7. She gets it back later, but only after getting hit indirectly by a missile, and confronting Alphard.]]



* [[spoiler:SoleSurvivor: From her DoomedHometown in the Middle East.]]

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* [[spoiler:SoleSurvivor: From SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:From her DoomedHometown in the Middle East.]]



* [[spoiler:TwinSwitch: The Shibuya games had her doing this to save Hitomi, the sort-of LivingMacGuffin of the game.]]

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* [[spoiler:TwinSwitch: The TwinSwitch: [[spoiler:The Shibuya games had her doing this to save Hitomi, the sort-of LivingMacGuffin of the game.]]



* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg: sacrifices an arm escaping Canaan in the final episode]]

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* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg: sacrifices AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Sacrifices an arm escaping Canaan in the final episode]]



* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: The ending shows she's still alive and apparently working as a terrorist, despite losing an arm.]]

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* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: The HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:The ending shows she's still alive and apparently working as a terrorist, despite losing an arm.]]



* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: [[spoiler:She's neither Sadaka nor Canaan anymore, ''thank you very much''.]]

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* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: ThatWomanIsDead: [[spoiler:She's neither Sadaka nor Canaan anymore, ''thank you very much''.]]



* ActorAllusion[=/=]CastingGag: This isn't the first time where [[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Akio]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Ohtsuka]] takes an orphan and trains the person to be better.



* [[spoiler:SpiritAdvisor]]

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* [[spoiler:SpiritAdvisor]]
SpiritAdvisor



* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: She's a psychotic bitch, but it's still hard not to feel sorry for her during her [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]] VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: She's AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:She's a psychotic bitch, but it's still hard not to feel sorry for her during her [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]] VillainousBreakdown.]]



* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: The terrible effects on her body.]]

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* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: The BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The terrible effects on her body.]]



* [[spoiler:DiseaseBleach: Her hair turns white when she consumes the Ua virus.]]

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* [[spoiler:DiseaseBleach: Her DiseaseBleach: [[spoiler:Her hair turns white when she consumes the Ua virus.]]



* [[spoiler:HoistByHerOwnPetard: She tried to give herself synasthesia by swallowing Ua virus capsules... and it backfires HORRIBLY.]]

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* [[spoiler:HoistByHerOwnPetard: She HoistByHerOwnPetard: [[spoiler:She tried to give herself synasthesia by swallowing Ua virus capsules... and it backfires HORRIBLY.]]



* [[spoiler:TheMourningAfter: Becomes a monk after Liang Qi's death and Alphard's disappearance.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheMourningAfter: Becomes TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:Becomes a monk after Liang Qi's death and Alphard's disappearance.]]



* [[spoiler:BlessedWithSuck: Her Borner mutation is... having *two* appendixes. Really. But, well, compared to Hakko and some others, she almost got off easy. Except, of course, for needing meds and having to work with Liang Qi for them.]]

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* [[spoiler:BlessedWithSuck: Her BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:Her Borner mutation is... having *two* appendixes. Really. But, well, compared to Hakko and some others, she almost got off easy. Except, of course, for needing meds and having to work with Liang Qi for them.]]



* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Not that she was really evil to begin with.]]
* [[spoiler:MinionWithAnFInEvil]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she, by Maria's own request, detaches a train car rigged with explosives, with Maria still inside it. The look on her face says it all.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Not HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Not that she was really evil to begin with.]]
* [[spoiler:MinionWithAnFInEvil]]
MinionWithAnFInEvil
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When she, by Maria's own request, detaches a train car rigged with explosives, with Maria still inside it. The look on her face says it all.]]



* [[spoiler:BrownNote / MakeMeWannaShout: The real reason why she doesn't talk. Her Borner power resides in her voice, which releases lethal and very powerful waves; it can cause brain damage on those who hear it, and destroy any buildings/materials/etc. in her surroundings.]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Reaches it when she's tricked into killing her beloved Santana.]]

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* [[spoiler:BrownNote / MakeMeWannaShout: The BrownNote: [[spoiler:The real reason why she doesn't talk. Her Borner power resides in her voice, which releases lethal and very powerful waves; it can cause brain damage on those who hear it, and destroy any buildings/materials/etc. in her surroundings.]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Reaches DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Reaches it when she's tricked into killing her beloved Santana.]]



* [[spoiler:ILoveTheDead: In a scene that's both squicky and tragic, she gets ''very close'' to Santana's lifeless body.]]

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* [[spoiler:ILoveTheDead: In ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler:In a scene that's both squicky and tragic, she gets ''very close'' to Santana's lifeless body.]]



* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie: So much that she ends up getting a half-squicky, half-heartwretching DeathByDespair ending.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie: So KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:So much that she ends up getting a half-squicky, half-heartwretching DeathByDespair ending.]]



* [[spoiler:SoleSurvivor]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pale Green Hair]]

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* [[spoiler:SoleSurvivor]]
SoleSurvivor
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pale Green Hair]]
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has pale green hair.



The owner of a karaoke bar in Shanghai, who offers solace and protection to Borners and others with the help of the waitress Hakko. [[spoiler:Also, a former CIA agent who was one of the architects behind the UA virus test]]

* [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: As he lays dying he not only assures Hakko that it's not her fault, but asks her to tell him that she loves him.]]

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The owner of a karaoke bar in Shanghai, who offers solace and protection to Borners and others with the help of the waitress Hakko. [[spoiler:Also, a former CIA agent who was one of the architects behind the UA virus test]]

Hakko.

* [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: As AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:As he lays dying he not only assures Hakko that it's not her fault, but asks her to tell him that she loves him.]]



* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Damn it, Liang Qi. And poor Hakko.]]

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* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Damn StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:Damn it, Liang Qi. And poor Hakko.]]



* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]

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* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]NotQuiteDead



* [[spoiler:TheMole: On behalf of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Intelligence_Headquarters Defense Intelligence Headquarters]].]]
* [[spoiler:MajorlyAwesome: She did render some assistance to Canaan in Xinjiang. It's also her actual rank too.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheMole: On MajorlyAwesome: [[spoiler:She did render some assistance to Canaan in Xinjiang. It's also her actual rank too.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:On
behalf of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Intelligence_Headquarters Defense Intelligence Headquarters]].]]
* [[spoiler:MajorlyAwesome: She did render some assistance to Canaan in Xinjiang. It's also her actual rank too.
]]

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