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** Since [[spoiler:Jeane]] uses MMA, of course none of Travis' professional wrestling moves would work.

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** Since [[spoiler:Jeane]] uses MMA, of course none of Travis' professional wrestling moves would work. On the other hand, this might be ''why'' he got a beam katana from NMH's version of [=eBay=] in the first place.


** Holly Summers' throw is the Belly-to-Belly, in which Travis wraps his arms around Holly and then flips her over so she lands on her back, with Travis on top of her. Given that Holly's shtick is explosives, it makes sense that Travis would want to be over her when she hit the ground; if he happened to suplex her onto a land mine her body would absorb the explosion.

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** Holly Summers' throw is the Belly-to-Belly, Belly-to-Belly Suplex, in which Travis wraps his arms around Holly and then flips her over so she lands on her back, with Travis on top of her. Given that Holly's shtick is explosives, it makes sense that Travis would want to be over her when she hit something between him and the ground; if he happened to suplex her onto a land mine her body would absorb the explosion.

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** Holly Summers' throw is the Belly-to-Belly, in which Travis wraps his arms around Holly and then flips her over so she lands on her back, with Travis on top of her. Given that Holly's shtick is explosives, it makes sense that Travis would want to be over her when she hit the ground; if he happened to suplex her onto a land mine her body would absorb the explosion.


* This starts the moment you SEE the title of the game. At first, I was wondering: "Hey, why did they call this game ''No More Heroes''?" And then, I watched the prerelease gameplay trailer, and you know what? The game was actually going to be named "Heroes". But, the trademark was already registered on the TV series 'Heroes'. So, which name this game was given? That's right, ''No More Heroes''. Brilliant!
** You could probably [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic put some more symbolism into it]], considering how the game works to [[{{Deconstruction}} take apart the concept of a video game hero]]. And what better way to do that than have the hero portrayed as a stereotypical otaku/nerd/gamer, arguably NMH's target demographic?

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* This starts the moment you SEE the title of the game. At first, I was wondering: "Hey, why did they call this game ''No More Heroes''?" And then, I watched the prerelease gameplay trailer, and you know what? The game was actually going to be named "Heroes"."[[IronicName Heroes]]". But, the trademark was already registered on the TV series 'Heroes'. So, which name this game was given? That's right, ''No More Heroes''. Brilliant!
** You could probably [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic put some more symbolism into it]], considering how the game works to [[{{Deconstruction}} take apart the concept of a video game hero]]. hero/protagonist]]. And what better way to do that than have the hero portrayed as a stereotypical otaku/nerd/gamer, arguably NMH's otaku/nerd/gamer--arguably the target demographic?demographic for ''NMH''?



* At first I wasn't big on Henry in ''No More Heroes''... and then I saw the credits. Henry's voice actor is Quinton Flynn. Quinton [[Franchise/MetalGear "Raiden"]] Flynn. Either it's a beautiful coincidence or Suda 51 knew exactly what he was doing, because giving the most divisive character in the game the voice actor of the most divisive character in gaming history is ''perfect''. Completing the game also made me less way of the announced sequel - [[spoiler:at the end, Travis asks how they'll settle the game, and Henry drops it on his shoulders, much to his dismay. How do you wrap things up with thirty seconds to go? Another game, of course! Beautiful, even if it did turn Sylvia's last line into a lie - and what the hell, she's a con artist anyway.]] - @/ManCalledTrue

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* At first I wasn't big on Henry in ''No More Heroes''... and then I saw the credits. Henry's voice actor is Quinton Flynn. Quinton [[Franchise/MetalGear "Raiden"]] Flynn. Either it's a beautiful coincidence or Suda 51 Creator/Suda51 knew exactly what he was doing, because giving the most divisive character in the game the voice actor of the most divisive character in gaming history is ''perfect''. Completing the game also made me less way wary of the announced sequel - [[spoiler:at sequel--[[spoiler:at the end, Travis asks how they'll settle the game, and Henry drops it on his shoulders, much to his dismay. How do you wrap things up with thirty seconds to go? Another game, of course! Beautiful, even if it did turn Sylvia's last line into a lie - and what the hell, she's a con artist anyway.]] - @/ManCalledTrue


* The title gets justified in the sequel, where several opponents admire Travis for the simple fact that he withdrew from assassin fights after reaching the top, culminating with Alice Twilight calling him the "No More Hero".

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* The title gets justified in the sequel, where several opponents admire Travis for the simple fact that he willingly withdrew from assassin fights after reaching the top, top in the first game, culminating with Alice Twilight calling him the "No More Hero".Hero". As in, he's viewed by these assassins that are still stuck in the game as a hero for saying "no more" to killing.



* [[spoiler:Henry]] invokes this ingame during Travis' fight with him, asking Travis, "do you even ''know'' what you're fighting for?"

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\n* [[spoiler:Henry]] invokes this ingame during Travis' fight with him, by asking Travis, Travis "do you even ''know'' what you're fighting for?"for?" Travis has spent the entire game going "I want to be [[ToBeAMaster number one]]!" whenever someone questioned his motives for pursuing the assassination gig. Beyond that sociopathic "number one" ideal and wanting to get in Sylvia's pants, Travis has no actual reason to be murdering people, assassins or otherwise. By asking this, Henry is calling both Travis and the player out; Travis for killing people for a petty reason, and the player for going along with Travis' bullshit excuse.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}} Helter Skelter murders]]" it accidentally inspired. This could also emphasize how Helter Skelter technically "inspired" Travis to raise through the ranks.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}} Helter Skelter murders]]" it accidentally inspired. This could also emphasize how Helter Skelter technically "inspired" Travis to raise rise through the ranks.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}Helter Skelter murders]]" it accidentally inspired. This could also emphasize how Helter Skelter technically "inspired" Travis to raise through the ranks.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}Helter "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}} Helter Skelter murders]]" it accidentally inspired. This could also emphasize how Helter Skelter technically "inspired" Travis to raise through the ranks.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[{{UsefulNotesCharlesManson}}"Helter Skelter murders"]] it accidentally inspired.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[{{UsefulNotesCharlesManson}}"Helter "[[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}Helter Skelter murders"]] murders]]" it accidentally inspired.inspired. This could also emphasize how Helter Skelter technically "inspired" Travis to raise through the ranks.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}"Helter Skelter murders"]] it accidentally inspired.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}"Helter [[{{UsefulNotesCharlesManson}}"Helter Skelter murders"]] it accidentally inspired.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter Skelter murders"] it accidentally inspired.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesManson}}"Helter Skelter murders"] murders"]] it accidentally inspired.


* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter Skelter murders"]] it accidentally inspired.

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* Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter [UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter Skelter murders"]] murders"] it accidentally inspired.


* Each of Travis' Dark Side moves in the first game (excluding "[[RuleOfCool Anarchy in the Galaxy]]") gets the first word of its name from each of the main characters in an in-universe anime series Travis watches.

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* Each of Travis' Dark Side moves in the first game (excluding "[[RuleOfCool Anarchy in the Galaxy]]") gets the first word of its name from each of the main characters in an in-universe anime series Travis watches.watches called "Bizarre Jelly".
*The song that NMH gets its name from references the ''assassination'' of Leon Trotsky, as well as Lenny Bruce, who was known for pushing the boundaries of comedy and censorship with his use of strong language. Guess what two of the defining traits of Travis are.
*Helter Skelter's name might be a reference to the Beatles song of the same name or the infamous [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson"Helter Skelter murders"]] it accidentally inspired.

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