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* RuleOfThree: Three times over the course of the story, Crow attacks Basu with his SignatureMove of hooking someone with his chain sickle and pulling them off balance. The first time Basu dodges and we get to see how it works on the Gomen ninja Crow hits instead. The second time, in a flashback, Crow does hit Basu and pulls him off balance. The third time [[spoiler: Crow hits Basu and tries to pull him off balance... and discovers [[LogicalWeakness that's a lot harder now that Basu weighs 700 pounds,]] and Basu ends up pulling ''Crow'' off balanace instead.]]

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* RuleOfThree: Three times over the course of the story, Crow attacks Basu with his SignatureMove of hooking someone with his chain sickle and pulling them off balance. The first time Basu dodges and we get to see how it works on the Gomen ninja Crow hits instead. The second time, in a flashback, Crow does hit Basu and pulls him off balance. The third time [[spoiler: Crow hits Basu and tries to pull him off balance... and discovers [[LogicalWeakness that's a lot harder now that Basu weighs 700 pounds,]] and Basu ends up pulling ''Crow'' off balanace balance instead.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Basu eventually breaks his life-long adherence to duty after finding out just how pointless the invention is that scores of ninja have died in the war over, and that Oki is about to die to reveal. He beheads his boss, saves Oki and leaves the city with him.]]


* ThatManIsDead: Both Basu and Crow both express this sentiment about their past identities as Keigo and Susumu.

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* ThatManIsDead: Both Basu and Crow both express this sentiment about their past identities as Keigo and Susumu.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Inverted with Crow's EliteMooks. They have trained to fight as a team, making them almost impossible to defeat as long as all four of them are standing, but as soon as Basu takes out one of them, the other three get wrong-footed and Basu makes short work of them.


* EliteMooks: Crow's team of four elite ninjas, who are ColorCodedForYourConvenience and each have a special power.

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* EliteMooks: Crow's team of four elite ninjas, who are ColorCodedForYourConvenience and each have a special [[SuperSpit have]] [[ElementalArmor a]] [[DoppelgangerSpin special]] [[SuperSmoke power.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: After incapacitating a particular foe, Basu realises that he's hungry and chows down on the foe, ending up ''eating'' him to death.


* {{Acrofatic}}: Basu is an extreme example. He's 500 pounds overweight, but he's so strong that he can still do the sort of physics-defying ninja stunts that the genre required, albeit not as well as he could back when he was in shape.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Basu is an extreme example. He's 500 pounds overweight, but he's so strong that he can still do the sort of physics-defying ninja stunts that the genre required, requires, albeit not as well as he could back when he was in shape.


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* GagBoobs: It's noted that unlike most animese women, Chiya has breasts that are ''not'' in fact larger than her head.

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* FantasticSlur: "Bug-eyes" for animese people, since their BigAnimeEyes bulge out from their heads.


* ThatManIsDead: Both Basu and Crow both express this sentiment about their past identities as Keigo and Sassume.

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* ThatManIsDead: Both Basu and Crow both express this sentiment about their past identities as Keigo and Sassume.Susumu.

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These days, if you want to run a successful company... you're going to need a lot of ninjas.

Neo Tokyo, California is a city built so high that none of its residents have ever seen the ground. It is a place where citizens cosmetically alter their bodies to look like Japanese anime characters. It is a place where ninja battles determine the fate of corporate business ventures. It is the home of Basu, a 700 pound killing machine who uses his grotesque excess weight as a deadly weapon. In this city, there is no ninja more deadly than Basu. He's well-trained, well-armed, and well-fed. And if you work for one of his competitors, he's coming to kill you.

''The Morbidly Obese Ninja'' is a work of BizarroFiction by Creator/CarltonMellickIII.

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!! This work contains examples of the following tropes:
* {{Acrofatic}}: Basu is an extreme example. He's 500 pounds overweight, but he's so strong that he can still do the sort of physics-defying ninja stunts that the genre required, albeit not as well as he could back when he was in shape.
* AffectionateParody: Of {{Cyberpunk}}, particularly anime of the same.
* ArtificialHuman: Oki, the Kakera Corporation's "piggy-bank," was grown in a lab and made to resemble and think like a CheerfulChild. Most of his body is metal, and he has to be periodically winded up with a key.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Basu and Oki.
* BigEater: Basu, who has to ingest over 45,000 calories per day or the nano-poison in his blood will kill him.
* BittersweetEnding: The final paragraph acknowledges that [[spoiler: neither Oki nor Basu are going to live much longer - the former because he was designed that way, the latter because his weight is killing him - but they're going to be together and live free for whatever time they have left.]]
* DarkestHour: Basu has one in the last fight against Crow, when he's exhausted, outnumbered and feeling his failing health start to drag him down. Then he rallies.
* EliteMooks: Crow's team of four elite ninjas, who are ColorCodedForYourConvenience and each have a special power.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Cutthroat as the corporations are, their ninja follow a strict code that prevents them from hurting civilian employees, and ''most'' corporations WouldNotHurtAChild.
* EvilFormerFriend: Basu and Crow used to be best friends until Crow, driven by jealousy of Basu being seen as the better ninja, killed the board of directors they had both sworn to serve and infected Basu with an incurable nano-poison.
* FragileSpeedster: Animese people have had the density of their bones reduced, making them very quick and agile. However, those bones also break very easily.
* HonorBeforeReason: Basu believes strongly in this, claiming that everyone must do their duty without question.
* {{Kevlard}}: One of the ways Basu makes his obesity work for him. His opponents find it difficult to target his vital organs, since the layer of fat around them is so thick.
* LoopholeAbuse: It would be against the ninja code to kill the director of a rival corporation without having been issued a formal order of execution, something Crow counts on to keep him safe from [[HonorBeforeReason Basu]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, the ninja code says nothing about ''dismembering'' the director of a rival corporation.]]
* LovingAShadow: Chiya claims to be in love with Basu, but Basu notes that they've never even really talked that much, and that she must have filled in her own conversations in the silence.
* NonHumanHead: Crow has had cosmetic surgery to make his head resemble that of a bird's.
* TheQuietOne: Basu doesn't speak much. He usually just grunts.
* RuleOfThree: Three times over the course of the story, Crow attacks Basu with his SignatureMove of hooking someone with his chain sickle and pulling them off balance. The first time Basu dodges and we get to see how it works on the Gomen ninja Crow hits instead. The second time, in a flashback, Crow does hit Basu and pulls him off balance. The third time [[spoiler: Crow hits Basu and tries to pull him off balance... and discovers [[LogicalWeakness that's a lot harder now that Basu weighs 700 pounds,]] and Basu ends up pulling ''Crow'' off balanace instead.]]
* ThatManIsDead: Both Basu and Crow both express this sentiment about their past identities as Keigo and Sassume.
* WouldNotHurtAChild: Most corporations, which is why the Kakera made their piggy-bank in the form of an artificial child who would die if opened. Unfortunately, the Gomen Corporation [[WouldHurtAChild has no such scruples.]]
* WrenchWench: Chiya is a high-tech version, making a living by repairing electronic weaponry like the iKatanas used by corporate ninja.

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