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* MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay: Averted big-time. In terms of the niche, one of the most realistic ones around.


* BossInMookClothing: Park Du-na doesn't seem like much at first glance, but she's actually the favorite to win the G-Girl preliminary tournament. [[spoiler:Yuzuko struggles against her for most of their fight before finally getting her in a Guillotine Choke.]]


* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]: Well, more like [[spoiler:The Good Guy Wins since Natsuo is basically the {{villain|Protagonist}} of the story.]]


Actually she's just a [[JerkAss sadistic bitch]] of a high-school girl. When she finally meets someone, Yuzuko Mawatari, who's much better at her in a sport she can't effortlessly excel at, MixedMartialArts, ''and'' who is happy and well-balanced, she makes it her mission in life to ''[[TallPoppySyndrome run Yuzuko into the ground.]]''

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Actually she's just a [[JerkAss sadistic bitch]] of a high-school girl. When she finally meets someone, Yuzuko Mawatari, who's much better at her in a sport she can't effortlessly excel at, MixedMartialArts, UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, ''and'' who is happy and well-balanced, she makes it her mission in life to ''[[TallPoppySyndrome run Yuzuko into the ground.]]''


* CurbStompBattle: Natsuo versus Mai in Chapter 2 cuts quickly from cuts from the rest of the karate club [[{{OhCrap}} realizing Natsuo may have the bite to back up her bark]] to Mai laying on the ground in pain. The full fight is shown in Chapter 3, but it's not much longer.

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* CurbStompBattle: Natsuo versus Mai in Chapter 2 cuts quickly from cuts from the rest of the karate club [[{{OhCrap}} realizing Natsuo may have the bite to back up her bark]] to Mai laying on the ground in pain. The full fight is shown in Chapter 3, but it's not much longer.


* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Natsuo vs. Hisako Sogabe in the first round of the G-Girl tournament. A good chunk of the chapter is spent talking up Hisako's strength, stamina, and the fact that she's a ''very'' dangerous opponent. Natsuo knees her in the face and wins the fight within seconds of the match starting.]]
** [[spoiler:Curbstomp Battles seem to be the name of the game with G-Girl. Sanae and a new character, Park Doona, win their first fights incredibly easily as well. In-universe the number of quick knock outs is treated as incredibly surprising.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: Natsuo versus Mai in Chapter 2 cuts quickly from cuts from the rest of the karate club [[{{OhCrap}} realizing Natsuo may have the bite to back up her bark]] to Mai laying on the ground in pain. The full fight is shown in Chapter 3, but it's not much longer.
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[[spoiler:Natsuo vs. Hisako Sogabe in the first round of the G-Girl tournament. A good chunk of the chapter is spent talking up Hisako's strength, stamina, and the fact that she's a ''very'' dangerous opponent. Natsuo knees her in the face and wins the fight within seconds of the match starting.]]
** [[spoiler:Curbstomp Battles seem to be the name of the game with G-Girl. Sanae and a new character, Park Doona, Du Na, win their first fights incredibly easily as well. In-universe the number of quick knock outs is treated as incredibly surprising.]]


* ShoutOut: The cover to Chapter 24 has Natsuo dressed in Meiko Kaji's iconic black raincoat and hat from the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' movies.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The cover to Chapter 24 has Natsuo dressed in Meiko Kaji's iconic black raincoat and hat from the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' movies.movies.
** Natsuo's brother is apparently a fan of Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme.


* ShoutOut: The cover to Chapter 24 has Natsuo dressed in Creator/MeikoKaji's iconic black raincoat and hat from the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' movies.

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* ShoutOut: The cover to Chapter 24 has Natsuo dressed in Creator/MeikoKaji's Meiko Kaji's iconic black raincoat and hat from the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' movies.

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* ShoutOut: The cover to Chapter 24 has Natsuo dressed in Creator/MeikoKaji's iconic black raincoat and hat from the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' movies.


* DownerEnding: It depends on your point of view. [[spoiler:It is perfectly in line with the tone and premise of the overall series, but the fact that Natsuo seemingly learned absolutely nothing from her loss could still be seen as this]].

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** It's also a deconstruction of the idea of sports as a means to self-improvement and self-realization. In pretty much every other sports manga, the main character not only realizes their talent for the sport, but realizes their capacity to be a better person, as well. Usually, this means they develop strong friendships, a better work ethic, and a more selfless personality. For Natsuo, MMA is simply a way for her to take out her bitterness on the world and nothing more, even to the very end.


** In the ending [[spoiler:Natsuo is defeated, but unlike in other manga where DefeatEqualsFriendship, absolutely nothing about her life changes for the better. She rebukes Yuzuko's offer of friendship and tells her they're nothing alike, her relationship with her brother is still a mess, and her friendship with Sanae is still shattered.]]

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** In the ending [[spoiler:Natsuo is defeated, but unlike in other manga where DefeatEqualsFriendship, absolutely nothing about her life changes for the better. She she doesn't connect with Yuzuko: she rebukes Yuzuko's offer of friendship and tells her they're nothing alike, her relationship with her brother is still a mess, and her friendship with Sanae is still shattered.alike.]]


* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: Well, more like [[spoiler: The Good Guy Wins since Natsuo is basically the [[VillainProtagonist villain]] of the story.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]: Well, more like [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Good Guy Wins since Natsuo is basically the [[VillainProtagonist villain]] {{villain|Protagonist}} of the story.]]



** She softly smiles with a {{luminescent blush}}... at the thought of fighting in the G-Girl tournament.

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** She softly smiles with a {{luminescent blush}}...LuminescentBlush... at the thought of fighting in the G-Girl tournament.



* BossInMookClothing: Park Du-na doesn't seem like much at first glance, but she's actually the favorite to win the G-Girl preliminary tournament. [[spoiler: Yuzuko struggles against her for most of their fight before finally getting her in a Guillotine Choke.]]

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* BossInMookClothing: Park Du-na doesn't seem like much at first glance, but she's actually the favorite to win the G-Girl preliminary tournament. [[spoiler: Yuzuko [[spoiler:Yuzuko struggles against her for most of their fight before finally getting her in a Guillotine Choke.]]



* CurbstompBattle: [[spoiler: Natsuo vs. Hisako Sogabe in the first round of the G-Girl tournament. A good chunk of the chapter is spent talking up Hisako's strength, stamina, and the fact that she's a ''very'' dangerous opponent. Natsuo knees her in the face and wins the fight within seconds of the match starting.]]

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* CurbstompBattle: [[spoiler: Natsuo CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Natsuo vs. Hisako Sogabe in the first round of the G-Girl tournament. A good chunk of the chapter is spent talking up Hisako's strength, stamina, and the fact that she's a ''very'' dangerous opponent. Natsuo knees her in the face and wins the fight within seconds of the match starting.]]



** In the ending [[spoiler: Natsuo is defeated, but unlike in other manga where DefeatEqualsFriendship, absolutely nothing about her life changes for the better. She rebukes Yuzuko's offer of friendship and tells her they're nothing alike, her relationship with her brother is still a mess, and her friendship with Sanae is still shattered.]]

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** In the ending [[spoiler: Natsuo [[spoiler:Natsuo is defeated, but unlike in other manga where DefeatEqualsFriendship, absolutely nothing about her life changes for the better. She rebukes Yuzuko's offer of friendship and tells her they're nothing alike, her relationship with her brother is still a mess, and her friendship with Sanae is still shattered.]] ]]



* DownerEnding: It depends on your point of view. [[spoiler: It is perfectly in line with the tone and premise of the overall series, but the fact that Natsuo seemingly learned absolutely nothing from her loss could still be seen as this]].
* FreudianExcuse: As mentioned above, it's heavily implied that Natsuo's cold, violent behavior is at least partially due to abuse from her brother and the bullying she was subjected to as a child.

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* DownerEnding: It depends on your point of view. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is perfectly in line with the tone and premise of the overall series, but the fact that Natsuo seemingly learned absolutely nothing from her loss could still be seen as this]].
* FreudianExcuse: As mentioned above, it's heavily implied that Natsuo's cold, violent behavior is at least partially due to abuse from her brother and the bullying she was subjected to as a child.


Actually she's just a [[JerkAss sadistic bitch]] of a high-school girl. When she finally meets someone, Yuzuko Mawatari, who's much better at her in a sport she can't effortlessly excel at, MixedMartialArts, ''and'' who is happy and well-balanced, she makes it her mission in life to ''[[WhatTheHellHero run Yuzuko into the ground.]]''

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Actually she's just a [[JerkAss sadistic bitch]] of a high-school girl. When she finally meets someone, Yuzuko Mawatari, who's much better at her in a sport she can't effortlessly excel at, MixedMartialArts, ''and'' who is happy and well-balanced, she makes it her mission in life to ''[[WhatTheHellHero ''[[TallPoppySyndrome run Yuzuko into the ground.]]''

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* DownerEnding: It depends on your point of view. [[spoiler: It is perfectly in line with the tone and premise of the overall series, but the fact that Natsuo seemingly learned absolutely nothing from her loss could still be seen as this]].

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