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* SuperlativeDubbing: Even WebVideo/BennetTheSage, in a review that was largely critical of the film, was blown away by Dwight Schultz's performance as Robert Hardy, specifically singling out a scene where the character screams in anguish over his lost mistress and daughter.

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* SuperlativeDubbing: SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing: Even WebVideo/BennetTheSage, WebVideo/BennettTheSage, in a review that was largely critical of the film, was blown away by Dwight Schultz's performance as Robert Hardy, specifically singling out a scene where the character screams in anguish over his lost mistress and daughter.

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* SuperlativeDubbing: Even WebVideo/BennetTheSage, in a review that was largely critical of the film, was blown away by Dwight Schultz's performance as Robert Hardy, specifically singling out a scene where the character screams in anguish over his lost mistress and daughter.


** Potentially gets crossed again by Golgo himself in the story "Checkmate": [[spoiler: He delivers his trademark PrettyLittleHeadshot at a young girl who'd taken shot at him. Granted, it was in self-defence, and the girl was a pawn in her grandfather's plot against Golgo, but that doesn't change the fact that InfantImmortality was subverted in the most gut-punching way possible. One can only imagine how shocking this might have been to the manga's general readership, especially in the 70s.]]


* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The codename "Golgo 13" is apparently a reference to Golgotha, the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified, and Judas Iscariot, considered the 13th person at the last supper Passover meal, (though, in reality, there were AT LEAST 14 people there, it's a common association). For bonus points, the Japanese logo for the series prominently features a skeleton wearing a crown of thorns...

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The codename "Golgo 13" is apparently a reference to Golgotha, the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified, and Judas Iscariot, considered the 13th person at the last supper Passover meal, (though, in reality, there were AT LEAST 14 people there, it's a common association). For bonus points, the Japanese logo for the series prominently features a skeleton wearing a crown of thorns...thorns...

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The infamous CG helicopter scene in ''The Professional''. It was the very first use of computer animation ever (beating WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB by one year), and it shows.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The infamous CG helicopter scene in ''The Professional''. It was the very first use of computer animation ever (beating WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' by one year), and it shows.


* {{Expy}}: Golgo is by all appearances, a darker version of James Bond. Saito probably referenced this again in the story "The Cheerful Sniper" when he pits Golgo against a freewheeling playboy assassin who likes a good drink and like Golgo, ReallyGetsAround (but in contrast, is more open about it).



* VocalDissonance: Greg Snegoff's performance in the Streamline Dub of the 1983 ''The Professional: Golgo 13'', made Golgo 13 sound warmer and more engaging than we expect him to sound. John Dimaggio in Queen Bee made Golgo sound almost depressive.


%%* HoYay: Robert Hardy and Thomas Waltham.

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%%* * {{Expy}}: Golgo is by all appearances, a darker version of James Bond. Saito probably referenced this again in the story "The Cheerful Sniper" when he pits Golgo against a freewheeling playboy assassin who likes a good drink and like Golgo, ReallyGetsAround (but in contrast, is more open about it).
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HoYay: Robert Hardy and Thomas Waltham.Waltham are quite... close to each other, to say the least. [[spoiler: The fact that Waltham had Hardy's mistress taken away enforces this even further.]]


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** Potentially gets crossed again by Golgo himself in the story "Checkmate": [[spoiler: He delivers his trademark PrettyLittleHeadshot at a young girl who'd taken shot at him. Granted, it was in self-defence, and the girl was a pawn in her grandfather's plot against Golgo, but that doesn't change the fact that InfantImmortality was subverted in the most gut-punching way possible. One can only imagine how shocking this might have been to the manga's general readership, especially in the 70s.]]


* SpecialEffectFailure: The infamous CG helicopter scene in ''The Professional''. It... doesn't hold up, to say the least.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The infamous CG helicopter scene in ''The Professional''. It... doesn't hold up, to say It was the least. very first use of computer animation ever (beating WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB by one year), and it shows.


* CompleteMonster: Out of all of the various mercenaries hired to go after Golgo 13 in The Professional [[PsychoForHire Snake]] stands out as the worst by a wide margin. Taking a sadistic and perverse glee in what he does Snake massacres and menaces countless people over the course of the movie, male or female, soldier or civilian, innocent or guilty... it all makes no difference to him. Slashing open a defenseless woman's torso gives him just as much satisfaction as cutting off the hands and putting out the eyes of trained warriors. After taking pleasure in his brutal murder of a squad of elite commandos to prove his worth to his bosses he begins hunting down Golgo's contacts one by one, killing each by slicing them apart with his RazorFloss and leaving them to slowly bleed out. What makes him truly irredeemable, however, is his rape of Laura after trapping her in a locked room. Even [[BigBad Leonard Dawson]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this man and calls him scum right to his face.]] From the moment he slithers onscreen to his well-deserved demise Snake shows absolutely zero remorse for any of the many atrocities he commits and revels in the pain and suffering he unleashes upon his victims.
** [[FauxAffablyEvil Thomas Waltham]] was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen in Queen Bee, but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy, Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a puppet. After having Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young illegitimate daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later, when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign, Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise, he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent civilians and children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy, Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob ''really'' wanted to know the truth that his daughter was alive and hated him. Realizing he was being manipulated for years, Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham on live television and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna herself is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo at the beginning of the film. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of any blame and retires to his private yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous, selfish and amoral to the core, he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avJqMDaaDNs Pray For You]] serves as Golgo's main theme for "The Professional" and perfectly captures the mood and feel of the series while complementing the great action scenes. Even though it only plays a couple times during the entire film when it '''does''' play you can bet something completely kickass is happening onscreen.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0326oU9GLE Tail To Nose]] is another gem that is criminally underplayed in "The Professional" and adds a ton of extra impact to the final confrontation Golgo has with LT. Bragan and his men near the halfway point of the movie.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycy30e5VFks Command G13]]. This plays out before and while Golgo and Snake have their fight in the elevator.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzGWT_1d0sE Turquoise Blue]] opens Queen Bee with a melancholy yet energetic tone and is the theme that closes it out as well, serving as a fitting BookEnds of sorts for the character. English or Japanese version, the listener is in for a real treat with this great song. Truly masterful.
** The 2008 series gives us [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGxWWbhwjtY Take The Wave]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3SYiKES6JU Glass Highway]] as the opening and closing credit songs, respectively. Take The Wave is an energetic rock song that gets the viewer pumped up for the action that is about to ensue while Glass Highway has a more somber and melancholic country music sort of feel that is perfect for closing up the episode in a more subdued and peaceful way in contrast to the first song.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT5u1LN_RJU Love's Mystery]] only plays a single time at the very beginning of The Professional and seems like just another song on the radio at first. Paying attention to the lyrics, however, offers some massive {{Foreshadowing}} for what is about to happen next as well as a big hint towards the nature of the TwistEnding of the film. The song is cut off in the actual movie before it reveals too much but hearing the whole thing offers some tragic insight into Robert's character and [[spoiler:why he ultimately chose to end his life.]] Be warned, however, that the song becomes a '''massive''' TearJerker once you know the proper context.

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* VocalDissonance: Greg Snegoff's performance in the Streamline Dub of the 1983 ''The Professional: Golgo 13'', made Golgo 13 sound warmer and more engaging than we expect him to sound. John Dimaggio in Queen Bee made Golgo sound almost depressive.


** [[FauxAffablyEvil Thomas Waltham]] was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen in Queen Bee but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a puppet. After having Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young illegitimate daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent civilians and children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob really wanted to know the truth that his daughter was alive and hated him. Realizing he was being manipulated for years Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham on live television and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna herself is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo at the beginning of the film. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of any blame and retires to his private yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous, selfish and amoral to the core he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.

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** [[FauxAffablyEvil Thomas Waltham]] was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen in Queen Bee Bee, but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy Hardy, Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a puppet. After having Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young illegitimate daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later later, when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign campaign, Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise demise, he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent civilians and children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy Hardy, Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob really ''really'' wanted to know the truth that his daughter was alive and hated him. Realizing he was being manipulated for years years, Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham on live television and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna herself is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo at the beginning of the film. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of any blame and retires to his private yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous, selfish and amoral to the core core, he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.


* CompleteMonster: Out of all of the various mercenaries hired to go after Golgo 13 in The Professional Snake stands out as the worst by a wide margin. Taking a sadistic and perverse glee in what he does Snake massacres and menaces countless people over the course of the movie, male or female, soldier or civilian, innocent or guilty... it all makes no difference to him. Slashing open a defenseless woman's torso gives him just as much satisfaction as cutting off the hands and putting out the eyes of trained warriors. After taking pleasure in his brutal murder of a squad of elite commandos to prove his worth to his bosses he begins hunting down Golgo's contacts one by one, killing each by slicing them apart with his RazorFloss and leaving them to slowly bleed out. What makes him truly irredeemable, however, is his rape of Laura after trapping her in a locked room. Even [[BigBad Leonard Dawson]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this man and calls him scum right to his face.]] From the moment he slithers onscreen to his well-deserved demise Snake shows absolutely zero remorse for any of the many atrocities he commits and revels in the pain and suffering he unleashes upon his victims.
** Thomas Waltham was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a pawn. After having his Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob really wanted to know the truth that she was alive. Realizing he was being manipulated for years Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna Hardy is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of blame and retires to his yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous and selfish to the core he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.

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* CompleteMonster: Out of all of the various mercenaries hired to go after Golgo 13 in The Professional Snake [[PsychoForHire Snake]] stands out as the worst by a wide margin. Taking a sadistic and perverse glee in what he does Snake massacres and menaces countless people over the course of the movie, male or female, soldier or civilian, innocent or guilty... it all makes no difference to him. Slashing open a defenseless woman's torso gives him just as much satisfaction as cutting off the hands and putting out the eyes of trained warriors. After taking pleasure in his brutal murder of a squad of elite commandos to prove his worth to his bosses he begins hunting down Golgo's contacts one by one, killing each by slicing them apart with his RazorFloss and leaving them to slowly bleed out. What makes him truly irredeemable, however, is his rape of Laura after trapping her in a locked room. Even [[BigBad Leonard Dawson]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this man and calls him scum right to his face.]] From the moment he slithers onscreen to his well-deserved demise Snake shows absolutely zero remorse for any of the many atrocities he commits and revels in the pain and suffering he unleashes upon his victims.
** [[FauxAffablyEvil Thomas Waltham Waltham]] was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen in Queen Bee but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a pawn. puppet. After having his Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young illegitimate daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent civilians and children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob really wanted to know the truth that she his daughter was alive. alive and hated him. Realizing he was being manipulated for years Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham on live television and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna Hardy herself is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo. Golgo at the beginning of the film. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of any blame and retires to his private yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous and Callous, selfish and amoral to the core he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.

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** Thomas Waltham was already oozing slime and corruption after his first few minutes onscreen but his cruelty and depravity are soon established to be well beyond even that of a CorruptPolitician. Pretending to be the best friend and loyal partner of presidential candidate Robert Hardy Thomas reveals himself to be a lying snake who controls the broken man like a pawn. After having his Rob's beloved mistress killed he kidnaps and rapes his young daughter Joanna while taunting her about ruining her life before selling her off into slavery. Years later when she returns to cause problems for Hardy's election campaign Thomas calls in Golgo 13, sealing her fate. Not content with her impending demise he then enlists the help of an amoral general to go after her as well, which ultimately leads to the destruction of an entire village, including several innocent children. When confronted about his lies by Hardy Thomas brushes his misdeeds off by asking if Rob really wanted to know the truth that she was alive. Realizing he was being manipulated for years Hardy then attempts to assassinate Waltham and commits suicide upon failing. Joanna Hardy is then killed at her father's grave as per the contract Thomas made with Golgo. Afterwards, Thomas spins a story to the press that absolves him of blame and retires to his yacht with his cronies, not at all bothered that he ruined and ultimately destroyed the lives of an entire family in his quest for personal gain. Callous and selfish to the core he serves as an example of the worst kind of human filth that sees other people as pawns to be used and disposed of at his own convenience.


* CompleteMonster: Out of all of the various mercenaries hired to go after Golgo 13 in The Professional Snake stands out as the worst by a wide margin. Taking a sadistic and perverse glee in what he does Snake massacres and menaces countless people over the course of the movie, male or female, soldier or civilian, innocent or guilty... it all makes no difference to him. After taking pleasure in his brutal murder of a squad of elite commandos to prove his worth to his bosses he begins hunting down Golgo's contacts one by one, killing each by slicing them apart with his RazorFloss and leaving them to slowly bleed out. What makes him truly irredeemable, however, is his rape of Laura after trapping her in a locked room. Even [[BigBad Leonard Dawson]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this man and calls him scum right to his face.]] From the moment he slithers onscreen to his well-deserved demise Snake shows absolutely zero remorse for any of the many atrocities he commits and revels in the pain and suffering he unleashes upon his victims.

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* CompleteMonster: Out of all of the various mercenaries hired to go after Golgo 13 in The Professional Snake stands out as the worst by a wide margin. Taking a sadistic and perverse glee in what he does Snake massacres and menaces countless people over the course of the movie, male or female, soldier or civilian, innocent or guilty... it all makes no difference to him. Slashing open a defenseless woman's torso gives him just as much satisfaction as cutting off the hands and putting out the eyes of trained warriors. After taking pleasure in his brutal murder of a squad of elite commandos to prove his worth to his bosses he begins hunting down Golgo's contacts one by one, killing each by slicing them apart with his RazorFloss and leaving them to slowly bleed out. What makes him truly irredeemable, however, is his rape of Laura after trapping her in a locked room. Even [[BigBad Leonard Dawson]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this man and calls him scum right to his face.]] From the moment he slithers onscreen to his well-deserved demise Snake shows absolutely zero remorse for any of the many atrocities he commits and revels in the pain and suffering he unleashes upon his victims.

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