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Shadow Fox is a comic book series created by famous comic writer Kinjo Naizen and distributed by Stampede Comics. It is also a booming franchise, having led to a successful movie trilogy and an ongoing live-action television series. Shadow Fox herself is one of the many, many expies of established superhero Batman.

The series revolves around Koga Michiko, a normal college student living in Sogai City...or at least, she was until the fateful day her younger brother Soichiro was cut down during a drive-by shooting, the result of an ongoing feud between the two gangs whose members were part of the crossfire. After efforts to see the criminals punished through legal means failed, and the one police officer willing to work the case was murdered by one of the gang leaders involved in the shooting, Michiko was approached by Ashida Akihiro, an officer who was responsible for manning the police armory and who happened to have owed the murdered cop a favor; Akihiro offered her a chance to get justice for herself by using police gear to take the fight to criminals. Not long after, Michiko got inspiration after watching a black fox escape being caught one night...and from there, Shadow Fox was born.

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Since her debut in Sogai City, Shadow Fox has spent much time battling the city's criminal element, in particular her chief nemesis Ghost Wolf, real name Sakamoto Ryumaru, the gang leader whose crew killed Soichiro on that fateful day. He's not the only super-villain in Sogai City, though, as Shadow Fox must also contend with a fairly large Rogues Gallery that seeks to take the city apart for various reasons ranging from revenge, to financial profit, to just because.

According to the creator, Mr. Kinjo, he came up with the idea for Shadow Fox after he and his daughter were rescued from a group of home-invaders by a mysterious figure who put the criminals down with relative ease and then, after freeing the family, quietly disappeared while Mr. Kinjo was calling the police on the intruders. Mr. Kinjo subsequently came up with the Shadow Fox concept for a comic book title, with the titular character based on his mysterious rescuer, though he changed certain details—the most immediately evident change being that Shadow Fox is an adult female, while the mystery rescuer was a teenage boy. After coming up with the comic concept, Mr. Kinjo pitched his idea to Stampede Comics, and the title subsequently became a national best-seller across a wide age demographic, producing new issues bi-weekly in the years since then.

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Approximately two years after the first Shadow Fox comic was released, a major motion-picture based on the super-hero was released, starring noted actress Fujikaze Yukie. The film received critical praise and much fan approval, though some aspects of the original comic were altered with guidance from Mr. Kinjo, now the chief editor of Stampede Comics. Two sequels were later released and received similar acclaim, and these were eventually followed by a TV series, starring Sakata Emi as Shadow Fox and Morishita Atsui as Ghost Wolf; the series, which premiered some seven years after the first film was released, is currently in its third season. There is also a cartoon web-series based on the Shadow Fox character, set to be released at a date to be announced.

Additionally, noted actress Uchiha Mikoto has expressed some interest in portraying the Shadow Fox character should she be given the opportunity to do so.

Has no connection to the Zoid of the same name.

SECOND NOTE: In case you haven't realized it yet, the Shadow Fox franchise doesn't really exist; it is in fact a comic franchise within a fictional universe, that universe in question being the Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox fan-fiction. The Batman franchise which inspired Shadow Fox, of course, DOES exist (like you really needed to be told that). As a result, any references to the main story where Shadow Fox is mentioned will be noted in the trope list below.

The Shadow Fox franchise contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Shadow Fox herself, of course. Wildfire, Steel Fist and Panthera are all of the Dark Action Girl variety.
  • An Ice Person: The villain Nitro-Frost uses liquid nitrogen, stored in a tank attached to his back, and expelled by way of a gun-nozzle attached to the tank.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Shadow Fox, Ghost Wolf and Panthera are all Type 2, being patterned after a fox, wolf and panther, respectively. As explained above, Michiko was inspired to make a fox-themed costume after seeing one make an escape in the middle of the night.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Panthera claims to be all about animal rights, even though she'll willingly use animals to do her bidding.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Ghost Wolf. The feud between him and Shadow Fox is personal due to him having been involved in the death of her younger brother during a drive-by shooting.
    • Dr. Glass may also be a contender for this spot, as he was Shadow Fox's most frequently-appearing foe during the comic's first 50 issues.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Steel Fist.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In the TV series, Ghost Wolf is played by actor Morishita Atsui, whose favorite villain from the comics is Ghost Wolf.
  • Attack Animal: Panthera uses these for combat.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Minister Sorrow weaponizes his psychiatric training for villainous purposes.
  • Bad Boss: One thing Mischief definitely has in common with the Joker is that he doesn't care about the welfare of his own henchmen. See also Lack of Empathy below.
  • Badass Biker: Bonebreaker is the leader of Sogai City's toughest motorcycle gang.
  • Barrier Warrior: Reflector's suit is capable of creating plasma-energy shields.
  • Batter Up!: The villain Roundarm uses baseball bats (and baseballs) as weapons.
  • Big Bad: Ghost Wolf.
  • Biker Babe: In one issue, Shadow Fox rides a sleek sports-bike.
  • Badass Bookworm: Minister Sorrow was trained as a psychiatrist, and he uses a double-edged sword for personal combat.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Ghost Wolf typically wears a white business suit. Also, Mischief wears a custom-tailored business suit that's designed so as to invoke the appearance of a jester, blue on one side and white on the other, with swirling divides of each color crossing into each other.
  • Badass Longcoat: Shadow Fox wears a black one as part of her outfit, as the page image shows. Ghost Wolf wears a white one, and Minister Sorrow sports a black one.
  • Badass Normal: Neither Shadow Fox nor any of her rogues have powers, just a lot of gadgets, weapons and training.
  • Bash Brothers: Eagle Eye and Ricochet. The two of them did a stint together in the same military unit, and nowadays they'll occasionally do a Villain Team-Up.
  • The Beastmaster: Panthera can train animals to attack her enemies.
  • Black and White Morality: This is Michiko's overall philosophy concerning crime.
    Michiko: If you're a criminal, you're a criminal. End of story.
  • Blackmail: Datajack specializes in this. He once threatened to empty out the bank accounts of several Ministers of National Security across the world unless they met his demands; and on another occasion, he blackmailed several upper-class ladies into paying him not to unleash on the Internet several risque pictures he'd snatched from their phones.
  • Blood Knight: Bonebreaker will NEVER back down from a fight. Likewise, Steel Fist is obsessed with fighting and defeating Shadow Fox.
  • Born Lucky: Shadow Fox complains that with how lucky Johnny Gamble often is, he could've used his skills to win at legitimate gambling instead of being a criminal.
  • Break Them by Talking: Minister Sorrow is skilled enough with words to do this to people. He is a trained psychiatrist, after all.
  • The Bully: Bonebreaker and his gang behave this way.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Sogai City's current police lieutenant, while sincere about upholding law and order, lumps Shadow Fox together in the same boat with the criminals she fights. Although, technically, she is a vigilante operating outside the law, so there's that.
  • Calling Card: The Ghost Wolves gang had a specific style of executing their enemies—two bullets to the chest, one to the midsection, one to the stomach, and one to the head. This was how they killed the cop who'd been investigating Soichiro's murder, before dumping his body in the river afterward.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Before he got put in charge of the police armory, Akihiro had been a regular street cop up until a bullet to the shoulder led to him being reassigned.
  • Chain Pain: Bonebreaker is known for using chains to fight with.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In his back-story, Blitz was a champion athlete who fell into disgrace when he was found to have used steroids to win his races.
  • The Chessmaster: Ghost Wolf. Most evident in his plan to release Shadow Fox's enemies from jail in order to wear her down for him to defeat more easily.
  • Civvie Spandex: Not every member of Shadow Fox's Rogues Gallery wears an outlandish costume; Ghost Wolf and Second Sight, for example, both wear business suits with ties, Minister Sorrow wears a black outfit that wouldn't look out of place on a pallbearer, Bonebreaker wears a leather biker outfit, and so on.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Blitz uses an experimental body-suit and leg-bracers that increase his running speed. In the same vein, Reflector's ability to create plasma force-fields and give off electric shocks come entirely from his Powered Armor.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Ghost Wolf does this to Akihiro at one point. He ties Akihiro to a chair and then beats up the cop as a way of easing his boredom while waiting for Shadow Fox to show up. By the time the Fox gets there, Akihiro is barely able to mutter two words, due to how badly he's been beaten.
  • Cold Sniper: Ricochet's specialty as an assassin. In one issue, Shadow Fox has to stop him from sniping an important law enforcement figure.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Roundarm will fight dirty in order to win.
  • Composite Character: Happens to a number of Shadow Fox's villains in the TV series. Its version of Eagle Eye is basically himself combined with Ricochet; Brutality has his original name and back-story but is also a biker gang leader like Bonebreaker; and Johnny Gamble, in addition to his own gear, also utilizes razor-edged playing cards like Decker Card does.
  • Confusion Fu: Silly Billy's fighting style, due to his ability to bend his body parts at unnatural angles.
  • Contortionist: Silly Billy used to work in a circus as this.
  • Cool Sword: Minister Sorrow has a dual-edged sword for when he has to engage in personal fighting.
  • Cop Killer: Ryumaru and his gang murdered the cop investigating Koga Soichiro's death, as a warning to Michiko to stop trying to get them prosecuted. Unfortunately, that act further bolstered her drive to become Shadow Fox.
  • The Cracker: Datajack's whole shtick.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Ryumaru, already a vicious criminal even before he became Ghost Wolf, unwittingly created Shadow Fox when he took part in the drive-by shooting that killed Soichiro, and when he later killed the cop who kept supporting Michiko's efforts to get justice for that previous shooting through legal efforts.
  • Dance Battler: Shadow Fox is one, owing to her past experience as a gymnast during her high school days. Ghost Wolf specifically mentions that his spies who he'd sent to observe the Fox's movements reported that her combat tactics employed gymnastic movements; this helped him in his search to narrow down her secret identity.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Take a guess.
  • Determinator: Even after having spent 72 hours running the gauntlet against a number of her enemies, Shadow Fox will not back down from fighting to stop crime in Sogai City. Unfortunately, Ghost Wolf exploits that trait of the Fox's in order to wear her down while he patiently waits for her to come back to her lair where he can fight her while having fresh energy himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Officer Ashida Akihiro.
    Michiko: Anything interesting happen at the precinct tonight, Officer Ashida?
    Akihiro: Yeah—the paint on the ceiling in the police armory dried faster than expected.
  • Death by Adaptation: Ghost Wolf at the end of the first film. Then subverted in the two sequels, where he's revealed to have been alive all along and is the Man Behind the Man for those films' villains.
  • Death Dealer: Decker Card utilizes metallic razor-edged playing cards. In the TV series, this trait is given to Johnny Gamble.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Minister Sorrow, at times.
  • Distressed Dude: Akihiro unfortunately becomes one in one issue of the comic where he is caught and beaten by Ghost Wolf who moments before had tailed him to Shadow Fox's lair.
  • Dumb Muscle: According to Akihiro, Bonebreaker doesn't have enough brain to match his brawn.
  • Edible Bludgeon: Mischief once used sausage-nunchakus in a fight against Shadow Fox. Yes, you read that correctly—sausage-nunchakus.
    Michiko: I'd rather not have to remember that embarrassing time, thank you.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Eagle Eye has this attitude.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Bonebreaker will break people's limbs for mouthing off about his mother.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ghost Wolf is essentially this plus the Spear Counterpart to Shadow Fox. They both wear masks inspired by canine creatures, and both of them are connected by the same tragic event (the death of the Fox's brother in a drive-by shooting in which the Wolf was a participant), but whereas Shadow Fox strives to defend justice and employs Dark Is Not Evil, Ghost Wolf delves deeper into crime while being a walking example of Light Is Not Good.
  • Evil Genius: Dr. Glass and Minister Sorrow both qualify.
  • Evil Mentor: Minister Sorrow, to his followers.
  • Expy:
    • Shadow Fox is one for Batman, of course, right down to being inspired to become a vigilante after losing a family member to violence (in her case, her brother) and being inspired to model herself after a fox after seeing one's night-time antics, similar to how Bruce Wayne would model himself after a bat after seeing one crash through the window of his study.
    • Based on his portrayal in the comics, specifically in his masterminding of the plan to wear down Shadow Fox enough to defeat her, Ghost Wolf is essentially an expy of Bane from the Knightfall story arc, in terms of intelligence.
    • Mischief is one for the Joker, of course. Unlike the Clown Prince of Crime, however, Mischief isn't Shadow Fox's main enemy (that would be Ghost Wolf), plus he's got a concrete back-story and his identity is presumably known to Shadow Fox, seeing as she's unmasked him many times.
  • Extendo Boxing Glove: Mischief has used these as part of his arsenal.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Roundarm wears these.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Wildfire's keynote weapon is a flamethrower with a tank strapped to her back and a hose-and-nozzle equipped on one arm.
  • For the Evulz: Why Mischief does what he does, according to Akihiro.
    Akihiro: For him, your fights are just one big source of entertainment.
  • Freudian Excuse: Wildfire's father, a firefighter, molested her when she was younger. It got to the point that Wildfire would set fires across their town just so her father would be too busy to come home; she would later come to see fire as a source of comfort.
  • Friend on the Force: Akihiro is actually the second one for Michiko, after his detective friend was murdered while pursuing Soichiro's killers on Michiko's behalf.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Mischief used to work as a TV special-effects consultant. Nowadays he's a bomb-throwing super-criminal.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Wildfire made her equipment herself.
  • The Gambler: Johnny Gamble, obviously. Whether it's coin-tosses, dice-rolling, or anything he can bet on, he's up for it.
  • Gangland Drive-By: In the back-story, Ryumaru was involved in the one that would claim the life of Michiko's brother Soichiro.
  • Glass Cannon: Implied to be a somewhat literal case with Dr. Glass, who's rather fixated on glass-made equipment. note 
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Listening to too many traumatizing stories from his clients made Minister Sorrow go off the deep end himself.
  • Golf Clubbing: Roundarm uses golf clubs as melee weapons.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Appropriate for a Batman-esque hero, Shadow Fox has one of these as part of her arsenal.
  • Guns Akimbo: Brutality loves his guns. And he loves them in bulk.
  • The Gunslinger: Buckaroo, in the typical cowboy style.
  • Hacker Cave: Datajack has one.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Bonebreaker tends to fly off the handle for any wrong done to him, real or imagined.
  • Hard Light: Second Sight can create constructs with this, thanks to his special helmet. Dr. Glass is likewise capable of creating holograms, in one issue developing a hologram-generator for which he's had to steal parts.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Bonebreaker wears a black leather jacket with yellow shoulder-pads. Brutality wears a red leather jacket and red leather arm-guards and shin-guards.
  • Hero Killer: Ghost Wolf and Blitz are the only two members of the Rogues Gallery who have come the closest to killing Shadow Fox.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Shadow Fox herself has this role, seeing as the local By-the-Book Cop treats her no differently from the criminals she fights.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Eagle Eye treats his encounters with Shadow Fox this way.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Roundarm used to be a star athlete who got kicked off his high school football team for unsportsmanlike conduct. These days, he puts his former sports-skills to use as a criminal.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Mischief's eyes, the only part of his face visible underneath his creepy clown-mask.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Ricochet has this going for him, thanks to his skill as a marksman.
    Shadow Fox: (about Ricochet) Any gun in his hands is dangerous.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Mischief wields a marker that's rigged to shoot acid. Quite appropriate for a Joker expy.
  • In Harm's Way: Johnny Gamble is described as "the type who lives on the edge," even being willing to risk his own life at Russian roulette.
  • In the Hood: The Terror King wears a long coat that comes with a hood.
  • It's All About Me: Everything Ryumaru does, as himself or as Ghost Wolf, is solely for his own advancement; the impact his actions will have on others doesn't matter to him.
  • Jerk Jock: Roundarm used to be one during his high school days, and he leads a gang of thugs who also used to be this.
  • The Juggernaut: Bonebreaker is good at taking hits and good at dishing them out, according to Shadow Fox.
  • Kill It with Fire: As a serial arsonist and arsonist-for-hire, Wildfire naturally does this. Her very first victim was her father, when she was younger, in retaliation for his molesting her.
  • Killer Yoyo: Razor-edged yoyos have been part and parcel of Mischief's arsenal.
  • Knife Nut: The Terror King's primary weapon is a knife with a spiky handle, as seen here. Bonebreaker also wields knives on occasion.
  • Lack of Empathy: Don't expect Ghost Wolf to care about your feelings no matter what he does to you or others you know, as the It's All About Me trope above notes. The same applies to Mischief, as this exchange between him and Shadow Fox testifies.
    Shadow Fox: Everyone you brought with you tonight is dead, because of your own actions.
    Mischief: Yeah. So?
  • Laughing Mad: Mischief tends to do this. Again, he is an expy of the Clown Prince of Crime.
  • Lawman Gone Bad: Brutality was previously a member of Sogai City's police department.
  • Le Parkour: Blitz.
  • Mad Bomber: Mischief uses a white plastic explosive that's shaped in the form of an innocent-looking cream pie, and he's also known to use bombs shaped like apples. He also uses more conventional explosives.
  • Mad Doctor: Considering Minister Sorrow was driven around the bend by the stories he heard his clients tell...
  • Made of Iron: Silly Billy is very good at taking hits.
  • Magical Computer: Datajack has used his skills to develop some nasty viruses over his career.
  • Man Behind the Man: In the second film, Mischief and Silly Billy are being manipulated by Minister Sorrow. And Ghost Wolf is the man behind all of them.
  • Man in White: Ghost Wolf's outfit is white, but he's Shadow Fox's main baddie. Also the case with Decker Card, as the only part of his suit that's not completely white is the face-mask, which sports the ace of spades on it.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Minister Sorrow can get this way with the people he leads.
  • Master of Disguise: Mask Master is an infiltrator who specializes in impersonating people.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Ghost Wolf in the comics, film series and TV series is a sociopath villain. He's played by Morishita Atsui, who's pretty chummy.
  • Mind Manipulation: Second Sight has a device that can hypnotize people by messing with their visual perceptions, combined with hypnotic music played in select locations. However, his gimmicks require advance planning.
  • Mind Rape: What Minister Sorrow's serums allow him to do to people.
  • Monster Clown: Mischief dresses the part, despite not actually being one.
  • More Than Mind Control: Minister Sorrow can get people to work for him simply because of how well he can twist their perceptions.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Bonebreaker, Brutality, Terror King, Steel Fist, Wildfire...
  • Nice Hat: Buckaroo sports a broad-brimmed cowboy hat.
  • No Sense of Humor: Shadow Fox, to the point that Mischief is actually surprised when, in one of their confrontations, she makes a quip that he interprets as a joke.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Johnny Gamble is a villainous version.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Decker Card is treated this way. While reviewing the Rogues Gallery at one point, Akihiro is dismissive of Decker Card due to his admittedly corny theme, but Shadow Fox knows better than that.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Steel Fist has this mindset toward Shadow Fox, as she wants to defeat the heroine to reclaim her "lost honor" following her first defeat at the Fox's hands (which was done to stop her killing an assassination target).
  • Pacifist Dojo: Steel Fist used to be a member of an ancient fighting clan that essentially acted as this. When she betrayed their ideals by offering herself up as a mercenary and assassin-for-hire, they responded by excommunicating her.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Shadow Fox uses her dead brother Soichiro's name as the password for the computer database in her hidden lair.
  • Pipe Pain: Bonebreaker uses a pipe in melee combat.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Decker Card is obsessed with playing cards, to the point that he models his costume and weapons after them.
  • Playing with Syringes: Minister Sorrow backs up his ability to verbally twist others with the use of drugs and serums.
  • Police are Useless: Michiko has a rather cynical view of the Sogai City police.
    Akihiro: The Sogai City cops can handle the line at least every now and then.
    Michiko: I guess so. Too bad that can't be true 100 percent of the time, so there'd be no need for the likes of me.
  • Police Brutality: Back when he was a cop, Brutality had a bad reputation for mistreating criminals he collared.
  • Professional Killer: Eagle Eye, Ricochet and Steel Fist are all employed as this. In Steel Fist's case, her becoming this was the reason her clan excommunicated her.
  • Promotion to Parent: Before becoming Shadow Fox, Michiko was acting as a surrogate parent for her younger brother Soichiro, due to their parents' mysterious disappearance years before.
  • Psycho Electro: Reflector's suit can generate electric shocks.
  • Psycho Psychologist: Minister Sorrow.
  • Punny Name: Guess what the pun is in Decker Card's name. We'll wait.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wildfire uses a special chemical formula that makes her flames purple. Incidentally, purple is her favorite color.
  • Pyro Maniac: Wildfire.
  • Quick Draw: Buckaroo is skilled at this.
  • Revenge: This motivated Buckaroo's very first crime—he was a rodeo champion who got cheated out of a first-place trophy by some jealous rivals, and in retaliation he murdered them. This is also Roundarm's motivation, as he wants to get back at his former school for kicking him off their football team (for unsportsmanlike conduct on his part).
  • Rogues Gallery: The list of Shadow Fox's rogues includes Ghost Wolf, Mischief, Brutality, Decker Card, Nitro-Frost, Mask Master, Ricochet, Reflector, Dr. Glass, Panthera, Bonebreaker, Steel Fist, Blitz, Second Sight, Terror King, Johnny Gamble, Datajack, Wildfire, Eagle Eye, Roundarm, Silly Billy, Minister Sorrow, and Buckaroo.
  • The Rustler: Buckaroo commits his heists in this manner.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Eagle Eye's specialty is tracking prey.
  • Screw The Rules Ihave Money: During the initial investigation into Soichiro's death, Ryumaru proved to have enough money to bribe both the judge and the then-lieutenant of police into getting the charges tossed and the investigation quashed.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: after his fellow cop, the one investigating Soichiro's death, was murdered by Sakamoto Ryumaru's gang, Akihiro basically gave the middle finger to the then-lieutenant's order to leave the Ghost Wolves gang alone, and subsequently sought out Michiko and made his arrangement to supply her with equipment and training to take the fight to the gang.
    Well, screw authorization, Akihiro had decided. Authorization was what got his friend killed.
  • Screwy Squirrel: Mischief.
  • Secret Keeper: Akihiro is this for Shadow Fox, natch. Ghost Wolf becomes an unwitting one, too, after Shadow Fox points out that revealing her secret identity would only inform the rest of the criminal underworld that he basically created her when he killed her brother.
  • Semper Fi: Eagle Eye and Ricochet both have this as part of their back-story. Eagle Eye did two tours of duty; it's not known how long Ricochet served for, but the two of them served in the same unit together at one point.
  • Serial Killer: The Terror King.
  • Sinister Minister: Akihiro recounts a time when Minister Sorrow ran an underground movement whose followers committed crimes for him. Michiko notes that a few of Sorrow's followers still do, because they see him as the only one who understands them—that's taken to emphasize how dangerous his words can be.
  • Sinister Surveillance: Datajack has been hired in the past to sniff out the secrets of his clients' rival companies in order to give the clients an edge.
  • Slasher Smile:
    • On one occasion, Mischief wears a plastic clown-mask that sports a mouthful of sharp, grinning teeth. Shadow Fox notes that it's significantly different from his usual masks, which sport friendlier (if still creepy) smiles.
    • The Terror King has a rather creepy smile with sharp teeth.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Johnny Gamble often wears a brown sleeveless vest with a black dress-shirt underneath.
  • Smoke Out: Shadow Fox utilizes smoke-grenades for when she needs to make her escape.
  • Smug Snake: Ghost Wolf is extremely self-confident whenever he confronts Shadow Fox, and it's usually justified, as in one episode of the TV show he's made sure to bring backup for the inevitable confrontation, while in the comic he's learned her secret identity and is ready to use it against her.
  • Super Speed: Blitz's suit increases his running speed significantly. Not as fast as The Flash, but fast enough to do what needs to be done.
  • Thrill Seeker: Johnny Gamble won't shy away from anything he can bet on, even something as dangerous as Russian roulette. This is also the case with Silly Billy, as he turned to crime because he felt he wasn't getting enough thrills in his job as a circus contortionist.
  • Tracking Device: Shadow Fox has several of these in her arsenal. Naturally, they're shaped like miniature fox-heads.
  • Trap Master: Johnny Gamble makes death-traps that allow victims to have a small chance for escape. Michiko explicitly compares him to Jigsaw.
  • The Trickster: Mischief.
  • Utility Belt: Shadow Fox is a Batman expy. Of course she has one of these.
  • Villain Team-Up: Some of the villains have done this from time to time in the comics, with Eagle Eye and Ricochet doing the most frequent team-ups (justified, as they served in the military together). During one notable story arc, Reflector and Dr. Glass teamed up to steal technology in order to enhance their respective equipment. Then there's the film series, where Mischief, Silly Billy and Minister Sorrow work together in the second movie while Datajack and Dr. Glass team up in the third. And in one episode of the TV series, Ghost Wolf brought together Brutality, Minister Sorrow, Mischief and Wildfire to help him battle Shadow Fox, dubbing their group the "Hand of Crime."
  • Weapon of Choice: Shadow Fox utilizes a pair of Escrima sticks for melee combat, and shuriken (including the explosive variety) for long-range assaults.
  • Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Shadow Fox's weaponry is supplied by Akihiro, who works in the police armory, as a favor to her after one of his friends, the only detective willing to keep pursuing the case of Michiko's murdered brother in the backstory, was himself murdered as a warning for the investigations to cease or else.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Prior to his getting sacked, Roundarm was on his school's wrestling team, in addition to the football team.
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