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Monster (Manga)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })In 1986, life was good for Japanese neurosurgeon Kenzo Tenma. He was an accomplished doctor living in West Germany, had the favors of the hospital director, a hot fiancee (daughter of the same director), and a promising future. But one day, the guilt of primarily attending to the wealthy patients and leaving poorer people in need of his skills drives him to first operate on a child who was hurt in the murder of his adoptive parents rather than the mayor of Dusseldorf. As a result, the child lives, the mayor dies in the hands of less talented surgeons, and Tenma is demoted by his superiors and dumped by his fiancee. Even though his life is now in ruins, Tenma still believes that he did the right thing.Suddenly, the hospital directors that demoted Tenma die in very mysterious circumstances, leaving a vacant position that only he can fill. At the same time, the boy that Tenma operated on escapes from the hospital with his catatonic twin sister. Although none of the deaths can be directly attributed to the good doctor, a certain Inspector Lunge is not very convinced of his innocence.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Nine years later, Tenma is still working in the same hospital when a criminal patient escapes in terror because he doesn't want to be killed by a person he calls the "Monster." Tenma follows him to a parking garage, only to see him mercilessly shot. His horror increases when he sees who the killer is: the same boy he operated on nine years ago, now a young adult. Johan Liebert, the boy in question, confesses that he was the one who killed the directors years ago as a way to give him thanks, and abandons the scene leaving the doctor alive.Tenma, horrified to find that he is responsible for the existence of such a monster, abandons his work and his life, and devotes himself to finding Johan again and killing him once and for all. Following Johan's blood trail, however, becomes tricky and absorbing, and as Tenma's hunt becomes riddled with clues from the boy's childhood, finding the truth about Johan's past becomes as imperative as finding Johan himself. The quest is further complicated when Johan's crimes are ascribed to Tenma, and Lunge, convinced beyond a doubt that Tenma is the perpetrator, begins a chase of his own.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })The series, written and drawn by Naoki Urasawa, one of the most popular mangakas in the business, has received several major awards and substantial critical acclaim; it is painstakingly drawn and thoroughly researched, with an extensive cast and a complex, multi-layered story. The adaptation is almost identical to the original, differing only in several scenes that were cut and several that were added.After the manga ended, Urasawa wrote and illustrated the Light Novel Another Monster, a retelling of the events of the series as an in-universe True Crime novel.Not to be confused with the Oscar-winning film starring Charlize Theron, even for a minute (although that one is also about a serial killer).The anime was a fan-favorite on Sci Fi Channel's Ani-Mondays block. Unfortunately, it is no longer available on Hulu, Netflix (subbed), or the Manga Entertainment app for Xbox 360 (dubbed) as Viz Media dropped the license. Fortunately the Australian company Siren Visual has licensed the anime for full release, dubbed and all in its respective country.Guillermo Del Toro has been trying to get it adapted into a live-action series for some time. HBO has turned it down, so time will tell if it ever comes to fruition.
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Taking Over the Town
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Taking Over the Town: A variation occurs in the finale; Johan plans to give himself the "perfect suicide" where he and some of his accomplices move to a rural town right before it gets isolated by seasonal bad weather, cut off communications with the outside world, provide guns to some of the civilians and then just watch them go crazy with paranoia and kill each other. He is stopped before casualties get too high, but there were still plenty of deaths from it. While this is a case of Kill 'Em All rather than trying to take control, the tactics he uses are quite normal for this trope, and in a way, he is taking over the town by infecting them with his own nihilism and hopelessness.
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Half-Identical Twins
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Half-Identical Twins : Johan and Nina. Their mother even used to dress Johan up to resemble Anna while the children and she were in Prague. As young adults, Johan masquerades as Nina while he's in Prague, and when Nina gets there, she's confused by his female identity and how everyone seems to know "her." A major plot point is whether Anna (the twins' mother) dressed up Johan for his sake or for his sister's sake; Tenma ponders on the conclusion that she wanted to get rid of one of them, but who?
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Anyone Can Die
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Anyone Can Die: Do you have a favorite character you really like? Have they, at any point, so much as made eye contact with Johan? Beeeeg mistake.
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Locard's Theory
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Locard's Theory: Played with. Inspector Lunge believes it. Unfortunately, it's not true.
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No Celebrities Were Harmed
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No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dr. Julius Reichwein looks like Wilford Brimley.
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Heroic BSoD
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Heroic BSoD: Several, particularly after Nina's memory returns. Tenma even has to talk her out of suicide. Tenma has one right at the start when he learns of the corrupt politics of the hospital. Then another one when his career gets screwed over, complete with Drowning My Sorrows. Then another one during Johan's Establishing Character Moment... You probably shouldn't play a drinking game with this.
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Rescue Romance
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Rescue Romance: This trope gets a pretty rough time of it, subversion-wise. Not counting that Tenma rescues a mountain of people, who end up loving Tenma in one way or the other and their main drive is to prevent him from killing Johan or anyone for that matter.
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Older Hero vs. Younger Villain
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Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Tenma vs. Johan. Tenma is not old, but is much older than Johan.
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Heel–Face Door-Slam
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Heel–Face Door-Slam: Poor Adolf Junkers. Johan finds him just when he's about to confess to his crimes, and right after Tenma bought him that clock...
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Tempting Fate
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Richard Braun decides it's a good idea to go out drinking with his lead suspect (who introduced himself by name) without telling anyone. He follows this up by following said suspect up to an abandoned rooftop in the middle of the night, while shouting, "I know what you're up to, kid!" Needless to say, it ends badly.
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Title Drop
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Title Drop
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Evasive Fight-Thread Episode
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Evasive Fight-Thread Episode: Lunge vs. Roberto.
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Gone Horribly Right
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Gone Horribly Right: Played with. Kinderheim 511 was trying to create emotionless, vicious, Super Soldiers who would kill without qualms. They succeeded, without a result. Everyone became a murderer after killing one another (including the teachers). However, Kinderheim produced the single most ruthless killer in history through discovery, not concoction after Johan's arrival - he being the one that turned the other occupants (students and teachers) against one another.
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Gone Horribly Wrong
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Gone Horribly Wrong: Petr Capek's attempts to cultivate Johan into the next Hitler end up destroying himself and his organization.
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You Meddling Kids
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You Meddling Kids: Pedrov/Biermann tells Grimmer the 511 Kinderheim project would have worked out just great, if his successors hadn't let the anomalous Enfant Terrible get out of hand. Also played straighter with Dieter's and the orphanage boys' interventions.
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Scare Chord
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Scare Chord: Happens when a supposedly comatose Johan opens his eyes in episode 2.
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The Heart
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The Heart: Monster arguably has several, even if Tenma is the obvious one. It's almost impossible not to love Nina, even when she's frightening enough to make a Neo-Nazi piss himself.
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Redemption in the Rain
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Redemption in the Rain: Deconstructed into tiny little pieces and scattered all over Ruhenheim. A tamer subversion is when Eva begins crumbling apart at the moment she gazes at Tenma's apartment while standing in the rain.
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Wicked Cultured
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Wicked Cultured: Johan, Kristof, and various doctors dabbling in eugenics and brain-washing.
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Fictional Document
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Fictional Document: The various nihilistic children's books.
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Papa Wolf
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Papa Wolf: Near the end of the series, Win's drunk, alcoholic father, shoots Johan in the head when Johan threatens Tenma with Win's life.
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I Owe You My Life
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I Owe You My Life: One reason Johan spared Tenma's life. However, the other reason Johan is keeping Tenma alive is to kill everyone from his memories so Tenma can suffer alone.
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Übermensch
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Übermensch: Johan, Tenma, and arguably Nina/Anna as well.
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Fingore
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Fingore: Grimmer is tortured by Corrupt Cops in this manner.
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Ambiguous Situation
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Ambiguous Situation: Richard's death. It's unclear if he threw himself off the roof, got drunk and fell off, or Johan pushed him. Reichwein deduces that the alcohol found with him was a brand he hated, but it's not specified whether any alcohol was found in his system.
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Ominous Latin Chanting
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Ominous Latin Chanting: The series' opening theme, "Grain."
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Wrong Genre Savvy
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Wrong Genre Savvy: Nina thinks the romantic emails she's been receiving are from her "Prince Charming." They're actually from Johan. Suk ends up in the same situation, believing that his story is a romance where he wins over the beautiful girl in the bar. Turns out this was Johan too.
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The Profiler
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The Profiler: Dr. Rudy and Lunge. Several other characters show elements of this as well.
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Good Is Not Dumb
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Good Is Not Dumb: Dr. Tenma, Nina, and Dr. Reichwein.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: Lunge packs a rifle and a pistol before his fight with Roberto. During the fight, he loses the first, but reveals the tiny gun.
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Anime Theme Song
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Anime Theme Song: Being anime, it has one, but it's quite unconventional. It was kept for all 74 episodes. It's an Instrumental Theme Tune apart from some ominous chanting.
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Turn the Other Cheek
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Turn the Other Cheek: Tenma for the most part and Anna/Nina eventually. Completely averted with the twins' mother.
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The Anti-Christ
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The Antichrist: A major motif in the series.note As mentioned by Tenma, Anna/Nina, and General Wolf, Johan is actually no typical neo-Nazi bigot (in spite of right-wing extremists wanting him to be the next Hitler); believe it or not, he's not interested in being a part of such groups — after all, he works alone and he'll only use minions until he decides to dispose of them when he no longer finds any use for them (he wants to be the last person standing on Earth). However, the fact that he isn't an overt bigot just adds to his scare factor.
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Prince Charming
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Nina thinks the romantic emails she's been receiving are from her "Prince Charming." They're actually from Johan.
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More Than Mind Control
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More Than Mind Control: Johan's modus operandi. Roberto even seemed in love with him. ("You have such nice eyes. Just like Johan.") He also reminded Roberto of his only memory: how much he loved the hot cocoa served weekly.
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Bilingual Bonus
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Bilingual Bonus: The German and Czech on signs, in documents, and everywhere else is pretty fun for students of the language.
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Parental Abandonment
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Parental Abandonment: There is a mystery behind what happened to the Liebert twins' biological parents. It's implied that their father was killed, but it's later revealed that the mother turns out to still be alive.
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Beauty = Goodness
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Beauty = Goodness: Averted. People of all appearances occupy all positions on the morality spectrum.
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The Dreaded
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The Dreaded: Everyone who knows and works with Johan , with the possible exception of Roberto, fears him to an extreme degree. There are even occasions where people figure out that Johan is nearby because of the overwhelming fear that suddenly overtakes them.
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Monster (Manga) / int_2ae29c0d
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b14367f
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Bring My Brown Pants
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b14367f
comment
Bring My Brown Pants: The Baby, as Nina points a gun at him. The Baby is terrified and notes that she is most definitely Johan's sister.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b14367f
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Monster (Manga) / int_2b14367f
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b278c5d
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Loss of Identity
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b278c5d
comment
Loss of Identity: Analyzed and played with.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2b278c5d
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Monster (Manga) / int_2b278c5d
 Monster (Manga) / int_2c1f1138
type
He Who Fights Monsters
 Monster (Manga) / int_2c1f1138
comment
He Who Fights Monsters: What Johan hopes Tenma will turn into. He comes close, but it doesn't work out.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2c1f1138
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_2c1f1138
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Monster (Manga) / int_2c1f1138
 Monster (Manga) / int_2d409194
type
Unsettling Gender Reveal
 Monster (Manga) / int_2d409194
comment
Suk ends up in the same situation, believing that his story is a romance where he wins over the beautiful girl in the bar. Turns out this was Johan too.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2d409194
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 Monster (Manga) / int_2d409194
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Monster (Manga) / int_2d409194
 Monster (Manga) / int_2e6a41e0
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Gratuitous English
 Monster (Manga) / int_2e6a41e0
comment
Gratuitous English: The Japanese books have the subtitle of "HORRIBLE STORY". You can probably guess why Viz didn't carry that part over.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2e6a41e0
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Monster (Manga) / int_2e6a41e0
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f329e3c
type
Tomato in the Mirror
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f329e3c
comment
Tomato in the Mirror: Some of Johan's traumatic memories that were supposed to be his Freudian Excuse were actually based off what Anna told him after she returned from the Red Rose Mansion. Not him.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f329e3c
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Monster (Manga) / int_2f329e3c
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f94135c
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Thou Shalt Not Kill
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f94135c
comment
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Tenma plans on keeping his hands clean until he gets his chance with Johan. And once he does, he changes his mind.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2f94135c
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Monster (Manga) / int_2f94135c
 Monster (Manga) / int_2fd62e54
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The Killer in Me
 Monster (Manga) / int_2fd62e54
comment
The Killer in Me: Lunge thinks Tenma has a Split Personality and is committing murders without realizing it since Johan does such a good job of staying invisible that the only clues he is able to find point to Tenma.
 Monster (Manga) / int_2fd62e54
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Monster (Manga) / int_2fd62e54
 Monster (Manga) / int_31fcc258
type
Training Montage
 Monster (Manga) / int_31fcc258
comment
Training Montage: Episode 9 of the anime, in which Tenma learns to use firearms.
 Monster (Manga) / int_31fcc258
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 Monster (Manga) / int_31fcc258
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Monster (Manga) / int_31fcc258
 Monster (Manga) / int_322f6b34
type
Angsty Surviving Twin
 Monster (Manga) / int_322f6b34
comment
Angsty Surviving Twin: Another Monster reveals that Johan and Nina's mother (whose real name is Viera) was herself a twin, but her sister died at birth. Viera's mother always compared her to her dead sister, which is why Viera tried to do her sister's share of everything - and strangely enough, she believed that her sister was in fact alive somewhere, under the name of Anna.
 Monster (Manga) / int_322f6b34
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Monster (Manga) / int_322f6b34
 Monster (Manga) / int_3297cfbb
type
Evolving Credits
 Monster (Manga) / int_3297cfbb
comment
Evolving Credits: The end credits gradually progress through the story, "The Nameless Monster", until the final episode where there's simply a static shot of the empty bed where the supposedly comatose Johan was previously.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3297cfbb
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 Monster (Manga) / int_3297cfbb
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Monster (Manga) / int_3297cfbb
 Monster (Manga) / int_32e279c4
type
Humans Are Flawed
 Monster (Manga) / int_32e279c4
comment
Humans Are Flawed: Tenma and Johan draw polar opposite conclusions from this, testing each other's convictions to the limit.
 Monster (Manga) / int_32e279c4
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Monster (Manga) / int_32e279c4
 Monster (Manga) / int_33029735
type
Dies Wide Open
 Monster (Manga) / int_33029735
comment
Dies Wide Open: The security guard in Episode 4.
 Monster (Manga) / int_33029735
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 Monster (Manga) / int_33029735
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Monster (Manga) / int_33029735
 Monster (Manga) / int_3548fa0b
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Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You
 Monster (Manga) / int_3548fa0b
comment
Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: Johan: his every action is an incitement for the right man to end his life.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3548fa0b
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Monster (Manga) / int_3548fa0b
 Monster (Manga) / int_35fb9016
type
Gratuitous German
 Monster (Manga) / int_35fb9016
comment
Gratuitous German: Well, it's set in Germany, but this trope still applies because they switch off between using Japanese and German honorifics all the time.
 Monster (Manga) / int_35fb9016
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Monster (Manga) / int_35fb9016
 Monster (Manga) / int_370aad9
type
Split Personality
 Monster (Manga) / int_370aad9
comment
Split Personality: Tenma and Nina draw to the conclusion that Johan has two personalities: his normal self and the "monster" inside him. Later, it is revealed that Johan was merely toying with them. Lunge incorrectly deduces that Tenma has a split personality named "Johan" who is committing all the murders. Split-Personality Takeover: A frequent outcome of applied Bonaparta-style pedagogical experiments, though some of the claims to it are put in question. Also The Magnificent Steiner, until the 3rd-to-last episode.
 Monster (Manga) / int_370aad9
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Monster (Manga) / int_370aad9
 Monster (Manga) / int_371854f1
type
Chekhov's Army
 Monster (Manga) / int_371854f1
comment
Chekhov's Army: Many of the major supporting characters take a few episodes after their introduction before they take an active role in the story.
 Monster (Manga) / int_371854f1
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Monster (Manga) / int_371854f1
 Monster (Manga) / int_372bc105
type
Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism
 Monster (Manga) / int_372bc105
comment
Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The very plot essentially revolves around the question of whether Tenma's idealism and determination to cause good by doing good can survive against Johan's horrifyingly convincing attempts to demonstrate that they're Not So Different and that it's all a Crapsack World in which an act of human kindness is objectively futile.
 Monster (Manga) / int_372bc105
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Monster (Manga) / int_372bc105
 Monster (Manga) / int_3a1c2171
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The Man Behind the Man
 Monster (Manga) / int_3a1c2171
comment
The Man Behind the Man: Franz Bonaparta, the one in charge of the experiments at Kinderheim 511 and the readings at the Red Rose Mansion. Except he isn't the main villain.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3a1c2171
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Monster (Manga) / int_3a1c2171
 Monster (Manga) / int_3b113b7
type
Character Development
 Monster (Manga) / int_3b113b7
comment
Out of all people, thanks in part to his Character Development, Lunge gets angry when Roberto starts talking about his failed marriage and how his grandchild doesn't even know his biological grandfather. . Also, Lunge gets very giddy when he learns that Tenma saved his life. A third one by Lunge bringing a beer to Grimmer's grave as they promised each other in a heartfelt moment, and informing his fellow mourners that he was able to gain contact with his estranged daughter and grandson by email, even recognizing that they barely knew each other at all to begin with.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3b113b7
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Monster (Manga) / int_3b113b7
 Monster (Manga) / int_3cb1d38d
type
Bad Boss
 Monster (Manga) / int_3cb1d38d
comment
Bad Boss: Director Heinemann takes credit for Tenma's research and exploits his skills to save rich and influential patients... even if it means letting other patients die. He then does his best to screw Tenma's career over for daring to defy him. He also takes credit for research done by his subordinates.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3cb1d38d
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Monster (Manga) / int_3cb1d38d
 Monster (Manga) / int_3e848d5c
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Cast of Snowflakes
 Monster (Manga) / int_3e848d5c
comment
Cast of Snowflakes: In this story, the character designs are very distinctive.
 Monster (Manga) / int_3e848d5c
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Monster (Manga) / int_3e848d5c
 Monster (Manga) / int_40cc0c7e
type
Bittersweet Ending
 Monster (Manga) / int_40cc0c7e
comment
Bittersweet Ending: Everybody who survives the story gets new chances to rebuild their lives again, but where did Johan go after the finale? According to Another Monster, Johan survived the story and rebuilt his life...
 Monster (Manga) / int_40cc0c7e
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 Monster (Manga) / int_40cc0c7e
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Monster (Manga) / int_40cc0c7e
 Monster (Manga) / int_424c9a9b
type
Cold-Blooded Torture
 Monster (Manga) / int_424c9a9b
comment
Cold-Blooded Torture: Inspector Zemen subjects Grimmer to this... with nail clippers. It's way worse than it sounds.
 Monster (Manga) / int_424c9a9b
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 Monster (Manga) / int_424c9a9b
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Monster (Manga) / int_424c9a9b
 Monster (Manga) / int_446c5792
type
Villainous Rescue
 Monster (Manga) / int_446c5792
comment
When Suk finds out about the corrupt officers on the police force, they decide to murder him to keep the truth from getting out. Johan kills them before they can get around to it.
 Monster (Manga) / int_446c5792
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 Monster (Manga) / int_446c5792
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Monster (Manga) / int_446c5792
 Monster (Manga) / int_45db8ec6
type
Cry Laughing
 Monster (Manga) / int_45db8ec6
comment
Cry Laughing: Tenma after Dr. Heinemann, Dr. Boyer, and Dr. Oppenheim are murdered and he gets promoted to an even higher position than he had lost. Later on, Johan is implied to have done this after finding out that he wasn't the one who was really sent to the Red Rose Mansion.
 Monster (Manga) / int_45db8ec6
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 Monster (Manga) / int_45db8ec6
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Monster (Manga) / int_45db8ec6
 Monster (Manga) / int_4604fd4d
type
Worthy Opponent
 Monster (Manga) / int_4604fd4d
comment
Worthy Opponent: Johan seems to see Tenma and Nina this way, since they're pretty much the only two people he doesn't want dead. It sure doesn't stop him from trying to destroy their lives, though.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4604fd4d
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4604fd4d
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Monster (Manga) / int_4604fd4d
 Monster (Manga) / int_4638d8fd
type
Theme Tune Cameo
 Monster (Manga) / int_4638d8fd
comment
Theme Tune Cameo: Occasionally you'll hear the credits theme in the background of a bar or restaurant.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4638d8fd
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4638d8fd
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Monster (Manga) / int_4638d8fd
 Monster (Manga) / int_471a505f
type
Four Is Death
 Monster (Manga) / int_471a505f
comment
Four Is Death: The Nameless Monster goes through four hosts.
 Monster (Manga) / int_471a505f
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Monster (Manga) / int_471a505f
 Monster (Manga) / int_47d35854
type
Intergenerational Friendship
 Monster (Manga) / int_47d35854
comment
Intergenerational Friendship: Dieter (a kid) and Tenma (an adult).
 Monster (Manga) / int_47d35854
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Monster (Manga) / int_47d35854
 Monster (Manga) / int_47fea76b
type
Butt-Monkey
 Monster (Manga) / int_47fea76b
comment
Butt-Monkey: Tenma at the beginning, detective Jan Suk, Otto Heckel, Eva and ALL of the children that show up in the story.
 Monster (Manga) / int_47fea76b
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 Monster (Manga) / int_47fea76b
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Monster (Manga) / int_47fea76b
 Monster (Manga) / int_48ca7c29
type
Broken Ace
 Monster (Manga) / int_48ca7c29
comment
Broken Ace: Our resident twins. Johan is psycho and Nina is damaged and repressed.
 Monster (Manga) / int_48ca7c29
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 Monster (Manga) / int_48ca7c29
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Monster (Manga) / int_48ca7c29
 Monster (Manga) / int_4918b32a
type
Scully Syndrome
 Monster (Manga) / int_4918b32a
comment
Scully Syndrome: Virtually epidemic, if understandable. Lunge is the most standout case, but nearly everyone tends to come down with a dose of this when they first hear the main story. Check out the late-arriving cops in Ruhenheim's reaction to Gillen's explanations.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4918b32a
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Monster (Manga) / int_4918b32a
 Monster (Manga) / int_4aaffbd5
type
I Never Said It Was Poison
 Monster (Manga) / int_4aaffbd5
comment
I Never Said It Was Poison: Tenma catches on that a couple of police officers work for Johan when one of them calls him "Dr. Tenma", despite the fact that he only introduced himself by name and didn't mention his profession.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4aaffbd5
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Monster (Manga) / int_4aaffbd5
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ae690ca
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Laughing Mad
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ae690ca
comment
Laughing Mad: Petr Capek descends into this after he kills his bodyguard in a fit of paranoia, with the belief that the guard was reaching for his gun to betray and kill him. Turns out, he was just reaching for his lighter.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ae690ca
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4ae690ca
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Monster (Manga) / int_4ae690ca
 Monster (Manga) / int_4b316d47
type
Break the Cutie
 Monster (Manga) / int_4b316d47
comment
Break the Cutie: Poor Nina, and poor, poor Tenma.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4b316d47
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4b316d47
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Monster (Manga) / int_4b316d47
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ce20451
type
Rhetorical Request Blunder
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ce20451
comment
Rhetorical Request Blunder: Dr. Tenma says in front of the apparently unconscious Johan that his corrupt superiors at the hospital "would be better off dead!" So Johan kills them.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ce20451
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4ce20451
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Monster (Manga) / int_4ce20451
 Monster (Manga) / int_4dd46feb
type
Polar Opposite Twins
 Monster (Manga) / int_4dd46feb
comment
Polar Opposite Twins: Johan and Nina.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4dd46feb
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Monster (Manga) / int_4dd46feb
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ef92d0b
type
The Atoner
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ef92d0b
comment
The Atoner: Franz Bonaparta as the most obvious example, but also Wolf, Schubert, Rosso, Bernhardt, and many others. Also given inversions and subversions, temporary and otherwise. Atonement and redemption are arguably two of the series' key themes. Tenma himself could fit the mold fairly well - as kind-hearted as he is, he sees his absolute biggest mistake as being something he alone can fix. And despite numerous opportunities he gets where he could abandon his self-set mission, he refuses every time. Ironically, this trope is the reason Tenma saved Johan in the first place.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4ef92d0b
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Monster (Manga) / int_4ef92d0b
 Monster (Manga) / int_4f84cdef
type
Smug Snake
 Monster (Manga) / int_4f84cdef
comment
Smug Snake: Many, many people. Dr. Heinemann, Blue Sophie, and Christof are probably the worst examples.
 Monster (Manga) / int_4f84cdef
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 Monster (Manga) / int_4f84cdef
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Monster (Manga) / int_4f84cdef
 Monster (Manga) / int_505a1021
type
The Farmer and the Viper
 Monster (Manga) / int_505a1021
comment
The Farmer and the Viper: Johan is probably the quintessential viper, with anyone who does a kindness to him suffering horribly for it. Tenma, the one who saved his life in the first place, gets the very worst of it through the horrible things that Johan does to others in order to repay him.
 Monster (Manga) / int_505a1021
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 Monster (Manga) / int_505a1021
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Monster (Manga) / int_505a1021
 Monster (Manga) / int_50b05d30
type
Disproportionate Retribution
 Monster (Manga) / int_50b05d30
comment
Disproportionate Retribution: So, you disobeyed the director because you wouldn't walk out on your patient? He'll ruin your career over it.
 Monster (Manga) / int_50b05d30
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 Monster (Manga) / int_50b05d30
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Monster (Manga) / int_50b05d30
 Monster (Manga) / int_52488c54
type
Drowning My Sorrows
 Monster (Manga) / int_52488c54
comment
Tenma has one right at the start when he learns of the corrupt politics of the hospital. Then another one when his career gets screwed over, complete with Drowning My Sorrows. Then another one during Johan's Establishing Character Moment... You probably shouldn't play a drinking game with this.
 Monster (Manga) / int_52488c54
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Monster (Manga) / int_52488c54
 Monster (Manga) / int_529362a3
type
Obsessive-Compulsive Barkeeping
 Monster (Manga) / int_529362a3
comment
Obsessive-Compulsive Barkeeping: A bartender Tenma talks to does this.
 Monster (Manga) / int_529362a3
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 Monster (Manga) / int_529362a3
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_529362a3
 Monster (Manga) / int_53224e46
type
Book-Ends
 Monster (Manga) / int_53224e46
comment
Bookends: Johan gets shot in the head and Tenma saves him.
 Monster (Manga) / int_53224e46
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 Monster (Manga) / int_53224e46
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Monster (Manga) / int_53224e46
 Monster (Manga) / int_53c47260
type
You Monster!
 Monster (Manga) / int_53c47260
comment
You Monster!: Quite a few characters to Johan. It's right there in the title.
 Monster (Manga) / int_53c47260
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 Monster (Manga) / int_53c47260
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Monster (Manga) / int_53c47260
 Monster (Manga) / int_53f5119f
type
The Dragon
 Monster (Manga) / int_53f5119f
comment
The Dragon: Roberto on behalf of Johann.
 Monster (Manga) / int_53f5119f
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 Monster (Manga) / int_53f5119f
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Monster (Manga) / int_53f5119f
 Monster (Manga) / int_54cbd0cb
type
This Is Unforgivable!
 Monster (Manga) / int_54cbd0cb
comment
This Is Unforgivable!: Anna to Franz Bonaparta.
 Monster (Manga) / int_54cbd0cb
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_54cbd0cb
 Monster (Manga) / int_553c27bb
type
Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness
 Monster (Manga) / int_553c27bb
comment
Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness: Very much on the serious side. Some welcome touches of silliness, albeit often as a foil to the horror aspects.
 Monster (Manga) / int_553c27bb
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_553c27bb
 Monster (Manga) / int_5a3b8032
type
The Un-Reveal
 Monster (Manga) / int_5a3b8032
comment
The Un-Reveal: Johan's and Anna/Nina's real names.
 Monster (Manga) / int_5a3b8032
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Monster (Manga) / int_5a3b8032
 Monster (Manga) / int_5ae183b3
type
TheWrongRightThing
 Monster (Manga) / int_5ae183b3
comment
The Wrong Right Thing: How Tenma got into this.
 Monster (Manga) / int_5ae183b3
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_5ae183b3
 Monster (Manga) / int_5b0e992
type
Guilt Complex
 Monster (Manga) / int_5b0e992
comment
Guilt Complex: Two-fold. From the start, Tenma utilizes unprecedented skill as a neurosurgeon nonchalantly; then, the wife of a construction worker - a man who had been brought into the hospital with a serious head injury - accuses him of consequentially killing her husband by operating on a patient who came to the hospital shortly after her husband instead of him (Tenma did so because of orders from his superiors). Tenma receives her words seriously. When he prepares to operate on his next patient, his boss orders him to operate on another patient of higher import than the initial one; Tenma refuses, taking the widow's words as his gospel, and operates on the first patient who - unknown to him - will kill everyone he can. Tenma saves his patient, his boss demotes him for his disobedience, and Tenma (accidentally) allows his psychopathic patient to overhear his complaints about the man who preferred that Tenma save someone else for greed's sake. So, his patient kills his boss. Nine years later, after Tenma receives a promotion because of his former boss's absence, he discovers the patient he saved is responsible for his boss's murder and many more. This double-stroke of guilt is the force that propels Tenma forward for the entire ensuing plot.
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Monster (Manga) / int_5b0e992
 Monster (Manga) / int_5b19cc1b
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Air-Vent Passageway
 Monster (Manga) / int_5b19cc1b
comment
Air-Vent Passageway: Used by a woman in labor.
 Monster (Manga) / int_5b19cc1b
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_5b19cc1b
 Monster (Manga) / int_5d6a4e3f
type
Twin Desynch
 Monster (Manga) / int_5d6a4e3f
comment
Twin Desynch: Played straight, subverted, and twisted.
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Monster (Manga) / int_5d6a4e3f
 Monster (Manga) / int_60194b82
type
Spanner in the Works
 Monster (Manga) / int_60194b82
comment
Spanner in the Works: The only thing Johan couldn't plan for? The fact that Wim's father would be there to shoot him in the head instead of Tenma.
 Monster (Manga) / int_60194b82
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_60194b82
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Monster (Manga) / int_60194b82
 Monster (Manga) / int_60492b98
type
Have You Told Anyone Else?
 Monster (Manga) / int_60492b98
comment
Have You Told Anyone Else?: When Jan Suk tells his boss about the corrupt officers on the force, his boss, who is in league with them, responds by telling him not to tell anyone about it. He doesn't pick up on the hint, even though the other corrupt officers told him the same thing.
 Monster (Manga) / int_60492b98
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Monster (Manga) / int_60492b98
 Monster (Manga) / int_60fa92ac
type
Names to Run Away From Really Fast
 Monster (Manga) / int_60fa92ac
comment
Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Inspector Lunge's name translates to Mr. Stake. Also, Roberto's real name is Adolf.
 Monster (Manga) / int_60fa92ac
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_60fa92ac
 Monster (Manga) / int_61313315
type
Off the Wagon
 Monster (Manga) / int_61313315
comment
Off the Wagon: Subverted with Richard Braun. Averted with Eva.
 Monster (Manga) / int_61313315
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 Monster (Manga) / int_61313315
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Monster (Manga) / int_61313315
 Monster (Manga) / int_635e1bff
type
Sycophantic Servant
 Monster (Manga) / int_635e1bff
comment
Sycophantic Servant: Johan's human tools run the gamut of competence, according to his needs, but some, like Hartmann and various incarcerated killers are this, and at most serve to help him spread havoc and misery.
 Monster (Manga) / int_635e1bff
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Monster (Manga) / int_635e1bff
 Monster (Manga) / int_6382334a
type
Converse with the Unconscious
 Monster (Manga) / int_6382334a
comment
Converse with the Unconscious: Used earlier as an incredibly black brick joke after Tenma complains of the politics of his hospital to a supposedly unconscious ten-year-old Johan. Before Johan suddenly wakes up and just stares at Tenma.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6382334a
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Monster (Manga) / int_6382334a
 Monster (Manga) / int_6439de78
type
Heroic Sacrifice
 Monster (Manga) / int_6439de78
comment
Heroic Sacrifice: A lot.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6439de78
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_6439de78
 Monster (Manga) / int_65acf9db
type
He Knows Too Much
 Monster (Manga) / int_65acf9db
comment
He Knows Too Much: With rare exceptions, knowing anything about Johan's existence is enough for him to kill you. When Suk finds out about the corrupt officers on the police force, they decide to murder him to keep the truth from getting out. Johan kills them before they can get around to it.
 Monster (Manga) / int_65acf9db
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Monster (Manga) / int_65acf9db
 Monster (Manga) / int_6682d6e4
type
Dying Moment of Awesome
 Monster (Manga) / int_6682d6e4
comment
Dying Moment of Awesome: Muller, who has a pretty epic gunfight to save Nina's life. Considering he killed her foster parents, that was quite the redemption.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6682d6e4
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Monster (Manga) / int_6682d6e4
 Monster (Manga) / int_66dfe36a
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Missing Mom
 Monster (Manga) / int_66dfe36a
comment
Missing Mom: Helenka and the twins' mother, Anna.
 Monster (Manga) / int_66dfe36a
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Monster (Manga) / int_66dfe36a
 Monster (Manga) / int_678b0fa9
type
Fair Weather Friend
 Monster (Manga) / int_678b0fa9
comment
Fair Weather Friend: Two of Tenma's "friends" at the hospital, Dr. Eisen and Dr. Boyer, are introduced effusively praising Tenma at the start of the first episode. Once Tenma goes against the director, they both turn against him, blaming him for the mayor's death, and Boyer is promoted to Tenma's old position. Boyer also dismisses Tenma as Johan's doctor, and really relishes telling him that.
 Monster (Manga) / int_678b0fa9
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 Monster (Manga) / int_678b0fa9
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Monster (Manga) / int_678b0fa9
 Monster (Manga) / int_6941e30b
type
Room Full of Crazy
 Monster (Manga) / int_6941e30b
comment
Room Full of Crazy: Johan likes to leave messages on walls. And bits of derelict industrial sites. He also goes to some trouble to set up a Room Full of Crazy based on someone else's childhood trauma, all for More Than Mind Control.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6941e30b
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Monster (Manga) / int_6941e30b
 Monster (Manga) / int_6b2b3b59
type
The Reveal
 Monster (Manga) / int_6b2b3b59
comment
The Reveal: A lot. One has trouble just counting how many people died.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6b2b3b59
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Monster (Manga) / int_6b2b3b59
 Monster (Manga) / int_6c0e5342
type
No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine
 Monster (Manga) / int_6c0e5342
comment
No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Pulled twice with Nina, and then with a lampshaded aversion for Grimmer and Tenma in Prague.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6c0e5342
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Monster (Manga) / int_6c0e5342
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d01755e
type
Monstrous Cannibalism
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d01755e
comment
Monstrous Cannibalism: The in-universe Czech children's story that gives the series its name revolves around a nameless monster that split itself in two, then travelled in different directions to find a name. After the monster of the east completes its Assimilation Plot, he runs into the monster of the west. The monster from the west doesn't see the point in hiding their true nature by becoming people, so the monster from the east eats the monster from the west.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d01755e
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Monster (Manga) / int_6d01755e
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d332aea
type
Driven to Suicide
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d332aea
comment
Driven to Suicide: Roughly half of Johan's victims end up killing themselves thanks to his Mind Rape abilities. He's even driven little kids (or at least tempted them) to kill themselves.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6d332aea
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 Monster (Manga) / int_6d332aea
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Monster (Manga) / int_6d332aea
 Monster (Manga) / int_6da1d9ae
type
Parental Marriage Veto
 Monster (Manga) / int_6da1d9ae
comment
Parental Marriage Veto: According to Another Monster, this was a major reason why Eva broke off her engagement with Tenma.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6da1d9ae
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_6da1d9ae
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Monster (Manga) / int_6da1d9ae
 Monster (Manga) / int_6f66bef7
type
But Not Too Foreign
 Monster (Manga) / int_6f66bef7
comment
But Not Too Foreign: Despite being set in Germany, the main character is Japanese.
 Monster (Manga) / int_6f66bef7
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_6f66bef7
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Monster (Manga) / int_6f66bef7
 Monster (Manga) / int_715704e5
type
Jigsaw Puzzle Plot
 Monster (Manga) / int_715704e5
comment
Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: Mostly in terms of Johan's backstory.
 Monster (Manga) / int_715704e5
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 Monster (Manga) / int_715704e5
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Monster (Manga) / int_715704e5
 Monster (Manga) / int_71642c70
type
Viewers Are Goldfish
 Monster (Manga) / int_71642c70
comment
Viewers Are Goldfish: The first episode of the anime.
 Monster (Manga) / int_71642c70
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Monster (Manga) / int_71642c70
 Monster (Manga) / int_71e8a5c5
type
Trauma Conga Line
 Monster (Manga) / int_71e8a5c5
comment
Trauma Conga Line: Tenma and Johan both went through this. Tenma's father wanted him to take over the family clinic at his brother's expense, which Tenma didn't want. He came across one of Dr. Heinemann's papers and seized the chance to come to Germany, which fractured his relationship with his family. Tenma ends up writing many of his boss's papers for him, while recieving no credit. He ends up in a relationship with Eva, who didn't treat him very well. Then he finds out his boss is corrupt and got one of his patients killed. His boss shows no remorse and cancels important research Tenma was working on so that he can write a speech for him. Then Johan comes along, and after a Sadistic Choice from hell over whom to save, Tenma's career gets wrecked seemingly beyond repair. To top it off, that paper that originally inspired him wasn't even written by the director. Johan is born from a eugenics experiment, with his father implied to have been killed soon after his birth. He and his sister grow up rather isolated, before Bonaparta makes his mother choose who to give up, with her reaction seriously messing him up. His mother is taken away as well, leaving him alone in the house with only Bonaparta's books for company. When his sister comes back and tells him what happened, Johan internalizes her experiences and thinks they happened to him. They run away together, with Johan killing anyone who tries to help them out of paranoia. They end up passing out from exhauston and starvation. Then Johan is separated from his sister again and sent to 511 Kinderheim. Aside from experiencing everything the others did there, he was drugged and feared that he would lose his memories of his sister. He ended up inducing everyone else into a riot to escape. He gets reunited with his sister, and they're sent to live with the Lieberts, only for Bonaparta to show up one night. Johan is convinced that he is there to harm them, and ends up shooting the Lieberts dead. When his sister discovers this, he asks her to shoot him. She does, and it's later implied that he may have turned out different had she not done so.
 Monster (Manga) / int_71e8a5c5
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Monster (Manga) / int_71e8a5c5
 Monster (Manga) / int_7276d0de
type
Mugging the Monster
 Monster (Manga) / int_7276d0de
comment
Mugging the Monster: Blue Sophie tries blackmailing Johan. It doesn't end well. The same goes for Detective Patera, when he tries hitting on "Anna" at the bar...
 Monster (Manga) / int_7276d0de
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 Monster (Manga) / int_7276d0de
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_7276d0de
 Monster (Manga) / int_7301ae04
type
Serial Killer
 Monster (Manga) / int_7301ae04
comment
Serial Killer: You have three seconds to make a guess who. Though he's far from the only one.
 Monster (Manga) / int_7301ae04
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_7301ae04
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_7301ae04
 Monster (Manga) / int_73328e84
type
Suicide by Cop
 Monster (Manga) / int_73328e84
comment
Suicide by Cop: What Johan hopes to accomplish.
 Monster (Manga) / int_73328e84
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 Monster (Manga) / int_73328e84
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_73328e84
 Monster (Manga) / int_7464705c
type
Arc Words
 Monster (Manga) / int_7464705c
comment
Arc Words: "Look at how big the Monster inside of me has become!" "People can be... whatever you want them to be." "Welcome home."
 Monster (Manga) / int_7464705c
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 Monster (Manga) / int_7464705c
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_7464705c
 Monster (Manga) / int_780a078e
type
Self-Made Orphan
 Monster (Manga) / int_780a078e
comment
Self-Made Orphan: Martin, who left his drunken mother in the street like she asked - on a snowy night so cold she froze to death before morning. Also Johan, many, many times over, with a succession of very unlucky foster parents.
 Monster (Manga) / int_780a078e
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 Monster (Manga) / int_780a078e
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Monster (Manga) / int_780a078e
 Monster (Manga) / int_7881f335
type
Chekhov's Armoury
 Monster (Manga) / int_7881f335
comment
Chekhov's Armoury
 Monster (Manga) / int_7881f335
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_7881f335
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_7881f335
 Monster (Manga) / int_7aa989ea
type
Token Evil Teammate
 Monster (Manga) / int_7aa989ea
comment
Token Evil Teammate: Otto Heckel, among Tenma's allies, is a thief and helps Tenma out of greed. Also, he unsuccessfully tries to corrupt Dieter.
 Monster (Manga) / int_7aa989ea
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_7aa989ea
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_7aa989ea
 Monster (Manga) / int_7ec94d53
type
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
 Monster (Manga) / int_7ec94d53
comment
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Johan for Karl, Lotte, and Nina. In Another Monster, Karl reveals that despite everything Johan put him through, Karl could never bring himself to hate Johan as he believed Johan's tears for him were real. Lotte, similarly, says that she doesn't hate him and that she believes Johan couldn't bring himself to kill Karl because Karl wanted things — family and a home — that Johan could never have nor understand. Nina, for her part, believes that had she not shot Johan, had she been able to forgive him, he would not have continued killing.
 Monster (Manga) / int_7ec94d53
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 Monster (Manga) / int_7ec94d53
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_7ec94d53
 Monster (Manga) / int_8015df5d
type
Reverse Whodunnit
 Monster (Manga) / int_8015df5d
comment
Reverse Whodunnit: It is clear that Johan Liebert is the murderer. The challenge is to stop him.
 Monster (Manga) / int_8015df5d
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_8015df5d
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Monster (Manga) / int_8015df5d
 Monster (Manga) / int_805deb6e
type
Small Role, Big Impact
 Monster (Manga) / int_805deb6e
comment
Small Role, Big Impact: The Turkish man's wife in Episode 1. She's in one scene, but without her we wouldn't have a story.
 Monster (Manga) / int_805deb6e
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_805deb6e
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_805deb6e
 Monster (Manga) / int_808cbaeb
type
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
 Monster (Manga) / int_808cbaeb
comment
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Dr. Heinemann involves himself in dirty dealings, has complete disregard for human life, and steals candy from children. He pays dearly for that last one.
 Monster (Manga) / int_808cbaeb
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 Monster (Manga) / int_808cbaeb
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_808cbaeb
 Monster (Manga) / int_8151ec48
type
Driving Question
 Monster (Manga) / int_8151ec48
comment
Driving Question: What is Johan planning? And does he even know himself?
 Monster (Manga) / int_8151ec48
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_8151ec48
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_8151ec48
 Monster (Manga) / int_816c63d4
type
Dramatic Wind
 Monster (Manga) / int_816c63d4
comment
Dramatic Wind: Happens very often, especially in the anime. Empathetic environment generally tends to apply.
 Monster (Manga) / int_816c63d4
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 Monster (Manga) / int_816c63d4
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Monster (Manga) / int_816c63d4
 Monster (Manga) / int_820ac3c5
type
Dysfunction Junction
 Monster (Manga) / int_820ac3c5
comment
Dysfunction Junction: The entire plot is driven by this trope.
 Monster (Manga) / int_820ac3c5
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_820ac3c5
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_820ac3c5
 Monster (Manga) / int_82b1fd4f
type
WorldHalfFull
 Monster (Manga) / int_82b1fd4f
comment
World Half Full: The world of Monster is filled with some very nasty things, but there's a lot of hope if you know where to look.
 Monster (Manga) / int_82b1fd4f
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1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_82b1fd4f
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1.0
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_82b1fd4f
 Monster (Manga) / int_83a903f6
type
Stepford Smiler
 Monster (Manga) / int_83a903f6
comment
Grimmer has great difficulty properly expressing emotion, always asking himself what is the appropriate response for this situation. But after watching one of his boys turning towards the dark side, he breaks down and cries, in genuine sorrow and worry.
 Monster (Manga) / int_83a903f6
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 Monster (Manga)
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Monster (Manga) / int_83a903f6
 Monster (Manga) / int_83f0971b
type
Mexican Standoff
 Monster (Manga) / int_83f0971b
comment
Mexican Standoff: Gratuitous with a capital G. The whole series is made of this trope.
 Monster (Manga) / int_83f0971b
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Amnesiac Dissonance
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Amnesiac Dissonance: Used with two of the main characters and some interesting children's books.
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: To Karl Schuwald's foster parents, the Neumanns. Though it can be assumed that after Hans Georg Schubert officially accepted Karl as his biological son, Karl's foster parents probably accepted it. The couple Johan stayed with in Munich. Reichwein warns them that they'll likely end up being killed like all of the others. Whether it happened or not is never mentioned, but it can be assumed that it did. There's also Gustof, who is never mentioned again after he's taken to the hospital, as is Christof. The woman pretending to be Roberto's wife is never scene again after she helped to torch the library. Muller's new family after his death: he kills Roberto's henchmen while rescuing Nina, but there's no knowledge of whether there were any repercussions against them for his actions, as Roberto DID threaten Muller by using his family against him just hours before; Nina might have told them to flee, but it's not known.
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Broken Pedestal
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Broken Pedestal: At the start, Tenma greatly looks up to his boss and seems to view him as a father figure. Said boss exploits his surgical skills for media publicity, plays political games that get one of Tenma's patients killed, and screws his career over for daring to defy him. Nine years later, Tenma still tells his patients about how proud he is to have saved Johan, crediting him for turning his life around. Too bad it's all about to come crashing down... Another example happens with Jan Suk, who admired a police who actually was corrupt.
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Truth in Television
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Truth in Television: A Japanese neurosurgeon living in Germany is actually not as strange as you might think. Japan has roughly the same number of neurosurgeons as the United States, a country with more than twice its population. For that reason, many of them end up going abroad in search of work. The two most common places they go are Germany and the US.
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Heartwarming Orphan
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Heartwarming Orphan: Nina, Dieter, Karl, and Grimmer. Averted with various other Kinderheim 511 alumni, and for Johan. This being Monster, though, everyone, gets an ordeal.
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Always a Bigger Fish
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Always a Bigger Fish: Nina is saved from Professor Geidlitz by Johan. What makes this better is that they were using her as bait to lure Johan in to convince him to lead their group and make "the master race" dominant once again, seeing him as the next Hitler. Anna tried to warn them that Johan didn't care about their cause or any cause. They discover too late that she's correct.
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Spell My Name with an
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Spell My Name with an "S": Johan/Johann, Kenzo/Kenzou, and Runge/Lunge, among others. In case you were wondering, it's Johan, Runge, Braun, and Schubert (as opposed to Shuwald). It's all in the series, they show it on business cards, posters, and such. Tenma's first name, seeing as everything takes place in Germany, is more accurately transliterated without the 'u'. Despite Johan being perhaps less accurate than Johann, it is still the official name used by Urasawa.
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Mind Rape
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Mind Rape: Happens quite often, usually thanks to Johan. Bonaparta has a whole pedagogy founded on this.
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Deconstructed Trope
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Deconstructed Trope: Many, but mostly idealism vs. cynicism and what it means to be a complete monster.
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Underdressed for the Occasion
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Underdressed for the Occasion: Eva won't let Martin accompany her into the hotel because he doesn't meet the dress code.
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Asshole Victim
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Asshole Victim: Thanks for killing Heinemann, Johan; Oppenheim and Boyer were pretty despicable too. This is probably the only good thing you've ever done, Johan. But remember: the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend. And the corrupt cops in Prague.
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Photo Op with the Dog
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Photo Op with the Dog: Played straight as far as Heinemann's motivations are concerned. Otherwise, not so much.
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Split-Personality Takeover
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Split-Personality Takeover: A frequent outcome of applied Bonaparta-style pedagogical experiments, though some of the claims to it are put in question.
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Justified Trope
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The series' favorite method of ending people. Probably justified in that most of the murders are committed by experienced killers who don't like to risk leaving anyone alive. Johan, however, manages to get shot twice in the head by two separate people, neither of whom had much firearms experience. One was a little girl, and the other was a hallucinating alcoholic. It's like his brain is a bullet magnet. A bit of shown their work on that one. Johan is supposedly The Anti-Christ, and according to some legends about The Antichrist, he is supposed to suffer two head injuries before going on his ultimate rampage.
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Art Shift
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Art Shift: Bonaparta's story books.
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Arc Number
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Arc Number: 402.
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Johan likes to clean up loose ends. And by "clean up," we mean "murder."
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Revenge
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Revenge: Nina wants to kill Johan primarily for killing her foster parents, though he's also killed almost every adult who has been kind to them since they were children. She later wants to kill Johan so she can prevent Tenma from doing so; this is mutual. Eva wants Tenma to rot in prison for life out of spitefulness due to the latter dumping her and later attempts to get revenge on Johan after Martin's death. She gets over both. The twins' mother Anna warns Franz Bonaparta that she will get her revenge on him through her children. Cue almost twenty years and hundreds of corpses; gallons upon gallons of blood on the hands of a man that almost stopped everything because he fell in love with her. Way to stick it up to him, girl!
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Unmoving Plaid
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Unmoving Plaid: In the manga.
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Villainous Breakdown
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Villainous Breakdown: Despite assuring himself that everything is going according to plan, Petr Capek starts to grow increasingly paranoid after The Baby is killed, eventually killing his own bodyguard in a fit of paranoia. An action which is later avenged by the bodyguard's comrades, who shoot down Capek.
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Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred
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Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred
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Bodyguard Crush
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Bodyguard Crush: Martin develops one for Eva.
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Never My Fault
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Never My Fault: Tenma's superiors blame him for the death of the mayor because he wouldn't walk out of his own operation when doing so would likely have killed his patient.
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The Professor
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The Professor: All the psychologists we find.
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FairyTaleMotifs
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Fairy Tale Motifs: See list on the trivia page.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: Played with a bit regarding Tenma and Johan. Inspector Lunge analyzes Johan's crimes from the perspective that Tenma is the killer and that "Johan" is simply an alternate personality who doesn't really exist. This may seem like a stretch, but his logic isn't as far-fetched as one would think. Lunge reasons that Tenma would have to have a calm, clinical mindset to perform his surgeries — and that is exactly what he reads from Johan's crime scenes. Complicating things is something both characters do have in common: their disconnect from others and society in general. Upon researching Tenma's background and concluding that he doesn't fit into Japanese society, Lunge simply reinforces his view that Tenma's detachment is what allows him to kill without a second thought. In reality, Tenma isn't as much like the real killer as Lunge thinks he is. Johan and Nina, despite being Polar Opposite Twins, have some key similarities. The most obvious similarities are that both of them have had their sense of identity disturbed at one point or another and have lost much of the childhood memories. Furthermore, while Johan is clearly the most dangerous twin, neither one of them is someone you should mess with. But what's most disturbing is that Nina exhibits a violent inner "monster" of her own when placed under hypnosis. This repressed dark side was created by the very same events that made Johan who he is. The only difference is that those events actually happened to Nina, whereas Johan simply convinced himself that everything happened to him.
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Re-Release Soundtrack
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Re-Release Soundtrack: The English dub of Monster replaces The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" with a generic instrumental in The Baby's introduction, removing the subtle joke that the neo-Nazi is a fan of a multi-racial group. The source of this is the Japanese company over music distribution, so VIZ had to compensate for the missing tracks.
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Dirty Communists
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Dirty Communists: Played straight. The crimes of neither the East German nor Czechoslovak communist regimes are ever justified and the flashbacks depict them as dark and unfriendly, which pretty much corresponds with the common view of the communist period in Eastern Europe. In a way may have even been taken Up to Eleven as the East German regim as portrayed in the story bears a hell lot of similarities to the Nazi one. Although may be considered Truth in Television, at least to some degree. The East German communist regime was notorious for its ideological devotion to the socialist cause (for instance most of the communist terrorist organizations in the world during the Cold War were funded by East Germany) and it did engage in various experiments tampering with human mind and body. In fact, evidence indicate that right before the fall of communism in Eastern Europe Premier Erich Honecker considered slaughtering the East German protesters, following the example set by the Chinese in Tiananmen Square. Fan analysis of the real-life analogues for the experiments/abuses depicted in the series, including some actually perpetrated under the Communist bloc, can be found here and here.
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Let Them Die Happy
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Let Them Die Happy: Defied. At the brink of death, Roberto asks Johan to "show him the landscape of the doomsday." Johan stares gloomily at his shoes and replies, "You can't see it."
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A Day in the Limelight
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A Day in the Limelight: Very frequent. Chances are, if you're a side character in this series, you'll get your "very own episode" or your "very own series arc". Also an Inverted Trope, in that the title character (if that's how you see Johan, anyway) gets comparatively little air time.
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Public Secret Message
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Public Secret Message: A former college classmate needs to get in touch with Tenma, so he puts an ad in the paper that simply says "Let's discuss our memories of cheating" (on tests). Lunge figures it out pretty easily.
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Evil Is Not a Toy
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Evil Is Not a Toy: So many people try to take advantage and use Johan's evilness for their own means. They all find out, far too late, just how evil Johan is.
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It's for a Book
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It's for a Book: He just wants to interview you, Detective Braun! Richard really should have known better than to fall for that line too, considering that he already suspected Johan of being a murderer and Johan introduced himself by name. Someone with that kind of critical information shouldn't allow the person they suspect of being a killer anywhere near them, no matter what story the person uses.
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Tempting Apple
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Tempting Apple: Johan gives Schubert an apple to convince him that the woodland of his younger days is still there. In the short run, this ingratiates himself with him; in the long run, if he ever finds out otherwise it's likely to contribute into Johan's favourite trick of driving people to suicide.
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It's Personal
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It's Personal: Dr. Tenma views his pursuit of Johan this way, evidenced by his constant refusal of the help of his friends and subsequent declaration that he must be the one to kill him. It's arguably even more personal for Nina, what with Johan being her twin brother and having killed her foster parents. Repeatedly.
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My God, What Have I Done?
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My God, What Have I Done?: Bonaparta, after Grimmer's death. Tenma, after he realized what he brought back into the world when he saved Johan and when he thinks he killed Roberto. Milch, when the guards carrying him and Tenma to prison run over his brother, who was supposed to pretend collapsing on the road in front of the car like Milch had taught him in order to aid their escape.
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Dogged Nice Guy
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Dogged Nice Guy: Lotte is a gender-flipped example. Unfortunately for her, Karl is pretty damn oblivious and she suffers quite a bit over her relationship woes (or the lack of). Jan Suk plays the trope straight, though it's brutually subverted in the fact that the sweet girl that he's been crushing on turns out to be Johan in disguise. There's also Lipsky, who seems to have a thing for Nina, but he ends up in a happy relationship with someone else in Another Monster.
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Stern Chase
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Stern Chase
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Wouldn't Hurt a Child
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Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Yeah, right.
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Sexy Discretion Shot
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Sexy Discretion Shot: Five minutes into the first episode, Eva lies on top of Tenma and suggests they have sex before the camera pans to the window of their apartment. It's the first and last one in the series.
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Point That Somewhere Else
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Point That Somewhere Else
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Enfant Terrible
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Enfant Terrible: While there are various Freudian Excuses given as to why Johan is so incredibly vile and wretched, the most plausible theory out of all of them is that Johan was simply born evil.
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Good Doc, Bad Doc
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Good Doc, Bad Doc: Preludingly, "Good Doc" Tenma has a moral, blunt face-off over the phone with his "Bad Doc" boss about operating on patients in the order of their arrival; Tenma, after hanging up and against his boss's wishes, follows his conscience and operates on the first patient to arrive, rather than the city mayor. The mayor dies and the first patient lives. Consequentially, his boss demotes him with the guarantee of a plateaued career. Tenma, furious (after having lost his fiance simultaneously), names his "Bad Doc" boss as the worst kind of doctor and declares that "a man like that isn't fit to live". His patient, the one whom he preferred because of order of entry, overhears his saviour's honest confession, and kills his boss on his behalf.
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Joker Immunity
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Joker Immunity: In Another Monster, Johan is revealed to be alive three years after the events of Monster.
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Only Known by Their Nickname
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Only Known by Their Nickname: Mafia boss "The Baby." Roberto is only known as such for the majority of the series; the audience eventually learns his name when it is revealed to some characters, but no one bothers to tell him. The twins' real names are revealed to Tenma, but never to the audience; it's not known whether they learn their own names themselves, given that at that point it doesn't matter anymore.
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Your Approval Fills Me with Shame
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Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: "But you're special, Doctor Tenma. You saved my life. You're like a father to me... I'm really glad I was able to pay you back... All I did was grant your wish." Cue Tenma's Heroic BSoD.
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Commie Land
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Commie Land: Much of the story can be traced to communist East Germany and Czechoslovakia.
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Not So Stoic
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Not So Stoic: Out of all people, thanks in part to his Character Development, Lunge gets angry when Roberto starts talking about his failed marriage and how his grandchild doesn't even know his biological grandfather. . Also, Lunge gets very giddy when he learns that Tenma saved his life. A third one by Lunge bringing a beer to Grimmer's grave as they promised each other in a heartfelt moment, and informing his fellow mourners that he was able to gain contact with his estranged daughter and grandson by email, even recognizing that they barely knew each other at all to begin with. Grimmer has great difficulty properly expressing emotion, always asking himself what is the appropriate response for this situation. But after watching one of his boys turning towards the dark side, he breaks down and cries, in genuine sorrow and worry.
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Meganekko
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Meganekko: Lotte Frank.
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Tyke-Bomb
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Tyke-Bomb: Aiming to build Super Soldiers can backfire on everyone involved not just the subjects, though they tend to get off least lightly.
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Soundtrack Dissonance
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Soundtrack Dissonance: The second ending, when used after a particularly Tear Jerker-y or dramatic scene.
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Harmful to Minors
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Harmful to Minors: Sprouting from his vicious childhood, Johan will subject any minor he can to as-near-to-the-same childhood that he suffered.
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Near-Villain Victory
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Near-Villain Victory: Johan almost completes his plan in getting Dr. Tenma to shoot and kill him and thus corrupting him.
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Myth Arc
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Myth Arc: It is the re-acquisition and destruction of Johan and the premature cessation of all of his schemes.
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Chekhov's Skill
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Chekhov's Skill: Dr. Reichwein is shown on the jogging track of an indoor gym while mulling over a case. This helps when he chases after two youngsters at a dead sprint. He is also seen nagging his secretary to remember to lock the office door on her way out. When an unknown man enters later, a quick glance at the lock confirms that he is an intruder, buying him a few precious minutes to plan his escape.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Everyone every time something happens.
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What Beautiful Eyes!
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What Beautiful Eyes!: Roberto telling Nina, "You have beautiful eyes. Just like Johan's..."
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For the Evulz
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For the Evulz: Johan is a deconstruction of this. His utter lack of humanity is such that it's hard to tell if he even has any amusement out of being evil, no matter how extensive his plan, and at one point he even says he could stop if he wants but doesn't wants to in a way that makes him sound like even being evil is boring for him (but he's already spent so much of his life being a "monster", so what the hell?). So while men like The Joker are evil because they "just want to watch the world burn", Johan is so far beyond giving a damn for even that.
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Film Noir
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Film Noir: It borrows a few elements every once in awhile.
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Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For: In oh, so many ways. Let's count 'em: Be careful wishing your boss and his cronies would drop dead out loud — it'll cost you if a certain young boy is in the room when you do it. Wishing to find out what happened to your twin sibling when you were separated can go very badly wrong for both of you with massive psychological damage. Wanting to start World War III by finding a charismatic leader with skills? Be careful with that thought... Wishing to have a saviour to jump in and smash the bad guys who are hurting you and your friends can turn you into something amazing and awesome... but, also downright scary when you have no clue how you did what you did.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: The patient in episodes 3 and 4. The former has him run straight into traffic without hesitation, while the latter has him run into an unlit area at night. After seeing a security guard fall down dead. While there's someone really nasty trying to kill him. Surprise surprise, this patient is promptly found and horribly killed. Not to mention Tenma and Johan are having an extended conversation for about five minutes, while the patient just sits there the whole time waiting to be gunned down. Granted, running might not have done him much good, but anything's better than just sitting there. Richard Braun decides it's a good idea to go out drinking with his lead suspect (who introduced himself by name) without telling anyone. He follows this up by following said suspect up to an abandoned rooftop in the middle of the night, while shouting, "I know what you're up to, kid!" Needless to say, it ends badly. In the last chapters, Tenma tells a lady to stay where she is, a safe place during a shooting, but she abandons that area and gets shot.
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Villain Episode
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Villain Episode: The Baby gets one of these just before he gets killed.
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Maybe Ever After
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Maybe Ever After: Do Lotte and Karl get together after all? How about Tenma and Nina? Sure seems like there's interest on both parts near the end, but there's no clear answer aside from the subtext.
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Sadistic Choice
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Johan is born from a eugenics experiment, with his father implied to have been killed soon after his birth. He and his sister grow up rather isolated, before Bonaparta makes his mother choose who to give up, with her reaction seriously messing him up. His mother is taken away as well, leaving him alone in the house with only Bonaparta's books for company. When his sister comes back and tells him what happened, Johan internalizes her experiences and thinks they happened to him. They run away together, with Johan killing anyone who tries to help them out of paranoia. They end up passing out from exhauston and starvation. Then Johan is separated from his sister again and sent to 511 Kinderheim. Aside from experiencing everything the others did there, he was drugged and feared that he would lose his memories of his sister. He ended up inducing everyone else into a riot to escape. He gets reunited with his sister, and they're sent to live with the Lieberts, only for Bonaparta to show up one night. Johan is convinced that he is there to harm them, and ends up shooting the Lieberts dead. When his sister discovers this, he asks her to shoot him. She does, and it's later implied that he may have turned out different had she not done so.
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Cool Guns
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Cool Guns: Nina's use of the four-barreled COP derringer.
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Hard Truth Aesop
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Hard Truth Aesop: In-universe, Franz Bonaparta's books deliberately contain plenty of these like, "Sometimes you're simply screwed no matter which choice you take."
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Roberto favors this approach when it comes to Nina, Tenma, or anyone in Johan's way, but apparently gets overruled.
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Slasher Smile
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Slasher Smile: While he rarely ever shows emotion, right before he asks Richard if he would like a drink, Johan makes one of the most sadistic slasher smiles imaginable once he realizes that he's broken Richard. Heinemann smiles in that way many times. Roberto, in turn, rarely stops smiling.
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Incest Subtext
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Incest Subtext: Johan has quite the obsession over Nina. It doesn't help his case that she's probably the only person in the world that he cares about to the extent that people wanting Johan to join their cause have attempted to capture Nina merely because they know how important she is to him. And he's the one who sent the anonymous "romantic" emails to an initially amnesiac Nina, who thinks she's been receiving emails from her "Prince Charming."
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Good-Times Montage
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Good-Times Montage: Nina, Dieter, and Lipsky "making happy memories" in Prague.
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Suicide Dare
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Suicide Dare: Johan does this to several characters, most notably when he teaches kids to balance themselves on guardrails as a "game."
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I Have You Now, My Pretty
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I Have You Now, My Pretty: This works remarkably poorly on both female leads.
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Irony
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Irony: Just read the summary. For starters.
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Boom, Headshot!
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Boom, Headshot!: The series' favorite method of ending people. Probably justified in that most of the murders are committed by experienced killers who don't like to risk leaving anyone alive. Johan, however, manages to get shot twice in the head by two separate people, neither of whom had much firearms experience. One was a little girl, and the other was a hallucinating alcoholic. It's like his brain is a bullet magnet. A bit of shown their work on that one. Johan is supposedly The Anti-Christ, and according to some legends about The Antichrist, he is supposed to suffer two head injuries before going on his ultimate rampage. Martin mocks a guy for not shooting someone in the head. That someone was him.
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Depraved Dwarf
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Depraved Dwarf: The Baby, a dwarf and the leader of a criminal group.
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We Can Rule Together
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We Can Rule Together: You'll never guess who uses this for Unwitting Pawn bait on lesser bads.
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Yank the Dog's Chain
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Yank the Dog's Chain: It's almost a guarantee that once someone's luck turns around, they are going to be killed. Almost.
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Defusing the Tyke Bomb
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Defusing The Tykebomb: Mostly played with, though not for laughs: Tenma gets his intervention in early with Dieter, Nina attempts this retroactively with her brother, and Grimmer tries with Pedrov's boys, misguidedly as it turns out.
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Fan Disservice
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Fan Disservice: There are several instances, like when a kid searching for his mom ends up in a red light district, sees a prostitute bent over a trashcan servicing a patron, and is paid to watch. Also, Roberto, a very ugly character, who can be seen shirtless. Another being Nina in first half of the Prague arc being revealed to actually be Johan in drag.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: The central chase of Tenma owes quite a bit to The Fugitive TV series (as did the TV "Hulk" for that matter). Mr. Rosso mentions that one of his favorite films is Summertime from 1955. The professor in Nina's introductory scene is a shout out to John Houseman's character in The Great Paper Chase. The backstory of the escape artist who helps Tenma features a shoutout to The Shawshank Redemption. Johan's character also had similarity with another Johann who was involved with Nazi. Grimmer and Suk get data of tests conducted at 511 Kinderheim and a tape of an interview with Johan from a safe box numbered 2501.
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Freudian Excuse
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Freudian Excuse: Both twins suffered through many traumatic experiences, though in Johan's case it's somewhat convoluted. Played straight with many of the other Kinderheim 511 alumni - and in a frighteningly effective way, to boot.
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No Name Given
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No Name Given: So many characters that a major theme in the series is how it is not to have a name. Others live with multiple aliases. A character who goes by a nickname for the entire series dies before his real name is revealed. Johan and Nina's true names were never given; Tenma learns their real names in the end, but the audience doesn't.
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This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself
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This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: Director Heinemann is the hospital equivalent, caring only about money and media attention.
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Serial Escalation
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Serial Escalation: Just how bad does a person have to be before you, the viewer, stop sympathizing with them?
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Co-Dragons
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Co-Dragons: Dr. Oppenheim and Dr. Boyer are this to Director Heinemann at the start, with Boyer also being The Starscream to Tenma.
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He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him
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He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him: Grimmer hugs Milos and starts to cry when he sees that Milos is so traumatised that he has lost all empathy and emotion. It works, because Milos's eyes flicker and lose their Thousand-Yard Stare and he returns Grimmer's hug.
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Social Services Does Not Exist
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Social Services Does Not Exist: Justified (sort of) in the Eastern Bloc sections since Bonaparta has connections in high places, but apart from the Lieberts, none of the twins' (or Johan's) foster parents appear to have gone through any formal process, or been caught, even when registering kids in school or reporting them missing to the police. Dieter chooses to stay with Tenma while on the run; Nina even suggests that he shouldn't be involved, but the damn runt is tremendously stubborn. For a while, Dieter hangs with Tenma to keep him from carrying out his assassination plot against Johan, though later, no adult that he comes across with even considers trying to do something about him.
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Orphanage of Fear
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Orphanage of Fear: Kinderheim 511.
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Orphanage of Love
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Orphanage of Love: Anna/Nina's orphanage.
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Cassandra Truth
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Cassandra Truth: Tenma has a lot of trouble getting people to believe his story.
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One-Word Title
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One-Word Title
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Debate and Switch
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Debate and Switch: Is all life equal? The only thing equal is death? Is it alright to save one, then? Do some people deserve to live more than others?
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I Wished You Were Dead
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I Wished You Were Dead: Tenma wishes the hospital director and his underlings would die, while venting to a supposedly unconscious patient. Aforementioned patient gladly obliges.
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Loads and Loads of Characters
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Loads and Loads of Characters: The last half of the manga collections include flowcharts with running updates to help you keep track of who's who and how they're related.
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What the Hell, Hero?
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What the Hell, Hero?: The Turkish man's wife rebukes Tenma because he could have saved his husband, who arrived earlier and should have priority because of that. Lunge disapproves that Gillen and Tenma had cheated on an exam and scolds mildly the former.
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Tastes Like Friendship
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Tastes Like Friendship: Repeatedly, almost to the point of Food Porn, fortunately at a reasonable distance from the horror, and with an eclectic range of cuisines. Also used as a connection with others, rejection of nihilism, or undergoing a Heel–Face Turn. Bad guys are rarely shown enjoying food, and if they do, they tend to be weird about it. Tenma's favorite meal is a sandwich, and is so because of Nina; even Dieter learns to prepare them and tells Nina that the sandwiches are Tenma's favorite.
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Zen Survivor
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Zen Survivor: There's a nod to this trope in Rosso, Wolf, and other minor characters, though it's never fully played straight.
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Absence of Evidence
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Absence of Evidence: Johan's crime scenes are devoid of feeling. In one arc, this enables Lunge to determine that a certain murder was committed by a copycat and not Johan.
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Surprisingly Good English
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Surprisingly Good English: The German and Czech words and names are mostly accurate.
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The Patient Has Left the Building
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The Patient Has Left the Building: Johan is supposed to be in bed after brain surgery for a while, but Johan sneaks out and takes his sister with him. This however gets on a later stage with the locksmith, which becomes the first victim we see Johan execute in the series (the doctors he murdered are on another issue, that is indirect and as a "favor" to Tenma).
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Ship Tease
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Ship Tease: The subtext between Tenma and Nina.
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Chekhov's Gunman
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Chekhov's Gunman: Wim's father, who is introduced as nothing more than Ruhenheim's town drunk, is the one who ends up shooting Johan, thereby saving Tenma from the Sadistic Choice of either abandoning his ideals or watching Wim die.
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Despair Event Horizon
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Despair Event Horizon: Tenma comes close to hitting this by the end of the second episode. It doesn't get much better from there. Nina comes perilously close near the end, to the point that Tenma has to talk her out of suicide.
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Alone with the Psycho
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Alone with the Psycho: Happens quite often in this series.
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Translation Convention
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Translation Convention: Japanese stands in for mostly German; on other occasions it stands in for English, Czech, maybe French, and Latin. This is particularly weird in a scene where Dieter, who only speaks German, needs Tenma to translate what a British couple is saying, even though we hear them all speaking the same language. You'd also notice that there's an awful lot of locals in Prague, Czech Republic, who apparently speak fluent German (if not all of them).
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Hero Killer
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Hero Killer: Roberto: if there is a named character in the same space as he, two-times-out-of-three he will kill them. Also, Johan (of course), who guarantees that Anyone Can Die.
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Who Would Want to Watch Us?
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Who Would Want to Watch Us?: "Go write a book about it. Won't sell, though."
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Care-Bear Stare
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Care-Bear Stare: Tenma. Also done by Grimmer, including on Lunge, of all people. Nina, when not in a bad mood. Dieter's is a major one, and undoes Johan-induced damage.
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Kill Him Already!
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Kill Him Already!: When it's the villain who says it, you're in for a treat.
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Expy
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Expy: A few characters are based on members of Osamu Tezuka's "Star System". The most obvious is Dr. Reichwein, who is a clear homage to beloved Tezuka character Shansaku Ban, right down to his trademark moustache. Johan also has too many similarities to Yuki Michio from Tezuka's suspense-thriller MW to be coincidence. Dr. Tenma shares his name with Astro Boy's creator, although he's actually closer to Black Jack. Urasawa would later go on to create Pluto, a remake of a story arc from the Astro Boy series. It would seem that this series has characters resembling to their counterparts from Halloween. Tenma is Loomis, Johan is Michael, and Nina is Laurie.
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HULK MASH!-Up
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HULK MASH!-Up: A double example, as there's an in-universe expy of The Hulk named "The Magnificent Steiner" who had a TV series starring an ordinary man who would be overtaken by rage and turn into a super strong beast. The second example is Wolfgang Grimmer who had a second personality based upon the fictional Magnificent Steiner where he would become extraordinarily violent in a mundane version of Hulking Out.
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Hate Sink
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Hate Sink: Tenma's superiors at the start, Blue Sophie, and Inspector Zemen, among others.
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Only a Flesh Wound
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Only a Flesh Wound: Mostly averted. A few people escape shots to the shoulder, but gut and thigh wounds kill several people. Averted when a character's shoulder's shot which cripples his arm for the rest of the series. Johan gets shot in the head TWICE and gets away with little neurological damage the first time; not known the second time, though.
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Talking to the Dead
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Talking to the Dead: Quite a few times, though sometimes, the person addressed is just hiding. Sometimes accompanied by Libation for the Dead, or (guess who?) setting something on fire.
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Rousseau Was Right
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Rousseau Was Right: Tenma's conclusion, and arguably that of the series itself.
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Dirty Cop
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The same goes for Detective Patera, when he tries hitting on "Anna" at the bar...
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Tenma ultimately becomes a fugitive because the young boy whose life he saved murders those with whom he's connected.
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One Steve Limit
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One Steve Limit: Averted. The series gives us three Martins and two Ottos. And two Adolfs.
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Heroic Self-Deprecation
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Heroic Self-Deprecation: This is what makes Lunge suspicious when he first meets Tenma. When he praises Tenma's surgical skill, Tenma modestly says he still has a long way to go. Lunge interprets this as Tenma deceptively downplaying his abilities. To make it worse, Tenma repeats the same line when he meets Lunge again nine years later.
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"World of Cardboard" Speech: At one point in the anime, Lunge holds Tenma at gunpoint and tells him how he (mistakenly) arrived at the conclusion that he is the killer, one of the points of his reasoning being that, since Tenma is a surgeon, Lunge expects him to be gifted with the exact type of cold efficiency he reads in the killer's M.O.. Tenma immediately denies that, underlining that bearing the reponsability of life and death over his patients makes him anything but cold.
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Redemption Equals Death
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Redemption Equals Death: Muller, one of the cops who killed Nina's foster parents.
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Rare Guns
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Rare Guns: Tenma uses one of the rarest guns in existence—a one-off prototype sniper rifle which was turned down by the German army for being too expensive. Because the gun never got past the prototype stage, it was never given a true name. He never fires it at anyone and it is presumably destroyed in the library fire.
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Inspector Javert
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Inspector Javert: Lunge, to the point where he takes a vacation to search for Tenma, at least while he thinks that Tenma is guilty, only to finally come to the realization that Johan was the mastermind behind all the murders.
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Hollywood Psych
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Hollywood Psych: Mostly averted, but some questionable approaches to both theory and security are left in place even when officially rejected, e.g. on the issues of dissociative identity disorder, recovered memories, hypnosis, Epiphany Therapy and inferring psychology from physiognomy. Also, "Transcendental Criminal Psychology", Dr. Gillen?
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EarnYourHappyEnding
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Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite almost setting itself up for a Downer Ending, most of the surviving characters definitely end up with this. Lunge gets back in touch with his daughter, Dieter seems to be living happily with Dr. Reichwein, Nina is well on her way to becoming a successful lawyer, and Tenma has joined Doctors Without Borders. Eva kicks her problems and seems to get her life back in order. Even Johan, depending on what you consider a "happy ending", gets one.
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_f64a9cf7
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Murder Is the Best Solution
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comment
Murder Is the Best Solution: This is deconstructed throughout the story, but played straight at the very beginning when Johan saves Tenma's career by killing those who were keeping him down.
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_f6b30338
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Bastard Understudy
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comment
Bastard Understudy: Christof to Johan. At the very least, Peter Čapek and the organization he represents may have aspirations to mold Christof into this as a substitute for Johan if the latter proves too unwieldy for them, but according to Christof, the joke is on them, since Christof was merely using the organization to arrange a reintroduction with Johan for himself.
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Monster (Manga) / int_f74f567f
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The Power of Friendship
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The Power of Friendship: Both played straight and mind-bendingly subverted, depending on who's in the scene.
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-0.3
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_faece9aa
 Monster (Manga) / int_fb378c33
type
Oktoberfest
 Monster (Manga) / int_fb378c33
comment
Oktoberfest: Notable for being completely avoided. Monster is one of the most realistic portrayals of post-reunification Germany found in non-German fiction.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fb378c33
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fb378c33
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You Killed My Father
 Monster (Manga) / int_fb6b207f
comment
It's arguably even more personal for Nina, what with Johan being her twin brother and having killed her foster parents. Repeatedly.
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fb6b207f
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type
Young Conqueror
 Monster (Manga) / int_fd1f1963
comment
Young Conqueror: Johan has all the qualifications, but rather than changing the world, he wants to destroy it, just because he can.
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fd1f1963
 Monster (Manga) / int_fd4f8299
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Well-Intentioned Extremist
 Monster (Manga) / int_fd4f8299
comment
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Lawyer and his friend.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fd4f8299
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1.0
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featureConfidence
1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fd4f8299
 Monster (Manga) / int_fdc1e848
type
Will They or Won't They?
 Monster (Manga) / int_fdc1e848
comment
Will They or Won't They?: Between Nina leaning on Tenma every two panels and Tenma telling Nina that he has nothing to live for without her, it's definitely there. Even if you're disturbed by the age difference. To a lesser extent, Karl and Lotte. Regarding Tenma and Nina, after what they've been through together, one is left not really caring about the age difference anyway. In the end Nina is ecstatic when she hears that Tenma is coming back to Germany.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fdc1e848
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fdc1e848
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe0330fb
type
Brick Joke
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe0330fb
comment
Used earlier as an incredibly black brick joke after Tenma complains of the politics of his hospital to a supposedly unconscious ten-year-old Johan.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe0330fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe0330fb
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Monster (Manga) / int_fe0330fb
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe64d5a1
type
Evil Is Petty
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe64d5a1
comment
Evil Is Petty: Heinemann is all over this. He sabotages Tenma's career purely out of spite, and orders him to be discharged from caring for Johan because he doesn't want Tenma getting the media attention it would bring.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fe64d5a1
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fe64d5a1
 Monster (Manga) / int_fed07537
type
Mighty Whitey
 Monster (Manga) / int_fed07537
comment
Mighty Whitey: Japanese Dr. Tenma is the youngest and most skilled surgeon in a German hospital, goes about inspiring and being generally morally infallible as he travels around Eastern Europe.
 Monster (Manga) / int_fed07537
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_fed07537
 Monster (Manga) / int_ff7f34c5
type
Pet the Dog
 Monster (Manga) / int_ff7f34c5
comment
Pet the Dog: Eva has a straight moment, while Johan loves to subvert this for all it's worth. Roberto has a retroactive one.
 Monster (Manga) / int_ff7f34c5
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1.0
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1.0
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Monster (Manga) / int_ff7f34c5
 Monster (Manga) / int_ffad4e9f
type
Shown Their Work
 Monster (Manga) / int_ffad4e9f
comment
Shown Their Work: The operation scenes are largely accurate, and the renderings of Germany and the Czech Republic are extremely faithful.
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1.0
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A Handful for an Eye / int_c6dbe98e
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Adrenaline Makeover / int_c6dbe98e
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All Are Equal in Death / int_c6dbe98e
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All Take and No Give / int_c6dbe98e
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Always a Bigger Fish / int_c6dbe98e
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Amnesiac Dissonance / int_c6dbe98e
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Apologetic Attacker / int_c6dbe98e
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Art Major Biology / int_c6dbe98e
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Bad Samaritan / int_c6dbe98e
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Badass Mustache / int_c6dbe98e
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Badass Pacifist / int_c6dbe98e
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Batman Grabs a Gun / int_c6dbe98e
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Battle Butler / int_c6dbe98e
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Battle in the Rain / int_c6dbe98e
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Be All My Sins Remembered / int_c6dbe98e
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Beast and Beauty / int_c6dbe98e
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Beauty Is Bad / int_c6dbe98e
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Being Tortured Makes You Evil / int_c6dbe98e
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Beware the Honest Ones / int_c6dbe98e
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Bishōnen / int_c6dbe98e
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Bitch in Sheep's Clothing / int_c6dbe98e
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Bored with Insanity / int_c6dbe98e
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Busman's Holiday / int_c6dbe98e
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But Not Too Foreign / int_c6dbe98e
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Cain and Abel / int_c6dbe98e
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Cassandra Did It / int_c6dbe98e
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Cast as a Mask / int_c6dbe98e
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Cast of Snowflakes / int_c6dbe98e
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Cheerful Child / int_c6dbe98e
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Chekhov's Boomerang / int_c6dbe98e
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Chronic Hero Syndrome / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Clear My Name / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Coitus Uninterruptus / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Combat Medic / int_c6dbe98e
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Comic-Book Fantasy Casting / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Commie Land / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Cooldown Hug / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Creepy Crossdresser / int_c6dbe98e
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Creepy Doll / int_c6dbe98e
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Cry Laughing / int_c6dbe98e
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Dead Person Impersonation / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Defensive Failure / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Defusing the Tyke Bomb / int_c6dbe98e
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Deliberately Monochrome / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Denying the Dead Parent's Sins / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Depraved Bisexual / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Despair Gambit / int_c6dbe98e
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Devil in Plain Sight / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Dirty Harriet / int_c6dbe98e
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Dissonant Serenity / int_c6dbe98e
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Divide and Conquer / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Don't Split Us Up / int_c6dbe98e
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Doomed Appointment / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Driven to Madness / int_c6dbe98e
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Driving Question / int_c6dbe98e
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Drowning My Sorrows / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Dull Surprise / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Eating the Eye Candy / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Evil Genius / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Evil Is Sexy / int_c6dbe98e
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Evil Uncle / int_c6dbe98e
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Evolving Credits / int_c6dbe98e
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Excellent Judge of Character / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Expository Hairstyle Change / int_c6dbe98e
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Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Fake Kill Scare / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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False Reassurance / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Fat Slob / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Fiction 500 / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Film Noir / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Fingore / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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First-Episode Spoiler / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Forgets to Eat / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Four Eyes, Zero Soul / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Fractured Fairy Tale / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Freak Out / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Game-Breaking Injury / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Genre Throwback / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Gentle Giant / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Good-Times Montage / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Grew a Spine / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Half-Identical Twins / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Hates Everyone Equally / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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He Knows Too Much / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Heroic Vow / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Herr Doktor / int_c6dbe98e
 HideyukiTanaka
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
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Humble Hero / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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I Know Your True Name / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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I Miss Mom / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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I Never Told You My Name / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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I Owe You My Life / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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In Love with Your Carnage / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Intelligence = Isolation / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Interrupted Suicide / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Kavorka Man / int_c6dbe98e
 KeithSilverstein
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Kidnapped Doctor / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Killing Intent / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Literal Genie / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Long Song, Short Scene / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Loser Son of Loser Dad / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Lower-Deck Episode / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Mad Love / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Magnetic Hero / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Mainstream Obscurity / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Malicious Slander / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Maybe Ever After / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Messianic Archetype / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Mighty Whitey / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Miles to Go Before I Sleep / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Mind Game Ship / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Mirrored Confrontation Shot / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Mistress and Servant Boy / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Monster Sob Story / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Monstrous Cannibalism / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Moral Sociopathy / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Murder by Suicide / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Murder the Hypotenuse / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Musical Nod / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Nerves of Steel / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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New Parent Nomenclature Problem / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
No Sense of Humor / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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No Yay / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Noblewoman's Laugh / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Noisy Guns / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Non-Action Guy / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Not Quite the Right Thing / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Oktoberfest / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Omniscient Database / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Once More, with Clarity! / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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One World Order / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Or Was It a Dream? / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Orphanage of Fear / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Out-Gambitted / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Pillars of Moral Character / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Poisonous Friend / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Polar Opposite Twins / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Pretty Little Headshots / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Prison Escape Artist / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Professional Killer / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Psycho Psychologist / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Psycho Supporter / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Psychological Horror / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Psychological Thriller / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter" / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Railing Kill / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Re-Release Soundtrack / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Resentful Guardian / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Retirony / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Returning the Wedding Ring / int_c6dbe98e
 ReubenLangdon
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Rousseau Was Right / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Sadist / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Selective Obliviousness / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Shame If Something Happened / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Shocking Voice Identity Reveal / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Shoot Him! He Has a... Wallet / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Silent Scapegoat / int_c6dbe98e
 Sliding Scale of Anime Obscurity
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Sociopathic Hero / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Soft-Spoken Sadist / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Start of Darkness / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Straw Nihilist / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Suicide by Cop / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Suicide for Others' Happiness / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Super Doc / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Super Soldier / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Sympathy for the Devil / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Tagalong Kid / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Tagalong Reporter / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Take Back Your Gift / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Taking Over the Town / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Tampering with Food and Drink / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Tears of Remorse / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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The Abridged Series / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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The Drifter / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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The End of the World as We Know It / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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The End... Or Is It? / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
The Farmer and the Viper / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
The Fettered / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
The Ophelia / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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The Patient Has Left the Building / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
The Spook / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Those Wacky Nazis / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Thriller / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Throw the Book at Them / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
'Tis Only a Bullet in the Brain / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Tomato in the Mirror / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Tricked to Death / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
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Troubling Unchildlike Behavior / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Twincest / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Übermensch / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Ultimate Universe / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Underdressed for the Occasion / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Unsettling Gender Reveal / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Villain-Based Franchise / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Villainous Incest / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Weapon Stomp / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
What Beautiful Eyes! / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
When She Smiles / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
When You Coming Home, Dad? / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
/ int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Who Would Want to Watch Us? / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Wicked Cultured / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Wrongful Accusation Insurance / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Yank the Dog's Chain / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness / int_c6dbe98e
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Young Conqueror / int_c6dbe98e
 MarchStory
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
 MonsterAbridged
seeAlso
Monster (Manga)
 Monster (Manga)
hasFeature
Teach Me How To Fight / int_c6dbe98e
 monster
sameAs
Monster (Manga)