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Ashen Victor: Motorball Diaries From The World Of Battle Angel Alita (Viz Graphic Novel)

Ashen Victor , known in Japan as Haisha ( 灰者 ) , is a futuristic manga by Yukito Kishiro , taking place in the same universe as his Battle Angel Alita series, specifically in the Scrapyard.

The story takes place before the events of Battle Angel Alita and revolves around Snev, a motorballer nicknamed the "Crash King" due to the way his races usually end. Although a promising athlete, even termed a "prodigy" by his mentors, Snev lacks the confidence to advance his career following a traumatic accident on the track six months ago.

This trend towards an increasing desire for violence on the part of the spectators is also reflected in the results of a viewer poll conducted by the owner of Team Spandau, which finds that their monitor viewers prefer to experience a crash rather than an actual motorball victory. The use of performance enhancing drugs is also becoming an accepted practice, as is shown in Dolagunov's endorsement of the nervous system accelerant "Accel" and its rising popularity. He continues to use the drug after the dissolution of Team Spandau until his retirement from motorball as a result of abusing it.

Motorball , a fictional sport played in Battle Angel Alita and Ashen Victor , and the favorite pastime of the citizens of the Scrapyard. Functionally, it serves an important role in society as it allows viewers to temporarily forget the despair of their situation. In actuality, this hyperviolent cross between Roman gladiators and speed skating relieves stress much more with violence than it does with sport. The goal is to carry a heavy motorball across the finish line, or to be the last man standing.

Motorball was created by the Factory, the link between Tiphares and the Scrapyard, to relieve violent tension in the Scrapyard. It currently continues to receive funding from the Scrapyard. However, the large amount of gambling and revenue garnered from tickets may make motorball self-sufficient at some point.

There are three methods of spectation. The most popular is a first person chair focused on a single competitor. The chair has sensory input, which allows the spectator to feel minor jolts. The second is live spectation in the arena, where fans are protected by a high gate. The last, commonly used when sensory input chairs are sold out, is a series of standing-room only monitors.

The current grand champion is the neurally enhanced cyborg Jashugan , who is so powerful that he only participates in matches with a 3-on-1 handicap and one arm removed. The participants are grouped into several divisions and can advance after certain conditions are met. Although motorballers who prefer fighting to winning tend to not meet these conditions, fighters become popular among spectators.

The motorball weighs 40 kilograms, or around 88 pounds and is 30 centimeters, or around a foot in diameter. It is heavy enough that it can slow down the fastest of competitors from their normal supersonic speeds. The motorball has several randomly activating protrusions that simulate random movement. The protrusions, and thus the movement, can be stopped by hitting a switch within the finger holes of the ball. Should the motorball be lost on a course, a new motorball will be released a predetermined distance from the finish line.

In a normal match, starting position is determined by Amidakuji , a type of random selection. The motorballers start when a stoplight turns from red to green. The motorball is then released by a launcher. Alternatively, in a smaller or special match, a smaller amount of competitors can be led by a pace car, where competition begins when the car releases the motorball itself.


Ashen Victor , known in Japan as Haisha ( 灰者 , Haisha ? ) , is a science fiction manga by Yukito Kishiro . It is set in the same universe as Battle Angel Alita but occurs several years before, around ES 571. [3] The story focuses on the sport of motorball and provides some background as to how it became the deadly and violent, yet wildly popular sport that was earlier depicted. None of the characters in Ashen Victor later appear in Battle Angel Alita .

Unlike Battle Angel Alita , Ashen Victor' s artwork is in black and white and lacks intermediate shades of grey. This has drawn comparisons to Frank Miller 's Sin City . [4]

Third League motorball player Snev is released by Team Spandau after failing to complete yet another race. After confiding to his friend, the prostitute Beretta , that he feels compelled to crash by a mysterious man who appears to him while he races, the Marathon Man , she predicts victory for him.

The owner of Team Spandau has Snev brought back after it is discovered that the monitor seat audience actually prefers to experience a crash instead of a victory. During his race, Snev recalls that he had just learned of Beretta's murder by an unknown assailant . The Marathon Man appears again and Snev is compelled to crash.

Following Snev's race, which he survived, Holmegolud , the team engineer, overhears a conversation between Koba , the team doctor, and Ben , the team manager. They mention two drugs, " Accel " and " Adam ", that were respectively tested on Dolagunov and Snev. After Snev survives an attack by Beretta's killer, an assassin for the Megil Corporation , he is met by Lorna , a prostitute and friend of Beretta's. At Holmegolud's place she passes on a message to Snev that she was to deliver in the event of her friend's death. This leads to the trio recovering a bag containing sample of Adam after Snev kills the assassin.

Prior to what turns out to be Snev's final race , the reason behind his self-destruction on the track is revealed and the incriminating evidence is sent to the Motorball Commission . During the race, Snev becomes the ballkeeper and sets a new course record, defeating Dolagunov to earn his sole career victory.

Ashen Victor , known in Japan as Haisha ( 灰者 ) , is a futuristic manga by Yukito Kishiro , taking place in the same universe as his Battle Angel Alita series, specifically in the Scrapyard.

The story takes place before the events of Battle Angel Alita and revolves around Snev, a motorballer nicknamed the "Crash King" due to the way his races usually end. Although a promising athlete, even termed a "prodigy" by his mentors, Snev lacks the confidence to advance his career following a traumatic accident on the track six months ago.

This trend towards an increasing desire for violence on the part of the spectators is also reflected in the results of a viewer poll conducted by the owner of Team Spandau, which finds that their monitor viewers prefer to experience a crash rather than an actual motorball victory. The use of performance enhancing drugs is also becoming an accepted practice, as is shown in Dolagunov's endorsement of the nervous system accelerant "Accel" and its rising popularity. He continues to use the drug after the dissolution of Team Spandau until his retirement from motorball as a result of abusing it.

Motorball , a fictional sport played in Battle Angel Alita and Ashen Victor , and the favorite pastime of the citizens of the Scrapyard. Functionally, it serves an important role in society as it allows viewers to temporarily forget the despair of their situation. In actuality, this hyperviolent cross between Roman gladiators and speed skating relieves stress much more with violence than it does with sport. The goal is to carry a heavy motorball across the finish line, or to be the last man standing.

Motorball was created by the Factory, the link between Tiphares and the Scrapyard, to relieve violent tension in the Scrapyard. It currently continues to receive funding from the Scrapyard. However, the large amount of gambling and revenue garnered from tickets may make motorball self-sufficient at some point.

There are three methods of spectation. The most popular is a first person chair focused on a single competitor. The chair has sensory input, which allows the spectator to feel minor jolts. The second is live spectation in the arena, where fans are protected by a high gate. The last, commonly used when sensory input chairs are sold out, is a series of standing-room only monitors.

The current grand champion is the neurally enhanced cyborg Jashugan , who is so powerful that he only participates in matches with a 3-on-1 handicap and one arm removed. The participants are grouped into several divisions and can advance after certain conditions are met. Although motorballers who prefer fighting to winning tend to not meet these conditions, fighters become popular among spectators.

The motorball weighs 40 kilograms, or around 88 pounds and is 30 centimeters, or around a foot in diameter. It is heavy enough that it can slow down the fastest of competitors from their normal supersonic speeds. The motorball has several randomly activating protrusions that simulate random movement. The protrusions, and thus the movement, can be stopped by hitting a switch within the finger holes of the ball. Should the motorball be lost on a course, a new motorball will be released a predetermined distance from the finish line.

In a normal match, starting position is determined by Amidakuji , a type of random selection. The motorballers start when a stoplight turns from red to green. The motorball is then released by a launcher. Alternatively, in a smaller or special match, a smaller amount of competitors can be led by a pace car, where competition begins when the car releases the motorball itself.

Ashen Victor , known in Japan as Haisha ( 灰者 ) , is a futuristic manga by Yukito Kishiro , taking place in the same universe as his Battle Angel Alita series, specifically in the Scrapyard.

The story takes place before the events of Battle Angel Alita and revolves around Snev, a motorballer nicknamed the "Crash King" due to the way his races usually end. Although a promising athlete, even termed a "prodigy" by his mentors, Snev lacks the confidence to advance his career following a traumatic accident on the track six months ago.

This trend towards an increasing desire for violence on the part of the spectators is also reflected in the results of a viewer poll conducted by the owner of Team Spandau, which finds that their monitor viewers prefer to experience a crash rather than an actual motorball victory. The use of performance enhancing drugs is also becoming an accepted practice, as is shown in Dolagunov's endorsement of the nervous system accelerant "Accel" and its rising popularity. He continues to use the drug after the dissolution of Team Spandau until his retirement from motorball as a result of abusing it.



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