History Characters / DieHard

17th Jul '16 3:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* HateSink: The villains are usually cool, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy competent]] or have [[PetTheDog redeeming features]]. Richard is a [[{{Pun}} dick]] through and through and isn't even played for laughs.

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* HateSink: The villains are usually cool, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy competent]] competent or have [[PetTheDog redeeming features]]. Richard is a [[{{Pun}} dick]] through and through and isn't even played for laughs.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Even when he apparently had [=McClane=] at his mercy, he still took the time to call Karl, Fritz and Franco to his location. This ended up paying off greatly when the gun he had turned out to be empty.
26th Jun '16 7:08:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel the first film is based on, Holly is an unpleasant person who cheats on her husband with Ellis and helped fund a hostile military takeover in Chile, killing hundreds of innocents. She's nowhere near as awful in the movies.
15th Jun '16 6:28:24 PM Doug86
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Truly a man of his time. Born in Japan and raised in America, he was sent to an internment camp as a child during WorldWarII and likes to joke about Japan's economic dominance.

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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Truly a man of his time. Born in Japan and raised in America, he was sent to an internment camp as a child during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and likes to joke about Japan's economic dominance.
30th May '16 12:26:43 PM Josef5678
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* ExperiencedProtagonist: John McClane is a seasoned New York cop.

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* ExperiencedProtagonist: John McClane [=McClane=] is a seasoned New York cop.



* FinalBoss: She is the final antagonist who the McClanes face.

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* FinalBoss: She is the final antagonist who the McClanes [=McClanes=] face.
27th May '16 12:38:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Like his brother.



* BlondGuysAreEvil



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Blonde and a bad guy.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: The only blond person in the cast and he's quite evil.
23rd May '16 3:58:44 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* {{Foil}}: To John. He too is interested in Holly, while being incredibly sleazy about it while John is more caucious. [[WrongGenreSavvy He also thinks that the villains]] [[spoiler: actually are terrorists]] and he's the one able to defure the situation while John is only making the situation worse. John on the other hand, [[GenreSavvy knows exactly what he is and what the villains are]].



* WrongGenreSavvy

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* WrongGenreSavvy
WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he can negotiate with the BigBad [[spoiler: (thinking he's a terrorist instead of pretending to be as such)]] and that John is a pesky wannabe hero making the situation worse.
23rd May '16 3:34:09 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Brief, but he's a little hesistant when Stuart orders him to manipulate the ground levels, leading to the infamous plane crash.
21st May '16 12:54:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil
10th May '16 3:44:08 PM eroock
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* SlimeBall: He is deliberately portrayed as a total sleazeball. He seems to have no moral or ethical compass, breaking many ethical journalism guidelines such as the hacking of John's files, forcing his way into their family home, and broadcasting their children without consent. In fact, his Editor doesn't even seem to like him.
10th May '16 3:42:27 PM eroock
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* SacrificialLion: The big-shot of the Nakatomi building and a decent guy. He puts up some resistance and his death shows that the terrorists mean business.

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* SacrificialLion: SacrificialLamb: The big-shot of the Nakatomi building and a decent guy. He puts up some resistance and his death shows that the terrorists mean business.
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