History Characters / DieHard

7th Feb '16 3:17:52 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* GenreSavvy: Refuses to comply with Gabriel's demands even at gunpoint, knowing Gabriel will kill him regardless. It's only when he puts the gun on Lucy that he finally gives in.

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* MotorMouth: Talks about a mile a minute, which contrasts against John's more laconic nature.

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* SwordAndSorcerer: Has this dynamic with John; he often needs [=McClane=] to fend off bad guys long enough to hack into whatever Gabriel is up to, but can stall Gabriel's plans and figure out his plans in ways that non-tech-savvy [=McClane=] could not on his own. Their combination of brains and brawn save the day.
6th Feb '16 2:16:03 PM TrollBrutal
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Truly a man of his time. He likes to joke about Japan's economic dominance. ** Subverted when you listen to Hans read off Takagi's biography: it turns out Takagi is Japanese-American who was sent to an internment camp as a child during WorldWarII. His joking about Pearl Harbor was self-deprecating.
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Truly a man of his time. He likes to joke about Japan's economic dominance. ** Subverted when you listen to Hans read off Takagi's biography: it turns out Takagi is Japanese-American who Born in Japan and raised in America, he was sent to an internment camp as a child during WorldWarII. His joking WorldWarII and likes to joke about Pearl Harbor was self-deprecating.Japan's economic dominance.
17th Jan '16 8:03:50 PM LtFedora
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* XanatosSpeedChess: As soon as he runs into John [=McClane=], he's able to think on the spot to fake an American accent and pretend he's a hostage. During his tim with John, he's very observant and notices he's going barefoot. In their next shootout he takes advantage of this by having his men fire on the glass around where John is taking cover, injuring him and causing him to drop the bag with the detonator charges Hans needed.
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* XanatosSpeedChess: As soon as he runs into John [=McClane=], he's able to think on the spot to fake an American accent and pretend he's a hostage. During his tim time with John, he's very observant and notices he's going barefoot. In their next shootout he takes advantage of this by having his men fire on the glass around where John is taking cover, injuring him and causing him to drop the bag with the detonator charges Hans needed.
30th Dec '15 6:13:24 PM wittylibrarian
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* BaddieFlattery: On the receiving end. Hans Grubber compliments him on his nice John Phillips suit.
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* BaddieFlattery: On the receiving end. Hans Grubber Gruber compliments him on his nice John Phillips suit.

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* BaddieFlattery: On ** Holly quietly tries to stop him from stepping forward during the receiving end. Hans Grubber compliments him on his nice John Phillips suit.hostage-taking, as she does what she can to protect her boss.

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* BaddieFlattery: On the receiving end. ** Subverted when you listen to Hans Grubber compliments him on his nice John Phillips suit.read off Takagi's biography: it turns out Takagi is Japanese-American who was sent to an internment camp as a child during WorldWarII. His joking about Pearl Harbor was self-deprecating.
30th Dec '15 6:05:55 PM wittylibrarian
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* WorthyOpponent: Is the only one among the terrorists who takes [=McClane=] seriously. ** Franchise-wise, fans note Hans is one of the series' best villains.
21st Dec '15 11:31:31 AM RedCapLF
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* HeartbrokenBadass: He still loves his wife, even if they are not married anymore. It becomes a factor in ''Die Hard 3'' where he wants to get back with his wife, only for work to get in the way.
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* HeartbrokenBadass: He still loves his wife, Holly, even if they are not married anymore. It becomes a factor in ''Die Hard 3'' where he wants to get back with his wife, only for work to get in the way.
21st Dec '15 11:25:03 AM RedCapLF
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* {{Badass}}: The essence of the character. What made the ''Die Hard'' series stand out over other action films, especially the ones from the 1980s, was that [=McClane=] is very vulnerable. [[spoiler:Just watch his reactions with Hans, especially when he tries to talk Ellis from saying he didn't know who he was just to save Ellis' life in the first movie, or trying his best to signal the plane that Stuart was gonna crash.]] He could also barely fight when he is badly hurt, and has to relies on hiding and [[CombatPragmatist dirty tactics]] to overcome his enemies and stay alive.
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* {{Badass}}: The essence of the character. What made the ''Die Hard'' series stand out over other action films, especially the ones from the 1980s, was that [=McClane=] is very vulnerable. [[spoiler:Just watch his reactions with Hans, especially when he tries to talk convince Ellis from saying he to say they didn't know who he was each other just to save Ellis' life in the first movie, or trying his best to signal the plane that Stuart was gonna crash.]] He could also barely fight when he is badly hurt, and has had to relies rely on hiding and [[CombatPragmatist dirty tactics]] to overcome his enemies and stay alive.
21st Dec '15 11:16:56 AM RedCapLF
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His entire purpose in both films he appears in is to unintentionally cause trouble. In the first film, he makes the villains aware that the woman they've negotiated with is John's wife, thus getting a key-hostage. In the second film he's causing a massive panic on the airport that most likely injured and maybe even killed many people and tampers John's efforts.
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His entire purpose in both films he appears in is to unintentionally cause trouble. In the first film, he makes the villains aware that the woman they've negotiated with is John's wife, thus getting a key-hostage. key hostage. In the second film he's causing he causes a massive panic on in the airport that airport, most likely injured injuring and maybe even killed possibly killing many people and tampers people, as well as hampering John's efforts.efforts against the terrorists.
21st Dec '15 11:14:28 AM RedCapLF
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* {{Jerkass}}: Is obsessed with his job, insults his co-workers, is generally rude towards people, and doesn’t care if his actions cause harm or put other people into trouble.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Is obsessed with his job, insults his co-workers, is generally rude towards people, and doesn’t care if his actions cause harm or put get other people into in trouble.
21st Dec '15 11:13:53 AM RedCapLF
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* HateSink: The villains are usually cool, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy competent]] or has [[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]] or has have [[PetTheDog redeeming features]]. Richard is a [[{{Pun}} dick]] through and through and isn't even played for laughs.
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