History Characters / DieHard

3rd Sep '16 12:40:05 AM Michael_McManus
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* GeniusBruiser: He's an excellent detective, and a devil in a fight.



* GrumpyOldMan: As of the fourth movie.



* BadassInANiceSuit: Very well dressed, he even identifies Takagi's suit as ''John Phillips, London'' (Gruber has two himself, so he claims).

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Very well dressed, he dressed. He even identifies Takagi's suit as ''John (the fictional) John Phillips, London'' (Gruber has two himself, so he claims).London.


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* BondVillainStupidity: See below. He has the drop on [=McClane=] and a rifle to his head, and has made it clear that he just wants [=McClane=] dead. Rather than blow his head off, Karl ''lets [=McClane=] knock his gun away'', leading to a fistfight [[spoiler:which Karl loses. Bonus points - if Karl had just shot [=McClane=] then and there, their plan to blow the hostages would've worked, and he and the remaining thieves would've been able to split $640 million between the six of them.]] Whoops. This is probably justified through ItsPersonal.
18th Aug '16 3:38:45 PM Michael_McManus
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* ActionHero: Action films, action hero.

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* ActionHero: Action films, action hero.Whilst [=McClane's=] [[GuileHero ability to think on his feet]] is his strongest assett, he's not afraid to get his hands dirty.


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* SirSwearsALot: Outside of his catchphrase, he spends a lot of time cursing, blaspheming, and insulting people. Oddly enough, it seems to be a JustifiedTrope - he's only vulgar during high stress crisis situations, and seems reasonably soft spoken when off duty.
15th Aug '16 4:53:00 AM Michael_McManus
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* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. Karl and Marco both pass up excellent chances to kill [=McClane=] (Karl due to it being [[ItsPersonal personal,]], Marco due to BondVillainStupidity]]), which causes the whole plan to become undone.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. Karl and Marco both pass up excellent chances to kill [=McClane=] (Karl due to it being [[ItsPersonal personal,]], personal,]] Marco due to BondVillainStupidity]]), BondVillainStupidity), which causes the whole plan to become undone.
15th Aug '16 4:51:59 AM Michael_McManus
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* NearVillainVictory: Apart from a few hiccups, his heist ''almost'' goes to plan [[spoiler: if not for [=McClane=] chasing the hostages downstairs from the roof.]]



* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. If it wasn't for Karl ignoring his instructions to lock [=McClane=] in the ventilation shafts and Marco's BondVillainStupidity, his plan would have worked perfectly. Of course, since John escaped into the vents (now he knows what a TV dinner feels like), it might not have mattered even if Karl had locked John in.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. If it wasn't for Karl ignoring his instructions and Marco both pass up excellent chances to lock kill [=McClane=] in (Karl due to it being [[ItsPersonal personal,]], Marco due to BondVillainStupidity]]), which causes the ventilation shafts and Marco's BondVillainStupidity, his whole plan would have worked perfectly. Of course, since John escaped into the vents (now he knows what a TV dinner feels like), it might not have mattered even if Karl had locked John in.to become undone.



* WorthyOpponent: Is the only one among the terrorists who takes [=McClane=] seriously.

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* WorthyOpponent: Is one of the only one among the few terrorists who takes [=McClane=] seriously.
15th Aug '16 1:38:59 AM Michael_McManus
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* GuileHero: His ability to think on his feet, adapt to his environment, and play mindgames with his opponents is what keeps him in the game.



* OneManArmy" [[TropesAreTools Done very well in the first film,]] where he compensates for being outnumbered and outgunned by using hit-and-run tactics, psychological warfare, and crafty thinking to save the day. It's played much straighter in the other films, however.

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* OneManArmy" OneManArmy: [[TropesAreTools Done very well in the first film,]] where he compensates for being outnumbered and outgunned by using hit-and-run tactics, psychological warfare, and crafty thinking to save the day. It's played much straighter in the other films, however.
5th Aug '16 6:22:52 AM k410ren
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* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. If it wasn't for Karl ignoring his instructions to lock [=McClane=] in the ventilation shafts and Marco's BondVillainStupidity, his plan would have worked perfectly.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. If it wasn't for Karl ignoring his instructions to lock [=McClane=] in the ventilation shafts and Marco's BondVillainStupidity, his plan would have worked perfectly. Of course, since John escaped into the vents (now he knows what a TV dinner feels like), it might not have mattered even if Karl had locked John in.



* TheQuietOne: Franco has only two lines.



* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Eddie speaks with a Southern drawl.



-->'''John''': Geronimo, motherf***!

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-->'''John''': Geronimo, motherf***!motherf***er!



* SteelEarDrums: Averted; James is seen crouching down and holding his ears when Alexander fires the missile launcher.



* AcePilot: Manages to fly the plane that was transporting him through a blinding snowstorm to the ground. Later on, he flies the getaway plane that all the terrorists are on.




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* OnlyAFleshWound: Gets shot in the shoulder by John when he arrives.






* WouldHitAGirl: Slaps Lucy around a few times.



* ByTheHair: John rips out some of her hair.



--> ''John: "How you doing?"

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--> ''John: '''John''': "How you doing?"




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* WeaponOfChoice: A Heckler & Koch [=P2000=] pistol.



-->''[=McClane=]: "Jesus, is the circus in town?"''

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-->''[=McClane=]: -->'''[=McClane=]''': "Jesus, is the circus in town?"''town?"



* TheUnintelligible: Only speaks French.

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* TheUnintelligible: Only speaks French.French (which might not be good French at all considering the usual quality of French in Hollywood).
1st Aug '16 6:12:52 PM Michael_McManus
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* BondVillainStupidity: He onnly slips into this at the ''very'' end. He even inverts this, chastising Karl for trying to kill [=McClane=] rather than lock him in the ventilation shaft.

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* BondVillainStupidity: He onnly only slips into this at the ''very'' end. He even inverts this, chastising Karl for trying to kill [=McClane=] rather than lock him in the ventilation shaft.
1st Aug '16 5:19:16 PM Michael_McManus
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* TheSouthpaw: Since Bruce Willis is left handed so is he. Every single VideoGame adaptation of ''Die Hard'' tends to forget this though.

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* TheSouthpaw: Since Bruce Willis is left handed handed, so is he. Every single VideoGame adaptation of ''Die Hard'' tends to forget this though.



* BondVillainStupidity: He onnly slips into this at the ''very'' end. He even inverts this, chastising Karl for trying to kill [=McClane=] rather than lock him in the ventilation shaft.



%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Underneath this charming man in a suit is a monster [[spoiler: who would kill dozens just for a clean getaway]].
* BriefAccentImitation: He pretends to be an American hostage to trick John. The accent is very convincing.

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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Underneath this charming man in a suit is a monster [[spoiler: who would kill dozens just for a clean getaway]].
* BriefAccentImitation: He pretends to be an American hostage to trick John. The accent is very convincing.



* ColdHam: It's AlanRickman. Most of his dialogue is bombastically understated.



* SurroundedByIdiots: Hans is (in his own words) an exceptional thief, but his henchman less so. If it wasn't for Karl ignoring his instructions to lock [=McClane=] in the ventilation shafts and Marco's BondVillainStupidity, his plan would have worked perfectly.



** Franchise-wise, fans note Hans is one of the series' best villains.

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** Franchise-wise, Extends to a meta level, as fans note that Hans is one of the series' best villains.villain.



** ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Big time.



* MadeOfIron: ''Big time''.

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* MadeOfIron: ''Big time''.He can survive a ''ton'' of punishment.
1st Aug '16 1:54:49 PM k410ren
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* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].

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* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] carbine with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].[=MP5A3=] submachine gun.



* WeaponOfChoice: Both carry a [=HK94=] with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].

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* WeaponOfChoice: Both carry a [=HK94=] carbine with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].
[=MP5A3=] submachine gun.



* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].

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* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] carbine with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].
[=MP5A3=] submachine gun.



* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].

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* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] carbine with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].
[=MP5A3=] submachine gun.



* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].

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* WeaponOfChoice: A [=HK94=] carbine with a shortened barrel and converted to full-auto as a stand-in [=MP5A3=].
[=MP5A3=] submachine gun.



->'''Played By: JohnLeguizamo

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->'''Played By: By''': JohnLeguizamo


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!!Kahn
->'''Played By''': Tom Verica

* AnAxeToGrind: Uses an ax to gut the [=ILS=] landing system lines.
* TheDriver: Drives Esperanza during the snowmobile chase.
* EnemyDetectingRadar: He's the one who's manning the listening post at the airport and tells Garber that Barnes tried to set up the antenna array, leading to the crash of Windsor 114.
* NotTheIntendedUse: Kahn has an... interesting use for a fire ax. When John flees to the plane's cockpit, Kahn blocks the door with the fire ax so John can't escape.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Heckler & Koch [=MP5K=] submachine gun.


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* PipePain: Uses a pipe to kill one of Mai's henchmen by hitting him; the henchman subsequently falls into the elevator shaft.
1st Aug '16 7:19:27 AM LanceOmikron
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** Humorously, the quote is actually "Alexander of Macedon, who, upon hearing that there were other worlds, wept that he had not yet conquered on", which is more accurate to his fate and hints to more posturing.

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** Humorously, the quote is actually "Alexander of Macedon, who, upon hearing that there were other worlds, wept that he had not yet conquered on", one", which is more accurate to his fate and hints to more posturing.
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