History Characters / IndependenceDay

1st Jul '16 2:49:05 PM Troper251
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With General Grey. In the sequel, though he's hellbent on taking the stand, he still pauses and salutes the elderly Grey when he sees him.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With General Grey. In the sequel, though he's hellbent on taking the stand, he still pauses and salutes to aknowledge the elderly Grey when he sees him.



* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler:"Happy 4th of July!"]]

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* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler:"Happy [[spoiler:"On behalf of the people of earth, happy 4th of July!"]]



* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Whitmore's sacrifice fails to kill the Queen, as he had hoped to do. [[SubvertedTrope However, he does succeed in destroying her personal ship and forcing her into the open, where she is vulnerable and eventually killed]]]].

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* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Whitmore's sacrifice fails to kill the Queen, as he had hoped to do. [[SubvertedTrope However, he does succeed in destroying her personal ship ship, weakening her personal shield, and forcing her into the open, where she is vulnerable and eventually killed]]]].
1st Jul '16 12:05:59 PM LtFedora
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Jasmine thinks she's in an 1980s Creator/StevenSpielberg alien movie, where the aliens are nice and helpful. Instead she's in a 1990s Creator/RolandEmmerich alien movie, where the aliens evil and destroy everything.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Jasmine thinks she's in an 1980s Creator/StevenSpielberg alien movie, where the aliens are nice and helpful. Instead she's in a 1990s Creator/RolandEmmerich alien movie, where the aliens are evil and destroy everything.
1st Jul '16 10:44:55 AM Avenging-Hobbits
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1st Jul '16 10:43:04 AM Avenging-Hobbits
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Looks like someone picked up the phone and answered."]]
30th Jun '16 12:16:24 PM igordebraga
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* WalkingSpoiler: [[SirNotAppearingOnThisTrailer The promotional campaign did all it could to avert revealing Sphere]], with reason.
28th Jun '16 1:37:53 PM AzureOwl
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* FrontlineGeneral: When [[spoiler:the Sphere's presence on Earth]] is detected, she personally leads the assault on Area 51.
28th Jun '16 7:12:16 AM The10thGeek
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!!The Aliens

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!!The AliensAliens / "Harvesters"



[[folder: The Alien Queen]]
!!The Alien Queen

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[[folder: The Alien Harvester Queen]]
!!The Alien Harvester Queen
26th Jun '16 7:06:37 PM igordebraga
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%%* MilitaryMaverick

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%%* MilitaryMaverick* MilitaryMaverick: Which is how he manages to survive terrible battles and eventually get sent to pilot a modified alien ship.



[[caption-width-right:350:''"They like to get the landmarks."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"They [[caption-width-right:350:''"[[MonumentalDamage They like to get the landmarks."'']]
]]"'']]



%%* JewishAndNerdy: His nerdiness ends up serving him well by allowing him to save the world.

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%%* * JewishAndNerdy: His nerdiness ends up serving him well by allowing him to save the world.world. And he even pushes his father back to Judaism.



%%* WorkingWithTheEx

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%%* WorkingWithTheEx* WorkingWithTheEx: Given ex-wife Constance is his contact to the President...



%%* WorkingWithTheEx

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%%* WorkingWithTheEx* WorkingWithTheEx: Is forced to bring David and his discoveries to the president.



%%* FourStarBadass: Hell yeah.

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%%* * FourStarBadass: Hell yeah.yeah. Even became President after Whitmore.



* StraightGay

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* StraightGayStraightGay: The sequel reveals he had a relationship with one of his scientist partners.



* DaChief: At least for Jake and Charlie.



* HotBlooded

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* HotBloodedHotBlooded: And one who's always getting into trouble.



* CunningLinguist: Is studying how the aliens communicate, specially regarding the traces left on humans.



%%* BumblingDad

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%%* BumblingDad* BumblingDad: At first his children are ashamed of him. Then he goes into battle [[RedemptionEqualsDeath and gets their respect back.]]



* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: "Hello, boys! '''[[HesBack I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!"]]]]'''

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* PreMortemOneLiner: Two in a row, in fact. [[spoiler: "All right, you alien assholes! [[BadassBoast In the words of my generation: Up... YOURS!]]", followed by "Hello, boys! '''[[HesBack I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!"]]]]'''



* ActionSurvivor: His arc ''Resurgence'' has him go through lots of it. [[spoiler:First he survives a tidal wave. Then he helps a bunch of kids go to Area 51 ''as the place is being attacked by the aliens'', and the school bus he's driving is chased by the gigantic alien queen.]]



* JewsLoveToArgue: He argues with his son during the drive to Washington.

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* JewsLoveToArgue: He argues with his son during the drive to Washington. And with the teens who rescue him driving to Nevada.



%%* PluckyComicRelief

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%%* PluckyComicRelief* PluckyComicRelief: Even more in ''Resurgence'', as [[DoomMagnet danger just seems to follow him]].



** The [[Literature/IndependenceDay bridge novel "Crucible"]] lampshades this by having Julius write a book called "How I Saved The World."

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** The [[Literature/IndependenceDay bridge novel "Crucible"]] lampshades this by having Julius write a book called "How ''How I Saved The World."World'', which does show up in ''Resurgence''.



* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: As any warlord worth his salt. And it's hereditary given his father was the previous leader.



* ButtMonkey: He ''really'' doesn't want to get stuck in the middle of an alien war, but his adventure with David and the rest of the heroes constantly puts him in the front seat of it all.

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* ButtMonkey: He ''really'' doesn't want to get stuck in the middle of an alien war, but his adventure with David and the rest of the heroes constantly puts him in the front seat of it all. [[ActionSurvivor And he manages to pull through.]]



[[folder:Sam & family]]
!!Sam
->'''Played by:''' Joey King

A teenager who is forced to drive her family away after the aliens ravage the East Coast.
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* ActionSurvivor: A tsunami, a cross-country drive, a massive alien attacking... once Julius asks her and the kids to get to a quieter place afterwards, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Sam happily agrees]].
* InfantImmortality: Demonstrates it along with the other kids.
* MessOfWoe: To the point she first only thinks of getting away, and then Julius has to reason her into getting rest and such.
* PromotionToParent: Given the parents probably died down in Florida, is forced to become a mother to her siblings.
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** Also, [[spoiler:Sphere reveals no one ever managed to destroy a Harvester. Then the humans do so - if only because the aliens setting a trap on them [[NiceJobFixingItVillain gave a great idea on how to achieve it]].]]



* PlanetLooters: They are a race of galactic nomads that travel from planet to planet consuming its resources and wiping out any native inhabitants that stand in their way, and now have designs on Earth. The actual depths of this is realized in the sequel, where [[spoiler:a massive Harvester ship begins to drill into Earth's core in order to steal the energy for fuel and technology]].

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* PlanetLooters: They are a race of galactic nomads that travel from planet to planet consuming its resources and wiping out any native inhabitants that stand in their way, and now have designs on Earth. The actual depths of this (reaching PlanetEater levels) is realized in the sequel, where [[spoiler:a massive Harvester ship begins to drill into Earth's core in order to steal the energy for fuel and technology]].



* StandardSciFiFleet: Their armada consists of a mothership that serves as their home base, destroyers which are their primary offensive weapon, attackers that are utilized as defense against enemy fighters, and transports to bring their ground forces to the planet.

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* StandardSciFiFleet: Their armada consists of a mothership that serves as their home base, destroyers which are their primary offensive weapon, attackers that are utilized as defense against enemy fighters, and transports to bring their ground forces to the planet. [[spoiler:And then there's a "supermothership" that can destroy whole planets.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: To the point one of its "hands" is the size of a bus the Queen pursues.



* NobleBigot: Calls humanity primitive to Okun's face, but has no malice when saying so whatsoever; it's plainly stating that humanity is ''way'' behind its' species. By the end, it recognizes' humanity's resolve and bravery and asks them to lead the fight against the aliens.

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* NobleBigot: Calls humanity primitive to Okun's face, but has no malice when saying so whatsoever; it's plainly stating that humanity is ''way'' behind its' species. By the end, [[HumansAreSpecial it recognizes' humanity's resolve and bravery and asks them to lead the fight against the aliens.]]
26th Jun '16 5:49:26 PM TheNerfGuy
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* [[spoiler: {{Kaiju}}: She's several stories high and near indomitable.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Kaiju}}: She's several [[spoiler:several stories high and near indomitable.]]
26th Jun '16 4:47:00 PM Saveelich
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->'''Played By:''' Charlotte Gainsbourg

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->'''Played By:''' Charlotte Gainsbourg
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