History Characters / Sunshine

7th Oct '17 5:29:36 PM Joysweeper
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Stays behind on ''Icarus I'' (which has separated from the other ship) to make sure that Capa, Mace, and Harvey get back safely. After doing this he commits suicide by exposure to the sun]].[[note]]Downplayed though because the main reason he chose to stay behind was actually because he was getting obsessed with the sun, just like [[spoiler:Pinbacker had become]], and he didn't want anything more than facing the sun without the shield, even knowing it would be his death.[[/note]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Stays behind on ''Icarus I'' (which has separated from the other ship) to make sure that Capa, Mace, and Harvey get back safely. After doing this he commits suicide by exposure to the sun]].[[note]]Downplayed though because some of the main reason he chose to stay behind was actually because that he was getting obsessed with the sun, just like [[spoiler:Pinbacker had become]], and he didn't want anything more than facing the sun without the shield, even knowing it would be his death.[[/note]]


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* {{Foil}}: To [[spoiler:Pinbacker]]. They're both obsessed with the sun, but as Cliff said about his own character, Searle "would sacrifice those beliefs and views, his life, for the greater good, whereas [[spoiler: Pinbacker]], who's come to a place he believes is right, would sacrifice the world for his beliefs. They're two sides of the same coin."
26th Sep '17 10:19:24 AM ScribeRetro
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While it was a calculated risk, his decision to rendezvous with the Icarus I [[spoiler:leads to the deaths of the entire crew and puts the mission in jeopardy despite its eventual success.]]
26th Sep '17 10:17:10 AM ScribeRetro
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* TheLeader: Not officially, but he assumes de facto leadership after [[spoiler:Harvey's death.]]
20th Sep '17 2:41:53 AM LB7979
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!Film/{{Sunshine}}

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!Film/{{Sunshine}}
! The Film
6th Sep '17 10:19:18 AM SymBionicFan
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* TheQuietOne: He doesn't speak much for the film.
23rd Aug '17 12:48:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* OmnicidalManiac: His effort to stop the Icarus crew by brutally murdering them would doom all mankind to extinction. He thinks he's serving God's will by doing so.
19th May '17 11:03:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* KnightOfCerebus: ''All'' of the film's body count [[spoiler:except Kaneda]] is his fault (directly or indirectly), he killed all of his own crew too, and the film shifts to pure slasher horror the moment he appears.

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* KnightOfCerebus: ''All'' of the film's body count [[spoiler:except Kaneda]] Kaneda's--although he had some involvement, broadly speaking]] is his fault (directly or indirectly), he killed all of his own crew too, and the film shifts to pure slasher horror the moment he appears.
8th May '17 9:22:27 PM LB7979
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* BadassBeard: He's a bad-ass (as particularly shown when [[spoiler:he sacrifices his life to repair Icarus]]) and he sports a small but noticeable beard (the only crew member to do so).

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* BadassBeard: He's a bad-ass (as particularly shown when [[spoiler:he sacrifices his life to repair Icarus]]) and he sports a small but noticeable beard (the only crew member to do so).beard.
8th May '17 9:19:46 PM LB7979
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* BreakTheCutie: Over the course of the film.



* DeadpanSnarker: Mildly.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Finish it".]]

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%%ZCE * DeadpanSnarker: Mildly.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Finish it".]][[spoiler:"Finish it"]].



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Is mortally wounded during the final fight with Pinbacker.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Is Can be considered the cutie of the crew, as she is the most sweet (see The Heart), and [[spoiler:is mortally wounded during the final fight with Pinbacker.]]Pinbacker]].



* HeroicBSOD: When the oxygen garden is destroyed.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler: Pinbacker knifes her in the back with a scalpel.]]
* TeamMom: For the crew.

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* HeroicBSOD: When the oxygen garden is destroyed.
destroyed she goes into a bit of a shock, desperately crying, and her crew mates have to drag her away for her own safety.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler: Pinbacker [[spoiler:Pinbacker knifes her in the back with a scalpel.]]
* TeamMom: For the crew.
scalpel]].



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Volunteers to stay behind so the others have a chance of escaping Icarus I, then commits suicide by overexposure to the sun.]]
* HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler: Stays behind on ''Icarus I'' (which has separated from the other ship) to make sure that Capa, Mace, and Harvey get back safely. After doing this he commits suicide.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Faces his imminent demise with no fear.]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Pinbacker. Both are enamored with intense sunlight.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Volunteers [[spoiler:Volunteers to stay behind so the others have a chance of escaping Icarus I, then commits suicide by overexposure to the sun.sun]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Stays behind on ''Icarus I'' (which has separated from the other ship) to make sure that Capa, Mace, and Harvey get back safely. After doing this he commits suicide by exposure to the sun]].[[note]]Downplayed though because the main reason he chose to stay behind was actually because he was getting obsessed with the sun, just like [[spoiler:Pinbacker had become]], and he didn't want anything more than facing the sun without the shield, even knowing it would be his death.[[/note]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Faces his imminent demise with no fear.
]]
* HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler: Stays behind on ''Icarus I'' (which has separated from the other ship) to make sure that Capa, Mace, and Harvey get back safely. After doing this he commits suicide.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Faces his imminent demise with no fear.]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Pinbacker.[[spoiler:Pinbacker]]. Both are enamored with intense sunlight.



* SanitySlippage: At the start of the film, he's enamored with the sun and spends time basking in sunlight. As the movie progresses, his fixation on the sun leads him to spend more time bathing in sunlight, so much so that his face is badly sunburned.
* TheShrink: He serves as a mental health professional for the Icarus 2 crew.
* SpaceMadness: Albeit a mild version.

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* SanitySlippage: At the start of the film, he's enamored with the sun and spends time basking in sunlight. As the movie progresses, his fixation on the sun leads him to spend more time bathing in sunlight, so much so that his face is badly sunburned.
sunburned. He never progresses to the state [[spoiler:Pinbacker got to, but it ''does'' lead to him easily choosing to stay behind in the Icarus I and committing suicide by overexposing himself to the sun]].
* TheShrink: He serves as a mental health professional for the Icarus 2 crew.
crew. He was the one that came up with the theory that the original Icarus mission had failed due to human mental health issues, and was deliberately chosen to go along with the current mission to prevent this from happening again.
* SpaceMadness: Albeit a mild version. See SanitySlippage.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: It's hard to feel sorry for such a cowardly prick.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: It's There's only one space suit and four people [[spoiler:when they get stuck on Icarus I, and he selfishly claims the space suit for himself, even though Capa is the person who's critical to finish their mission to save humankind. When he consequently dies during the jump, it's hard to feel sorry for such a cowardly prick.]]



-->'''Harvey:''' I am the CAPTAIN!
-->'''Mace:''' You're a communications officer on a ship without any means of communication.



* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler: Gets frozen in space after missing the airlock, and his corpse is disintegrated.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Harvey misses the hole then freezes out there in seconds, his frozen corpse hitting an antenna, thus breaking his arm before flying outside the shield, reduced to dust in seconds by the Sun]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: Previously the second in command, he becomes captain after [[spoiler: Kaneda dies.]]

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* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler: Gets [[spoiler:Gets frozen in space after missing the airlock, and his corpse is disintegrated.]]
disintegrated]].
* SanitySlippage: A different and much more subtle version than Searle and [[spoiler:Pinbacker]]. It isn't clear in the movie, but WordOfGod states that he is secretly going mad over the thought of never getting back to Earth and seeing his wife again, and that is what leads him to bad actions (such as jeopardizing the mission by denying Capa the space suit).
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Harvey [[spoiler:Harvey misses the hole then freezes out there in seconds, his frozen corpse hitting an antenna, thus breaking his arm before flying outside the shield, reduced to dust in seconds by the Sun]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: Previously the second in command, he becomes captain after [[spoiler: Kaneda dies.]][[spoiler:Kaneda dies]]. Though this doesn't mean much in practice - see Butt Monkey.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: He dies while conducting emergency repairs outside the ship. When he realizes that he cannot complete the necessary repairs and still return to the interior in time, he chooses to stay, and when the time comes, he accepts his death calmly.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He dies while conducting emergency repairs outside the ship. When he realizes that he cannot complete the necessary repairs and still return to the interior in time, he chooses to stay, and when the time comes, he accepts his death calmly.]]calmly]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He dies outside the ship while conducting emergency repairs.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He dies outside the ship while conducting emergency repairs.]]repairs]].



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: He dies early in the film.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He dies early in the film.]]film]].



* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Kaneda is the first member of the team to die.]]

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Kaneda [[spoiler:Kaneda is the first member of the team to die.]]die, about one-third of the movie in]].



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:His crewmates find him in the medical ward with his wrists cut. While his death appears to be a suicide, WordOfGod states that Pinbacker did it.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: When he resets Icarus 2's new course, he forgets to conduct calculations for the shields, which leaves the ship vulnerable to the sun's intense heat and jeopardizes the mission. He's horrified when he realizes his mistake, moreso when people start suffering from the repercussions.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:His crewmates find him in the medical ward with his wrists cut. While his death appears to be a suicide, WordOfGod states that Pinbacker did it.]]
it]].
* ItsAllMyFault: When he resets Icarus 2's new course, he forgets to conduct calculations for the shields, which leaves the ship vulnerable to the sun's intense heat and jeopardizes the mission. He's horrified when he realizes his mistake, moreso more so when people start suffering from the repercussions.



* NiceGuy: He is harmless and is consumed by self-loathing when his mistake gets [[spoiler: Kaneda killed.]]

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* NiceGuy: He is harmless and is consumed by self-loathing when his mistake gets [[spoiler: Kaneda killed.]]killed]].



* TheSmartGuy: Although his one crucial mistake ends up screwing over the team.

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%%ZCE * TheSmartGuy: Although his one crucial mistake ends up screwing over the team.



* KnightOfCerebus: ''All'' of the film's body count is his fault (directly or indirectly), he killed all of his crew, and the film shifts to pure slasher horror the moment he appears.

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* KnightOfCerebus: ''All'' of the film's body count [[spoiler:except Kaneda]] is his fault (directly or indirectly), he killed all of his crew, own crew too, and the film shifts to pure slasher horror the moment he appears.



* SpaceMadness: During Icarus 1's journey, he went insane, presumably from the stresses of the mission.

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* SpaceMadness: During Icarus 1's journey, he went insane, presumably from the same thing (characterized by an obsession for the sun) that Searle and Kaneda have, and possibly the stresses of the mission.


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* BadassBeard: Has a small beard and is one of the most badass members of the crew.
* BadassBookworm: With more emphasis on the badass, but he's still very smart.
* BaldOfAwesome: After his haircut.
* BeardOfSorrow: Isn't the most well-adjusted.

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* BadassBeard: Has He's a bad-ass (as particularly shown when [[spoiler:he sacrifices his life to repair Icarus]]) and he sports a small but noticeable beard and is one of the most badass members of the crew.
(the only crew member to do so).
* BadassBookworm: With more emphasis on the badass, bad-ass, but he's still very smart.
* BaldOfAwesome: After his haircut.
At the beginning of the movie he has longer hair and isn't in the best state of mind, but then he gets a buzz cut and from then on he goes full-on bad-ass.
* BeardOfSorrow: Isn't the most well-adjusted.well-adjusted when he sports an unkempt beard at the beginning of the movie. His shaving it (and getting a buzz cut) marks an improvement in his state of mind.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Repeatedly immersing yourself in freezing liquid is bad enough. Getting your leg pinned so you can't climb all the way out? Absolutely horrifying.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Repeatedly [[spoiler:Repeatedly immersing yourself in freezing liquid is bad enough. Getting your leg pinned so you can't climb all the way out? Absolutely horrifying.]]



* DecoyProtagonist: While he has all the characteristics of the traditional protagonist it becomes clear that the real main character is Capa [[spoiler: and he ends up dying just before the climax.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dies after repeatedly immersing himself in freezing liquid to fix the ship]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: While he has all the characteristics of the traditional protagonist it becomes clear that the real main character is Capa [[spoiler: and he Capa, [[spoiler:and Mace ends up dying just before the climax.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dies [[spoiler:Dies after repeatedly immersing himself in freezing liquid to fix the ship]].



* ImportantHaircut: Cuts his hair at the beginning of the film.

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* ImportantHaircut: Cuts his hair at the beginning of the film.film and shaves his beard; this marks his depression lifting.



* KnightTemplar: Unusually, a completely justified example.

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%%ZCE * KnightTemplar: Unusually, a completely justified example.
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