History Characters / TheExpendables

29th May '16 12:28:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Being played by Creator/JasonStatham, it's pretty much a given.



* {{Badass}}: Goes without saying as a member of this crew. Not to mention that he's played by Jet Li.



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* {{Badass}}: The second movie shows us that he's just as badass as his teammates.



* TeamMom: Able to be an emotional center and conscience for the team AND still be a {{badass}} too.

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* TeamMom: Able to be an emotional center and conscience for the team AND still be a {{badass}} badass too.



* {{Badass}}: The only character in either film to actually defeat one of the Expendables, the leader of them in fact, in a more or less fair fight. He's an evil, evil thug, but definitely a badass.



* {{Badass}}: Not only takes on Yin Yang confortably in hand-to-hand, immediately after he faces him and Lee at once and doesn't do too badly. If that's not badass, few things are.



* {{Badass}}: Manage to held his ground against Lee during the finale.



* {{Badass}}: Made particularly clear in the first one, where he shares a scene with Trench and Barney, and quite clearly is recognized as the most dangerous person in the room.



* {{Badass}}: Makes the save for The Expendables on a nasty situations, so he inevitably qualifies as a badass of badasses.
29th May '16 12:27:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: But only in the first movie.
24th Apr '16 6:09:54 PM aye_amber
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The theme from ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The theme from ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly.''
17th Feb '16 7:25:46 PM marcoasalazarm
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* IHaveAFamily: He mentions having one on the first movie, which is the reason he [[OnlyInItOnForTheMoney demands money constantly]].



%%* PintSizedPowerhouse

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%%* PintSizedPowerhouse* PintSizedPowerhouse: The shortest member of the team on the first and second movies. Death in close-quarters combat.
6th Feb '16 11:20:08 PM Tallens
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* HerosClassicCar: Drives a 1955 Ford F100 pickup truck, which turns out in a ChaseScene to have been heavily modified under the hood.
23rd Dec '15 11:00:04 PM TomTheEducator
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* BloodKnight: Seems a bit too much over-enthusiastic about fighting, leading Toll Road to ask him for his psychiatrist.

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* BloodKnight: Seems a bit too much over-enthusiastic about fighting, leading Toll Road to ask him for his to seek a psychiatrist.



* BadassSpaniard: A former member of the Spanish Legion, and portraited by Antonio Banderas.

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* BadassSpaniard: A former member of the Spanish Legion, and portraited portrayed by Antonio Banderas.



* BloodKnight: Like he says above, the only thing he does well is kill people, and he's desperate to get back to it.
--> [in the middle of a gunfight] "This is the happiest day of my life!"



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Seems like TheLoad when he first appears, with his endless chatter and nervous manner, but once he lets loose in the final battle... holy [[OneManArmy shit]].
* FearlessFool: Seems like this. Fortunately, [[Badass he can more than back it up]].



* WeakButSkilled: He is among the lightest and least buff members of the brigade, but his aim skills, finesse and guts make up for it.

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* WeakButSkilled: He is among the lightest and least buff members of the brigade, but his aim aim, skills, finesse and guts make up for it.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied, notably when he chooses to sleep on the floor rather than in bed, probably due to eight years in a HellholePrison.


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-->"I was an '''American''', working for '''America'''. ''Was''. They'd eat their own children. I'm gonna spare you that heartache."
23rd Dec '15 10:35:50 PM TomTheEducator
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: as a former Expendable, he's well aware of a lot of the conventions of this sort of thing, making sure that [[CombatPragmatist Barney]] is actually disarmed before he tries to beat him to death, and assuming that Barney's still alive when [[NeverFoundTheBody he can't find his corpse]]. He's also wily enough to not only send everything he's got at the team in the final battle, but [[spoiler: also rigs the building with explosives, and only sends his men in to make sure that the team can't escape the building.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: as As a former Expendable, he's well aware of a lot of the conventions of this sort of thing, making sure that [[CombatPragmatist Barney]] is actually disarmed before he tries to beat him to death, and assuming that Barney's still alive when [[NeverFoundTheBody he can't find his corpse]]. He's also wily enough to not only send everything he's got at the team in the final battle, but [[spoiler: also rigs the building with explosives, and only sends his men in to make sure that the team can't escape the building.]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Feels sorry for Luna [[spoiler: when he holds the rookies hostage]], since he has a daughter of his own.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Feels sorry for Luna [[spoiler: when he holds the rookies hostage]], since he has a daughter of his own. Not that it'll stop him from using her as bait and eventually killing her, though.


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* MotiveRant: Delivers one to the [[spoiler: rookies when he holds them hostage]], telling them how the he and the original Expendables did the dirty work the U.S. government didn't want to touch, to make them "look like heroes". Then when he started to work for himself, they tried to use his ''own team'' to kill him.


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* PragmaticVillainy: Stays away from the ''nuclear'' arms trade, not out of any moral imperative but because he doesn't want one customer killing off all the others (deliberately or otherwise).


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* TheUnfettered: Seems to take a great deal of pride in having zero moral scruples.
-->"Success, ''real'' success, is being willing to do the things that other people are ''not''."
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Takes it ''really'' personally that Barney, a man he once regarded as a "brother", tried to kill him when he "went dark".
2nd Dec '15 9:09:19 AM Cieloazul
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* WouldHitAGirl: Or waterboard her repeatedly.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Fights like the wrestler that he is, taking Ross out with a flying tackle and hitting a chokeslam on Road. Justified that he is played by a wrestler.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Or And waterboard her repeatedly.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Fights like the wrestler that he is, taking He takes Ross out with a flying tackle spear and hitting hits a chokeslam on Road. Road, among other pro wrestling maneuvers. Justified that he is played by a pro wrestler.



%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy

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%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy* ArrogantKungFuGuy: If his sneers and cocky attitude are enough to judge.



* {{Badass}}: Takes on Lee and Yin at once and doesn't do too badly. Yeah, he's a badass.

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* {{Badass}}: Takes Not only takes on Yin Yang confortably in hand-to-hand, immediately after he faces him and Lee and Yin at once and doesn't do too badly. Yeah, he's a badass.If that's not badass, few things are.



%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassGrandpa

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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassGrandpa
* {{Badass}}: Makes the save for The Expendables on a nasty situations, so he inevitably qualifies as a badass of badasses.
* BadassBeard: Chuck's.
* BadassGrandpa: Though he might not seem it, he is the oldest of the tough guys.



* TheStoic: Does not emotes very much.



** InformedAttribute: This never gets mentioned in the movie, though two big scenes with him involve skydiving and climbing down a building.

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** InformedAttribute: This never gets mentioned in the movie, though two big scenes with him involve skydiving and climbing down a building. Perhaps he takes them as immersion therapy?
2nd Dec '15 8:57:33 AM Cieloazul
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* BadassGrandpa: Like many members of the team. Given that he's the one to eventually take out [[spoiler:Paine]], he may well be the most badass of them all.

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* BadassGrandpa: Like many members of the team. Given that he's the one to eventually take out [[spoiler:Paine]], he may well be the most badass of them all.all in physical matters.



* CombatPragmatist: After trading bumps with [[spoiler:Paine, who had beaten down Barney of all people earlier, Road is GenreSavvy enough to resolve to KillItWithFire.]]



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He has a mad amount of enthusiasm, can't communicate without motioning around frantically, often says very bizarre and/or inappropriate things, likes to sing and dance, and finally, never, ''never'' shuts up.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He has Has a mad amount of enthusiasm, can't communicate without motioning around frantically, often says very bizarre and/or inappropriate things, likes to sing and dance, and finally, never, ''never'' shuts up.



* WeaponOfChoice: Notably because has has not. He uses any weapon he can get his hands on.

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* WeakButSkilled: He is among the lightest and least buff members of the brigade, but his aim skills, finesse and guts make up for it.
* WeaponOfChoice: Notably Notable because has has not. He uses any weapon he can get his hands on.



Ex-US military, and with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, Paine is a private military contractor and DrillSergeantNasty who Munroe brings in to act as his right-hand man, and train Garza's special force. A thug at heart, he handles the jobs that Munroe does not trust Garza's men to do properly.

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Ex-US military, military and with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, Paine is a private military contractor and DrillSergeantNasty who Munroe brings in to act as his right-hand man, and train Garza's special force. A thug at heart, he handles the jobs that Munroe does not trust Garza's men to do properly.



* {{Badass}}: The only character in either film to actually defeat one of the Expendables in a more or less fair fight. He's an evil, evil thug, but definitely a badass.
%%* BadassBeard

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* {{Badass}}: The only character in either film to actually defeat one of the Expendables Expendables, the leader of them in fact, in a more or less fair fight. He's an evil, evil thug, but definitely a badass.
%%* BadassBeard
badass.



%%* BeardOfEvil

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%%* BeardOfEvil* BeardOfEvil: Has a bushy short beard, signature of Stone Cold.



%%* TheDragon: To Munroe

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%%* * TheDragon: To MunroeOscillates between and TheBrute to Munroe.



* DumbMuscle: Averted. Paine looks the part of the huge, unintelligent thug, but what dialogue he has, coupled with what Munroe says about him, suggests he's ex-US military and actually quite bright (he's the one who trained Garza's special forces for one thing).

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* DumbMuscle: Averted. Paine looks the part of the huge, unintelligent thug, but what his dialogue he has, lines coupled with what Munroe says about him, suggests him suggest he's ex-US military and actually quite bright (he's the one who trained Garza's special forces for one thing).



* NoSell: Pretty much shrugs off anything Ross throws at him.

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* NoSell: Pretty much shrugs off anything Ross throws at him. It takes Road and a lot of effort to have Stone Cold start selling.



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Fights like the wrestler that he is, grappling with opponents, and taking Ross out with a flying tackle. Justified that he is played by a wrestler.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Fights like the wrestler that he is, grappling with opponents, and taking Ross out with a flying tackle.tackle and hitting a chokeslam on Road. Justified that he is played by a wrestler.
2nd Dec '15 8:37:22 AM Cieloazul
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* BadAssCrew: Oh ''yes.'' If each of them are a OneManArmy, then ''God help you'' if they are together.

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* BadAssCrew: BadassCrew: Oh ''yes.'' If each of them are a OneManArmy, then ''God help you'' if they are together.



%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Milder example.

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%%* * ArrogantKungFuGuy: Milder example.example. He is good at this thing and he knows it, and is not above flaunt it a bit.



%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BareFistedMonk: Generally punches, kicks, or throws Mooks rather than using guns or blades (not that he doesn't also carry and use both).

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%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldOfAwesome: Though it is hard to see due to his uncanny skill to keep his hat on while fighting.
* BareFistedMonk: Generally punches, kicks, or throws Mooks mooks rather than using guns or blades (not that he doesn't also carry and use both).



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Clearly has pretensions of intellectualism, but never does anything to prove it.
%%* NiceHat
%%* TheSmartGuy

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Clearly has pretensions of intellectualism, believes himself to be more cultured than his pals, and it might be truth considering he was in college and openly likes to read, but never does anything to prove it.
%%* NiceHat
%%* TheSmartGuy
it in pragmatic context.
* NiceHat: Wears a boonie hat as part of his uniform, and also in casual wear he wears caps and berets.



%%* WrestlerInAllOfUs
* WrittenInInfirmity: Couture's cauliflower ears

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%%* WrestlerInAllOfUs
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Uses suplexes and takedowns when in physical battle.
* WrittenInInfirmity: Couture's cauliflower earsears.



* BloodKnight: Seems a bit too much over-enthusiastic about fighting, leading Toll Road to ask him for his psychiatrist.



%%* MoreDakka
%%* ScaryBlackMan

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%%* MoreDakka
%%* ScaryBlackMan
* MoreDakka: The team's resident expert in pouring down heavy ammo.
* ScaryBlackMan: And he would be scary even not being the only black in the squad (which he ceases to be with Doc's arrival).



%%* BloodKnight

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%%* BloodKnight* BloodKnight: Even worse than Hale, Gunnar definitely has fun killing and maiming.



* CoolGun: In the sequel, he carries, as his primary weapon(!), a Milkor MGL multi-shot grenade launcher, during both the opening rescue (he loans it to Caesar after Trench takes his AA-12), and again carries it as his main gun during the airport shootout.

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* CoolGun: In the sequel, he carries, carries as his primary weapon(!), weapon (!) a Milkor MGL multi-shot grenade launcher, during both the opening rescue (he loans it to Caesar after Trench takes his AA-12), and again carries it as his main gun during the airport shootout.



* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat, at least. Though it's not his specialty, in the first movie, during his fight with Yang, he was fast enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight, and whenever he landed hits, Yang felt them. More than that, he's tough enough to immediately come back from a flurry of hits and a leg choke-hold with a cheerful, "My turn."

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* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat, at least. Though it's not his specialty, in the first movie, during his fight with Yang, Yang in the first film, he was fast and skilled enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight, and whenever he landed hits, Yang felt them. More than that, he's tough enough to immediately come back from a flurry of hits and a leg choke-hold choke with a cheerful, "My turn."



* ManlyTears: Lets out a few during his monologue
* MissionControl: Organizes the jobs that the Expendables go on

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* ManlyTears: Lets out a few during his monologue
monologue.
* MissionControl: Organizes the jobs that the Expendables go onon.
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