History Characters / TheExpendables

15th Aug '17 1:39:59 PM DoomTay
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* DeadpanSnarker: With the bonus of being a MemeAcknowledgement of Website/ChuckNorrisFacts:

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* DeadpanSnarker: With the bonus of being a MemeAcknowledgement MemeAcknowledgment of Website/ChuckNorrisFacts:
12th Aug '17 1:51:12 PM Saveelich
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12th Aug '17 1:51:02 PM Saveelich
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!''Film/TheExpendables''

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!''Film/TheExpendables''
Character page for ''Film/TheExpendables'' and its sequels.
11th Aug '17 11:34:37 AM Gregzilla
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* DeadpanSnarker: With the bonus of being a reference to "Facts about Chuck Norris":

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* DeadpanSnarker: With the bonus of being a reference to "Facts about Chuck Norris":MemeAcknowledgement of Website/ChuckNorrisFacts:
9th Aug '17 5:06:32 PM Cieloazul
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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: An amusingly dark version since [[spoiler:his squad as killed in front of him.]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Subverted at first glance. He used to belong to the Spanish Legion, an force that isn't exactly elite and is more associated in Spanish popular culture to extreme right-wingers and overall nutcases (Galgo myself can be considered a parody of the last group). However, the unit has been through ''very'' nasty stuff for most of its operational history, so anybody coming from its missions alive is guaranteed to be a badass in his own right.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: An amusingly dark version since [[spoiler:his squad as was killed in front of him.]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Subverted at first glance. He used to belong to the Spanish Legion, an a force that isn't exactly elite and is more associated in Spanish popular culture to extreme right-wingers and overall nutcases (Galgo myself can himself could be considered a parody of the last group). However, the unit has been through ''very'' nasty stuff for most of its operational history, so it's considered that anybody coming from its missions alive is guaranteed to be a badass in his own right.
9th Aug '17 9:25:29 AM Cieloazul
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* ElitesAreMoreGlamourous: Subverted at first glance. He used to belong to the Spanish Legion, an force that isn't exactly elite and is more associated in Spanish popular culture to extreme right-wingers and overall nutcases (Galgo myself can be considered a parody of the last group). However, the unit has been through ''very'' nasty stuff for most of its operational history, so anybody coming from its missions alive is guaranteed to be a badass in his own right.

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* ElitesAreMoreGlamourous: ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Subverted at first glance. He used to belong to the Spanish Legion, an force that isn't exactly elite and is more associated in Spanish popular culture to extreme right-wingers and overall nutcases (Galgo myself can be considered a parody of the last group). However, the unit has been through ''very'' nasty stuff for most of its operational history, so anybody coming from its missions alive is guaranteed to be a badass in his own right.



* DavidVersusGoliath: The Goliath during his battles with both Ross and Toll Road.

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* DavidVersusGoliath: The Goliath during his battles with both Ross and Toll Road.Road, who aren't exactly small guys. [[spoiler:He wins one and loses the other.]]



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

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



* BadassMustache: Of the Handlebar Moustache type.
* TheBrute: He acts as Munroe's muscle.

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* BadassMustache: Of the Handlebar Moustache handlebar moustache type.
* TheBrute: He acts as Munroe's muscle.muscle, although his smug attitude, small physique and high skill could make him look TheEvilGenius.



* LightningBruiser: He is an impressive martial artist, trading a lot of throws and kicks with Ying Yang, and is tough enough to endure as much damage as everybody; even stabbed and weary, he is only overpowered after being double-teamed by Ying Yang and Lee.

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* LightningBruiser: He is an An impressive martial artist, trading he trades a lot of throws and kicks with Ying Yang, Yang and is tough enough to endure as much damage as everybody; even stabbed and weary, he is only overpowered after being double-teamed by Ying Yang and Lee.



* FisticuffsBoss: Goads Barney to fight him hand-to-hand at the end of the movie.

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* FisticuffsBoss: Goads Barney to fight him hand-to-hand at the end of the movie.movie, although nominally subverted in that he favors kicks more than fisticuffs.



* MeaningfulName: Jean Vilain is the ''villain'' of the film. And he's played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.[[note]]In a joke that was actually reported as legit fact before the third film was made and released, he said he want to return as his character's brother, Claude Vilian.[[/note]]

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* MeaningfulName: Jean Vilain is the ''villain'' of the film. And he's film and is played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.[[note]]In a joke that was actually reported as legit fact before the third film was made and released, he said he want to return as his character's twin brother, Claude Vilian.[[/note]]



* TheSocialDarwinist: Gives off this vibe, particularly with his recurring "Man or sheep" [[HannibalLecture speech]].

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* TheSocialDarwinist: Gives off this vibe, particularly with his recurring "Man "man or sheep" [[HannibalLecture speech]].



* TheDragon: To Vilain - aside from being the only one of his minions [[NominalImportance with a name]], he is [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking easily the second most competent fighter]].

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* TheDragon: To Vilain vilain - aside from being the only one of his minions [[NominalImportance with a name]], he is [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking easily the second most competent fighter]].
9th Aug '17 9:02:54 AM Cieloazul
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* CastSpeciation: Even if some members have individual gimmicks, the team have many of them with similar roles. Yin Yang and Toll Road share the expertise of hand-to-hand fighting, a field in which Gunnar also excels; most of them carry big guns, not limited to their official artilleryman Hale; and, of course, most members could qualify as the big player of a smaller team.

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* CastSpeciation: Even if some of its members have individual gimmicks, the team have has many of them with similar roles. Yin Yang and Toll Road share the expertise of hand-to-hand fighting, a field in which Gunnar also excels; most of them carry big guns, not limited to their official artilleryman Hale; and, of course, most members could qualify as the big player guy of a smaller team.



* {{Cool Old Guy}}s: Before the addition of Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan in the second film, Statham was the youngest actor in the group, he was 42 by the time of filming. Stallone is in his mid 60's, and Norris (the only cast member to have fought '''The''' Creator/BruceLee himself) is in his 70's.

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* {{Cool Old Guy}}s: Before the addition of Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan in the second film, Statham was the youngest actor in the group, group and he still was 42 by the time of filming. Stallone is in his mid 60's, and Norris (the only cast member to have fought '''The''' Creator/BruceLee himself) is in his 70's.



** TheSmartGuy: Yang (smallest but skilled), Galgo ([[OddNameOut craziest but skilled]]), Doc (the medic)

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** TheSmartGuy: Yang (smallest but very skilled), Galgo ([[OddNameOut craziest but skilled]]), very skilled as well]]), Doc (the medic)



** TheChick: Maggie (down-to-earth, only woman)

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** TheChick: Maggie (down-to-earth, (most down-to-earth, only woman)



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

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



* BrilliantButLazy: Studied chemical engineering, before he quit to become a bouncer in order to impress a girl.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Studied chemical engineering, engineering before he quit to become a bouncer in order to impress a girl.



* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat at least, though it's not his specialty. During his fight with Yang in the first film, he was fast and skilled enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight. 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 with a cheerful, "My turn."

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* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat at least, though even although it's not his specialty. During his fight with Yang in the first film, he was fast and skilled enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight. Whenever 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 with a cheerful, "My turn."



* PsychoPartyMember: He might not be the least sane in the team (Galgo and possibly Caesar beat him in that), but he is the least moral. He is willing to betray the team and murder one of his members with his own hands for a grudge.

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* PsychoPartyMember: He might not be the least sane in the team (Galgo and possibly Caesar probably beat him in that), but he is the least moral. He is willing to betray the team and murder one of his members with his own hands for a grudge.



* UnskilledButStrong: Subverted. In the first moments of his fight with Yin Yang he seems that he is little more than an unskilled brawler who happens to be very burly. He soon reveals he knows very well how to use his strength and size. His strikes also seem very precise and karate-like, displaying an orthodox martial arts training not unlike Yin Yang.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Subverted. In the first moments of his fight with Yin Yang he seems that he is to be little more than an unskilled brawler who happens to be very burly. He burly, but he soon reveals he knows very well how to use his strength and size. His strikes also seem very precise and karate-like, displaying an orthodox martial arts training not unlike Yin Yang.Yang's.



* BloodKnight: Like he says above, the only thing he does well is kill people and he's desperate to get back to it.

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* BloodKnight: Like As he says above, the only thing he does well is kill people and he's desperate to get back to it.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: 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 never, ''ever'' shuts up.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: 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 dance, and never, ''ever'' shuts up.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: An amusingly dark version since [[spoiler:his squad as killed in front of him.]]
* ElitesAreMoreGlamourous: Subverted at first glance. He used to belong to the Spanish Legion, an force that isn't exactly elite and is more associated in Spanish popular culture to extreme right-wingers and overall nutcases (Galgo myself can be considered a parody of the last group). However, the unit has been through ''very'' nasty stuff for most of its operational history, so anybody coming from its missions alive is guaranteed to be a badass in his own right.



* PsychoPartyMember: Unlike other team members who see their job as a chivalry task at the best or a fountain of thrill at the worst, Galgo claims to be in there just for the mere act of killing. Then again, given the circumstances of his claim, it's not clear if it is the literal truth or just a desperate way to describe his own talents. Considering his background, it might be even a sign that he is not completely on his rocker.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied. He fought in the Bosnian War and [[spoiler:saw all of his unit die]], so it's entirely possible that his perennial anxiety is a BlackComedy take on post-traumatic stress disorder.

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* PsychoPartyMember: Unlike other team members who see their job as a chivalry task at the best or a fountain of thrill at the worst, Galgo claims to be in there just for the mere act of killing. Then again, given the circumstances of his claim, it's not clear if it is it's the literal truth or just a desperate way to describe his own talents. Considering his background, it might be even a sign that he is not completely on his rocker.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied. He fought in the Bosnian War and [[spoiler:saw all of his unit die]], so it's entirely possible that his perennial anxiety is a BlackComedy take on post-traumatic stress disorder.PTSD.
11th Jun '17 10:35:15 PM infernape612
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. Although Church is indeed highly shady and is kind of a JerkAss (albeit with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]]), he is still AFatherToHisMen and is still genuinely trying to make the world a better place. He supports the overthrowing of a [[TheGeneralissimo Latin American Dictator]] and his RogueAgent backer and the prevention of 5 tons of weapons grade plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. He even picks up a gun and fights along with the heroes when Barney calls him a DirtyCoward in the sequel.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. Although Church is indeed highly shady and is kind of a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} (albeit with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]]), he is still AFatherToHisMen and is still genuinely trying to make the world a better place. He supports the overthrowing of a [[TheGeneralissimo Latin American Dictator]] and his RogueAgent backer and the prevention of 5 tons of weapons grade plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. He even picks up a gun and fights along with the heroes when Barney calls him a DirtyCoward in the sequel.
29th Apr '17 12:03:00 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** FaceDeathWithDignity: He urges the team not to cooperate with Vilain and remains as stoic as he can even after [[spoiler:getting a huge Bowie knife kicked through his chest]].
18th Feb '17 6:57:11 PM MM_Crusader
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and performs a chokeslam on Road among other pro wrestling maneuvers.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and performs a chokeslam on Road among other pro wrestling maneuvers. He ''is'' played by a former WWE superstar.
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