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25th Jun '16 12:36:23 PM maxwellsilver
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Hartigan. After despatching Shlubb and Klump, he tells himself to "think like a cop", he starts having chest pains and realises he probably won't be able to run after Junior, so he disables Junior's [[CoolCar 1962 Jaguar XK-E]], apparently by [[ArtisticLicenseCars removing two spark plugs]] (removing the ignition cables would have been more accurate and just as easy to depict), then makes sure Junior is thoroughly "[[GroinAttack disarmed]]", knows that Nancy will be safe when backup arrives and only has to live till then, and accepts his wrongful sentencing because it's the only way to protect everyone he loves. When he's released, he senses it's all been a trap and he's led Junior straight to Nancy, and every second he stayed in the bar, he put her in danger. Then, when he shoots Junior, he demands to confirm the kill. As he's sneaking onto the Farm, he mentions he'll use a knife first, plays dead to trick two guards, and tricks Junior by pretending to be too weak to lift his revolver, then stabbing him in the stomach and beating him to death.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Hartigan. After despatching Shlubb and Klump, he tells himself to "think like a cop", he starts having chest pains and realises he probably won't be able to run after Junior, so he disables Junior's [[CoolCar 1962 Jaguar XK-E]], XK-E, apparently by [[ArtisticLicenseCars removing two spark plugs]] plugs (removing the ignition cables would have been more accurate and just as easy to depict), then makes sure Junior is thoroughly "[[GroinAttack disarmed]]", "disarmed", knows that Nancy will be safe when backup arrives and only has to live till then, and accepts his wrongful sentencing because it's the only way to protect everyone he loves. When he's released, he senses it's all been a trap and he's led Junior straight to Nancy, and every second he stayed in the bar, he put her in danger. Then, when he shoots Junior, he demands to confirm the kill. As he's sneaking onto the Farm, he mentions he'll use a knife first, plays dead to trick two guards, and tricks Junior by pretending to be too weak to lift his revolver, then stabbing him in the stomach and beating him to death.
9th Jun '16 2:30:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeadlyGraduation: It's implied that this is the final ritual for all prospective assassins in the MurderInc division within Wallenquist's organization. Deliah AKA "Blue Eyes" murdered the only man she ever loved after reuniting with him on the Colonel's orders to prove her loyalty.
28th May '16 8:09:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* SternNun: Marv [[ICallHerVera named his gun Gladys]] after the toughest nun he had in school.
20th May '16 3:18:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ManBitesMan: Gail bites [[spoiler:Becky]] in "The Big Fat Kill," nearly ripping her throat out, after learning that [[spoiler:she sold Gail and the other girls out to the mob]] to protect her own neck.
--> '''Gail:''' Your neck, your neck, your precious little neck...



* [[ManBitesMan Woman Bites Woman]]: Gail to [[spoiler:Becky]] in "The Big Fat Kill," nearly ripping her throat out, after learning that [[spoiler:she sold Gail and the other girls out to the mob]] to protect her own neck.
--> '''Gail:''' Your neck, your neck, your precious little neck...
20th May '16 3:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* BackupTwin: [[spoiler: Goldie and Wendy]].

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* %%* BackupTwin: [[spoiler: Goldie and Wendy]].



* BattleButler: Manute.

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* %%* BattleButler: Manute.



* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Bob in That Yellow Bastard]].
* BigBraToFill: Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan.

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* %%* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Bob in That Yellow Bastard]].
* %%* BigBraToFill: Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan.



* BloodierAndGorier: The film adaptation of Marv and Manute's fight actually shows Marv ripping out his eye, while the book just showed Marv beating him.

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* BloodierAndGorier: BloodierAndGorier:
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The film adaptation of Marv and Manute's fight actually shows Marv ripping out his eye, while the book just showed Marv beating him.



* BreakingTheBonds: Marv did this while being tortured by the girls of Old Town and managed to not let anyone see it.
** Hartigan did it [[spoiler: in a HopeSpot fantasy sequence while being beaten by a CorruptCop.]]

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* BreakingTheBonds: BreakingTheBonds:
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Marv did this while being tortured by the girls of Old Town and managed to not let anyone see it.
** Hartigan did it [[spoiler: in a HopeSpot fantasy sequence an IndulgentFantasySeque while being beaten by a CorruptCop.]]



* CallBack: In "The Hard Goodbye", Marv says that he loves the rain, because it helps him think. In "The Big Fat Kill", Dwight says he hates the rain, because it makes it hard to think.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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In "The Hard Goodbye", Marv says that he loves the rain, because it helps him think. In "The Big Fat Kill", Dwight says he hates the rain, because it makes it hard to think.



* CallForward: In the opening teaser story, "Just Another Saturday Night", for ''Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'', Marv is commented on his Bernini brand trenchcoat by one of the frat boys that he believed accosted him. This sets up the RunningGag of Marv getting a new trenchcoat each time it's ruined or destroyed.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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In the opening teaser story, "Just Another Saturday Night", for ''Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'', Marv is commented on his Bernini brand trenchcoat by one of the frat boys that he believed accosted him. This sets up the RunningGag of Marv getting a new trenchcoat each time it's ruined or destroyed.



* CorruptPolitician: Senator Roark.

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* %%* CorruptPolitician: Senator Roark.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Jackie Boy

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* %%* CrazyJealousGuy: Jackie Boy



* CreepyMonotone: Manute in the movie, more so with the sequel.

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* %%* CreepyMonotone: Manute in the movie, more so with the sequel.



* DeadlyHug: A few times.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Nancy kills Roark in the second film.]]
* DeathByCameo: FrankMiller has a cameo in the movie.
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: Lucille]].

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* %%* DeadlyHug: A few times.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Nancy kills Roark [[spoiler:Senator Roark]] in the second film.]]
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film. This is an odd case in that while he's (apparently) still alive in the comics, this story was written specifically for the movie and doesn't really contradict the canon of the comics.
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DeathByCameo: FrankMiller has a cameo in the movie.
* %%* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: Lucille]].



* {{Delusions of Eloquence}}: Shlubb and Klump, the TropeNamers.

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* %%* {{Delusions of Eloquence}}: Shlubb and Klump, the TropeNamers.



* DirtyCoward: The Yellow Bastard both before and after his transformation is more likely to run away from a fight than stay.

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* DirtyCoward: DirtyCoward:
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The Yellow Bastard both before and after his transformation is more likely to run away from a fight than stay.



* DisposableLoveInterest: Goldie exists only to die in the first few pages of ''The Hard Goodbye'' and give Marv a reason for his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
** Ava Lord has this attitude toward her lovers.

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* DisposableLoveInterest: DisposableLoveInterest:
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Goldie exists only to die in the first few pages of ''The Hard Goodbye'' and give Marv a reason for his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
** Ava Lord has this attitude toward her lovers. She's a straight-up sociopathic FemmeFatale, after all.



* DownerEnding: Many of the short stories have one.

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* DownerEnding: Many of the short stories have one. Like the one where a guy who thinks he's saving his girlfriend is beaten to death by her controlling father.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hartigan]] knows that his death is the only thing that can once and for all save the girl. He promptly shoots himself in the head.

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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[[spoiler:Hartigan]] knows that his death is the only thing that can once and for all save the girl. He promptly shoots himself in the head.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Marv and his mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod says that Kevin hates Junior and thinks he's an abomination. Kevin will coexist with him, but will not help when Hartigan attacks the farm.

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* %%* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Marv and his mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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WordOfGod says that Kevin hates Junior and thinks he's an abomination. Kevin will coexist with him, but will not help when Hartigan attacks the farm.



* FamilyFriendlyStripper: Nancy in the movie.
** Taken to the extreme in the sequel, where Nancy does normal stripper stuff like jumping the stage, spanking herself and getting on all fours yet the scene is played out as self-destructive behavior and Marv even leaves the bar disgusted by the raunchiness, even though it's pretty standard stripper stuff and she's not even topless.

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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: Nancy in the movie.
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movie doesn't take her clothes off, whereas she's often dancing topless in the comics. Taken to the extreme in the sequel, where Nancy does normal stripper stuff like jumping the stage, spanking herself and getting on all fours yet the scene is played out as self-destructive behavior and Marv even leaves the bar disgusted by the raunchiness, even though it's pretty standard stripper stuff and she's not even topless.



* FamousLastWords: That the best you can do, ya pansies?
* FatAndSkinny: Mr. Shlubb and Mr. Klump.
* FemmeFatalons: Ava, Blue Eyes, Mariah, the Old Town Girls, ''Daddy's Little Girl'', etc.

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* %%* FamousLastWords: That the best you can do, ya pansies?
* %%* FatAndSkinny: Mr. Shlubb and Mr. Klump.
* %%* FemmeFatalons: Ava, Blue Eyes, Mariah, the Old Town Girls, ''Daddy's Little Girl'', etc.



* ForcedFriendlyFire: Marv does this to thwart an attempted ambush.
* ForcedToWatch: Poor Lucille...

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* %%* ForcedFriendlyFire: Marv does this to thwart an attempted ambush.
* %%* ForcedToWatch: Poor Lucille...



* IOwnThisTown: The Roark Family
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:"Hell of a way to end a partnership."]]

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* %%* IOwnThisTown: The Roark Family
* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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[[spoiler:"Hell of a way to end a partnership."]]



* LovesToHearThemScream: Junior.

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* %%* LovesToHearThemScream: Junior.



* MadBomber: The psychopathic Irish henchman in ''The Big Fat Kill''.
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:"He made me WAAAAAAATCH!"]]
* MadeOfIron: Marv and Kevin.

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* MadBomber: The psychopathic Irish henchman in ''The Big Fat Kill''.
*
Kill'' who only uses bombs and grenades to kill his enemies.
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MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:"He made me WAAAAAAATCH!"]]
* %%* MadeOfIron: Marv and Kevin.



* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Cardinal Roark.

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* %%* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Cardinal Roark.



* MobWar: One starts in ''Family Values''.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Becky]].

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* %%* MobWar: One starts in ''Family Values''.
* %%* TheMole: [[spoiler:Becky]].



* TheMurderAfter: Marv and Goldie.

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* %%* TheMurderAfter: Marv and Goldie.



* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: The Hartigan example mentioned above.

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* %%* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: The Hartigan example mentioned above.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hartigan to Yellow Bastard.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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Hartigan to Yellow Bastard.



* NoShirtLongJacket: Dwight in ''Big Fat Kill''.

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* %%* NoShirtLongJacket: Dwight in ''Big Fat Kill''.



* OffWithHisHead: Miho is fond of this.

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* OffWithHisHead: Miho is fond of this.decapitating her opponents.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: A hallmark of the series in general.
* PercussivePrevention: [[spoiler:Lucille to Marv and Marv to Wendy]].

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* %%* PayEvilUntoEvil: A hallmark of the series in general.
* %%* PercussivePrevention: [[spoiler:Lucille to Marv and Marv to Wendy]].



* RedLightDistrict: Old Town.

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* %%* RedLightDistrict: Old Town.



* ScaryBlackMan: Manute.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Kevin.

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* %%* ScaryBlackMan: Manute.
* %%* ScaryShinyGlasses: Kevin.



* ScopeSnipe: Wallace does this in ''Hell and Back''.

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* %%* ScopeSnipe: Wallace does this in ''Hell and Back''.



* SelfRestraint: Before he goes back to Ava, Dwight struggles with this.

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* SelfRestraint: SelfRestraint:
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Before he goes back to Ava, Dwight struggles with this.



* SeriesContinuityError: ''The Big Fat Kill'' takes place after ''Hell and Back'', but Dwight is seen driving the [[CoolCar 1953 Cadillac Eldorado]] he took from Vito at the end of ''Family Values'', a story that takes place well after both ''The Big Fat Kill'' and ''Hell and Back''.

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* SeriesContinuityError: SeriesContinuityError:
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''The Big Fat Kill'' takes place after ''Hell and Back'', but Dwight is seen driving the [[CoolCar 1953 Cadillac Eldorado]] he took from Vito at the end of ''Family Values'', a story that takes place well after both ''The Big Fat Kill'' and ''Hell and Back''.



* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: Happens to several of the women of the Sin City verse, particularly [[spoiler:Goldie and Lucille]].
* ShotInTheAss: An unfortunate diner owner in the backstory to "Family Values."

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* %%* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: Happens to several of the women of the Sin City verse, particularly [[spoiler:Goldie and Lucille]].
* %%* ShotInTheAss: An unfortunate diner owner in the backstory to "Family Values."



* SilentScapegoat: Marv

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* %%* SilentScapegoat: Marv



* SnowMeansDeath: Hartigan.

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* %%* SnowMeansDeath: Hartigan.



* TestosteronePoisoning: And ''how''!
* ThatOneCase: Roark Junior.

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* %%* TestosteronePoisoning: And ''how''!
* %%* ThatOneCase: Roark Junior.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Shlubb and Klump.
* ThrillerOnTheExpress: "Wrong Track".

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* %%* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Shlubb and Klump.
* %%* ThrillerOnTheExpress: "Wrong Track".



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Wendy and Goldie.
* TortureCellar: Kevin's basement.
* TortureTechnician: Kevin, also Roark Jr., but with less horror.

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Wendy and Goldie.
* %%* TortureCellar: Kevin's basement.
* TortureTechnician: TortureTechnician:
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Kevin, also Roark Jr., but with less horror.



* TrenchcoatBrigade: Every one of the protagonists.
** Also a few villains.

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* %%* TrenchcoatBrigade: Every one of the protagonists.
** %%** Also a few villains.



* TheVamp: Ava Lord. Very much Ava Lord.
** Also, Blue Eyes, Mariah, and "Daddy's Little Girl" to a lesser degrees.

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* TheVamp: %%* TheVamp:
%%**
Ava Lord. Very much Ava Lord.
** Also, %%** Blue Eyes, Mariah, and "Daddy's Little Girl" to a lesser degrees.



* VillainByDefault: Many of the villains.

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* %%* VillainByDefault: Many of the villains.



* TheVoiceless: Kevin and Miho.

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* %%* TheVoiceless: Kevin and Miho.



* WhatADrag: "I don't know about you, but I'm having a ball."

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* %%* WhatADrag: "I don't know about you, but I'm having a ball."



* WifeBasherBasher: Marv.

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* %%* WifeBasherBasher: Marv.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Ava uses Dwight's violent protectiveness toward women in general to manipulate him into murdering an innocent man]].

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: WoundedGazelleGambit:
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[[spoiler:Ava uses Dwight's violent protectiveness toward women in general to manipulate him into murdering an innocent man]].



* WretchedHive: Duh.
* XMarksTheHero: Hartigan is a shining example of this.

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* %%* WretchedHive: Duh.
* %%* XMarksTheHero: Hartigan is a shining example of this.
20th May '16 3:00:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Everyone.



** Let this sink in for a second. Marv is a {{badass}} {{determinator}} who has shrugged off bullets, cars, and all manner of attacks on his person, has thrown people through walls, and has generally proven to be MadeOfIron and an ImplacableMan...and he beats Manute up so damn badly he ''tires himself out''.

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** Let this sink in for a second. Marv is a {{badass}} {{determinator}} who has shrugged off bullets, cars, and all manner of attacks on his person, has thrown people through walls, and has generally proven to be MadeOfIron and an ImplacableMan...and he beats Manute up so damn badly he ''tires himself out''.
19th May '16 7:07:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* MurderSuicide: Hartigan commits suicide after killing Roark, Jr., realizing that he's the only link left leading to Nancy (the latest victim). By killing himself, he ensures that she is left alone.

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* MurderSuicide: MurderSuicide:
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Hartigan commits suicide after killing Roark, Jr., realizing that he's the only link left leading to Nancy (the latest victim). By killing himself, he ensures that she is left alone.alone.
** Officer Mort, a minor character in ''A Dame To Kill For'' is seduced into helping the FemmeFatale, and murders his partner when he tries to make Mort listen to reason. He then kills himself out of remorse.
14th May '16 1:31:31 PM ACW
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** A good number of attractive actresses get naked (or wear very little) in the name of art. Creator/CarlaGugino brandishes a gun topless and wears a thong, Creator/RosarioDawson is in her underwear, Creator/BrittanyMurphy is in nothing but panties and a button down shirt, and Creator/JessicaAlba is a stripper as well. In the comics, all of these characters are depicted naked at one point or another, even if their actresses weren't nude in the movie. We can also add Miho to the mix. Half of Ava's total screentime in the second film is without clothes. And Sally in the second film is ''always'' either topless or in lingerie. No other options.

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** A good number of attractive actresses get naked (or wear very little) in the name of art. Creator/CarlaGugino brandishes a gun topless and wears a thong, Creator/RosarioDawson is in her underwear, Creator/BrittanyMurphy is in nothing but panties and a button down shirt, and Creator/JessicaAlba is a stripper as well. In the comics, all of these characters are depicted naked at one point or another, even if their actresses weren't nude in the movie. We can also add Miho to the mix. Half of Ava's [[Creator/EvaGreen Ava's]] total screentime in the second film is without clothes. And Sally in the second film is ''always'' either topless or in lingerie. No other options.
14th May '16 5:21:24 AM MacronNotes
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Miho, the [[TheVoiceless silent]] ninja assassin.
5th May '16 5:16:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* DaddysGirl: In the appropriately titled, ''Daddy's Little Girl''.

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* DaddysGirl: In the appropriately titled, ''Daddy's Little Girl''. A young woman whose life is entirely controlled by her rich father asks her lover to shoot him so the two of them can be together at last. He eventually goes through with the deed, but it turns out the gun was a blank and the father beats him to death. The two of them were in a [[ParentalIncest sexual relationship]] and used violence to turn the father on as foreplay.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Happens to Mort after his obsession with Ava Lord causes him to shoot his partner Bob in ''A Dame to Kill For''. The realisation leads to him [[AteHisGun eating his gun]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Happens to Mort after his obsession with Ava Lord causes him to shoot his partner Bob in ''A Dame to Kill For''. The realisation leads to him [[AteHisGun eating his gun]].gun]].
** In ''Daddy's Little Girl'', a young man shoots his beautiful lover's rich and controlling father at her urging and immediately regrets it. He doesn't get long to ponder when the man gets up and beats him to death, as the gun was a blank.
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