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9th Jan '18 10:57:56 PM MoPete
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--> '''Dr. Evil:''' Uh oh! Somebody's got some daddy issues!\\
'''Austin:''' Nothing could be my father from the truth.\\
'''Dr. Evil:''' Oop... you said "my father."\\
'''Austin:''' No I dadn't!\\
'''Dr. Evil:''' HOW!\\
'''Austin:''' ''Didn't''! Did not!\\
'''Dr. Evil:''' Shappah!\\
'''Austin:''' For me, this is a dad issue.\\
'''Dr. Evil:''' Oop.\\
'''Austin:''' ''Dead'' issue! Dead... dead dad! Deadbeat dad! ''Daddy didn't love me''!
18th Dec '17 7:47:15 PM igordebraga
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%%* HighlyConspicuousUniform

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%%* HighlyConspicuousUniform* HighlyConspicuousUniform: The silver suits worn by Dr. Evil and his henchmen.



%%* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy

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%%* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Being a James Bond parody, of course the henchmen are horrible shots.



* PunnyName: A lot of them, usually mocking ''Film/JamesBond'' characters. Let's see, there's [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Alotta Fagina]], Ivana Humpalot, Fook Mi and Fook Yu (the Japanese twins), [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Dixie Normous]], Felicity Shagwell ("Shagwell by name, shag ''very'' well by reputation.")... anyone else?

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* PunnyName: A lot of them, usually mocking ''Film/JamesBond'' characters. Let's see, there's [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Alotta Fagina]], Ivana Humpalot, Fook Mi and Fook Yu (the Japanese twins), [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Dixie Normous]], Felicity Shagwell ("Shagwell by name, shag ''very'' well by reputation.")..."), Robin Swallows (maiden name Spitz)... anyone else?


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* TimeMachine: Dr. Evil has one that just looks like a spinning portal. The British secret service has both a Beetle with a garish paint job in the second film, and a "Pimpmobile" Cadillac Eldorado in the third.


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* {{Tuckerization}}: Given Mike Myers is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, there are two characters named after hockey players, Commander Gilmour (Doug Gilmour - whose first name [[spoiler:is also Dr. Evil's real one]]), and General Borschevsky (Nikolai Borschevsky).
6th Dec '17 6:29:56 PM SinDustries
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* AffectionateParody: The first is mostly, as mentioned below, a parody of James Bond knockoffs and sixties culture in general. This is mostly continued in the second one, with various bits of sci-fi thrown in with all the time travel abuse. The third movie parodies {{Blaxploitation}} movies and, well, the Austin Powers franchise itself.

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* AffectionateParody: The first is mostly, as mentioned below, a parody of James Bond knockoffs and sixties culture in general. This is mostly continued in the second one, with various bits of sci-fi thrown in with all the time travel abuse. The third movie parodies {{Blaxploitation}} movies and, well, the Austin Powers ''Austin Powers'' franchise itself.
24th Oct '17 4:28:10 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: "Who throws a shoe?!? Honestly?"

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: "Who [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Random Task]] throws shoes. Not killer shows mind you just shoes. He attempts to kill Austin in the epilogue and all he does is throw a shoe at his head.
-->'''Austin''': Who
throws a shoe?!? Honestly?"Honestly?
24th Oct '17 4:20:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* DreamworksFace: The [[{{Faceship}} Dr. Evil giant submarine]] in ''Goldmember'' has one.

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* DreamworksFace: The [[{{Faceship}} Dr. Evil giant submarine]] in ''Goldmember'' has one. Of course it's based on Dr. Evil's quirk of doing the same thing.
13th Oct '17 4:55:25 PM Sjebens
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* DramaticIrony: In the third movie, Austin is upset about his father's absence from his knighting ceremony. Basil later informs him that his father wasn't there because he ''couldn't'' go, having been kidnapped by Goldmember.
3rd Oct '17 1:03:13 PM x_countryguy
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** In the first movie, Dr. Evil says to Austin that they are [[NotSoDifferent 'not so different']] (which also doubles as a comedic ActorAllusion), and in the second Dr. Evil pulls a LukeIAmYourFather moment to Austin seemingly just to mess with him. In the third movie it is revealed that they are [[spoiler: brothers]].

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** In the first movie, Dr. Evil says to Austin that they are [[NotSoDifferent 'not so different']] (which also doubles as a comedic ActorAllusion), and in the second Dr. Evil pulls a LukeIAmYourFather moment to Austin seemingly just to mess with him. In the third movie it is revealed that they are [[spoiler: brothers]].[[spoiler:brothers]].



** SixthRangerTraitor [[spoiler: (until the third film)]]: Scott.

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** SixthRangerTraitor [[spoiler: (until [[spoiler:(until the third film)]]: Scott.



* MamaBear: Don't try to harm Scott in front of Frau. Both Mini Me and Doctor Evil find this out the hard way. [[spoiler: Later it turns out she really is Scott's mom.]]

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* MamaBear: Don't try to harm Scott in front of Frau. Both Mini Me and Doctor Evil find this out the hard way. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later it turns out she really is Scott's mom.]]



** In the opening of the first movie, Dr. Evil [[YouHaveFailedMe kills off his minions who have deceived him]]... cue [[spoiler: Austin dancing to ''Soul Bossa Nova''.]]

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** In the opening of the first movie, Dr. Evil [[YouHaveFailedMe kills off his minions who have deceived him]]... cue [[spoiler: Austin [[spoiler:Austin dancing to ''Soul Bossa Nova''.]]



** In the second film, Austin mourns over [[spoiler: Vanessa being a Fembot...until he realizes this means he's single again. OH BEHAVE! ''[cue Soul Boss Nova again!]'']]

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** In the second film, Austin mourns over [[spoiler: Vanessa [[spoiler:Vanessa being a Fembot...Fembot... until he realizes this means he's single again. OH BEHAVE! ''[cue Soul Boss Nova again!]'']]



** Alotta Fagina from the first movie is a pretty straight example. Her only real role (besides acting as a plot device to [[spoiler: drive a temporary wedge between Austin and Vanessa]]) was to look hot.

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** Alotta Fagina from the first movie is a pretty straight example. Her only real role (besides acting as a plot device to [[spoiler: drive [[spoiler:drive a temporary wedge between Austin and Vanessa]]) was to look hot.



* PrecisionFStrike: Dr. Evil's response to [[spoiler: being caught in the first act, before even getting started on his EvilPlan]], is simply "[[{{Beat}} ...]] shit."

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* PrecisionFStrike: Dr. Evil's response to [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being caught in the first act, before even getting started on his EvilPlan]], is simply "[[{{Beat}} ...]] shit."



* RuleOfFunny: Honestly, the series has a time-traveling car that travels [[Film/BackToTheFuture not by accelerating to 88 miles per hour]], but by bouncing really hard on its seventies-style tricked out suspension. If you can swallow that but not [[spoiler: Vanessa being a [[RobotGirl fembot]]]], you need to recite [[MST3KMantra the mantra]].

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* RuleOfFunny: Honestly, the series has a time-traveling car that travels [[Film/BackToTheFuture not by accelerating to 88 miles per hour]], but by bouncing really hard on its seventies-style tricked out suspension. If you can swallow that but not [[spoiler: Vanessa [[spoiler:Vanessa being a [[RobotGirl fembot]]]], you need to recite [[MST3KMantra the mantra]].



* VomitIndiscretionShot: In a deleted scene from ''Goldmember,'' Dr. Evil, Scott, Number Two, Frau, and two sailors projectile vomit, after watching [[spoiler: Mr. Roboto get eaten by sharks.]]

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: In a deleted scene from ''Goldmember,'' Dr. Evil, Scott, Number Two, Frau, and two sailors projectile vomit, after watching [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Roboto get eaten by sharks.]]



** Inverted with Scott, who wants nothing to do with Dr. Evil, despite his father's attempts at bonding, then ''finally'' wins his dad's respect. [[spoiler: Too bad his dad becomes Good.]]

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** Inverted with Scott, who wants nothing to do with Dr. Evil, despite his father's attempts at bonding, then ''finally'' wins his dad's respect. [[spoiler: Too [[spoiler:Too bad his dad becomes Good.]]



'''Nigel:''' [[spoiler: You both are.]]

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'''Nigel:''' [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You both are.]]
12th Sep '17 4:47:13 AM TFSyndicate
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!!These movies provide examples of:

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!!These swingin' movies provide shagadelic examples of:
6th Sep '17 6:50:12 AM DrakeClawfang
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* AnAesop: In one of the very few moments in the series played entirely serious, Dr. Evil taunts that the values of the hippies and swingers Austin associated with (promiscuity, partying, drug use) are now considered evil and amoral in the nineties, trying to convince Austin they're NotSoDifferent. Austin rejects this, explaining that the sixties weren't about embracing those values, it was about rebelling against "uptight squares" like Dr. Evil -- the spirit of it all was ''freedom''.
-->'''Dr. Evil:''' Face it: Freedom failed.
-->'''Austin:''' No, man, freedom didn't fail. Right now, we got freedom ''and'' [[ComesGreatResponsibility responsibility]] - it's a very groovy time.

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* AnAesop: In one of the very few moments in the series played entirely serious, Dr. Evil taunts that the values of the hippies and swingers Austin associated with in the sixties, and the lifestyle they embraced (promiscuity, partying, drug use) use), are now considered evil and amoral in the nineties, trying to convince Austin they're NotSoDifferent. Austin rejects this, explaining that the sixties weren't about embracing those values, it was about rebelling against "uptight squares" like Dr. Evil -- the spirit of it all was ''freedom''.
-->'''Dr. Evil:''' Face it: Freedom failed.
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-->'''Austin:''' No, man, what we swingers were rebelling against were uptight squares like you, whose bag was money and world domination. We were innocent, man. If we'd known the consequences of our sexual liberation, we would have done things differently, but the spirit would have remained the same. It's freedom, baby, yeah. \\
'''Dr. Evil:''' Face it: Freedom failed. \\
'''Austin:''' No, man,
freedom didn't fail. Right now, we got freedom ''and'' [[ComesGreatResponsibility responsibility]] - it's a very groovy time.
4th Sep '17 12:21:05 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: Dr. Evil appears in every movie as the BigBad.
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