History Film / BrotherhoodOfTheWolf

16th Apr '16 11:47:05 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* BadassBookworm: Fronsac is a scientist by profession and a veteran of the French-Indian Wars and is shown to be just as skilled as Mani in melee combat.

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* BadassBookworm: Fronsac is a scientist by profession profession, being one of the most accomplished in his field, and a veteran of the French-Indian Wars who rose to Captain through valor in battle, and is shown to be just as skilled as Mani in melee combat.



* GeniusBruiser: Fronsac is both an accomplished soldier as well as one of the best scientists in his field.
16th Apr '16 11:41:47 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* BadassBookworm: Fronsac is a scientist by profession and a veteran of the French-Indian Wars and is shown to be just as skilled as Mani in melee combat.
4th Apr '16 3:43:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Fronsac, Mani [[spoiler:and Jean-François]].
4th Jan '16 4:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The WhipSword is lifted directly from ''SoulCalibur''

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* ShoutOut: The WhipSword is lifted directly from ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''
19th Oct '15 9:05:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dacascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.



* ProductionPosse: Christophe Gans directed Mark Dacascos in ''Crying Freeman''.
19th Aug '15 6:07:36 AM Sekantti
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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator

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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredatorSuspiciouslyStealthyPredator The Beast [[spoiler: actually a lion in ScaryImpracticalArmor]] somehow manages to sneak through the French woods and countryside without leaving a trace.



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17th Aug '15 1:39:41 PM Dingbot
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Fronsac and Mani are quickly enlisted to hunt down the beast and study it. Along the way, they encounter a myserious group of gypsies and a number of French aristocrats who may or may not be behind the beast's attacks. Vincent Cassel plays a one-armed hunting enthusiast who also takes an interest in the beast. Monica Bellucci also stars as a seductive Italian prostitute who is far more than she seems.

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Fronsac and Mani are quickly enlisted to hunt down the beast and study it. Along the way, they encounter a myserious mysterious group of gypsies and a number of French aristocrats who may or may not be behind the beast's attacks. Vincent Cassel plays a one-armed hunting enthusiast who also takes an interest in the beast. Monica Bellucci also stars as a seductive Italian prostitute who is far more than she seems.



* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.

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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental supplemental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.



* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dakascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.

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* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dakascos, Dacascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.



* HighClassCallGirl: Slyvia claims to be "expensive".

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* HighClassCallGirl: Slyvia Sylvia claims to be "expensive".



* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:the ''Beast'' is actually a big lion disguised as a monster with metal spikes and shards by the Brotherhood members and trained to scare and/or kill the villagers. But the Brotherhood are the real ''Beasts'' and not the ''Beast'' itself.]]

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* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:the ''Beast'' Beast is actually a big lion disguised as a monster with metal spikes and shards by the Brotherhood members and trained to scare and/or kill the villagers. But the Brotherhood Brotherhood, and Jean-François in particular, are the real ''Beasts'' and not the ''Beast'' itself.villains.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Fronsac after [[spoiler: Mani is killed]]. Or at least, it seems that way from the point of the view of the rest of the characters, since up until then Fronsac had been content to let Mani handle {{Badass}} duty. It turns out he was just as Badass as Mani all along, [[UpToEleven if not more so]], and when properly motivated he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge plows a path of utter destruction]] that makes a viewer wonder why he even kept Mani around for at all.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Fronsac after [[spoiler: Mani is killed]]. Or at least, it seems that way from the point of the view of the rest of the characters, since up until then Fronsac had been content to let Mani handle {{Badass}} duty. It turns out he was just as Badass as Mani all along, [[UpToEleven if not more so]], and when properly motivated he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge plows a path of utter destruction]] that makes a viewer wonder why he even kept Mani around for at all.



** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the film could be more realistic than it looks.

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** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) portrayed) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the film could be more realistic than it looks.



* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.

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* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual unusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.
4th Aug '15 4:20:39 PM foxley
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* MarkedBullet: Jean-François uses silver bullets to "sign" his shots.
29th Jul '15 9:51:37 AM Cieloazul
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War.

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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War.War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It's never really made clear what, exactly, the Beast ''is.'' All we know is that [[spoiler: it's the offspring of an animal that Jean-François brought back with him from Africa.]] WordOfGod is that it's [[spoiler:a lion]], but it doesn't really look or act like a typical one, probably as a result of the training and alterations it received.



* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed with the martial art of ''savate'', a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed with the martial art of ''savate'', savate, a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, Mani's style is clearly based on Mark Dacascos's training in background in Wun Hop Kuen Do, and [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.



* RedOniBlueOni: Fronsac and Mani, respectively. It reflects on their fighting styles: Mani's is gracile and based in a continuously flowing rhythm and he avoids killing, but Fronsac's is savage and direct, relying in linear attacks, and he certainly doesn't care about butchering opponents.



* TheUnreveal: It's never explicitly said what kind of animal the Beast is. All we are told is that [[spoiler: it's the offspring of an animal that Jean-François brought back with him from Africa.]] Viewers only get a hint at a shot to the animal's unarmored eyes, revealing cat-like irises and gold fur. WordOfGod is that it's [[spoiler:a lion]].



** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the film could be more realistic than it looks.



* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.

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* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.



* WouldHitAGirl: Mani and Fronsac don't have much of a problem fighting the female gypsies, though Mani seems to go a bit easier on them in their intial dust-up. [[spoiler: Except La Bavarde, the woman they saved when they first arrived into town. This ends up costing Mani his life.]]

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* WouldHitAGirl: Mani and Fronsac don't have much of a problem fighting the female gypsies, though Mani seems to go a bit easier on them in their intial initial dust-up. [[spoiler: Except La Bavarde, the woman they saved when they first arrived into town. This ends up costing Mani his life.]]
25th Jul '15 4:13:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Mani has an air of mysticism about him -according to Fronsac he was "a sort of priest" to his tribe, presumably a shaman and/or medicine man- and seems to have some sort of psychic connection with a wolf. He also shows hints of being [[GenreSavvy fully aware of the archetype in-universe]] and quite the DeadpanSnarker.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Mani has an air of mysticism about him -according to Fronsac he was "a sort of priest" to his tribe, presumably a shaman and/or medicine man- and seems to have some sort of psychic connection with a wolf. He also shows hints of being [[GenreSavvy fully aware of the archetype in-universe]] and quite the DeadpanSnarker.
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