History Film / Centurion

15th Jan '18 9:33:00 PM Fireblood
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* BlackVikings: The film features Noel Clarke, an English actor with Afro-Caribbean heritage playing "Macro", a refugee from Numidia and a legionary from the second cohort of the Ninth Legion. Schoolboy error here, Numidia in modern-day Tunisia was populated by light-skinned Berbers and descendants of Eastern Mediterranean Carthagians. The writer had probably meant Nubia, the country in modern day Sudan. The same Roman unit also features Riz Ahmed playing Tarak, the company cook, who "hails from the Hindu Kush", which neatly matches Ahmed's own Pakistani ancestry.
15th Jan '18 9:23:02 PM Fireblood
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The 9th Legion is wiped out, and Quintus is ostracized from Roman society, but he retires with his hot new girlfriend to an idyllic little cottage.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The 9th Legion is wiped out, and Quintus is ostracized a fugitive from Roman society, but he retires with his hot new girlfriend to an idyllic little cottage.]]



* DarkMagicalGirl: Etain's motivations are entirely personal, and special emphasis is placed on her being an InnocenceLost character. There is something supernatural about her, to the point that other characters speak about her as if she's a demon.

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* DarkMagicalGirl: Etain's motivations are entirely personal, and special emphasis is placed on her being an InnocenceLost character. There is something supernatural about her, to the point that other characters speak about her as if she's a demon. Quintus wonders repeatedly how she has managed to track them so skillfully, implying this may be by magic, despite his dismissal of the idea.



* DirtyCoward: Thax. [[spoiler:He cuts Macros' leg so he won't be able to outrun the wolves.]]

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* DirtyCoward: Thax. [[spoiler:He cuts Macros' leg so he won't be able to outrun the wolves.wolves, and can escape while they kill him.]]



* DualWielding: Etain uses a knife in one hand and an axe in the other in her fight with Dias

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* DualWielding: Etain uses a knife in one hand and an axe in the other in her fight with DiasDias.



* GoodScarsEvilScars - Arianne's scar marking her as an outcast because she was accused of Necromancy. It's almost completely covered by her hair and doesn't detract from her beauty at all.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars - GoodScarsEvilScars: Arianne's scar marking her as an outcast because she was over being accused of Necromancy.witchcraft. It's almost completely covered by her hair and doesn't detract from her beauty at all.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arianne has a soft golden-blonde hair colour, which helps her be the only good female character in the movie.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arianne has a soft golden-blonde hair colour, color, which helps her be the only good female character in the movie.



* HotWitch: Arianne was accused of witchcraft, and deliberately creates the impression that she is a {{necromancer}} to protect herself, but she doesn't really have any magical powers, although she is an expert on woodcraft and herblore. She's definitely hot.

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* HotWitch: Arianne was accused of witchcraft, and deliberately creates the impression that she is a {{necromancer}} to protect herself, but she doesn't really have any magical powers, although she is an expert on woodcraft and herblore. herb lore. She's definitely at least hot.



* LightIsNotGood: The pict archer Aeron is blonde and pale-skinned, dressing mainly in bright clothes. Unlike Etain, she's given no sympathetic motives and is portrayed to be just as ruthless as her male counterparts.

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* LightIsNotGood: The pict Pict archer Aeron is blonde and pale-skinned, dressing mainly in bright clothes. Unlike Etain, she's given no sympathetic motives and is portrayed to be just as ruthless as her male counterparts.



* NotSoDifferent: The film examines that the Picts and the Romans are hardly that different from each other at all since it ends with [[spoiler:Arianne and Quintus ending up together, who were both branded outcasts by their people]].

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* NotSoDifferent: The film examines that the Picts and the Romans are hardly that different from each other at all since it ends with [[spoiler:Arianne and Quintus ending up together, who were both branded outcasts by their people]].



* TheSpeechless: Etain [[spoiler:had her tongue cut out by Romans]].

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* TheSpeechless: Etain [[spoiler:had her tongue cut out by Romans]].Romans and thus never speaks, though she screams once]].



* UnkemptBeauty: Etain. She's played by Olga Kurylenko, after all.

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* UnkemptBeauty: Etain. She's played by Olga Kurylenko, Creator/OlgaKurylenko, after all.
3rd Jan '18 11:15:18 PM Wyvern76
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* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Aeron (the Pict archer) is the light, while Etain is the dark.



** Women's status is depicted appropriately elevation for what it was in Pict culture.

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** Women's status is depicted appropriately elevation for what it was in Pict culture.



** The inscription in the fort found near the end is written in paleographically correct II century roman characters.

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** The inscription in the fort found near the end is written in paleographically correct II century roman 2nd-Century Roman characters.
5th Dec '17 2:58:48 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Etain's eventual death at the hands of Quintus is played tragically, showing that she was just a victim of this conflict as everyone else]].



* AntiHero / AntiVillain: The Roman soldiers are part of an invading army yet all they're trying to do is rescue their general and get back home. The Picts are trying to fight off an invasion and want revenge for the prince's murder but at the same time they're ruthless and don't exactly treat their own people any better.



* AxCrazy: Aeron.

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* AxCrazy: Aeron. Aeron is especially sadistic in battle.



* DarkActionGirl: Etain and Aeron.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Averted. The Roman side lacks an ActionGirl, with the film's only female warriors, Etain and Aeron, fighting for the Picts.

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* DarkActionGirl: Etain Aeron doesn't appear to have any personal grudges against the Romans and Aeron.
just fights for the sheer love of brutality. She's one of the most violent and sadistic fighters on the Pict side.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Etain's motivations are entirely personal, and special emphasis is placed on her being an InnocenceLost character. There is something supernatural about her, to the point that other characters speak about her as if she's a demon.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Averted. The Roman side lacks an ActionGirl, with the film's only female warriors, Etain and Aeron, fighting for the Picts. This would have been the case in the original script, where Arianne would fight Etain.



* TheDragon: Etain.

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* TheDragon: Etain. DragonInChief: Etain is Gorlacon's Dragon but leads the army, and she is a more prominent character than him.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Doubles as a BilingualBonus. Virilus means manly in latin, and General Virilus is very manly.
* AFatherToHisMen: General Virilus.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Doubles as a BilingualBonus. Virilus means manly in latin, and General Virilus is very manly.
* AFatherToHisMen: General Virilus.Virilus is one, which is part of the reason so many of them try to rescue him from the Picts.



* GrayAndGrayMorality: The Romans are kind of dicks. But then, so are the Picts.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arianne.
* HeelFaceTurn: Inverted. The lone woman with the legion turns out to be a Mole for the Picts. Of course from the Picts' perspective, it's a straight example.

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* GrayAndGrayMorality: The Romans Roman soldiers are kind part of dicks. But then, so an invading army yet all they're trying to do is rescue their general and get back home. The Picts are trying to fight off an invasion and want revenge for the Picts.
prince's murder but at the same time they're ruthless and don't exactly treat their own people any better.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Arianne.
* HeelFaceTurn: Inverted. The lone woman with
Arianne has a soft golden-blonde hair colour, which helps her be the legion turns out to be a Mole for only good female character in the Picts. Of course from the Picts' perspective, it's a straight example.movie.


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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Inverted. The lone woman with the legion turns out to be a Mole for the Picts. Of course from the Picts' perspective, it's a straight example.
20th Aug '17 9:28:34 PM RajTheDaj
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Thax, who murdered Gorlacon's son to keep him from alerting the Picts during a night infiltration and thus motivated Gorlacon into sending a hunting party led by Etain to kill the Ninth Legion survivors.]]



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler: One of Etain's good reasons to hate the Romans.]] Well if you want to be accurate it's " you killed my father, raped and murdered my mother, raped ''me'' and cut my tongue out".

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler: One of Etain's good reasons to hate the Romans.]] Well if you want to be accurate it's " you "you killed my father, raped and murdered my mother, raped ''me'' and cut my tongue out".
19th Jul '17 12:15:41 PM k410ren
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* ChefOfIron: Tarak

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* ChefOfIron: TarakTarak.



* DualWielding: Etain uses a knife in one hand and an axe in the other in her fight with Dias



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Aeron]] is stabbed by Ubriculius with an arrow she shot him with.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Aeron]] HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** [[spoiler:Aeron]]
is stabbed by Ubriculius with an arrow she shot him with.with.
** [[spoiler:Brick]] is speared by Etain with a spear he used earlier in the final fight.
** [[spoiler:Etain]] is stabbed with her own knife by Dias.



* TheSpeechless: Etain [[spoiler:had her tongue cut out by Romans]]

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* TheSpeechless: Etain [[spoiler:had her tongue cut out by Romans]]Romans]].
10th Jul '17 5:02:29 PM k410ren
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* BladeOnAStick: Etain's main weapon is a spear, with several SpikesOfVillainy.



* HeelFaceTurn: Inverted. The lone woman with the legion turns out to be a Mole for the Picts. Of course from the Picts' perspective, it's a straight example.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Inverted. The lone woman with the legion turns out to be a Mole for the Picts. Of course from the Picts' perspective, it's a straight example.



* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Quintus and Arianne]].
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Played with since [[spoiler: Ubriculius]] is killed fairly simply in the final battle with almost no fanfare at all.

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* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Quintus [[spoiler:Quintus and Arianne]].
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Played with since [[spoiler: Ubriculius]] [[spoiler:Ubriculius]] is killed fairly simply in the final battle with almost no fanfare at all.



* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness : who decides the ultimate fate of the Ninth Legion's legacy.

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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness : who Who decides the ultimate fate of the Ninth Legion's legacy.
10th Jul '17 4:51:26 PM k410ren
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* AxCrazy: Etain

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* AxCrazy: EtainAeron.



* DirtyCoward: Thax. [[spoiler:He cuts Macros' leg so he won't be able to outrun the wolves.

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* DirtyCoward: Thax. [[spoiler:He cuts Macros' leg so he won't be able to outrun the wolves.]]



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Doubles as a BilingualBonus. Virilus means manly in latin, and general Virilus is very manly.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Doubles as a BilingualBonus. Virilus means manly in latin, and general General Virilus is very manly.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Everyone in the Ninth Legion dies. Every one of the Picts sent after Dias dies. Pretty much everyone except Dias, Gorlacon, and Arianne dies.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Everyone [[spoiler:Everyone in the Ninth Legion dies. Every one of the Picts sent after Dias dies. Pretty much everyone except Dias, Gorlacon, and Arianne dies.]]



* MadeOfIron : Getting shot by Aeron makes Ubriculius only more annoyed, he pulls the arrow out of his back [[spoiler:and uses it to kill her]], and by the end, he only dies when running a spear through himself to get the Pict behind him.

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* MadeOfIron : MadeOfIron: Getting shot by Aeron makes Ubriculius only more annoyed, he pulls the arrow out of his back [[spoiler:and uses it to kill her]], and by the end, he only dies when running a spear through himself to get the Pict behind him.
10th Jul '17 1:10:05 PM k410ren
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* ArtisticLicense :

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* ArtisticLicense : ArtisticLicense:



* TheBrute: Vortix, a large warrior with a really large axe.



* DarkActionGirl: Etain.

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* DarkActionGirl: Etain.Etain and Aeron.



* DirtyCoward: Macros.

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* DirtyCoward: Macros.Thax. [[spoiler:He cuts Macros' leg so he won't be able to outrun the wolves.



* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler: Only Dias, Borthos, and Thax make it to Hadrian's Wall. Dias implicitly calls Thax out on his treachery, and Thax is killed in their ensuing struggle. Borthos is shot with an arrow by the Romans, who mistake him for a Pict, killing him. So Dias is the only one who makes it inside. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Not that it matters anyways because the Romans try to kill him after all that]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch to keep the fate of the Ninth Legion a secret.]]]]

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* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler: Only [[spoiler:Only Dias, Borthos, Bothos, and Thax make it to Hadrian's Wall. Dias implicitly calls Thax out on his treachery, and Thax is killed in their ensuing struggle. Borthos Bothos is shot with an arrow by the Romans, who mistake him for a Pict, killing him. So Dias is the only one who makes it inside. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Not that it matters anyways because the Romans try to kill him after all that]] [[HeKnowsTooMuch to keep the fate of the Ninth Legion a secret.]]]]]]]] For a full rundown:
** [[spoiler:Tarak]]: Shot in the back by Vortix and Aeron.
** [[spoiler:Leonidas]]: Speared through the head by Etain.
** [[spoiler:Macros]]: Leg cut by [[spoiler:Thax]], who leaves him to the wolves.
** [[spoiler:Brick]]: Speared by Etain. He proceeds to spear himself even further to kill the Pict behind him.



* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Brick kills Aeron by stabbing her through the eye with [[HoistByHisOwnPetard an arrow that she shot into his back]].]]



* HeroKiller: Etain is personally responsible for the deaths of [[spoiler:General Virilus, Leonidas, and Brick.]]



* MadeOfIron : Getting shot by Aeron makes Ubriculius only more annoyed, he pulls the arrow out of his back [[spoiler: and uses it to kill her]], and by the end, he only dies when running a spear through himself to get the Pict behind him.

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* MadeOfIron : Getting shot by Aeron makes Ubriculius only more annoyed, he pulls the arrow out of his back [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and uses it to kill her]], and by the end, he only dies when running a spear through himself to get the Pict behind him.



* NotSoDifferent: The film examines that the Picts and the Romans are hardly that different from each other at all since it ends with [[spoiler: Ariane and Quintus ending up together, who were both branded outcasts by their people]].

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* NotSoDifferent: The film examines that the Picts and the Romans are hardly that different from each other at all since it ends with [[spoiler: Ariane [[spoiler:Arianne and Quintus ending up together, who were both branded outcasts by their people]].


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* TheVoiceless: Etain, due to TongueTrauma.
21st Oct '16 9:34:06 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: The Romans sport TheQueensLatin.
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