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2nd Apr '16 9:52:35 PM bt8257
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* BookEnds: At the beginning of the film, after Vincent gets into Max's cab, he remarks that he hates LA, and then relates a story about how a normal guy got on the MTA, had a heart attack and died, and then rode the train the rest of the day with no one noticing. At the end, [[spoiler: Vincent, mortally wounded, sits down on the MTA and asks Max if anyone will notice his death before dying.]]
* BoomHeadShot: Combined with DoubleTap for Vincent's SignatureMove: The Mozambique (or "Failure to Stop") Drill.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: At the beginning of the film, after Vincent gets into Max's cab, he remarks that he hates LA, and then relates a story about how a normal guy got on the MTA, had a heart attack and died, and then rode the train the rest of the day with no one noticing. At the end, [[spoiler: Vincent, mortally wounded, sits down on the MTA and asks Max if anyone will notice his death before dying.]]
* BoomHeadShot: BoomHeadshot: Combined with DoubleTap for Vincent's SignatureMove: The Mozambique (or "Failure to Stop") Drill.
19th Mar '16 11:52:50 AM Rebu
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** The director also went through weapons training himself. Officially, it's so he'd know more about how to direct gunplay. There's a good chance he just went "oh, what the heck".
19th Mar '16 11:43:04 AM Rebu
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Max ends up killing Vincent with the latter's own [=USP45=]]]. In addition, Vincent's attempt to use his signature Mozambique Drill backfires, [[spoiler:causing the bullets to hit the steel barrier and thus preventing him from killing Max first]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Max ends up killing Vincent with the latter's own [=USP45=]]]. In addition, Vincent's [[spoiler:Vincent's attempt to use his signature Mozambique Drill backfires, [[spoiler:causing causing the bullets to hit the steel barrier and thus preventing him from killing Max first]].
5th Mar '16 3:18:56 PM Damar
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** More specifically, when Vincent ties Max to the steering wheel to make sure he doesn't drive away while Vincent takes care of business, Max honks the horn that draws some people to his predictament. Unfortunately they turn out to be muggers who at first don't even *notice* Max is tied to the steering wheel and demand his wallet while holding him at gunpoint and despite no reason still continue to make threats at him as they take his money and Vincent's briefcase. Then Vincent shows up...



* DeathByIrony: Vincent, for all his talk of adapting, I Ching, Darwin - acting as Chaos personified - exclusively uses the [[BoomHeadshot Mozambique Drill]] technique to eliminate his targets, [[spoiler:allowing Max to get the better of him in a blind shoot-out.]]

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* DeathByIrony: Vincent, for all his talk of adapting, I Ching, Darwin - acting as Chaos personified - exclusively uses the [[BoomHeadshot Mozambique Drill]] technique to eliminate his targets, [[spoiler:allowing Max to get the better of him in a blind shoot-out.shoot-out as his specific shooting routine only hits the carriage door where as Max's inexpierenced random shots manage to get past the obstruction and hit Vincent.]]
24th Feb '16 5:09:07 AM erforce
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* {{Cameo}}: Jason Statham's character from ''TheTransporter'' pops up to deliver the workups on Vincent's targets.

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* {{Cameo}}: Jason Statham's character from ''TheTransporter'' ''Film/TheTransporter'' pops up to deliver the workups on Vincent's targets.
29th Jan '16 7:58:48 PM Boggs
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* RealityEnsues: Vincent is a steely-eyed, cold-blooded killer and total {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: He still gets killed by a lucky shot [[Irony from what has to be the most timid man in all of LA.]]]]

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* RealityEnsues: Vincent is a steely-eyed, cold-blooded killer and a total {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: He still gets killed by a lucky shot [[Irony [[{{Irony}} from what has to be the most timid man in all of LA.]]]]
29th Jan '16 7:56:51 PM Boggs
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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Even after Max fatally wounds him, it's pretty clear Vincent could still have simply reloaded his weapon and killed him. He chooses not to and instead merely [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces death with dignity]], although it may have something to do with Vincent knowing his number's up and not wanting to die completely alone.]]]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Even after Max fatally wounds him, it's pretty clear Vincent could still have simply reloaded his weapon and killed him. He chooses not to and instead merely [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces death with dignity]], although it may have something to do with Vincent knowing his number's up and not wanting to die completely alone.]]]]]]


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* RealityEnsues: Vincent is a steely-eyed, cold-blooded killer and total {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: He still gets killed by a lucky shot [[Irony from what has to be the most timid man in all of LA.]]]]
29th Jan '16 7:53:12 PM Boggs
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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Even after Max fatally wounds him, it's pretty clear Vincent could still have simply reloaded his weapon and killed him. He chooses not to and instead merely [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces death with dignity]], although it may have something to do with Vincent knowing his number's up and not wanting to die completely alone.]]]]
30th Nov '15 6:54:13 PM Taskmaster123
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* TheReasonYouSuck: Max levels up and delivers a ''blistering'' one to Vincent right before crashing the car. Max tells him that he couldn't connect with anyone if his life depended on it and that he's like someone who grew up institutionalized without experiencing any normal human interactions at all. Watch Vincent's face during this. It's plain that what Max is saying is hitting him ''hard'' and he's barely keeping himself together.
30th Nov '15 6:30:25 PM Taskmaster123
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to find he is out of ammo. A moment later the camera pulls back to reveal that Vincent has been fatally gut-shot. He calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Vincent at the end of the film. After he and Max unload their entire magazines at each other in a blind shoot-out, Vincent attempts to reload, only to find he is out of ammo. have the spare magazine slip from his hand. A moment later the camera pulls back to reveal that the reason he dropped it: Vincent has been fatally gut-shot. He gut-shot and his body is started to shut down. With the last of his strength, he calmly puts away his gun, adjusts his suit, and sits down on a train seat. He waits for Max to come sit across from him before delivering his LastWords, then relaxes silently into death.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Vincent by the end of the movie.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: Vincent progresses through one of these over the course of the film. It has it's beginning from the moment he meets Max and they start conversing. Vincent is an amoral, completely self-centered assassin who cares for no one. However, he's also incredibly isolated and walled-off from the rest of humanity, with the resultant loneliness that he'd never admit to, not even to himself. Despite how ruthless he is, it's heartbreaking to realize that Max may be the first person he's had a meaningful, introspective, and honest conversation with ''in his entire life.'' In several scenes, you can't help but feel that he's honestly trying to help Max change his life, and is very conflicted over the part of his plan that means killing Max. [[spoiler:Vincent by the end of the movie.]]
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