History Film / CubeZero

26th Apr '18 5:57:09 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* KillerGameMaster: When Wynn infiltrates the Cube and starts using his knowledge to circumvent the traps, Jax reorganizes the maze so trap rooms completely surround the one he is currently inhabiting.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Jax keeps deliberately misnaming Dodd with names such as "Mr. Codd", "Mr. Clodd" and "Mr. Wad" to assert his authority and contempt for the 'button guy'. He only adressed him by his proper name when [[spoiler:Dodd shows he's not entirely a coward and purposely sabotages his plans.]]

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Jax keeps deliberately misnaming Dodd with names such as "Mr. Codd", "Mr. Clodd" and "Mr. Wad" to assert his authority and contempt for the 'button guy'. He only adressed addresses him by his proper name when [[spoiler:Dodd shows he's not entirely a coward and purposely sabotages his plans.]]



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* WhereItAllBeganWhyDontYouJustShootHim: Jax is initially content to stack the deck against Wynn when he breaks protocol and infiltrates the Cube, but then he gets a call from upstairs and is told to end it immediately. Jax then orders a purge protocol which seals the doors and turns the current room into an electric death trap. [[spoiler:Dodd interrupts the main power to save Wynn.]]



* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Meyerhold]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Meyerhold]][[spoiler:Meyerhold, courtesy of the BrownNote trap. The rest of his extremities similarly explode and all that's left behind is slightly shredded clothing.]]



25th Apr '18 11:14:47 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* BrownNote: One of the rooms has sound emitters which cause flesh to instantly and explosively liquefy, like popping a balloon.



* EmptyPilesOfClothing: One of the rooms contains a bunch of bloody piles of clothing. This is because the sound-based trap inside causes the victim to instantly liquefy.



* ImMelting: A particularely disgusting example happens when a character who appears in the opening minutes gets completely sprayed with some sort of odorlous tissue-eating acid. He initially thinks that it's water, thirstily gulping it down before noticing that his skin turns waxy and starts to flake off.

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* ImMelting: A particularely particularly disgusting example happens when a character who appears in the opening minutes gets completely sprayed with some sort of odorlous odorless tissue-eating acid. He initially thinks that it's water, thirstily gulping it down before noticing that his skin turns waxy and starts to flake off.
27th Jul '17 3:05:02 AM MarkLungo
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* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: The two main characters ''are'' the Orwellian observers of the Cube's occupants and perform its day-to-day operations. At the same time they also have people to answer to and are inferred to be under constant surveillance themselves, as their masters throw the technicians into the Cube if they become too much of a nuisance. [[spoiler:This is because the technicians are actually another level of the Cube experiment -- observing the observers and such.]]



* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: The two main characters ''are'' the Orwellian observers of the Cube's occupants and perform its day-to-day operations. At the same time they also have people to answer to and are inferred to be under constant surveillance themselves, as their masters throw the technicians into the Cube if they become too much of a nuisance. [[spoiler:This is because the technicians are actually another level of the Cube experiment -- observing the observers and such.]]
27th Jul '16 5:57:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Downer Ending}}/ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Rains manages to escape, but will continue to be pursued until recaptured. Wynn is lobotomized and thrown back in the Cube like many Cube "Operators" before him. Everybody else dies except for the villains.]]


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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Rains manages to escape, but will continue to be pursued until recaptured. Wynn is lobotomized and thrown back in the Cube like many Cube "Operators" before him. Everybody else dies except for the villains.]]
27th Jul '16 5:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The minute Jax shows up onscreen he shows his efficiency in eliminating the entire experiment. When [[spoiler:Dodd]] [[SwallowTheKey swallows an irreplacable power coupling]], Jax simply paralyzes the guy and cuts it out of him. He refuses to accept that the heroes are dead until he can confirm it with his own eyes, figures out that they can reprogram Haskell as a super soldier and sends a military team to capture the escaped heroes even after the clean sweep evaporated everyone still inside the Cube.
11th Mar '16 11:36:59 AM jackgrimm99
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* {{Downer Ending}}/ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Rains manages to escape, but will continue to be pursued until recaptured. Wynn is lobotomized and thrown back in the Cube like many Cube "Operators" before him. Everybody else dies except for the villains.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Rains manages to escape, but will continue to be pursued until recaptured. Wynn is lobotomized and thrown back in the Cube like many Cube "Operators" before him. Everybody else dies except for the villains.]]
23rd May '15 3:12:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImMelting: The unlucky bastard in the opening enters a room and is sprayed with a substance which he thinks is water, since it is odorless and doesn't do any immediate harm. It takes a minute before his body tissues suddenly begin to dissolve into a bloody pile of bone and liquified guts.

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* ImMelting: The unlucky bastard A particularely disgusting example happens when a character who appears in the opening enters a room and is minutes gets completely sprayed with a substance which he some sort of odorlous tissue-eating acid. He initially thinks is that it's water, since thirstily gulping it is odorless and doesn't do any immediate harm. It takes a minute down before noticing that his body tissues suddenly begin to dissolve into a bloody pile of bone skin turns waxy and liquified guts.starts to flake off.
31st Jan '15 10:27:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap: Averted in the room that kills [[spoiler:Meyerhold]], which still contains the "remains" of multiple people--piles of bloody clothing.


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* GovernmentConspiracy: The proto-Cube seems to be controlled by a future theocratic dictatorship.


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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Rains manages to escape, but will continue to be pursued until recaptured. Wynn is lobotomized and thrown back in the Cube like many Cube "Operators" before him. Everybody else dies except for the villains.]]
25th Jan '15 1:28:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Gorn}}: The movie opens with a character getting sprayed with a liquid that turns out to be a fast-acting form of necrotizing faciitis. The skin of his hand peels off, and he proceeds to melt into a bloody puddle.

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* {{Gorn}}: The movie opens with a character getting sprayed with a liquid that turns out to be a fast-acting form of necrotizing faciitis. The skin of his hand peels off, and he proceeds to melt into a bloody puddle. The same viral agent also infects several other characters later on, albeit in smaller doses.




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* ZombieInfectee: The Cube controllers use a strain of necrotizing faciitis to kill one of the prisoners. The woman in question infects someone else by scratching a guy's arm before dying herself. He quickly becomes a liability to the other two remaining group members and is forced to test every room from that point on, but the former soldier throws him into a trapped room before he can infect anyone else.
28th Apr '14 9:36:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* RageWithinTheMachine: The two protagonists are a division of a vaguely theocratic government responsible for monitoring the declared enemies of the state who are thrown in the Cube to be experimented on. They're both resigned to their horrifying jobs at first, but one eventually realizes what he is part of and tries to rescue the people inside, only for the scary men from upstairs to come down and track him down.
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