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18th Oct '15 5:32:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: It's impossible to do a story like Cypher without at least alluding to PKD and WhereEaglesDare

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* {{Homage}}: It's impossible to do a story like Cypher without at least alluding to PKD and WhereEaglesDareFilm/WhereEaglesDare
29th Jun '15 2:29:27 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* SpannerInTheWorks: "It's a good plan really. Except for one little detail he forgot to account for. Me."
10th Jun '15 3:58:57 AM Sheora
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1st May '15 9:44:56 AM VenomLancerHae
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: The protagonist is the [[ThisLoserIsYou plaything]] in a GambitPileup. He ends up a hex-tuple spy, ultimately working for [[spoiler:himself. He pulled a Memory Gambit before the movie began, so he could pass one set of lie-detectors to get into one agency, then fail the same set of lie-detectors to get into the rival agency.]]

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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: The protagonist is the [[ThisLoserIsYou plaything]] in a GambitPileup. He ends up a hex-tuple spy, ultimately working for [[spoiler:himself. He pulled a Memory Gambit MemoryGambit before the movie began, so he could pass one set of lie-detectors to get into one agency, then fail the same set of lie-detectors to get into the rival agency.]]
29th Jan '15 4:01:02 PM Morgenthaler
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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Creator/LucyLiu, directed by Vincenzo Natali of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.

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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Creator/LucyLiu, directed by Vincenzo Natali Creator/VincenzoNatali of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.
15th Jan '15 2:12:54 PM eroock
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* PretendToBeBrainwashed: A bunch of sales people are drugged from served drinks and then brainwashed. Amongst them, the protagonist manages to stay sober by means of an antidote. He then continues to act like everyone else while observing what is being done to the group.
17th Dec '14 5:54:34 PM MarkLungo
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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu, directed by Vincenzo Natali of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.

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''Cypher'' is a 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu, Creator/LucyLiu, directed by Vincenzo Natali of ''Film/{{Cube}}'' and ''Film/{{Splice}}'' fame.



4th Dec '14 10:15:34 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* MacGuffin: The disc from the vault. [[spoiler: Arguably a MockGuffin since the true purpose is to ''delete'' the data, not to retrieve it]].

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* MacGuffin: The disc from the vault. [[spoiler: Arguably Turns into a MockGuffin after the trip to The Vault since the true purpose agenda is to ''delete'' the data, not to retrieve it]].it. Morgan himself is a LivingMacGuffin created by Rooks]].
4th Dec '14 10:12:11 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* SexierAlterEgo: Rook certainly is one to Morgan.

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* SexierAlterEgo: Rook Jack Thursby certainly is one to Morgan.
4th Dec '14 10:09:07 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* ChessMotifs: Explicitly stated. Sebastian Rooks is the, er, Rook with Morgan Sullivan being the Pawn. [[spoiler:The clever part is the [[FridgeBrilliance Pawn becoming the Rook]] when he reaches the reaches the metaphorical end of the board.]] The two opposing technology corporations, [=DigiCorp=] and Sunway Systems, are also color-coded as the opposing sides of a chess board, with [=DigiCorp=] being black, and Sunway Systems white.

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* ChessMotifs: Explicitly stated. Sebastian Rooks is the, er, Rook with Morgan Sullivan being the Pawn. [[spoiler:The clever part is the sacrificial [[FridgeBrilliance Pawn becoming the Rook]] when he reaches the reaches the metaphorical end of the board.board, all in order to protect the Queen, [[ActionGirl Rita]].]] The two opposing technology corporations, [=DigiCorp=] and Sunway Systems, are also color-coded as the opposing sides of a chess board, with [=DigiCorp=] being black, and Sunway Systems white.



* MacGuffin: The disc from the vault.

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* MacGuffin: The disc from the vault. [[spoiler: Arguably a MockGuffin since the true purpose is to ''delete'' the data, not to retrieve it]].
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