History Film / DarkCity

8th Aug '17 1:29:09 PM fruitstripegum
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* MindRape: The entire premise of the mysterious syringes, and inverted when Mr. Hand makes use of John's memories to track him down.



* MindRape: The entire premise of the mysterious syringes, and inverted when Mr. Hand makes use of John's memories to track him down.
8th Aug '17 1:28:36 PM fruitstripegum
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* AGodAmI: The Strangers have this kind of mentality in regards of what they can do. [[spoiler:They ain't bluffing.]]



* AGodAmI: The Strangers have this kind of mentality in regards of what they can do. [[spoiler:They ain't bluffing.]]



* {{Inspector Javert}}: Inspector Frank Bumstead. A rather mild example; as devoted as he is to the law and his pursuit of the protagonist, he's far more reasonable. [[spoiler:When he's shown proof the main character is innocent, he switches sides.]]

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* {{Inspector Javert}}: InspectorJavert: Inspector Frank Bumstead. A rather mild example; as devoted as he is to the law and his pursuit of the protagonist, he's far more reasonable. [[spoiler:When he's shown proof the main character is innocent, he switches sides.]]
15th Jun '17 4:51:13 PM NightShade96
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: On repeated viewings, a lot of lines and shots can be seen to call forward to the plot twist.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: On repeated viewings, a lot of lines and shots can be seen to call forward to the plot twist.twist:


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* MemoryJar: Dr. Schriber implants FakeMemories into people's heads with syringes, and he's later seen concocting the fluids that make up these memories.
25th May '17 3:23:37 PM mkmckoy
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-->'''Murdoch''': You know how I was supposed to feel. That person isnít meónever was. You wanted to know [[HumansAreSpecial what it was about us that made us human]]. Well, you're not going to find it ''<<points at his head>>'' in here. You were looking in the wrong place.

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-->'''Murdoch''': You know how I was supposed ''supposed'' to feel. That person isnít meónever was. You wanted to know [[HumansAreSpecial what it was about us that made us human]]. Well, you're not going to find it ''<<points at his head>>'' in here. You were looking in the wrong place.
10th May '17 3:12:42 AM TroperBeDoper
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[[caption-width-right:280:[[TimeStandsStill "Shut it down."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:[[TimeStandsStill [[caption-width-right:300:[[TimeStandsStill "Shut it down."]]]]
6th May '17 8:29:35 PM mkmckoy
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* BecomingTheMask: In a sense. John Murdoch ultimately chooses the [[spoiler: final]] name given to him by the Strangers to be his own name.
6th May '17 7:58:22 PM mkmckoy
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* BecomingTheMask: In a sense. John Murdoch ultimately chooses the [[spoiler: final]] name given to him by the Strangers to be his own name.



* DisposableSexWorker: [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] by the Strangers, who give prostitute identities to certain women, then kill them, and then give John memories of killing themóall in order to see if he will kill another woman chosen to be a prostitute. John [[SubvertedTrope refuses to follow through]], but once Mr. Hand gets Johnís manufactured memories he [[DoubleSubvertedTrope finds and kills her]].



* IntriguedByHumanity: [[ExaggeratedTrope To an extreme degree!]] The Strangersí whole purpose in creating the city and performing their nightly experiments is to study humans in order to [[PinocchioSyndrome become like them]] and reverse the [[DyingRace death of their species]].
-->'''Mr. Hand''': [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove I wanted to know what it was like Ö how you feel.]]
-->'''Murdoch''': You know how I was supposed to feel. That person isnít meónever was. You wanted to know [[HumansAreSpecial what it was about us that made us human]]. Well, you're not going to find it ''<<points at his head>>'' in here. You were looking in the wrong place.



* MeaningfulName: John Murdock is supposedly a ''john'' who ''murders'' prostitutes. A prostitute even notes that his first name is appropriate.

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* MeaningfulName: John Murdock Murdoch is supposedly a ''john'' who ''murders'' prostitutes. A prostitute even notes that his first name is appropriate.



* MrExposition: Dr. Schreber, starting with the OpeningNarration.
-->'''Schreber''': First there was darkness. Then came the Strangers. They were a race as old as time itself. They had mastered the ultimate technology: the ability to alter physical reality by will alone. They called this ability "Tuning". [[DyingRace But they were dying]]. Their civilization was in decline, and so they abandoned their world seeking a cure for their own mortality. Their endless journey brought them to [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a small, blue world in the farthest corner of the galaxy]]. Our world. Here they thought they had finally found what they had been searching for.



* ToKnowHimIMustBecomeHim: Mr. Hand's justification for being injected with John's memories. Other Strangers consider it a bad idea, primarily because attempting to imprint Strangers with human memories always results in the recipient Stranger's death. Mr. Book is willing to go along with it anyway, because Murdock isn't blindly wandering the City, but following the clues the Strangers set out for him as part of the Murdock-as-serial-killer experiment. The imprint will lead them down the path he's following far faster than trying to re-create the experiment. And besides, Mr. Hand is really interested in giving human sociopathy a try.

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* ToKnowHimIMustBecomeHim: Mr. Hand's justification for being injected with John's memories. Other Strangers consider it a bad idea, primarily because attempting to imprint Strangers with human memories always results in the recipient Stranger's death. Mr. Book is willing to go along with it anyway, because Murdock Murdoch isn't blindly wandering the City, but following the clues the Strangers set out for him as part of the Murdock-as-serial-killer Murdoch-as-serial-killer experiment. The imprint will lead them down the path he's following far faster than trying to re-create the experiment. And besides, Mr. Hand is really interested in giving human sociopathy a try.
4th May '17 2:18:59 PM Gregzilla
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* TheQuisling: Dr. Schreber. He's grown tired of it by the time the film comes around, however, and acts like a ReliableTraitor to the Strangers.

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* TheQuisling: Dr. Schreber. He's grown tired of it by the time the film comes around, however, and acts like a ReliableTraitor traitor to the Strangers.
26th Feb '17 11:46:02 AM fgenzo159
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!!We need to list the tropes, Mr. TV Tropes, yes ?

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!!We need to list the tropes, Mr. TV Tropes, yes ?
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26th Feb '17 11:44:54 AM fgenzo159
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!!This movie provides examples of:

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!!This movie provides examples of:
!!We need to list the tropes, Mr. TV Tropes, yes ?


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* ArcWords: "Remember."
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