History Film / Darkman

14th Dec '16 3:44:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneEpisodeWonder: The abandoned TV pilot is one of the finest and most accurate examples of superheroics on live-action television.
13th Dec '16 9:17:10 PM Willbyr
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* AntiHero: [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic]], frequently slipping into [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous]].

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* AntiHero: [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic]], {{Pragmatic|Hero}}, frequently slipping into [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous]].{{Unscrupulous|Hero}}.



* BadBoss: Strack indirectly kills his own [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] in the final battle, then just shrugs indifferently and goes back to trying to kill Darkman.

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* BadBoss: Strack indirectly kills his own [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] {{Mook|s}} in the final battle, then just shrugs indifferently and goes back to trying to kill Darkman.



* BlessedWithSuck: The treatment which made him super-humanly strong, agile, and impervious to pain also amplified his emotions to the point that he's in a near-constant state of uncontrollable rage and despair. Also, he apparently has no sense of touch.
** It is explained that he received surgery to cut off his sense of touch to block constant pain from the burns covering his body. This in turn caused the brain to amplify his emotional responses to fill in the void left by lack of external stimulus.

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* BlessedWithSuck: The treatment which made him super-humanly strong, agile, and impervious to pain also amplified his emotions to the point that he's in a near-constant state of uncontrollable rage and despair. Also, he apparently has no sense of touch.
** It is explained that he received
touch due to surgery to that cut off his that sense of touch in order to block constant pain from the burns covering his body. This in turn caused the his brain to amplify his emotional responses to fill in the void left by that lack of external stimulus.



** [[spoiler: Creator/BruceCampbell]] as the final mask Westlake puts on at the end of the first movie.

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** [[spoiler: Creator/BruceCampbell]] [[spoiler:Creator/BruceCampbell]] as the final mask Westlake puts on at the end of the first movie.



* CircusOfFear: At least in the first movie, courtesy of Peyton starting to lose it to rage, rushing to get away before his mask dissolves and some apropos overheard advertising ("A freak, gentlemen! He's a freak!").

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* CircusOfFear: CircusOfFear:
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At least in the first movie, courtesy of Peyton starting to lose it to rage, rushing to get away before his mask dissolves and some apropos overheard advertising ("A freak, gentlemen! He's a freak!").



* DeathByIrony: One of Durant's mooks set the lab to explode using a drinking bird. Later, Darkman does the same with his makeshift lab to that same mook. The nook tries to stop it but it's a hologram, he keeps trying to grab it which [[OhCrap set off real bomb very quickly]].
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Strack]]. The comic adaptation even makes it gorier with some impalement.

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* DeathByIrony: One of Durant's mooks set the lab to explode using a drinking bird. Later, Darkman does the same with his makeshift lab to that same mook. The nook tries to stop it but it's a hologram, he keeps trying to grab it which [[OhCrap set sets off the real bomb very quickly]].
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Strack]].[[spoiler:Strack]]. The comic adaptation even makes it gorier with some impalement.



** Westlake's rebirth as a SuperHero is born from a massive trauma induced mental breakdown.

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** Westlake's rebirth as a SuperHero is born from a massive trauma induced trauma-induced mental breakdown.



** "Well, if you're not going to kill me, I have things to do..."

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** "Well, -->"Well, if you're not going to kill me, I have things to do..."



* KickTheDog: Peyton and Julie both get several swift ones. Peyton is obvious, but consider that Julie thought she'd lost the love of her life, and was finally piecing her emotional self back together...[[spoiler: and then her rebound guy turns out to be a emotionless psychopath, her former lover turns out to be insane and heavily injured, and at the end, dumps her because he's become a monster.]] Oh, and all of this got started because of an accounting discrepancy she was looking into as part of her day job. ''Ouch.''

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* KickTheDog: Peyton and Julie both get several swift ones. Peyton is obvious, but consider that Julie thought she'd lost the love of her life, and was finally piecing her emotional self back together...[[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then her rebound guy turns out to be a an emotionless psychopath, her former lover turns out to be insane and heavily injured, and at the end, dumps her because he's become a monster.]] Oh, and all of this got started because of an accounting discrepancy she was looking into as part of her day job. ''Ouch.''



--> '''Rick:''' "I told you everything!"
--> '''Darkman:''' "I know you did, Rick. But let's pretend you didn't!"

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--> '''Rick:''' "I I told you everything!"
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everything!\\
'''Darkman:''' "I I know you did, Rick. But let's pretend you didn't!"didn't!



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Implied to be the fate of the [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] who falls down the building in the first film's climax. The movie made a [[IncrediblyLamePun point]] of setting up those rebars at the bottom.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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Implied to be the fate of the [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] {{Mook|s}} who falls down the building in the first film's climax. The movie made a [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun point]] of setting up those rebars at the bottom.



* LostInACrowd: Peyton vanishes from Julie in this manner at the end. By turning into [[spoiler:Bruce Campbell]].
* MadeOfIron: Darkman ''can'' get hurt, but since he's lost all sense of touch, tends to ignore it.
** Driven home at one point when he accidentally lights his hand on fire while working... and ''doesn't notice'' for several seconds.

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* LostInACrowd: Peyton vanishes from Julie in this manner at the end. By end...by turning into [[spoiler:Bruce Campbell]].
* MadeOfIron: MadeOfIron:
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Darkman ''can'' get hurt, but since he's he can't feel pain and has lost all sense of touch, tends to ignore it.
** Driven
it. It's driven home at one point when he accidentally lights his hand on fire while working... and ''doesn't notice'' for several seconds.



* OneEpisodeWonder: The abandoned TV pilot is one of finest and most accurate examples of superheroics on live-action television.

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* OneEpisodeWonder: The abandoned TV pilot is one of the finest and most accurate examples of superheroics on live-action television.



* SayMyName: WESTLAAAAAAAAAKE!!!

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* SayMyName: SayMyName:
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WESTLAAAAAAAAAKE!!!


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16th Nov '16 10:17:23 PM gjjones
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:
!!''Darkman'' provides examples of:



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Darkman got his revenge on the criminal scum who ruined his life but he is now a creature of the night who can never return to the normal world.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Darkman got his revenge on the criminal scum criminals who ruined his life but he is now a creature of the night who can never return to the normal world.]]



* CrossOver: Dynamite Entertainment produced a four-part mini-series seeing Darkman team-up with [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]].

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* CrossOver: Dynamite Entertainment produced a four-part mini-series miniseries seeing Darkman team-up with [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]].



** The villains in the sequels are under the assumptions that Darkman doesn't kill. Darkman himself also seems to be under that delusion that he doesn't kill bad-guys, even though he lethally disposes of every villain he comes across.

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** The villains in the sequels are under the assumptions that Darkman doesn't kill. Darkman himself also seems to be under that delusion that he doesn't kill bad-guys, bad guys, even though he lethally disposes of every villain he comes across.



** Westlake also seems to be the worlds greatest vocal impersonator.

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** Westlake also seems to be the worlds world's greatest vocal impersonator.
16th Nov '16 9:27:21 PM TheNewBig
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* RealityEnuses: We get a double dose of this in the first film. The first instance happens when Westlake confronts the BigBad. Naturally, the villain erupts into a VillainousBreakdown, cursing his enemy for all the destruction that was done to his organization, right? Wrong. This is a slick, savvy corrupt businessman who only used Durant and his cronies as hired muscle and knows full well how useful a BadassAbnormal with shapeshifting techniques could be to him. Unfortunately for him, the borderline psychotic vigilante who has ''already'' personally disposed of his underlings still has a bit of an issue with him since he was the one ultimately responsible for everything that had happened thus far.
26th Sep '16 5:26:35 AM k410ren
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* ArtificialLimbs: Skip (one of Darkman's henchmen) has a fake leg... which hides a machine pistol.


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* SnipingTheCockpit: Durant kills four gangsters during the opening by shooting two car drivers, who crash their cars, killing their friends riding shotgun.
26th Sep '16 5:19:26 AM k410ren
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* ImpaledPalm: Darkman gets a rivet shot into his hand during the climax, pinning him to the beam behind him.
7th Sep '16 8:41:31 PM TitoMosquito
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** The circus also had funhouse mirrors which seem to be mocking Peyton. And also a freak attraction that's revealed the moment Peyton was about to tell the truth.

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** The circus carnival also had has funhouse mirrors which seem to be mocking Peyton. And also Also not helping is a carnival barker revealing a circus freak attraction that's revealed the moment Peyton was about to tell Julie the truth.
7th Sep '16 8:38:26 PM TitoMosquito
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* CircusOfFear: At least in the first movie, courtesy of Peyton starting to lose it to rage, rushing to get away before his mask dissolves and some apropos overheard advertising ("A freak, gentlemen!").

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* CircusOfFear: At least in the first movie, courtesy of Peyton starting to lose it to rage, rushing to get away before his mask dissolves and some apropos overheard advertising ("A freak, gentlemen!").gentlemen! He's a freak!").
** The circus also had funhouse mirrors which seem to be mocking Peyton. And also a freak attraction that's revealed the moment Peyton was about to tell the truth.


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* DeathByIrony: One of Durant's mooks set the lab to explode using a drinking bird. Later, Darkman does the same with his makeshift lab to that same mook. The nook tries to stop it but it's a hologram, he keeps trying to grab it which [[OhCrap set off real bomb very quickly]].


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* ScreamingWoman: A hooker screams as Pauly fell on the car near her. She screamed again when she saw Darkman disguised as Pauly.
7th Sep '16 8:29:40 PM TitoMosquito
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* CaptainErsatz: Darkman is one of TheSpider, Radio/TheShadow and Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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* CaptainErsatz: Darkman is one of TheSpider, Literature/TheSpider, Radio/TheShadow and Franchise/{{Batman}}.



* TheDragon: Durant is basically a hired crime lord to do all of Strack's dirty work.

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* TheDragon: Durant is basically a hired crime lord to do all of Strack's dirty work. But with Strack's death, Durant is once again his own boss.



** Durant has one too, once he loses his shit though.

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** Durant has one too, once he loses his shit though. As shown when he was framed by Darkman.


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-->'''Darkman:''' Burn in Hell, Durant!


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* WhatTheHellHero: Julie was disturbed seeing Peyton's face mask dissolve. Then she tells him he (who's hiding) should have told her the truth, she would have understand.
17th Jul '16 1:05:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Strack. He immediately deduces Peyton is the one messing with his business when Julie tells him Peyton's alive. He's also smart enough to test [[TheDragon Durant]] by [[OutOfCharacterAlert asking how his kids are]], partly as a joke but mostly as an identity check. Bonus points as he does this even before knowing someone is deliberately impersonating his Mooks.
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