History Film / DoubleDragon

15th Aug '17 2:42:04 PM TitoMosquito
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* PoliceAreUseless: Even they follow curfew. Though justified, since they have neither the manpower nor motive to deal with the gangs. Averted with Marian's dad, who wishes to do more. In one scene, he tries to get his fellow officers to help him, but they refused. His second-in-command thinks he's only asking for help find his daughter. But he tells him his daughter and the Power Corps are doing the work for the cops. He orders them to come with him, but they won't so he went on his own. By the end of the film, they now have the strength to fight the gangs rather than compromising with them.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Even they follow curfew. Though justified, since they have neither the manpower nor motive to deal with the gangs. Averted with Marian's dad, Chief Delario, who wishes to do more. In one scene, After helping Marian and the Lee Brothers, he tries to get motivate his fellow officers to help him, take care of the gangs once and for all, but they refused. His wouldn't. Delario's second-in-command thinks he's only asking for their help to find his daughter. But he tells him them his daughter and the her Power Corps are doing the work for the cops. He orders gives them a direct order to come with him, but they won't still refuse so he went on his own. By the end of the film, they the police now have the strength to fight the gangs rather than compromising with them.



* SecretKeeper: Marc knows Marian is the leader of the Power Corps. But he tries to get something out of keeping it a secret, which Marian ignores. And he hopes she'll get busted eventually.

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* SecretKeeper: Marc knows Marian is the leader of the Power Corps. But he tries to get something out of keeping it a secret, which Marian ignores. And he He hopes she'll get busted eventually.eventually. Of course, their dad does find out and Marian probably won't hear the end of it despite things working out in the end.
29th Jun '17 2:52:32 AM TitoMosquito
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* YouHaveFailedMe: Shuko mutated Abobo into a hulking giant for failing to steal the other half of the medallion, despite insisting he had no idea what it was.
27th Feb '17 10:23:53 AM erforce
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* GratuitousSpecialEffects: Marian's little brother, at one point, uses a VR headset solely to work in more CGI effects.

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* GratuitousSpecialEffects: Marian's little brother, at one point, uses GangOfHats: Every member of Mohawks, led by Abobo, has a VR headset solely to work in more CGI effects.mohawk. There are also gangs that dress up as clowns, schoolboys and postmen.
26th Feb '17 12:33:42 PM erforce
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----!!This film has examples of:



* CurseCutShort / OhCrap

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* CurseCutShort / OhCrapCurseCutShort:



* DaChief: Delario.

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* %%* DaChief: Delario.



* EyeScream: A more lighthearted example happens when Jimmy pokes Smartass Mohawk on the eye with a metal bar, leaving him crying. Luckily for the man, there's a guy with an eyepatch to give him a shoulder to cry on about his loss.



** It's hard to find [[FranchiseKiller a more blatant metaphor]].



* [[YouDidEverythingYouCould She Did Everything She Could]]: Jimmy thinks Satori [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot should have told him and Billy the truth about the medallion sooner]]. Billy defends her, saying she had no idea Shuko would find the first half and be looking for the other, "she did the best she could". [[WhatTheHellHero Billy calls him out for it]], since she was the only family they had.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

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* [[YouDidEverythingYouCould She Did Everything She Could]]: Jimmy thinks Satori [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot should have told him and Billy the truth about the medallion sooner]]. Billy defends her, saying she had no idea ShoutOut: Koga Shuko would find the first half and be looking for the other, "she did the best she could". [[WhatTheHellHero Billy calls him out for it]], since she was the only family they had.
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asks from his twin underlings: "[[Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews Huey, Lewis. Any news]]?"
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ThoseTwoBadGuys


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* YouDidEverythingYouCould: Jimmy thinks Satori [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot should have told him and Billy the truth about the medallion sooner]]. Billy defends her, saying she had no idea Shuko would find the first half and be looking for the other, "she did the best she could". [[WhatTheHellHero Billy calls him out for it]], since she was the only family they had.


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31st Jan '17 7:03:30 PM contrafanxxx
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* DaChief: Delario.


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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Chief Delario designates the Power Corps as terrorists, even though they're the most heroic gang.
7th Nov '16 1:19:40 PM Saurubiker
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For those looking for a [[SpiritualAdaptation more faithful adaptation]] of the games, just watch the Jean Claude Van-Damme movie ''Film/DoubleImpact'' and pretend that Alex and Chad are really just Billy and Jimmy.

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For those looking for a [[SpiritualAdaptation more faithful adaptation]] of the games, just watch see the Jean Claude Van-Damme movie ''Film/DoubleImpact'' and pretend that Alex and Chad are really just Billy and Jimmy.
''Film/DoubleImpact''.
25th Jun '16 6:15:36 PM TitoMosquito
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Billy to Jimmy. And also, Marian's little brother Marc.



* DirtyCop: Averted with Marian's dad Chief Delario. Shuko tries to bribe him with a suitcase full of cash to look the other way. Delario just closes the suitcase, refusing to take it, [[DisappointedInYou disappointing Shuko]]. Though he does take the money when Shuko (possessed by Jimmy) asks to be arrested.
-->'''Chief Delario:''' I told you Shuko, you can't bribe me.\\
'''Shuko/Jimmy:''' It's no bribe. ''(offers his hands)'' Arrest me.



* {{Expy}}: Shuko may be partially based on the Shadow Master, due to his power to possess people turns him into a shadowy spectre and later transforms into a dark warrior.



* HypocriticalHumor: The press question Marian's dad about some of the gangs (like the Power Corps) are misunderstood. He reminds them it's almost curfew, and they depart.

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* HypocriticalHumor: The press question Marian's dad Chief Delario about the possibility of some of the gangs (like the Power Corps) are being misunderstood. He reminds them it's almost curfew, and they depart.



* InspectorJavert: Marian's dad believe the Power Corps are a dangerous gang, despite how many times she says he's wrong. Later, he changed his mind after seeing her daughter is one of them and saves her and the brothers from Shuko's henchgirl.

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* InspectorJavert: Marian's dad believe the Power Corps are a dangerous gang, despite how many times she says he's wrong. Later, he changed his mind after seeing her daughter is one of them and saves her and the brothers from Shuko's henchgirl.henchgirl Linda Lash.


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* SecretKeeper: Marc knows Marian is the leader of the Power Corps. But he tries to get something out of keeping it a secret, which Marian ignores. And he hopes she'll get busted eventually.


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* WhipItGood: Linda Lash carries a whip.
25th Apr '16 4:47:01 PM AnotherGuy
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The film got its just desserts as one of the films mocked on ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''.
4th Dec '15 11:57:15 AM Saurubiker
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* {{Xenafication}}: Marian, the Power Corps leader, is supposed to be the same character who gets gut-punched and carried off by the bad guys in the original game.

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* {{Xenafication}}: Marian, the Power Corps leader, is supposed to be the same character who gets gut-punched punched in the stomach and carried off by the bad guys Black Warriors in the original game.
4th Dec '15 11:17:55 AM Saurubiker
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* InNameOnly: An odd case; the movie keeps many character names, and even attempts to depict some elements of it accurately, preserving some of the villains and the central plot twist of the first game. But then there's the rest of it.

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* InNameOnly: An odd case; the movie keeps many character names, and even attempts to depict adapt some elements of it accurately, it, preserving some of the villains and even the central plot twist of confrontation between the first game.brothers at the end. But then there's the rest of it.



* MythologyGag: Shuko with the medallion's powers, is basically the Shadow Boss/Shadow Master.

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* MythologyGag: Shuko with the his medallion's powers, is basically loosely based on the Shadow Boss/Shadow Master.Mysterious Warrior from ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII''.
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