History Film / EnterTheDragon

17th Aug '17 11:56:24 AM Triglavjim
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* ItsPersonal: Lee's rivalry with O'Hara stems from the death of his sister.



* ShoutOut: One scene shows Lee dealing with an arrogant fellow contestant who wants a fight. Lee says the boat is too cramped for a duel, so they should take one of the lifeboats to a nearby island and settle things there. As soon as the other guy gets in, Lee kicks the lifeboat down and lets the poor schmuck get dragged behind the boat. This is a direct reference to Tsukahara Bokuden, who is believed to have done the same thing once.

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* ShoutOut: One scene shows Lee dealing with an arrogant fellow contestant who wants a fight. Lee says the boat ship is too cramped for a duel, so they should take one of the lifeboats to a nearby island and settle things there. As soon as the other guy gets in, Lee kicks the lifeboat down and lets the poor schmuck get dragged behind the boat. This is a direct reference to Tsukahara Bokuden, who is believed to have done the same thing once.



* StormingTheCastle: The climax plays with this trope slightly by having the force that attacks the villain's base be released prisoners kept on that base.

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* StormingTheCastle: The climax plays with this trope slightly by having the force that attacks the villain's base be released prisoners kept on that base.freed from within.



* TheBrute: Bolo.



--> '''Lee:''' You have offended my family and you have offended The Shaolin Temple.

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--> '''Lee:''' You have offended my family family, and you have offended The Shaolin Temple.



* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: A {{Mook}} who has been given little training trying to use nunchucks while he thinks no one can see. His obvious mistakes give away his inexperience to Lee, who proceeds to demonstrate how it's done. This may not be shown on the edit/cut/version you're watching, though.



** Also, we're shown multiple times how scary O'Hara is...then he goes up against Lee, who barely breaks a sweat while wiping the floor with him

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** Also, we're shown multiple times how scary O'Hara is...then he goes up against Lee, who barely breaks a sweat while wiping the floor with himhim.



* YouKilledMyFather: Lee's rivalry with O'Hara stems from the death of his sister.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Lee's rivalry with O'Hara stems from the death of his sister.
17th Aug '17 11:38:07 AM Triglavjim
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** The fight between Lee and O'Hara is most definitely this.

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** The fight between Lee and O'Hara is most definitely almost literally this.



* FinalBattle: This is how we identify the film as being made in China. Han's mooks are in white, while the freed prisoners are in black robes.

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* FinalBattle: This is how we identify the film as being made in China. A gigantic melee between Han's mooks are in white, while white and the freed prisoners are in black robes.black.



* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Han.
** TheDragon: O'Hara.
** TheBrute: Bolo.
** DarkChick: Han's daughters.



* FreudianTrio:
** Ego: Roper.
** Id: Williams.
** Superego: Lee.



* AGlassInTheHand: After being defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, O'hara grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for O'hara, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by being crushed underfoot by Lee.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: The FinalBattle is a sign that this film was made in China. In Chinese culture ''white'' is associated with death and ''black'' is associated with life. In the FinalBattle, Han's mooks all wear white (the grey security guards are few in number) and all of the prisoners, who storm the gates after their release, fighting them wear black.

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* AGlassInTheHand: After being soundly defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, O'hara grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for O'hara, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by him being literally crushed underfoot by Lee.
underfoot.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: The FinalBattle is a sign that this film was made in China. In Chinese culture ''white'' is associated with death and ''black'' is associated with life. In the FinalBattle, Han's mooks all wear white (the grey security guards are few in number) and all of the prisoners, who storm the gates after their release, prisoners fighting them wear black.



* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Han tests Roper's limits with a near-literal example of this. [[spoiler:When Han places his pet cat onto a guillotine, Roper saves the cat, says "[[CatsHaveNineLives Now you got EIGHT left]]," and lets the cat go. Han used this situation to see if Roper had a line he would not cross; he shows Roper that the pull chain was just for a secret elevator, not the guillotine.]]

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* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Han tests Roper's limits with a near-literal example of this. [[spoiler:When Han places his pet cat onto a guillotine, Roper saves the cat, says "[[CatsHaveNineLives Now you you've got EIGHT left]]," eight more]]," and lets the cat go. Han used this situation to see if Roper had a line he would not cross; he shows Roper that the pull chain was just for a secret elevator, not the guillotine.]]



* InertialImpalement: Mr. Han meets his end when Lee kicks him right into a spear sticking out of a wall, a spear that Han threw at Lee to try to kill him in the adjoining chamber earlier on in the fight.
* IntimidationDemonstration: O'hara breaks a board with his fist in intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.
-->Boards don't hit back.

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* InertialImpalement: Mr. [[spoiler:Mr. Han meets his end when Lee kicks him right into a spear sticking out of a wall, a spear that Han threw at Lee to try tried to kill him Lee with in the adjoining chamber earlier on in the fight.
fight]].
* IntimidationDemonstration: O'hara breaks a board with his fist in an intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.
-->Boards -->"Boards don't hit back."



* KungShui: Evident in the climax where chairs, staffs, and anything made of wooden is shattered to splinters.

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* KungShui: Evident in the climax where chairs, staffs, and anything made of wooden wood is shattered to splinters.



* ManBitesMan: Roper bites down while in a leg lock, forcing his opponent Bolo to let go.
* MartialArtsUniform: Almost every martial artist on the Han's island wears a Gi, and they did so for pretty much the whole movie. Except Lee, who insists on wearing his Chinese-style clothes instead of a Gi.
* MeaningfulEcho: Early in the film, Lee's master tells him, "The enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives." When fighting Han in the hall of mirrors, Lee reinterprets this advice and begins to break the mirrors so he can draw Han out.

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* ManBitesMan: Roper bites down while in a leg lock, an arm bar, forcing his opponent Bolo to let go.
* MartialArtsUniform: Almost every martial artist on the Han's island wears a Gi, and they did so for pretty much the whole movie. Except Lee, who insists on wearing his Chinese-style clothes instead of a Gi.
instead.
* MeaningfulEcho: Early in the film, Lee's master tells him, "The enemy has only images and illusions illusions, behind which he hides his true motives.motives. Destroy the image and you will break the enemy." When fighting Han in the hall of mirrors, Lee reinterprets this advice and begins to break the mirrors so he can draw Han out.



* NotJustATournament: The hero participates in the tournament, but was actually sent there to uncover the evidence about the tournament organizer's criminal activities.
* OhCrap: Roper has three of them: one comical-yet-serious one when Han reveals his opium ring, one when he sees [[spoiler:Williams' chained-up corpse]] (he slow motion mouths the words "Oh shit"), and a debatable third one when Han orders Roper to fight Lee. On one hand, Roper has seen what Lee was capable of and doesn't want to end up like that; on the other, he shows he has limits to his con artist lifestyle.

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* NotJustATournament: The hero participates in the tournament, but was actually sent there to uncover the evidence about the tournament organizer's criminal activities.
* OhCrap: Roper has three of them: one comical-yet-serious one when Han reveals his opium ring, one when he sees [[spoiler:Williams' chained-up corpse]] (he slow motion mouths the words "Oh shit"), and a debatable third one when Han orders Roper to fight Lee. On one hand, Roper has seen what Lee was is capable of and doesn't want to end up like that; on the other, he shows he has limits to his con artist lifestyle.
17th Aug '17 11:17:27 AM Triglavjim
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* CoDragons: Bolo and O'Hara are Han's two top enforcers on the island.

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* CoDragons: Bolo and O'Hara are Han's two top enforcers on the island. Oddly, killing Bolo falls to Roper the con man, rather than Lee TheHero (who goes straight for Han as soon as Bolo is defeated, and who is ''The Dragon'' but not TheDragon).



* DeathByCameo: Creator/JackieChan was a stunt coordinator for the film before he became famous; he appears in two scenes in his second appearance where he has a short fight with Creator/BruceLee before his neck is snapped.
* DeathGlare: Lee's response when a mook harasses him about not doing the morning routine in uniform.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: On the set, a martial artist extra continually challenged Creator/BruceLee to a sparring match. Bruce accepted, kicked the crap out of the guy as expected, and the extra quickly became his student.

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* DeathByCameo: Creator/JackieChan was a stunt coordinator stuntman and extra for the film before he became famous; he appears in two scenes in his second appearance during the drug factory battle, where he has a short fight with Creator/BruceLee before his [[NeckSnap neck is snapped.
snapped]]. He is also one of the guards who Lee hits with a staff (Jackie was accidentally hit in real life in this scene).
* DeathGlare: Lee's response when a mook harasses him about not doing the morning routine in uniform.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: On the set, a martial artist extra continually challenged Creator/BruceLee to a sparring match. Bruce accepted, kicked the crap out of the guy as expected, and the extra quickly became his student.
uniform. Said mook promptly leaves wordlessly.



* TheDragon: Bolo for Mr. Han. Oddly, killing Bolo falls to Roper the con man, rather than Lee TheHero (who goes straight for Han as soon as Bolo is defeated, and who is ''The Dragon'' but not TheDragon).
* DramaPreservingHandicap: No one, not even Han, can reasonably match Lee in a fight. So he not only uses claws built into his prosthetic hands, he traps Lee in the famous HallOfMirrors to balance out the odds.

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* TheDragon: Bolo for Mr. Han. Oddly, killing Bolo falls to Roper the con man, rather than Lee TheHero (who goes straight for Han as soon as Bolo is defeated, and who is ''The Dragon'' but not TheDragon).
* DramaPreservingHandicap: No one, not even Han, can reasonably match Lee in a fight. So he not only uses claws built into his prosthetic claw hands, he but traps Lee in the famous HallOfMirrors to balance out try and even the odds.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all of Han's villainy, he is dead serious about the tournament rules; not even [[spoiler:[[TheDragon O'Hara]]]] is exempt. Han is visibly and audibly angered by [[spoiler:O'Hara]] attempting to grab Lee's leg after being knocked down, and the last straw is when Lee assumes victory and bows to Han[[note]]which demonstrates Lee's self-control in eschewing revenge beyond defeating O'Hara[[/note]], only for [[spoiler:O'Hara to break bottles behind Lee's back]]. [[spoiler:Lee kills O'Hara and presents himself before Han ''again'']], and once a henchman verifies [[spoiler:the kill]], Han declares that "[[spoiler:O'Hara]]'s treachery has disgraced us."

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all of Han's villainy, he is dead serious about the tournament rules; not even [[spoiler:[[TheDragon O'Hara]]]] [[TheDragon O'Hara]] is exempt. Han is visibly and audibly angered by [[spoiler:O'Hara]] his attempting to grab Lee's leg after being knocked down, and the last straw is when Lee assumes victory and bows to Han[[note]]which demonstrates Lee's self-control in eschewing revenge beyond defeating O'Hara[[/note]], only for [[spoiler:O'Hara to break bottles behind Lee's back]]. [[spoiler:Lee kills O'Hara and presents himself before Han ''again'']], and once a henchman verifies [[spoiler:the kill]], attacks Lee with broken bottles. Once Lee has killed him, Han declares that "[[spoiler:O'Hara]]'s "O'Hara's treachery has disgraced us."us" rather than being displeased at Lee killing one of his top men.



* AGlassInTheHand: After being defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, Oharra grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for Oharra, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by being crushed underfoot by Lee.

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* AGlassInTheHand: After being defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, Oharra O'hara grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for Oharra, O'hara, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by being crushed underfoot by Lee.



* GrievousBottleyHarm: Oharra is getting destroyed by Lee, and in frustration grabs a bottle from an on-looker and smashes it. In the scene where he actually breaks it, he ends up with a very tiny stem of the bottle in his hand, with very small jagged edges to act as a weapon. In the next scene cut, he is threatening Lee with a more visually appropriately broken bottle. Of course, it still doesn't do him any good...

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* GrievousBottleyHarm: Oharra O'hara is getting destroyed by Lee, and in frustration grabs a bottle from an on-looker and smashes it. In the scene where he actually breaks it, he ends up with a very tiny stem of the bottle in his hand, with very small jagged edges to act as a weapon. In the next scene cut, he is threatening Lee with a more visually appropriately broken bottle. Of course, it still doesn't do him any good...



* IntimidationDemonstration: Oharra breaks a board with his fist in intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.

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* IntimidationDemonstration: Oharra O'hara breaks a board with his fist in intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.
17th Aug '17 10:58:27 AM Triglavjim
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* ActionPrologue: Before the opening credits even begins, Creator/BruceLee fights and beats Creator/SammoHung in a nonlethal kung fu match at a Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong.

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* ActionPrologue: Before the opening credits even begins, begin, Creator/BruceLee fights and beats Creator/SammoHung in a nonlethal kung fu match at a Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong.



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Han uses a Katara like weapon against Lee.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Type 3. Han uses a Katara like weapon replaces his prosthetic hand with spiked and bladed weapons to fight against Lee.



* BondVillainStupidity: Han actually captures Lee at one point, after Lee has wiped out dozens of guards and has made his intentions to sabotage Han's operation all too clear. But unlike how he handled Williams, Han doesn't kill Lee. Instead, he lets him go to keep participating in the tournament because...reasons?
* BrickBreak: O'Hara does this to a board with a standing punch right in front of Lee. Lee's response: "Boards don't hit back." Cue CurbStompBattle.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Han actually captures Lee at one point, after Lee has wiped out dozens of guards and has made his intentions to sabotage Han's operation all too clear. But unlike how he handled Williams, Han doesn't kill Lee. Instead, he lets tries to get Roper to fight him go to keep participating in the tournament because...reasons?
death, perhaps to test Roper's loyalty. However, Roper refuses (not really to Han's surprise) and chaos ultimately ensues.
* BrickBreak: O'Hara does this to a board with a standing punch right in front of Lee. Lee's response: "Boards don't hit back." Cue CurbStompBattle.It turns out that [[CurbStompBattle O'hara doesn't either]].



* CatsHaveNineLives: Han challenges Mr. Roper, one of the competitors in the tournament, to pull the cord on a guillotine with a cat's neck in said guillotine. Instead, Roper picks the cat up and says, "Now you've got eight left."

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* CatsHaveNineLives: Han challenges Mr. Roper, one of the competitors in the tournament, Roper to pull the cord on a guillotine with a cat's neck cat in said guillotine. Instead, Roper picks the cat up and says, up, says "Now you've got eight left."more" and lets it go.



* ChekhovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.

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* ChekhovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, Han's museum, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, Also, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.



* ColourCodedCharacters: In the FinalBattle, all of Han's henchmen are dressed in white gi, while all of the shanghaied men are dressed in all-black attires.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Every hero (and even a villain in one scene) gets the chance to kick the crap out of multiple guys at once.
* CripplingOverspecialization:
-->'''Shaolin Abbot:''' What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
-->'''Lee:''' To have no technique.

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* ColourCodedCharacters: In the FinalBattle, all of Han's henchmen are dressed in white gi, while all of the shanghaied men are dressed in all-black attires.
black attire.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Every hero (and even a villain in one scene) gets the chance to kick the crap out of multiple guys at once.
* CripplingOverspecialization:
-->'''Shaolin Abbot:''' What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
-->'''Lee:''' To have no technique.
once, but their one-on-one fights are more protracted.
18th Jul '17 2:52:03 PM RF99
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* FauxActionGirl:
** Mei Ling is a ReverseMole in Han's island, is a special agent, and can shoot a dart into a thrown apple. Despite this, she doesn't fight anyone. However, it was her idea to release the imprisoned martial artists.
** Also Lee's sister Su Lin. At first she seems quite capable in her flashback, plowing through her pursuers. But as soon as she's confronted by O'Hara, she inexplicably kills herself without even attempting to fight him.



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lee brings this very point up to Braithewaite, only for a hasty explanation that Hand would never allow a gun to ever be brought to his home. Lee visibly rolls his eyes at this. This is because even though Bruce Lee was a martial arts master without equal at the time, he had absolutely no illusions on the firearms vs. martial arts debate and, playing a (sort of) secret agent in this movie, very much wanted to use one. But the producers nixed this idea, much to Bruce's annoyance.

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lee brings this very point up to Braithewaite, only for a hasty explanation that Hand Han would never allow a gun to ever be brought to his home. Lee visibly rolls his eyes at this. This is because even though Bruce Lee was a martial arts master without equal at the time, he had absolutely no illusions on the firearms vs. martial arts debate and, playing a (sort of) secret agent in this movie, very much wanted to use one. But the producers nixed this idea, much to Bruce's annoyance.
21st May '17 2:49:52 PM Hjortron18
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* ChekovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.
19th Mar '17 3:05:12 PM StarTropes
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-->It is like a finger, pointing away to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss '''all that heavenly glory'''.

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-->It -->"It is like a finger, pointing away to the moon... moon...''(DopeSlap)'' Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss '''all that heavenly glory'''."


Added DiffLines:

* HitMeDammit: Lee teaching a younger student to kick with feeling.
13th Mar '17 7:09:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActionPrologue: Before the opening credits even begins, Creator/BruceLee fights and beats Creator/SammoHung in a nonlethal kung fu match at a Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong.



* AgonyOfTheFeet: Williams throws a kick at Han, who blocks it with his metal prosthetic hand. Williams clutches his foot in pain.



* AndStarring: "Introducing Jim Kelly as Williams."
* AntiClimax: The fight with O'Hara. Up to that point, O'Hara was built up as some sort of ImplacableMan who had CharlesAtlasSuperpower level strength and endurance (also, he was responsible for the death of Lee's sister) but Lee took him down with just a couple of kicks.
* ArchEnemy: Mr. Han to Lee.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Lee's sister Su Lin stabs herself with a piece of broken glass when she is cornered by O'Hara and his henchmen]]

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* BeneathTheMask: In reference to Han, the villain, whose martial-arts tournament is a front for a really nasty operation: "You must remember... the enemy has only images and illusions, behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image, and you will break the enemy."
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Lee's sister Su Lin stabs herself with a piece of broken glass when she is cornered by O'Hara and his henchmen]]henchmen]].
* BigBad: Han.



* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Subverted. Williams is among the martial arts contestants offered some feminine "company" for the evening from Han's PaidHarem. He picks out four of them, and then apologizes to the rest of the girls that, um, he's "a little tired" this evening.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Han uses a Katara like weapon against Lee.



* CatsHaveNineLives: Han challenges Mr. Roper, one of the competitors in the tournament, to pull the cord on a guillotine with a cat's neck in said guillotine. Instead, Roper picks the cat up and says, "Now you've got eight left."



* ChekovsGun: In one scene, Roper is taken through a medieval torture museum room by Mr. Han, which includes a glass display case with several replacement weapon-hands. One of them, a metal claw, is used during the big fight with Lee in the end. In addition, during the big fight (which takes place in said museum room, acting as another Chekhov's Gun), Mr. Han tries throwing a spear at Lee, which goes through a wall and into the HallOfMirrors beyond. The climax of the movie involves Lee kicking Han right into the spear and Impaling Him With Extreme Prejudice. In fact, the advice that Bruce takes about "smashing the image" in order to defeat Han was itself a ChekhovsGun given by Bruce's master near the very beginning of the film.



* CripplingOverspecialization:
-->'''Shaolin Abbot:''' What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?
-->'''Lee:''' To have no technique.



* DeathByCameo: Creator/JackieChan was a stunt coordinator for the film before he became famous; he appears in two scenes in his second appearance where he has a short fight with Creator/BruceLee before his neck is snapped.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: On the set, a martial artist extra continually challenged Creator/BruceLee to a sparring match. Bruce accepted, kicked the crap out of the guy as expected, and the extra quickly became his student.



* TheDragon: Bolo for Mr. Han. Oddly, killing Bolo falls to Roper the con man, rather than Lee TheHero (who goes straight for Han as soon as Bolo is defeated, and who is ''The Dragon'' but not TheDragon).
* DramaPreservingHandicap: No one, not even Han, can reasonably match Lee in a fight. So he not only uses claws built into his prosthetic hands, he traps Lee in the famous HallOfMirrors to balance out the odds.



* DuelToTheDeath: Several - Lee vs. O'Hara, Williams vs. Han, Roper vs. Bolo and Lee vs. Han.
* EnterEponymous
* EpicMovie



* FinalBattle: This is how we identify the film as being made in China. Han's mooks are in white, while the freed prisoners are in black robes.
* FinishingStomp: Lee finishes off O'Hara with a leaping, two foot stomp.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Han.
** TheDragon: O'Hara.
** TheBrute: Bolo.
** DarkChick: Han's daughters.



* FreudianTrio:
** Ego: Roper.
** Id: Williams.
** Superego: Lee.



* AGlassInTheHand: After being defeated by taking that large kick by Lee, Oharra grabs a bottle and shatters it, intending to use it on Lee. Unfortunately for Oharra, this wasn't enough to prevent his death by being crushed underfoot by Lee.



* GrievousBottleyHarm: Oharra is getting destroyed by Lee, and in frustration grabs a bottle from an on-looker and smashes it. In the scene where he actually breaks it, he ends up with a very tiny stem of the bottle in his hand, with very small jagged edges to act as a weapon. In the next scene cut, he is threatening Lee with a more visually appropriately broken bottle. Of course, it still doesn't do him any good...



* HustlingTheMark: Roper and Williams pull this trick in a tournament fight.



* InertialImpalement: Mr. Han meets his end when Lee kicks him right into a spear sticking out of a wall, a spear that Han threw at Lee to try to kill him in the adjoining chamber earlier on in the fight.
* IntimidationDemonstration: Oharra breaks a board with his fist in intimidating fashion. Lee is not impressed.
-->Boards don't hit back.



* ManBitesMan: Roper bites down while in a leg lock, forcing his opponent Bolo to let go.
* MartialArtsUniform: Almost every martial artist on the Han's island wears a Gi, and they did so for pretty much the whole movie. Except Lee, who insists on wearing his Chinese-style clothes instead of a Gi.



* NeckSnap: Quite a few people are killed this way, including one character (Creator/JackieChan in his cameo appearance) getting his neck snapped by Lee during a battle.



* OpiumDen: [[spoiler:Williams meets his end in one of these at the hands of Mr. Han]].



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "You have offended my family, and you have offended the Shaolin Temple."



* RightHandCat: Han, trying to recruit Roper into joining his organization, carries a fluffy white cat. To test Roper's resolve, Han sets the cat down in the business area of a guillotine and offers to let Roper pull the chain. Roper declines.



* SoulBrotha: Williams is a skilled and afroed martial artist that is "too busy looking good" to have time for losing.

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* SoftGlass: During the filming, Bruce Lee got quite badly lacerated during a take of his fight with O'Hara, as the glass bottles Robert Wall smashed to make his ersatz daggers were quite real.
* SoulBrotha: Williams is a skilled and afroed martial artist that is "too busy looking good" to have time for losing. losing.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lee brings this very point up to Braithewaite, only for a hasty explanation that Hand would never allow a gun to ever be brought to his home. Lee visibly rolls his eyes at this. This is because even though Bruce Lee was a martial arts master without equal at the time, he had absolutely no illusions on the firearms vs. martial arts debate and, playing a (sort of) secret agent in this movie, very much wanted to use one. But the producers nixed this idea, much to Bruce's annoyance.
* StormingTheCastle: The climax plays with this trope slightly by having the force that attacks the villain's base be released prisoners kept on that base.



* AThreesomeIsHot: The hostess of the island brings an assortment of girls around for each of the fighters to choose a companion for the night. Williams chooses four, and then apologizes to the rest for snubbing them because he's a little tired.



* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: A {{Mook}} who has been given little training trying to use nunchucks while he thinks no one can see. His obvious mistakes give away his inexperience to Lee, who proceeds to demonstrate how it's done. This may not be shown on the edit/cut/version you're watching, though.



* WorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a badass...then he goes up against Han.

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* WorfEffect: TheWorfEffect: Williams takes down two cops, the bully from the boat, and a gang of {{mooks}} in order to show he is a badass...then he goes up against Han.
25th Feb '17 4:33:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenreRefugee: Williams is a {{Blaxploitation}} character in a martial-arts film.
19th Feb '17 9:52:42 AM StarTropes
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* FightingWithChucks: As only Bruce Lee can.
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