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27th May '16 4:02:32 PM Dravencour
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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Preston's fight against Brandt.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Preston's final fight against Brandt.]]
24th May '16 6:29:01 PM Nylsa
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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: In the background, though they're never given any focus.
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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: In the background, though they're never given any focus.
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focus.
25th Mar '16 6:13:31 AM thomas.d.foster
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: The Tetragrammaton Clerics are tasked with rooting out and apprehending or killing Sense Offenders. Preston, stated as being one of the best Clerics, fails to realize that [[spoiler: his entire family, both partners, and his boss are all Sense Offenders]]. It's clear that his reputation is based on A) his combat skills, and B) his contraband-sniffing skills, rather than his ability to '''actually find the people he's supposed to be hunting'''.

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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: The Tetragrammaton Clerics are tasked with rooting out and apprehending or killing Sense Offenders. Preston, stated as being one of the best Clerics, fails to realize that [[spoiler: his entire family, both partners, and his boss are all Sense Offenders]]. It's clear that his reputation is based on A) his combat skills, and B) his contraband-sniffing skills, rather than his ability to '''actually find the people he's supposed to be hunting'''. Though it could also be that he is better at spotting sense offending in strangers.
24th Mar '16 7:15:14 PM Dravencour
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* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with Kung Fu]]. Emotion is {{Thoughtcrime}}, all citizens are required to take psychiatric medication to suppress it, and if people resist then the State employs elite supersoldiers to annihilate all the thought-criminals.

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* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with Kung Gun Fu]]. Emotion is {{Thoughtcrime}}, all citizens are required to take psychiatric medication to suppress it, and if people resist then the State employs elite supersoldiers to annihilate all the thought-criminals.
24th Mar '16 7:11:13 PM Dravencour
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** The technician administering Preston's polygraph test.

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** The technician administering Preston's polygraph test.test, when [[spoiler:the machine flatlines]].
13th Mar '16 10:36:05 AM Eagal
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** GunKata: XanatosSpeedChess [[RecycledInSpace with]] [[MoreDakka guns]]. However, Preston and [[spoiler: [=DuPont=]]] are the only ones we see doing any actual GunKata: Partridge is deliberately letting Preston do all the work, Brandt's only on-screen shooting is with an assault rifle, and none of the other Clerics bother.


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* GunKata: XanatosSpeedChess with [[MoreDakka guns]]. However, Preston and [[spoiler: [=DuPont=]]] are the only ones we see doing any actual GunKata: Partridge is deliberately letting Preston do all the work, Brandt's only on-screen shooting is with an assault rifle, and none of the other Clerics bother.
28th Feb '16 9:26:18 PM LDragon2
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* UnbuiltTrope: The film was released in 2002, about a decade before the teenage dystopia genre took off thanks to work like ''TheHungerGames'', and it can also come across as a subversion of many of the oft-mocked cliches present in those works.

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* UnbuiltTrope: The film was released in 2002, about a decade before the teenage dystopia genre took off thanks to work works like ''TheHungerGames'', ''Film/TheHungerGames'', and it can also come across as a subversion of many of the oft-mocked cliches present in those works.
27th Feb '16 8:10:24 PM LDragon2
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* UnbuiltTrope: The film was released in 2002, about a decade before the teenage dystopia genre took off thanks to work like ''TheHungerGames'', and it can also come across as a subversion of many of the oft-mocked cliches present in those works.
29th Jan '16 6:04:09 AM memememememe
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* {{Animesque}}: Equilibrium is very shiny, futuristic and borrows heavily from Asian themes such as martial arts, dystopian settings and the Confucian anti-emotion culture common in traditional Asiatic societies. Librian Clerics even make use of {{Katanas|AreJustBetter}}.



* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with Kung Fu]]. Emotion is {{Thoughtcrime}}, all citizens are required to take psychiatric meds to suppress it, and if people resist then the State employs elite martial artists to annihilate all the thought-criminals.
* DystopianEdict: "No emotions at all!"


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* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with Kung Fu]]. Emotion is {{Thoughtcrime}}, all citizens are required to take psychiatric medication to suppress it, and if people resist then the State employs elite supersoldiers to annihilate all the thought-criminals.
* DystopianEdict: "No emotions at all!"
27th Jan '16 1:24:05 AM memememememe
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The ultraviolent (although [[BloodlessCarnage surprisingly bloodless)]] science fiction action film ''Equilibrium'' either rips off or brilliantly homages every great work of dystopian fiction (particularly ''Literature/{{We}}'', ''Literature/TheGiver'', ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', and ''Film/TheMatrix'') that appears to have inspired it. Although the film lacks originality, fans liked it for [[RuleOfCool being totally shiny]].

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The ultraviolent (although [[BloodlessCarnage surprisingly bloodless)]] science fiction action film ''Equilibrium'' either rips off or brilliantly homages every great work of dystopian fiction (particularly ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Literature/{{We}}'', ''Literature/TheGiver'', ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', and ''Film/TheMatrix'') that appears to have inspired it. Although the film lacks originality, fans liked it for [[RuleOfCool being totally shiny]].



%%* AfterTheEnd

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%%* AfterTheEnd* AfterTheEnd: The setting takes place after World War III and a nuclear exchange that devastated most of the nations of Earth. One of the surviving states is Libria, ruled by the Tetragammaton Council that blames the freedom of human emotion as the cause of this war.



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%%* {{Dystopia}}* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with Kung Fu]]. Emotion is {{Thoughtcrime}}, all citizens are required to take psychiatric meds to suppress it, and if people resist then the State employs elite martial artists to annihilate all the thought-criminals.
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