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20th Oct '17 1:36:19 AM Nadim
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* Hypocrite: Vice-Council Dupond rules the totalitarian Liberia by forcing everyone to suppress their emotions with a drug called Prozium. [[spoiler: When Preston raids his office in the climax, it is decorated with fine art that wasn't incinerated and Dupond outright states that he is a Sense Offender himself in a last-ditch appeal to stop Preston from shooting. However, since the original Father died years ago, it's unknown if he was a hypocrite or not.]]

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: Vice-Council Dupond rules the totalitarian Liberia by forcing everyone to suppress their emotions with a drug called Prozium. [[spoiler: When Preston raids his office in the climax, it is decorated with fine art that wasn't incinerated and Dupond outright states that he is a Sense Offender himself in a last-ditch appeal to stop Preston from shooting. However, since the original Father died years ago, it's unknown if he was a hypocrite or not.]]
20th Oct '17 1:35:23 AM Nadim
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* Hypocrite: Vice-Council Dupond rules the totalitarian Liberia by forcing everyone to suppress their emotions with a drug called Prozium. [[spoiler: When Preston raids his office in the climax, it is decorated with fine art that wasn't incinerated and Dupond outright states that he is a Sense Offender himself in a last-ditch appeal to stop Preston from shooting. However, since the original Father died years ago, it's unknown if he was a hypocrite or not.]]
14th Sep '17 5:56:38 AM Nadim
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: If you count "removing human emotion, positive and negative" as brainwashing, then yes this qualifies for the trope. However, it is only a justification that {{Humans Are Bastars}}.

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: If you count "removing human emotion, positive and negative" as brainwashing, then yes this qualifies for the trope. However, it is only a justification that {{Humans Are Bastars}}.Bastards}}.
14th Sep '17 5:55:48 AM Nadim
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: If you count "removing human emotion, positive and negative" as brainwashing, then yes this qualifies for the trope. However, it is only a justification that {{Humans Are Bastars}}.
6th Sep '17 8:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* PraetorianGuard: The dictator of Libria is protected by a special cadre of katana-wielding soldiers when Preston breaks down the door to his office. They're completely ineffectual against [[InvincibleHero Preston]], however.
25th Jul '17 5:54:17 PM nombretomado
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* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY with 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.

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* {{Dystopia}}: Libria is basically ''1984'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY with 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.



* XMeetsY: Take Literature/NineteenEightyFour, Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}, and Literature/{{We}} into a blender, and bake in an oven made of Film/TheMatrix.
21st May '17 11:56:54 AM HighCrate
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* ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon: Played straight repeatedly, and [[GenreSavvy exploited by Preston]].
** In one scene a Sweeper can be seen carrying a sniper rifle as if he thinks it's a shotgun. No wonder they die so easily.
2nd Mar '17 5:09:44 PM JST
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** When Preston and Brandt are sparring with batons midway through, Preston gets a quick strike to Brandt's face, [[spoiler: setting up his fate at the end of the film.]]
22nd Jan '17 3:42:18 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Is being ''roasted alive'' really the most efficient way of disposing of undesirables? Firing squads make sense, '''chambers of literal fire''' do not.
23rd Dec '16 5:32:28 AM LarryMullen
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* ShootTheMoney: The interrogation scenes between Preston and Mary, despite simply being two people speaking to each other, were incredibly expensive. Mary required multiple dresses of various shades of pink and each scene required a smaller table than the one preceding it. Director Kurt Wimmer felt that it was absolutely necessary, despite squeezing the film's already tight budget, because the richer colors and the closing distance between the two characters showed that Preston was emotionally opening up and beginning to perceive beauty.
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