History Film / HawkTheSlayer

1st Oct '17 8:36:41 PM MisterDT
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Hawk gets the Mindsword and his father explains that it'll come to him if he wills it. But when he and Ranulf travel through a haunted forest, he somehow knows the light it sheds will keep them protected from evil spirits?
25th Sep '17 8:21:53 PM MisterDT
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That brother is Hawk (John Terry), who arrives too late to save his father but in time to hear the prophecy that he had been guarding and which had seen him slain by his own son. As he dies, Hawk's father gives him a magical sword (which Voltan had desired) and the two are set on a path that will see them face one another in battle. When Voltan breaks into a convent and kidnaps the Mother Superior, a guy with an [[SchizoTech automatic crossbow]] seeks a hero. Finding none, he ends up finding Hawk. Hawk comes to the rescue of the Sisters of the Holy Word, promising not only that he will raise the two thousand pieces of gold but will defeat Voltan. Carrying his sword before him, Hawk sets out to gather a band of warriors...

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That brother is Hawk (John Terry), who arrives too late to save his father but in time to hear the prophecy that he had been guarding and which had seen him slain by his own son. As he dies, Hawk's father gives him a magical sword (which Voltan had desired) and the two are set on a path that will see them face one another in battle. When Voltan breaks into a convent and kidnaps the Mother Superior, a guy one-handed man with an [[SchizoTech automatic crossbow]] seeks a hero. Finding none, he ends up finding out Hawk. Hawk comes to the rescue of the Sisters of the Holy Word, promising not only that he will raise the two thousand pieces of gold but will defeat Voltan. Carrying his sword before him, Hawk sets out to gather a band of warriors...



* AntiHero: Hawk seems like a TechnicalPacifist at first ("You go in peace!"); by the Hunchback scene, he seems no longer to have any qualms about murdering any mook who inconveniences him.
* BadBoss: Voltan kills his own henchmen even when it doesn't make any ''sense''.



* BiggerBad:Voltan's dark mistress. She never gets directly involved in the plot, but is clearly manipulating things behind the scenes. She's also shown to have great magical powers, including the ability to resurrect the dead.
* BigEater: Baldin does almost nothing but ''eat'' in this film.

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* BiggerBad:Voltan's dark mistress. She master. He never gets directly involved in the plot, but is clearly manipulating things behind the scenes. She's He's also shown to have great magical powers, including the ability to resurrect the dead.
* BigEater: Both Baldin does almost nothing but ''eat'' in this film.''and'' Gort seem at odds as to who the biggest eater is.



* TheBigGuy: The giant.

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* TheBigGuy: The Gort, the giant.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Voltan, to the Nth degree.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Voltan, to Drogo, who kills the Nth degree.man who informs him of Hawk raiding the slaver camp.



* [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]: A good part of the movie involves Hawk and his gang rescuing the captured nuns.
%% * DeadpanSnarker: The dwarf.
* TheDragon: Drogo, Voltan's son and lieutenant, tries to be this, but he's so incompetent that he ends up a mere MookLieutenant.
* DullSurprise: John Terry (Hawk) seldom cracks any sort of expression.
* DwindlingParty: Three of the party members are dead by the end.

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* [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]: A good part of the movie involves Hawk and his gang rescuing the captured nuns.
nun.
%% * DeadpanSnarker: The Baltin, the dwarf.
* TheDragon: Drogo, Voltan's son and lieutenant, tries to be this, but he's so incompetent that he ends up a mere MookLieutenant.
this.
* DullSurprise: John Terry (Hawk) seldom cracks any sort of expression.
expression. Except at the end when he starts smirking.
* DwindlingParty: Three Two of the party members are dead by the end.end, and one is grieviously injured.



* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: The unnamed witch supports Hawk and his band, while Voltan's evil mistress serves as the movie's BiggerBad. They never fight directly, though.

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* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: The unnamed witch supports Hawk and his band, while Voltan's evil mistress master serves as the movie's BiggerBad. They never fight directly, though.



* {{Hobbits}}: Baldin is a dwarf, but he acts more like a typical fantasy Hobbit rogue - merry, sneaky and gluttonous.

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* {{Hobbits}}: Baldin is a dwarf, but he acts more like a typical fantasy Hobbit rogue - merry, sneaky and gluttonous. His choice in gross food (he eats a raw fish whole!) lines up more with traditional ideas of dwarves however.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Crow and the messenger with the automatic crossbow never miss.
* JabbaTableManners: The Slaver. His mouth gets him killed too, so it's LaserGuidedKarma.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Crow and the messenger with the automatic crossbow never miss.
Ranulf.
* JabbaTableManners: The Slaver.Hunchback. His mouth gets him killed too, so it's LaserGuidedKarma.



* LastOfHisKind: Gort, Crow and Boldwin are said to be the last members of the giant, elf, and dwarf races, respectively.

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* LastOfHisKind: Gort, Crow and Boldwin Baldin are said to be the last members of the giant, elf, and dwarf races, respectively.



* MauveShirt: Ranulf the messenger looks like a typical expendable RedShirt, but he actually gets some characterisation and proves handy in a fight. He does get killed, but only towards the end of the movie.

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* MauveShirt: Ranulf the messenger looks like a typical expendable RedShirt, but he actually gets some characterisation and proves handy in a fight. He does get killed, but only towards the end of the movie.



* NoodleIncident: How Baldin got into his predicament when Hawk finds him.



* ObviouslyEvil: Voltan. [[EvilWearsBlack wears black robes]], [[EvilSoundsRaspy talks in a raspy voice]], [[RedRightHand has a horribly scarred face that he hides under an evil-looking helmet]], etc., etc.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Voltan. [[EvilWearsBlack wears Wears black robes]], [[EvilSoundsRaspy talks in a raspy voice]], [[RedRightHand has a horribly scarred face that he hides under an evil-looking helmet]], etc., etc.



* TheStoic: Nearly everyone, due to bad, bad acting, but Hawk and his elf buddy literally never show any expression other than "intense staring".

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* TheStoic: Nearly everyone, due to bad, bad acting, but Hawk and his elf buddy literally never rarely show any expression other than "intense staring".



**Hawk also manages an effective throw of his Mind Sword against the bandits that held Ranulf hostage.



%% ** WhipItGood
%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Voltan, to Drogo.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The first time he encounters a mook, Hawk attempts to avoid killing him. However, this is quickly forgotten, and the rest of the movie has him and his men hacking through dozens of them without second thought.

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%% ** WhipItGood
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WhipItGood: Baldin's weapon of choice.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Voltan, Drogo, to Drogo.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The first time he encounters a mook, Hawk attempts to avoid killing him. However, this is quickly forgotten, and the rest of the movie has him and his men hacking through dozens of them without second thought.
Voltan.
18th Sep '17 3:34:05 PM darkpast
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%% * [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]

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%% * [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]Distress]]: A good part of the movie involves Hawk and his gang rescuing the captured nuns.



* TheDragon: Drogo.

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* TheDragon: Drogo.Drogo, Voltan's son and lieutenant, tries to be this, but he's so incompetent that he ends up a mere MookLieutenant.



* EvilOverlord: Voltan

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* EvilOverlord: VoltanVoltan lords it over a large group of bandits and terrorises the countryside, with the implication that he wants more.



%% * MauveShirt
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer mention's "two armies", "Voltan's army - the Devil's army, and Hawk's". In the actual movie, Hawk's "army" consists of exactly six people, while Voltan's "army" is in no way satanical and has nothing to do with TheLegionsOfHell - it's a band of some 100 or so normal human bandits.
%% * NotableOriginalMusic
* ObviouslyEvil: Voltan

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%% * MauveShirt
MauveShirt: Ranulf the messenger looks like a typical expendable RedShirt, but he actually gets some characterisation and proves handy in a fight. He does get killed, but only towards the end of the movie.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer mention's mentions "two armies", "Voltan's army - the Devil's army, and Hawk's". In the actual movie, Hawk's "army" consists of exactly six people, while Voltan's "army" is in no way satanical and has nothing to do with TheLegionsOfHell - it's a band of some 100 or so normal human bandits.
%% * NotableOriginalMusic
NotableOriginalMusic: The techno-medieval music is kinda catchy.
* ObviouslyEvil: VoltanVoltan. [[EvilWearsBlack wears black robes]], [[EvilSoundsRaspy talks in a raspy voice]], [[RedRightHand has a horribly scarred face that he hides under an evil-looking helmet]], etc., etc.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In one or two cases Hawk changes his standard DullSurprise expression and threatens to kill Voltan. This is the cue that Voltan has really crossed the line.



** Gort, Baldin and Voltan are pretty much the only exceptions.

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** Gort, Baldin and Voltan are pretty much the only exceptions.exceptions, since they can actually act somewhat.



%% * WhatMeasureIsAMook

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%% * WhatMeasureIsAMookWhatMeasureIsAMook: The first time he encounters a mook, Hawk attempts to avoid killing him. However, this is quickly forgotten, and the rest of the movie has him and his men hacking through dozens of them without second thought.
23rd Dec '16 4:33:34 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Hunchback is killed by the exact method by which he threatens Gort's life.
26th Nov '16 3:54:06 AM darkpast
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%% * BiggerBad:Voltan's dark mistress.

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%% * BiggerBad:Voltan's dark mistress.mistress. She never gets directly involved in the plot, but is clearly manipulating things behind the scenes. She's also shown to have great magical powers, including the ability to resurrect the dead.



%% * BurnTheWitch

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%% * BurnTheWitchBurnTheWitch: Hawk meets the witch by rescuing her from a couple of locals who want to burn her for... being a witch, apparently.



%% * {{Flynning}}
%% * GoodWitchVersusBadWitch

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%% * {{Flynning}}
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{{Flynning}}: The swordfights aren't the least beat realistic.
* GoodWitchVersusBadWitchGoodWitchVersusBadWitch: The unnamed witch supports Hawk and his band, while Voltan's evil mistress serves as the movie's BiggerBad. They never fight directly, though.



%% * {{Hobbits}}

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%% * {{Hobbits}}{{Hobbits}}: Baldin is a dwarf, but he acts more like a typical fantasy Hobbit rogue - merry, sneaky and gluttonous.



%% * ImprobableAimingSkills

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%% * ImprobableAimingSkillsImprobableAimingSkills: Crow and the messenger with the automatic crossbow never miss.



%% * OurElvesAreBetter

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%% * OurElvesAreBetterOurElvesAreBetter: Crow speaks like a Vulcan from Star Trek, but otherwise fits the classic Elf archetype very well - aloof and taciturn, exceptional archer, lithe and athletic, etc.



%% * SchizoTech

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%% * SchizoTechSchizoTech: Generally a typical medieval fantasy setting, but one character inexplicably carries an automatic crossbow that would be impressive even in the modern world.


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** Gort, Baldin and Voltan are pretty much the only exceptions.
2nd Oct '16 6:28:55 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* EvilIsPetty: Voltan is a wanton murderer who burns whole villages to the ground and is implied to have been involved with wiping out the dwarves, but the main plot is him holding a nun hostage for an amount of gold the heroes secure by fighting one random gang.

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* EvilIsPetty: Voltan is a wanton murderer who burns whole villages to the ground and is implied to have been involved with wiping out the dwarves, but the main plot is him holding a nun hostage for an amount of gold the heroes secure by fighting one random gang. The Bishop thinks his actual goal is to establish a precedent, so it may be justified.
2nd Oct '16 6:19:48 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: There are only five of them (six if you count the sorceress), but it's pretty overt. A few of the recruitment scenes are even fantasy takes on the ones from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
19th Jul '16 10:55:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* EyeScream: Voltan's scar is apparently a result of his being stabbed in the eye with a piece of burning wood by Hawk's girlfriend.

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* EyeScream: Voltan's scar is apparently a result of his being stabbed in the eye with a piece of burning wood by Hawk's girlfriend. The wizard he gets magic pain relief from mentions that it inexplicably refuses to heal, and in fact the flesh seems to be ''melting''.
14th Jun '16 5:37:16 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* RoleCalled
15th Feb '16 7:31:31 PM GhostLad
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The nuns are utterly convinced they can trust ''the Dark One'' at his word.



* OurDwarvesAreAlltheSame: Averted. Hawk's dwarf companion doesn't have a long beard and he uses a whip instead of an axe.

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* OurDwarvesAreAlltheSame: OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted. Hawk's dwarf companion doesn't have a long beard beard, and he uses a whip instead of an axe.



* SummonToHand: Hawk can make his Mindstone Blade fly into his hand by thought alone.

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* SummonToHand: Hawk can make his Mindstone Blade fly into his hand by thought alone. Well, not fly, exactly. Slowly float.
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