History Film / LawAbidingCitizen

4th Mar '17 11:47:59 AM Fireblood
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* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery: Clyde Shelton seeks revenge not only on the man who destroyed his family, but on the entire system that failed to adequately punish him.
3rd Mar '17 11:43:40 PM MovieFan2000
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* FreudianExcuse: Clyde became what he is now after his wife and daughter has been savagely killed by Darby.
17th Feb '17 1:50:30 AM eroock
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* CrusadingWidower: Clyde lost his wife and daughter to an assault early one and spends the rest of the movie going after the killers.

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* CrusadingWidower: Clyde lost his wife and daughter to an assault [[PlotTriggeringDeath early one on]] and spends the rest of the movie going after the killers.
17th Feb '17 1:38:12 AM eroock
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* CowboyCop: Detective Dunnigan

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* CowboyCop: Detective DunniganDunnigan.



* TheChessmaster: Clyde
* CrusadingWidower: Clyde.

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* TheChessmaster: Clyde
Clyde.
* CrusadingWidower: Clyde.Clyde lost his wife and daughter to an assault early one and spends the rest of the movie going after the killers.
9th Feb '17 11:02:19 PM OneElitist
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* FateWorseThanDeath: What Clyde put Darby through could be considered this.
11th Oct '16 7:08:45 PM billybobfred
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** "The ''presumption of innocence'' is bad, because this guy who [[AudienceAwarenessAdvantage we, the audience, know committed a crime]] is being granted bail before his trial."

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** "The ''presumption of innocence'' is bad, because this guy who [[AudienceAwarenessAdvantage we, the audience, know committed a crime]] crime is being granted bail before his trial."
11th Oct '16 7:07:54 PM billybobfred
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** "The ''presumption of innocence'' is bad, because this guy who [[LogicalFallacies we, the audience, know committed a crime]] is being granted bail before his trial."

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** "The ''presumption of innocence'' is bad, because this guy who [[LogicalFallacies [[AudienceAwarenessAdvantage we, the audience, know committed a crime]] is being granted bail before his trial."
4th Oct '16 8:52:01 PM Fireblood
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* PleaBargain: A plea bargain given to the wrong party (the actual killer, who sold his patsy down the river) is the motive for Clyde to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
26th Jul '16 5:25:16 AM Troper1994
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* RetiredBadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]

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* RetiredBadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin."brain" for an unknown government agency, performing untraceable assassinations.]]
26th Jul '16 5:19:31 AM Troper1994
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** Though it's not explicitly noted,[[spoiler:Clyde's main goal was to teach nick a lesson about dealing with criminals and proving a point that the justice system was broken.]]
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