History Film / Legion

9th May '16 4:34:28 AM erforce
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[TheTerminator Two men appear; one is here to protect a waitress whose child will save the world, and one is here to destroy said waitress to prevent said child from being born.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator Two men appear; one is here to protect a waitress whose child will save the world, and one is here to destroy said waitress to prevent said child from being born.]]
3rd Feb '16 11:51:51 PM Eagal
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* HellIsThatNoise: Gabriel's trumpet
3rd Feb '16 11:50:47 PM Eagal
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* GodIsEvil: "He's just tired of this shit," sounds like a subversion, in theory. It's just that most of the His victims we see ''really'' don't [[AssholeVictim deserve it]].



* JerkassGods: God's regarded as good (at least by Gabriel, so consider the source) and is suggested to just be "tired of this shit," but most of the the angels victims we see ''really'' don't [[AssholeVictim deserve it]].



* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Michael's aformentioned speech to Jeep.

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Michael's aformentioned aforementioned speech to Jeep.
3rd Feb '16 11:42:43 PM Eagal
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* HumansAreBastards: The sole reason why God sends his angels to exterminate him.

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* HumansAreBastards: The sole reason why God sends his angels to exterminate him.them.



* {{Hypocrite}}: God, uses GrandTheftMe tactics to have his angel's hosts become demonic parodies of life and are not above deceiving others. In this film, he is no better and arguably worse than {{Satan}} in his dealings with the diner folk.
25th Jan '16 12:05:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Michael.
25th Jan '16 12:04:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ArabIsraeliConflict: In a comic book tie-in. A Palestinian is sent to suicide bomb an Israeli airport but ends up fighting angels instead. Yeah, he basically has to fight [[TheLegionsOfHell angel-possessed]] [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles IDF troops]].
13th Oct '15 3:05:51 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: Percy. In case the shot of the dog tags didn't cue you in, he also uses a prosthetic hand.

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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Percy. In case the shot of the dog tags didn't cue you in, he also uses a prosthetic hand.
20th Aug '15 10:46:34 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Legion''''' is an action movie starring Creator/PaulBettany, Dennis Quaid, and Lucas Black about what happens when God sends down an apocalypse and all that's left is an archangel that defected and a diner full of people. Oh, but it's the pregnant woman who's important, since she's carrying the one who will be the second Christ. The film was loosely adapted into the Syfy Channel series ''Series/{{Dominion}}''.

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'''''Legion''''' ''Legion'' is an action movie starring Creator/PaulBettany, Dennis Quaid, and Lucas Black about what happens when God sends down an apocalypse and all that's left is an archangel that defected and a diner full of people. Oh, but it's the pregnant woman who's important, since she's carrying the one who will be the second Christ. The film was loosely adapted into the Syfy Channel series ''Series/{{Dominion}}''.



** FauxAffablyEvil: It was likely mocking her, as she quickly turns violent as she [[JerkAssHasAPoint tells Sandra that she's a complaining bitch]] with obscene language and bites her husband's neck. More like something out of ''Film/TheExorcist'' than a RageAgainstTheHeavens.
* AndStarring: Dennis Quaid.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Jeep and Charlie

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** FauxAffablyEvil: It was likely mocking her, as she quickly turns violent as she [[JerkAssHasAPoint tells Sandra that she's a complaining bitch]] with obscene language and bites her husband's neck. More like something out of ''Film/TheExorcist'' than a RageAgainstTheHeavens.
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%%* AndStarring: Dennis Quaid.
* %%* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Jeep and Charlie



* BodyHorror: What happens to [[spoiler: Howard]].
** Also [[DemonicPossession Angelic Possession]] causes their hosts to become insect like in form.

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* BodyHorror: What happens to [[spoiler: Howard]].
** Also
[[DemonicPossession Angelic Possession]] causes their hosts to become insect like in form.



** This counts as CrowningMomentOfAwesome! [[spoiler:It's too bad it doesn't kill Gabriel, though...]]



* CarFu: A guy gets hit by a car driven by a possessed person at one point.

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* CarFu: CarFu:
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A guy gets hit by a car driven by a possessed person at one point.



* ChekhovsGun: Bob's cigarette lighter.
** Also, Bob mentioning that he's glad the gas is still on.

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* ChekhovsGun: %%* ChekhovsGun:
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Bob's cigarette lighter.
** Also, %%** Bob mentioning that he's glad the gas is still on.



** Possibly justified: they had bigger things to worry about then. [[spoiler:Such as Gabriel still being alive and still trying to kill the baby.]]



** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped
** And yet, perhaps not as anvilicious as one might think! Because the only reason [[spoiler:the humans 'win' is because the baby is born prematurely. And what is one thing that smoking can cause? Premature birth! That's right. Smoking saved the world.]]



** Of course, given that we have no idea what Satan is like in the Legion universe, or, indeed if he even ''exist''[[note]]Neither Michael or Gabriel mention him, and given Michael's rebellion, one would think a comparison may be apt.[[/note]], that would be a difficult argument to have.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Ironically, they possess and distort people's bodies like you would expect demons to do, and they swear on top of that. Oh, and their wings are also made of razor sharp metal.
** Apparently, the angels are also tired of humans complaining about even the smallest things. As shown when the possessed old lady telling a woman to shut her "bitching".

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Ironically, they possess and distort people's bodies like you would expect demons to do, and they swear on top of that. Oh, and their wings are also made of razor sharp metal.
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metal. Apparently, the angels are also tired of humans complaining about even the smallest things. As shown when the possessed old lady telling a woman to shut her "bitching".



* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Everything goes down during the course of this movie. Phone lines, cell phone reception, TV signal, radio, power, it all goes down. Lampshaded by Bob when he mentions that the only thing still running is the gas.
** It's inverted briefly when the radio is able to pick up one station and the lights go back on for a brief period of time.
** It's also subverted for much of the film, given the fact that calling for help wouldn't really do a whole lot given that all the people in the nearest towns are crowded around the diner trying to kill them.

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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Everything goes down during the course of this movie. Phone lines, cell phone reception, TV signal, radio, power, it all goes down. Lampshaded by Bob when he mentions that the only thing still running is the gas.
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gas. It's inverted briefly when the radio is able to pick up one station and the lights go back on for a brief period of time.
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time. It's also subverted for much of the film, given the fact that calling for help wouldn't really do a whole lot given that all the people in the nearest towns are crowded around the diner trying to kill them.



* TooDumbToLive: Sandra. Oh dear ''lord'', Sandra.
** [[spoiler:Even if she gives them the baby, they'll STILL kill them!]] Predictably, [[spoiler:Michael shoots her.]]
*** Let's not forget for a second that she was also dumb enough to bite into the obvious trap that was [[spoiler: her husband being crucified upside-down. And unfortunately, [[{{Squick}} Percy pays the price]] when she gets too close and [[LudicrousGibs her husband explodes in acidic goodness]].]] To her credit, [[spoiler:Kyle also falls for a similar trick with the aforementioned CreepyChild]], but there's less of an excuse for Sandra since everybody ''including her own daughter'' was telling her that it was a trap [[spoiler:and it's also harder to tell something is a trap when a complete and very innocent stranger is involved]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Sandra. Oh dear ''lord'', Sandra.
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Sandra. [[spoiler:Even if she gives them the baby, they'll STILL kill them!]] Predictably, [[spoiler:Michael shoots her.]]
*** Let's not forget for a second that she was also dumb enough to bite into the obvious trap that was [[spoiler: her husband being crucified upside-down. And unfortunately, [[{{Squick}} Percy pays the price]] when she gets too close and [[LudicrousGibs her husband explodes in acidic goodness]].]] To her credit, [[spoiler:Kyle also falls for a similar trick with the aforementioned CreepyChild]], but there's less of an excuse for Sandra since everybody ''including her own daughter'' was telling her that it was a trap [[spoiler:and it's also harder to tell something is a trap when a complete and very innocent stranger is involved]].
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** It probably is, given that he's shown to be in charge of repairing broken-down vehicles early in the movie.
** Jeep can be a shortened version of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Joseph]].
16th Jun '15 9:35:51 AM cordychase
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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Audrey seems to like dating people her parents disapprove of--she mentions to Kyle that she knows how to use a gun because she once went out with an ex-Marine her parents absolutely loathed, and earlier she gives him a flirtatious look after he enters the diner and her parents stare at him suspiciously (though it goes nowhere). Given her conversation with Kyle about being bad for attention, it would seem her main motivation is to get Sandra and Howard notice her.



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Sandra gives her daughter a little speech about how all the bad things happening to them are her fault. She]]'s not a nice person.

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* KickTheDog: After [[spoiler: Howard and Percy die]], Sandra gives her daughter a little speech about how tells Audrey that all the bad things happening that happen to them their family over the course of the movie are her fault. She]]'s not a nice person.all Audrey's fault, because they wouldn't be in the diner if they hadn't decided to move because of Audrey's bad behavior. (Of course, Sandra conveniently ignores that if they hadn't come to the diner, they'd probably be possessed or dead.)
13th Jun '15 9:33:49 AM Everdream
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They possess people, and they swear while doing so. Oh, and their wings are also made of metal.
** In fact if they act and distort bodies which are more in the line of demons. Ironic isn't it.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They Ironically, they possess people, and distort people's bodies like you would expect demons to do, and they swear while doing so. on top of that. Oh, and their wings are also made of metal.
** In fact if they act and distort bodies which are more in the line of demons. Ironic isn't it.
razor sharp metal.
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