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6th Mar '16 10:46:16 AM Baeraad555
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* ImportantHaircut: When he's a slacker author at the start, Eddie wears his hair half-long and scruffy. When he starts taking NZT and becomes a genius playboy, he changes it to something a bit shorter and more obviously styled and fashionable. In the end, when he's running for Senate, he's changed it again to a short, conservative, businesslike style.
9th Jan '16 5:20:05 AM jormis29
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*** In the official [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Limitless sequel series it is revealed ]] that not only does Eddie have access to an unlimited supply of NZT but also has a way [[SideEffectsInclude to nullify its harmful aftereffects with a booster shot.]]

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*** In the official [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Limitless [[Series/{{Limitless}} sequel series it is revealed ]] that not only does Eddie have access to an unlimited supply of NZT but also has a way [[SideEffectsInclude to nullify its harmful aftereffects with a booster shot.]]
7th Jan '16 3:35:32 PM Tuvok
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*** In the official [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Limitless sequel series it is revealed ]] that not only does Eddie have access to an unlimited supply of NZT but also a way [[SideEffectsInclude to nullify its harmful aftereffects with a booster shot.]]

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*** In the official [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Limitless sequel series it is revealed ]] that not only does Eddie have access to an unlimited supply of NZT but also has a way [[SideEffectsInclude to nullify its harmful aftereffects with a booster shot.]]
7th Jan '16 1:36:14 PM Tuvok
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*** In the official [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Limitless sequel series it is revealed ]] that not only does Eddie have access to an unlimited supply of NZT but also a way [[SideEffectsInclude to nullify its harmful aftereffects with a booster shot.]]
17th Nov '15 9:45:10 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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In 2015 the story received a SequelSeries of the same name, airing on CBS. Cooper reprises his role as Eddie in the pilot and possibly future episodes, but the series focuses on new characters Brian Finch and FBI agent Rebecca Harris. Tropes for the series go [[Series/{{Limitless}} here]].

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In 2015 the story received a SequelSeries of the same name, airing on CBS. Cooper reprises his role as Eddie in the pilot and possibly future episodes, but the series focuses on new characters Brian Finch and FBI agent Rebecca Harris. Tropes for the series go [[Series/{{Limitless}} here]]. The character sheet for both the movie and the show is [[Characters/{{Limitless}} here]], and NeedsWikiMagicLove.
8th Nov '15 6:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* DrugsAreBad: Played with. The movie shows the consequences of abusing the drug in very icky detail that sometimes enters ''RequiemForADream'' territory. But Eddie's much more capable and hyperintelligent when on said drugs, he's trying to quit them that turns things worse, [[spoiler:and it finally turns out he can remain super-smart without taking the drug at all ''or'' he used the intelligence boost to figure out how to make it himself while fixing the downsides]]. Could possibly be a BrokenAesop.

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* DrugsAreBad: Played with. The movie shows the consequences of abusing the drug in very icky detail that sometimes enters ''RequiemForADream'' ''Film/RequiemForADream'' territory. But Eddie's much more capable and hyperintelligent when on said drugs, he's trying to quit them that turns things worse, [[spoiler:and it finally turns out he can remain super-smart without taking the drug at all ''or'' he used the intelligence boost to figure out how to make it himself while fixing the downsides]]. Could possibly be a BrokenAesop.
5th Nov '15 8:52:24 AM creader
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Eddie's initial dealer outright says that "you only use 20% of your brain." Possible case of UnreliableNarrator since [[spoiler:the dealer's pitch about it being FDC certified was BS.]]



* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Eddie's initial dealer outright says that "you only use 20% of your brain."
** Possible case of UnreliableNarrator since [[spoiler:the dealer's pitch about it being FDC certified was BS.]]
5th Nov '15 8:50:24 AM creader
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** There are various treatment methods for cancer and food became incredibly cheap over the past few decades thanks to technology. At the same time, many patients can't afford treatment and many people are starving. Both are a result of political decisions. It's [[FridgeBrilliance quite possible you really need NZT-48 to understand]] that more technology and better treatment methods won't cure cancer or end starvation.
5th Nov '15 8:49:47 AM creader
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* TheCastShowoff: Bradley Cooper speaking fluent French, which he does in real life.


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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Instead of curing cancer or ending world hunger, most users apply their new smarts for money, political power, or just making their lives better. {{Justified|Trope}} with varying levels of {{With Great Power Comes Great Insanity}} as users like Eddie still make impulsive decisions which can be increased by the drugs giving feelings of invincibility. He does also figure out [[spoiler:a way to keep NZT's properties without needing the drug, and even enhance them.]]
** Eddie at least plans to subvert this. But most of the movie's plot centers around him trying to raise the insane amount of money he decides he will need to put his plan into motion and it's never revealed what that plan actually is beyond that (presumably [[spoiler: running for Senate]] is one of the next steps).
** There are various treatment methods for cancer and food became incredibly cheap over the past few decades thanks to technology. At the same time, many patients can't afford treatment and many people are starving. Both are a result of political decisions. It's [[FridgeBrilliance quite possible you really need NZT-48 to understand]] that more technology and better treatment methods won't cure cancer or end starvation.
** Eddie also describes an effect of NZT as basically not being allowed to stop pushing for a more immediate form of self-challenging self-expression. This arguably means it would take a rare personality to stick to curing cancer or ending world hunger on NZT long enough to get results unless given reason to. In other words, Reed Richards might not be Useless if he wasn't his own boss.
30th Sep '15 4:46:32 AM falcon2484
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In 2015 the story will received a SequelSeries of the same name, airing on CBS. Cooper reprises his role as Eddie in the pilot and possibly future episodes, but the series focuses on new characters Brian Finch and FBI agent Rebecca Harris. Tropes for the series go [[Series/{{Limitless}} here]].

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In 2015 the story will received a SequelSeries of the same name, airing on CBS. Cooper reprises his role as Eddie in the pilot and possibly future episodes, but the series focuses on new characters Brian Finch and FBI agent Rebecca Harris. Tropes for the series go [[Series/{{Limitless}} here]].
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