History Film / Looper

22nd Apr '17 5:23:55 PM TheTropingGopher
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**Seth is also a contender for this trope. After he's ratted out by Joe and caught by the Gat Men, his fate is to have his limbs removed and his face mutilated until his future self shows up. While this is happening, we're treated to a disturbing scene in which Old Seth's limbs disappear in a rather creepy manner. By the time he finally shows up at his destination, there's hardly anything left.
22nd Apr '17 5:06:22 PM TheTropingGopher
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*CruelAndUnusualDeath: Jesse, the only decent Gat Man in the movie, a man who seemingly wouldn't hurt an innocent person, gets the most gruesome and violent death of them all; lifted into the air telepathically and blown apart from the inside out. Although most of it is hidden from view, what we do see only fuels our imagination for the worst.
22nd Apr '17 4:48:21 PM TheTropingGopher
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*MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Old Joe has one of these after killing a child suspected of being the Rainmkaer. When nothing reverts back to the way it was, and Old Joe is still in the past, he comes to the brutal realisation that he has just murdered an innocent child, and breaks down in tears.
23rd Mar '17 10:17:03 PM Eagal
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** MeanwhileInTheFuture: Any change to the timeline instantly updates the future self from the point of its occurrence.



* MeanwhileInTheFuture: Any change to the timeline instantly updates the future self from the point of its occurrence.



* MisappliedPhlebotinum[=/=]MundaneUtility: The mafia uses time travel for executions and corpse disposal. Nobody else uses it because it's illegal. A more subtle use of time travel is money laundering; precious metals are sent into the past and exchanged for currency, creating a loop of untraceable funds for the mob. In addition, using precious metals as payment creates a self-perpetuating devaluation of said metals. In the future, it would cost the mob practically nothing to purchase large amounts of it as payment for their employees in the past, whose subsequent sale of the metal reduces its value and closes the loop.

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* MisappliedPhlebotinum[=/=]MundaneUtility: MisappliedPhlebotinum: The mafia uses time travel for executions and corpse disposal. Nobody else uses it because it's illegal. A more subtle use of time travel is money laundering; precious metals are sent into the past and exchanged for currency, creating a loop of untraceable funds for the mob. In addition, using precious metals as payment creates a self-perpetuating devaluation of said metals. In the future, it would cost the mob practically nothing to purchase large amounts of it as payment for their employees in the past, whose subsequent sale of the metal reduces its value and closes the loop.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]NiceJobBreakingItHerod: [[spoiler:Old Joe tries to kill Cid, only to ensure he continues to become the Rainmaker in the process.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]NiceJobBreakingItHerod: NiceJobBreakingItHerod: [[spoiler:Old Joe tries to kill Cid, only to ensure he continues to become the Rainmaker in the process.]]



* [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Mother]]: Played with. [[spoiler: the truth is that Sara ''is'' Cid's birth mother, but she abandoned him for the party life, so he was raised by Sara's sister, and called her mom instead. He killed his aunt with his TK and feels guilty about it. That comes out as anger and resentment at his mother for having created the situation by abandoning him.]] Cid eventually recants having said it.

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* [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Mother]]: YoureNotMyMother: Played with. [[spoiler: the truth is that Sara ''is'' Cid's birth mother, but she abandoned him for the party life, so he was raised by Sara's sister, and called her mom instead. He killed his aunt with his TK and feels guilty about it. That comes out as anger and resentment at his mother for having created the situation by abandoning him.]] Cid eventually recants having said it.
14th Mar '17 2:14:03 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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5th Mar '17 2:10:51 PM 309216364
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* TooDumbToLive: Seth. First, for signing up to be a Looper in the first place. Then, for letting his Loop run. Doubly invoked by Old Seth, who isn't any smarter than Young Seth, for [[YouCanRunButYouCantHide trying to run in the first place.]] Young Seth ends up dismembered and placed in a coma for the rest of his life. Old Seth is consequently relieved of his limbs and shot.
6th Jan '17 5:04:47 AM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but he became a better person after his character development and by the end of the film [[spoiler:he even sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
5th Jan '17 5:16:18 PM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but after his character development, by the end of the film [[spoiler:he sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]

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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but he became a better person after his character development, development and by the end of the film [[spoiler:he even sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
5th Jan '17 5:13:00 PM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but after his character development, by the end of the film [[spoiler:he sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
16th Dec '16 9:30:35 PM Kalaong
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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted:
** In the timeline where Joe successfully closes his loop, he takes all of his money and goes to China, but within a decade, winds up wasting it all on partying and drugs. What little there's left becomes worthless, thanks to more and more loopers getting paid in more and more silver, driving down the value.

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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted:
AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: An {{Anvillicious}} examination of it;
** In Loopers are technically "the lowest men on the totem pole" - men of minimal competence chosen for short-sighted hedonism so they will gleefully gun down their targets for the money they're paid without ever thinking about how they've basically signed up to commit suicide. Up until the events of the film, Young Joe has never killed a man who wasn't helpless. They're ''heavily'' overpaid for their real purpose - money laundering the bars of silver strapped to their victims' bodies - and never learn to be frugal.
** As a result, in
the timeline where Joe successfully closes his loop, he takes all of his money and goes to China, but within a decade, winds up wasting it all on partying and drugs. What little there's left becomes worthless, thanks to more and more loopers getting paid in more and more silver, driving down the value.



* FutureMeScaresMe[=/=]IHatePastMe: Old Joe is attempting to change his past and save his own life, but Young Joe enjoys his lifestyle too much to give a shit about the future and thus continues trying to kill Old Joe to preserve it. This makes the fight scenes between them fascinatingly complicated, as Old Joe, despite being an ''[[OneManArmy amazingly]]'' superior combatant, is obviously unable to kill Young Joe, inflict permanent damage, or even restrict his movements to any real extent(as the local mobsters will capture a helpless Young Joe and start cutting parts off him to force Old Joe to submit to being killed).

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* FutureMeScaresMe[=/=]IHatePastMe: Old Joe is attempting to change his past and save his own life, but Young Joe enjoys his lifestyle too much to give a shit about the future and thus continues trying to kill Old Joe to preserve it. This makes the fight scenes between them fascinatingly complicated, as Old Joe, despite being an ''[[OneManArmy amazingly]]'' superior combatant, is obviously unable to kill Young Joe, inflict permanent damage, Joe or even restrict his movements to any real extent(as extent, as the local mobsters will capture a helpless Young Joe and start cutting parts off him to force Old Joe to submit to being killed).killed.
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