History Film / Soldier

14th Feb '17 6:10:41 AM Opunaesala
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* SpiritualSuccessor: A [[ExpandedUniverse sidestory]]to ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).

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* SpiritualSuccessor: A [[ExpandedUniverse sidestory]]to sidestory]] to ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).
14th Feb '17 6:10:14 AM Opunaesala
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* [[ExpandedUniverse Sidestory]]/SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).


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* SpiritualSuccessor: A [[ExpandedUniverse sidestory]]to ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).
14th Feb '17 6:08:10 AM Opunaesala
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* [[ExpandedUniverse sidestory]]/SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).

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* [[ExpandedUniverse sidestory]]/SpiritualSuccessor: Sidestory]]/SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is arguably the Citizen Kane of science fiction films. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds at first glance: it's not just a film the studio wanted to cram into the ''Blade Runner'' universe, the scriptwriter David Webb Peoples was actually one of the two scriptwriters on ''Blade Runner'' itself. So if anyone could justifiably make a side-story in the same universe, he can (also it's not just a rip-off of ''Blade Runner'' - there are some tonal similarities and Shout Outs in the background but they don't hit you over the head with it).
28th Jan '17 3:24:26 PM Mdumas43073
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15th Jan '17 7:47:24 AM ErikModi
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-->'''Todd:''' Your men...''are obsolete''.

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-->'''Todd:''' Your men...''are obsolete''.''[[IronicEcho are obsolete]]''.
5th Dec '16 2:38:00 PM Pysiewicz
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* ImpressivePyrotechnics: The sheer amount of StuffBlowingUp in the third act is shut staggering, with numerous counts of outrunning the fireballs.

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* ImpressivePyrotechnics: The sheer amount of StuffBlowingUp in the third act is shut just staggering, with numerous counts of outrunning the fireballs.
5th Dec '16 2:14:24 PM Pysiewicz
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%%* DeathFromAbove

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%%* DeathFromAbove* DeathFromAbove: Todd quite literally jumps down on the very first next-gen soldier he kills.
5th Dec '16 12:55:41 PM Pysiewicz
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%%* TheBridge

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%%* TheBridge* TheBridge: Mekum and rest of the commanding officers are discussing plans of battle while sitting in the bridge of their dropship.



* CombatPragmatist: Todd takes this mindset to the point where he shoots through hostages, just to continue his charge and eliminate the enemy on the flank.



%%* CuteMute: Nicholas.

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%%* * CuteMute: Nicholas.Nicholas is an innocent little boy that doesn't speak due to an accident in the past



%%* DecoyHidingPlace
%%* DirtForcefield

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%%* DecoyHidingPlace
%%* DirtForcefield
* DecoyHidingPlace: One of the next-gen soldiers is chasing group of children. He enters the room, looking directly at a group of children and single female covering them. Then Todd blindsides him. With a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill rocket launcher]].
** Later, Todd uses this against Caine. After being severly beaten, he looks at a rusty sickle on the ground. Caine follows his gaze and decides to pick the sickle, since he's standing right next to it. Which Todd instantly uses for his real attack, as Caine positioned himself to get sliced with a chopper propeller.
* DirtForcefield: Sandra. This corresponds not only to regular life on Arcadia, but also the siege in the end, where everyone and everything but her is covered in blood, dirt and mud.



%%* GatlingGood

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%%* GatlingGood* GatlingGood: One of the next-gen soldiers was armed with a backpack version. Todd liberates him from the weight.



%%* GraveClouds

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%%* GraveClouds* GraveClouds: Part of Arcadia's "charm" is the sky, being almost always covered in thick, red clouds, with the sunlight barely scrapping through them.



%%* ImpressivePyrotechnics

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%%* ImpressivePyrotechnics* ImpressivePyrotechnics: The sheer amount of StuffBlowingUp in the third act is shut staggering, with numerous counts of outrunning the fireballs.



* IronicName: A LandfillBeyondTheStars called {{Arcadia}}.



%%* NinetiesAntiHero

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%%* NinetiesAntiHero* NinetiesAntiHero: Todd is a professional soldier, which in this setting means a killing machine rised from childhood and devoid of hesitation, scrupules or remorse. Before the proper story starts it's made clear he doesn't mind killing of just about anyone on his way to the goal set by HQ and won't even think about questioning such orders. Yet he's the protagonist of the story and the best chance of the settlers to scrap out of the fight with next-gen soldiers, who are even worse.



%%* OneManArmy

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%%* OneManArmy* OneManArmy: Somewhat justified. Todd is a single soldier taking on a twenty men strong unit, but he also has entire life of combat experience behind his belt, while also knowing local terrain ''and'' tactics of the enemy.



%%* PunchedAcrossTheRoom



%%* ShootingGallery
%%* ShootTheHostage: And how!

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%%* ShootingGallery
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* ShootingGallery: An important part of Todd's training in the opening sequence involves a shooting gallery, in which he shoots straight through civilian used as a shield for the dummy representing assiliant.
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ShootTheHostage: And how!



%%* SuperSoldier

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%%* SuperSoldier* SuperSoldier: While the first generation of soldiers was all about training from the early childhood, the next-gen soldiers are directly genetically enhanced and breed like clones.



%%* TrainingMontage

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%%* TrainingMontage* TrainingMontage: The entire opening sequence, starting with Todd being selected as an infant to participate in the Adam Project, and then shows all the gruelling training he went throught the first 20 years of his life.



%%* TykeBomb

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%%* TykeBomb* TykeBomb: Adam Project. A group of infants selected and then rised to be perfect soldiers, with entire life dedicated to military training and extreme conditioning.
21st Nov '16 3:56:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* BeserkButton: One of the few emotional reactions we see from Todd is clearly outraged anger after a colonist accuses him of desertion.

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* BeserkButton: BerserkButton: One of the few emotional reactions we see from Todd is clearly outraged anger after a colonist accuses him of desertion.
5th Oct '16 5:34:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* TragicVillain: Todd's nemesis [[TheDragon Caine 607]] is probably even more of a victim of the indoctrination of the future military as Todd himself is, as he was not only [[{{Tykebomb}} trained from birth to be a soldier]] like Todd himself but also genetically modified to be completely obedient. When Caine loses an eye in a fight with Todd and is dismissed by his commanding officer as almost useless now (being relegated to rear guard action from then on), there are strong parallels with Todd himself being dismissed as a relic.
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