History Film / Soldier

5th Dec '17 10:42:27 AM Fireblood
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* AlternateHistory: Todd is born in 1996. By then, mankind is already capable of space travel and the world (or at least the US) is a dystopian society that selects babies from birth to become inhuman killing machines.

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* AlternateHistory: Todd is born in 1996. By then, mankind is already capable of space travel to other planets and the world (or at least the US) is a dystopian society that selects babies from birth to become inhuman killing machines.
25th Oct '17 12:28:45 PM RedScharlach
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** 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.

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** Later, Todd uses this against Caine. After being severly severely 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.



* 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.

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* 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 scrape through the fight with next-gen soldiers, who are even worse.



* 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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* ShootingGallery: An important part of Todd's training in the opening sequence involves a shooting gallery, in which he shoots straight through the civilian being used as a shield for by the dummy representing assiliant.an assailant.



* 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 ''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, 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).



* 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.

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* 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 through in the first 20 years of his life.



* 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.

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* TykeBomb: Adam Project. A group of infants selected and then rised raised to be perfect soldiers, with their entire life lives dedicated to military training and extreme conditioning.
13th Aug '17 4:57:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** A military example. When the Next-Gens are being wiped out, Mekum assumes they are facing two whole divisions. A division is comprised of at least 10,000 men, which is overkill against two squads.
*** Actually, Mekum is commenting on the fact that they don't know how many soldiers they are facing after losing contact with all their men. He says that there could be a few divisions for all they know.
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.
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