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7th Dec '16 3:48:30 AM axle-k89
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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:Flint Marko accidentally killed Uncle Ben this way.]]
7th Dec '16 3:47:39 AM axle-k89
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* AccidentalMurder: This happens to be the case with [[spoiler:Ben Parker]] who fell victim to clumsy gun handling by [[spoiler:Flint Marco]]

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* AccidentalMurder: This happens to be the case with [[spoiler:Ben Parker]] who fell victim to clumsy gun handling by [[spoiler:Flint Marco]]Marko]]



* {{Bookends}}: The film starts and ends with a voiceover by Peter. The first is him saying that now things are going really well ion his life. The second is that choices make people who they are, and they can always choose to do the right thing.



* ChekhovsBoomerang: Harry's pumpkin bombs.

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: Harry's pumpkin bombs. Peter tries to use one against Harry in their first fight and it results in Harry getting knocked out by Peter's web. Harry throws another one at Peter at the end of their second fight, and Peter throws it back at Harry, disfiguring his face. [[spoiler:Peter uses a third one to destroy the symbiote.]]


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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Peter's flashbacks and dream of the night that Uncle Ben was killed are shown in black and white, both as he imagines it, and [[OnceMoreWithClarity how it actually happened]].


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** [[spoiler:Flint Marko has one in flashback when he accidentally shoots Uncle Ben, and it was so bad for him, it's haunted him ever since.]]


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* OnceMoreWithClairty: The flashbacks to the night that Uncle Ben was killed. [[spoiler:As Peter imagines it, Flint Marko ordered Uncle Ben out of the car and forced him to the ground. Dennis Carradine ran out of the bank, got into the car and yelled at Flint to get in, but Flint ordered him and shot Uncle Ben in cold blood, leaving Carradine to drive away alone. At the end of the film, Flint reveals the truth: he did get Uncle Ben out of the car, but Uncle Ben tried to talk him down. Carradine ran over and shook Flint's arm, causing him to shoot Uncle Ben by accident.]]


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* PoliceAreUseless: [[spoiler:Peter implies this when he learns that Flint Marko is Uncle Ben's real killer, and is understandably furious when he learns that information about his death (namely, the real killer's identity and the fact that ''there were witnesses'') has been kept from him and Aunt May for two years.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Eddie Brock tries to rebond with the symbiote after Peter separates him from it, even though he'd just seen Peter throw one of Harry's pumpkin bombs at it. Predictably, he gets blown up.]]
5th Dec '16 7:07:50 AM axle-k89
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* ExactWords: At the scene of the bank heist, Eddie tells black Spider-Man to "give [him] some of that web action". Spider-Man obliges... by hitting his camera with a web and smashing it.

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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At the scene of the bank heist, Eddie tells black Spider-Man to "give [him] some of that web action". Spider-Man obliges... by hitting his camera with a web and smashing it.



* GetOut: Jameson gives this to Eddie when his picture is revealed as a fake. It's delivered in a TranquilFury voice: "Pack your things. Get out of my building." You really get a sense of how angry he is when he raises his voice a second later: "You're fired!"

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* GetOut: GetOut:
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Jameson gives this to Eddie when his picture is revealed as a fake. It's delivered in a TranquilFury voice: "Pack your things. Get out of my building." You really get a sense of how angry he is when he raises his voice a second later: "You're fired!"
5th Dec '16 6:49:16 AM axle-k89
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Jameson misnames Eddie Brock twice in the same scene in his office. Instead of referring to him by his surname of Brock (like he does with Peter), he calls him Bruckner and Bernstein. Eddie corrects him the first time.



* ActionSurvivor / HeroicBystander: Mary Jane in the final battle.

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* ActionSurvivor / HeroicBystander: Mary Jane in the final battle.battle, dropping a cinder block on Venom's head.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Two headlines: "Spidey Scores", while Mary-Jane is on her way to dinner with Peter, and "Sorry Spidey, Faker Fired" after Eddie is fired from the Daily Bugle.



* AlliterativeName: Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson and Peter Parker.
* AlmostKiss: At one point during the montage sequence, Peter flirts with Betty Brant and it results in one of these, before being interrupted by Jameson and Robbie.



%%* BigDamnHeroes

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%%* BigDamnHeroes* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Harry turning up in the climax at just the right moment to stop Sandman from pummeling Spider-Man to death, and knocking Venom through two walls.]]



* BrokenPedestal: Invoked. Thanks to Eddie's fake picture, Spider-Man is seen this way by the people of New York, with one woman even saying: "This is the guy they gave the key to the city to?" Spider-Man is then vindicated when the picture is exposed as a fake and Eddie is fired.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle to separate Eddie Brock from Venom.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted and weakened the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle to separate Eddie Brock from Venom.]]



* CrazyPrepared: Eddie Brock had two cameras with him at the scene of the bank robbery. Black Spider-Man smashed his main camera against a wall, so Eddie uses his other camera instead to take snaps.



* DarkIsEvil: The symbiote, the black Spider-Man suit, and Venom.
* DeathGlare: On her way to dinner with Peter, Mary Jane sees a headline that reads "Spidey Scores" and displays his upside-down kiss with Gwen. As she storms off, she has one of these on her face.



* {{Determinator}}: Flint is able to pull himself together (literally)through sheer force of will by thinking about his daughter.

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* {{Determinator}}: Flint is able to pull himself together (literally)through (literally) through sheer force of will by thinking about his daughter.daughter.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Implied. Eddie faked the picture of Spider-Man robbing the bank to get the photographer staff job at the Daily Bugle, and seemingly didn't plan for what could happen if the picture was revealed to be a fake and he was found out. When Peter found out and exposed the truth, Eddie quietly told Peter that no paper in the city would hire him if they knew what he did. Peter simply tells him he should have thought of that earlier.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter [[spoiler:and later Eddie]] being affected by the symbiote seems reminiscent of drug addiction and the mood swings that accompany it. [[spoiler:Getting rid of the symbiote could be like trying to get off of drugs.]]



* ExactWords: At the scene of the bank heist, Eddie tells black Spider-Man to "give [him] some of that web action". Spider-Man obliges... by hitting his camera with a web and smashing it.
** Eddie's line to Peter, "You gotta see it as it is." Peter remarks that it's funny he should say that, because he knows Eddie's picture was faked.
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Eddie's line to Peter, "You gotta see it as it is." A few lines later, his picture of the bank heist is revealed to be a fake.



** The symbiote attaches itself to the rear licence plate of Peter's moped after it lands in Central Park. The shape of the symbiote at this point is a V shape. This foreshadows Venom [[spoiler:as the symbiote later bonds to Eddie Brock and he becomes Venom, who Peter has to defeat in the climax.]]



** Eddie Brock coming across black-suited Spider-Man at the bank heist. Spider-Man smashes his camera, forcing Eddie to use his other camera. One of the pictures Eddie takes is used to make his fake picture during said bank heist to try and expose black Spider-Man as a criminal.



* GetOut: Harry says this to Peter, when he begged for his help to save Mary Jane.

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* GetOut: Jameson gives this to Eddie when his picture is revealed as a fake. It's delivered in a TranquilFury voice: "Pack your things. Get out of my building." You really get a sense of how angry he is when he raises his voice a second later: "You're fired!"
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Harry says this to Peter, when he begged for his help to save Mary Jane.



* HopelessSuitor: Played with Brock towards Betty Brant with eventually it being played straight,something which he blames on Peter as well

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* HopelessSuitor: Played with Brock towards Betty Brant with eventually it being played straight,something which he blames on Peter as wellwell.



* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"

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* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do all these guys come from?"from?"
* LaserGuidedKarma: When Peter finds out that Eddie faked the bank heist picture to get the staff job, he exposes Eddie as a fraud and Eddie gets fired.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Peter has one after hitting Mary Jane and knocking her to the floor in his symbiote-induced rage. It causes him to realize the symbiote is changing him for the worse.



** Peter at the end of his first fight with Harry after he knocks Harry out.



** Eddie gets one when Peter finds out that his picture of Spider-Man during the bank heist is a fake.
** [[spoiler:Peter during the climax when he realizes Venom is Eddie.]]



%%* ShowerOfAngst

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%%* ShowerOfAngst* ShowerOfAngst: Peter has one [[spoiler:after freeing himself from the symbiote in the bell tower.]]
* SmugSnake: Eddie Brock is, at least initially, a slimy, unctuous creep who sucks up to Jameson to advance his own career prospects, is quite condescending towards Peter, flirts with Betty Brant while still with Gwen, is a bit too creepy-stalkerish with Gwen Stacy, the 'girl he intends to marry' (although Gwen is quick to point out that they've only ever been out for a coffee once) and ends up manufacturing a photo of Spider-Man robbing a bank to frame the superhero and secure a staff job at the ''Bugle''. Then Peter exposes his fake, he loses his job, and Gwen breaks up with him [[spoiler:and then he meets the Venom symbiote]]...



* SpinningPaper: At the start of the montage sequence, the Daily Bugle spins into shot, with the headline "Sorry Spidey, Faker Fired". It then spins out of shot and cuts to Peter with Ursula.



%%* TakeItToTheBridge

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%%* TakeItToTheBridge* TakeItToTheBridge: Mary Jane [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim telling Peter she's in love with someone else]] takes place on a bridge in Central Park.


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* TranquilFury: Jameson when he fires Eddie for faking the picture that got him the staff job. He only raises his voice to tell Eddie he's fired.
23rd Nov '16 7:57:43 AM Dreadjaws
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* CannotSpitItOut

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* CannotSpitItOutCannotSpitItOut: A great deal of the movie's conflict could have been avoided if Peter had at least tried to explain Harry what happened with his father. He didn't even need to ignore Norman's final words, all he had to say was that he found his body that way and that the Green Goblin had killed him. Of course, by the time the fight with New Goblin happens, Harry is so consumed by anger that he won't believe Peter's words.
12th Nov '16 2:12:26 AM The12thDoctor
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->''"The city is safe and sound. Guess I had a little something to do with that. My uncle Ben would be proud. I still go to school. Top of my class. And I'm in love. With the girl of my dreams."''
-->-- '''Peter Parker / Spider-Man''', [[FromBadToWorse having no idea about the later events of the movie.]]
12th Nov '16 1:53:54 AM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine The greatest battle lies within.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine The greatest battle lies within.]]'']]
How long can any man fight the darkness... before he finds it in himself?]]'']]
5th Nov '16 6:12:58 PM StFan
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* CollapsibleHelmet: New Goblin wears an facemask that seems to disappear completely in his costume. Not that he wears it that often.

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* CollapsibleHelmet: New Goblin wears an has a facemask that seems to disappear completely in his costume.costume when opened. Not that he wears it that often.
5th Nov '16 6:10:47 PM StFan
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* AerialCanyonChase: During the first fight between Peter Parker and Harry Osborn as "New Goblin", Peter tries to escape by webslinging into a narrow gap between two buildings. Harry manages to follow by turning his SkySurfing glider sideways (unlike his father's, his is no bigger than a snow surf), but he has a hard time avoiding obstacles and scrapping the walls.



* CollapsibleHelmet: New Goblin wears an helmet that seems to disappear completely in his costume. Not that he wears it that often.

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* CollapsibleHelmet: New Goblin wears an helmet facemask that seems to disappear completely in his costume. Not that he wears it that often.
3rd Nov '16 3:33:30 PM StFan
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film !!''Spider-Man 3'' provides examples of:



* BigDamnHeroes

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* ContrivedCoincidence: All Raimi movies- and most movies in this genre in general, for that matter - have this problem, but this one takes the cake. Flint Marko just ''happens'' to fall into a scientific experiment that turns him into the Sandman; Harry Osborn just ''happens'' to get amnesia and forget that Peter is Spiderman (and get it back and decide to go from trying to murder Peter to...breaking up him and Mary-Jane), and the symbiote just ''happens'' to land next to Peter Parker and attach itself to his suit. And all of this happens on exactly the same night.

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* CollapsibleHelmet: New Goblin wears an helmet that seems to disappear completely in his costume. Not that he wears it that often.
* ContrivedCoincidence: All Raimi movies- movies -- and most movies in this genre in general, for that matter - -- have this problem, but this one takes the cake. cake.
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Flint Marko just ''happens'' to fall into a scientific experiment that turns him into the Sandman; Harry Osborn just ''happens'' to get amnesia and forget that Peter is Spiderman Spider-Man (and get it back and decide to go from trying to murder Peter to...to... breaking up him and Mary-Jane), and the symbiote just ''happens'' to land next to Peter Parker and attach itself to his suit. And all of this happens on exactly the same night.night.
** Not to mention, Eddie Brock just happens to be praying for Peter Parker's death at the exact same time that [[spoiler:Spider-Man is struggling against the symbiote on top of the same church, which ends up with receiving the symbiote and becoming Venom]].



* DisproportionateRetribution: Harry clearly knew what led to his father's end -- specifically, that he was the Green Goblin -- from the conclusion of the [[Film/SpiderMan2 second film]] on, yet needed the majority of this film to forgive Peter for stopping a homicidal maniac... multiple rounds of EasyAmnesia helped this along.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Harry clearly knew what led to his father's end -- specifically, that he was the Green Goblin -- from the conclusion of the [[Film/SpiderMan2 second film]] on, yet needed the majority of this film to forgive Peter for stopping a homicidal maniac... multiple rounds of EasyAmnesia helped this along.



* EasyAmnesia

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's --->'''Waitress:''' How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So
pie?\\
'''Harry:''' So
goood.''



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''






* OhCrap: Spidey gets one after he puts his fist through Flint's stomach. He can't pull it out again, prompting an "Uh-oh" from him. Flint promptly knocks him flying.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Spidey gets one after he puts his fist through Flint's stomach. He can't pull it out again, prompting an "Uh-oh" from him. Flint promptly knocks him flying.



* OutsideContextProblem / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''



* RaimiVision

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* {{Retcon}} / HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy that died in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin, for always being his dad's favorite, and for "stealing" MJ. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]



* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy that died in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin, for always being his dad's favorite, and for "stealing" MJ. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]



* SeekingSanctuary

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* ShowerOfAngst

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* SpiderLimbs

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* TakeItToTheBridge

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* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Peter shows a semi-evil side when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.

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* TemporarilyAVillain: TemporarilyAVillain:
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While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Peter shows a semi-evil side when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.



* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk

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* UnflinchingWalkUnflinchingWalk: Peter under the symbiote's influence just turns around and walk away after tossing back one of his grenade to Harry, which explodes in his face.



** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell?!'" when black Spider-Man breaks his camera. He improvises: he takes out his digital camera and snapping some quick photos of the carnage as the police arrive, then downloads the images to his computer, takes one of Peter's Bugle images of Spider-Man in Times Square, Photoshops Spider-Man into one of Brock's own images, and recolors him black. This comes back to bite him when Peter exposes him, forcing J. Jonah Jameson to fire him.
*** Possible actor allusion, as Grace's character in ''That 70's Show'' frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.

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** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell?!'" when black Spider-Man breaks his camera. He improvises: he takes out his digital camera and snapping some quick photos of the carnage as the police arrive, then downloads the images to his computer, takes one of Peter's Bugle images of Spider-Man in Times Square, Photoshops Spider-Man into one of Brock's own images, and recolors him black. This comes back to bite him when Peter exposes him, forcing J. Jonah Jameson to fire him. \n*** Possible actor allusion, as Grace's character in ''That 70's Show'' frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.



** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
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