History Film / Super

28th Oct '16 7:51:39 PM Mullon
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* AscendedFanboy: Libby. Subverted with Frank who, despite becoming a superhero, doesn't have much of an interest in comics and knows little about them. Though he does seem to watch The Holy Avenger often

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* AscendedFanboy: Libby. Subverted with Frank who, despite becoming a superhero, doesn't have much of an interest in comics and knows little about them. Though he does seem to watch The Holy Avenger oftenquite often.
29th Sep '16 10:23:12 PM FierceArtist
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* CrazyJealousGuy: It's ambiguous at the start whether Frank is a KnightInShiningArmour trying to rescue a DamselInDistress, or just a [[PsychoExBoyfriend jealous jilted lover]] who thinks his wife's new lover is "[[EntitledToHaveYou stealing her from me]]". The latter implication is certainly the one the police take, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe understandably]]. However, over the course of them film Jacques treatment of Sarah and Frank's [[spoiler:willingness to graciously give her up when she ultimately leaves him of her own free will]] suggest this is not the case. At least not ''entirely''.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: It's ambiguous at the start whether Frank is a KnightInShiningArmour trying to rescue a DamselInDistress, or just a [[PsychoExBoyfriend jealous jilted lover]] who thinks his wife's new lover is "[[EntitledToHaveYou stealing her from me]]". The latter implication is certainly the one the police take, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe understandably]]. However, over the course of them film Jacques treatment of Sarah and Frank's [[spoiler:willingness to graciously give her up when she ultimately leaves him of her own free will]] suggest this the latter is not the case. At least not ''entirely''.



* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger Bolt gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].


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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Boltie uses the word 'gay' in a derogatory fashion. In fact, Libby's first encounter with Frank has her describing the characters in the ''Holy Avenger'' comic as "looking like mongoloids".
15th Jul '16 5:41:01 PM TheNewBig
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* AffablyEvil: Libby. She'll help you pick out comics, invite you over to a cozy housewarming party, bandage you up when you've been shot in the leg, kill someone for (probably) keying a friend's car, save your life, go out shopping with you, [[spoiler: and rape you]]. Really, she's less "affably evil," more "affably sociopathic".

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* AffablyEvil: Libby. She'll help you pick out comics, invite you over to a cozy housewarming party, bandage you up when you've been shot in the leg, kill someone for (probably) keying a friend's car, save your life, go out shopping with you, [[spoiler: and rape you]]. Really, she's less "affably evil," more "affably sociopathic".
11th Apr '16 11:44:53 AM dsneybuf
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->"''Shut up, crime!''"
--> -- '''Frank/The Crimson Bolt'''

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\n->"''Shut [[caption-width-right:280:"Shut up, crime!''"
--> -- '''Frank/The Crimson Bolt'''
crime!"]]
17th Oct '15 9:59:38 AM ArmyOfShadows
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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only reason who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up for good]].

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only reason person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].
19th May '15 7:15:09 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: the police officer gets murdered in Frank's house]], it's never brought up or referenced to again in any way after that. I guess no one thought it was worth investigating.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: the police officer gets murdered in Frank's house]], it's never brought up or referenced to again in any way after that. I guess no one thought it was worth investigating.
1st May '15 4:47:07 AM unclejack
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* AdvertisedExtra: Linda Cardellini gets her own spot in the animated opening credits despite only being in one scene.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Linda Cardellini Creator/LindaCardellini gets her own spot in the animated opening credits despite only being in one scene.
7th Apr '15 9:34:53 PM rushguy1
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jacques gives Frank an absolutely ''vicious'' one after the ranch shootout. And truth be told, [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not wrong]]:
-->'''Jacques:''' I mean, what are you thinking?! You think you're some kind of fucking hero?! Who the fuck do you think you're kidding? You fucking stupid son of a bitch; this is not about good and evil! This is about ''I'' had her, and ''you'' didn't! This is about, she loved me more because [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! AM! FUCKING! INTERESTING!]]
17th Mar '15 1:07:57 AM FierceArtist
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* ButtMonkey: Frank, for most of the film. Even during his crusade as The Crimson Bolt.



* {{Determinator}}: Most people when their wife is taken away from them by a charismatic drug dealer would either let the police deal with it, or failing that, try to cope an live their lives. Most people after their first attempt at heroism goes horribly wrong, would decide to quit. However, most people aren't Frank D'arbo.

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* {{Determinator}}: Most people when their wife is taken away from them by a charismatic drug dealer would either let the police deal with it, or failing that, try to cope an and live their lives. Most people after their first attempt at heroism goes horribly wrong, would decide to quit. However, most people aren't Frank D'arbo.


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* ProperlyParanoid: Frank realizes that his wife Sarah had left him, shortly after she relapsed, and finds a man named Jacques asking for her. He quickly concludes based on these events, that Jacques had actually taken his wife and got her back on drugs. Despite this seemingly being quite a leap, and as the police had noted, not much evidence to back it up (even the photo of Jacques with her was taken ''after'' he had already came to that conclusion), that is exactly what happened.
16th Mar '15 1:29:51 PM FierceArtist
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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only reason who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up for good]].



* SurroundedByIdiots: Creator/MichaelRooker's character must feel like this with the two other mooks that follow him.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Creator/MichaelRooker's character Abe, Jacques' lead henchman, must feel like this with the two other mooks that follow him.



** That said, the guys he was fine with killing (by himself or Boltie) were part of Jacques' drug ring. So, either it was because those guys were more dangerous, or it may be a case of ItsPersonal.



* VillainBall: If Jacques had just [[spoiler:shot Frank/The Crimson Bolt in the head, or another vital organ, or anywhere but repeatedly through the arm he wouldn't have gotten shot by him]].

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* VillainBall: If Jacques had just [[spoiler:shot Frank/The Crimson Bolt in the head, or another vital organ, or anywhere but repeatedly through the arm arm, he wouldn't have gotten shot stabbed by him]].
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