History Film / TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny

21st Jun '16 8:06:40 PM gewunomox
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The film has two main parts to the plot. The first part deals mainly with the formation of the band. In the beginning, Jables, a young rocker living in an oppressive, religious household, prays to a poster of RonnieJamesDio, and is given a vision of his future. He is bidden to [[TheRunaway run away]] from home to California, where he is to meet [[HeterosexualLifePartners his best friend]] and [[TheLancer band partner.]] [[TravelMontage After traveling far,]] he meets this man, Kage, who turns out to be something of a bum wanna-be. Kage gives him extensive rock "training."

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The film has two main parts to the plot. The first part deals mainly with the formation of the band. In the beginning, Jables, a young rocker living in an oppressive, religious household, prays to a poster of RonnieJamesDio, Music/RonnieJamesDio, and is given a vision of his future. He is bidden to [[TheRunaway run away]] from home to California, where he is to meet [[HeterosexualLifePartners his best friend]] and [[TheLancer band partner.]] [[TravelMontage After traveling far,]] he meets this man, Kage, who turns out to be something of a bum wanna-be. Kage gives him extensive rock "training."



* AsHimself: RonnieJamesDio appears as his himself in the film's intro.

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* AsHimself: RonnieJamesDio Music/RonnieJamesDio appears as his himself in the film's intro.
2nd Jun '16 12:36:33 AM TheCuza
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* NoSell: After Tenacious D bust out their best EpicRocking against Satan in their rock-off, Satan just says "You guys are fuckin' lame!" and declares himself the winner.

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* NoSell: After Tenacious D bust out their best EpicRocking [[ThePowerOfRock Power of Rock]] song against Satan in their rock-off, Satan just says "You guys are fuckin' lame!" and declares himself the winner.
2nd Jun '16 12:29:13 AM TheCuza
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* NoSell: After Tenacious D bust out their best EpicRocking against Satan in their rock-off, Satan just says "You guys are fuckin' lame!" and declares himself the winner.
30th May '16 3:34:31 AM TheCuza
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* MirrorsReflectEverything: How Satan is ultimately defeated.


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* MortonsFork: The stakes of the rock-off end up being this for Satan. If he loses, he must go back to Hell (and also pay Tenacious D's rent). If he wins, he takes Kage back to Hell as a sex slave. ''Either way he has to go back to Hell''.


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* ShockAndAwe: Satan's favoured method of attack in this movie, instead of the fire-based moves one would normally expect from him. He still seems to come from FireAndBrimstoneHell, though.
21st Mar '16 8:58:35 AM rt2012
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** Also, the video game Kage plays gives him the skills to escape the cops in real life during "Car Chase City".


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* MommasBoy: Kage, if his flashback and [[spoiler:living off his parents for 15 years]] is any indication.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: In "History", the guys boast about being a godlike rock band that has performed all sorts of outrageous feats. The audience reaction is lukewarm at best.
19th Mar '16 5:25:44 PM rt2012
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** There's even a line in the credits song that states that rock techniques were developed in hell.



* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Parodied. When the guys break the POD before going on stage and start crying, the open mic host warmly reassures them that [[MagicFeather they don't need a magic guitar pick to channel the Devil in their music]], then gives an inspiring, heartfelt speech about how Satan lives within "all of our hearts", ever tempting us to debauchery and defiance. [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Jables and Kage find this comforting]].

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* IronicEcho: When Jables sees a hot girl walk past Kage's apartment, Kage tells him to be on top of his sexual game because there'll be ten times hotter girls backstage when they perform. Later, when Kage is DistractedByTheSexy at the diner, Jables tells him to forget the sorority girls because there'll be ten times hotter girls backstage when they win album of the year.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Parodied. When the guys break the POD before going on stage and start crying, the open mic host host, [[spoiler:actually Satan in disguise]], warmly reassures them that [[MagicFeather they don't need a magic guitar pick to channel the Devil in their music]], then gives an inspiring, heartfelt speech about how Satan lives within "all of our hearts", ever tempting us to debauchery and defiance. [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Jables and Kage find this comforting]].
18th Mar '16 10:35:20 AM rt2012
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The pick is gone and Satan isn't paying the D's rent since they lost the rock-off, but they still managed to banish him back to hell and save Kage (and the world). Plus, now they have a different suprenatural Satanic artifact: the Bong of Destiny.]]
18th Mar '16 10:29:17 AM rt2012
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** Kage gets one early on when his mom's voicemail message exposes him as a fraud to Jables.
21st Dec '15 12:20:16 PM case
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* MundaneUtility: The stipulations of Tenacious D's [[spoiler:rock-off with the Devil is that if they win, the Devil must go back to hell]], and also has to pay their rent.

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* MundaneUtility: The stipulations of Tenacious D's [[spoiler:rock-off with the Devil Devil]] is that if they win, the [[spoiler:the Devil must go back to hell]], and also has to pay their rent.
21st Dec '15 12:19:15 PM case
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* MundaneUtility: The stipulations of Tenacious D's [[spoiler:rock-off with the Devil is that if they win, the Devil must go back to hell]], and also has to pay their rent.
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