History Film / TheBookOfEli

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* SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb: When Carnegie and his crew pull up to George and Martha's house and demand they send out Solara with The Book, a window on the second floor opens, and [[spoiler:what appears to be]] a book wrapped in cloth is thrown out. Redridge picks it up, unwraps it, and opens it [[spoiler:with barely enough time to fling it under one of the cars when he realizes what it actually is]].
16th Feb '18 3:01:55 PM thelocalbaloneysupply
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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Demonstrated by Eli on a few occasions. His run-in with the [[spoiler: highjackers on the road]] as well as the confrontation with [[spoiler: most of the patrons at the Orpheum after he kills the BanditMook leader, Martz,]] are notable examples.



* YouAreAlreadyDead: Martz accosts Eli at the bar, claiming he raised his hand at Martz's cat. [[spoiler: Eli slams Martz head against the bar, speaks quietly in his ear, then helps Martz straighten up. Martz stands there for a moment, dazed, then hits the floor like a sack of potatoes.]]

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* YouAreAlreadyDead: Eli is accosted by Martz accosts Eli at the bar, claiming he Orpheum, who claims that Eli raised his a hand at Martz's his cat. [[spoiler: Eli slams Martz Martz's head against the bar, speaks quietly in his ear, then helps Martz straighten up. Martz stands there for a moment, dazed, then hits the floor like a sack of potatoes.]]]] It is unclear whether Eli meant for this to happen, as [[spoiler: he had to have known the rest of the BanditMook gang was in the bar with Martz]].
16th Feb '18 2:28:07 PM thelocalbaloneysupply
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* YouAreAlreadyDead: Martz accosts Eli at the bar, claiming he raised his hand at Martz's cat. [[spoiler: Eli slams Martz head against the bar, speaks quietly in his ear, then helps Martz straighten up. Martz stands there for a moment, dazed, then hits the floor like a sack of potatoes.]]
-->'''Eli:''' (to Martz) ...now I'm gonna grab my things, and walk out of here. OK?
-->'''Martz:''' (swaying) Yeah...[[spoiler:(falls to floor)]]
3rd Dec '17 9:43:27 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* TruthInTelevision: The [[NightmareFuel symptoms]] that the [[CannibalClan cannibals]] showed. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29 Kuru]], a prion disease caused by cannibalism, is characterized by truncal ataxia, headaches, joint pains, and, most importantly, ''shaking of the limbs''. Until the 1950's when cannibalism was outlawed in New Guinea, [[CannibalTribe members of the South Fore]] often contracted it by eating their dead. (It had an incidence that was 8 times higher in women than in men because the men would get the [[Main.ImAHumanitarian better cuts]] and women were left with the brains and spinal cords).

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* TruthInTelevision: The [[NightmareFuel symptoms]] that the [[CannibalClan cannibals]] showed. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29 Kuru]], a prion disease caused by cannibalism, is characterized by truncal ataxia, headaches, joint pains, and, most importantly, ''shaking of the limbs''. Until the 1950's when cannibalism was outlawed in New Guinea, [[CannibalTribe members of the South Fore]] often contracted it by eating their dead. (It had an incidence that was 8 times higher in women than in men because the men would get the [[Main.ImAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian better cuts]] and women were left with the brains and spinal cords).



* WeHaveReserves: [[spoiler:{{Averted}}; Carnegie realizes too late that he lost too many men trying to get the book, and his remaining men aren't enough to keep the town oppressed]].

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* WeHaveReserves: [[spoiler:{{Averted}}; {{Averted}}. After Eli shoots his way out of the town, Redridge is able to bargain with Carnegie for Solara because Eli killed enough men that Carnegie can't afford to lose Redridge. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, Carnegie realizes too late that he lost too so many men trying to get the book, and his remaining men aren't enough to keep the town oppressed]].
28th Nov '17 9:24:12 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** [[spoiler: When he flips open the Zippo lighter to trade to the shopkeeper, he holds his hand over the flame to check that it's working.]]
15th Nov '17 5:45:47 PM eroock
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'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/TheBookOfEli Characters Sheet]].'''
15th Nov '17 5:45:23 PM eroock
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The Bible Eli had on him was written in braille all along.]]
15th Nov '17 5:34:08 PM eroock
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* AffablyEvil: Carnegie responds to Eli butchering almost the entire bar by offering him a job. And giving him a room for the night, a deal that includes Solara. Also, he's seen reading Mussolini's biography when we first meet him. Guess [[GodwinsLaw what that symbolizes]]? Also, one of the books he ordered burnt is Anne Frank's diary.



%%%* BadassLongcoat: Carnegie and Eli.



* BadassPreacher: Played with. Although Eli is not a literal preacher, he is the closest thing to a religious figure in the post-apocalyptic world and he is so totally badass that only God can help you if you mess with him.



%%%* BlindBlackGuy
* BlindSeer: [[spoiler:Eli 'sees' what his mission is, what he needs to do. He literally goes "by faith and not by sight." To the point where you don't realize he's blind until the end. Though more astute viewers can pick up little bits of {{Foreshadowing}} of this fact, such as Eli bumping into things a couple of times, or using his senses of smell and hearing to track prey.]]
* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Eli uses a machete, a bow, and a number of guns effectively despite his blindness.]]
* BrainsAndBrawn: Carnegie and Redridge; the former reads the books and the latter fires the guns.



* TheChessmaster: Carnegie is shown playing chess with his wife while manipulating his adopted daughter to do his bidding.



* CoveredWithScars: Remnants of the Flash showing all over Eli's body.



* {{Determinator}}: Eli can't be stopped by anything. [[Film/TheBluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]



* TheDrifter: Eli. At a certain point, Solara asks him if he is sure of where he's going. [[spoiler: Made funnier with the last scene's Reveal.]]



* FeudalOverlord: Carnegie rules over his little "kingdom" like an absolute despot, taking whatever he wants from whomever he pleases and enforcing his will with a small army of thugs.



* GoodShepherd: Eli is a good man who teaches prayer and quotes scripture. The only thing he's lacking is formal ordination.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Legally Blind Eli kicks the ass of anyone that attacks him]]



* ImmuneToBullets: Carnegie's {{Mooks}} start to believe this applies to Eli. Carnegie disagrees and intends to prove it...



* JerkAss: Carnegie: condoning rape, murder, and the exploitation of other people's faith in order to get what he wants. Oh, and fascist rule over a town and abuse of a mother and daughter, the latter by proxy.
* KarmaHoudini: The girl who would lure travelers into ambushes. Remember the fact that all of her (onscreen) guys were chopped up, and yet she appeared again pulling the same scam with an entirely different group of people.



* MadeOfIron: Eli gets fucking ''gut-shot,'' then patches himself up with duct tape [[spoiler:and survives long enough to recite the entire Bible aloud from memory]].



* OneManArmy: Eli takes on a bar full of hostiles and is the only one left standing.



* SuperSenses: Eli [[spoiler: can shoot an arrow into a cat from a distance despite being blind. Presumably it has to do with his other senses. Eli himself believes it is God's guidance.]]



* WalkingArmory: Let's count 'em: kukri, axe, shotgun, pistol, and bow, plus ammo, sharpening tools. [[spoiler:and a decoy book with a bomb inside.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: Eli has been wandering for thirty years. [[spoiler: Solara starts doing this at the end of the film.]]
%%* WastelandElder: Carnegie is an evil version of this.
8th Oct '17 9:16:38 AM nombretomado
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* {{Determinator}}: Eli can't be stopped by anything. [[BluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Eli can't be stopped by anything. [[BluesBrothers [[Film/TheBluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]
8th Jul '17 10:25:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AboveTheInfluence: Eli, for obvious reasons, refuses Solara's... solicitations. When she tells him that he ''needs'' to use her, lest her mother be beaten, Eli allows her to stay and report that she was... used.
** He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. [[spoiler:She too is blind, which obviously moves him,]] and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.

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* AboveTheInfluence: Eli, for obvious reasons, refuses Solara's... solicitations. When she tells him that he ''needs'' to use her, lest her mother be beaten, Eli allows her to stay and report that she was... used.
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used. He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. [[spoiler:She too is blind, which obviously moves him,]] and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.



* AlasPoorVillain: Redridge grabs Solara's arm as she's about to drive off after crashing, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he was impaled by Eli's blade that was set on the dash. He then pulls out the blade and steps out of the car, [[FaceDeathWithDignity taking his shades off and kneeling until his last breath]]. [[BigBad Carnegie]] is actually ''crying'' in response to it.]]
** Even sadder if you consider the AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Redridge's interest in Solara.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Redridge grabs Solara's arm as she's about to drive off after crashing, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he was impaled by Eli's blade that was set on the dash. He then pulls out the blade and steps out of the car, [[FaceDeathWithDignity taking his shades off and kneeling until his last breath]]. [[BigBad Carnegie]] is actually ''crying'' in response to it.]]
** Even
]] It's even sadder if you consider the AlternateCharacterInterpretation implication of Redridge's interest in Solara.



* BadassLongcoat: Carnegie and Eli.
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Old People]]: When Carnegie tracks Eli to an elderly couple's house, [[spoiler:they've got a cache of weapons under the couch. When Carnegie tells them to come outside with their hands up, the old lady's response is to cock her gun and curse at them.]]

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* %%%* BadassLongcoat: Carnegie and Eli.
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass BadassGrandpa: Mix this with NeverMessWithGranny and you get "Badass Old People]]: Peole". When Carnegie tracks Eli to an elderly couple's house, [[spoiler:they've got a cache of weapons under the couch. When Carnegie tells them to come outside with their hands up, the old lady's response is to cock her gun and curse at them.]]



* [[spoiler: BlindBlackGuy: The hero falls into this category of TwoferTokenMinority.]]

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* [[spoiler: BlindBlackGuy: The hero falls into this category of TwoferTokenMinority.]]%%%* BlindBlackGuy



* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Eli uses a machete, a bow, and a number of guns.]]

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* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Eli uses a machete, a bow, and a number of guns.guns effectively despite his blindness.]]



* {{Determinator}}: Eli. [[BluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Eli.Eli can't be stopped by anything. [[BluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]



* DisappearedDad: Solara tells Eli that Carnegie isn't her father, leaving her real one unknown and unmentioned. There's a fan theory on who is, however [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/board/nest/193018806?ref_=tt_bd_3]]

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* DisappearedDad: Solara tells Eli that Carnegie isn't her father, leaving her real one unknown and unmentioned. There's a fan theory on who is, however is at this link here - [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/board/nest/193018806?ref_=tt_bd_3]]



* KarmicDeath: See LaserGuidedKarma below.

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* KarmicDeath: See LaserGuidedKarma below.While this world has become a crapsack, lots of people die from bad karma catching up to them.



* PetTheDog: At first it seems like Redridge only wants Solara for one thing, but he does show some genuine concern for her well-being later in the movie. See below.

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* PetTheDog: At first it seems like Redridge only wants Solara for one thing, but he does show some genuine concern for her well-being later in the movie. See below.



* WalkingTheEarth: Eli has been doing it for thirty years. [[spoiler: Solara starts doing this at the end of the film.]]

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* WalkingTheEarth: Eli has been doing it wandering for thirty years. [[spoiler: Solara starts doing this at the end of the film.]]
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