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28th Jun '16 5:48:30 AM SunriseWarrior
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* MrFanservice: Guess who.


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* MrFanservice: Guess who.
28th Jun '16 5:44:10 AM SunriseWarrior
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* ParanoiaFuel: in-universe. The American government is depicted to be controlled by ethically bankrupt spies who are capable and willing to assassinate anyone (even their fellow Americans) anywhere for self-serving interests. The worst part? Divine intervention aside, they will always get away with it. This is best shown in the scene where CIA-sent therapists try to kill Marta and make it look like suicide.

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* ParanoiaFuel: in-universe.In-universe. The American government is depicted to be controlled by ethically bankrupt spies who are capable and willing to assassinate anyone (even their fellow Americans) anywhere for self-serving interests. The worst part? Divine intervention aside, they will always get away with it. This is best shown in the scene where CIA-sent therapists try to kill Marta and make it look like suicide.
28th Jun '16 5:39:57 AM SunriseWarrior
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* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nikki was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlook if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone.

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* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nikki was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlook overlooked if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone.
26th Jun '16 9:22:51 PM The12thDoctor
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12th Jun '16 6:52:37 PM Faberlich
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The success of the first three films helped influence many films, including the direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.

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The success of the first three films helped influence many films, including the direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and especially ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
2nd Jun '16 8:57:56 AM bt8257
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* AdaptationalVillainy: On multiple levels. In the books, Bourne was [[spoiler: not really an assassin, but a deep-cover CIA operative posing as one to bring down an assassin]]. In the films on the other hand, he actually was an assassin for the CIA. Moreover, Conklin in the books, while playing a similar role as Bourne's Treadstone handler, was a far more sympathetic character who, in the second and third books [[spoiler: becomes a close friend and ally of Bourne's]], whereas in the film he's portrayed as nothing more than another amoral CIA bureaucratic. Most significantly, [[spoiler: Ward Abbott]]'s equivalent in the books was TheBigGood of the first book, essentially, whereas in the films he's revealed to be a corrupt CIA official.
* AnyoneCanDie: Several important characters are surprisingly dispatched over the course of the series. In the first film, [[spoiler:Conklin]] is anticlimactically murdered at the end. In ''Supremacy'', [[spoiler: Marie (a character who survived the entire book series]]) is suddenly killed during a chase sequence. Later, [[spoiler: Danny Zorn, Conklin's right-hand man and one of the few surviving Treadstone agents, is murdered by Ward Abbot. Abbot is later exposed as a murderer and traitor and commits suicide.]] In ''Ultimatum'', [[spoiler:Simon Ross (played by notable actor Paddy Considine)]] is set up to be a main character, then efficiently dispatched by an assassin. [[spoiler: Neal Daniels is set up to be the man who could answer Bourne's questions, but is blown up.]] In fact the only major characters to survive the series are [[spoiler: Bourne, Nicky Parsons, and Pamela Landy]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: On multiple levels. In the books, Bourne was [[spoiler: not really an assassin, but a deep-cover CIA operative posing as one to bring down an assassin]]. In the films on the other hand, he actually was an assassin for the CIA. Moreover, Conklin in the books, while playing a similar role as Bourne's Treadstone handler, was a far more sympathetic character who, in the second and third books [[spoiler: becomes a close friend and ally of Bourne's]], whereas in the film he's portrayed as nothing more than another amoral CIA bureaucratic. bureaucrat. Most significantly, [[spoiler: Ward Abbott]]'s equivalent in the books was TheBigGood essentially the BigGood of the first book, essentially, whereas in the films book; he's revealed to be a corrupt CIA official.
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* AnyoneCanDie: Several important characters are surprisingly dispatched over the course of the series. In the first film, [[spoiler:Conklin]] is anticlimactically anti-climactically murdered at the end. In ''Supremacy'', [[spoiler: Marie (a character who survived the entire book series]]) is suddenly killed during a chase sequence. Later, [[spoiler: Danny Zorn, Conklin's right-hand man and one of the few surviving Treadstone agents, is murdered by Ward Abbot. Abbot Abbott. Abbott is later exposed as a murderer and traitor and commits suicide.]] In ''Ultimatum'', [[spoiler:Simon Ross (played by notable actor Paddy Considine)]] is set up to be a main character, then efficiently dispatched by an assassin. [[spoiler: Neal Daniels is set up to be the man who could answer Bourne's questions, but is blown up.]] In fact the only major characters to survive the series are [[spoiler: Bourne, Nicky Parsons, and Pamela Landy]].
9th May '16 9:55:34 PM erforce
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** In ''Legacy'', there is the utterly frightening LARX agent, arguably the most elite of these mooks, almost {{Terminator}}-like in ruthless efficiency.

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** In ''Legacy'', there is the utterly frightening LARX agent, arguably the most elite of these mooks, almost {{Terminator}}-like Franchise/{{Terminator}}-like in ruthless efficiency.



** In ''Ultimatum'', Bourne guides reporter Simon Ross (carrying important information about Black Briar) through Waterloo Station evading agents out to get Ross, mostly through instructions via cell phone. A [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome potentially awesome escape]] [[spoiler: is averted when Ross deviates from Bourne's instructions and in a panic, [[LeeroyJenkins rushes into the open]], prompting [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a headshot from an awaiting sniper.]]]]

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** In ''Ultimatum'', Bourne guides reporter Simon Ross (carrying important information about Black Briar) through Waterloo Station evading agents out to get Ross, mostly through instructions via cell phone. A [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome potentially awesome escape]] escape [[spoiler: is averted when Ross deviates from Bourne's instructions and in a panic, [[LeeroyJenkins rushes into the open]], prompting [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a headshot from an awaiting sniper.]]]]
22nd Apr '16 12:04:14 PM Tsar673
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* AdaptationalVillainy: On multiple levels. In the books, Bourne was [[spoiler: not really an assassin, but a deep-cover CIA operative posing as one to bring down an assassin]]. In the films on the other hand, he actually was an assassin for the CIA. Moreover, Conklin in the books, while playing a similar role as Bourne's Treadstone handler, was a far more sympathetic character who, in the second and third books [[spoiler: becomes a close friend and ally of Bourne's]], whereas in the film he's portrayed as nothing more than another amoral CIA bureaucratic. Most significantly, [[spoiler: Ward Abbott]]'s equivalent in the books was TheBigGood of the first book, essentially, whereas in the films he's revealed to be a corrupt CIA official.
4th Apr '16 10:10:20 PM The12thDoctor
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