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1st Nov '17 5:51:03 AM boldbearings
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**Toyed with possibly. At the time of Eric's demand, Top Dollar has not witnessed the Crow-power and has no reason to believe Eric won't die from being showered with bullets from all the gangsters at the table, which Top Dollar promptly orders.
1st Nov '17 5:45:39 AM boldbearings
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** Sadly, Eric and Shelley themselves: the happy couple, while being aware of Top Dollar's reputation as a violent gangster, decide to remain well within his sphere of influence after reporting on his crimes officially, as opposed to fleeing the immediate area, or at least using an alias. T-Bird waves the paperwork (presumably complete with Shelley's name and address) in Shelley's face before he and and his gang rape her to death.
31st Oct '17 3:46:08 AM BlackSwan81
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* DeadpanSnarker: Eric in Gideon's shop. Gideon himself too. And Top Dollar. And Albrecht. You know what, pretty much everybody.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Eric in Gideon's shop. Gideon himself too. And Top Dollar. And Albrecht. You know what, [[WorldOfSnark pretty much everybody.everybody]].
6th Oct '17 9:35:07 PM SolidTrig
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-->'''Skank''': It's not fair ! It was Funboy's fault. That boy was outta control ! T-bird, he came in there, ''(whistles)'' "Waste 'em both". Now this ghost's gonna kill my ass, next !

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-->'''Skank''': It's not fair ! fair! It was Funboy's fault. That boy was outta control ! T-bird, he came in there, ''(whistles)'' "Waste 'em both". Now this ghost's gonna kill my ass, next !next!
6th Oct '17 9:19:57 PM SolidTrig
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* LackOfEmpathy: Top Dollar cares absolutely nothing fpr the pain he causes to others. It's is shown in his treatment towards Gideon and the fact he sadistically confesses to Eric that he's responsible for his death and Shelly's. [[spoiler: Even when Myca--his own sister and lover--dies, he sheds no tears.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: Top Dollar cares absolutely nothing fpr for the pain he causes to others. It's is shown in his treatment towards Gideon causes. He slaughters [[spoiler: Gideon]] for backtalking him and the fact he sadistically confesses to [[spoiler:tells Eric that he's he was responsible for his death and Shelly's. Shelly's deaths.]] Even when [[spoiler: Even when Myca--his own sister and lover--dies, lover--dies,]] he sheds no tears.]]
6th Oct '17 9:15:47 PM SolidTrig
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* AgonyBeam: Eric defeats [[BigBad Top Dollar]] with this trope by [[spoiler:Agony Beaming his fiancée's experience of being gang raped, beaten and dying from her injuries over 30 hours later into the Big Bad, rendering the Big Bad incapacitated and vulnerable to the final death-dealing blow]].

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* AgonyBeam: Eric defeats [[BigBad Top Dollar]] with this trope by [[spoiler:Agony Beaming his fiancée's experience of being gang raped, beaten and dying from her injuries over 30 hours later into the Big Bad, Top Dollar's mind, rendering the Big Bad him incapacitated and vulnerable to the final death-dealing blow]].



* BackhandedApology: Top Dollar [[spoiler: gives a flippant, ironic apology to Eric for having him and Shelly killed. He then says that Eric has made him smile and will be missed, before pulling out a dagger to kill him with.]]

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* BackhandedApology: Top Dollar [[spoiler: gives a flippant, ironic apology to Eric for having him and Shelly killed. He then says that Eric has made him smile and will be missed, before pulling out a dagger to kill him with.dagger.]]
6th Oct '17 9:14:43 PM SolidTrig
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* AgonyBeam: Eric defeats the Big Bad with this trope by [[spoiler:Agony Beaming his fiancée's experience of being gang raped, beaten and dying from her injuries over 30 hours later into the Big Bad, rendering the Big Bad incapacitated and vulnerable to the final death-dealing blow]].

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* AgonyBeam: Eric defeats the Big Bad [[BigBad Top Dollar]] with this trope by [[spoiler:Agony Beaming his fiancée's experience of being gang raped, beaten and dying from her injuries over 30 hours later into the Big Bad, rendering the Big Bad incapacitated and vulnerable to the final death-dealing blow]].



* BackhandedApology: Top Dollar [[spoiler: apologies to Eric for having him and Shelly killed. But when he says that he sounds ironic and cruel and he even says that if he can be any consolation to him (Eric) he made him smile. After that he prepares to finish him off with a dagger.]]

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* BackhandedApology: Top Dollar [[spoiler: apologies gives a flippant, ironic apology to Eric for having him and Shelly killed. But when he He then says that he sounds ironic and cruel and he even says that if he can be any consolation to him (Eric) he Eric has made him smile. After that he prepares smile and will be missed, before pulling out a dagger to finish kill him off with a dagger.with.]]



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Played with. Tin-Tin didn't seem to recognize Eric, nor his description of the rape and murder of his girlfriend Shelly, handwaving it as if he does that stuff all the time, but it doesn't stop him from taunting Eric about it. Funboy was the only one Eric didn't bring it up to, not that it mattered since he killed him in the middle of a Morphine bender. T-Bird does remember, but considers it ancient history, playing the trope somewhat straight. Skank remembers enough to know that he's next after seeing Eric kill T-Bird. [[spoiler: Top Dollar, seeing as he was the one who cleared that building, does remember it vividly but treats it as business, only apologizing for spoiling Eric and Shelly's wedding plans.]]

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Played with. Tin-Tin didn't seem to recognize Eric, nor his description of the rape and murder of his girlfriend Shelly, handwaving it as if he does that stuff all the time, but it doesn't stop him from taunting Eric about it. Funboy was the only one Eric didn't bring it up to, not that it mattered since he killed him in the middle of a Morphine bender. T-Bird does remember, but considers it ancient history, playing the trope somewhat straight. Skank remembers enough to know that he's next after seeing Eric kill T-Bird. [[spoiler: Top Dollar, seeing as he was the one who cleared that building, does remember it vividly but treats it as business, only snidely apologizing for spoiling Eric and Shelly's wedding plans.]]



* ClimbingClimax: The final fight between Eric and Top Dollar takes place on the bell tower of an abandoned church.

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* ClimbingClimax: The final fight between Eric and Top Dollar takes place on atop the bell tower of an abandoned church.



** Top Dollar in the film was also sort of a mash-up of several gangster characters from the comic - though his role in the story mostly stands him in for T-Bird (who, in turn, was relegated to being Top Dollar's lieutenant) and turns him from a drug kingpin into an almost ludicrously depraved monster.

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** Top Dollar in the film was also sort of a mash-up of several gangster characters from the comic - though his role in the story mostly stands him in for T-Bird (who, in turn, was relegated to being Top Dollar's lieutenant) and turns him from a drug kingpin into an almost ludicrously depraved monster.[[VillainousIncest ludicrously]] [[PyroManiac depraved]] [[ForTheEvulz monster]].



* DirtyCoward: Skank. When Eric interrupts Top Dollar's reunion Skank immediatly tries to escape using one of the mistress as a HumanShield.

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* DirtyCoward: Skank. He spends most of his screentime whining or crying. When Eric interrupts Top Dollar's reunion reunion, Skank immediatly immediately tries to escape by using one of the mistress serving girls as a HumanShield.



* EmpathicEnvironment: It finally stops raining after [[spoiler:Top-Dollar is dead, and Eric returns to his grave at peace]].

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* EmpathicEnvironment: It finally stops raining after [[spoiler:Top-Dollar [[spoiler:Top Dollar is dead, and Eric returns to his grave at peace]].



** Although this is subverted [[spoiler: at the end. When she dies he expresses no grief or sadness showing that he's still a selfish monster with no sympathy for anyone expect himself]].

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** Although this is subverted [[spoiler: at the end. When she dies dies, he expresses no noticeable grief or sadness showing that he's still a selfish monster with no sympathy for anyone expect himself]].sadness]].



* LackOfEmpathy: Top Dollar cares absolutely nothing of the pain he causes to others. It's is shown in his treatment towards Gideon and the fact he sadistically confesses to Eric that he's responsible for his death and Shelly's. [[spoiler: Even when Myca, his own sister and lover, dies he sheds no tears and on the contrary shows enjoyment for the thrill.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: Top Dollar cares absolutely nothing of fpr the pain he causes to others. It's is shown in his treatment towards Gideon and the fact he sadistically confesses to Eric that he's responsible for his death and Shelly's. [[spoiler: Even when Myca, his Myca--his own sister and lover, dies lover--dies, he sheds no tears and on the contrary shows enjoyment for the thrill.tears.]]



* NoNameGiven: Top Dollar, Myca and Grange are not referred to by name until the end credits.

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* NoNameGiven: Top Dollar, Myca Myca, and Grange are not referred to by name until the end credits.



* ProperlyParanoid: Skank while not very smart and a coward. The Second he sees a picture of Eric without the make up he instantly knows who it is and reacts in fear.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Skank Skank, while not very smart and a coward. The Second second he sees a picture of Eric without the make up he instantly knows who it is and reacts in fear.
1st Aug '17 7:38:45 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* AlasPoorVillain: T-Bird pretty much loses his mind when he recognizes Eric and [[HeelRealization realizes how far he's come]]. "There ain't no comin' back," indeed. David Patrick Kelly's performance makes it surprisingly moving.
27th Jul '17 12:53:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Top Dollar is a collector of antique weapons, and he uses a rapier to execute Gideon. Also see KatanasAreJustBetter below.

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Top Dollar is a collector of antique weapons, and he uses a rapier to execute Gideon. Also see KatanasAreJustBetter below.Eric also steals a katana from his collection.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Grange sports a rather stylish pair of round frame glasses.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Grange sports a rather stylish pair of round frame round-frame glasses.



* KnifeNut: Tin Tin.

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* KnifeNut: Tin Tin.Tin uses knives instead of guns.



* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Top Dollar.

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* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Top Dollar. Dollar dresses well, has a stylish loft and sips wine.



* MeaningfulName: Eric Draven's surname contains "raven," another type of black bird similar to a crow.



* MookHorrorShow: Just about the whole movie.

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* MookHorrorShow: Just about There's little tension through most of the whole movie. movie that Eric is in any danger. Instead, we watch him inflict terror on the outmatched villains.



* RiseFromYourGrave

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* RiseFromYourGraveRiseFromYourGrave: Eric rises from his grave in the beginning, literally crawling out of the ground.



* TheSlowWalk: Eric fighting Tin-Tin. [[spoiler: Averted after Tin-Tin takes a knife to the shoulder. The speed in which Eric is on him is.... scary.]]

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* TheSlowWalk: Eric fighting Tin-Tin. [[spoiler: Averted after advances slowly and ominously on Tin-Tin takes a knife to at the shoulder. The speed in which Eric is on him is.... scary.]]beginning of their confrontation.



* TooDumbToLive: Gideon, literally so. Just ''could not shut up'' when dealing with either Eric or Top Dollar. Eric blew up his shop. Top Dollar [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice rammed a rapier through his throat]] and shot him twice.
** For that matter, Top Dollar himself showed he was just TooDumbToLive by getting himself involved in the first place. He was ''never'' on Eric's target list, ever. Had he stepped back and let Eric finish off Skank like Eric wanted to, Top Dollar would have no doubt lived a long and fruitful life as Detroit's chief boogeyman. But no... he just had to stick his nose in...

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Gideon, literally so. Just ''could not shut up'' when dealing with either Eric or Top Dollar. Eric blew up his shop. Top Dollar [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice rammed a rapier through his throat]] and shot him twice.
** For that matter, Top Dollar himself showed he was just TooDumbToLive by getting himself involved in the first place. He was ''never'' on Eric's target list, ever. Had he stepped back and let Eric finish off Skank like Eric wanted to, Top Dollar would have no doubt lived a long and fruitful life as Detroit's chief boogeyman. But no... he just had to stick his nose in...in.
27th Jul '17 12:44:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AteHisGun: Subverted by T-Bird and his gang in one scene where they chug bullets with whiskey without any lethal consequences.
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfZzkhfz89c It Can't Rain All the Time]] by Jane Siberry.

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* AteHisGun: Subverted by T-Bird and his gang in one scene where they chug bullets with whiskey without any lethal consequences.
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfZzkhfz89c It Can't Rain All the Time]] Time]]" by Jane Siberry.
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