History Film / TheEliteSquad

11th Dec '17 2:01:59 PM Dravencour
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* AntiHero: Bope are this or {{Villain Protagonist}}s, depending on [[ValuesDissonance whether the watcher agrees with their methods or not]].

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* AntiHero: Bope BOPE are this or {{Villain Protagonist}}s, depending on [[ValuesDissonance whether the watcher agrees with their methods or not]].
30th May '17 10:12:22 PM TheNerevarine
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Diogo Fraga was deliberately based on Marcelo Freixo, a real-life politician from Rio de Janeiro with a similar background as a human rights activist/historian that also dealt with militias.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
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Diogo Fraga was deliberately based on Marcelo Freixo, a real-life politician from Rio de Janeiro with a similar background as a human rights activist/historian that also dealt with militias.militias.
** Fortunato is a politician that hosts his own tv show much like TV personality Wagner Montes, another Rio de Janeiro politician that did that. That is the only thing they have in common as Fortunato is involved with corrupt militias, whereas his real-life inspiration never did such thing.
9th May '17 12:44:25 AM TheNerevarine
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* AlasPoorYorick: A very {{squick}}y example.

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* AlasPoorYorick: A very {{squick}}y example.example when one of Rocha's henchmen are speaking to the burned skulls of his victims he just raped and killed while he is removing their teeth so they wouldn't get recognized.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Diogo Fraga was deliberately based on Marcelo Freixo, a real-life politician from Rio de Janeiro with a similar background as a human rights activist/historian that also dealt with militias.



* PopCulturalOsmosis: The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ7EjLHSPK0 Rap das Armas]]" (Rap of Weapons) song on the begining of the movie turned a relatively obscure song into a hit. But the irony is that the bigger hit was not the ProtestSong that is on the opening scene, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlJ2AZxIOiM a cover]] [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glorifying the criminal life and using weapons to kill cops with it]].

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ7EjLHSPK0 Rap das Armas]]" (Rap of Weapons) song on the begining beginning of the movie turned a relatively obscure song into a hit. But the irony is that the bigger hit was not the ProtestSong that is on the opening scene, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlJ2AZxIOiM a cover]] [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glorifying the criminal life and using weapons to kill cops with it]].



* StrawmanPolitical: Fraga starts as Strawman Leftist. Then he [[TookALevelInBadass goes up a level]].

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* StrawmanPolitical: Fraga starts is seemingly set up as a Strawman Leftist. Then Liberal in the second movie since he [[TookALevelInBadass goes up a level]].represents all criticisms leveled at BOPE's brutal methods.
16th Apr '17 2:24:33 PM Fireblood
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* AlasPoorYorick - A very {{squick}}y example.

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* AlasPoorYorick - AlasPoorYorick: A very {{squick}}y example.
17th Feb '17 7:14:17 PM DarkBerserker
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* CheckhovsGunman [=/=] FromNobodyToNightmare [=/=] AscendedExtra: Rocha, just a minor officer that appears on one scene in the prequel, becomes the militia's leader and main antagonist in the sequel.

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* CheckhovsGunman ChekhovsGunman [=/=] FromNobodyToNightmare [=/=] AscendedExtra: Rocha, just a minor officer that appears on one scene in the prequel, becomes the militia's leader and main antagonist in the sequel.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The starting scene is of Matias and Neto, the former on "lookout" to the left, and the latter on the sniper to the right. Nascimento's EstabilishingCharacterMoment scene two minutes later is of him and another sniper (refered as 14), on the same roles and positions. [[spoiler:It gives away that Matias becomes Nascimento's sucessor]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The starting scene is of Matias and Neto, the former on "lookout" to the left, and the latter on the sniper to the right. Nascimento's EstabilishingCharacterMoment EstablishingCharacterMoment scene two minutes later is of him and another sniper (refered as 14), on the same roles and positions. [[spoiler:It gives away that Matias becomes Nascimento's sucessor]].
9th Feb '17 4:26:11 PM DarkBerserker
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* AscendedExtra: Rocha only appears briefly in ''Tropa 1'', then becomes the main antagonist in ''Tropa 2''.



* CheckovsGunman [=/=] FromNobodyToNightmare: Rocha, just an officer in the prequel, becomes the militia's leader in the sequel.

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* CheckovsGunman CheckhovsGunman [=/=] FromNobodyToNightmare: FromNobodyToNightmare [=/=] AscendedExtra: Rocha, just an a minor officer that appears on one scene in the prequel, becomes the militia's leader and main antagonist in the sequel.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The starting scene is of Matias and Neto, the former on "lookout" to the left, and the latter on the sniper to the right. Nascimento's EstabilishingCharacterMoment scene two minutes later is of him and another sniper (refered as 14), on the same roles and positions. [[spoiler:It gives away that Matias becomes Nascimento's sucessor]].
6th Feb '17 4:28:30 AM GentlemensDame883
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* BigDamnHeroes: In Tropa 1 Nascimento leads some BOPE troops to save Neto and Matias from drug dealers.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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In Tropa 1 Nascimento leads some BOPE troops to save Neto and Matias from drug dealers.



* IHaveThisFriend: Nascimento invokes this trope when he goes to a psiquiatrist, unsure if if he talks about all he has done in BOPE, she would have to report him. Ultimately, he doesn't talk.

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* IHaveThisFriend: Nascimento invokes this trope when he goes to a psiquiatrist, psychiatrist, unsure if if he talks about all he has done in BOPE, she would have to report him. Ultimately, he doesn't talk.
5th Feb '17 2:24:54 PM DarkBerserker
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* BittersweetEnding: Nascimento has a few personal victories in the sequel but corruption is still rampant, greater than he envisioned and not shaken a bit by his actions.

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** In the sequel, when [[spoiler:Nascimento is cornered by the militia, some BOPE officials come to help him]].
* BittersweetEnding: Nascimento has a few personal victories in the sequel but corruption is still rampant, greater than he envisioned and not shaken a bit by his actions.actions, and he himself acknowledges that.



* CheckovsGunman [=/=] FromNobodyToNightmare: Rocha, just an officer in the prequel, becomes the militia's leader in the sequel.



* ClusterFBomb: Lots.

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* ClusterFBomb: Lots. It's a film dealing with Brazil's slums and cops, what did you expect?



* {{Deconstruction}} - The sequel does this to Nascimento and some aspects of the first film.

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* {{Deconstruction}} - The sequel does this to Nascimento and some aspects of the first film. The first film exhibits some of this, but to a lesser degree.



* TheDreaded: BOPE, in general. They actually thrive to be this, as even their symbol inspires fear.



** Baiano orders the crooks who are with him to [[spoiler: kill Neto]] wait, as there's a kid with them.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: This is basically [[spoiler:Matias's]] character arc in Tropa 1. He originally believed in justice and the legal system (so much so he was going to law school and went to interview for a job in a law firm), but the more he learns about the corruption of the normal police and the depravity of the drug dealers, the more he dies inside. After some losses that hit close to home, he snaps. By the end of the film he's fully embraced BOPE's brutal ways. By the second movie, he is even more ruthless than Nascimento.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: This is basically [[spoiler:Matias's]] character arc in Tropa 1. He originally believed in justice and the legal system (so much so he was going to law school and went to interview for a job in a law firm), but the more he learns about the corruption of the normal police and the depravity of the drug dealers, the more he dies inside. After some losses that hit close to home, he snaps. By the end of the film he's fully embraced BOPE's brutal ways. By the second movie, he is even more ruthless than Nascimento.Nascimento, and [[DeconstructedTrope suffers for it]].



* InTheBack: How Baiano fatally wounds [[spoiler:Neto]].
* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals: This is the case for [[spoiler:Neto's]] funeral.
* ItsPersonal: Nascimento already fights crime and corruption. Then in the sequel, [[spoiler:his son gets accidentally shot in a trap... it only gets worse for the bad guys from there.]]

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* IHaveThisFriend: Nascimento invokes this trope when he goes to a psiquiatrist, unsure if if he talks about all he has done in BOPE, she would have to report him. Ultimately, he doesn't talk.
* InTheBack: How Baiano fatally wounds [[spoiler:Neto]].
[[spoiler:Neto]]. [[spoiler: Matias dies the same way in the sequel, ironically]].
* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals: This is the case for [[spoiler:Neto's]] funeral.
funeral. [[spoiler: Matia's too, in the sequel]].
* ItsPersonal: Nascimento already fights crime and corruption. Then in the sequel, [[spoiler:his [[spoiler:Matias dies, and his son gets accidentally shot in a trap... it only gets worse for the bad guys from there.]]]]
** Matias also goes through this when [[spoiler: Neto is killed]]. Nascimento himself discusses the trope, noting that "he could use that feeling".



* KnightInShiningArmor: Neto and Matias start out like this.
* KnightInSourArmor: Nascimento. [[spoiler: Matias becomes a Knight In Sour Armor after Neto's death in Tropa 1.]]

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Neto and Matias start out like this.
this. Nascimento thinks that, to be part of BOPE, you need to be like this, but become the below trope.
* KnightInSourArmor: Nascimento.Nascimento, and most of BOPE's officials, really. [[spoiler: Matias becomes a Knight In Sour Armor after Neto's death in Tropa 1.]]



** Earlier, during BOPE training camp, Mattias is falling asleep during a lecture by Nascimento, who's speaking in a soft droning voice. Instead of giving him an asskicking, Nascimento simply puts a grenade in Mattias' hands, tells him to hold it, and pulls the pin out. Mattias is instantly awake and wide-eyed.

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** Earlier, during BOPE training camp, Mattias is falling asleep during a lecture by Nascimento, who's speaking in a soft droning voice. Instead of giving him an asskicking, Nascimento simply puts a grenade in Mattias' hands, tells him to hold it, and pulls the pin out. Mattias Matias is instantly awake and wide-eyed.



* RivalsTeamUp: Nascimento and Fraga, in the sequel, join forces to [[spoiler:expose the militia and many of the people involved, including senators, after Rafael gets shot and Nascimento is nearly ambushed]].



* SuddenPrincipledStand: Near the end, during the final search for Baiano, Renan expresses doubt when they start breaking down the doors of the innocent. Nascimento lets him take some kids out of the area.

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* SuddenPrincipledStand: Near the end, during the final search for Baiano, Renan expresses doubt when they start breaking down the doors of the innocent. Nascimento lets him take some kids out of the area.area and leave.


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* WouldntHurtAChild: Baiano certainly wouldn't.
26th Jan '17 9:05:13 AM Crino37
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* UnscrupulousHero: Captain Nascimento is either this or a ProtagonistVillain depending on the viewers [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation of the character]].

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* UnscrupulousHero: Captain Nascimento is either this or a ProtagonistVillain VillainProtagonist depending on the viewers [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation of the character]].
26th Jan '17 9:04:28 AM Crino37
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* UnscrupulousHero: Captain Nascimento is either this or a ProtagonistVillain depending on the viewers [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation of the character]].
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