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14th Mar '16 3:04:59 AM hoodiecrow
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* BloodlessCarnage: The movie seems to go out of its way to avoid showing blood being spilled, including some rather ugly JumpCuts to other characters reacting to a death when a blow is hit, ''then'' back to the original (now dead) character.

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* BloodlessCarnage: The movie seems to go out of its way to avoid showing blood being spilled, including some rather ugly JumpCuts {{Jump Cut}}s to other characters reacting to a death when a blow is hit, ''then'' back to the original (now dead) character.
17th Oct '15 7:57:39 PM MikeW
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* OhCrap: At the crowning ceremony, Aurelius and his men are stunned to realize the "thief" they threw into a pool and nearly maimed at the start of the movie is their new emperor.
** Look closely and you can see Demetrius mouthing "we're dead."
11th Sep '15 8:29:58 PM Magestad
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[{{Series/GameOfThrones}} Jojen Reed]] is Romulus Augustulus. It's also [[HilariousInHindsight really funny]] when you recognize [[{{Series/GameOfThrones}} Ser Jorah Mormont]] as his dad. [[HilariousInHindsight Even more funny]] when you realize that one of his bodyguards is [[{{Series/GameOfThrones}} Xaro Xhohan Daxos]].
** General Aurelius is none other than [[{{Film/TheKingsSpeech}} King George VI]].
** [[{{Film/Gandhi}} The Mahatma]] is Ambrosinus, aka Merlin.
** [[{{Series/Rome}} Lucius Vorenus]] has gone native as the Gaul Wulfia. His boss is [[{{Film/ChildrenOfMen}} Syd]].
** [[{{Film/BrideAndPrejudice}} Lalita]] knows how to kick ass as the warrior woman Mira.



* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ColinFirth, best known for his romantic comedy and drama roles, as a ancient Roman swashbuckler. Though he ''does'' get reduced to the stammering love interest thanks to Mira.
11th Sep '15 8:27:37 PM Magestad
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* AChildShallLeadThem: The last Western Roman Emperor is a boy.


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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ColinFirth, best known for his romantic comedy and drama roles, as a ancient Roman swashbuckler. Though he ''does'' get reduced to the stammering love interest thanks to Mira.
11th Sep '15 8:23:10 PM Magestad
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/ColinFirth, best known for his romantic comedy and drama roles, as a ancient Roman swashbuckler. Though he ''does'' get reduced to the stammering love interest thanks to Mira.
18th Apr '15 2:57:33 AM jormis29
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-->'''Ambrosinus [[spoiler:aka {{Merlin}}]]:''' [[spoiler:Arthur, Arthur, Arthur...]] Have I ever lied to you?

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-->'''Ambrosinus [[spoiler:aka {{Merlin}}]]:''' Myth/{{Merlin}}]]:''' [[spoiler:Arthur, Arthur, Arthur...]] Have I ever lied to you?
18th Apr '15 2:57:10 AM jormis29
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Seems to be superstition, legends, and old cults, and maybe just a little bit of good luck, Romulus's mentor Ambrosinus is revealed to be [[spoiler: {{Merlin}} in the last few minutes of the movie. Then again, his only magical act seems to be that he hasn't aged.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Seems to be superstition, legends, and old cults, and maybe just a little bit of good luck, Romulus's mentor Ambrosinus is revealed to be [[spoiler: {{Merlin}} Myth/{{Merlin}} in the last few minutes of the movie. Then again, his only magical act seems to be that he hasn't aged.]]
2nd Apr '15 12:32:23 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* CoolSword: The sword of JuliusCaesar. Serves as the MacGuffin. [[spoiler: Eventually became Excalibur.]]

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* CoolSword: The sword of JuliusCaesar. Serves as the MacGuffin. [[spoiler: Eventually became Excalibur.{{Excalibur}}.]]
21st Feb '15 1:30:17 AM Kakai
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* TheOnlyOneITrust: After [[spoiler: being betrayed by ''everyone'']], Aurelius declares that his small pack are the only people he still trusts.



* PurelyAestheticGender: For all that matters, Mira could be a guy and it wouldn't change the plot ''at all''. But by having an ActionGirl the film gains a lot of flair and swashbuckling vibe, so nobody is complaining, especially as she's played by Creator/AishwaryaRai.
* TheQueensLatin: The Romans and Ambrosinus speak with distinctive British accent as a way to represent use of Latin. [[RealitySubtext Or because they are all played by British actors]].



*RagtagBunchOfMisfits: TheSquad consist of what is left of troops loyal to the deposed emperor, said emperor and their two allies.
* RescueArc: After Romulus' exile to Capri, Aurelius and his men are convinced to rescue him and provide safe passage to Constantinople.



* SwordAndSandal: Technically counts, albiet it takes place at pretty much the tail end of the timespan that "Sword and Sandal" covers.

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* SwordAndSandal: Technically counts, albiet albeit it takes place at pretty much the tail end of the timespan that "Sword and Sandal" covers.covers.
* TokenMinority: Mira is Indian, while Batiatus is black.
* TokenRomance: Aurelius and Mira. Their relationship stays in the background for the entire story.



* TranslationConvention: All characters speak English and easily communicate with each other, regardless of their background and language they are supposed to use in that scene.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Mira is [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only woman]] in TheSquad and also the only person from far-away India.



* YouKilledMyFather: Wulfila killed Romulus's parents.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Aurelius and Mira have a lot of tension between them for most of the film. [[spoiler: It gets resolved offscreen, in the final voiceover]].
* VestigialEmpire: The film opens in literal final days of Western Roman Empire.
* WeUsedToBeFriends:
** [[spoiler: Nestor and Aurelius]], with both of them being just bitter over the turn of events that made them enemies.
** When it's obvious the Western Empire is on a verge of total collapse, [[TruthInTelevision Romans find themselves fighting each other and the Eastern Empire leaves them without any aid]].
* YouKilledMyFather: Wulfila killed Romulus's parents.parents.
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18th Feb '15 1:37:52 PM Kakai
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* BecauseYouCanCope: [[spoiler: Nestor tries to reason with Aurelius that both can simply cope with all the bad things around - killing kids for political reasons included]]. He is proven wrong by a sword thrusted into his body.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Wulflia [[SuicidalOverConfidence greatly overestimates]] his chances [[spoiler: against Romulus holding him at swordpoint]].


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* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: The Ninth saves the day by showing up for the final battle]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Romulus ends up marrying Igraine.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Within the Western Empire everyone is trying to balance between their own survival, survival of the state and protection of the emperor. Eventually most of Romans dedide to simply [[IFightForTheStrongestSide team up with the stronger side]] and drop their own agendas.
* CoolOldGuy: Ambrosinus, by the sheer virtue of being [[spoiler: Merlin]].


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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: After the Ninth Legion joins the fry, the battle turns into a mop-up of Vortgyn's troops]].
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