History Film / TheManWithTheIronFists

11th Aug '16 8:15:52 AM dsneybuf
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2nd Mar '16 10:57:46 AM Larkmarn
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* ChopSockey: As part of the loving homage to 70's kung fu movies, many scenes are intentionally ChopSockey. The opening fight scene in particular stands out for this reason.
2nd Mar '16 10:56:35 AM Larkmarn
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* VanityProject: For RZA. A ChopSockey kung fu movie starring himself as the titular character? AuthorAppeal and VanityProject rolled into one.
2nd Mar '16 10:51:09 AM Larkmarn
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* BikiniBar: Despite being a brothel, none of the women at the Pink Blossom ever remove their tops on-screen. Even mid-coital, they're still clothed.


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* KillTheCutie: Zen-Yi's assistant, Chan. The poor kid is clearly in over his head from the start, and [[spoiler: has his throat ripped out by Silver Lion just to goad Zen-Yi]].
2nd Mar '16 10:46:13 AM Larkmarn
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* TheAtoner: The Blacksmith saves X-Blade's life to atone for the fact he made the weapon that killed X-Blade's father.



* ChekhovsGunman: That white haired official in the early narration ordering the shipment of the gold? Turns out that's [[spoiler: Poison Dagger]].



* DeathByFallingOver: The AssholeVictim Thaddeus accidentally killed in his backstory. While harassing, hitting, and insulting Thaddeus, he eventually fights back, pushing him over. The racist hick hits his head on an anvil and dies.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: Poison Dagger. [[spoiler: As he's slowly being dragged into the massive gears, he's not struggling, and laughing]].



* {{Gorn}}

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* {{Gorn}}{{Gorn}}: Oh so much cheesy fake blood, in homage to the special effects of the chop sockiest of kung fu movies.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Two of the last loyal members of the Lion clan that were working against Silver Lion, die saving Zhen Yi from Brass Body's attempted assassination. ]]
** [[spoiler: Lady Silk ]]
* HighPressureBlood

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler: Two of the last loyal members of the Lion clan that were working against Silver Lion, die saving Zhen Yi from Brass Body's attempted assassination. ]]
** [[spoiler: Lady Silk Silk, leaving herself open to a fatal attack to save the life of a child.]]
* HighPressureBloodHeroKiller: Poison Dagger, who basically exists to one-shot characters who are otherwise a OneManArmy.
* HighPressureBlood: Characters spew blood from any wound.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Pretty much everyone, but special mention goes to Jack Knife's gun/drill/knife.

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Pretty much everyone, but special mention goes to Jack Knife's gun/drill/knife.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Discussed by the Blacksmith. [[spoiler: he pointed out he is suffering due to straying from the path, and eventually he loses his love, Lady Silk, and his arms.]]

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Discussed by the Blacksmith. [[spoiler: he pointed out he is suffering due to straying from the path, and eventually he loses his love, Lady Silk, and his arms.]]
16th Dec '15 7:56:23 PM Gaon
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: It appears to be set in China, but where and when is hard to pin down. The presence of Jack Knife (who dresses like a old west gunman) and his dealings with Opium in China, also the Blacksmith's backstory as a slave in Southern American plantations, nominally put this movie somewhere around the 1860s but the technology blends BambooTechnology with Steampunk and meshes the aesthetic of several time periods (with the Pink Blossom in particular practically looking like a modern-day brothel).


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* SchizoTech: The technology is all over the place. Within the ''same scene', there's a character using a pistol versus a character using a crossbow, and Jack Knife's weapon of choice (a steampunk knife-drill-gun hybrid) is a category all of its own.
21st Sep '15 4:54:29 PM Funkasaurus
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* BandOfBrothels: Silk [[spoiler:keeps a trained squad of shadowy kunoichi assassins on hand to deal with unsavory clients.]]

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* BandOfBrothels: Silk [[spoiler:keeps a Lucy Liu's charismatic bordello madam keeps ample security ([[spoiler:a trained squad of shadowy kunoichi assassins assassins]]) on hand to deal with unsavory clients.]]
21st Sep '15 4:48:02 PM Funkasaurus
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* BandOfBrothels: Silk [[spoiler:keeps a trained squad of shadowy kunoichi assassins on hand to deal with unsavory clients.]]
15th Jul '15 5:06:15 PM TheWanderer
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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: The blacksmith's main enemy (and the only guy he truly has a grudge against) is Brass Body, Silver Lion's dragon.
12th May '15 11:22:18 AM PsychoGecko
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** The sequel gives us a man wielding a mantis claw-shaped sword and the man with the iron legs.



* SequelHook: no sooner is the movie over than [[spoiler: the wife of Zhen Yi is kidnapped by the Hawk clan.]]

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* SequelHook: no No sooner is the movie over than [[spoiler: the wife of Zhen Yi is kidnapped by the Hawk clan.]]]]
** The sequel turns out to have nothing to do with the hook, with only Thaddeus and the Geminis returning. That doesn't mean the ending was CanonDiscontinuity; it's shown that people are learning of Thaddeus's reputation, probably from word of adventures spreading.


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** He plays much the same role in the sequel, as well. A significant portion of the story has even less to do with him than the first one.
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