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11th Apr '18 3:26:18 PM MikeDanCatch
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* ReCut: Creator/LucBesson's Director's Cut delves more into the relationship between Leon and Mathilda and gives the former a TragicBackstory.

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* ReCut: Creator/LucBesson's Director's Cut delves more into the relationship between Leon and Mathilda and gives the former a TragicBackstory.DarkAndTroubledPast.
27th Mar '18 12:16:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Stansfield cracks jokes and [[WickedCultured discusses classical music]] while murdering entire families.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Stansfield cracks jokes and [[WickedCultured discusses classical music]] while murdering entire families.families purely out of sadism and self-indulgence.



%%* GunsAkimbo

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%%* GunsAkimbo* GunsAkimbo: Leon initially uses two pistols when attacking the ESU officers raiding his apartment.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Léon has an aura of childish wholesomeness to him. He lives a simple life, takes care of a pet plant, only drinks milk, and watches films with childish wonder. When called upon to do an act of good, he ultimately rises to it.

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* HitmanWithAHeart: Léon has an aura of childish wholesomeness to him. He lives a simple life, takes care of a pet plant, only drinks milk, and watches classic films with childish wonder. When called upon to do an act of good, he ultimately rises to it.



%%* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Little Sister]]: Mathilda. - ZCE



* LimitedWardrobe: Stansfield is never seen wearing anything besides his trademark beige suit and white shirt.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Stansfield is never seen wearing anything besides his trademark beige suit and white shirt. While Leon wears a greater variety of clothes, he also has a signature ensemble.



* PetTheDog: Léon -- still very much having the aura of a ruthless killer at this point -- and the piggy scene counts as this.

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* PetTheDog: The first true indicator that Léon -- still very much having the aura of is a ruthless killer at this point -- and the piggy scene counts as this.good guy is when he performs a little puppet show with a pig-faced oven mitt to cheer up Matilda.



%%* ProfaneLastWords: The BigBad. Also count as a OhCrap moment.

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%%* * ProfaneLastWords: The BigBad. Also count as a OhCrap moment.Stansfield's last word is "Shit."



* ProveIAmNotBluffing: To prove to Léon that she's capable of being a killer, Mathilda fires several shots out the window into passerby below.

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* ProveIAmNotBluffing: To prove to Léon that she's capable of being a killer, Mathilda fires several random shots out the window into passerby below.window.



%%* RabidCop: Stansfield himself.



%%* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Film/Colombiana}}''



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Léon drinks nothing but milk, which emphasizes his wholesome and childlike personality while killing people.
* TrainingMontage: Mathilda learns gun handling, milk drinking, and chin-ups. She is not happy about the last two.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Mathilda displays this in spades. See BodyguardCrush, RescueRomance and SexAsRiteOfPassage.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Léon drinks nothing but milk, which emphasizes his wholesome and childlike personality while in spite of killing people.
* TrainingMontage: Mathilda learns gun handling, milk drinking, and chin-ups.sit-ups. She is not happy about the last two.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Mathilda displays this in spades. See BodyguardCrush, RescueRomance and SexAsRiteOfPassage.spades, having apparently lost most of her innocence during the murder of her family. She speaks very frankly about her desire to kill people. In the international cut, she also bluntly propositions Leon for sex.
27th Mar '18 11:56:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women]], [[WouldntHurtAChild no kids]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards That's the rules]]."''

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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women]], [[WouldntHurtAChild ->''"No women, no kids]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards kids. That's the rules]].rules."''
2nd Feb '18 6:40:12 AM Saveelich
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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women]], [[WouldntHurtAChild no kids]]. That's the rules."''

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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women]], [[WouldntHurtAChild no kids]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards That's the rules.rules]]."''
5th Jan '18 3:18:00 PM KingLyger
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-->'''Stansfield:''' Bring me everyone.
'''Benny:''' What do you mean "everyone"?

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-->'''Stansfield:''' Bring me everyone.
everyone.\\
'''Benny:''' What do you mean "everyone"?"everyone"?\\
14th Dec '17 4:10:33 AM gravious
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Added DiffLines:

* BadassCreed: "No women, no kids." Also used as a plot significant PreMortemOneLiner.


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* SuddenlyShouting:
-->'''Stansfield:''' Bring me everyone.
'''Benny:''' What do you mean "everyone"?
'''Stansfield:''' '''''EVE-RY-ONE!!!'''''
9th Dec '17 3:51:53 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Oct '17 1:09:15 PM xcountryguy
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* DirtyCop: Stansfield.

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* %%* DirtyCop: Stansfield.



* DressingAsTheEnemy / FakeoutEscape: [[spoiler:Léon wears the uniform of an ESU officer killed during the raid on his apartment in order to escape through the cordon of police.]]

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* DressingAsTheEnemy / FakeoutEscape: DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Léon wears the uniform of an ESU officer killed during the raid on his apartment in order to escape through the cordon of police.]]



* GunPorn
* GunsAkimbo

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* %%* GunPorn
* %%* GunsAkimbo



* InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: This trope is played straight.

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* %%* InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: This trope is played straight.



* ProfaneLastWords: The BigBad. Also count as a OhCrap moment.

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* %%* ProfaneLastWords: The BigBad. Also count as a OhCrap moment.



* RabidCop: Stansfield himself.

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* %%* RabidCop: Stansfield himself.



* ReCut: Creator/LucBesson's Director's Cut delves more into the relationship between Leon and Mathilda and gives the former a TragicBackstory. It is generally regarded as the superior version

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* ReCut: Creator/LucBesson's Director's Cut delves more into the relationship between Leon and Mathilda and gives the former a TragicBackstory. It is generally regarded as the superior version



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Film/Colombiana}}''

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* %%* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Film/Colombiana}}''



* WomenAreDelicate\MenAreTheExpendableGender

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* WomenAreDelicate\MenAreTheExpendableGenderWomenAreDelicate:
13th Aug '17 2:05:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: This is an inverted trope. The twelve-year old Mathilda has a girlhood crush on the much older Léon, who repeatedly tells her it won't happen. A deleted scene shows Léon turning down Mathilda's offer of taking her virginity, though she insists they share the bed from then on (instead of [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed Léon sleeping in the chair]]). Luc Besson cut the scene after preview audiences [[{{Squick}} laughed nervously]] at it (thus killing the mood), but in the International Cut, the scene was restored.
17th Jun '17 9:12:53 AM mouschilight
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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women, ]] [[WouldNotHurtAChild no kids]]. That's the rules."''

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->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women, ]] [[WouldNotHurtAChild women]], [[WouldntHurtAChild no kids]]. That's the rules."''



* LittleMissBadass: Mathilda single-handedly [[DeadlyDelivery infiltrates a busy federal bureau with a bag full of weapons]]. She ends up failing, though, when she hesitates to kill Stansfield and gets captured.

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* LittleMissBadass: Mathilda single-handedly [[DeadlyDelivery infiltrates a busy federal bureau with a bag full of weapons]]. [[FauxActionGirl She ends up failing, though, when she hesitates to kill Stansfield and gets captured.captured]].
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