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1st Mar '17 5:01:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GoodColorsEvilColors: Generally inverted. Stansfield is always seen wearing a beige suit and white shirt, while Leon is often seen in a black peacoat, black pants, black beanie and black tea shades.
1st Mar '17 4:59:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* MeaningfulName: Leon is called "the Italian Lion" in the underworld, referring to his name. Lions are considered strong, majestic creatures, indicating Leon's essentially good, protective nature in spite of his capacity for violence.
1st Mar '17 4:40:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Tony also [[spoiler: angrily refuses Mathilda's request to work for him as a cleaner at the end, instead sending her school and promising to support her with Léon's earnings.]]



* HyperCompetentSidekick: Malky to Stansfield, to the point he seems the actual leader of the corrupt cops.

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* HyperCompetentSidekick: Malky to is clearly the brains of his partnership with Stansfield, to which is why Stansfield goes off the point he seems rails after Malky is killed midway through the actual leader of the corrupt cops.film.



* ImpairmentShot: During the climax, when [[spoiler:Léon]] is shot from behind, the camera sinks down to the ground as seen with his own eyes.
** The scene even brightens for a moment, marking the exact moment of the gunshot.

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* ImpairmentShot: During the climax, when [[spoiler:Léon]] is shot from behind, the camera brightens at the instant of the gunshot and then sinks down to the ground as seen with his own eyes.
** The scene even brightens for a moment, marking the exact moment of the gunshot.
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30th Nov '16 4:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Léon
3rd Nov '16 3:48:35 PM MrKosta
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** At the beginning of the movie, you can almost feel the Fat Man's heart stopping for a second when Lèon materializes from the shadows and puts a knife on his throat.
3rd Nov '16 6:29:11 AM MrKosta
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->''"[[StayInTheKitchen No women, ]] no kids. That's the rules."''

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->''"[[StayInTheKitchen ->''"[[MenAreTheExpendableGender No women, ]] [[WouldNotHurtAChild no kids.kids]]. That's the rules."''
8th Oct '16 12:54:26 PM rd1994
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Léon drinks nothing but milk, which emphasizes his wholesome and childlike personality while not killing people.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Léon drinks nothing but milk, which emphasizes his wholesome and childlike personality while not killing people.
8th Oct '16 12:49:40 PM rd1994
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* RecognitionFailure: Mathilda dresses herself up as various celebrities, but Léon fails to recognize any of them, even Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/GeneKelly... despite having watched ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' countless times!

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* RecognitionFailure: Mathilda dresses herself up as various celebrities, but Léon fails to recognize any of them, even Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/GeneKelly... despite having watched ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' countless times!Creator/MarilynMonroe. He does however recognize Creator/GeneKelly thanks to seeing Singing In the Rain before.
4th Oct '16 3:32:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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
15th Sep '16 7:25:07 PM Saveelich
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This film is not to be confused with ''Series/TheProfessionals'' (a British TV series), ''Film/TheProfessionals'' (an American {{Western}} film), ''Le Professionnel'' (another French film with Jean-Paul Belmondo as its star), or ''[[Manga/{{Golgo13}} Golgo 13: The Professional]]''.

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This film is not to be confused with ''Series/TheProfessionals'' (a British TV series), ''Film/TheProfessionals'' (an American {{Western}} film), ''Le Professionnel'' (another ''Film/LeProfessionnel'' (a 1981 French film with Jean-Paul Belmondo as its star), film), or ''[[Manga/{{Golgo13}} Golgo 13: The Professional]]''.
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