History Film / TheShadow

15th Mar '18 4:07:10 PM Steinman76
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* VillainBall: Shiwan sends Farley Claymore, a NonActionGuy and the only person who can build more atomic bombs for him, to fight the Shadow, whom he has no chance against.
8th Mar '18 8:55:58 AM YT45
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* SingleLineOfDescent: Shiwan Khan is [[FridgeLogic somehow]] the "last descendant of Genghis Khan". Genghis Khan was [[ReallyGetsAround a prolific shagger]] with more wives than you can shake a stick at. The world is filled with his descendants, so Khan would presumably have to kill [[FridgeHorror millions of people around the world, even if we were only talking about]] [[LineageComesFromTheFather male lineage alone]]. Then again, in his arrogance, Khan might have just pretended he was the last [[RuleOfCool to sound cool]], or he may believe he's the only one who deserves the name.

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* SingleLineOfDescent: Shiwan Khan is [[FridgeLogic somehow]] the "last descendant of Genghis Khan". Genghis Khan was [[ReallyGetsAround a prolific shagger]] with more wives than you can shake a stick at. The world is filled with his descendants, descendants (some estimates put 1 out of every 200 people on Earth today in his family tree), so Khan would presumably have to kill [[FridgeHorror millions of people around the world, even if we were only talking about]] [[LineageComesFromTheFather male lineage alone]]. Then again, in his arrogance, Khan might have just pretended he was the last [[RuleOfCool to sound cool]], or he may believe he's the only one who deserves the name.
31st Dec '17 1:22:03 PM megajake
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* YellowPeril: Fortunately averted. While the villains are Mongols, Dr. Tam and the Tulku are also Asian.

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* YellowPeril: Fortunately averted. While the villains are Mongols, Dr. Tam and the Tulku are also Asian. Inverted with Dr. Claymore, who is white, and Lamont, also white, before his redemption. As Ying Ko, Lamont was a drug-lord who was terrorizing Tibet and its people.
21st Sep '17 11:14:41 PM Kalaong
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* EvilSorcerer: Shiwan Khan, [[SingleLineOfDescent the last descendant of Genghis Khan]], who was taught by the same teacher (whom Shiwan then killed) as Lamont. In fact, Shiwan is strong enough to cloud the minds of all New Yorkers by making them not see a huge building in the middle of the city. In the end, Lamont proves himself more than a match for Shiwan and has a surgeon friend remove Shiwan's PsychicPowers through brain surgery.
* "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt Madman threatens to blow the city sky-high!"

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* EvilSorcerer: Technically a ''duel'' between Evil Sorcerers, as [[ByronicHero the Shadow himself]] would be the first to admit he's a piece of work. But Shiwan Khan, Khan -- [[SingleLineOfDescent the last descendant of Genghis Khan]], who was taught by the same teacher (whom Shiwan then killed) as Lamont. In fact, Shiwan is strong enough Lamont -- actually makes it his ambition to cloud the minds of all New Yorkers by making them not see a huge building in the middle of the city. In ''top'' him. [[spoiler:In the end, Lamont proves himself more than a match for Shiwan and has a surgeon friend remove Shiwan's PsychicPowers through brain surgery.
surgery]].
* "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: Madman threatens to blow the city sky-high!"


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* MasterOfIllusion: Both Shiwan and the Shadow, but Shiwan is such a master that he clouds the minds of ''everyone in New York at the same time''. Specifically, he hides a hundred-story five-star hotel -- smack-dab in the middle of the city -- just to have a luxurious lair for himself.
6th Aug '17 1:58:56 PM YT45
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* BadassBoast: Numerous.
** BadassCreed: "The [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Kha-Khan]], the [[TheScourgeOfGod Power of God on Earth]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Emperor of Mankind]]"
** BadassInANiceSuit: Both Lamont and Khan although Khan's is a little too small for him, showing his lack of familiarity with Western culture.

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* BadassBoast: Numerous.
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Numerous. As an example, Lamont whispering from the shadows at some mobsters about to murder a witness, "Did you really think you would get away with it? Did you really think that ''I'' wouldn't know?"
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BadassCreed: "The [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Kha-Khan]], the [[TheScourgeOfGod Power of God on Earth]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Emperor of Mankind]]"
** * BadassInANiceSuit: Both Lamont and Khan although Khan's is a little too small for him, showing his lack of familiarity with Western culture.


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* CoolGun: Lamont's pair of 1911s.
17th May '17 7:35:02 PM nombretomado
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A 1994 {{Universal}} live-action film based off the pulp hero ''Radio/TheShadow'', the movie follows the adventures of Lamont Cranston (Creator/AlecBaldwin), who uses his psychic powers as the Shadow to hunt criminals in New York City to make up for the atrocities he committed in the past. But all is not well in the Big Apple - Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last descendant of Genghis and fellow psychic, has come to finish his great-grandscestor's work, and he's not about to let anyone stand in his way. Margo Lane, Lamont's love interest, was played by Penelope Ann Miller, while her father, physicist Reinhardt Lane, was played by Creator/IanMcKellen.

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A 1994 {{Universal}} Creator/{{Universal}} live-action film based off the pulp hero ''Radio/TheShadow'', the movie follows the adventures of Lamont Cranston (Creator/AlecBaldwin), who uses his psychic powers as the Shadow to hunt criminals in New York City to make up for the atrocities he committed in the past. But all is not well in the Big Apple - Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last descendant of Genghis and fellow psychic, has come to finish his great-grandscestor's work, and he's not about to let anyone stand in his way. Margo Lane, Lamont's love interest, was played by Penelope Ann Miller, while her father, physicist Reinhardt Lane, was played by Creator/IanMcKellen.
30th Mar '17 4:05:09 PM aurast
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-->'''The Shadow:''' I saved your life, Roy Tam- now it belongs to me!

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-->'''The Shadow:''' I I've saved your life, Roy Tam- Tam - it now it belongs to me!
20th Feb '17 12:28:59 PM PrimeEvil
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* JabbaTableManners: Shiwan, in the Chinese restaurant.
19th Feb '17 8:29:45 PM bt8257
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6th Nov '16 12:50:37 PM MetropolisGal2
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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series. The makers were hoping to start an entire new superhero film franchise but the film performed poorly at the box office and the franchise was stillborn.

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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series. The makers were hoping to start an entire new superhero film franchise but the film performed poorly at the box office and [[StillbornFranchise the franchise was stillborn.
stillborn.]]
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