History Film / TheWolverine

26th May '16 12:44:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Viper is blonde and a remorseless villainess.
21st May '16 6:09:54 PM NEOIVAN100
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wolverine goes ninja! [[note]]By the way, in the movie, he's instructed to wield the sword with both hands.[[/note]]]]

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16th May '16 7:22:34 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wolverine goes ninja! [[note]]By the way, in the movie, he's instructed to wield the sword with both hands.[[/note]]]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Wolverine goes ninja! [[note]]By the way, in the movie, he's instructed to wield the sword with both hands.[[/note]]]]]][[/note]]]]
16th May '16 7:22:13 PM The12thDoctor
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-->'''Yashida:''' Eternity can be a curse. It hasn't been easy for your, living without time. The losses you have had to suffer. A man can run out of things to live for. Lose his purpose. Become a ronin. A samurai without a master. I can end your eternity. Make you mortal.
-->'''Logan:''' What they did to me, what I am, can't be undone.



--->"As I told you a long time ago, [[spoiler:you're not the only one with gifts]]."

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--->"As --->''"As I told you a long time ago, [[spoiler:you're not the only one with gifts]]." "''



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-->''"[[SequelHook There are dark forces, Wolverine.]] [[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Evil forces, building a weapon that could bring about the end of our kind.]]"''
24th Apr '16 3:56:53 PM siberia82
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Followed by ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast X-Men: Days of Future Past]]'', which also follows ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as well as the original trilogy.

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Followed by ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast X-Men: Days of Future Past]]'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which is also follows a sequel to ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as well as and the original trilogy.



** The knife belonging to the final Yakuza fighting Logan makes a 10 foot long cut on the roof of the train

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** The knife belonging to the final Yakuza fighting Logan makes a 10 foot long 10-foot-long cut on the roof of the traintrain.



* BaldOfEvil: Viper after she sheds her skin and looks more evil and like a viper.

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* BaldOfEvil: After Viper after she sheds her skin and hair, she looks more evil and more like a viper.



* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: One led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō.]]
* BilingualBonus: Yashida's sword, the one he tries to pass on to Logan, is inscribed with kanji characters that mean "never grow old, never die".

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* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: One one led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō.]]
* BilingualBonus: Yashida's sword, the one he tries to pass on to Logan, is inscribed with kanji characters that mean "never grow old, never die".die."



* BloodierAndGorier: In the extended cut there is no BloodlessCarnage, up to and including a number of ninjas being sucked into a snow-blower and scattered across a few buildings.
* BloodlessCarnage: The scores of {{Mooks}} that find themselves on the pointy end of Wolverine's claws don't bleed [[note]]Though there's plenty of blood flying around in the "Unleashed" edition[[/note]]. However Wolverine bleeds, though it doesn't mean much since he's NighInvulnerable even with his gimped healing factor.

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* BloodierAndGorier: In the extended cut cut, there is no BloodlessCarnage, up to and including a number of ninjas being sucked into a snow-blower and scattered across a few buildings.
* BloodlessCarnage: The scores of {{Mooks}} that find themselves on the pointy end of Wolverine's claws don't bleed [[note]]Though [[note]]although there's plenty of blood flying around in the "Unleashed" edition[[/note]]. However However, Wolverine bleeds, though although it doesn't mean much since he's NighInvulnerable even with his gimped healing factor.



--->"As I told you a long time ago, [[spoiler:you're not the only one with gifts.]]"

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--->"As I told you a long time ago, [[spoiler:you're not the only one with gifts.]]" gifts]]."



** Yukio seems shocked by Yashida's sudden death [[spoiler:because she didn't see him die, because he didn't actually die.]]
** In the beginning, a bear is shot by a poisoned arrow, [[spoiler:then in the climax, Logan is taken down with Harada's poisoned arrows.]]

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** Yukio seems shocked by Yashida's sudden death [[spoiler:because she didn't see him die, because he didn't actually die.]]
die]].
** In the beginning, a bear is shot by a poisoned arrow, [[spoiler:then in the climax, Logan is taken down with Harada's poisoned arrows.]]arrows]].



* ColorCharacter: The ancestral '''Silver''' Samurai suit; later depicted as a [[spoiler:PoweredArmor with the silvery luster of adamantium.]]

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* ColorCharacter: The ancestral '''Silver''' Samurai suit; later depicted as a [[spoiler:PoweredArmor with the silvery luster of adamantium.]]adamantium]].



** Played straight with The Hand (mainly linked to the Film/{{Daredevil}} / Film/{{Elektra}} franchise, and ownership of those rights reverted back to Marvel before the film was finished), who are referred to as "The Black Clan" and led by Harada.

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** Played straight with The Hand (mainly linked to the Film/{{Daredevil}} ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' / Film/{{Elektra}} ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' franchise, and ownership of those rights reverted back to Marvel before the film was finished), who are referred to as "The Black Clan" and led by Harada.



* FollowTheLeader: While the use of post-credits scenes was nothing new (not even in this franchise, as ''X-Men: The Last Stand'' already did its own), the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse popularized their use as a tool for 'world-building', i.e. using them to tie non-sequel movies into a bigger universe. ''The Wolverine'' "copies" this concept as it contains a Stinger that ties it into ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', when originally this movie wasn't going to be related to ''First Class'' nor the original series.



* PrettyBoy: Wolverine invokes this when he confronts Harada, presumably as an attempt to deride the latter's masculinity.

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* PrettyBoy: Wolverine invokes this when he confronts Harada, presumably as an attempt to deride the latter's masculinity. Harada has an elegant face, a slim build, and is an agile ninja, in contrast to the macho bruiser Logan.
23rd Mar '16 8:45:44 AM siberia82
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** Yukio introduces herself in a bar brawl and proves competent enough to protect Logan. And later helps him fight Viper.
** Mariko is proficient in softhanded martial arts and an excellent knife-thrower, helping to [[spoiler:kill Silver Samurai.]]

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** Yukio introduces herself in a bar brawl and proves competent enough to protect Logan. And later Later, she helps him fight Viper.
** Mariko is proficient in softhanded soft-handed martial arts and an excellent knife-thrower, helping to [[spoiler:kill Silver Samurai.]]



** Harada, sort of. In addition to [[spoiler: pulling a HeroicSacrifice to save Logan]], he's far less of a {{Jerkass}} than his comic counterpart, who is a foreigner-hating bigot.

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** Harada, sort of. Harada. In addition to [[spoiler: pulling [[spoiler:pulling a HeroicSacrifice to save Logan]], he's far less of a {{Jerkass}} than his comic counterpart, who is a foreigner-hating bigot.



** Yukio sports natural black hair in the comics but has dyed red hair in the movies.

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** Yukio sports natural black hair in the comics comics, but has dyed red hair in the movies.movie-verse.



* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the comics, Yukio has no particular connection to the Yashida clan, she was simply a mercenary hired by them. In this movie, she's an orphan who Yashida took under his wing, and she grew up as a kind of a step-sister to Mariko.

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* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the comics, Yukio has no particular connection to the Yashida clan, clan; she was simply a mercenary hired by them. In this movie, she's an orphan who Yashida took under his wing, and she grew up as a kind of a step-sister foster sister to Mariko.



* AnnoyingArrows: Logan is brought down by several arrows near the film's climax. He manages to shrug most of them off until he's hit with poisoned ones which eventually knocks him out.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Logan is brought down by several arrows near the film's climax. He manages to shrug most of them off until he's hit with poisoned ones ones, which eventually knocks knock him out.



* AsYouKnow: When he saw the old pit where he saved Ichirō, Wolverine was about to tell what had happened there... and [[DefiedTrope Mariko stopped him]]: she already knows that story.

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* AsYouKnow: When he saw the old pit where he saved Ichirō, Wolverine was about to tell what had happened there... and [[DefiedTrope Mariko stopped him]]: him]]; she already knows that story.



** Yukio’s mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come entirely from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a decades old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.

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** Yukio’s Yukio's mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come entirely from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a decades old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Ichirō Yashida who is responsible for bringing Logan to Japan and has an EvilPlan to steal his HealingFactor. However, the yakuza that kidnap Mariko on two occasions were hired by Shingen and Mori]].
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: One led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Ichirō [[spoiler:Ichirō Yashida who is responsible for bringing Logan to Japan and has an EvilPlan to steal his HealingFactor. However, the yakuza that kidnap Mariko on two occasions were hired by Shingen and Mori]].
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: One led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō.]]



* BookEnds: "I'm your bodyguard."
* BrickJoke: In the beginning of the movie, Logan is shown clearly distressed and nervous [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes whenever he's on a plane]], vigorously clutching the arms of his chair in terror. In one of the movie's final scenes, he can be seen clutching his chair yet again.

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* BookEnds: Yukio telling Wolverine "I'm your bodyguard."
* BrickJoke: In Near the beginning of the movie, Logan is shown to be clearly distressed and nervous [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes whenever when he's on a the plane]], vigorously clutching the arms of his chair in terror. In one of the movie's final scenes, he can be seen clutching his chair yet again.



** [[spoiler: Ichirō Yashida's life support equipment is used to discover the machine suppressing Logan's healing factor.]]
** Yukio seems shocked by Yashida's sudden death [[spoiler: because she didn't see him die, because he didn't actually die.]]
** In the beginning, a bear is shot by a poisoned arrow, [[spoiler: then in the climax, Logan is taken down with Harada's poisoned arrows.]]

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** [[spoiler: Ichirō [[spoiler:Ichirō Yashida's life support equipment is used to discover the machine suppressing Logan's healing factor.]]
** Yukio seems shocked by Yashida's sudden death [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because she didn't see him die, because he didn't actually die.]]
** In the beginning, a bear is shot by a poisoned arrow, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then in the climax, Logan is taken down with Harada's poisoned arrows.]]



* ColorCharacter: The ancestral '''Silver''' Samurai suit; later depicted as a [[spoiler: PoweredArmor with the silvery luster of adamantium.]]

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* ColorCharacter: The ancestral '''Silver''' Samurai suit; later depicted as a [[spoiler: PoweredArmor [[spoiler:PoweredArmor with the silvery luster of adamantium.]]



** Ichiro Yashida has elements of [[spoiler: Shingen Harada, the second Silver Samurai. The most obvious being the suit of PoweredArmor]].

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** Ichiro Yashida has elements of [[spoiler: Shingen [[spoiler:Shingen Harada, the second Silver Samurai. The most obvious being the suit of PoweredArmor]].



** [[spoiler: Also Wolverine's classic costume makes a brief appearance in the alternate ending. When Yukio and Logan board the plane, Yukio hands him a large flat box. He opens it to find himself staring at a familiar yellow face mask, with other spandex pieces. All he can do is give Yukio a "Really?" look.]]

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** [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also Wolverine's classic costume makes a brief appearance in the alternate ending. When Yukio and Logan board the plane, Yukio hands him a large flat box. He opens it to find himself staring at a familiar yellow face mask, with other spandex pieces. All he can do is give Yukio a "Really?" look.]]



** [[spoiler: Viper wasn't hanged in the comics.]]
** [[spoiler: Harada wasn't killed in the comics]], who falls under Type 2 of this trope.

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** [[spoiler: Viper [[spoiler:Viper wasn't hanged in the comics.]]
** [[spoiler: Harada [[spoiler:Harada wasn't killed in the comics]], who falls under Type 2 of this trope.



* DefiantCaptive: Mariko got in a few hits on [[spoiler: her kidnappers and even put one of Hanada's assassins in a chokehold. She saves Logan from Silver Samurai]].

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* DefiantCaptive: Mariko got in a few hits on [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her kidnappers and even put one of Hanada's assassins in a chokehold. She saves Logan from Silver Samurai]].



* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Shingen]] is responsible for the yakuza thugs and Logan fights him to end this plot thread and [[spoiler: become 'the wolverine'' again]] but there's a bigger villain in play.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Shingen]] [[spoiler:Shingen]] is responsible for the yakuza thugs and Logan fights him to end this plot thread and [[spoiler: become and [[spoiler:become 'the wolverine'' again]] but there's a bigger villain in play.



* EnemyMine: Harada cites Viper as a [[spoiler: "means to an end," and voices his displeasure towards her consistently. Viper seems indifferent to Harada attitude-wise, but she just sees him as another inferior underling.]]

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* EnemyMine: Harada cites Viper as a [[spoiler: "means [[spoiler:"means to an end," and voices his displeasure towards her consistently. Viper seems indifferent to Harada attitude-wise, but she just sees him as another inferior underling.]]



* ExactWords: When Wolverine is interrogating [[spoiler: Noburo]] he tells him that he'll throw him out the window if he "doesn't like" what he hears [[spoiler: and says nothing about telling the truth. Sure enough, Noburo gives him the information he asked for, but gets thrown out the window anyway, because "I didn't like it."]]

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* ExactWords: When Wolverine is interrogating [[spoiler: Noburo]] [[spoiler:Noburo]] he tells him that he'll throw him out the window if he "doesn't like" what he hears [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and says nothing about telling the truth. Sure enough, Noburo gives him the information he asked for, but gets thrown out the window anyway, because "I didn't like it."]]



* FamilyOfChoice: [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, Mariko adopts Yukio as her sister, "her only family," as the rest of the Yashida family are dead.]]

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* FamilyOfChoice: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, Mariko adopts Yukio as her sister, "her only family," as the rest of the Yashida family are dead.]]



* ForgottenFallenFriend: In Logan's mind, Jean is "all alone" where she is, and wants him to join her... except Logan ''knows'' that she loves Cyclops, who is ''also'' dead... and Xavier, who, while not her lover, was still a mentor and good friend, [[spoiler: who, as far as Logan knew, was '''also''' dead.]] It's a JustifiedTrope in that [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane if she was truly a ghost]], Logan's guilt could have been keeping her from moving on. And if she wasn't, and merely a manifestation of his guilt, then it's perfectly understandable that she would focus on Logan and play on his secret fear that she couldn't move on for whatever reason. Still, the fact that he views his relationship with Jean as being very clearly romantic makes this trope sting a little.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: In Logan's mind, Jean is "all alone" where she is, and wants him to join her... except Logan ''knows'' that she loves Cyclops, who is ''also'' dead... and Xavier, who, while not her lover, was still a mentor and good friend, [[spoiler: who, [[spoiler:who, as far as Logan knew, was '''also''' dead.]] It's a JustifiedTrope in that [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane if she was truly a ghost]], Logan's guilt could have been keeping her from moving on. And if she wasn't, and merely a manifestation of his guilt, then it's perfectly understandable that she would focus on Logan and play on his secret fear that she couldn't move on for whatever reason. Still, the fact that he views his relationship with Jean as being very clearly romantic makes this trope sting a little.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Harada switches allegiance from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Near the film's end, [[spoiler: Wolverine sets himself up for one during his battle with Ichirō (who was piloting the Silver Samurai armor), only for Harada to step in and distract Yashida long enough for Logan to get his bearings. The distraction gets Harada impaled onto a massive heated sword.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Harada [[spoiler:Harada switches allegiance from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Near the film's end, [[spoiler: Wolverine [[spoiler:Wolverine sets himself up for one during his battle with Ichirō (who was piloting the Silver Samurai armor), only for Harada to step in and distract Yashida long enough for Logan to get his bearings. The distraction gets Harada impaled onto a massive heated sword.]]



* HitmanWithAHeart: Downplayed with Harada. While he isn't a hitman in the traditional sense, he's a bodyguard for the Yashida family. (By extension, serving as THEIR hitman. He and Viper are in an EnemyMine arrangement during the film) [[spoiler: Harada has a HeelFaceTurn near the end of the film after being spurned by Mariko for Logan. Shame that it ends up getting him killed in a HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* HitmanWithAHeart: Downplayed with Harada. While he isn't a hitman in the traditional sense, he's a bodyguard for the Yashida family. (By extension, serving as THEIR hitman. He and Viper are in an EnemyMine arrangement during the film) [[spoiler: Harada [[spoiler:Harada has a HeelFaceTurn near the end of the film after being spurned by Mariko for Logan. Shame that it ends up getting him killed in a HeroicSacrifice.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Logan gets really angry at [[spoiler: Noburo for cheating on Mariko, his fiancé,]] despite having slept with her the night before while knowing about her engagement. As seen under GoodAdulteryBadAdultery, there's a distinction. From Wolverine's perspective, Noburo, by arranging a marriage with her father, is essentially asking for her hand, where Mariko is being forced to marry him so as not to shame her father. Given his shock when she tells him, it's clear he sees the distinction.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Logan gets really angry at [[spoiler: Noburo [[spoiler:Noburo for cheating on Mariko, his fiancé,]] despite having slept with her the night before while knowing about her engagement. As seen under GoodAdulteryBadAdultery, there's a distinction. From Wolverine's perspective, Noburo, by arranging a marriage with her father, is essentially asking for her hand, where Mariko is being forced to marry him so as not to shame her father. Given his shock when she tells him, it's clear he sees the distinction.



* ImmortalityImmorality: [[spoiler: Ichirō Yashida wants to gain immortality by stealing it from someone else. That should be the first clue that he's not a good person.]]

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* ImmortalityImmorality: [[spoiler: Ichirō [[spoiler:Ichirō Yashida wants to gain immortality by stealing it from someone else. That should be the first clue that he's not a good person.]]



** [[spoiler: Harada gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.]]

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** [[spoiler: Harada [[spoiler:Harada gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.]]



* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler: Adamantium claws as]] throwing knives.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler: Adamantium [[spoiler:Adamantium claws as]] throwing knives.



* MadeOfIndestructium: Wolverine's claws and the Silver Samurai suit and swords are made of adamantium. [[spoiler: It's revealed that the swords can be superheated, which allow them to cut through Wolverine's claws. Fortunately, the bones within still grow back.]]

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* MadeOfIndestructium: Wolverine's claws and the Silver Samurai suit and swords are made of adamantium. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's revealed that the swords can be superheated, which allow them to cut through Wolverine's claws. Fortunately, the bones within still grow back.]]



** When Logan is scanned by Ichir&#333's security guards, he explains away the constant beeping of their devices as his hip replacement.

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** When While Logan is being scanned by Ichir&#333's Ichirō's security guards, he explains away the constant beeping of their devices as his hip replacement.



* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Averted and played straight. Harada ([[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames Silver Samurai in the comics]]) wears a practical black outfit for most of the movie, but [[spoiler: Yashida dons a suit of silver PoweredArmor in the finale]].

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* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Averted and played straight. Harada ([[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames Silver Samurai in the comics]]) wears a practical black outfit for most of the movie, but [[spoiler: Yashida [[spoiler:Yashida dons a suit of silver PoweredArmor in the finale]].



** [[spoiler: Instead of Harada, the film's Silver Samurai is old man Yashida. Since the comics name Kenuichio is not a real Japanese name, the film derives Yashida's name Ichirō from the actual Japanese name, Ken''ichirō''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Instead [[spoiler:Instead of Harada, the film's Silver Samurai is old man Yashida. Since the comics name Kenuichio is not a real Japanese name, the film derives Yashida's name Ichirō from the actual Japanese name, Ken''ichirō''.]]



** In the "Return of the King" arc of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Logan ends up [[spoiler: running through a bear with his claws,]] although the film's version is much more peaceable and emotional.

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** In the "Return of the King" arc of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Logan ends up [[spoiler: running [[spoiler:running through a bear with his claws,]] although the film's version is much more peaceable and emotional.



** In an example combined with {{Foreshadowing}} and SequelHook, [[spoiler: a commercial for Trask Industries, the makers of the mutant-hunting Sentinels, can be seen at the end of the film]].
** Moments when [[spoiler: Jean Grey]] is seen, its in a white room. Perhaps representing [[spoiler: Phoenix in the White Hot Room?]]
** The [[MultipleEndings Alternate Ending]] has Yukio [[spoiler: giving Logan a more realistic version of his classic yellow and brown and yellow costume from the comics. Complete with a mask!]]

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** In an example combined with {{Foreshadowing}} and SequelHook, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a commercial for Trask Industries, the makers of the mutant-hunting Sentinels, can be seen at the end of the film]].
** Moments when [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean Grey]] is seen, its in a white room. Perhaps representing [[spoiler: Phoenix [[spoiler:Phoenix in the White Hot Room?]]
** The [[MultipleEndings Alternate Ending]] has Yukio [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving Logan a more realistic version of his classic yellow and brown and yellow costume from the comics. Complete with a mask!]]



** In the comics' ''Fatal Attractions'' arc, [[spoiler: Magneto stripped the adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton]]. In the movie, [[spoiler: the Silver Samurai extracted Logan's HealingFactor from the marrows of his broken claws (removing the adamantium along with it.)]] Wolverine later regrows his claws, now in bone form.

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** In the comics' ''Fatal Attractions'' arc, [[spoiler: Magneto [[spoiler:Magneto stripped the adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton]]. In the movie, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Silver Samurai extracted Logan's HealingFactor from the marrows of his broken claws (removing the adamantium along with it.)]] Wolverine later regrows his claws, now in bone form.



** [[spoiler: Charles Xavier came back alive and well in the Stinger, to Wolverine's surprise.]]

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** [[spoiler: Charles [[spoiler:Charles Xavier came back alive and well in the Stinger, TheStinger, to Wolverine's surprise.]]



* PoweredArmor: The [[spoiler: Silver Samurai]] is a humongous robotic suit of adamantium armor to help him face off against Wolverine.

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* PoweredArmor: The [[spoiler: Silver [[spoiler:Silver Samurai]] is a humongous robotic suit of adamantium armor to help him face off against Wolverine.



* ProphecyTwist: Yukio predicts Logan will die with his heart on his hand. She's never wrong. [[spoiler: Logan does ''die'' (in medical terms: his heart stops functioning for an extended period of time) with his "heart" on his hand, ''but'' his healing factor kicks back in soon thereafter and he is able to return to the land of the living.]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Yukio predicts Logan will die with his heart on his hand. She's never wrong. [[spoiler: Logan [[spoiler:Logan does ''die'' (in medical terms: his heart stops functioning for an extended period of time) with his "heart" on his hand, ''but'' his healing factor kicks back in soon thereafter and he is able to return to the land of the living.]]



* RedHerring: Will Yun Lee (Harada) was promoted to have rigorous sword training but throughout the film, most of his action scenes involved archery. If you're familiar with the comics character, one might be surprised that in this film, [[spoiler: Harada is NOT the Silver Samurai.]]

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* RedHerring: Will Yun Lee (Harada) was promoted to have rigorous sword training but throughout the film, most of his action scenes involved archery. If you're familiar with the comics character, one might be surprised that in this film, [[spoiler: Harada [[spoiler:Harada is NOT the Silver Samurai.]]



* TheResenter: Lord Shingen hates the fact that his father prefers his own daughter over himself. [[spoiler: He tries to kill her over it.]]

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* TheResenter: Lord Shingen hates the fact that his father prefers his own daughter over himself. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He tries to kill her over it.]]



* SelfSurgery: Wolverine inserts his hand into his chest to [[spoiler: remove a bug that's killing his healing factor.]]

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* SelfSurgery: Wolverine inserts his hand into his chest to [[spoiler: remove [[spoiler:remove a bug that's killing that suppresses his healing factor.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Mariko Yashida]], who was killed in the comics, but survives till the very end of the film. This is also the case for [[spoiler: her fiancé Noburo.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Mariko [[spoiler:Mariko Yashida]], who was killed in the comics, but survives till the very end of the film. This is also the case for [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her fiancé Noburo.]]



* StatusQuoIsGod: Pleasantly and surprisingly averted. [[spoiler:Taking quite a bit of adamantium from Wolverine's claws right before a major installment coming up takes some balls from the creators.]] However the movie also plays this straight. [[spoiler: Magneto is confirmed to have regained his powers, while Professor X is back, and in the wheelchair. Promotional images for the next film reveal that sometime in the future Logan gets his adamantium claws back, but he spends the bulk of the movie in a time period before he gets any adamantium]].

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Pleasantly and surprisingly averted. [[spoiler:Taking quite a bit of adamantium from Wolverine's claws right before a major installment coming up takes some balls from the creators.]] However the movie also plays this straight. [[spoiler: Magneto [[spoiler:Magneto is confirmed to have regained his powers, while Professor X is back, and in the wheelchair. Promotional images for the next film reveal that sometime in the future Logan gets his adamantium claws back, but he spends the bulk of the movie in a time period before he gets any adamantium]].



* SuperheroMovieVillainsDie: [[spoiler: Silver Samurai and Viper are killed in the climax.]]

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* SuperheroMovieVillainsDie: [[spoiler: Silver [[spoiler:Silver Samurai and Viper are killed in the climax.]]



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Harada and Viper. While the two supply a healthy dose of intel to each other during the film, they cannot hate each other more. A scene shows them having an argument of ethics and honor, with Viper [[spoiler: [[DisproportionateRetribution spraying minor poison on Ken's face and slamming him into the ground as a retort.]]]]

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Harada and Viper. While the two supply a healthy dose of intel to each other during the film, they cannot hate each other more. A scene shows them having an argument of ethics and honor, with Viper [[spoiler: [[DisproportionateRetribution [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution spraying minor poison on Ken's face and slamming him into the ground as a retort.]]]]



* TinTyrant: The Silver Samurai sports a suit of silver-colored armor, [[spoiler: in this case a suit of PoweredArmor.]]

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* TinTyrant: The Silver Samurai sports a suit of silver-colored armor, [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in this case a suit of PoweredArmor.]]



** Yukio To Mariko, her figurative [[spoiler: and later offically adoptive]] big sister.

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** Yukio To Mariko, her figurative [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later offically adoptive]] big sister.



* UnroboticReveal: Wolverine rips off the Silver Samurai's head to reveal [[spoiler: Ichirō Yashida inside.]]

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* UnroboticReveal: Wolverine rips off the Silver Samurai's head to reveal [[spoiler: Ichirō [[spoiler:Ichirō Yashida inside.]]



* YamatoNadeshiko: Mariko Yashida is introduced caring for her grandfather in a family compound that values traditional Japanese stuff (Yukio changes into a yukata when she arrives, Wolverine passes by a kendo match, etc). She demonstrates the 'core of iron' when targeted by kidnappers [[spoiler: and confronting her evil grandfather]].

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* YamatoNadeshiko: Mariko Yashida is introduced caring for her grandfather in a family compound that values traditional Japanese stuff (Yukio changes into a yukata when she arrives, Wolverine passes by a kendo match, etc). She demonstrates the 'core of iron' when targeted by kidnappers [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and confronting her evil grandfather]].



* YourCheatingHeart: While Mariko is missing, Noburo Mori's [[AThreesomeIsHot partying with hookers]], something that greatly angers Logan. [[spoiler: Though it's more because this behavior reveals that he's involved in the plot against his fiancée.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: While Mariko is missing, Noburo Mori's [[AThreesomeIsHot partying with hookers]], something that greatly angers Logan. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Although it's more because this behavior reveals that he's involved in the plot against his fiancée.]]
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* CallBack:
** While most of the film has Wolverine remembering Jean, the scene where he wakes up has a voiceover involving Kayla Silverfox from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** Much like Silverfox, Logan's new love interest Mariko also brings up a legend about a "kuzuri", a.k.a. the "wolverine."
** [[spoiler:Wolverine flatlines once again after having surgery done to him]], just like in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', although this time it's done by himself.
** The post-credits scene where [[spoiler:Magneto and Xavier]] arrive to recruit Logan mirrors their brief encounter from decades earlier in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** [[spoiler:Professor X]] reminds Logan of their meeting in ''Film/XMen1''.
--->"As I told you a long time ago, [[spoiler:you're not the only one with gifts.]]"



** While most of the film has Wolverine remembering Jean, the scene where he wakes up has a voiceover involving Kayla Silverfox from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** When the ghost of Jean was jealous of Mariko, she reminds Wolverine that all the women he loves die. Silver Fox, his love from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', also died in that film.
** The post-credits scene where [[spoiler: Magneto and Xavier]] arrive to recruit Logan mirrors their brief encounter from decades earlier in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** [[spoiler:Wolverine flatlines once again after having surgery done to him]], just like ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', though this time by it's done by himself.

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** While most of the film has Wolverine remembering Jean, the scene where he wakes up has a voiceover involving Kayla Silverfox from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** When the ghost of Jean was is jealous of Mariko, she reminds Wolverine that all the women he loves die. Silver Fox, Kayla Silverfox, his love from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', also died in that film.
** The post-credits scene where [[spoiler: Magneto and Xavier]] arrive to recruit Logan mirrors their brief encounter from decades earlier in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** [[spoiler:Wolverine flatlines once again after having surgery done to him]], just like ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', though this time by it's done by himself.
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** Also a subtle one to ''X2'', as in the movie William Striker said that the only way to make the otherwise indestructible Adamantium malleable was to superheat it. Guess how Wolverine's claws get cut off.
** Much like Silverfox, Logan's new love interest Mariko also brings up a legend about a "kuzuri", a.k.a. the "wolverine."
** ComicBook/{{Storm}} can be seen briefly on a photo in a file.

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** Also a A subtle one to ''X2'', ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', as in the movie William Striker said that the only way to make the otherwise indestructible Adamantium malleable was to superheat it. Guess how Wolverine's claws get cut off.
** Much like Silverfox, Logan's new love interest Mariko also brings up a legend about a "kuzuri", a.k.a. the "wolverine."
**
Professor X and ComicBook/{{Storm}} can be seen briefly on a photo in a file.



* MetalDetectorCheckpoint:
** When Logan is scanned by Ichir&#333's security guards, he explains away the constant beeping of their devices as his hip replacement.
** Logan requests a pat-down rather than have to deal with the inevitable difficulties that would arise from trying to go through one of these at the airport.



* UnreliableNarrator: There's definitely a whiff of this with regards to how Logan over-romanticizes his relationship with Jean Grey when she appears in his dreams/visions. In the first two X-Men movies, their interactions didn't really go beyond some flirting and a kiss (we're excluding his make-out session with [[SplitPersonality the Phoenix]]).

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* UnreliableNarrator: UnreliableExpositor: There's definitely a whiff of this with regards to how Logan over-romanticizes his relationship with Jean Grey when she appears in his dreams/visions. In the first two X-Men movies, their interactions didn't really go beyond some flirting and a kiss (we're excluding his make-out session with [[SplitPersonality the Phoenix]]).
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* BaitAndSwitchBoss: The Viper is implied through most of the film to be the BigBad, or at least a serious {{Dragon}}, but in the end is dispatched rather anticlimactically with a DisneyVillainDeath in a brief DesignatedGirlFight after the reveal of TheManBehindTheMan.
29th Feb '16 4:47:08 PM johnnye
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** Averted by Logan, who calls himself The Wolverine during his fight with Shingen.

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** Averted by Logan, who early on disavows the Wolverine identity as a sign of having [[RetiredBadass left heroism behind]], but calls himself The Wolverine again during his fight with Shingen.
29th Feb '16 10:11:27 AM dangerdan97
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* TelevisionGeography: Wolverine and Mariko flee on foot from the attack on the funeral held at the Zojoji Temple, located near Tokyo Tower, and Mariko then says goodbye at Ueno Station. Which means that they ran for about 7 kilometers, while at the same time passing by half a dozen other train stations on the way, from where they could've ridden directly to Ueno. Not only that, they go , which is about 7 km from both endpoints, meaning that they travelled almost 14 kilometers in the space of a couple of minutes.

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* TelevisionGeography: Wolverine and Mariko flee on foot from the attack on the funeral held at the Zojoji Temple, located near Tokyo Tower, and Mariko then says goodbye at Ueno Station. Which means that they ran for about 7 kilometers, while at the same time passing by half a dozen other train stations on the way, from where they could've ridden directly to Ueno. Not only that, they go , which is about 7 km from both endpoints, meaning that they travelled almost 14 kilometers in the space of a couple of minutes.
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