History Film / Underworld

17th Feb '17 11:54:33 PM FlecktarnWolf
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* OnceAnEpisode: Someone is going to have their head bisected, vertically, diagonally, or horizontally once per film.
** (In)famously in the first film, with [[spoiler: Viktor's [[DelayedCasuality belated demise]].]]
** In the anime ''Endless Wars'', [[spoiler: the second of the lycan brothers to Selene's sword]]
** Michael [[spoiler: rips the top half of William's head off with his bare hands]] in ''Evolution''
** ''Rise of the Lycans'' uses this twice with random werewolf mooks in the first and last battles.
** Eve splits an attacking Lycan's head in half vertically with her bare hands, in ''Awakening'' [[spoiler: much like her father Michael]].
** David gets in on the action in ''Blood Wars'', [[UpToEleven taking up several notches by]] [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe just cutting the poor guy in half]].
9th Feb '17 2:34:51 AM FlecktarnWolf
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* BloodlessCarnage: While the movies don't shy away from gore, [[spoiler:William's above-the-jaw decapitation has no blood spatter what-so-ever, just dry meat.]] This is particularly odd, due to behind the scenes interviews with the prop makers noting that they'd used blood pumps.
1st Feb '17 7:51:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AbnormalAmmo: Silver bullets are to be expected, but special liquid silver nitrate bullets are used to prevent the projectiles from being easily removed. The Lycans, for their part, have developed UV rounds for use against the vamps. In fact, the UV rounds came first.

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* AbnormalAmmo: [[SilverBullet Silver bullets bullets]] are to be expected, but special liquid silver nitrate bullets are used to prevent the projectiles from being easily removed. The Lycans, for their part, have developed UV rounds for use against the vamps. In fact, the UV rounds came first.
3rd Jan '17 7:40:55 PM Stevebob
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* AvengingTheVillain: Part of [[spoiler: Semira's]] motivation is avenging Viktor, the BigBad of the original film.
3rd Jan '17 6:21:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* FollowTheLeader: The setting was similar enough to White Wolf's ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' tabletop RPG that there was a legal fracas over it around the time of the first film's release. Otherwise, the film is generally thought of as ''Film/TheMatrix'' with vampires and werewolves.
1st Jan '17 5:33:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* WrittenByTheWinners: Viktor rewrote vampire history to appear as if he was the original vampire, when, in fact, it was another Elder, Marcus. While he is quite willing to acknowledge the legend that vampires and werewolves came from the brother Corvinus ("One bit by a bat, the other bit by a wolf"), but he makes fun of it, probably to diminish the connection between Lycans and Vampires. On the other hand, he's quite willing to rewrite [[spoiler:his murder of Selene's entire family]]. Selene [[GenreSavvy shows signs of being aware of this]]. She recognizes that Kraven is not enough of a warrior to have actually killed Lucian, but as the only survivor could claim that he did. She also initially comments that the Lycans started the war, but then admits that that is what is said anyway. By the second film, she's (accurately) assumed virtually everything Viktor has said is a lie.

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* WrittenByTheWinners: WrittenByTheWinners:
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Viktor rewrote vampire history to appear as if he was the original vampire, when, in fact, it was another Elder, Marcus. While he is quite willing to acknowledge the legend that vampires and werewolves came from the brother Corvinus ("One bit by a bat, the other bit by a wolf"), but he makes fun of it, probably to diminish the connection between Lycans and Vampires. On the other hand, he's quite willing to rewrite [[spoiler:his murder of Selene's entire family]]. Selene [[GenreSavvy shows signs of being aware of this]]. She recognizes that Kraven is not enough of a warrior to have actually killed Lucian, but as the only survivor could claim that he did. She also initially comments that the Lycans started the war, but then admits that that is what is said anyway. By the second film, she's (accurately) assumed virtually everything Viktor has said is a lie.
1st Jan '17 4:03:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ZeroGSpot: In ''Rise of the Lycans'', a vampire and a lycan have gravity-defying sex, hanging off the edge of a cliff.

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* ZeroGSpot: In ''Rise of the Lycans'', a A vampire and a lycan have gravity-defying sex, hanging off the edge of a cliff.
17th Dec '16 11:48:00 PM Stevebob
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* BigBadEnsemble: There's Lucian (who is revealed to be more of an [[spoiler: AntiVillain]], the treacherous [[TheStarscream Kraven]] and as it turns out [[spoiler: Viktor]].


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** It's possible that they believe the 'Infection' is over - they believed Lycans to be extinct during ''Awakening'' and the Vampires may have gotten smarter about keeping their activities hidden. Selene and David are also immune to sunlight and so can blend in very easily the humans.


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* BigBadEnsemble: Marius, the Lycan's leader, and Semira, the ambitious Vampire leader.
16th Dec '16 10:51:02 AM MarcoPolo250
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* ''Underworld: Blood Wars'' (2017) is a direct sequel to ''Awakening'' and features Selene and David from that film taking on a new threat. Trent Garrett [[TheOtherDarrin replaces Scott Speedman]] as Michael Corvin.


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* ''Underworld: Blood Wars'' (2017) is a direct sequel to ''Awakening'' and features Selene and David from that film taking on a new threat. Trent Garrett [[TheOtherDarrin replaces Scott Speedman]] Speedman as Michael Corvin.

13th Dec '16 3:32:39 AM Sumatris
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* DualWielding: David has a go at-it, using Soren's silver razor whip and a throwing blade. Surprisingly, he does pretty well with it, at least until he gets tackled by a lycan.

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* DualWielding: David has a go at-it, at it, using Soren's silver razor whip and a throwing blade. Surprisingly, he does pretty well with it, at least until he gets tackled by a lycan.



* DaywalkingVampire: What Semira plans to become when she discovers that Selene and David are immune to sunlight. During the near end of the film, she drinks Selene's blood that she had drained from her during Selene's temporary imprisonment, and when she battles David, one of the protective screens on the compounds windows opens and she is bathed in sunlight without any harm. However, she doesn't get to live long enough to enjoy her newfound immunity, as she becomes too distracted in her amazement that David runs his sword through the back of her head.

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* DaywalkingVampire: What Semira plans to become when she discovers that Selene and David are immune to sunlight. During [[spoiler:During the near end of the film, she drinks Selene's blood that she had drained from her during Selene's temporary imprisonment, and when she battles David, one of the protective screens on the compounds windows opens and she is bathed in sunlight without any harm. However, she doesn't get to live long enough to enjoy her newfound immunity, as she becomes too distracted in her amazement that David runs his sword through the back of her head.]]
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