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* DualWielding: In the first film, one of the vampire lieutenants decides the best way to fight a hulking werewolf in an environment with many projections and obstructions is to uncoil a pair of silver razored whips. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out when one of his whips gets wrapped around one of the projecting pieces of structure.]]. Viktor also whips out a pair of large knives from his sleeves during his battle with Selene. In Awakening, David has a go-at-it, using Soren's silver razor whip and a throwing blade. Surprisingly, He does pretty well with it, until he gets tackled by a Lycan. And of course, Selene and her two pistols.

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* DualWielding: In the first film, one of the vampire lieutenants decides the best way to fight a hulking werewolf in an environment with many projections and obstructions is to uncoil a pair of silver razored whips. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out when one of his whips gets wrapped around one of the projecting pieces of structure.]]. Viktor also whips out a pair of large knives from his sleeves during his battle with Selene. In Awakening, ''Awakening'', David has a go-at-it, using Soren's silver razor whip and a throwing blade. Surprisingly, He does pretty well with it, until he gets tackled by a Lycan. And of course, Selene and her two pistols.



** Best illustrated in the second film, when Selene suffers severe burns from short-term exposure to the sun, which are gone minutes later. Both Lycans and Vampires are capable of accelerating their rate of recovery by consuming blood. [[spoiler: Markus was able to replenish the amount of blood He had used up to accelerate his recovery, by devouring an entire stable full of horses, and Selene was able to heal her head wound and force out a silver bullet, by drinking the blood of an Antigen delivery guard.]]

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** Best illustrated in the second film, when Selene suffers severe burns from short-term exposure to the sun, which are gone minutes later. Both Lycans and Vampires are capable of accelerating their rate of recovery by consuming blood. [[spoiler: Markus Marcus was able to replenish the amount of blood He had used up to accelerate his recovery, by devouring an entire stable full of horses, and Selene was able to heal her head wound and force out a silver bullet, by drinking the blood of an Antigen delivery guard.]]



* TheMasquerade: It's revealed in the second film that Sir Derek Jacobi and his merry men have been following the vampires around and cleaning up their mess. They even mention bribing witnesses to keep their mouths shut. [[spoiler:The fact that Markus kills all of them is probably what led to the BrokenMasquerade.]]

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* TheMasquerade: It's revealed in the second film that Sir Derek Jacobi and his merry men have been following the vampires around and cleaning up their mess. They even mention bribing witnesses to keep their mouths shut. [[spoiler:The fact that Markus Marcus kills all of them is probably what led to the BrokenMasquerade.]]



* MonsterProgenitor: William Corvinus is the Progenitor of all Lycans. Markus Corvinus, his brother, is the progenitor of all Vampires. Unlike other Lycans, William cannot change back to a human. Markus, unlike other vampires, is capable of changing form to that of a vampire with bat wings, giving him flight; but only after he becomes a hybrid. The strain of Lycans that retain their sentience and are capable of shifting at will appear to all be 'descended' from Lucian.

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* MonsterProgenitor: William Corvinus is the Progenitor of all Lycans. Markus Marcus Corvinus, his brother, is the progenitor of all Vampires. Unlike other Lycans, William cannot change back to a human. Markus, Marcus, unlike other vampires, is capable of changing form to that of a vampire with bat wings, giving him flight; but only after he becomes a hybrid. The strain of Lycans that retain their sentience and are capable of shifting at will appear to all be 'descended' from Lucian.



* MundaneUtility: In Awakening, Selene uses her boot knife to as an impromptu key to start and drive a van, and Quint used the powers of PartialTransformation, to transform right hand into a massive set of claws to slice the cables inside of the elevator shaft where Selene and a random Lycan had fallen. Michael uses the same method in Underworld Evolution, to open paint cans to cover up the windows inside of the garage He and Selene took refugee inside of during the day, and even switched over his eyes to see in the dark and brought out of his fangs and claws reflexively. Markus used his wings to impale and pin people without having to do much of anything else.

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* MundaneUtility: In Awakening, Selene uses her boot knife to as an impromptu key to start and drive a van, and Quint used the powers of PartialTransformation, to transform right hand into a massive set of claws to slice the cables inside of the elevator shaft where Selene and a random Lycan had fallen. Michael uses the same method in Underworld Evolution, to open paint cans to cover up the windows inside of the garage He and Selene took refugee inside of during the day, and even switched over his eyes to see in the dark and brought out of his fangs and claws reflexively. Markus Marcus used his wings to impale and pin people without having to do much of anything else.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Lucian and Kraven were planning to broker a peace treaty between the vampires and lycans before Selene interfered. Markus also wouldn't have become a hybrid, and humanity wouldn't have found out about the existence of immortals.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Lucian and Kraven were planning to broker a peace treaty between the vampires and lycans before Selene interfered. Markus Marcus also wouldn't have become a hybrid, and humanity wouldn't have found out about the existence of immortals.]]



** Markus, original vampire, has a magazine emptied into his face (courtesy of Selene) and then crushed between a truck and a cliff-side. He shrugs it off. Selene is only able to kill him after impaling him through the head, with his own razor wing, and throwing him into helicopter blades. WordOfGod is that while the HelicopterBlender killed him, he would have recovered from the impaled head. Michael is [[ImpaledwithExtremePrejudice impaled on a pipe]], which does seem to kill; only for him to be OnlyMostlyDead.

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** Markus, Marcus, original vampire, has a magazine emptied into his face (courtesy of Selene) and then crushed between a truck and a cliff-side. He shrugs it off. Selene is only able to kill him after impaling him through the head, with his own razor wing, and throwing him into helicopter blades. WordOfGod is that while the HelicopterBlender killed him, he would have recovered from the impaled head. Michael is [[ImpaledwithExtremePrejudice impaled on a pipe]], which does seem to kill; only for him to be OnlyMostlyDead.



* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, Markus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all Lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she immediately sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Viktor believed it enough to not risk it. By the time killing William would have been a viable way to take care of the Lycans, Viktor no longer had the key to his prison, so he had no way of testing the theory.
* NotSoDifferent: Alexander Corvinus gives both this and a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Selene when she asks him for help killing Markus. For her response, see CallingTheOldManOut.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, Markus Marcus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all Lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she immediately sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Viktor believed it enough to not risk it. By the time killing William would have been a viable way to take care of the Lycans, Viktor no longer had the key to his prison, so he had no way of testing the theory.
* NotSoDifferent: Alexander Corvinus gives both this and a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Selene when she asks him for help killing Markus.Marcus. For her response, see CallingTheOldManOut.



* PartialTransformation: Lucian can give himself fangs to bite someone without fully transforming. Even more practically, the beefed-up lycan in ''Awakening'' can transform his hand to acquire sharp claws. Michael also did the same as well, and Markus liked using his wings to stab people and pin them in place. Selene used her glowing blue eyes to intimidate a truck driver into leaving his truck.

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* PartialTransformation: Lucian can give himself fangs to bite someone without fully transforming. Even more practically, the beefed-up lycan in ''Awakening'' can transform his hand to acquire sharp claws. Michael also did the same as well, and Markus Marcus liked using his wings to stab people and pin them in place. Selene used her glowing blue eyes to intimidate a truck driver into leaving his truck.



* PolarOppositeTwins: Markus and William were twin brothers, yet wound up as different breeds of supernatural creature. It's {{Hand Wave}}d as having their viruses interact with different animal DNA (one is bitten by a wolf; the other - by a bat).

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* PolarOppositeTwins: Markus Marcus and William were twin brothers, yet wound up as different breeds of supernatural creature. It's {{Hand Wave}}d as having their Their viruses interact interacted with different animal DNA (one is bitten by a wolf; the other - by a bat).



** Elders and Hybrids have been shown to have incredible levels of strength above that. Markus [[spoiler: was able to pull a goddamn helicopter out of the sky with a small amount of effort, Michael was able to rip off William's head as if it was attached with tape, and Viktor was able to go toe to toe with Michael, only surpassing him due to experience and tenacity. Selene herself got into the action, killing two random Vampires with blows to the head(and into a wall with one of them), being able to go toe to toe with Markus and winning(due to being infused with blood from Alexander Corvinus) and tackling a moving van like a linebacker.]]

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** Elders and Hybrids have been shown to have incredible levels of strength above that. Markus Marcus [[spoiler: was able to pull a goddamn helicopter out of the sky with a small amount of effort, Michael was able to rip off William's head as if it was attached with tape, and Viktor was able to go toe to toe with Michael, only surpassing him due to experience and tenacity. Selene herself got into the action, killing two random Vampires with blows to the head(and into a wall with one of them), being able to go toe to toe with Markus Marcus and winning(due to being infused with blood from Alexander Corvinus) and tackling a moving van like a linebacker.]]



** [[spoiler: Kraven]] meets his end to Markus this way.

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** [[spoiler: Kraven]] meets his end to Markus Marcus this way.
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* ''Underworld: Evolution'' (2006) picks up immediately where the first movie ended, with Selene and Michael on the run from Marcus, the father of all vampires. Luckily, they are helped by Marcus' immortal father, who is just as interested in stopping him as they are.

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* ''Underworld: Evolution'' (2006) picks up immediately where the first movie ended, with Selene and Michael on the run from Marcus, the father of all vampires. Luckily, they are helped by Marcus' Marcus's immortal father, who is just as interested in stopping him as they are.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Victor's sword, which Selene uses against him.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Victor's Viktor's sword, which Selene uses against him.



** Played with with Victor and Marcus in ''Underworld Evolution'', but it has nothing to do with Victor hating being a vampire. On the contrary, Marcus's bite saved his life, and now Victor wants all the power of the coven for himself. He even rewrote the vampire history to make himself appear the progenitor and forbade anyone from trying to find the truth. Marcus's hate for his own immortal father has to do with Alexander refusing to accept his sons as they are. Nobody seems to hate being an immortal, despite the drawbacks.
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Selene after she discovers that it was Victor, not the lycans, who killed her family]].

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** Played with with Victor Viktor and Marcus in ''Underworld Evolution'', but it has nothing to do with Victor Viktor hating being a vampire. On the contrary, Marcus's bite saved his life, and now Victor Viktor wants all the power of the coven for himself. He even rewrote the vampire history to make himself appear the progenitor and forbade anyone from trying to find the truth. Marcus's hate for his own immortal father has to do with Alexander refusing to accept his sons as they are. Nobody seems to hate being an immortal, despite the drawbacks.
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Selene after she discovers that it was Victor, Viktor, not the lycans, Lycans, who killed her family]].



* ImmuneToBullets: Not exactly, but they don't seem to be very effective. Older werewolves can just push them out of their flesh (or skull, in Lucian's case), and vampires seem able to survive all sorts of impalements. In the second film, Selene takes a shotgun blast to the torso without visible injury, and Marcus survives five or six such shots in a row and is only slowed down with minor bleeding. Silver bullets do kill lycans, but they can heal from it. The silver nitrate liquid rounds kill them very quickly; and the UV bullets are similarly effective against vampires. Marcus can shrug them off ''because he's that tough'', and Selene's corset may be bulletproof.\\

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* ImmuneToBullets: Not exactly, but they don't seem to be very effective. Older werewolves can just push them out of their flesh (or skull, in Lucian's case), and vampires seem able to survive all sorts of impalements. In the second film, Selene takes a shotgun blast to the torso without visible injury, and Marcus survives five or six such shots in a row and is only slowed down with minor bleeding. Silver bullets do kill lycans, Lycans, but they can heal from it. The silver nitrate liquid rounds kill them very quickly; and the UV bullets are similarly effective against vampires. Marcus can shrug them off ''because he's that tough'', and Selene's corset may be bulletproof.\\



* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, Markus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she immediately sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Victor believed it enough to not risk it. By the time killing William would have been a viable way to take care of the lycans, Victor no longer had the key to his prison, so he had no way of testing the theory.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, Markus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all lycans--thus Lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she immediately sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Victor Viktor believed it enough to not risk it. By the time killing William would have been a viable way to take care of the lycans, Victor Lycans, Viktor no longer had the key to his prison, so he had no way of testing the theory.



* ObviouslyEvil: Comes up a lot, really. Even more morally grey characters like Selene and [[spoiler: Lucian]] have nothing on the likes of Kraven and [[spoiler: Victor.]]

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* ObviouslyEvil: Comes up a lot, really. Even more morally grey characters like Selene and [[spoiler: Lucian]] have nothing on the likes of Kraven and [[spoiler: Victor.Viktor.]]



* SlobsVersusSnobs: Werewolves are the Slobs, living in a derelict industrial complex, wearing earth tones, long hair, PermaStubble, and generally being gritty/dirty. Vampires are all pale, wear almost exclusively blacks and reds, are immaculately groomed, beautiful, and live in a decadent Victorian manor... while being arrogant {{jerkass}}es. [[{{Muggle}} Regular humanity]] is shown to be generally somewhere in between, though closer to the lycans in terms of their conventional, everyman aesthetic. [[spoiler:Coincidentally, this also explains how the lycans were able to embed themselves with some relatively ease into human society in ''Awakening''.]]

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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Werewolves are the Slobs, living in a derelict industrial complex, wearing earth tones, long hair, PermaStubble, and generally being gritty/dirty. Vampires are all pale, wear almost exclusively blacks and reds, are immaculately groomed, beautiful, and live in a decadent Victorian manor... while being arrogant {{jerkass}}es. [[{{Muggle}} Regular humanity]] is shown to be generally somewhere in between, though closer to the lycans Lycans in terms of their conventional, everyman aesthetic. [[spoiler:Coincidentally, this also explains how the lycans Lycans were able to embed themselves with some relatively ease into human society in ''Awakening''.]]
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*** Which also raises a plothole, Marcus had more than enough time to give William some blood, seeing as the Hybrid Transformation apparently takes minutes.
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* CasualHighDrop: At the beginning of ''Underworld'' the vampire Selene is kneeling on the edge of a balcony. She jumps off and falls a long way to the ground, lands on her feet and just walks away.
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Averted. In ''Underworld'', it is mentioned that Vampires have successfully created synthetic plasma, which allows them to sustain themselves without feeding on humans. Selene mentions that the company manufacturing the substitute is waiting for government approval to mass-market it.
13th Jul '16 12:13:24 AM Dravencour
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* ''Undrworld: 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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* ''Undrworld: ''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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