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* OhCrap: Selene and Michael in when they realize that dawn is on the horizon.

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* OhCrap: Selene and Michael in when they realize that dawn is on the horizon.
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* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Very nearly averted in - the helicopter shown in long-shots is a modified SA 360 Dauphin that just happens to [[TheCoconutEffect sound like]] a Huey. Unfortunately, sometime between the helicopter landing and TheSquad piling out the back, it's turned into a Huey anyway. In an apparent compromise, the prop used after it inevitably crashes and turns into a HelicopterBlender looks like some unholy fusion between the two.

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* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Very nearly averted in - the helicopter shown in long-shots is a modified SA 360 Dauphin that just happens to [[TheCoconutEffect sound like]] a Huey. Unfortunately, sometime between the helicopter landing and TheSquad piling out the back, it's turned into a Huey anyway. In an apparent compromise, the prop used after it inevitably crashes and turns into a HelicopterBlender looks like some unholy fusion between the two.
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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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* CasualHighDrop: At During the beginning of ''Underworld'' opening narration, 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.



* CurbStompBattle: Selene versus the two female vamp mooks in the second film. Let's see, you have a Death Dealer with 600 years' worth of experience in killing huge lupine beasts. In the other corner, you have two recently-turned vamps with no combat experience whatsoever whose only purpose appears to be entertainment for their maker. As established in the first and second films, as immortals age, they get stronger.
* 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.
* DomesticAbuse: Kraven's treatment of Selene in the first movie runs like an abusive relationship. He's very controlling, demands absolute obedience from her, and is essentially powerless when Selene stands up to him.
* 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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* CurbStompBattle: Selene versus the two female vamp mooks in the second film. Let's see, you have a Death Dealer with 600 years' worth of experience in killing huge lupine beasts. In the other corner, you have two recently-turned vamps with no combat experience whatsoever whose only purpose appears to be entertainment for their maker. As established in the first and second films, as immortals age, they get stronger.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Averted. In ''Underworld'', it 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.
* DomesticAbuse: Kraven's treatment of Selene in the first movie runs like an abusive relationship. He's very controlling, demands absolute obedience from her, and is essentially powerless when Selene stands up to him.
* DualWielding: In the first film, Soren, one of the vampire lieutenants 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.Selene]]. And of course, Selene and her two pistols.



** The werewolf doctor in ''Underworld'' has a family tree showing the dates for the Corvinus family dating back to the 5th century AD with Marcus Corvinus.
* TheGhost: Marcus in the first movie. He's only mentioned as one of the three vampire elders, who was supposed to take power before Selene awakened Viktor instead. We don't actually see him until ''Evolution'', where we learn how important he really is to the series' backstory.

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** The werewolf doctor in ''Underworld'' has a family tree showing the dates for the Corvinus family dating back to the 5th century AD with Marcus Corvinus.
* TheGhost: Marcus in the first movie.Marcus. He's only mentioned as one of the three vampire elders, who was supposed to take power before Selene awakened Viktor instead. We don't actually see him until ''Evolution'', where we learn how important he really is to the series' backstory.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Viktor, letting Selene live and turn her into a vampire, because she reminds him so much of Sonja, only to end up [[spoiler:getting killed by his "daughter"]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Viktor, letting Selene live and turn turning her into a vampire, vampire because she reminds him so much of his late daughter Sonja, only to end up [[spoiler:getting killed by his "daughter"]].surrogate child]].



* SafetyInMuggles: It's subverted in the first film when Lycans attack a subway station trying to kidnap Michael. In fact, it's {{Discuss|edTrope}} by the vampires as being a big deal precisely ''because'' it's normally played straight.

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* SafetyInMuggles: It's subverted in the first film Subverted when Lycans attack a subway station trying to try and kidnap Michael. In fact, it's {{Discuss|edTrope}} discussed by the vampires as being a big deal precisely ''because'' it's normally played straight.



* StairwellChase: In the first film, when the Lycans find Michael and Selene's safe house.

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* StairwellChase: In the first film, when When the Lycans find Michael Michael's and Selene's safe house.



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Played straight with [[spoiler: Kraven]] in the same film. He's killed by Marcus almost immediately and forgotten about.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Happens in the first movie when a death-dealer simply stands idly by as a Lycan transforms. [[GenreBlind Bad idea]]!

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Played straight with [[spoiler: Kraven]] in the same film. He's killed by Marcus almost immediately and forgotten about.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Happens in the first movie when a death-dealer simply stands idly by as a Lycan transforms. [[GenreBlind Bad idea]]!



* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: when Selene tells Michael about the werewolves and the vampires.

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* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: when When Selene tells Michael about the werewolves and the vampires.



* WomanScorned: Erika helps Selene escape the house in the first film once she overhears that Kraven is planning to make her his queen.

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* WomanScorned: Erika helps Selene escape the house in the first film once houseonce she overhears that Kraven is planning to make her his queen.


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* CurbStompBattle: Selene versus the two female vamp mooks. Let's see, you have a Death Dealer with 600 years' worth of experience in killing huge lupine beasts. In the other corner, you have two recently-turned vamps with no combat experience whatsoever whose only purpose appears to be entertainment for their maker. As established in the first and second films, as immortals age, they get stronger.


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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Played straight with [[spoiler: Kraven]]. He's killed by Marcus almost immediately and forgotten about.


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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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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Too many instances to list. It's never been more blatant in the entire series than it is in ''Blood Wars''.
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* WouldHitAGirl: Kraven gives Selene a vicious slap to the face.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Kraven gives Selene a vicious slap to the face. Later, Viktor grabs Selene by the neck and hurls her across the room when he discovers [[spoiler:her attempting to turn Michael instead of killing him as she was ordered]].



* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Selene and Michael's infamously awkward sex scene in ''Underworld: Evolution''. The way their bodies are positioned, Michael is basically making love to Selene's stomach, though they were sensible enough to photoshop out his penis. This scene is particularly awkward when you realize that Kate Beckinsale is married to the director, who obviously would have been watching the whole time. To quote Mrs. Beckinsale during an interview about this very scene: "...if they move, then itís terribly embarrassing, but if it doesnít move itís terribly insulting and you think theyíre gay. So he lashed it to his leg, tied it in three knots and... I think was in physical torment as well as everything else"

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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Selene and Michael's infamously awkward sex scene in ''Underworld: Evolution''.scene. The way their bodies are positioned, Michael is basically making love to Selene's stomach, though they were sensible enough to photoshop out his penis. This scene is particularly awkward when you realize that Kate Beckinsale is married to the director, who obviously would have been watching the whole time. To quote Mrs. Beckinsale during an interview about this very scene: "...if they move, then itís terribly embarrassing, but if it doesnít move itís terribly insulting and you think theyíre gay. So he lashed it to his leg, tied it in three knots and... I think was in physical torment as well as everything else"



* CallingTheOldManOut: Selene in ''Evolution'' to Alexander Corvinus, in response to his NotSoDifferent lecture.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Selene in ''Evolution'' to Alexander Corvinus, in response to his NotSoDifferent lecture.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Kraven is rather unceremoniously killed by Marcus]], right at the beginning of ''Underworld: Evolution''. A rather mundane death for someone who played a major role in the first film.
* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Very nearly averted in ''Evolution'' - the helicopter shown in long-shots is a modified SA 360 Dauphin that just happens to [[TheCoconutEffect sound like]] a Huey. Unfortunately, sometime between the helicopter landing and TheSquad piling out the back, it's turned into a Huey anyway. In an apparent compromise, the prop used after it inevitably crashes and turns into a HelicopterBlender looks like some unholy fusion between the two.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Kraven is rather unceremoniously killed by Marcus]], Marcus]] right at the beginning of ''Underworld: Evolution''.the movie. A rather mundane death for someone who played a major role in the first film.
* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Very nearly averted in ''Evolution'' - the helicopter shown in long-shots is a modified SA 360 Dauphin that just happens to [[TheCoconutEffect sound like]] a Huey. Unfortunately, sometime between the helicopter landing and TheSquad piling out the back, it's turned into a Huey anyway. In an apparent compromise, the prop used after it inevitably crashes and turns into a HelicopterBlender looks like some unholy fusion between the two.



* {{Gorn}}: There's a scene in ''Evolution'' where an exiled vamp is having a threesome. One of his partners bites him. [[HemoErotic Bleeding just made it hotter]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the second film, [[spoiler:Selene rips off one of Marcus's spiked wings and stabs him with it.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Played with with Viktor and Marcus in ''Underworld Evolution'', but it has nothing to do with Viktor hating being a vampire. On the contrary, Marcus's bite saved his life, and now 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.

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* {{Gorn}}: There's a scene in ''Evolution'' where an exiled vamp is having a threesome. One of his partners bites him. [[HemoErotic Bleeding just made it hotter]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the second film, [[spoiler:Selene rips off one of Marcus's spiked wings and stabs him with it.]]
* IHateYouVampireDad: Played with with Viktor and Marcus in ''Underworld Evolution'', Marcus, but it has nothing to do with Viktor hating being a vampire. On the contrary, Marcus's Marcus' bite saved his life, and now 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 Marcus' 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.



* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, 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.

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* MundaneUtility: Michael uses his power of PartialTransformation to open paint cans to cover up the windows inside of the garage he and Selene took refugee in during the day, and even switched over his eyes to see in the dark and brought out of his fangs and claws reflexively. Marcus uses his wings to impale and pin people without having to do much of anything else.
* NoOntologicalInertia: As the first vampire, 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 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.



* OhCrap: Selene and Michael in the ''Evolution'' when they realize that dawn is on the horizon.

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* OhCrap: Selene and Michael in the ''Evolution'' when they realize that dawn is on the horizon.



* RemovedAchillesHeel: It happens during the climax of Evolution, Selene gains immunity to UV radiation (and thus sunlight) [[spoiler: by drinking Alexander Corvinus' blood and becoming a vampire-Immortal hybrid]].

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* RemovedAchillesHeel: It happens during During the climax of Evolution, the movie, Selene gains immunity to UV radiation (and thus sunlight) [[spoiler: by drinking Alexander Corvinus' blood and becoming a vampire-Immortal hybrid]].



* AnachronismStew: ''Rise of the Lycans'', in which the vampire nobles (the women, at least) seem to be wearing modern evening wear, some even featuring bare midriffs. The date and setting of the film is inexact, but it is clearly supposed to be a medieval setting (the early 13th century according to the novelizations). This is even more jarring when the vampires are shown alongside their human serfs...who wear attire that's actually fitting for the era.
* BadassNormal: Raze when still human. First thing he does when confronted with one of the wild and feral Werewolves? Punches the damn thing down.

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* AnachronismStew: ''Rise of the Lycans'', in which the The vampire nobles (the women, at least) seem to be wearing modern evening wear, some even featuring [[BareYourMidriff bare midriffs.midriffs]]. The date and setting of the film is inexact, but it is clearly supposed to be a medieval setting (the early 13th century according to the novelizations). This is even more jarring when the vampires are shown alongside their human serfs...who wear attire that's actually fitting for the era.
* BadassNormal: Raze when still human. First thing he does when confronted with one of the wild and feral Werewolves? Punches Punch the damn thing down.



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: A silver mine owner in ''Rise of the Lycans'' refuses to pay tribute to Viktor in exchange for clearing his silver mine, as Viktor's forces can barely protect their own lands. Viktor of course kills him for the insult.
* FauxActionGirl: Sonja in ''Rise of the Lycans.'' Despite being the leader of the Death Dealers, Sonja needs almost constant rescuing.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Viktor again in ''Rise of the Lycans''. When Lucian is born, he gets the feeling that he should kill the infant, but doesn't, leading to the following exchange:

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: A silver mine owner in ''Rise of the Lycans'' refuses to pay tribute to Viktor in exchange for clearing his silver mine, as Viktor's forces can barely protect their own lands. Viktor of course kills him for the insult.
* FauxActionGirl: Sonja in ''Rise of the Lycans.'' Sonja. Despite being the leader of the Death Dealers, Sonja she needs almost constant rescuing.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Viktor again in ''Rise of the Lycans''.again. When Lucian is born, he gets the feeling that he should kill the infant, but doesn't, leading to the following exchange:



* IllKillYou: '' Underworld Rise Of The Lycans'':

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* IllKillYou: '' Underworld Rise Of The Lycans'':Invoked:



* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Sonja and Lucian in ''Rise of the Lycans''. The [[FurAgainstFang never-ending feud]] between vampires and werewolves becomes a full-out war because of Viktor's refusal to accept their relationship.
* ATasteOfTheLash: In ''Rise of the Lycans'', after capturing Lucian, Viktor subjects him to thirty lashes for betraying his trust, with even one lash being brutal enough to Lucian, and Viktor makes it clear that he wants Lucian to suffer even after the first twenty-one lashes, even forbidding Sonja, his own daughter, from intervening on pain of serious punishment. A KickTheDog moment if there ever was one. Lucian later gets whipped again, by Soren, with Sonja chained to a post and forced to watch before she [[spoiler: is put to death via sunlight]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A retro-active example: Kraven was obviously "cleaning up Viktor's messes" during the time of Rise of the Lycans, which takes place literally ''months'' before Selene's family is murdered, yet he doesn't appear or even get mentioned at all. Heck, even ''Soren'', who has one of the least prominent roles in the series, appears briefly in the prequel.
* WouldHitAGirl: The first thing Viktor does when he arrives on the scene during Lucian's attempt to rescue Sonja...flat out punch her in the face. In the first film, he grabs Selene by the neck and hurls her across a room when he discovers her attempting to turn Michael instead of killing him as she was ordered.

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* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Sonja and Lucian in ''Rise of the Lycans''.Lucian. The [[FurAgainstFang never-ending feud]] between vampires and werewolves becomes a full-out war because of Viktor's refusal to accept their relationship.
* ATasteOfTheLash: In ''Rise of the Lycans'', after After capturing Lucian, Viktor subjects him to thirty lashes for betraying his trust, with even one lash being brutal enough to Lucian, and Viktor makes it clear that he wants Lucian to suffer even after the first twenty-one lashes, even forbidding Sonja, his own daughter, from intervening on pain of serious punishment. A KickTheDog moment if there ever was one. Lucian later gets whipped again, again by Soren, with Sonja chained to a post and forced to watch before she [[spoiler: is put to death via sunlight]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A retro-active example: Kraven was obviously "cleaning up Viktor's messes" during the time of Rise ''Rise of the Lycans, Lycans'', which takes place literally ''months'' before Selene's family is murdered, yet he doesn't appear or even get mentioned at all. Heck, even ''Soren'', who has one of the least prominent roles in the series, appears briefly in the prequel.
* WouldHitAGirl: The first thing Viktor does when he arrives on the scene during Lucian's attempt to rescue Sonja...flat Sonja? Flat out punch her in the face. In the first film, he grabs Selene by the neck and hurls her across a room when he discovers her attempting to turn Michael instead of killing him as she was ordered. face.



* BadassNormal: Detective Sebastian in ''Awakening''. He may look as if he bought his detective outfit at a Halloween costume store, but when the chips are down he still shoots lycans with a double-barrel over and under grenade launcher and survives a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from [[spoiler:Jacob Lane in lycan form.]]
* BulletHoleDoor: Inverted with the bottom of a rapidly descending elevator in ''Awakening''. [[spoiler:The elevator lands on her, but the bullets made the floor weak enough (and she's ''tough enough'') that it doesn't particularly bother her.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: In ''Awakening'' [[spoiler:Eve to Selene, lamenting how she dreamed of this day, only to be met a cold and distant mother. Selene defends herself by pointing out she just spent 12 years cryogenically frozen, woke up to world she doesn't know, the only man she loved is gone, and discovered a daughter she didn't know she had. She insists her heart isn't cold, it's ''broken.'']]
* DemotedToExtra: Michael in ''Awakening''. In a more literal sense, he [[TheOtherDarrin isn't even played by]] Scott Speedman.
* {{Expy}}: Thomas in ''Awakening'' is basically a more cowardly, not-as-evil version of Viktor. Creator/CharlesDance clearly took lessons in being Creator/BillNighy for the part -- just listen to his first line -- ''uh.''
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: In ''Awakening'', while Selene is escaping the lab, a scientist orders his troops not to fire on her, in the hopes of following her to "Subject 2". Later, Selene holds him out a window and interrogates him. After he reveals what he knows, he protests, "I was the one who let you go!" She replies, "[[PreMortemOneLiner I guess this makes us even]]," and [[UnhandThemVillain lets go]] of the scientist.

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* BadassNormal: Detective Sebastian in ''Awakening''.Sebastian. He may look as if he bought his detective outfit at a Halloween costume store, but when the chips are down he still shoots lycans with a double-barrel over and under grenade launcher and survives a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from [[spoiler:Jacob Lane in lycan form.]]
* BulletHoleDoor: Inverted with the bottom of a rapidly descending elevator in ''Awakening''. elevator. [[spoiler:The elevator lands on her, Selene, but the bullets made the floor weak enough (and she's ''tough enough'') that it doesn't particularly bother her.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: In ''Awakening'' [[spoiler:Eve to Selene, lamenting how she dreamed of this day, only to be met by a cold and distant mother. Selene defends herself by pointing out she just spent 12 years cryogenically frozen, woke up to world she doesn't know, the only man she loved is gone, and discovered a daughter she didn't know she had. She insists her heart isn't cold, it's ''broken.'']]
* DemotedToExtra: Michael in ''Awakening''.Michael. In a more literal sense, he [[TheOtherDarrin isn't even played by]] Scott Speedman.
* {{Expy}}: Thomas in ''Awakening'' is basically a more cowardly, not-as-evil version of Viktor. Creator/CharlesDance clearly took lessons in being Creator/BillNighy for the part -- just listen to his first line -- ''uh.''
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: In ''Awakening'', while While Selene is escaping the lab, a scientist orders his troops not to fire on her, in the hopes of following her to "Subject 2". Later, Selene holds him out a window and interrogates him. After he reveals what he knows, he protests, "I was the one who let you go!" She replies, "[[PreMortemOneLiner I guess this makes us even]]," and [[UnhandThemVillain lets go]] of the scientist.



** Dr. Lane in ''Awakening'' [[spoiler:has his neck ripped out through his throat by the hybrid he created.]]
** The super Lycan in the same film is [[spoiler:doomed by his own HealingFactor. See LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe]].
* HumansAreBastards: In ''Awakening''. [[spoiler:Subverted when at least part of the anti-monster purge and subsequent genetic research turns out to be a lycan plot.]] Detective Sebastian in the same movie is also an exception, who's shown to be sympathetic to non-humans. It's later revealed that while his wife had been turned into a vampire, it didn't stop the fact that they still loved each other [[spoiler:until the Feds came around and she elected to step into the sunlight..]]. Contrast overall trope with...

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** Dr. Lane in ''Awakening'' [[spoiler:has his neck ripped out through his throat by the hybrid he created.experimented on for years prior.]]
** The super Lycan in the same film Uber-Lycan is [[spoiler:doomed by his own HealingFactor. See LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe]].
* HumansAreBastards: In ''Awakening''. [[spoiler:Subverted when at least part of the anti-monster purge and subsequent genetic research turns out to be a lycan plot.]] Detective Sebastian in the same movie is also an exception, who's exception when he's shown to be sympathetic to non-humans. It's later revealed that while his wife had been turned into a vampire, it didn't stop the fact that they still loved each other [[spoiler:until the Feds came around and she elected to step into the sunlight..]]. Contrast overall trope with...



* IronicEcho: "It's easier if you don't fight it. Trust me." Spoken first by Jacob Lane to Subject 2 in ''Awakening'' as he is preparing to vivisect her. Repeated in the [[spoiler: opposite direction between the same two characters during the final battle as Lane is dying from the fatal wounds inflicted by Subject 2.]]
* LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe: When Selene is fighting the GiantMook lycan at the end of ''Awakening'', she punches a hole through him [[spoiler:and leaves a grenade inside]] and he announces, as he heals instantly, "I heal instantly!"
* 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. Marcus used his wings to impale and pin people without having to do much of anything else.
* OhCrap: The Uber-Lycan in ''Awakening'' after [[spoiler: Selene shoves a silver grenade into his stomach]]. Made worse by his pre-mortem BadassBoast.

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* IronicEcho: "It's easier if you don't fight it. Trust me." Spoken first by Jacob Lane to Subject 2 in ''Awakening'' as he is preparing to vivisect her. Repeated in the [[spoiler: opposite direction between the same two characters during the final battle as Lane is dying from the fatal wounds inflicted by Subject 2.]]
* LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe: When Selene is fighting the GiantMook lycan at the end of ''Awakening'', the movie, she punches a hole through him [[spoiler:and leaves and [[spoiler:leaves a grenade inside]] and he announces, as inside]]. As he heals instantly, he quips "I heal instantly!"
instantly!". [[spoiler:Cue LudicrousGibs]].
* MundaneUtility: In Awakening, Selene uses her boot knife to as an impromptu key to start and drive a van, and Quint used uses the powers of PartialTransformation, PartialTransformation to transform his 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. Marcus used his wings to impale and pin people without having to do much of anything else.
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* OhCrap: The Uber-Lycan in ''Awakening'' after [[spoiler: Selene shoves a silver grenade into his stomach]]. Made worse by his pre-mortem BadassBoast.



-->'''Selene'''(holding up a grenade pin): I'm counting on it.
* ResearchInc: Antigen does medical research in ''Underworld: Awakening''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Selene does this in ''Awakening'' [[spoiler:first to search for Michael and later to rescue Eve]].
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Apparently [[spoiler:Michael]] in ''Awakening''. [[spoiler:Although it turns out to be a DisneyDeath.]]
* TakeAThirdOption: It's revealed in ''Awakening'' that instead of hiding from or dying in the hands of humanity at large in the wake of the BrokenMasquerade [[spoiler:the Lycans opted to embed themselves into human society and use non-human prejudice to their advantage against the Vampires]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Awakening'', David goes from a relatively unskilled idealist, to a total badass [[spoiler:after Selene brings him back from the dead.]]
* TheUnmasquedWorld: In ''Awakening'', humans have [[BrokenMasquerade found out about vampires and lycans]] and started hunting down both of them. Selene, while breaking into a sporting goods/gun store, sees vampire and lycan teeth on sale.
* TheWorfEffect: Deliberately used on Selene in ''Awakening'', to show how out of touch she is with the world. When breaking out of Antigen labs in the beginning, she is stabbed in the shoulder, leaps out a window to land painfully on a truck, is thrown from the tuck when the driver hits the breaks, and is then shot in the head by said driver. The enormous lycan is also established as a threat by the way it knocks her around. However, Selene manages to remain a badass in that those things that happen during her escape don't hurt her, as much as they just piss her off; and [[spoiler:she does manage to kill the uber-lycan]].

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-->'''Selene'''(holding -->'''Selene''' (holding up a grenade pin): I'm counting on it.
* ResearchInc: Antigen does medical research in ''Underworld: Awakening''.
Antigen.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Selene does this in ''Awakening'' Selene, [[spoiler:first to search for Michael and later to rescue Eve]].
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Apparently [[spoiler:Michael]] in ''Awakening''.[[spoiler:Michael]]. [[spoiler:Although it turns out to be a DisneyDeath.]]
* TakeAThirdOption: It's revealed in ''Awakening'' that instead of hiding from or dying in at the hands of humanity at large in the wake of the BrokenMasquerade BrokenMasquerade, [[spoiler:the Lycans opted to embed themselves into human society and use non-human prejudice to their advantage against the Vampires]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Awakening'', David goes from a relatively unskilled idealist, idealist to a total badass [[spoiler:after Selene brings him back from the dead.]]
* TheUnmasquedWorld: In ''Awakening'', humans Humans have [[BrokenMasquerade found out about vampires and lycans]] and started hunting down both of them. Selene, while breaking into a sporting goods/gun store, sees vampire and lycan teeth on sale.
* TheWorfEffect: Deliberately used on Selene in ''Awakening'', to show how out of touch she is with the world. When breaking out of the Antigen labs in the beginning, she is stabbed in the shoulder, leaps out a window to land painfully on a truck, is thrown from off the tuck truck when the driver hits the breaks, and is then shot in the head by said driver. The enormous lycan Uber-Lycan is also established as a threat by the way it knocks her around. However, Selene manages to remain a badass in that those things that happen during her escape don't hurt her, as much as they just piss her off; and [[spoiler:she does manage to kill the uber-lycan]].Uber-Lycan]].
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** When [[spoiler:William gets his head wrenched apart at the jaws by Michael]], the result is basically the same as if it had been asploded.
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* MessianicArchetype: Selene is a rather twisted example, as she is viewed as a traitor by fellow vampires after the first movie. Come ''Awakening'', however, she comes back [[spoiler:from being effectively dead, walks in the sunlight, rallies the younger vampires, and goes around ''resurrecting their dead'']].

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* MessianicArchetype: Selene is a rather twisted example, as she is viewed as a traitor by fellow vampires after the first movie. Come ''Awakening'', however, she comes back [[spoiler:from being effectively dead, walks in the sunlight, rallies the younger vampires, and goes around ''resurrecting their dead'']]. Gets eventually TurnedUpToEleven in ''Blood Wars''.



* OhCrap:
** Pierce and Taylor, when the vampires drop a silver grenade into the access tunnel they are climbing up. Quoth Pierce: "Oh shit,".
** Many vampires go through this when the lycans begin blowing their shuttered windows open and they're suddenly forced to fight a losing battle with ''sunlight everywhere''.



** This is also true for most of the Selene arc as a whole. There are villains and sympathetic characters among both vampires and lycans, but since main protagonist Selene is a vampire and the entire story is told (and actually ''narrated'') from her perspective, the vampires invariably get off better than the werewolves. It's especially prevalent in ''Awakening'' and ''Blood Wars'', both of which feature lycans as the main villains.



* OhCrap: Pierce and Taylor, when the vampires drop a silver grenade into the access tunnel they are climbing up.
--> '''Pierce''': [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Oh shit]].



* OneHitKill: [[TookALevelInBadass David]] is now strong enough to cleave an entire transformed lycan in two from head to groin [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with a single sword strike]].



* ThisIsADrill: Right in the movie's ActionPrologue, David gets shot with a tracking device that is shaped like an oversized drill, has an actual rotating tip, and continues to burrow deeper into his body even while Selene is attemping to remove it.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The usual silver for lycans and UV light for vampires, but ''Blood Wars'' reveals another one for the vampires: nightshade toxin is mentioned to invade and kill vampiric cells. If the vampire in question is strong enough, they can survive but suffer extended paralysis and agonizing pain.



* WeaksauceWeakness: The usual silver for lycans and UV light for vampires, but ''Blood Wars'' reveals another one for the vampires: nightshade toxin is mentioned to invade and kill vampiric cells. If the vampire in question is strong enough, they can survive but suffer extended paralysis and agonizing pain.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Surprisingly averted. Twice. For the same mook. To elaborate: Only one of the dozen lycans Marius tasks with capturing Selene returns to deliver her message. Marius is understandably pissed at their failure, but instead of delivering the usual treatment, he merely manhandles the guy a bit before walking off. The same mook then gets a second chance to apprehend Selene, only to be forced to report that she was already gone before the lycans arrived. Again, Marius lets him live. This valiant mook later charges David and gets swatted away like a fly, but it's quite likely he survived that, which may well put him into MauveShirt territory.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: The usual silver for lycans and UV light for vampires, but ''Blood Wars'' reveals another one for the vampires: nightshade toxin is mentioned to invade and kill vampiric cells. If the vampire in question is strong enough, they can survive but suffer extended paralysis and agonizing pain.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Surprisingly averted. Twice. For the same mook. To elaborate: Only one of the dozen lycans Marius tasks with capturing Selene returns to deliver her message. Marius is understandably pissed at their failure, but instead of delivering the usual treatment, he merely manhandles the guy a bit before walking off. The same mook then gets a second chance to apprehend Selene, only to be forced to report that she was already gone before when the lycans arrived. Again, Marius lets him live. This valiant mook later charges David and gets swatted away like a fly, but it's quite likely he survived that, which may well put him into MauveShirt territory.
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* LeftHanging: The movie ends with [[spoiler:Selene, David and Lena ascending to the rank of vampire elder, a brief shot of Eve (now grown up) reuniting with her mother, and Selene's mandatory ending narration that leaves little doubt about her story being far from over.]]
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* AltumVidetur: Thomas at one point uses a lengthy Latin term for bloodletting. It needs David's perplexed look for him to explain himself in more mundane vocabulary.
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* FlashStep: Lena can perform a variation of this. [[spoiler:As does Selene once she's BackFromTheDead.]]



* FlashStep: Lena can perform a variation of this. [[spoiler:As does Selene once she's BackFromTheDead.]]
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* CripplingOverspecialization: The vampires never field anything heavier than assault rifles loaded with ammunition that's quite effective against soft targets (like transformed werewolves) but possesses abysmal penetrative power. This bites them in the ass when [[spoiler:Marius' werewolf alliance assaults the Eastern Order's compound. All it needs is a bunch of guys carrying large bulletproof riot shields to utterly NoSell ''everything'' the defending vampires throw at them. A single grenade lobbed into their tightly clustered ranks could've stopped the assault dead, but well...]]

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* CripplingOverspecialization: The vampires never field anything heavier than assault rifles loaded with ammunition that's quite effective against soft targets (like transformed werewolves) but possesses abysmal penetrative power. This bites them in the ass when [[spoiler:Marius' werewolf alliance assaults the Eastern Order's compound. All it needs is a bunch of guys carrying large bulletproof riot shields to utterly NoSell ''everything'' the defending vampires throw at them.them. It's so bad that the vampires get curbstomped despite holding the high ground and the werewolves being forced to attack through a tight bottleneck. A single grenade lobbed into their tightly clustered ranks could've stopped the assault dead, but well...]]



* NoSell: The aforementioned "useless bullets versus riot shields" battle. A bit later, David and Marius blast away at each other with automatic handguns, emptying entire clips into their opponent's body and head. They don't even flinch.

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* NoSell: NoSell:
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The aforementioned "useless bullets versus riot shields" battle. battle.
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A bit later, David and Marius blast away at each other with automatic handguns, emptying entire clips into their opponent's body and head. head at point-blank range. They don't even flinch.flinch under the dozens of impacts.
** Selene and David are completely immune to sunlight, a fact that shocks both vampires and lycans when they witness it the first time.
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