History Film / VanHelsing

30th Dec '17 9:53:02 PM Shaorai217
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* BatmanColdOpen: Van Helsing's fight with Mr. Hyde at the start of the film.
8th Dec '17 10:13:40 PM omegafire17
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* WhamShot: At the masked ball, Dracula dances with Anna amidst a huge crowd of Bucharest party-goers. He lowers her into a dip in front of a full-length mirror, which reveals that Dracula casts no reflection ... and neither does ''anyone in the room but Anna''.

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* WhamShot: At the masked ball, Dracula dances with Anna amidst a huge crowd of Bucharest party-goers. He lowers her into a dip in front of a full-length mirror, which reveals that Dracula casts no reflection ... reflection... and neither does ''anyone ''[[OhCrap anyone in the room but Anna''.besides Anna]]''.
2nd Dec '17 11:06:02 AM DinoMaurus
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!!The video game adaptations provide examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptationExpansion: The video game follows rather closely the story of the film, but adds some more new elements, such as many other monsters for Van Helsing to fight which also serve as Dracula's henchmen.
* AdaptedOut: Carl the friar is nowhere to be seen in the game, but he does turn up briefly in the GBA version.
* AnimalisticAbomination: Among the many enemies you encounter in your journey, there are bat-like shadowy beings which spawn in later levels.
* BatOutOfHell: Aside from the demonic forms of Dracula, his brides and their children, you also do battle against large-sized bats and the aforementioned bat-shaped shadowy creatures.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Gigantic dark owls appear as enemies in some early levels. They attack in flocks.
* DemBones: Living skeletons with different elemental powers are the game's most common enemies. You also fight flying skulls which shoot fireballs on your way to the Frankentein's monster's underground lair.
* EliteMooks: The dwergis from the movie appear as enemies in both castles, but there is also a variant wearing spiked armor which wields better weapons, sports more health and can even curl itself into a ball and jump or roll at you to deal more damage.
* MonsterDelay: Much like in the film itself, Dracula first appears in his demonic form from a distance, and Van Helsing instead fights him the first two times in his human form. After Dracula is successful at bringing his children to life and Van Helsing storms his castle with the intent of finishing him once and for all, the good count loses his patience and lets his inner bat out.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: There are many examples, not just the vampires themselves:
** OurBansheesAreLouder: They appear as spectral women with [[BodyHorror wide, gaping mouths filled with sharp teeth located in their chests and lower bodies,]] from which they utter loud, powerful screams to attack the player.
** OurGargoylesRock: They are depicted as horned, flying demons made of stone which usually appear in an inanimate state but can come to life willingly to attack intruders with several flight-based attacks. Rather hard to defeat, if you ask us.
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Aside from Velkan himself, smaller, weaker werewolves appear as enemies in later stages of the game.
* ZergRush: Moreso in the later levels of the game, where several monsters come to you at once. The huge dark owl enemies are also fond of attacking in flocks.
2nd Dec '17 7:40:57 AM gtbob12
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: The Knights of the Holy Order supposedly encompass monster-hunters of all religions... but it's housed in the Vatican and run by Catholic priests. You do, however, see Buddhist monks, mullahs, and some other clergymen in the "base".

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: The Knights of the Holy Order supposedly encompass monster-hunters of all religions... but it's housed in the Vatican and run by Catholic priests. You do, however, see Buddhist monks, mullahs, and some other clergymen in the "base". As is common in Dracula fiction, little to no reference is made to Orthodox Christianity, the majority faith of Romania.
7th Nov '17 6:46:54 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] during Anna and Velkan Valerious' first fight in the film (against a werewolf); Anna uses a sword, while Velkan uses a revolver loaded with [[SilverBullet silver bullets]].

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] during Anna and Velkan Valerious' first fight in the film (against a werewolf); Anna uses a sword, while Velkan uses a revolver loaded with [[SilverBullet silver bullets]]. Also, Van Helsing himself has more of a penchant for ranged weapons ([[spoiler:except when he's a werewolf]]) such as his buzz-saw chakrams that he can throw at a distance, his Batman-style grappling hook, his AutomaticCrossbow, a blowgun, and traditional firearms.


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* InfantImmortality: implied to be averted at Dracula's summer home in Bucharest, where at least one of the vampires is a little girl. And that's not even getting into Dracula's offspring exploding all over the place, but that probably falls more under WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
1st Nov '17 10:21:53 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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''Van Helsing'': *stares at the ring on his finger for a second before shrugging*

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''Van Helsing'': '''Van Helsing''': *stares at the ring on his own finger for a second before shrugging*
1st Nov '17 10:21:13 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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-->'''Dracula''': What I want is ''life'', Gabriel. The continuation of my kind. And perhaps, my ring back *holds up missing ring finger*//

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-->'''Dracula''': What I want is ''life'', Gabriel. The continuation of my kind. And perhaps, my ring back *holds up missing ring finger*//finger*\\
1st Nov '17 10:20:38 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* ChandelierSwing: The movie is extremely fond of having the heroes swinging from ''very long'' ropes and with enough momentum that they should have killed themselves several times.

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* ChandelierSwing: The movie is extremely fond of having the heroes swinging from ''very long'' ropes and with enough momentum that they should have killed themselves several times./


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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Werewolf!]]Van Helsing vs Dracula. The good count spends the majority of the battle begging for his life.


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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: What Dracula wants
-->'''Dracula''': What I want is ''life'', Gabriel. The continuation of my kind. And perhaps, my ring back *holds up missing ring finger*//
''Van Helsing'': *stares at the ring on his finger for a second before shrugging*
1st Nov '17 9:47:47 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* KissingCousins: Dracula offers Ana to become his new bride while he has her in his clutches. She's his descendant, 400 years removed. Of course, it's Dracula, so...
14th Sep '17 9:58:24 AM x_countryguy
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Somewhat -- they can shift from monster to human forms and can reproduce. As Van Helsing states, since they're undead their offspring are stillborn. Thus the need for energy filtered through a supernatural source (i.e: werewolves or Frankenstein's Monster) to bring them to life. Dracula himself seems to operate under different rules, as he himself can't be killed via a stake through the heart [[spoiler:unlike his brides]], because he has no heart. Crosses also burst into flame around him, and he can transform into an even bigger batlike demon. [[spoiler:His only weakness is the bite of a werewolf.]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Somewhat -- they can shift from monster to human forms and can reproduce. As Van Helsing states, since they're undead their offspring are stillborn. Thus the need for energy filtered through a supernatural source (i.e: werewolves or Frankenstein's Monster) to bring them to life. Dracula himself seems to operate under different rules, as he himself can't be killed via a stake through the heart [[spoiler:unlike his brides]], because he has no heart. Crosses also burst into flame around him, and he can transform into an even bigger batlike bat-like demon. [[spoiler:His only weakness is the bite of a werewolf.]]



* PivotalWakeup: Dracula
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* PivotalWakeup: Dracula
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Dracula can enter and exit his costume on a hinge. He can effectively walk up wall like this, too.
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* ProtagonistTitle

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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: Van Helsing is the name of the movie and the main character.



* PullYourselfDownTheSpear: In the distant prologue, Dr. Victor tried impaling Dracula with a sword, but Dracula just pulled himself down the sword to get closer to Victor and bite him.
* RainOfArrows: One-man version. See AutomaticCrossbows, above.

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* PullYourselfDownTheSpear: In the distant prologue, Dr. Victor tried impaling impales Dracula with a sword, but Dracula just pulled pulls himself down the sword to get closer to Victor and bite him.
* RainOfArrows: One-man version. See AutomaticCrossbows, above.Van Helsing is capable of this with this Gatling crossbow.



* ReluctantMonster: Frankenstein's monster.

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* ReluctantMonster: Frankenstein's monster.monster just wants to be left alone and live.



* ScarilyCompetentTracker

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* ScarilyCompetentTrackerScarilyCompetentTracker: Van Helsing is this as a hunter. He notes several aspects of Frankenstein's Monster just from a set of footprints. He can even tell that he has copper teeth [[spoiler:but that's because the Monster was spotted hiding in the shadows right behind Anna.]]



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Mr. Hyde.

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Mr. Hyde.Hyde is a big, muscular brute compared to Dr. Jekyll.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: In the case of the movie poster (seen above) The movie takes great pains to only hint at what Dracula looks like in his OneWingedAngel form until the end fight, but it is right there, in the top right corner of the poster.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: In the case of the movie poster (seen above) poster. The movie takes great pains to only hint at what Dracula looks like in his OneWingedAngel form until the end fight, but it is right there, in the top right corner of the poster.



* WhoYouGonnaCall: [[HilariousOuttakes Van Halen]]!

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* %%* WhoYouGonnaCall: [[HilariousOuttakes Van Halen]]!Halen]]!
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Dracula is mopey early on about having eternal life.
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