History Film / XMenOriginsWolverine

19th Apr '16 10:36:53 AM Freetime5689
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* CanonDiscontinuity: A very well known example of this trope. After the film came out, no one was really happy with the result (from the fans to the production team--even Creator/HughJackman has stated it didn't feel like a Wolverine movie), and the various contradictions it has with the original trilogy. The prequel franchise was then rejiggered with ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (containing a completely different Emma Frost) and this film is ignored almost entirely in ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past'', where even ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' is taken into account. Minor references to ''Origins'' in other films include an audio clip of Wolverine yelling, "Kayla!" that plays when Wolverine is unconscious during ''Film/TheWolverine'', and footage of Sabertooth stepping on his bone claws appearing when Xavier looks into his mind in ''Days of Future Past.''

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* CanonDiscontinuity: A very well known example of this trope. After the film came out, no one was really happy with the result (from the fans to the production team--even Creator/HughJackman has stated it didn't feel like a Wolverine movie), and the various contradictions it has with the original trilogy. The prequel franchise was then rejiggered with ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (containing a completely different Emma Frost) and this film is ignored almost entirely in ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past'', Past]]'', where even ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' is taken into account. Minor references to ''Origins'' in other films include an audio clip of Wolverine yelling, "Kayla!" that plays when Wolverine is unconscious during ''Film/TheWolverine'', and footage of Sabertooth stepping on his bone claws appearing when Xavier looks into his mind in ''Days of Future Past.''
16th Apr '16 8:48:57 AM HeraldAlberich
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* ParryingBullets: Wade Wilson is good enough with his twin {{katanas|AreJustBetter}} to deflect ''fully automatic fire'' from widely-spaced sources mostly by [[SpinToDeflectStuff spinning them really fast]]. At one point he splits a bullet in half, which goes on to take out two {{mooks}} behind him.
16th Apr '16 8:44:22 AM HeraldAlberich
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''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is a {{prequel}} to all prior entries in the ''Film/XMen'' film franchise; it focuses on Logan's [[MysteriousPast Mysterious]], DarkAndTroubledPast from his childhood to the days just before he hooked up with Professor Xavier's gifted students.

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''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is a {{prequel}} to all prior entries in the ''Film/XMen'' film franchise; it focuses on Logan's [[MysteriousPast Mysterious]], DarkAndTroubledPast from his childhood to the days just up until several years before he hooked up with Professor Xavier's gifted students.



And that execution would have stuck if the half-brothers hadn't possessed the HealingFactor that gave them near-{{immortality}}. Since the execution merely "tickled" the duo, [[KnightTemplar Colonel William Stryker]] exonerates them of their war crimes and recruits them into a [[SuperSoldier squadron of mutant soldiers]] who perform morally reprehensible tasks for the American government. Jimmy leaves in disgust after one massacre of innocents too many, while Victor--who [[AxCrazy enjoys his job]] [[BloodKnight way too much]]--stays with Stryker.

Several years later, Jimmy--now calling himself Logan--is forced to deal with his past when Stryker tries to recruit him back into the team...and an enraged Victor later kills Logan's lover. Stryker reapproaches Logan and offers a deal: if he undergoes an operation to reinforce his skeleton with adamantium, he'll have a chance for his revenge against Victor. Logan survives the operation due to his healing factor, then escapes from Stryker's clutches before a planned memory wipe--and vows to kill both Stryker and Victor.

A follow-up to this film, ''Film/TheWolverine'', was released in 2013. Originally envisioned a sequel to this movie, it evolved into a sequel to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' instead; it was also the first of a planned ''Origins'' SpinOff series that would've been followed by ''X-Men Origins: Magneto'', which [[DivorcedInstallment was scrapped and remade heavily]] into ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.

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And that execution would have stuck if the half-brothers hadn't possessed the HealingFactor that gave gives them near-{{immortality}}. Since the execution merely "tickled" the duo, [[KnightTemplar Colonel William Stryker]] exonerates them of their war crimes and recruits them into a [[SuperSoldier squadron of mutant soldiers]] who perform morally reprehensible tasks for the American government. Jimmy leaves in disgust after one massacre of innocents too many, while Victor--who [[AxCrazy enjoys his job]] [[BloodKnight way too much]]--stays with Stryker.

Several years later, Jimmy--now calling himself Logan--is forced to deal with his past when Stryker tries to recruit him back into the team... and an enraged Victor later kills Logan's lover. Stryker reapproaches Logan and offers a deal: if he undergoes an operation to reinforce his skeleton with adamantium, he'll have a chance for his revenge against Victor. Logan survives the operation due to his healing factor, then escapes from Stryker's clutches before a planned memory wipe--and vows to kill both Stryker and Victor.

A follow-up to this film, ''Film/TheWolverine'', was released in 2013. Originally envisioned a sequel to this movie, it evolved into a sequel to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' instead; it instead. This film was also the first of a planned ''Origins'' SpinOff series that would've been followed by ''X-Men Origins: Magneto'', which [[DivorcedInstallment was scrapped and remade heavily]] into ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
''Film/XMenFirstClass''.




!! ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' contains the following tropes:

* AbortedArc: The film ended with the reveal that SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} had survived being decapitated, setting the character up for future appearances. The InternetBackdraft, coupled with the movie's mediocre earnings, led to the studio completely abandoning any plans for a sequel, and releasing the unrelated ''Film/TheWolverine'' instead.
** A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie was released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after ''Days of Futures Past'' erased this film from the timeline.]]

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\n!! ''X-Men !!''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' contains the following tropes:

tropes:
* AbortedArc: The film ended with the reveal that SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} had survived being decapitated, setting the character up for future appearances. The InternetBackdraft, coupled with the movie's mediocre earnings, led to the studio completely abandoning any plans for a sequel, sequel for several years, and releasing the unrelated ''Film/TheWolverine'' instead.
**
instead. A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie was released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after ''Days of Futures Past'' ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' erased this film from the timeline.]]



* AchillesInHisTent: Gambit.

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* %%* AchillesInHisTent: Gambit.



* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, pre-X-Men Logan was a legitimate asshole who would have been very much ideologically aligned with the films' version of Stryker (something Stryker alludes to in ''X-Men 2''). In ''Wolverine: Origins'' he's shown to be generally decent and a reluctant participant in Weapon X's more morally dubious actions.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, pre-X-Men Logan was a legitimate asshole who would have been very much ideologically aligned with the films' version of Stryker (something Stryker alludes to in ''X-Men 2''). ''Film/X2XMenUnited''). In ''Wolverine: Origins'' this film he's shown to be generally decent and a reluctant participant in Weapon X's the X Team's more morally dubious actions.



* AdaptationNameChange: Silverfox is given the first name "Kayla". (The Marvel Wiki isn't entirely sure if "Silver Fox" is even the comic book character's real name, rather than a codename.)

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* AdaptationNameChange: AdaptationNameChange:
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Silverfox is given the first name "Kayla". (The Marvel Wiki isn't entirely sure if "Silver Fox" is even the comic book character's real name, rather than a codename.)



* AdaptedOut: Logan's childhood friend Rose was omitted from his back story and much of her role in the plot was given to Sabretooth. As was Dog, Logan's half-brother.
* AdvertisedExtra: Gambit qualifies. He has limited screentime, but manages to do a few things (sets/stops a fight between Logan and Sabretooth, takes Logan to the enemy base, saves Logan at a BigDamnHeroes moment).
* AllYourPowersCombined: The film turned [[spoiler: Deadpool]] into one of these.

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* AdaptedOut: Logan's childhood friend Rose was and half-brother Dog were omitted from his back story backstory, and much of her role their roles in the plot was given to Sabretooth. As was Dog, Logan's half-brother.
Sabretooth.
* AdvertisedExtra: Gambit qualifies. He has limited screentime, but manages to do a few things (sets/stops (sets up and then stops a fight between Logan and Sabretooth, takes Logan to the enemy base, saves Logan at in a BigDamnHeroes moment).
* AllYourPowersCombined: The film turned [[spoiler: Deadpool]] turns Weapon XI, aka [[spoiler:Deadpool, so named because he's a "pool" of mutants' powers created to kill other mutants]], into one of these.these, combining mutant abilities from Logan, Wraith, and Cyclops, among others.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie claims to start in 1845 Northwest Territories, Canada... Except that the Northwest Territories would not become a part of Canada until 1870 (and the borders of the vast area were gradually changed until 1905, which resulted in the creation of 4 provinces and 2 territories). Canada itself did not gain dominion status until 1867. It would have been more accurate to caption the scene as "North-Western Territory, British North America".

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie claims to start in 1845 the Northwest Territories, Canada... Except Canada, in 1845--except that the Northwest Territories would not become a part of Canada until 1870 (and the borders of the vast area were gradually changed until 1905, which resulted in the creation of 4 provinces and 2 territories). Canada itself did not gain dominion status until 1867. It would have been more accurate to caption the scene as "North-Western Territory, British North America".



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Victor Creed, a clawed and beastlike creature with abilities similar to {{Wolverine}} faces John Wraith, a man who can instantly teleport. Creed [[spoiler: uses his brain, not his mutant power, to predict the exact location of John Wraith's next teleport destination. Creed catches Wraith's spine mid-teleport, and comments on how Wraith's weakness was his predictability.]]

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Victor Creed, a clawed and beastlike creature with abilities similar to {{Wolverine}} Wolverine, faces John Wraith, a man who can instantly teleport. Creed [[spoiler: uses his brain, not his mutant power, to predict the exact location of John Wraith's next teleport destination. Creed catches Wraith's spine mid-teleport, and comments on how Wraith's weakness was his predictability.]]predictability]].



* BackToBackBadasses: Jimmy and Victor. Several times, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the first[[note]]in the opening credits[[/note]] and last[[note]]At Three Mile Island[[/note]] times, providing BookEnds to the film.

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* BackToBackBadasses: Jimmy and Victor. Several times, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the first[[note]]in the opening credits[[/note]] and last[[note]]At last[[note]]at Three Mile Island[[/note]] times, providing BookEnds to the film.



** Wade Wilson. Hell yeah. So much that part of the [[spoiler:Weapon XI hatred]] is for the expectations Wade Wilson raised.
* BadassLongcoat:

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** Wade Wilson.Wilson, ParryingBullets and [[DeadpanSnarker cracking wise]]. Hell yeah. So much that part of the fan backlash against [[spoiler:Weapon XI hatred]] XI]] is for because of the expectations Wade Wilson raised.
* BadassLongcoat: BadassLongcoat:



-->'''Wraith:''' "I'm not Bradley, Victor. [[LampshadeHanging I'm not scared of your creepy black coat.]]"
-->'''Creed:''' "You should be. Dukes was."

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-->'''Wraith:''' "I'm --->'''Wraith:''' I'm not Bradley, Victor. [[LampshadeHanging I'm not scared of your creepy black coat.]]"
-->'''Creed:''' "You
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'''Creed:''' You
should be. Dukes was."



* BashBrothers: Logan and his brother do this for the first fifteen minutes of the movie. The opening sequence is a {{Badass}} {{Montage}} through UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, UsefulNotes/WW1, UsefulNotes/WW2 and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar!
** They also come back together briefly at the end, albeit [[EnemyMine for a mutual gain]].

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* BashBrothers: Logan and his brother do this for the first fifteen minutes of the movie. The opening sequence is a {{Badass}} {{Montage}} through UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, UsefulNotes/WW1, UsefulNotes/WW2 and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar!
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UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar! They also come back together briefly at the end, albeit [[EnemyMine for a mutual gain]].



-->'''Logan:''' C'mon, bub. For old times' sake!
-->'''Dukes:''' ...Did you just call me... ''[[UnstoppableRage BLOB]]??''

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-->'''Logan:''' --->'''Logan:''' C'mon, bub. For old times' sake!
-->'''Dukes:''' ...
sake!\\
'''Dukes:''' ...
Did you just call me... ''[[UnstoppableRage BLOB]]??''



* BigBadassBattleSequence: The opening credits shows the titular character to have participated in many of these.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
** For all his (many) flaws, Victor Creed really loves his little brother Jimmy. It's best illustrated in the Civil War part of the opening montage, when Logan is shot and they are (at the time) unaware of their healing factors, Victor's expression says it all.

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* BigBadassBattleSequence: The opening credits shows show the titular character to have participated participating in many of these.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
BigBrotherInstinct:
** For all his (many) flaws, Victor Creed really loves his little brother Jimmy. It's best illustrated in the Civil War part of the opening montage, when Logan is shot and they are (at the time) unaware of their healing factors, factors. Victor's expression says it all.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Gambit and Sabretooth both save Wolverine at different points in the movie.]]
* TheBigEasy: Largely averted when Wolverine heads here to find Gambit who, surprisingly, is toned down a lot from his comic persona.
* TheBigGuy: Fred Dukes.
* BigNo: Used twice in, both times by [[spoiler:Logan]]; first time after [[spoiler:he kills his father]] and the second time when [[spoiler:he finds the dead body of his girlfriend]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder:
** Weapon XI has full length retractable katana blades ''in'' each arm. At least Wolverine's blades might've slid into his forearm allowing him to bend his wrist. This guy has no excuse. The blades are in fact so long that he shouldn't even be able to bend his ''elbow''.
** Sabretooth has WolverineClaws, what with him being Wolverine's brother. They grow out of his fingernails and are shorter than Wolverine's, but clearly operate on the same principle.
* BladeBrake: The film has the title hero do this to make a hard turn on a motorcycle. Interestingly it's one of the rare times his claws don't just go clean through.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Gambit and Sabretooth Sabretooth]] both save Wolverine at different points in the movie.]]
movie.
* TheBigEasy: Largely averted when Wolverine heads here to New Orleans to find Gambit Gambit, who, surprisingly, is toned down a lot from his comic persona.
* TheBigGuy: Fred Dukes.
Dukes, even before his weight gain, is the largest member of Team X, and can blow up a tank by sticking his fist in the barrel.
* BigNo: Used twice in, along with SkywardScream twice, both times by [[spoiler:Logan]]; the first time after [[spoiler:he kills his father]] and the second time when [[spoiler:he finds the dead body of his girlfriend]].
girlfriend]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder:
**
BladeBelowTheShoulder: Weapon XI has full length full-length retractable katana blades ''in'' each arm. At least [[WolverineClaws Wolverine's blades might've slid claws]] might slide into his forearm forearm, allowing him to bend his wrist. This guy has no excuse. The blades are in fact so long that he shouldn't even be able to bend his ''elbow''.
** Sabretooth has WolverineClaws, what with him being Wolverine's brother. They grow out of his fingernails and are shorter than Wolverine's, but clearly operate on the same principle.
* BladeBrake: The film has the title hero do this Logan sticks his claws into a gravel road to make a hard turn on a motorcycle. Interestingly Interestingly, it's one of the rare times his claws don't just go [[AbsurdlySharpBlade slice clean through.through]] whatever they hit.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Weapon XI, especially his [[WipeThatSmileOffYourFace mouthless]] face with perpetually open eyes.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the film [[spoiler: Deadpool fishes his severed head out of the rubble, [[BreakingTheFourthWall looks straight at the audience, puts a finger to his lips and says "Shhh"]].]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Weapon XI, XI]], especially his [[WipeThatSmileOffYourFace mouthless]] face with perpetually open eyes.]]
eyes.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the film [[spoiler: Deadpool film, [[spoiler:Deadpool fishes his severed head out of the rubble, [[BreakingTheFourthWall looks straight at the audience, puts a finger to his lips and says "Shhh"]].]]



* CallBack: Col. Stryker says that Wade Wilson would be the perfect mercenary if it weren't for his mouth; towards the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Wade has [[MouthStitchedShut his mouth sewn shut]].]] [[{{LampshadeHanging}} Lampshaded]] by Wolverine (especially relevant since Logan, in the beginning of the film, was the first one to speak up about how Wade never stops talking):

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* CallBack: Col. Stryker says that Wade Wilson would be the perfect mercenary if it weren't for his mouth; towards the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Wade has [[MouthStitchedShut his mouth sewn shut]].]] MouthStitchedShut]]. [[{{LampshadeHanging}} Lampshaded]] by Wolverine (especially relevant since Logan, in the beginning of the film, was the first one to speak up about how Wade never stops talking):



** A younger version of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, as one of the mutants targeted by Stryker. His power is copied and put into Weapon X. Ironically it also ends up destroying most of Three Mile Island as well.
** [[spoiler:An uncredited and digitally rejuvenated Creator/PatrickStewart as Professor X.]]

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** A younger version of Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, as one of the mutants targeted by Stryker. His power is copied and put into Weapon X. Ironically it also XI, and ends up destroying most of Three Mile Island as well.
a result.
** [[spoiler:An An uncredited and digitally rejuvenated Creator/PatrickStewart [[spoiler:Creator/PatrickStewart as Professor X.]]



** When Stryker and Colonel Munsen are discussing Stryker's preparations for the upcoming human/mutant war, a young Jason Strker can be seen frozen in one of the PeopleJars [[note]]the one Colonel Munsen brushes off with his hand before asking if Stryker hates mutants[[/note]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: A very well known example of this trope. After the film came out, no one was really happy with the result (from the fans to the production team - even Hugh Jackman has stated it didn't feel like a Wolverine movie), and the various contradictions it has with the original trilogy. The prequel franchise was then rejiggered with ''First Class'' (containing a completely different Emma Frost) and this film was ignored almost entirely in ''Days of Future Past'' where even ''The Last Stand'' was taken into account. Minor references to ''Origins'' in other films include an audio clip of Wolverine yelling, "Kayla!" that plays when Wolverine is unconscious during ''The Wolverine'', and footage of Sabertooth stepping on his bone claws appearing when Xavier looks into his mind in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast.''
* CaptainErsatz: A kindly old couple on a farm who take in a super-powered individual? [[Franchise/{{Superman}} That sounds kinda familiar.]]
** The first shot of them smiling while driving their pickup seems like a deliberate homage to ''Superman: The Movie''. Richard Donner ''is'' a producer on this film.

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** When Stryker and Colonel General Munsen are discussing Stryker's preparations for the upcoming human/mutant war, a young Jason Strker Stryker can be seen frozen in one of the PeopleJars [[note]]the PeopleJars[[note]]the one Colonel Munsen Stryker brushes off with his hand before asking General Munsen asks him if Stryker he hates mutants[[/note]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: A very well known example of this trope. After the film came out, no one was really happy with the result (from the fans to the production team - even Hugh Jackman team--even Creator/HughJackman has stated it didn't feel like a Wolverine movie), and the various contradictions it has with the original trilogy. The prequel franchise was then rejiggered with ''First Class'' ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (containing a completely different Emma Frost) and this film was is ignored almost entirely in ''Days ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past'' Past'', where even ''The ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand'' was Stand]]'' is taken into account. Minor references to ''Origins'' in other films include an audio clip of Wolverine yelling, "Kayla!" that plays when Wolverine is unconscious during ''The Wolverine'', ''Film/TheWolverine'', and footage of Sabertooth stepping on his bone claws appearing when Xavier looks into his mind in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast.''Days of Future Past.''
* CaptainErsatz: A kindly old couple on a farm who take in a super-powered individual? [[Franchise/{{Superman}} That sounds kinda familiar.]]
**
]] The first shot of them smiling while driving their pickup seems like a deliberate homage to ''Superman: The Movie''.''Film/SupermanTheMovie''. Richard Donner ''is'' a producer on this film.



* ColdSniper: Zero. [[spoiler:He even cracks a smile after he had just murdered two innocent people and watched their barn blow up.]]

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* ColdSniper: Zero. [[spoiler:He He even cracks a smile after he had just murdered [[spoiler:murdering two innocent people and watched watching their barn blow up.]]up]].



** Victor's nickname Sabretooth is never mentioned.
*** This is possibly to skirt the fact that he's so radically different from the Sabretooth we met in X-Men 1 in looks and personality that it's almost impossible to believe they're the same character.
** Of course, averted by the main character. Although he's more frequently called "James" or "Logan", he fully embraces the codename "Wolverine" by requesting to add it to his military tags, replacing his actual name.
* CompellingVoice: Kayla's power, though it only works with an added touch. At the end of the film she commands Stryker first to put a gun to his chin, but stops short of [[PsychicAssistedSuicide making him shoot himself]], instead saying "Turn around. [[CruelMercy Now walk until your feet bleed]]. [[UpToEleven And then keep walking]]."
* CompositeCharacter: The film went along with the comic book's then (and rather compelling) implication of Dog Logan and Victor Creed/Sabretooth being the same individual, years later however, the comics show Dog and Sabretooth as not being the same person. Movie Victor also takes on Rose's role from the ''Origin'' comic as the person who helped Logan run away.

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** Victor's nickname Sabretooth is never mentioned.
***
mentioned. This is possibly to skirt the fact that he's so radically different from the Sabretooth we met in X-Men 1 the first ''Film/XMen1'' film in looks and personality that it's almost impossible to believe they're the same character.
** Of course, averted by the main character. Although he's more frequently called "James" or "Logan", he fully embraces the codename "Wolverine" by requesting to add it to his military tags, replacing his actual name.
name.
* CompellingVoice: Kayla's power, though it only works with an added touch. At [[spoiler:At the end of the film she commands Stryker Stryker]] first to put a gun to his chin, but stops short of [[PsychicAssistedSuicide making him shoot himself]], instead saying "Turn around. [[CruelMercy Now walk until your feet bleed]]. [[UpToEleven And then keep walking]]."
* CompositeCharacter: The film went along with the comic book's then (and rather compelling) implication of Dog Logan and Victor Creed/Sabretooth being the same individual, individual; years later later, however, the comics show Dog and Sabretooth as not being the same person. Movie Victor also takes on Rose's role from the ''Origin'' comic as the person who helped Logan run away.



** Cyclops is portrayed as a teenager in 1979 during the movie, but is portrayed as a man in his mid to late twenties in the original X-Men trilogy, which takes place 20 or so years later. James Marsden was 27 when he portrayed Cyclops in ''Film/XMen1'', about ten years too young.

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** Cyclops is portrayed as a teenager in 1979 during the movie, but is portrayed as a man in his mid mid- to late twenties in the original X-Men trilogy, which takes place 20 or so years later. James Marsden was 27 when he portrayed Cyclops in ''Film/XMen1'', about ten years too young.



** Cyke's eyebeams carry heat in this film, when in all of his other appearances, they are purely kinetic.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' hints that the adamantium was injected and shaped by doctors, and (in a flashback) Logan is seen fighting off several doctors who've been working on him before escaping the Alkali Lake facility covered in blood. In this movie, the adamantium bonding process is hands-free, no doctors ever work on Logan, and the adamantium is grafted to his bone claws, something he wasn't mentioned as having in the following films. Additionally, the X-rays don't show the two giant holes he should have in his skull.
** Also Sabretooth never had his memory erased and should know his own brother. In ''Film/XMen1'', which was released first, it seems that Sabretooth does not know Logan, looks completely different, and is near-mute (though none of the Brotherhood is terribly talkative in ''X1''.) That surprised people; Tyler Mane is contracted for two movies, and would not have changed much due to age. You'd have expected Sabretooth to be largely the same but with more lines instead of the totally different character we're given here.

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** Cyke's eyebeams EyeBeams carry heat in this film, when in all of his other appearances, they are purely kinetic.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' hints that the adamantium was injected and shaped by doctors, and (in a flashback) Logan is seen fighting off several doctors who've been working on him before escaping the Alkali Lake facility covered in blood. In this movie, the adamantium bonding process is hands-free, no doctors ever work on Logan, and the adamantium is grafted to his bone claws, something he wasn't mentioned as having in the following earlier films. Additionally, the X-rays don't show the two giant holes he should have in his skull.
** Also Sabretooth never had has his memory erased and should know his own brother. In ''Film/XMen1'', which was released first, it seems that Sabretooth does not know Logan, looks completely different, and is near-mute (though none of the Brotherhood is terribly talkative in ''X1''.) That surprised people; Tyler Mane is contracted for two movies, and would not have changed much due to age. You'd have expected Sabretooth to be largely the same but with more lines instead of the totally different character we're given here.



* CurbStompBattle: Wolverine and Sabertooth fight three times during, with Sabertooth getting the upper hand the first time, the second ends indecisively, while in the third, Wolverine beats ten shades of sunshine out of Sabertooth in around ten seconds.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Wade Wilson. Too bad they took away Deadpool's mouth.

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* CurbStompBattle: Wolverine and Sabertooth Sabretooth fight three times during, times, with Sabertooth Sabretooth getting the upper hand the first time, the time. The second ends indecisively, while in the third, Wolverine beats ten shades of sunshine out of Sabertooth Sabretooth in around ten seconds.
seconds.
* DeadpanSnarker:
DeadpanSnarker:
** Wade Wilson. Too bad they took [[spoiler:take away Deadpool's mouth.mouth]].



-->'''Victor''': ''[after Wolverine pops his new claws in front of him for the first time]'' Ooh. Shiny.
** Gambit.
* DeathByAdaptation: Kestrel and Agent Zero.
* DeathByOriginStory:
** The film has LoveInterest Kayla. Being Logan, a character who in the comics collects dead lovers and was unattached in the first three movies, it seemed she was doomed to die, and the film doesn't disappoint... ''at first.'' But when it's revealed he death was faked and their affair false, the trope seemed [[AvertedTrope averted.]] But then it turns out she [[BecomingTheMask really loved him]]... so she was dead as a doornail by the end, and the now amnesiac Wolverine didn't even know to cry over her corpse. Tragic in all the wrong ways.
** Then there's John Howlett, Wolverine's father, who is killed by the groundskeeper Thomas Logan in a drunken rage. The trauma of witnessing this activates young James' mutation: bone claws and he uses this to kill Thomas Logan, supposedly avenging his father's death. With his dying breath, [[LukeIAmYourFather Thomas Logan reveals that he, not John Howlett, is his real father]].

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-->'''Victor''': --->'''Victor:''' ''[after Wolverine pops his new claws in front of him for the first time]'' Ooh. Shiny.
** %%** Gambit.
* DeathByAdaptation: Kestrel Kestrel, working with Wolverine, and Agent Zero.
Zero, working against him.
* DeathByOriginStory:
DeathByOriginStory:
** The film has LoveInterest Kayla. Being Logan, a character who in the comics collects dead lovers and was unattached in the first three movies, it seemed she was is doomed to die, and the film doesn't disappoint... ''at first.'' But when it's revealed he death was faked and their affair false, the trope seemed seems [[AvertedTrope averted.]] averted]]. But then it turns out she [[BecomingTheMask really loved him]]... so she was she's dead as a doornail by the end, and the now amnesiac Wolverine didn't doesn't even know to cry over her corpse. Tragic in all the wrong ways.
** Then there's John Howlett, Wolverine's father, who is killed by the groundskeeper Thomas Logan in a drunken rage. The trauma of witnessing this [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening activates young James' mutation: mutation]]: bone claws and claws, which he uses this to kill Thomas Logan, supposedly avenging his father's death. With his dying breath, [[LukeIAmYourFather Thomas Logan reveals that he, not John Howlett, is his real father]].



* DownerBeginning: [[{{Wolverine}} Jimmy]]'s father dies, leading the boy to kill the assassin, Logan... and discover he is his real father. So Jimmy is forced to run away along with Logan's other son, Victor.
* TheDragon: Agent Zero is Stryker's dragon at first, then Sabretooth [[spoiler:and Weapon XI]] later on.
* DrowningMySorrows: Subverted during one of the post-credits scenes, we see Wolverine in a Japanese bar. The bartendress asks him if he's drinking to forget, to which Wolverine replies he's drinking to remember.

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* DownerBeginning: [[{{Wolverine}} Jimmy]]'s Jimmy's father dies, leading the boy to kill the assassin, Logan... and discover he is his real father. So Jimmy is forced to run away along with Logan's other son, Victor.
* TheDragon: Agent Zero is Stryker's dragon Dragon at first, then Sabretooth [[spoiler:and Weapon XI]] later on.
* DrowningMySorrows: Subverted during one of the post-credits scenes, scenes; we see Wolverine in a Japanese bar. The bartendress asks him if he's drinking to forget, to which Wolverine replies he's drinking to remember.



* EdgeGravity: A weird non-videogame example occurs during the climactic battle on the top of the coolant tower. Punched, kicked, tripped, backdropped and ''blown up'', characters always land on the top of the wall, which is less than a meter wide-though considering that the characters are pretty much immune to falls it wouldn't really matter.
* TheEighties: The bulk of the movie takes place in the early 80's, at the very latest 1986, but given the nature of what happened to Logan's memories, it is unsure when it took place. TheOtherWiki states Stryker met Logan and Victor at the end of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and places the majority of the movie six years later, and the climax is implied to be the Three Mile Island disaster, which occurred in 1979. Regardless, it certainly doesn't capture the look or the feel of the time.
* EmptyElevator: Very much averted - they're ''in'' the elevator, right in the firing line of two dozen mooks with automatic weapons. So they send in the Merc with the Mouth to "clean up" first.
* EnemyMine: Wolverine and Sabretooth against Deadpool.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** The generals allowed for Stryker to carry out his Weapon X project. However, one of them called Stryker out when telling him that he suspects that Stryker's motivations were basically out of FantasticRacism. [[spoiler:This gets him killed by Stryker.]]
** Dukes clearly is disturbed by what Stryker does to [[spoiler:Three Mile Island]].

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* EdgeGravity: A weird non-videogame example occurs during the climactic battle on the top of the coolant cooling tower. Punched, kicked, tripped, backdropped and ''blown up'', characters always land on the top of the wall, which is less than a meter wide-though wide--though considering that the characters all have {{Healing Factor}}s and are pretty much immune to falls falls, it wouldn't really matter.
* TheEighties: The bulk of the movie takes place in the early 80's, at the very latest 1986, but given the nature of what happened to Logan's memories, it is unsure when it took place. TheOtherWiki states Stryker met Logan and Victor at the end of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and places the majority of the movie six years later, and the climax is implied to be the Three Mile Island disaster, which occurred in 1979. Regardless, it certainly doesn't capture the look or the feel of the time.
*
EmptyElevator: Very much averted - they're averted--they're ''in'' the elevator, right in the firing line of two dozen mooks with automatic weapons. So they send in the Merc with the Mouth to "clean up" first.
* EnemyMine: Wolverine and Sabretooth against Deadpool.
Weapon XI.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
EvenEvilHasStandards:
** The generals allowed allow for Stryker to carry out his Weapon X XI project. However, one of them called calls Stryker out when telling him that he suspects that Stryker's motivations were are basically out of FantasticRacism. [[spoiler:This gets him killed by Stryker.]]
** Dukes clearly is disturbed by what Stryker does to on [[spoiler:Three Mile Island]].



* ExtranormalPrison: Briefly featured a series of holding cells that combine this trope and TailorMadePrison. Each cell was made capable of holding their individual mutant occupant.

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* ExtranormalPrison: Briefly featured features a series of holding cells that combine this trope and TailorMadePrison. Each cell was has been made capable of holding their its individual mutant occupant.



-->'''Wraith:''' I'm not Bradley, Victor. [[LampshadeHanging I'm not scared of your creepy black coat.]]
-->'''Creed:''' You should be. Dukes was.

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-->'''Wraith:''' --->'''Wraith:''' I'm not Bradley, Victor. [[LampshadeHanging I'm not scared of your creepy black coat.]]
-->'''Creed:'''
]]\\
'''Creed:'''
You should be. Dukes was.



* FauxAffablyEvil[=/=]AffablyEvil: Stryker is very polite and charming, often calling Wolverine "Old friend". This doesn't change the fact that he's unrepentantly homicidal and manipulative.
* FingerInABarrel: In the past, Dukes does this with ''a tank cannon'', causing the tank to explode from the inside. It's a good thing Duke is {{super tough|ness}}.
* FlashbackNightmare: {{Implied}} in one scene with Wolverine where he is screaming in bed and apparently accidentally injured Fox with his (regular) claws, where he explained that he had nightmares on [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar every]] [[WorldWarI single]] [[WorldWarII war]] [[VietnamWar he fought in]].
* FlippingTheBird: Wolverine does it to Gambit.

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* FauxAffablyEvil[=/=]AffablyEvil: FauxAffablyEvil: Stryker is acts very polite and charming, often calling Wolverine "Old friend". This doesn't change the fact that he's unrepentantly homicidal and manipulative.
* FingerInABarrel: In the past, Dukes does this with ''a tank cannon'', causing the tank to explode from the inside. It's a good thing Duke is {{super tough|ness}}.
* FlashbackNightmare: {{Implied}} in one scene with Wolverine where he is screaming in bed and apparently accidentally injured Fox Kayla with his (regular) claws, where he explained that he had nightmares on [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar every]] [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI single]] [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war]] [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar he fought in]].
* FlippingTheBird: Wolverine does it to Gambit.Gambit, by retracting his outer two claws and leaving the middle.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Stryker says to Wade Wilson that he'd be the perfect soldier if he didn't have such a mouth. [[spoiler: Stryker later turns Wade into a mutated super-soldier who literally has no mouth.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: When John Wraith teleports, going frame-by-frame reveals that, unlike fellow X-Men characters Nightcrawler and Azazel, Wraith teleports in at least two phases-- first his skeleton materializes, and then his body, clothes and all.
* FullFrontalAssault: Wolverine's first rampage, of course.
** Made all the more curious that he's naked once he escapes - immediately prior to that he was wearing a pair of ''briefs''.
** NakedPeopleAreFunny: After Wolverine's initial rampage in the buff, which is naturally done seriously, he ends up running to the nearest barn, to the surprise of the old couple who own it.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
Stryker says to Wade Wilson that he'd be the perfect soldier if he didn't have such a mouth. [[spoiler: Stryker later turns Wade into a mutated super-soldier who literally has no mouth.]]
** Kayla gets a man to back off from a confrontation with Logan, attributing it to "female powers of persuasion." She earlier fails to convince Logan not to confront the man in the first place. [[spoiler:She's using her mutant power, which doesn't work on Sabretooth either--also hinting that her feelings for Logan are genuine since she can't just make him fall for her.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: When John Wraith teleports, going frame-by-frame reveals that, unlike fellow X-Men characters Nightcrawler and Azazel, Wraith teleports in at least two phases-- first phases--first his skeleton materializes, and then his body, clothes and all.
all. [[spoiler:When Weapon XI copies the power, freeze-framing his teleports shows that his entire skeleton, like Wolverine's, is coated in adamantium.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: Wolverine's first rampage, rampage post-surgery, of course.
** Made all the more curious that he's naked once he escapes -
course, though immediately prior to that he was wearing a pair of ''briefs''.
** NakedPeopleAreFunny: After Wolverine's initial rampage in the buff, which is naturally done seriously, he ends up running to the nearest barn, to the surprise of the old couple who own it.
briefs.



* GoneHorriblyRight: The film had them try to create an indestructible warrior. That worked pretty well. Then they pissed him off. That ''didn't''.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Wolverine, Sabertooth and Deadpool.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: The film had them Stryker and his team try to create an indestructible warrior. That worked works pretty well. Then they pissed piss him off. That ''didn't''.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Wolverine, Sabertooth and Deadpool.
''doesn't''.



* TheGunslinger: Agent Zero. Pistols, rifles, anything!.
* HeroicRematch: Wolverine/Sabretooth.

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* TheGunslinger: Agent Zero. Pistols, rifles, anything!.
anything!
* HealingFactor: Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Weapon XI (copying Wolverine's powers) all heal up just fine from myriad gunshots, stab wounds, and falls from great heights. Wolverine also (barely) survives having red-hot adamantium bonded to his skeleton, and every time he pops his claws he's effectively tearing his hands open, only for them to seal right back up when the claws are retracted. If Stryker is to be believed, Sabretooth's healing factor is not as effective as Logan's, which is why he can't undergo adamantium augmentation. It does allow him to live an unnaturally long life alongside his brother, however.
* HeroicRematch: Wolverine/Sabretooth.For all that he was betrayed and lied to in order to do it, Wolverine's consent to the adamantium experiment does achieve his goal--the next time he faces Sabretooth, he fares much better.



* HistoricalInJoke: [[spoiler: Wolverine and Sabretooth fight Weapon XI atop the cooling tower at Three Mile Island, destroying it in the process.]]
* IAmAMonster: In one of the TV spots, Sabretooth utters [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKwfV3j7FEE this chilling line]].
-->"I'm not your friend... I'm an animal who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over... and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature."
** This is either a ShoutOut or a ripoff of Seth Brundle's [[Film/TheFly1986 "insect politics" speech]], which itself is an homage to the Japanese poem, "I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Played dead straight, by Logan's squeeze Kayla, in regards to him killing off Sabretooth and/or Stryker. Two men, who have been rounding up mutants like cattle, are effectively above the law, and ''will'' most likely continue to hunt Logan down as long as he lives. All of which could be solved by a little extra stabbing...
* IgnoreTheDisability: Used with a twist. Wraith warns Logan not to mention Dukes' extreme weight gain, as he is sensitive about it. The very first thing that Logan says is "Hey, [[FreudianSlip Fat- uh, Fred]]!" It's clearly accidental, but as Dukes doesn't seem to care, Logan continues doing it on purpose, calling him "Slim" and the like. Logan doesn't hit the BerserkButton until he uses the word [[VerbalTic Bub]], which Dukes mishears as ''Blob''. [[ContinuityNod The joke here is that Fred Dukes is a long-standing Marvel Comics villain, who uses the identity "The Blob".]]
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Both James and Victor were sickly children before their mutation manifested.
--> '''Victor''': You're always sick.\\
'''James''': You were sick when you were my age.
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Some of Kayla's parting words was this.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Agent Zero's main power.

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* HistoricalInJoke: [[spoiler: Wolverine and Sabretooth fight Weapon XI XI]] atop the cooling tower at Three Mile Island, destroying it in the process.]]
process.
* IAmAMonster: In one of the TV spots, Sabretooth utters [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKwfV3j7FEE this chilling line]].
-->"I'm not your friend... I'm an animal who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over... and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature."
** This
line]], which is either a ShoutOut or a ripoff of Seth Brundle's [[Film/TheFly1986 "insect politics" speech]], speech from ''Film/TheFly1986'', which itself is an homage to the Japanese poem, "I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-->'''Sabretooth:''' I'm not your friend... I'm an animal who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over... and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim:
**
Played dead straight, by Logan's squeeze Kayla, in regards to him killing off Sabretooth and/or Stryker. Two men, who have been rounding up mutants like cattle, are effectively above the law, and ''will'' most likely continue to hunt Logan down as long as he lives. All of which could be solved by a little extra stabbing...
** Kayla at least holds herself to the same standards--when she has Stryker at the mercy of her hypnosis power and could force him to commit PsychicAssistedSuicide, she instead only commands him to throw his gun away and [[CruelMercy walk until his feet are bleeding]]. While she [[spoiler:lies dying]], no less, and ''after'' Styker [[spoiler:shoots Wolverine twice in the head, erasing his memory of her]].
* IgnoreTheDisability: Used with a twist. Wraith warns Logan not to mention Dukes' extreme weight gain, as he is sensitive about it. The very first thing that Logan says is "Hey, [[FreudianSlip Fat- Fat— uh, Fred]]!" It's clearly accidental, but as Dukes doesn't seem to care, Logan continues doing it on purpose, calling him "Slim" and the like. Logan doesn't hit the BerserkButton until he uses the word [[VerbalTic Bub]], which Dukes mishears as ''Blob''. [[ContinuityNod [[MythologyGag The joke here is that Fred Dukes is a long-standing Marvel Comics villain, who uses the identity "The Blob".]]
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: IllBoy: Both James and Victor were sickly children before their mutation manifested.
--> '''Victor''': -->'''Victor:''' You're always sick.\\
'''James''': '''James:''' You were sick when you were my age.
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Some of Kayla's Kayla's]] parting words was this.]]
words.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Agent Zero's main power.



** Emma Frost. The only attributes that she has in common with her comics counterpart is that she's blonde and can turn her skin into a diamond-like form. ''First Class'' would [[CanonDiscontinuity ignore]] her appearance in this story and present its own version of Emma as much closer to her comics counterpart. Then again, she's called "Emma", but the surname is never said. However, in one of the character TV spots, they clearly use Frost as her surname.

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** Emma Frost. The only attributes that she has in common with her comics counterpart is that she's blonde and can turn her skin into a diamond-like form. ''First Class'' ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' would [[CanonDiscontinuity ignore]] her appearance in this story and present its own version of Emma as much closer to her comics counterpart. Then again, she's called "Emma", but the surname is never said.said, and her sister is "Kayla Silverfox". However, in one of the character TV spots, they clearly use Frost as her surname.



** Bolt. Or Bradley, for those who missed him because he's long-dead in the comics. He's not only not called by his callsign, he's also no longer the kid Maverick teaches in the use of his powers after retiring - he's now Maverick's comrade-in-arms. Who, instead of lightning-flinging powers, has electric-appliance-powering-and-controlling powers.
** Deadpool retains his sarcastic sense of humor, MotorMouth & katanas... and even those fall by the wayside by the time of the main events of the movie. [[spoiler:While he does undergo a procedure to give him a copy of Wolverine's HealingFactor that leaves his body horrifically scarred just like in the comics, he's also saddled with Cyclops' optic blasts, Wraith's teleportation (He uses a device in the comics) and a pair of [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Blades Below The Shoulders]], and just to add insult to injury, his [[MouthStitchedShut mouth is sewn shut]].]]

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** Bolt. Or Bradley, for those who missed him because he's long-dead in the comics. He's not only not called by his callsign, he's also no longer the kid Maverick teaches in the use of his powers after retiring - he's retiring--he's now Maverick's comrade-in-arms. Who, instead of lightning-flinging powers, has electric-appliance-powering-and-controlling powers.
** Deadpool retains his sarcastic sense of humor, MotorMouth & katanas... and even those fall by the wayside by the time of the main events of the movie. [[spoiler:While he does undergo a procedure to give him a copy of Wolverine's HealingFactor that leaves his body horrifically scarred just like in the comics, he's also saddled with Cyclops' optic blasts, Wraith's teleportation (He (he uses a device in the comics) and a pair of [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Blades Below The the Shoulders]], and just to add insult to injury, his [[MouthStitchedShut mouth is sewn shut]].]]



** Even regular humans weren't spared from becoming In Name Only characters. About the only thing in common between the Hudsons in the comics and the Hudsons in this film is that both couples find Wolverine stumbling about after he'd gotten his adamantium skeleton and escaped from the program. In the comics, James and Heather Hudson find Wolverine in the middle of a blizzard by the cabin at which they are honeymooning, and at this point they'd just recently started Department H, the government organization that would create ComicBook/AlphaFlight. In the movie, ''[[AdaptationNameChange Travis]]'' and Heather Hudson are an elderly couple who find Wolverine stumbling onto their farm (and not in a blizzard), and they have no known government connections. And unlike their comic counterparts, Travis and Heather [[spoiler: get killed off]].
* InstantFlightJustAddSpinning: Gambit does this with his cane
* ItsPersonal:

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** Even regular humans weren't spared from becoming In Name Only In-Name-Only characters. About the only thing in common between the Hudsons in the comics and the Hudsons in this film is that both couples find Wolverine stumbling about after he'd gotten his adamantium skeleton and escaped from the program. In the comics, James and Heather Hudson find Wolverine in the middle of a blizzard by the cabin at which they are honeymooning, and at this point they'd just recently started Department H, the government organization that would create ComicBook/AlphaFlight. In the movie, ''[[AdaptationNameChange Travis]]'' and Heather Hudson are an elderly couple who find Wolverine stumbling onto their farm (and not in a blizzard), and they have no known government connections. And unlike their comic counterparts, Travis and Heather [[spoiler: get killed off]].
* InstantFlightJustAddSpinning: Gambit does this with his cane
cane.
* ItsPersonal: ItsPersonal:



* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wade Wilson jokes with his mutant comrades that his katana are far more "memorable" than guns. He is shown to be [[ImplausibleFencingPowers capable of parrying fully automatic fire]] from multiple opponents with them, occasionally [[SpinToDeflectStuff deflecting bullets]] at enemies. The blades, of course, are completely undamaged.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The film features quite possibly one of the most painful instances of this trope. An antagonist loads a gun with Adamantium bullets, knowing he can't kill {{Wolverine}} with them, but intends to give him Laser Guided Amnesia by shooting him in the head. He succeeds, wiping Wolverine's memory with no other side-effects. Wolverine's "memories don't grow back", but his ability to speak, read, walk, recognize police cars, hide from police cars, etc, do.
** In the comics it is explained that when Wolverine experiences particularly traumatic moments, his brain mentally 'heals' around the memories of that moment. Traumatic memories could include having to watch the woman you love die/betray you, watching all of your friends and family members get killed, undergoing an intensely painful medical procedure under no anesthesia or finding out your brother is now an AxCrazy psycho. Taking all of the above into account, having several slugs pumped into your brain at near point-blank range is just the icing on the cake.
* LeftHanging: The film ended with two [[SequelHook Sequel Hooks]] in TheStinger. One revealed that {{Deadpool}} was still alive, and the other had an ominous scene showing Logan in Japan. The next movie, ''Film/TheWolverine'', takes place decades later and ignores both of those bits.
** While a [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool movie]] was eventually made, it treats this movie as completely non-canon ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at it]]).
* LikeCannotCutLike:
** Wolverine faces Weapon XI, which has an adamantium [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
** William Stryker shoots Wolverine in the head with adamantium bullets (which is kinda justified, as a bullet, which is really fast, could have more impact than a blade). [[HealingFactor Doesn't kill him]], [[EasyAmnesia but it does give him amnesia]] -- presumably the shock of the impact gave him severe brain damage and his HealingFactor couldn't piece all his memories back together. Though why this doesn't result in a pair of .44 caliber holes in Logan's adamantium skull is unclear, since his healing factor can't grow back the implanted metal.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Wade Wilson jokes with his mutant comrades that his katana katanas are far more "memorable" than guns. He is shown to be [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[ParryingBullets capable of parrying fully automatic fire]] from multiple opponents with them, occasionally [[SpinToDeflectStuff deflecting bullets]] at enemies. The blades, of course, are completely undamaged.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The film features quite possibly one of the most painful instances of this trope. An antagonist loads a gun with Adamantium adamantium bullets, knowing he can't kill {{Wolverine}} Wolverine with them, but intends to give him Laser Guided Laser-Guided Amnesia by shooting him in the head. He succeeds, wiping Wolverine's memory with no other side-effects. Wolverine's "memories don't grow back", but his ability to speak, read, walk, recognize police cars, hide from police cars, etc, do.
** In the comics it is explained that when Wolverine experiences particularly traumatic moments, his brain mentally 'heals' around the memories of that moment. Traumatic memories could include having to watch the woman you love die/betray you, watching all of your friends and family members get killed, undergoing an intensely painful medical procedure under no anesthesia or finding out your brother is now an AxCrazy psycho. Taking all of the above into account, having several slugs pumped into your brain at near point-blank range is just the icing on the cake.
* LeftHanging: The film ended ends with two [[SequelHook Sequel Hooks]] {{Sequel Hook}}s in TheStinger. One revealed reveals that {{Deadpool}} was Deadpool is still alive, and the other had has an ominous scene showing Logan in Japan. The next movie, ''Film/TheWolverine'', takes place decades later and ignores both of those bits.
** While
bits, and while a [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool movie]] was eventually made, it treats this movie as completely non-canon ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at it]]).
* LikeCannotCutLike:
LikeCannotCutLike:
** Wolverine faces Weapon XI, which has an adamantium [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
{{katanas|AreJustBetter}}.
** William Stryker shoots Wolverine in the head with adamantium bullets (which is kinda justified, as a bullet, which is really fast, could have more impact than a blade). [[HealingFactor Doesn't kill him]], [[EasyAmnesia but it does give him amnesia]] -- presumably amnesia]]--presumably the shock of the impact gave him severe brain damage and his HealingFactor couldn't piece all his memories back together. Though why this doesn't result in a pair of .44 caliber holes in Logan's adamantium skull is unclear, since his healing factor can't grow back the implanted metal.



* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: In one of {{The Stinger}}s Deadpool's severed head wakes up before shushing to the audience and fading to black.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy[=/=]LoveMakesYouEvil: Victor did '''not''' take his brother James leaving him for a life of peace well... not in the least.

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* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: In one of {{The Stinger}}s Stinger}}s, Deadpool's severed head wakes up before shushing to the audience and fading to black.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy[=/=]LoveMakesYouEvil: LoveMakesYouCrazy: Victor did '''not''' take his brother James leaving him for a life of peace well... not in the least.



* MegaManning: [[spoiler: Weapon XI]]

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* MegaManning: [[spoiler: Weapon XI]]XI, formerly [[spoiler:Wade Wilson]], is somehow infused with powers from several mutants, including Logan (allowing him to also undergo the adamantium bonding process), Scott Summers, and John Wraith.



* MyHeroZero: Subverted with Agent Zero, a rather two-dimensional throwaway villain. (He dies painfully.) To be fair, he's actually pretty dangerous - if you don't have a [[NighInvulnerability skeleton made of adamantium]] and the ''original'' HealingFactor.
* MythologyGag:
** [[spoiler: In the comics, {{Deadpool}}'s nickname was "The Merc with the Mouth". Here, he's the Merc with ''No'' Mouth]].

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* MyHeroZero: Subverted with Agent Zero, a rather two-dimensional throwaway villain. (He dies painfully.) To be fair, he's actually pretty dangerous - if dangerous--if you don't have a [[NighInvulnerability skeleton made of adamantium]] and the ''original'' HealingFactor.
* MythologyGag:
MythologyGag:
** [[spoiler: In the comics, {{Deadpool}}'s ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s nickname was is "The Merc with the Mouth". Here, he's [[spoiler:he's the Merc with ''No'' Mouth]].



** Also, during the final fight, there's a brief close-up of Deadpool charging up his laser eyes, which causes his face to resemble his comic counterpart's mask.
* NeverTrustATrailer:

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** Also, during the final fight, there's a brief close-up of Deadpool charging [[spoiler:charging up his laser eyes, EyeBeams]], which causes his face to resemble his comic counterpart's mask.
* NeverTrustATrailer: NakedPeopleAreFunny: After Wolverine's initial FullFrontalAssault, which is naturally done seriously, he ends up running to the nearest barn, to the surprise of the old couple who own it.
-->'''Heather:''' Travis! I think there's a naked man in the barn.\\
'''Travis:''' Yep.
* NeverTrustATrailer:



** This has happened with other characters like Deadpool as well. Some comments have been made about the TV Spots saying how ridiculous it is that a whole 30 seconds said more about the characters than their screen time throughout the entire film.
* NiceHat:

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** This has happened with other characters like Deadpool as well. Some comments have been made about the TV Spots saying how ridiculous it is that a whole 30 seconds said more about the characters than their screen time throughout the entire film.
* NiceHat: NiceHat:



* NoEndorHolocaust: If the film is to be believed, Wolverine [[HistoricalInJoke is at least partially responsible for the Three Mile Island leak]] aka, one of the things that helped kill nuclear power, and the first major leak in American history. Granted, {{Deadpool}} could have stopped firing, but you've got to wonder what Wolvie was thinking causing his head to fall into the silo.
* NotAfraidToDie: Subverted when Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth comes to assassinate his ex-team member Bolt. This little exchange takes place:
-->'''Bolt:''' I'm not afraid of you, Victor. I'm not afraid of dying.
-->'''Creed:''' How do you know? You've never tried it before.
* NothingPersonal: Victor doesn't give a damn about causes. Contrast his attitude toward Jimmy with ItsPersonal.
* NotWearingTights: The film took the black leather from previous films away, leaving everyone in CivvieSpandex.

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* NoEndorHolocaust: If the film is to be believed, Wolverine [[HistoricalInJoke is at least partially responsible for the Three Mile Island leak]] aka, leak]], aka one of the things that helped kill nuclear power, and the first major leak in American history. Granted, {{Deadpool}} [[spoiler:Weapon XI]] could have stopped firing, but you've got to wonder what Wolvie was thinking causing his head to fall into the silo.
cooling tower.
* NotAfraidToDie: Subverted when Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth Sabretooth, comes to assassinate his ex-team member Bolt. This little exchange takes place:
-->'''Bolt:''' I'm not afraid of you, Victor. I'm not afraid of dying.
-->'''Creed:'''
dying.\\
'''Creed:'''
How do you know? You've never tried it before.
* NothingPersonal: Victor doesn't give a damn about causes. Contrast causes, contrasting with his ItsPersonal attitude toward Jimmy with ItsPersonal.
Jimmy.
* NotWearingTights: The film took takes the black leather from previous films away, leaving everyone in CivvieSpandex.



* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Due to being intended to start a spinoff "X-Men Origins" franchise [[StillbornFranchise which never materialised]]

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* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Due to being intended to start a spinoff "X-Men Origins" franchise [[StillbornFranchise which never materialised]]materialised]].



* OffingTheOffspring: Thomas Logan nearly shoots his son James Howlett when the kid is charging at him with newly sprouted bone claws, but Elizabeth Howlett manages to grab the hunting rifle before Thomas could do so.
* OffWithHisHead: The title character talks about wanting to decapitate his big brother, but only end up beheading "[[({{Deadpool}} Weapon XI]]", in this version an experimented up Wade Wilson).
* OhCrap:

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* OffingTheOffspring: Thomas Logan nearly shoots his son James Howlett when the kid is charging at him with newly sprouted bone claws, but Elizabeth Howlett manages to grab the hunting rifle before Thomas could can do so.
* OffWithHisHead: The title character talks about wanting to decapitate his big brother, but only end up beheading "[[({{Deadpool}} Weapon XI]]", [[spoiler:Weapon XI, in this version an experimented up experimented-up Wade Wilson).
Wilson]].
* OhCrap: OhCrap:



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:As Weapon XI is about to decapitate Logan, he is tackled away by Victor Creed. "Nobody kills you but me!"]]

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:As Weapon XI XI]] is about to decapitate Logan, he is tackled away by Victor Creed. "Nobody kills you but me!"]]me!"



* PeopleJars: Colonel Stryker collected mutants in glass tanks, where they stayed naked in freezing-based suspended animation. Stryker's own son was one of these.
* PlayingWithSyringes
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work.
** However, Ryan Reynolds's Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (plus in the Post Credits Sequence) is still considered quite awesome, and Reynolds would later star as Deadpool in [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own feature film]]. That said, since ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]], the Deadpool movie completely disregards its events ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at them]]).
** While a ''Gambit'' movie ''is'' in the works, it will also treat ''Origins'' as non-canon.
* PragmaticAdaptation: In the comics, Fred Dukes A.K.A Blob, is a mutant whose specific abilities seem to revolve around being morbidly obese. In the film however, Dukes is physically fit until he develops an eating disorder, but his super strength is what allows him to carry his own weight.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "[[spoiler:I can feel your spine, Johnny Boy. Never knew you had one.]]"
* PresentDayPast: The movie doesn't look like it takes place 20-30 years before the main X-Men movies.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Threatened but not gone through with, or maybe genuinely considered. Silverfox makes Colonel Stryker put the muzzle of his [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets empty revolver]] under his chin, but doesn't make him pull the trigger, instead telling him to [[CruelMercy walk away until his feet bleed]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment and then keep walking]]. As the film is a prequel to ''Film/{{X2|XMenUnited}}'', [[PlotArmor she couldn't have]] [[DoomedByCanon killed him anyway]].

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* PeopleJars: Colonel Stryker collected collects mutants in glass tanks, where they stayed stay naked in freezing-based suspended animation. Stryker's own son was is one of these.
* PlayingWithSyringes
PlayingWithSyringes: Weapon XI is exactly that--the eleventh of a series of LivingWeapon experiments by Stryker, with Wolverine as Weapon X, intended to create the perfect mutant killer by way of MegaManning mutant powers into one being.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work.
**
work. However, Ryan Reynolds's Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (plus in the Post Credits Sequence) TheStinger) is still considered quite awesome, and Reynolds would later star as Deadpool in [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own feature film]]. That said, since ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]], the Deadpool movie completely disregards its events ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at them]]).
** While
them]]). And while a ''Gambit'' movie ''is'' in the works, it will also treat ''Origins'' as non-canon.
* PragmaticAdaptation: In the comics, Fred Dukes A.K.A Dukes, a.k.a. the Blob, is a mutant whose specific abilities seem to revolve around being morbidly obese. In the film however, Dukes is physically fit until he develops an eating disorder, but his super strength is what allows him to carry his own weight.
weight.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "[[spoiler:I When Creed kills [[spoiler:John Wraith]].
-->'''Creed:''' I
can feel your spine, Johnny Boy. Never knew you had one.]]"
one.
* PresentDayPast: The movie doesn't look like it takes place 20-30 years before the main X-Men ''Film/XMen'' movies.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Threatened but not gone through with, or maybe genuinely considered. Silverfox makes Colonel Stryker put the muzzle of his [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets empty revolver]] revolver with OneBulletLeft under his chin, but doesn't make him pull the trigger, instead telling him to [[CruelMercy walk away until his feet bleed]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment and then keep walking]]. As the film is a prequel to ''Film/{{X2|XMenUnited}}'', [[PlotArmor [[SavedByCanon she couldn't have]] [[DoomedByCanon have killed him anyway]].



** [[spoiler:Kayla Silverfox]] as well.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: The film has Logan go mano-a-mano against Fred Dukes a.k.a. The Blob without using his claws to get information from him. Logan's glove-clad punches prove rather ineffective.

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** [[spoiler:Kayla Silverfox]] as well.
well, since Stryker [[IHaveYourWife has her sister hostage]].
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: The film has Logan go mano-a-mano against Fred Dukes a.k.a. The Blob without Blob--without using his claws to claws--to get information from him. Logan's glove-clad punches prove rather ineffective.



* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Purple]]: Gambit.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wolverine makes this one on [[spoiler:Kayla]] when she's revealed to be allied with Stryker.

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* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Purple]]: Gambit.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wolverine makes this gives one on [[spoiler:Kayla]] to [[spoiler:Kayla Silverfox]] when she's revealed to be allied with Stryker.



** The film makes Sabertooth Wolverine's half-brother (as opposed to simply being another Weapon X experiment). Though it seemed to be {{Fanon}} before the movie was filmed, due to Dog (Wolverine's half-brother in the comic) having a resemblance to Sabertooth in the end. This also makes him a CompositeCharacter.
** Silverfox is the sister of ... a character with diamond skin named "Emma", but whom ContinuitySnarl means can't really be Emma Frost, although that was clearly the intention.

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** The film makes Sabertooth Sabretooth Wolverine's half-brother (as opposed to simply being another Weapon X experiment). Though it seemed to be {{Fanon}} before the movie was filmed, due to Dog (Wolverine's half-brother in the comic) having a resemblance to Sabertooth in the end.Sabretooth, this was later contraindicated. This also makes him a CompositeCharacter.
** Silverfox is the sister of ... of, well, a character with diamond skin named "Emma", but whom ContinuitySnarl means can't really be Emma Frost, although that was clearly the intention.



* RetiredBadass: Fred Dukes and John Wraith become a boxer and his manager respectively, after Team X disbands.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Included this near the end- [[spoiler: before a subversion. Logan/Wolverine and Kayla are walking off into the sunset- and a gunshot rings out as Stryker arrives with his adamantium bullets...]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Pretty much the whole point of the movie.
* RuleOfCool: The movie is generally considered at its best when it remembers that it's about Hugh Jackman running around stabbing people in the face.

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* RetiredBadass: RetiredBadass:
**
Fred Dukes and John Wraith become a boxer and his manager respectively, after Team X disbands.
** Logan himself returns to the Canadian wilderness to become a MightyLumberjack.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Included this near the end- [[spoiler: before end--[[spoiler:before a subversion. Logan/Wolverine and is carrying Kayla are walking off into the sunset- sunset--then a pistol rises into the shot and a gunshot rings out as Stryker arrives with his adamantium bullets...]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Pretty much the whole point of the movie.
movie. Victor kills Kayla, so Logan makes a deal with Styker to get revenge on him, but then Stryker betrays him, so Logan is gunning for ''both'' of them, and then it turns out they're working together anyway...
* RuleOfCool: The movie is generally considered at its best when it remembers that it's about Hugh Jackman Creator/HughJackman running around stabbing people in the face.



* SavedByCanon: It look like Wolverine is about slam his claws right in Sabretooth's throat. Granted, he just knock him unconscious but you already know that he wouldn't kill Sabretooth anyway since he appeared in ''Film/XMen1'', that takes many years after this movie.
** Although, the movie version of Victor seems to be a different character than Sabertooth anyway.
* SequelHook: TheStinger at the end shows [[spoiler: Logan drinking away his sorrows in a Japanese pub. A new film, dubbed ''The Wolverine'' is now in production, and will feature Wolverine's adventures in Japan.]]
** Due to the poor reception of ''Origins'', ''Film/TheWolverine'' actually ignores the events of ''Origins'', and instead takes place years after the events of ''The Last Stand''.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Exaggerated in a bedroom exchange between a traumatized Logan (whose healing powers make him well over a hundred years old) and his lover Silver Fox.
-->'''Silver Fox:''' Was it the war?\\

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* SavedByCanon: SavedByCanon:
**
It look like Wolverine is about slam his claws right in Sabretooth's throat. Granted, he just knock him unconscious but you already know that he wouldn't kill Sabretooth anyway since he appeared in ''Film/XMen1'', that takes many years after this movie.
** Although, the movie version of Victor seems Likewise, Wolverine himself, Stryker, and Cyclops are all guaranteed to be a different character than Sabertooth anyway.
survive.
* SequelHook: TheStinger at the end shows [[spoiler: Logan drinking away his sorrows in a Japanese pub. A new film, dubbed ''The Wolverine'' is now in production, and will feature Wolverine's adventures in Japan.]]
** Due to the poor reception of ''Origins'',
''Film/TheWolverine'' actually ignores the events of ''Origins'', was intended to follow up on this, and does take place in Japan, but ended up as a sequel to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' instead takes place years after the events of ''The Last Stand''.
this film.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Exaggerated in a bedroom exchange between a traumatized Logan (whose healing powers make him well over a hundred years old) and his lover Silver Fox.
-->'''Silver Fox:'''
Kayla Silverfox.
-->'''Kayla:'''
Was it the war?\\



'''Silver Fox:''' Which one?\\

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'''Silver Fox:''' '''Kayla:''' Which one?\\



* ShootingSuperman: The military scientists who made Wolverine immune to bullets decide to stop him by sending an assassin, armed with bullets, to kill the man who is immune to bullets. As they watch their plan fail, they comment on the fact that the assassin never stood a chance because he wasn't using the special adamantium bullets they had ''[[TooDumbToLive right there next to them!]]''.
* ShortLivedAerialEscape: Wolverine destroys a helicopter by using his claws, a motorcycle, and a military Humvee as an impromptu catapult, allowing him to slice the rotors off of an enemy helicopter mid-flight. The trope is somewhat subverted in that he blows up the helicopter after it crashes, by lighting its leaking fuels with his cigar.

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* ShootingSuperman: The military scientists who made Wolverine immune to bullets decide to stop him by sending an assassin, armed with bullets, to kill the man who is immune to bullets. As they watch their plan fail, they comment on the fact that the assassin never stood a chance because he wasn't using the special adamantium bullets they had ''[[TooDumbToLive right there next to them!]]''.
them!]]''
* ShortLivedAerialEscape: Wolverine destroys a helicopter by using his claws, a motorcycle, and a military Humvee as an impromptu catapult, allowing him to slice the rotors off of an enemy helicopter mid-flight. The trope is somewhat subverted in that he blows up the helicopter after it crashes, by lighting its leaking fuels with his cigar.mid-flight.



* SkywardScream: This was done ''three times'' in the movie.
* SmugSnake:

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* SkywardScream: This was is done ''three times'' in the movie.
movie--when young James Howlett first grows his claws and when Logan finds Kayla's body being two.
* SmugSnake: SmugSnake:



* SoftWater: Averted. Before jumping into the ocean to reach the island, Logan tells Gambit to his enjoyment that it will hurt very badly falling out of his plane.

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* SoftWater: Averted. Before jumping into the ocean to reach the island, Logan tells Gambit to his enjoyment that it will hurt very badly falling out of his plane. He actually skips across the water once or twice before falling in.



* TheStinger: The film had, depending on your screening, either [[spoiler:a now-amnesiac Logan in a bar, "drinking to remember"]] or [[spoiler:the [[LosingYourHead living disembodied head]] of {{Deadpool}}, having gained his mouth back and his MediumAwareness as well.]] There was also [[spoiler:General Stryker getting arrested]], but everyone got that one.
* StockSubtitle: Origins.

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* TheStinger: The film had, has, depending on your screening, either [[spoiler:a now-amnesiac Logan in a bar, "drinking to remember"]] or [[spoiler:the [[LosingYourHead living disembodied head]] of {{Deadpool}}, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, having gained his mouth back and his MediumAwareness as well.]] There was DVD releases have both. There's also [[spoiler:General Stryker getting arrested]], but everyone got that one.
* StockSubtitle: Origins.''Origins.''



* SwordSparks: Logan's claws have always done it ''some'' of the time, but in this movie, it's taken to unprecedented heights.
* TearsOfRemorse: The film has [[spoiler:Kayla]] pulling this when Wolverine muses the folktale that he is just a [[UnwittingPawn fool who got played]] due to the fact that [[spoiler:she is blackmailed into working for Stryker]].
* TeleFrag: John Wraith uses his ability to dodge Victor Creed's claw attacks, until Creed uses his knowledge of Wraith's fighting style to lead him, stabbing right where he knew John would end up. Worse than stabbing: Creed knew Wraith so well, he was able to [[BodyHorror grab hold of his spinal column, and rip it out when Wraith tried to 'port again.]]

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* SwordSparks: Logan's claws have always done it ''some'' of the time, but in this movie, it's taken to unprecedented heights.
heights. When he's examining his new claws in a bathroom mirror, simply tapping them against each other is enough to strike sparks.
* TearsOfRemorse: The film has [[spoiler:Kayla]] pulling this when Wolverine muses about the folktale and that he is just a [[UnwittingPawn fool who got played]] due to the fact that [[spoiler:she is blackmailed into working for Stryker]].
* TeleFrag: John Wraith uses his ability to dodge Victor Creed's claw attacks, until Creed uses his knowledge of Wraith's fighting style to lead him, stabbing sticking his hand right where he knew John would end up. Worse than stabbing: Creed knew Wraith up, and aiming so well, he was well he's able to [[BodyHorror grab hold of his spinal column, and rip it out when Wraith tried tries to 'port again.]]again]].



** Deadpool.
** As well as John Wraith. Deadpool did [[PowersAsPrograms borrow it from him]], after all. [[spoiler:Which didn't help much when Victor figured out that he teleported in a predictable pattern, and got him to teleport into roughly the same area as Victor's claws, with predictable results.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill: Logan brings down a helicopter and its mutant operator, who is then incapacitated and trapped. He could use his adamantium claws to stab his helpless victim, but decides instead to blow up the entire helicopter in a [[ImpressivePyrotechnics massive display of pyrotechnics]].

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** Deadpool.
Weapon XI effectively fights Victor and Wolverine at the same time by porting back and forth atop the ledge they're all standing on.
** As well as John Wraith. Deadpool Weapon XI did [[PowersAsPrograms borrow it from him]], after all. [[spoiler:Which didn't doesn't help much when Victor figured figures out that he teleported teleports in a predictable pattern, and got gets him to teleport into roughly the same area as Victor's claws, with predictable results.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Logan brings down a helicopter and its mutant operator, who is then incapacitated and trapped. He could use his adamantium claws to stab his helpless victim, but decides instead to blow up the entire helicopter in a [[ImpressivePyrotechnics massive display of pyrotechnics]].



* TitleConfusion: This film gained the unnecessarily lengthy ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', and is referred to simply as ''Wolverine'' by most sane people.
** ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is a bit of an ArtifactTitle; it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended]] to be the first of a series of prequels focusing on the backgrounds of various characters (''X-Men Origins: Magneto'' was in the works but got lost in DevelopmentHell). Had this happened, the title, while still long, would have at least made sense because "X-Men Origins" would be the series name and "Wolverine" would be the movie name.

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* TitleConfusion: This film gained has the unnecessarily lengthy title ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', and is referred to simply as ''Wolverine'' by most sane people.
**
people. ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' Origins'' is a bit of an ArtifactTitle; it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended]] to be the first of a series of prequels focusing on the backgrounds of various characters (''X-Men Origins: Magneto'' was in the works but got lost in DevelopmentHell). Had this happened, the title, while still long, would have at least made sense because "X-Men Origins" would be the series name and "Wolverine" would be the movie name.



** Said marksman also thinks it's a good idea to take a jab at Wolverine when he has decided to let him live. After seeing the guy take down a HELICOPTER.

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** Said marksman also thinks it's a good idea to take a jab at Wolverine when he has decided to let him live. After seeing the guy take down a HELICOPTER.''helicopter''.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer inadvertently revealed Weapon XI, whom Wolverine fights at the end of the film. And [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/02/19/x-men-origins-wolverine-spoilers-in-new-deadpool-action-figure/ the toy packaging]] spoiled that he is [[spoiler:{{Deadpool}}]].
* TrickBullet: Amnesia bullets.
** Although technically those weren't "amnesia bullets", they were regular bullets made out of adamantium, thus the only thing they had that could pierce Logan's NighInvulnerable skull. They were ''supposed'' to kill him but his brain was able to regenerate, just without a huge chunk of his memories. Anyone else would [[BoomHeadshot fair far worse]] than just amnesia.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: The film has this at the very beginning when a black ops group of mutants cram into an elevator. And then the bad guys cut the power. DeadpanSnarker [[{{Deadpool}} Wade Wilson]] makes a comment about it, of course.
* {{Understatement}}:
** Logan's response when asked how his execution by firing squad went.
-->"Tickled."
** Also this exchange:
-->'''Farmer''': "Had a rough night?"\\
'''Wolverine''': "You could say that."
* UnflinchingWalk: Wolverine does this away from an exploding helicopter.
* {{Unobtanium}}: Adamantium comes from meteors. Specifically, sacred African meteors, making it this continuity's answer to Vibranium. Thus completing the transformation begun in the UltimateAvengers films.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Logan goes into this state as he's escaping the Weapon X facility.]]
* UnwittingPawn:
** The look on Wolverine's face when [[spoiler:Blob told him that Stryker was performing experiments on mutants]] and when he [[spoiler:realizes what led him to willingly get his brand spankin' new adamantium skeleton]]... priceless.
** Emma Silverfox becomes Stryker's hostage -> [[spoiler:Kayla is forced to work for Stryker -> Kayla faked her death as a part of their plan]] -> Wolverine accepted Stryker's offer to transform his bones into adamantium to avenge Kayla.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer inadvertently revealed Weapon XI, whom Wolverine fights at the end of the film. And [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/02/19/x-men-origins-wolverine-spoilers-in-new-deadpool-action-figure/ the toy packaging]] spoiled that he is [[spoiler:{{Deadpool}}]].
* TrickBullet: Amnesia bullets.
** Although technically those weren't "amnesia bullets", they were regular bullets made out of adamantium, thus the only thing they had that could pierce Logan's NighInvulnerable skull. They were ''supposed'' to kill him but his brain was able to regenerate, just without a huge chunk of his memories. Anyone else would [[BoomHeadshot fair far worse]] than just amnesia.
[[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}]].
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: The film has this at the very beginning when a black ops group of mutants cram into an elevator. And then the bad guys cut the power. DeadpanSnarker [[{{Deadpool}} Wade Wilson]] Wilson makes a comment about it, of course.
* {{Understatement}}:
{{Understatement}}:
** Logan's response when asked how his execution by firing squad went.
-->"Tickled."
went.
--->'''Logan:''' It tickled.
** Also this exchange:
-->'''Farmer''': "Had
exchange, after a naked and traumatized Logan takes refuge in a barn just after gaining his adamantium skeleton.
--->'''Travis Hudson:''' Had
a rough night?"\\
'''Wolverine''': "You
night?\\
'''Logan:''' You
could say that."
that.
* UnflinchingWalk: Wolverine does this lights a VaporTrail from a downed helicopter and paces calmly away from an exploding helicopter.
the resulting ImpressivePyrotechnics.
* {{Unobtanium}}: Adamantium comes from meteors. Specifically, sacred African meteors, making it this continuity's answer to Vibranium. Thus completing the transformation begun in the UltimateAvengers ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' films.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Logan goes into this state as he's escaping the Weapon X facility.]]
facility.
* UnwittingPawn:
UnwittingPawn:
** The look on Wolverine's face when [[spoiler:Blob told tells him that Stryker was performing experiments on mutants]] and when he [[spoiler:realizes what led him to willingly get his brand spankin' new adamantium skeleton]]... priceless.
** Emma Silverfox becomes Stryker's hostage -> [[spoiler:Kayla is forced to work for Stryker -> Kayla faked fakes her death as a part of their plan]] -> Wolverine accepted accepts Stryker's offer to transform his bones into adamantium to avenge Kayla.



** The film details the relationship between James Howlett (Wolverine) and Victor Creed (Sabretooth), who are half-brothers. They were BashBrothers to the very end until Victor's sociopathy went off the deep end and caused James to lose his connection with Victor.

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** The film details the relationship between James Howlett (Wolverine) and Victor Creed (Sabretooth), who are half-brothers. They were BashBrothers to the very end until Victor's sociopathy went goes off the deep end and caused causes James to lose his connection with Victor.



* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Stryker [[spoiler:finally finds a way to shut [[{{Deadpool}} Wade]] up]] by first sewing, and in the finished version, plastering his mouth shut. [[spoiler:TheStinger shows the decapitation/fall of the head somehow opened it again.]]

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* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Stryker [[spoiler:finally finds a way to shut [[{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} Wade]] up]] by first sewing, and in the finished version, plastering his mouth shut. [[spoiler:TheStinger shows the decapitation/fall of the head somehow opened it again.]]]]
* WolverineClaws:
** Wolverine grows three retractable claws of bone in each hand in childhood, and has them upgraded to unbreakable, razor-sharp adamantium along with the rest of his skeleton later in the film.
** Sabretooth has Wolverine Claws, what with him being Wolverine's brother. They grow out of his fingernails and are shorter than Wolverine's, but clearly operate on the same principle.



-->'''Jimmy''': I want to go home.\\
'''Victor''': We can't.
%%* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo

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-->'''Jimmy''': -->'''Jimmy:''' I want to go home.\\
'''Victor''': '''Victor:''' We can't.
%%* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo
can't.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: [[spoiler:Kayla Silverfox]] pleads with Stryker to honor their bargain and release her sister. When Stryker equivocates and says he needs more time, she quickly realizes that she and Victor was just as much {{Unwitting Pawn}}s as Logan.
16th Mar '16 9:04:38 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Scott Summers sees Victor and runs. ''Immediately.''
11th Mar '16 1:13:25 PM kyojikasshu
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Added DiffLines:

** The character [[InNameOnly very loosely based]] on [[ComicBook/AlphaFlight James Hudson]] is named Travis Hudson in this film.


Added DiffLines:

** Even regular humans weren't spared from becoming In Name Only characters. About the only thing in common between the Hudsons in the comics and the Hudsons in this film is that both couples find Wolverine stumbling about after he'd gotten his adamantium skeleton and escaped from the program. In the comics, James and Heather Hudson find Wolverine in the middle of a blizzard by the cabin at which they are honeymooning, and at this point they'd just recently started Department H, the government organization that would create ComicBook/AlphaFlight. In the movie, ''[[AdaptationNameChange Travis]]'' and Heather Hudson are an elderly couple who find Wolverine stumbling onto their farm (and not in a blizzard), and they have no known government connections. And unlike their comic counterparts, Travis and Heather [[spoiler: get killed off]].
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie claims to start in 1845 Northwest Territories, Canada... Except that the Northwest Territories would not become a part of Canada until 1870 (and the borders of the vast area were gradually changed until 1905, which resulted in the creation of 4 provinces and 2 territories). Canada itself was only granted Dominion status in 1867.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie claims to start in 1845 Northwest Territories, Canada... Except that the Northwest Territories would not become a part of Canada until 1870 (and the borders of the vast area were gradually changed until 1905, which resulted in the creation of 4 provinces and 2 territories). Canada itself was only granted Dominion did not gain dominion status in 1867.until 1867. It would have been more accurate to caption the scene as "North-Western Territory, British North America".



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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work. However, Ryan Reynolds's Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (plus in the Post Credits Sequence) is still considered quite awesome, and Reynolds would later star as Deadpool in [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own feature film]]. That said, since ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]], the Deadpool movie completely disregards its events ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at them]]).

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work. work.
**
However, Ryan Reynolds's Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (plus in the Post Credits Sequence) is still considered quite awesome, and Reynolds would later star as Deadpool in [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own feature film]]. That said, since ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]], the Deadpool movie completely disregards its events ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at them]]).them]]).
** While a ''Gambit'' movie ''is'' in the works, it will also treat ''Origins'' as non-canon.
17th Feb '16 8:26:15 AM dangerdan97
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* TheEighties: Bulk of the movie takes place in 1985 or the very least 1986, but given the nature of what happened to Logan's memories, it is unsure when it took place. TheOtherWiki states Stryker met Logan and Victor in 1975 placing the majority of the movie in 1981. Regardless, it certainly doesn't capture the look or the feel of the time.

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* TheEighties: Bulk The bulk of the movie takes place in 1985 or the early 80's, at the very least latest 1986, but given the nature of what happened to Logan's memories, it is unsure when it took place. TheOtherWiki states Stryker met Logan and Victor in 1975 placing at the end of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and places the majority of the movie six years later, and the climax is implied to be the Three Mile Island disaster, which occurred in 1981.1979. Regardless, it certainly doesn't capture the look or the feel of the time.
13th Feb '16 5:15:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie will be released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after Days of Futures Past erased this film from the timeline.]]

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** A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie will be was released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after Days ''Days of Futures Past Past'' erased this film from the timeline.]]



* {{Denouement}}: The film not only has this trope, but two SequelHook segments as well, one of which has just been greenlit by Hollywood. That's right, folks: [[{{Deadpool}} the Merc with the Mouth]] is getting his own movie.

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* {{Denouement}}: The film not only has this trope, but two SequelHook segments as well, one of which has just been was eventually greenlit by Hollywood. That's right, folks: [[{{Deadpool}} the Merc with the Mouth]] is getting got [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own movie.movie]].



** While a [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool movie]] was eventually made, it treats this movie as completely non-canon ([[TakeThat outside of taking potshots at it]]).



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work. However, Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (and the Post Credits Sequence with him) was considered quite awesome and he would later star as the character in his own feature film. Since this movie is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]] , ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' will completely disregard the events of this film.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film has been stated to be a testing bed for films based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. The fact that the two were the most common points of criticism (Gambit for AdvertisedExtra, Deadpool for TheyChangedItNowItSucks) would tell you it didn't work. However, Ryan Reynolds' Reynolds's Wade Wilson from ''before'' his disfigurement (and (plus in the Post Credits Sequence with him) was Sequence) is still considered quite awesome awesome, and he Reynolds would later star as the character Deadpool in [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} his own feature film. Since this movie film]]. That said, since ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity no longer canon]] , ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' will canon]], the Deadpool movie completely disregard the disregards its events ([[TakeThat outside of this film.taking potshots at them]]).
11th Feb '16 10:10:51 PM OtakuX
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** A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie will be released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[Spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after Days of Futures Past erased this film from the timeline.]]

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** A solo ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie will be released in 2016, but it's completely unconnected to the previous films and treats ''Wolverine'' as CanonDiscontinuity. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Or, more accurately, is set in the alternate timeline after Days of Futures Past erased this film from the timeline.]]
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