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18th Feb '17 5:27:00 AM TheTropingGopher
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** In '' Riddick'', Riddick promises Santana that for killing his dog, he'll kill him within five seconds after his restraints come off. True to his word, Riddick decapitates him with a machete. However, he has to kick it at him, as his hands were bound. Then Santana's head lands in the box that he brought for Riddicks head...all within five seconds.

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** In '' Riddick'', Riddick promises [[spoiler: Santana that for killing his dog, he'll kill him within five seconds after his restraints come off. True to his word, Riddick decapitates him with a machete. However, he has to kick it at him, as his hands were bound. Then Santana's head lands in the box that he brought for Riddicks head...all within five seconds. ]]
18th Feb '17 5:23:33 AM TheTropingGopher
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** In '' Riddick'', Riddick promises Santana that for killing his dog, he'll kill him within five seconds after his restraints come off. True to his word, Riddick decapitates him with a machete. However, he has to kick it at him, as his hands were bound. Then Santana's head lands in the box that he brought for Riddick's...

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** In '' Riddick'', Riddick promises Santana that for killing his dog, he'll kill him within five seconds after his restraints come off. True to his word, Riddick decapitates him with a machete. However, he has to kick it at him, as his hands were bound. Then Santana's head lands in the box that he brought for Riddick's... Riddicks head...all within five seconds.
18th Feb '17 5:21:57 AM TheTropingGopher
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**In '' Riddick'', Riddick promises Santana that for killing his dog, he'll kill him within five seconds after his restraints come off. True to his word, Riddick decapitates him with a machete. However, he has to kick it at him, as his hands were bound. Then Santana's head lands in the box that he brought for Riddick's...
16th Feb '17 10:24:49 AM jackyb
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* AbsentAliens or HumanAliens depending on how you classify the human offshoots such as the Necromongers, Elementals and Furyans. Regardless, there are no RubberforeheadAliens.
4th Jan '17 3:36:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* SamePlotSequel: ''Riddick'' creators David Twohy and Vin Diesel expressed in interviews that they specifically wanted to avoid this when they made ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' by not simply doing a remake of ''Film/PitchBlack'' only with bigger and meaner monsters. However, the sequel was then criticized for veering ''too far'' away from its premise by placing Riddick - a knife-happy criminal - in a ''Star Wars''-esque space epic as the last hope of saving the universe from thrall of an evil empire. The next movie, simply titled ''Film/{{Riddick}}'', then played this straight. Once again Riddick is stranded on an uninhabited planet before nightfall arrives and the whole planet is swarmed with hostile aliens, requiring the humans to retrieve energy batteries to power a ship and escape.

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* SamePlotSequel: ''Riddick'' creators David Twohy and Vin Diesel expressed in interviews that they specifically wanted to avoid this when they made ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' by not simply doing a remake of ''Film/PitchBlack'' only with bigger and meaner monsters. However, the sequel was then criticized for veering ''too far'' away from its premise by placing Riddick - a knife-happy criminal - in a ''Star Wars''-esque space epic as the last hope of saving the universe from the thrall of an evil empire. The next movie, simply titled ''Film/{{Riddick}}'', then played this straight. Once again Riddick is stranded on an uninhabited planet before nightfall arrives and the whole planet is swarmed with hostile aliens, requiring the humans to retrieve energy batteries to power a ship and escape.
4th Jan '17 3:35:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* SamePlotSequel: ''Riddick'' creators David Twohy and Vin Diesel expressed in interviews that they specifically wanted to avoid this when they made ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' by not simply doing a remake of ''Film/PitchBlack'' only with bigger and meaner monsters. However, the sequel was then criticized for veering ''too far'' away from its premise by placing Riddick - a knife-happy criminal - in a ''Star Wars''-esque space epic as the last hope of saving the universe from thrall of an evil empire. The next movie, simply titled ''Film/{{Riddick}}'', then played this straight. Once again Riddick is stranded on an uninhabited planet before nightfall arrives and the whole planet is swarmed with hostile aliens, requiring the humans to retrieve energy batteries to power a ship and escape.
16th Oct '16 2:28:38 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Chronicles of Riddick'' (or simply ''Riddick'') is a series of ScienceFiction[=/=][[LowFantasy Low]] [[HeroicFantasy Heroic]] ScienceFantasy franchise set in the 27th century. Its titular character, Richard B. Riddick, is notable for being a LastOfHisKind AntiHero portrayed by VinDiesel.

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''The Chronicles of Riddick'' (or simply ''Riddick'') is a series of ScienceFiction[=/=][[LowFantasy Low]] [[HeroicFantasy Heroic]] ScienceFantasy franchise set in the 27th century. Its titular character, Richard B. Riddick, is notable for being a LastOfHisKind AntiHero portrayed by VinDiesel.
Creator/VinDiesel.
7th Feb '16 7:33:41 AM Freshmeat
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In 2000, ''Film/PitchBlack'' was a surprise hit and quickly gained a cult following. The studio execs, spotting the series as a CashCowFranchise, thus began the expansion of the ''Riddick'' universe through several releases. In 2004, the universe was expanded through video game prequel ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'' and animated sequel ''WesternAnimation/DarkFury'', which both detail the events before and shortly after ''Pitch Black'' respectively. Both were met with praise, with ''Butcher Bay'' being both a very popular game and easily one of the [[MagnumOpus biggest fan favorites in the series.]]

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In 2000, ''Film/PitchBlack'' was a surprise hit and quickly gained a cult following. The studio execs, spotting the series as a CashCowFranchise, thus began the expansion of the ''Riddick'' universe through several releases. In 2004, the universe was expanded through video game prequel ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'' and animated sequel ''WesternAnimation/DarkFury'', which both detail the events before and shortly after ''Pitch Black'' respectively. Both were met with praise, with ''Butcher Bay'' being both a very popular game and easily one of the [[MagnumOpus biggest fan favorites in the series.]]
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31st Oct '15 7:14:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* GodzillaThreshold:
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Riddick in ''Film/PitchBlack'' when the survivers of the crashed spaceship managed to capture him, but then releases him due to the alien fauna.
-->'''Riddick''': ''Finally found something worse than me, huh?''
** In ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', the Necromonger threat has grown so great that some people decide to track down a SerialKiller who may be the [[LastOfHisKind only surviving member]] of a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy race of warriors]] to combat them. As the opening monologue puts it: "In normal times, evil would be fought by good. But in times like these, well, it should be fought by another kind of evil."
31st Oct '15 7:03:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* IronicEcho[=/=]MeaningfulEcho: Happens in most (if not all) of the various installments of the franchise. (usually courtesy of Riddick himself)
** In ''Film/PitchBlack'', we get this exchange
--> '''Johns (after freeing Riddick from his bonds):''' "I want you to remember this moment."
--> '''''(Riddick disarms him, pointing Johns' own gun at him)'''''
--> '''Riddick:''' "I want you to remember this moment."
** Later becomes a double-example [[spoiler: during the climactic fight with Johns.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Riddick (to Johns):''']] [[spoiler: "Remember that moment?"]]
** ''VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay'' has Riddick telling Johns about how "Statistically speaking, [space shuttle] landings are the most dangerous." as their shuttle begins to enter the atmosphere. [[spoiler: At the end cutscene of the the game, Riddick (who is now piloting the shuttle) he comes close to repeating the same line, but instead says "Statistically speaking, ''takeoffs'' are the most dangerous."]]



* WeaponTwirling: Riddick does some fancy knife-twirling.
** Possibly a subversion of the usual usage of weapon twirling in fiction. Riddick picks up an unfamiliar knife, and proceeds to perform a complex twirl of the weapon while apparently studying it intently, then comments on what's wrong with the balance. The implication is he twirled it only to do a thorough check of the balance.
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