History Franchise / TheChroniclesOfRiddick

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.
31st Oct '15 6:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Riddick appears to have a strong preference for being as far away from other people as he can get. In the second film, he's living (apparently perfectly contentedly) on a frozen ball of rock with no other people for light years. He only goes looking for Iman because he's the only one who could possibly have pointed those bounty hunters at him and he doesn't like that sort of thing.
31st Oct '15 6:56:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* RetCon: Riddick's status as a Furyan. In the first film he was just a particularely tough, but still human escaped convict who got a surgical procedure from a doctor in prison to allow him to see in the dark. In the sequels, he's rewritten to be a ProudWarriorRaceGuy from the extinct Furyans, and the "shinejob" on his eyes was supernaturally bestowed on him by the vision of a dead Furyan woman. All these are things which Riddick dismisses in the moment as hallucinations, attributing his abilities to other more mundane sources (hence why he "discovers" the truth of his heritage in ''Chronicles'' despite benefiting from it earlier.) ''Escape from Butcher Bay'' and ''Dark Fury'', which were written as tie-ins to the second movie, do their best to enforce it. ''Assault on Dark Athena'' goes in the opposite direction by downplaying it and not mentioning the Furyans even once.

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* RetCon: Riddick's status as a Furyan. In the first film he was just a particularely particularly tough, but still very human escaped convict who got a surgical procedure from a doctor in prison to allow him to see in the dark. In the sequels, he's rewritten to be a ProudWarriorRaceGuy from the extinct Furyans, and the "shinejob" on his eyes was supernaturally bestowed on him by the vision of a dead Furyan woman. All these are things which Riddick dismisses in the moment as hallucinations, attributing his abilities to other more mundane sources (hence why he "discovers" the truth of his heritage in ''Chronicles'' despite benefiting from it earlier.) ''Escape from Butcher Bay'' and ''Dark Fury'', which were written as tie-ins to the second movie, do their best to enforce it. ''Assault on Dark Athena'' goes in the opposite direction by downplaying it and not mentioning the Furyans even once.)
6th Oct '15 3:46:17 PM TwistedGrimm
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--> '''Riddick:''' "[[CutHisOutHeartWithASpoon I'll kill you with my teacup]]."

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--> '''Riddick:''' "[[CutHisOutHeartWithASpoon "[[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon I'll kill you with my teacup]]."
6th Oct '15 3:43:21 PM TwistedGrimm
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** ''VideoGame/ChroniclesOfRiddickEscapeFromButcherBay'' 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."]]

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** ''VideoGame/ChroniclesOfRiddickEscapeFromButcherBay'' ''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 ''takeoffs'' are the most dangerous."]]
6th Oct '15 3:41:29 PM TwistedGrimm
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*** Becomes a double-example [[spoiler: during the climactic fight with Johns.]]
--> [[spoiler" '''Riddick (to Johns):''']] [[spoiler: "Remember that moment?"]]

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*** Becomes ** Later becomes a double-example [[spoiler: during the climactic fight with Johns.]]
--> [[spoiler" [[spoiler: '''Riddick (to Johns):''']] [[spoiler: "Remember that moment?"]]
2nd Sep '15 5:25:32 PM TheDragonDemands
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* TranshumanAliens: None of the different races seen in the films are "aliens", though there are human cultures that ''significantly'' diverged from the baseline on different planets due to their circumstances and philosophies:
**The Furyans settled on a hell world and focused on combat, refining them into peak warriors.
**The Elementals focused on intellectual pursuits, i.e. Platonic philosophy, until they attained near-magical powers. They can't "see" the future but they can ''calculate'' quite accurate predictions. Air Elementals are semi-translucent and can apparently "glide" fairly well.
**The Necromongers are a militant crusade of death-worshiping zealots. Part of their indoctrination process involves using a pair of torture device needles on their necks which destroys their physical ability to feel pain. Some of them just walk around with daggers stabbed into them in previous fights ''still'' sticking out of their bodies, as a display of prowess. Their focus on ''extreme'' asceticism (to the point of near-death) also gives some of their castes psychic powers.
14th Jul '15 1:02:56 PM TwistedGrimm
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--> '''Riddick:''' "[[CutOutHisHeartWithASpoon I'll kill you with my teacup]]."

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--> '''Riddick:''' "[[CutOutHisHeartWithASpoon "[[CutHisOutHeartWithASpoon I'll kill you with my teacup]]."
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