History Trivia / DoubleDragon

14th Apr '17 8:50:06 PM JamesAustin
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14th Apr '17 8:38:51 PM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion: The CatFight between Marian (Alyssa Milano) and Linda (Kristina Wagner) gave us the following lines.
-->'''Linda''' (while standing over Marian): [[WhosTheBoss Who's the boss now?]]
-->'''Marian''' (after tying up Linda): You're lucky. [[Series/GeneralHospital Generally, I sent people to the hospital]].
* AscendedMeme: "Bimmy", a misspelling of Billy's name in the 2-player intro to ''Double Dragon III'' (NES), is reused in ''DD Neon'' as a pair of Abobo-sized mutant clones of the Lee Bros. named "Bimmy and Jammy": they also have the [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] "Mistranslated Mutants" to make it even more obvious.

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* ActorAllusion: The CatFight between Marian (Alyssa Milano) and Linda (Kristina Wagner) gave us the following lines.
-->'''Linda''' (while standing over Marian): [[WhosTheBoss Who's the boss now?]]
-->'''Marian''' (after tying up Linda): You're lucky. [[Series/GeneralHospital Generally, I sent people to the hospital]].
!!The video game:
* AscendedMeme: "Bimmy", a misspelling of Billy's name in the 2-player intro to ''Double Dragon III'' (NES), is reused in ''DD Neon'' as a pair of Abobo-sized mutant clones of the Lee Bros. named "Bimmy and Jammy": they also have the [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] {{Boss Subtitle|s}} "Mistranslated Mutants" to make it even more obvious.



* BoxOfficeBomb: The movie. Budget, $7.8 million. Box office, $2,341,309.
* CreatorKiller: The ''Double Dragon'' movie dealt damage of varying degrees to some of the main players in the crew. The screenwriters and storymen got it the worst, with one screenwriter, Peter Gould, only writing one other film in 2000 (he moved on with ''Breaking Bad'' and ''Better Call Saul''), and both storymen, Paul Dini and Neal Shusterman, stuck to TV and video after ''Double Dragon''. Finally, it hurt director James Yukich's career to where he's focused on TV himself, though Yukich would direct one more film in 1999.



* FanNickname - The final boss in the first game is nicknamed "Machine Gun Willy", for obvious reasons. This also serves to avoid confusion with this game's run of the mill {{mook|s}}, Williams.

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* FanNickname - FanNickname: The final boss in the first game is nicknamed "Machine Gun Willy", for obvious reasons. This also serves to avoid confusion with this game's run of the mill {{mook|s}}, Williams.



** In Double Dragon 2, Mission 5 is called the '''Forest of Death''', no way connected to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Training Ground No.44]]

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** In Double ''Double Dragon 2, 2'', Mission 5 is called the '''Forest of Death''', no way connected to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Training Ground No.No. 44]]



* PlayingAgainstType: [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] in a cameo as a newscaster.



* RecursiveAdaptation: The ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo featured elements from the movie.

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* RecursiveAdaptation: RecursiveAdaptation:
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The ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo featured elements from the movie.



* RomanceOnTheSet: Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano dated for a while after the production of the movie.
* TalkingToHimself: In the cartoon, Michael Donovan and Creator/ScottMcNeil voiced the Lee Brothers, as well as the villains Jawbreaker and Sickle respectively. Some of the other characters also shared voice actors.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon'' (as a nod to the 90's crossover game), but Microsoft turned down the offer.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano dated for a while after the production of the movie.
* TalkingToHimself: In the cartoon, Michael Donovan and Creator/ScottMcNeil voiced the Lee Brothers, as well as the villains Jawbreaker and Sickle respectively. Some of the other characters also shared voice actors.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon'' (as a nod to the 90's crossover game), but Microsoft turned down the offer.


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!!The movie:
* ActorAllusion: The CatFight between Marian (Alyssa Milano) and Linda (Kristina Wagner) gave us the following lines.
-->'''Linda:''' ''[while standing over Marian]'' [[Series/WhosTheBoss Who's the boss now?]]
-->'''Marian:''' ''[after tying up Linda]'' You're lucky. [[Series/GeneralHospital Generally, I sent people to the hospital]].
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $7.8 million. Box office, $2,341,309.
* CreatorKiller: The movie dealt damage of varying degrees to some of the main players in the crew. The screenwriters and storymen got it the worst, with one screenwriter, Peter Gould, only writing one other film in 2000 (he moved on with ''Breaking Bad'' and ''Better Call Saul''), and both storymen, Paul Dini and Neal Shusterman, stuck to TV and video after ''Double Dragon''. Finally, it hurt director James Yukich's career to where he's focused on TV himself, though Yukich would direct one more film in 1999.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] in a cameo as a newscaster.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano dated for a while after the production of the movie.
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!!The animated series:
* TalkingToHimself: Michael Donovan and Creator/ScottMcNeil voiced the Lee Brothers, as well as the villains Jawbreaker and Sickle respectively. Some of the other characters also shared voice actors.
20th Mar '17 1:11:59 AM jameygamer
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* CreatorKiller: The ''Double Dragon'' movie dealt damage of varying degrees to some of the main players in the crew. The screenwriters and storymen got it the worst, with one screenwriter, Peter Gould, only writing one other film in 2000 (he moved on with ''Breaking Bad'' and ''Better Call Saul''), and both storymen, Paul Dini and Neal Shusterman, stuck to TV and video after ''Double Dragon''. Finally, it hurt director James Yukich's career to where he's focused on TV himself, though Yukich would direct one more film in 1999.
20th Mar '17 12:59:31 AM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: The movie. Budget, $7.8 million. Box office, $2,341,309.
5th Sep '16 5:17:44 PM CRE040295
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon''(as a nod to the 90's crossover game), but Microsoft turned down the offer.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon''(as ''Neon'' (as a nod to the 90's crossover game), but Microsoft turned down the offer.
18th Apr '16 6:34:34 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice
** In the PC Engine version of ''Double Dragon II'', Billy and Jimmy were voiced by Creator/RyoHorikawa and Creator/NobutoshiCanna, who were also the voice of Kunio and Riki respectively in the PC Engine version of ''[[VideoGame/RiverCityRansom Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari]]''.
** In the Neo-Geo game, Billy and Jimmy were voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa and Creator/KanetoShiozawa, Marian is voiced by Yuko Koyama (Helena Douglas from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'') and the late Creator/DaisukeGori voices Abobo and Burnov.
** In the cartoon, the Shadow Master is Jim Byrnes, aka [[Series/{{Highlander}} Joe Dawson]].


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* RelationshipVoiceActor: In the PC Engine version of ''Double Dragon II'', Billy and Jimmy were voiced by Creator/RyoHorikawa and Creator/NobutoshiCanna, who were also the voice of Kunio and Riki respectively in the PC Engine version of ''[[VideoGame/RiverCityRansom Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari]]''.
17th Dec '15 6:58:31 PM nombretomado
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* RecursiveAdaptation: The ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the NeoGeo featured elements from the movie.

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* RecursiveAdaptation: The ''Double Dragon'' fighting game for the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo featured elements from the movie.
23rd Oct '15 5:23:15 AM SAMAS
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon'', but Microsoft turned down the offer.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wayfoward was considering the {{VideoGame/Battletoads}} and levels based off their series were DLC for the 360 version of ''Neon'', ''Neon''(as a nod to the 90's crossover game), but Microsoft turned down the offer.
28th Sep '15 9:19:05 PM xxbiasonxxx
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** ''Super Double Dragon'', being an ObviousBeta, is loaded with this. You can read all about it [[http://doubledragon.kontek.net/features/sddtruestory.html here]]. According to that article, it was supposed to be a reboot of the series taking place in Los Angeles, and Marian would have been an ActionGirl police officer investigating the Shadow Warriors. The BigBad, Duke, was supposed to be a childhood friend of Billy and Jimmy Lee, and his shadow would have been the FinalBoss. The final battle with Duke's shadow would have been a BattleAmongstTheFlames. Upon defeating it, Duke would have been given an AlasPoorVillain moment, and the game would have a BittersweetEnding, showing Billy and Jimmy mourning Duke at his funeral.
18th Aug '15 10:40:49 PM luisedgarf
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** ''Rage of the Dragons'', which was initially planned as a sequel to the Neo-Geo fighting game, but Evoga could not secure the rights to the ''Double Dragon'' IP.

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** ''Rage of the Dragons'', which was initially planned as a sequel to the Neo-Geo fighting game, but Evoga could not secure the rights to the ''Double Dragon'' IP.franchise.
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