History VideoGame / HeavyRain

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* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler:"Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]

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* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler:"Ethan's [[spoiler: "Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]



** In practice, two of the main characters actually have PlotArmor until the very end of the game, regardless of how badly you do in even their most insane [=QTEs=].

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** In practice, two of the main characters actually have PlotArmor until the very end of the game, regardless of how badly you do in even their most insane [=QTEs=].QTE's.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler:Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler:[[VirtualGhost "Uploaded."]]]]
* AssholeVictim: Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler:kill Shelby and Lauren]]. You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler:the "Uploaded" ending]].
* BabysittingEpisode: One of the levels has Shelby taking care of a baby whose mom has just attempted suicide.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler:like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler:except for Scott Shelby]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler:Norman's]] [[spoiler: Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler:[[VirtualGhost "Uploaded."]]]]
[[spoiler: "[[VirtualGhost Uploaded.]]"]]
* AssholeVictim: Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler:kill [[spoiler: kill Shelby and Lauren]]. Lauren.]] You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the "Uploaded" ending]].
ending.]]
* BabysittingEpisode: One of the levels has Shelby taking care of a baby whose mom has just attempted suicide.
suicide.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler:like [[spoiler: like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler:except [[spoiler: except for Scott Shelby]].Shelby.]]



* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler:Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse". Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase In The Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler:Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on ''the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well]]''.]]
** [[spoiler:Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop''.]]

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* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler:Jayden [[spoiler: Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse". Warehouse." Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase In The in the Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler:Shelby [[spoiler: Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on ''the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well]]''.]]
well.]]'']]
** [[spoiler:Also [[spoiler: Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop''.]]cop.'']]



* BeneathTheMask: If you think Blake and Perry are nice on their first meeting with Norman, [[{{Jerkass}} think again]].
* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler:the alias of Scott Shelby]].

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* BeneathTheMask: If you think Blake and Perry are nice on their first meeting with Norman, [[{{Jerkass}} think again]].
again.]]
* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the alias of Scott Shelby]].Shelby.]]



** Take a shot every time Shelby dramatically rescues someone. By the time you're done, you'll be so drunk you won't be able to hit the [=QTEs=] to make him do so anyway.
** [[spoiler:Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]

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** Take a shot every time Shelby dramatically rescues someone. By the time you're done, you'll be so drunk you won't be able to hit the [=QTEs=] QTE's to make him do so anyway.
** [[spoiler:Jayden, [[spoiler: Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]



** Two of [[spoiler:Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler:Case Closed and Resignation. The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]] is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Averted. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked or otherwise. [[spoiler:Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]]

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** Two of [[spoiler:Jayden's]] [[spoiler: Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler:Case Closed [[spoiler: "Case Closed" and Resignation. "Resignation." The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies [[spoiler: "[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]] Grave]]" is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Averted. {{Averted|Trope}}. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked blocked, or otherwise. [[spoiler:Especially [[spoiler: Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]] ]]



* BombproofAppliance: Madison needs to escape from a burning apartment before it explodes... or she can climb inside the refrigerator. After the explosion, she is shown outside the building walking away. No explanation is given as to how she got out of the refrigerator.
* BottomlessBladder: Averted. Practically every chapter allows you to walk into a bathroom and do your business.

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* BombproofAppliance: Madison needs to escape from a burning apartment before it explodes... or Or she can climb inside the refrigerator. After the explosion, she is shown outside the building walking away. No explanation is given as to how she got out of the refrigerator.
* BottomlessBladder: Averted.{{Averted|Trope}}. Practically every chapter allows you to walk into a bathroom and do your business.



* BoundAndGagged: Norman is handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, Scott and Lauren are both tied up in a car, and Madison is tied down to a table. If Madison escapes, you earn the trophy "Queen of Ropes".

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* BoundAndGagged: Norman is handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, Scott and Lauren are both tied up in a car, and Madison is tied down to a table. If Madison escapes, you earn the trophy "Queen of Ropes".Ropes."
22nd Apr '16 9:39:34 PM aye_amber
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** Additionally, good luck holding back {{MamaBear}}/{{PapaWolf}} rage at seeing the recordings the Origami Killer sends you.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: On the other hand, you might want to either get everyone killed and/or suffer tremendously for your amusement, or out of spite if you dislike the game, such as having Ethan get shocked repeatedly, or cutting off his finger with a saw.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]
** How about Blake? Check out chapters "Kick Off Meeting", "Shrink and Punches", "Under Arrest", and "Solving the Puzzle".

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** Additionally, good luck holding back {{MamaBear}}/{{PapaWolf}} MamaBear / PapaWolf rage at seeing the recordings the Origami Killer sends you.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: On the other hand, you might want to either get everyone killed and/or and / or suffer tremendously for your amusement, or out of spite if you dislike the game, such as having Ethan get shocked repeatedly, or cutting off his finger with a saw.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]
** How about Blake? Check out chapters chapters: "Kick Off Meeting", Meeting," "Shrink and Punches", Punches," "Under Arrest", Arrest," and "Solving the Puzzle".Puzzle."
22nd Apr '16 9:36:45 PM aye_amber
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New Line Cinema and Quantic Dream Productions have obtained rights for a movie adaptation.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not related]] to the Hard Rain campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. Also not to be confused with ''Film/HardRain''. And certainly not [[Film/{{Bowfinger}} Chubby Rain]].

'''Be warned: since Heavy Rain is incredibly [[StoryToGameplayRatio plot heavy]], expect''' '''''MAJOR''''' '''marked and unmarked spoilers below.'''

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New ''New Line Cinema Cinema'' and Quantic ''Quantic Dream Productions Productions'' have obtained rights for a movie adaptation.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not related]] to the Hard Rain campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2.'' Also not to be confused with ''Film/HardRain''. ''Film/HardRain.'' And certainly not [[Film/{{Bowfinger}} Chubby Rain]].

Rain.]]

'''Be warned: since Since Heavy Rain is incredibly [[StoryToGameplayRatio plot heavy]], heavy,]] expect''' '''''MAJOR''''' '''marked and unmarked spoilers below.'''
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* AdultFear: Nothing does it quite like a serial killer who kidnaps children. And who can forget [[MemeticMutation JASOOOOOOOON!]]

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* AdultFear: Nothing does it quite like a serial killer who kidnaps children. And who can forget [[MemeticMutation JASOOOOOOOON!]]JASOOOOOON!]]



* AndThatsTerrible: "Oh, one last thing, sir… you should be careful not to overindulge in...[[FantasticDrug you know what]]…It'll end up killing you if you're not careful...[[{{Understatement}} That would be most unfortunate, sir]]".



** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place]].

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** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place]].place.]]
* AndThatsTerrible: "Oh, one last thing, sir... You should be careful not to overindulge in... [[FantasticDrug You know what...]] It'll end up killing you if you're not careful... [[{{Understatement}} That would be most unfortunate, sir.]]"
22nd Apr '16 9:30:26 PM aye_amber
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Deconstructed with Jayden and Blake as while they got along the first time they met, their continuous fighting, mostly from having different methods, has drove them apart as they go on separate ways in catching the Origami Killer.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Deconstructed {{Deconstruction}} with Jayden and Blake as while they got along the first time they met, their continuous fighting, mostly from having different methods, has drove them apart as they go on separate ways in catching the Origami Killer.
22nd Apr '16 9:29:46 PM aye_amber
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* TheVoice: As mentioned above, [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Sam]].
* WasItAllALie: Lauren [[spoiler:as she stands over Shelby's grave in one of the epilogues.]]

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* TheVoice: As mentioned above, [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Sam]].
Sam.]]
* WasItAllALie: Lauren [[spoiler:as [[spoiler: as she stands over Shelby's grave in one of the epilogues.]]



* WhamLine: ''Don't forget about me, [[spoiler:Scotty.]]''

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* WhamLine: ''Don't forget about me, [[spoiler:Scotty.[[spoiler: Scotty.]]''



** There were to be at least two more DLC chapters for the game -- one following the Origami Killer and his motives, the other following Norman Jayden and detailing his scar and Triptocane addiction -- but Sony [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced Quantic Dream to focus on incorporating Move support]] into the existing game instead.

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** There were to be at least two more DLC chapters for the game -- one following the Origami Killer and his motives, the other following Norman Jayden and detailing his scar and Triptocane addiction -- but Sony ''Sony'' [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced Quantic Dream to focus on incorporating Move support]] into the existing game instead.



** [[spoiler:Captain Perry calls him out if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer]].
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Lauren and most children sound vaguely Frenchish. [[spoiler: Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck]]. And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Shelby enters his apartment only to find Lauren helpless and have one of Kramer's goons put a gun right to his head. But rather than just blow his brains out, Kramer traps Shelby and Lauren in a car (with loose ropes they can undo fairly easily), and pushes it into the lake.]]
* WritersCannotDoMath: Behind the reception desk at the motel where Madison checks in, there is a calendar-clock-thing that inexplicably notes the date as Thursday Oct. 5th, 2012. First of all, the game takes place in Fall 2011, so the writers and art department weren't talking to each other, and second, Oct. 5th 2012 is a Friday. In 2011, it was a Wednesday. (The date would have at least existed if not for the fact that 2012 is a leap year, but it would still be the wrong year for the game's story.)
* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Ethan and Madison commit multiple felonies over the course of the adventure to save Shaun/catch the Origami Killer, including several acts of breaking-and-entering, multiple assaults, and one premeditated first degree murder (if you chose to carry it out). It seems that a city that would tolerate a cop as obviously psychotic and unhinged as Lt. Blake has a soft spot for vigilante action.

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** [[spoiler:Captain [[spoiler: Captain Perry calls him out if he accuses Blake of being the Origami Killer]].
Killer.]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Lauren and most children sound vaguely Frenchish. French-ish. [[spoiler: Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck]]. redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]].
Bad.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Shelby enters his apartment only to find Lauren helpless and have one of Kramer's goons put a gun right to his head. But rather than just blow his brains out, Kramer traps Shelby and Lauren in a car (with loose ropes they can undo fairly easily), and pushes it into the lake.]]
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Behind the reception desk at the motel where Madison checks in, there is a calendar-clock-thing calendar clock thing that inexplicably notes the date as Thursday Oct. 5th, 2012. First of all, the game takes place in Fall 2011, so the writers and art department weren't talking to each other, and second, Oct. 5th 2012 is a Friday. In 2011, it was a Wednesday. (The date would have at least existed if not for the fact that 2012 is a leap year, but it would still be the wrong year for the game's story.)
* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Ethan and Madison commit multiple felonies over the course of the adventure to save Shaun/catch Shaun / catch the Origami Killer, including several acts of breaking-and-entering, breaking and entering, multiple assaults, and one premeditated first degree murder (if you chose to carry it out). It seems that a city that would tolerate a cop as obviously psychotic and unhinged as Lt. Blake has a soft spot for vigilante action.
22nd Apr '16 9:26:02 PM aye_amber
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''Heavy Rain'' is the SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/QuanticDream's ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' (aka ''Indigo Prophecy''), an AdventureGame for the sixth generation of consoles. ''Heavy Rain'' itself is a PlayStation exclusive, and has been described by the creators as an Interactive Movie as well as a standard adventure game. In fact, doesn't that image [[{{Retraux}} look like a movie poster]]?

Ethan Mars is a depressed architect whose life fell apart after the tragic loss of his child two years prior, for which he blames himself. He is jolted out of his stupor when his remaining son is suddenly kidnapped by the "Origami Killer", a notorious serial killer who uses rising rainwater to drown his young victims, then leaves origami figures on the bodies. If Ethan wishes to save his son from a similar fate, he must complete the trials set by the Origami Killer, who wishes to test just how far Ethan will go to save his child.

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''Heavy Rain'' is the SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/QuanticDream's ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Indigo Prophecy''), an AdventureGame for the sixth generation of consoles. ''Heavy Rain'' itself is a PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation exclusive, and has been described by the creators as an Interactive Movie as well as a standard adventure game. In fact, doesn't that image [[{{Retraux}} look like a movie poster]]?

poster?]]

Ethan Mars is a depressed architect whose life fell apart after the tragic loss of his child two years prior, for which he blames himself. He is jolted out of his stupor when his remaining son is suddenly kidnapped by the "Origami Killer", Killer," a notorious serial killer who uses rising rainwater to drown his young victims, then leaves origami figures on the bodies. If Ethan wishes to save his son from a similar fate, he must complete the trials set by the Origami Killer, who wishes to test just how far Ethan will go to save his child.



The game focuses on choices and consequences, with actions taking place via a series of [[QuickTimeEvent Quick Time Events]] a la ''Fahrenheit''. The developers stated prior to the game's release that almost all situations would have later consequences on the plot and that they are determined to let players follow through on their actions - to the point that unless all four main characters die, the story will still continue with whoever is alive. The major themes of the game are love and the idea of what is good and what is evil (in regard to the TagLine on the poster to the right), according to the developers, who hoped to have players aim for a balance of the two rather than [[IncorruptiblePurePureness one extreme]] or another.

The game has led to [[LoveItOrHateIt very polarized]] reactions among the gaming community, though critical reviews were mostly positive, praising the game's intricate story and unique control scheme. Despite the developers' meager sales expectations (200,000 copies), ''Heavy Rain'' sold like hotcakes, surpassing a whopping 2 million by 2011. One downloadable chapter, "The Taxidermist," has been released. Others are planned but on [[http://tinyurl.com/hbtx4q6 indefinite hold.]]

Similar to how ''Heavy Rain'' started off with a tech demo ''The Casting'', Quantic Dream released a new tech demo ''WebVideo/{{Kara}}'' on March 7, 2012, hinting at their 2015 reveal of VideoGame/DetroitBecomeHuman. Go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0KTUysrwgQ watch it.]] At E3 2012, the spiritual successor to ''Heavy Rain'' was revealed as the supernatural drama ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls''. Both games have received an UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, although this port does not include the DLC chapter "The Taxidermist".

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The game focuses on choices and consequences, with actions taking place via a series of [[QuickTimeEvent Quick Time Events]] a la ''Fahrenheit''. ''Fahrenheit.'' The developers stated prior to the game's release that almost all situations would have later consequences on the plot and that they are determined to let players follow through on their actions - -- to the point that unless all four main characters die, the story will still continue with whoever is alive. The major themes of the game are love and the idea of what is good and what is evil (in regard to the TagLine on the poster to the right), according to the developers, who hoped to have players aim for a balance of the two rather than [[IncorruptiblePurePureness one extreme]] or another.

The game has led to [[LoveItOrHateIt very polarized]] reactions among the gaming community, though critical reviews were mostly positive, praising the game's intricate story and unique control scheme. Despite the developers' meager sales expectations (200,000 copies), ''Heavy Rain'' sold like hotcakes, surpassing a whopping 2 million by 2011. One downloadable chapter, "The Taxidermist," ''The Taxidermist,'' has been released. Others are planned but on [[http://tinyurl.com/hbtx4q6 indefinite hold.]]

Similar to how ''Heavy Rain'' started off with a tech demo ''The Casting'', Quantic Dream Casting,'' ''Quantic Dream'' released a new tech demo ''WebVideo/{{Kara}}'' on March 7, 2012, hinting at their 2015 reveal of VideoGame/DetroitBecomeHuman. Go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0KTUysrwgQ watch it.]] At E3 2012, the spiritual successor to ''Heavy Rain'' was revealed as the supernatural drama ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls''. ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls.'' Both games have received an UpdatedRerelease for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, although this port does not include the DLC chapter "The Taxidermist".
''The Taxidermist.''
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* ToTheTuneOf: Listen to the main theme, especially the melody that comes in until around 0:25 and at 3:00. Then "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jlHoIbDDQ The Other Side]]" from the ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' soundtrack. Notice any similarities?

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* ToTheTuneOf: Listen to the main theme, especially the melody that comes in until around 0:25 and at 3:00. Then "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jlHoIbDDQ The "The Other Side]]" Side" from the ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' soundtrack. Notice any similarities?
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* ToTheTuneOf: Listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6OFAc9fL3E the main theme]], especially the melody that comes in until around 0:25 and at 3:00. Then "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jlHoIbDDQ The Other Side]]" from the ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' soundtrack. Notice any similarities?

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* ToTheTuneOf: Listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6OFAc9fL3E the main theme]], theme, especially the melody that comes in until around 0:25 and at 3:00. Then "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jlHoIbDDQ The Other Side]]" from the ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' soundtrack. Notice any similarities?
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** In the flashback with a young [[spoiler:John Sheppard]], before taking a leap while wandering around the construction site he clearly says [[DieHard "Yippie-ki-yay"]].

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** In the flashback with a young [[spoiler:John Sheppard]], before taking a leap while wandering around the construction site he clearly says [[DieHard "Yippie-ki-yay"]]."[[Franchise/DieHard Yippie-ki-yay.]]"
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