History WesternAnimation / Cars

10th Dec '16 10:43:18 AM Josef5678
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** At the race around Willy's Butte, Luigi tells Lightning that Guido's dream is to give a racecar a pit stop. At the final race in California, Guido fulfills that dream in the best way possible, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome changing all four of Lightning's tires, by himself, in about four seconds]]. This even makes the moustaches of a professional pit crew (Chick's) to drop off in amazement.

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** At the race around Willy's Butte, Luigi tells Lightning that Guido's dream is to give a racecar a pit stop. At the final race in California, Guido fulfills that dream in the best way possible, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome changing all four of Lightning's tires, by himself, in about four seconds]].seconds. This even makes the moustaches of a professional pit crew (Chick's) to drop off in amazement.
10th Dec '16 9:10:47 AM axle-k89
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* RedIsHeroic: Lightning is red and is the main character, but due to being a {{Jerkass}} at the start of the film, it's played straighter after he TakesALevelInKindness.

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* RedIsHeroic: Lightning is red and is the main character, but due to being a {{Jerkass}} at the start of the film, it's played straighter after he TakesALevelInKindness.[[TookALevelInKindness becomes a better person]].
10th Dec '16 9:09:56 AM axle-k89
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* BlueIsHeroic: Both The King and Doc are blue. The King is definitely a good guy, and Doc is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but he is given a hero's welcome at the Piston Cup when, decked out in his old racing colours, the crowd recognises him. Bob Cutlass even describes him as "a racing legend".


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** At the race around Willy's Butte, Luigi tells Lightning that Guido's dream is to give a racecar a pit stop. At the final race in California, Guido fulfills that dream in the best way possible, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome changing all four of Lightning's tires, by himself, in about four seconds]]. This even makes the moustaches of a professional pit crew (Chick's) to drop off in amazement.


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* RedIsHeroic: Lightning is red and is the main character, but due to being a {{Jerkass}} at the start of the film, it's played straighter after he TakesALevelInKindness.
9th Dec '16 6:00:46 AM axle-k89
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** After Mater's demonstration of driving backwards, Lightning sarcastically remarks that he may use it in his big race. He does, after Chick rams him and he ends up facing backwards. He simply reverses past him.

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** After Mater's demonstration of driving backwards, Lightning sarcastically remarks that he may use it in his big race. He does, after Chick rams him and he ends up facing backwards. He simply reverses past him. He also uses it in the final lap, as he reverses out of the way of Chick trying to ram him again, and Chick hits the wall instead.
9th Dec '16 2:09:56 AM axle-k89
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* LaserGuidedKarma:
** [[spoiler:Chick Hicks in the final race [[MoralEventHorizon rams The King off the road and causes a crippling crash that takes him out of the race]]. [[PyrrhicVillainy Although he wins the Piston Cup]], the confetti canyon hits him way too hard and he's mercilessly booed offstage while the angry crowd throws things at him, and he's denied the Dinoco sponsorship. It's also implied his career will suffer a KarmicDeath.]]
** [[spoiler:Also in the final race, when Lightning sees The King's crash, he gives up the Piston Cup ([[PyrrhicVillainy even if it means Chick will win]]), just so he can make sure The King can finish his final race and retire with dignity. The whole crowd cheers Lightning on for his sportsmanship and recognizes him as the true winner of the race, leading to the above example with Chick, and he is even offered the Dinoco sponsorship, which he has always wanted. He politely turns it down, but he keeps his promise to Mater by getting him a ride in the Dinoco helicopter.]]
7th Dec '16 5:55:50 AM Josef5678
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Doc challenging Lightning to a race around Willy's Butte and giving him advice afterwards foreshadows Doc's racing past as The Hudson Hornet, which Lightning himself finds out the following day.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Doc challenging Lightning to a race around Willy's Butte and giving him advice afterwards foreshadows Doc's racing past as The Hudson Hornet, which Lightning himself finds out the following day.
7th Dec '16 3:35:11 AM axle-k89
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* {{Bookends}}: The film starts and ends with a race for the Piston Cup.


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** After Mater's demonstration of driving backwards, Lightning sarcastically remarks that he may use it in his big race. He does, after Chick rams him and he ends up facing backwards. He simply reverses past him.


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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Lightning says this after he learns Doc has sentenced him to community service and he has to mend the road before he can leave Radiator Springs.
5th Dec '16 3:48:04 PM Josef5678
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-->'''Chick:''' Hey, Lightning! Yo, [=McQueen=]! Seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racing out there... [ItsAllAboutMe by me]]!"

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-->'''Chick:''' Hey, Lightning! Yo, [=McQueen=]! Seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racing out there... [ItsAllAboutMe [[ItsAllAboutMe by me]]!"



* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the opening race, Lightning refuses to change his tires so he can maintain his big lead. Predictably, this costs him the race when two of his tires burst in the final lap.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough:
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In the opening race, Lightning refuses to change his tires so he can maintain his big lead. Predictably, this costs him the race when two of his tires burst in the final lap.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lightning.
** Doc too, especially to Lightning. He hates Lightning because he sees his old self in him, implying he himself was like that in his past. He manipulates him into doing a good job of repairing the road [[ManipulativeBastard by challenging him to a race he knows Lightning won't win]], [[spoiler:and reveals Lightning's location to the media to get rid of him, thinking (and saying) it would be better for everyone else, but really doing it for himself]]. He's still friendly with the rest of the Radiator Springs populace and warms up to Lightning when he sees just how much Lightning meant to the others, even becoming his crew chief and guiding him through the final race.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lightning.
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Doc too, especially to Lightning. He hates Lightning because he sees his old self in him, implying he himself was like that in his past. He manipulates him into doing a good job of repairing the road [[ManipulativeBastard by challenging him to a race he knows Lightning won't win]], [[spoiler:and reveals Lightning's location to the media to get rid of him, thinking (and saying) it would be better for everyone else, but really doing it for himself]]. He's still friendly with the rest of the Radiator Springs populace and warms up to Lightning when he sees just how much Lightning meant to the others, even becoming his crew chief and guiding him through the final race.
5th Dec '16 3:02:01 AM axle-k89
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* AlmostKiss: Sally and Lightning in the final scene. They're interrupted by Mater, and Lightning lampshades it: "Great timing, Mater!"



* BaitTheDog: Chick has this to say to Lightning after the first race:
-->'''Chick:''' Hey, Lightning! Yo, [=McQueen=]! Seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racing out there... [ItsAllAboutMe by me]]!"



* DidntThinkThisThrough: When Lightning was about to be hooked up to Bessie for community service, Mater took off the clamp without hooking him up to Bessie first, not realizing that Lightning could simply zoom off once the clamp is removed, and he does. Mater lampshades this seconds later by saying he thinks [[CaptainObvious he should have hooked Lightning up to Bessie first before removing the clamp]].

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the opening race, Lightning refuses to change his tires so he can maintain his big lead. Predictably, this costs him the race when two of his tires burst in the final lap.
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When Lightning was about to be hooked up to Bessie for community service, Mater took off the clamp without hooking him up to Bessie first, not realizing that Lightning could simply zoom off once the clamp is removed, and he does. Mater lampshades this seconds later by saying he thinks [[CaptainObvious he should have hooked Lightning up to Bessie first before removing the clamp]].



* EvilCounterpart: Chick is this to Lightning, especially at the start of the film. Chick basically shows what Lightning could have become if he hadn't undergone CharacterDevelopment.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Doc challenging Lightning to a race around Willy's Butte and giving him advice afterwards foreshadows Doc's racing past as The Hudson Hornet, which Lightning himself finds out the following day.
* ForWantOfANail: The film basically happens because of Lightning's refusal to change his tires in the opening race.



* KarmicDeath: Done figuratively in the first movie. [[spoiler:In the end, Chick Hicks wins the Piston Cup, but in doing so his [[ClassicVillain Pride, Wrath, and Ambition]] have revealed him to be a poor sport to the rest of the world. His career dies a metaphoric -- yet ''very'' karmic -- death as a result]].

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** Doc too, especially to Lightning. He hates Lightning because he sees his old self in him, implying he himself was like that in his past. He manipulates him into doing a good job of repairing the road [[ManipulativeBastard by challenging him to a race he knows Lightning won't win]], [[spoiler:and reveals Lightning's location to the media to get rid of him, thinking (and saying) it would be better for everyone else, but really doing it for himself]]. He's still friendly with the rest of the Radiator Springs populace and warms up to Lightning when he sees just how much Lightning meant to the others, even becoming his crew chief and guiding him through the final race.
* KarmicDeath: Done figuratively in the first movie.figuratively. [[spoiler:In the end, Chick Hicks wins the Piston Cup, but in doing so his [[ClassicVillain Pride, Wrath, and Ambition]] have revealed him to be a poor sport to the rest of the world. His career dies a metaphoric -- yet ''very'' karmic -- death as a result]].


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* TheVoice: Harv, Lightning's agent. He's heard over the phones (there are two of them, it's a different phone the second time) in Lightning's trailer twice, first when he's on his way to California, and second [[spoiler:when his location is revealed to the press by Doc]].
29th Nov '16 11:53:21 AM darkchiefy
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* NewspaperBackstory: [=McQueen=] discovers that Doc Hudson used to be famous racer the Hudson Hornet when he finds Doc's garage full of newspaper clippings, including one for [[spoiler:the big crash that led to his retirement]].
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