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16th Sep '17 5:25:51 PM nombretomado
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** The ship that most of the plot takes place on, the ''John A. Warden'', is named in honor of Colonel [[TheStrategist John A. Warden III]], [[YanksWithTanks USAF]], ([[RetiredBadass Ret]]), the officer credited with developing the Coalition's air warfare strategy in [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar Desert Storm]], and an off-and-on creative collaborator with Edward Neumeier.

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** The ship that most of the plot takes place on, the ''John A. Warden'', is named in honor of Colonel [[TheStrategist John A. Warden III]], [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks USAF]], ([[RetiredBadass Ret]]), the officer credited with developing the Coalition's air warfare strategy in [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar Desert Storm]], and an off-and-on creative collaborator with Edward Neumeier.
1st Sep '17 12:50:28 PM DanielBenner8891
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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Lt. Daugherty? Nope. Bugspray and Trig? Still nope. Even the protagonists from the original film feel like they're running towards BackForTheDead territory at times, but they all survive.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Carl Jenkins and Johnny Rico, effectively.[[spoiler: Though Johnny replaces Henry Vaaro as the male lead in the final act of the movie]]

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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Lt. Daugherty? Nope. Bugspray and Trig? Still nope. Varro? No, he dies in the very end of the movie. Even the protagonists from the original film feel like they're running towards BackForTheDead territory at times, but they all survive.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Carl Jenkins and Johnny Rico, effectively.[[spoiler: Though Johnny replaces Henry Vaaro Varro as the male lead in the final act of the movie]]
25th Aug '17 1:25:21 PM Joylock
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A sequel (also a Anime-esque CG movie directed by Shinji Aramaki), ''Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars'' was released in 2017.
4th Jul '17 4:25:07 AM DeepRecon
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** When Carmen is alone [[spoiler:after Daugherty is killed, she hears a faint voice that eventually leads her to reunite with the surviving troopers]]. At the end of the film, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Carl was psychically helping her, much like how saved her life in the first movie by directing Johnny psychically to her location.]] He even uses the same line when when Carmen asks him if he was helping her [[spoiler:that he gave Johnny in the first film: "That's classified."]]
8th Apr '17 7:23:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TrojanHorse: The bug plot. The Terrans are GenreSavvy enough to know that it's a trick, but the ''John A. Warden'' is too powerful for them to intercept her before she can get to [[spoiler:Earth]].

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* TrojanHorse: The bug plot. The Terrans are GenreSavvy enough to know that it's a trick, but the ''John A. Warden'' is too powerful for them to intercept her before she can get to [[spoiler:Earth]].
10th Feb '17 6:13:23 PM creader
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* {{Tuckerization}}:
** The ship that most of the plot takes place on, the ''John A. Warden'', is named in honor of Colonel [[TheStrategist John A. Warden III]], [[YanksWithTanks USAF]], ([[RetiredBadass Ret]]), the officer credited with developing the Coalition's air warfare strategy in [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar Desert Storm]], and an off-and-on creative collaborator with Edward Neumeier.
** Fun trivia: Colonel Warden developed a battle doctrine known as "Warden's Five Rings". Each ring represents a layer of a country's military capability (Leadership, Organic/System Essentials, Infrastructure, Population, and finally the Fielded Military Forces). In an all-out war, Warden's doctrine dictated that you identify and strike as many of the five rings as you effectively can simultaneously, ideally dismantling an enemy's war machine in one blow.



24th Jan '17 1:16:16 AM TheRoguePenguin
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%%* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Chow.

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%%* * AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Chow.Chow is the only Asian character and knows martial arts, which he demonstrates on Ratzass. Though he does pretty well at first, he is ultimately beaten when Ratzass is inspired by Ice Blonde flashing him, thus proving that boobs trump all. [[spoiler:This also foreshadows his martial arts being useless against an unskilled but brutish and determined enemy, such as giant bugs.]]



* DistractedByTheSexy: Inverted. Ratzass actually ''wins'' a fight he was [[CurbStompBattle losing badly]] to Chao, evidently because he was ''[[HeroicResolve inspired]]'' by Ice Blonde flashing him. Ratzass goes from straightforward fisticuffs to fighting with a style that's best described as some sort of libido-fueled variant of [[DrunkenBoxing drunken boxing]].

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Inverted. Ratzass actually ''wins'' a fight he was [[CurbStompBattle losing badly]] to Chao, Chow, evidently because he was ''[[HeroicResolve inspired]]'' by Ice Blonde flashing him. Ratzass goes from straightforward fisticuffs to fighting with a style that's best described as some sort of libido-fueled variant of [[DrunkenBoxing drunken boxing]].



** Chow, who decides that[[spoiler:he will have better chances fighting bugs with punches and kicks and no helmet]].

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** Chow, who decides that[[spoiler:he that [[spoiler:he will have better chances fighting bugs with punches and kicks and no helmet]].
28th Jun '16 5:02:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Chow.

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* BadassPreacher: Holy Man.

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* ChekhovsGun: The block of C4, Carl's crates, and his shuttle.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Carl Jenkins]]

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* CombatMedic: Shock Jock

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* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Carl Jenkins

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* DumbMuscle: Ratzass

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* DropPod: Rico's Marauders.

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* FlunkyBoss: The Bug Queen [[spoiler:and Carl Jenkins.]]

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* FriendlySniper: Trig.
* GatlingGood: Ratzass and Rico.
* GhostShip: The ''John A. Warden''. [[spoiler: At first.]]

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* %%* FriendlySniper: Trig.
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* %%* GhostShip: The ''John A. Warden''. [[spoiler: At first.]]



* HopeSpot: Several, right up to the very end.

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* ItsRainingMen: Rico and his Marauder squad.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Carl Jenkins]]

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: Rico

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* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:Carl Jenkins]]
* MajorlyAwesome: Hero

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* QuotingMyself: "I'll get you a pen."

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* ShowerScene: [[spoiler: Carmen]]

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* TheStoic: Holy Man

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* TheTease: Iced Blonde.

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* YouShallNotPass: How [[spoiler:Bugspray]] dies.

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* %%* YouShallNotPass: How [[spoiler:Bugspray]] dies.
31st May '16 1:44:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Although the humans fail to catch on to a few of the details of what the Bugs are up to, they tend to be catch on quickly. For example, once the John A. Warden unexpectedly jumps to the Solar System, and refuses to respond to messages, the Federation forces immediately assume it to be [[TrojanHorse hostile.]]
3rd Apr '16 1:03:38 PM t209
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Tia Durer is tan skinned and Asian facial features. Her unclear ethnicity is also made more prominent by her MultiethnicName due to Tia being a Greek name with Durer being a German surname.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Tia Durer is tan skinned and has Asian facial features. Her unclear ethnicity is also made more prominent by her MultiethnicName due to Tia being a Greek name with Durer being a German surname.
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