History YMMV / Blade

21st Jan '18 12:23:14 AM C2
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* CompleteMonster: The vampire leader [[BigBad Deacon Frost]] from the first movie is the worst villain in a setting filled with sadistic predators who kill humans as much for fun as for sustenance. Unlike the older vampire hierarchy who prefer to remain in the shadows and [[TheMasquerade rule humanity behind the scenes]] to protect their interests, he wants to openly reduce all humans to cattle despite originally [[TranshumanTreachery having been human himself]] instead of a vampire pureblood. He murders a vampire elder in an exceptionally painful way by removing his teeth and letting him burn up in the sunrise, and kills all the other council members to complete a ritual sacrifice so he can rule supreme as a PhysicalGod. He [[BadBoss murders his human minions whenever he likes]], attacks Blade's mentor Whistler and then leaves him to die slowly, tries to feed a woman to a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghoul-type zombie]], and [[WouldHurtAChild tries to kill a little girl]] in front of Blade by first threatening to slit her throat and then throwing her in front of city traffic to make his escape. His worst crime isn't revealed until the end of the film, when [[spoiler:Blade discovers that Frost was the vampire who attacked his pregnant human mother and turned Blade into a Dhampyr to begin with. Frost fully intended the unborn child to die and since then has kept Blade's mother as his private consort and facilitated her corruption into a remorseless monster.]]

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* CompleteMonster: The vampire leader [[BigBad Deacon Frost]] from the first movie is the worst villain in a setting filled with sadistic predators who kill humans as much for fun as for sustenance. Unlike the older vampire hierarchy who prefer to remain in the shadows and [[TheMasquerade rule humanity behind the scenes]] to protect their interests, he wants to openly reduce all humans to cattle despite originally [[TranshumanTreachery having been human himself]] instead of a vampire pureblood. He murders a vampire elder in an exceptionally painful way by removing his teeth and letting him burn up in the sunrise, and kills all the other council members to complete a ritual sacrifice so he can rule supreme as a PhysicalGod. He [[BadBoss murders his human minions whenever he likes]], attacks Blade's mentor Whistler and then leaves him to die slowly, tries to feed a woman to a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghoul-type zombie]], and [[WouldHurtAChild tries to kill a little girl]] in front of Blade by first threatening to slit her throat and then throwing her in front of city traffic to make his escape. His worst crime isn't revealed until the end of the film, when [[spoiler:Blade discovers that Frost was the vampire who attacked his pregnant human mother and turned Blade into a Dhampyr to begin with. Frost fully intended the unborn child to die and since then has kept Blade's mother as his private consort and facilitated her corruption into a remorseless monster.]]
13th Jan '18 7:20:33 PM erforce
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* FandomBerserkButton: Claiming that the ''Film/XMen'' or ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movies were the first comic book movies to set off the current superhero media boom instead of this film.
* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Creator/MarvelComics-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/SpiderMan'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.

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* FandomBerserkButton: Claiming that the ''Film/XMen'' ''Film/XMen1'' or ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movies were the first comic book movies to set off the current superhero media boom instead of this film.
* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Creator/MarvelComics-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'' ''Film/XMen1'' and ''Film/SpiderMan'', ''Film/SpiderMan1'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.
25th Jun '17 6:25:54 PM PsychoGecko
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22nd Jun '17 2:56:26 AM Saveelich
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*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character originally, and thought it was just a cool "Vampire Killer" idea (especially since ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had premiered a year before).

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*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character originally, and thought it was just a cool "Vampire Killer" idea (especially VampireHunter, especially since ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had premiered a year before).before.
16th Jun '17 7:04:06 AM Saveelich
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* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Creator/MarvelComic-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/SpiderMan'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.

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* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Creator/MarvelComic-based Creator/MarvelComics-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/SpiderMan'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel). And granted, some productions such as the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.
16th Jun '17 7:03:54 AM Saveelich
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* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Marvel movies. Though later overshadowed by 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bonafide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel. And granted, some productions such as ''Film/SpiderMan1'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies.) Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.

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* FollowTheLeader: In a sense, the movie led to the boom of Marvel Creator/MarvelComic-based movies. Though later overshadowed by the 2000's more successful ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/SpiderMan'', ''Blade'' was the first Marvel movie to be a bonafide bona fide financial and critical success (''Film/MenInBlack'' came out first but technically, it was more a property ''bought'' by Marvel than ''made'' by Marvel. Marvel). And granted, some productions such as ''Film/SpiderMan1'' the aforementioned ''Spider-Man'' [[DevelopmentHell had long been gestating]], but the movie's success proved that Marvel characters could headline their own movies.) movies. Additionally, Blade himself was not as well-known prior to the movie's release, but still made for a successful property. In addition to their A-list stars, Marvel and DC have subsequently looked at other lesser-known characters for possible movies.



*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character, and thought it was just a cool "Vampire Killer" idea (especially since ''Buffy'' had premiered a year before.

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*** Of course, the general public probably wasn't really aware that Blade ''was'' a comic book character, character originally, and thought it was just a cool "Vampire Killer" idea (especially since ''Buffy'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had premiered a year before.before).
21st May '17 9:29:50 AM Kalaong
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-->'''Blade''': "Some mothafucka's always trying to ice skate uphill."

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-->'''Blade''': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fK77uAyw8 "Some mothafucka's motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill.""]]
7th Jan '17 7:41:59 PM Sestren_NK
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** Another interpretation: The leaders of the council had to climb the mountain to reach the top, Frost thinks he can just ice skate his way up there instead, with the result mentioned above.

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** Another interpretation: The leaders of the council had to climb the mountain to reach the top, Frost thinks he can just ice skate his way up there instead, with instead and surpass them easily, leading to the same result mentioned above.
7th Jan '17 7:40:50 PM Sestren_NK
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** Another interpretation: The leaders of the council had to climb the mountain to reach the top, Frost thinks he can just ice skate his way up there instead.

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** Another interpretation: The leaders of the council had to climb the mountain to reach the top, Frost thinks he can just ice skate his way up there instead.instead, with the result mentioned above.
7th Jan '17 7:35:13 PM Sestren_NK
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* FandomBeserkButton: Claiming that the ''Film/XMen'' or ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movies were the first comic book movies to set off the current superhero media boom instead of this film.

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* FandomBeserkButton: FandomBerserkButton: Claiming that the ''Film/XMen'' or ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movies were the first comic book movies to set off the current superhero media boom instead of this film.


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** Another interpretation: The leaders of the council had to climb the mountain to reach the top, Frost thinks he can just ice skate his way up there instead.
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