History YMMV / RedEye

29th Jul '16 7:26:40 AM Anddrix
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation[=/=]BaseBreaker: Rippner, mainly because of his DracoInLeatherPants[=/=]MrFanservice status (and the fact that he has no back story and his actions can easily be interpreted in various ways). Some fans consider Rippner a [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood misunderstood]] AntiVillain who was just [[PunchClockVillain doing his job]] and had [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes genuine]] [[InLoveWithTheMark feelings]] for Lisa, but others think of him as a PsychoForHire. Then there are some who even think Rippner was a [[LackOfEmpathy cold-hearted and ruthless]] [[HiredGuns assassin]] who never cared an ounce about Lisa and was only using Lisa's past against her to [[ManipulativeBastard mess with her mind]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation[=/=]BaseBreaker: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Rippner, mainly because of his DracoInLeatherPants[=/=]MrFanservice status (and the fact that he has no back story and his actions can easily be interpreted in various ways). Some fans consider Rippner a [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood misunderstood]] AntiVillain who was just [[PunchClockVillain doing his job]] and had [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes genuine]] [[InLoveWithTheMark feelings]] for Lisa, but others think of him as a PsychoForHire. Then there are some who even think Rippner was a [[LackOfEmpathy cold-hearted and ruthless]] [[HiredGuns assassin]] who never cared an ounce about Lisa and was only using Lisa's past against her to [[ManipulativeBastard mess with her mind]].
22nd Apr '16 6:11:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** When Rippner tries to speak [[spoiler: after getting stabbed with a pen]], he sounds all too much like Christian Bale's Batman. Which is funny, since it's [[HeyItsThatGuy Scarecrow]] playing the part.

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** When Rippner tries to speak [[spoiler: after getting stabbed with a pen]], he sounds all too much like Christian Bale's Batman. Which is funny, since it's [[HeyItsThatGuy Scarecrow]] Scarecrow playing the part.
2nd Feb '16 1:31:12 PM AdelePotter
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** It's mentioned that Rippner [[StalkerWithACrush monitored Lisa prior to the flight]], and was apparently vigilant enough that he knows her routine like the back of his hand and knows where she lives. He was watching her for ''eight weeks'', and Lisa had ''no'' idea...
23rd Jan '16 6:42:37 PM AdelePotter
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* FoeYay

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* FoeYayFoeYay: Lisa and Rippner's relationship has a very intentional, very sexual undertone to it, and it's canon that Rippner has a crush on Lisa. Lisa initially liked him back, but once she finds out the truth about Rippner, she quickly and understandably gets over it and hates him instead. This does not stop the shipping. At ''all''.



* LoveToHate: Rippner's fans that aren't [[DracoInLeatherPants measuring him for a pair of leather pants]] tend to put him in this category; fully admitting that he's a misogynistic, psychotic, murderous piece of slime and loving him to bits for it. Cillian Murphy's performance probably helps.



* MisaimedFandom: The main cause of it being DracoInLeatherPants. See AlternateCharacterInterpretation.

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* MisaimedFandom: Rippner's fangirls, big time. The main cause of it being DracoInLeatherPants. See AlternateCharacterInterpretation.



* ParanoiaFuel: Wes Craven played on the [[PrimalFear paranoia]] of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flight]]: the [[GoMadFromTheIsolation isolation]], {{claustrophobia}}, the feeling of being trapped, and sitting next to a complete stranger, not knowing who they are or what kind of person they are.

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* ParanoiaFuel: ParanoiaFuel:
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Wes Craven played on the [[PrimalFear paranoia]] of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes flight]]: the [[GoMadFromTheIsolation isolation]], {{claustrophobia}}, the feeling of being trapped, and sitting next to a complete stranger, not knowing who they are or what kind of person they are.are.
** In a more general sense, that cute, charming, sweet guy you met turning out to not be charming or sweet, ''[[{{Yandere}} at]] [[PsychoForHire all]]''. Especially unsettling when you remember that [[spoiler:Lisa is a rape victim -- most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows]].



* TheWoobie: Lisa.

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* TheWoobie: Lisa. She spends about 95% of the film ''scared out of her mind'', and for good reason -- a charming stranger she met turned out to be a psychotic terrorist who was hired to force her to either choose to let her father die or be an accomplice to an assassination. [[spoiler:And before the film, she was raped, leaving her with both a physical scar and several deep emotional ones]]. Throughout the flight, she's beaten up, manipulated, intimidated, and forced to comply to a truly heinous demand. It's a miracle she's still sane by the end of the movie.
7th Mar '15 10:20:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Jackson Rippner is an unscrupulous contractor [[PsychoForHire hiring himself out]] to terrorist networks to assist in toppling governments and [[ProfessionalKiller high-profile assassinations]]. He uses [[ManipulativeBastard his skills of manipulation]] instead of weapons because he's much better at it. His latest target is a renowned US official, whom he plans to blow up along with his wife and children because his bosses wanted to send a message. He needs Lisa, a Miami hotel manager, to change the official's room on her authority to make the kills possible. He stalks Lisa for weeks to learn everything about her, then arranges to be on the same red eye flight with her and gain her confidence initially. He threatens to have his associate kill her retired father if she doesn't make the call, torturing her mentally and assaulting her. When she foils his plan, he goes to kill her father anyway instead of escape to make good on his threat, and tries to murder Lisa. On top of that, [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain he's also a misogynist]], and casually notes [[SelfMadeOrphan he killed his own parents]] when asked about the subject.

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* CompleteMonster: Jackson Rippner is an unscrupulous contractor who [[PsychoForHire hiring hires himself out]] to terrorist networks to assist in toppling governments and [[ProfessionalKiller high-profile assassinations]]. He uses [[ManipulativeBastard his skills of manipulation]] instead of weapons because he's much better at it. His latest target is a renowned US official, whom he plans to blow up along with his wife and children because his bosses wanted to send a message. He needs Lisa, a Miami hotel manager, to change the official's room on her authority to make the kills possible. He stalks Lisa for weeks to learn everything about her, then arranges to be on the same red eye flight with her and gain her confidence initially. He threatens to have his associate kill her retired father if she doesn't make the call, torturing her mentally and assaulting her. When she foils his plan, he goes to kill her father anyway instead of escape to make good on his threat, and tries to murder Lisa. On top of that, [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain he's also a misogynist]], and casually notes [[SelfMadeOrphan he killed his own parents]] when asked about the subject.
10th Dec '14 2:15:06 PM KizunaTallis
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Sort of. It's not part of the film proper, but the film's director has gone on to reveal that "Jackson Rippner" isn't his real name; just a made-up alias. The fandom tends to ignore this entirely in fanfiction.
* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as the intense chemistry between Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.

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* FanficFuel: For a non-franchise film, it has a lot of fanfic. Common plots involve exploring Jackson Rippner's past and who his employers are, Lisa's own past, and {{Continuation Fic}}s picking up from where the movie left off.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Sort of. It's not part of the film proper, but Wes Craven revealed in the film's director has gone on to reveal DVD commentary that "Jackson Rippner" isn't his real name; just a made-up alias. The fandom tends to ignore this entirely in fanfiction.
* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as sides. This can be attributed to the intense chemistry between Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.
23rd Nov '14 6:24:54 PM Brandon
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** When Rippner tries to speak [[spoiler: after getting stabbed with a pen]], he sounds all too much like Christian Bale's Batman. Which is funny, since it's [[HeyItsThatGuy Scarecrow]] playing the part.
17th Nov '14 4:46:22 AM AdelePotter
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Sort of. It's not part of the film proper, but the film's director has gone on to reveal that "Jackson Rippner" isn't his real name; just a made-up alias. The fandom tends to ignore this entirely in fanfiction.
6th Aug '14 9:44:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as the intense chemistry between RachelMcAdams and Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as the intense chemistry between RachelMcAdams Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.
2nd Jul '14 7:28:01 PM TVRulezAgain
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Rippner. Not surprising, since he's played by CillianMurphy.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Rippner. Not surprising, since he's played by CillianMurphy.Creator/CillianMurphy.



* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as the intense chemistry between RachelMcAdams and CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Lisa and Rippner, in spite of all the attempted murder on both sides as well as the intense chemistry between RachelMcAdams and CillianMurphy, Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.
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