History YMMV / SinCity

15th Mar '16 5:43:41 PM WillBGood
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* IAmNotShazam: The Yellow Bastard is the character's name in {{Fanon}}, is the referencial title of the story in which he appears, and is used by Creator/FrankMiller himself but as far as {{Canon}} goes, he is simply Junior Roark.

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* IAmNotShazam: The Yellow Bastard is the character's name in {{Fanon}}, is as well as the referencial title of the story in which he appears, and is used by Creator/FrankMiller himself but as far as {{Canon}} goes, he is simply Junior Roark.
15th Mar '16 5:43:09 PM WillBGood
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** The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in [[TheDon Herr Wallenquist]]'s Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine [[MurderInc division of contract killers]] and occasionally [[ProfessionalKiller performs the hits himself]]. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the code name "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through {{eye scream}} on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed to death with over a dozen knives]]. He has an alliance with a {{dirty cop}} named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is pretty obviously a {{sociopath}} who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.

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** The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in [[TheDon Herr Wallenquist]]'s Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine [[MurderInc division of contract killers]] and occasionally [[ProfessionalKiller performs the hits himself]]. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the code name "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through {{eye scream}} EyeScream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed to death with over a dozen knives]]. He has an alliance with a {{dirty cop}} DirtyCop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is pretty obviously a {{sociopath}} who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.
15th Mar '16 5:40:47 PM WillBGood
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** Kevin from "The Hard Goodbye" (with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard") is a young [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] {{serial killer}} who acts as a hitman for Cardinal Roark when he's not murdering and eating prostitutes -- and he eats them piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and ''making them watch'', as evidenced when he got his hands on [[spoiler:Lucille, Marv's parole officer]], who was found by Marv and survived, but lost one of her hands to him before the two escaped, ending up as the {{trope codifier}} for {{forced to watch}}. However, he gets one of the most [[{{Gorn}} gruesome, over-the-top]], [[RasputinianDeath terribly long]], [[DeathByIrony and yet poetic]] punishments imaginable from the {{sociopathic hero}} Marv...even ''then'', he [[GoOutWithASmile smiles all the way]] to the end while being eaten by his pet wolf to deny Marv the pleasure of victory or revenge, and when Marv [[OffWithHisHead saws off his head]] to finish him, he doesn't give out a single scream.

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** Kevin from "The Hard Goodbye" (with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard") is a young [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] {{serial killer}} who acts as a hitman for Cardinal Roark when he's not murdering and eating prostitutes -- and he eats them piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and ''making them watch'', as evidenced when he got his hands on [[spoiler:Lucille, Marv's parole officer]], who was found by Marv and survived, but lost one of her hands to him before the two escaped, ending up as the {{trope codifier}} TropeCodifier for {{forced to watch}}. ForcedToWatch. However, he gets one of the most [[{{Gorn}} gruesome, over-the-top]], [[RasputinianDeath terribly long]], [[DeathByIrony and yet poetic]] punishments imaginable from the {{sociopathic hero}} SociopathicHero Marv...even ''then'', he [[GoOutWithASmile smiles all the way]] to the end while being eaten by his pet wolf to deny Marv the pleasure of victory or revenge, and when Marv [[OffWithHisHead saws off his head]] to finish him, he doesn't give out a single scream.
29th Nov '15 2:13:30 PM teenalphabro
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Averted , the movie was usually word-for-word, panel-for-panel accurate to the comics, to the point where Creator/FrankMiller was given a director credit for it.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Averted , Averted, the movie was usually word-for-word, panel-for-panel accurate to the comics, to the point where Creator/FrankMiller was given a director credit for it.



* CatharsisFactor: Nancy shooting Senator Roark dead.




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* CatharsisFactor: Nancy shooting Senator Roark dead.
23rd Nov '15 12:13:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: When Miho shoots Stuka in the head, the arrow pierces his swastika tattoo. This can be seen as taking back the swastika from those who stole and perverted it.
15th Oct '15 8:29:34 PM worldbreaker
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* CatharisFactor: Nancy shooting Senator Roark dead.

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* CatharisFactor: CatharsisFactor: Nancy shooting Senator Roark dead.
15th Oct '15 8:29:09 PM worldbreaker
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* CatharisFactor: Nancy shooting Senator Roark dead.
6th Aug '15 5:02:26 PM RushLimborg
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Three words--Creator/EvaGreen naked.
** Even before the movie came out, roughly 50% of the film's publicity stemmed from the controversy of the Ava Lord poster having Eva in a ''very'' see-through linen dress/robe. NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, indeed.
28th May '15 11:12:10 AM erforce
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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/ElijiahWood as Kevin. Never thought Frodo could be that scary, did you?

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/ElijiahWood Creator/ElijahWood as Kevin. Never thought Frodo could be that scary, did you?
28th May '15 11:11:41 AM erforce
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!!The comic:



** Marv is Percival, Dwight is Lancelot and Hartigan is Galahad. Sin City is a DarkerAndEdgier Camelot.

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** Marv is Percival, Dwight is Lancelot and Hartigan is Galahad. Sin City ''Sin City'' is a DarkerAndEdgier Camelot.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** The movie's usage of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJoQWrhCtk Cells]] in the trailer and closing credits is so memorable that it's often called the "Sin City Theme" even though it's not the theme. The song predates the movie.
** ''A Dame to Kill For'''s theme song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jbA6plNYbE "Skin City"]], performed by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]].



* DracoInLeatherPants: Surprisingly, some fans seems to forget that Senator Roark deliberately framed Hartigan for Roark Junior's crimes purely out of ''spite'', not any kind of fatherly love, or that he hates Junior, but wants a legacy. He even [[spoiler:handicaps then murders his illegitimate son for beating him at poker]] in the sequel.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Surprisingly, some fans seems to forget that Senator Roark deliberately framed Hartigan for Roark Junior's crimes purely out of ''spite'', not any kind of fatherly love, or that he hates Junior, but wants a legacy. He even [[spoiler:handicaps then murders his illegitimate son for beating him at poker]] in the sequel.sequel story.



* GratuitousSpecialEffects: The movie is an action/crime-noir film, the likes of which, are typically done with few special effects. This movie broke new ground in Green Screen.



* {{Narm}}: Four words: "He made me '''WAAAAAAATCH!!!'''"
* OneSceneWonder:
** Both Senator and Cardinal Roark in the first movie. (Though technically, Senator Roark appears in two scenes in the comic and the Director's Cut of the movie.)
** Schlubb and Klump, though they too are technically in two scenes.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Averted with the movie, which was usually word-for-word, panel-for-panel accurate to the comics, to the point where FrankMiller was given a director credit for it.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The movie's use of green sceen allowed for gorgeous visuals throughout, both in the obvious ways (the environments and spot coloring) and the less obvious ways (Mickey Rourke has a fight scene with Elijah Wood, despite Wood not even having been cast when Rourke was shooting). Also, the green screen not only made production go by very smoothly but each actor was able to be lit individually without worrying about lighting the backgrounds which was the only way to get the Sin City look.
* WTHCastingAgency: Elijiah Wood as Kevin. Never thought Frodo could be that scary, did you?

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!!The movie:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The usage of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJoQWrhCtk Cells]] in the trailer and closing credits is so memorable that it's often called the "Sin City Theme" even though it's not the theme. The song predates the movie.
* GratuitousSpecialEffects: The movie is an action/crime-noir film, the likes of which, are typically done with few special effects. This movie broke new ground in Green Screen.
* {{Narm}}: Four words: "He made me '''WAAAAAAATCH!!!'''"
* OneSceneWonder:
** Both Senator and Cardinal Roark . Though technically, Senator Roark appears in two scenes in the comic and the Director's Cut of the movie.
** Schlubb and Klump, though they too are technically in two scenes.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Averted with , the movie, which movie was usually word-for-word, panel-for-panel accurate to the comics, to the point where FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller was given a director credit for it.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The movie's use of green sceen allowed for gorgeous visuals throughout, both in the obvious ways (the environments and spot coloring) and the less obvious ways (Mickey Rourke has a fight scene with Elijah Wood, despite Wood not even having been cast when Rourke was shooting). Also, the green screen not only made production go by very smoothly but each actor was able to be lit individually without worrying about lighting the backgrounds which was the only way to get the Sin City ''Sin City'' look.
* WTHCastingAgency: Elijiah Wood Creator/ElijiahWood as Kevin. Never thought Frodo could be that scary, did you?you?

!!The movie sequel:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The theme song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jbA6plNYbE "Skin City"]], performed by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]].
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