History YMMV / TRON

13th Nov '17 6:58:57 AM Allronix
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* MemeticBadass: More BadassBookworm than traditional "badass," but there's a good argument for Alan Bradley being the most dangerous guy in the franchise and plenty of fanfic to lay out the case.


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* MemeticBadass: More BadassBookworm than traditional "badass," but there's a good argument for Alan Bradley being the most dangerous guy in the franchise and plenty of fanfic to lay out the case. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' added fuel to the joke by having Tron's user in that contunity being Ansem the Wise. Queue a few jokes in the fandom that Alan was another alias of Ansem.
24th Oct '17 5:25:01 AM Allronix
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** That sweet lullaby-like ending theme? Well...same notes, slower, and a different key, and you get [[DarkReprise "Adagio for Tron"]]
12th Oct '17 10:58:25 AM Allronix
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* MemeticBadass: More BadassBookworm than traditional "badass," but there's a good argument for Alan Bradley being the most dangerous guy in the franchise and plenty of fanfic to lay out the case.
10th Oct '17 8:57:26 AM x_countryguy
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ... Yes. This was Music/WendyCarlos (who released the first ''commercially successful'' electronic music album and the soundtrack for ''Film/AClockworkOrange''), backed up the London Symphony Orchestra. ''Lots'' of synthesizer pipe organ and CherubicChoir. And when it ''wasn't'' Wendy Carlos, it was {{Music/Journey}}.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ... Yes. This was Music/WendyCarlos (who released the first ''commercially successful'' electronic music album and the soundtrack for ''Film/AClockworkOrange''), backed up the London Symphony Orchestra. ''Lots'' of synthesizer pipe organ and CherubicChoir. And when it ''wasn't'' Wendy Carlos, it was {{Music/Journey}}.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]GoneHorriblyRight: Flynn is communicating with his hacking program, Clu. Knowing what [[Film/TronLegacy Clu 2.0 turns into]]...
-->'''Flynn:''' ''I wrote you. I taught you everything I know about the system...Now, you're the best program that's ever been written. You're dogged and relentless..."''

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]GoneHorriblyRight: FollowTheLeader: Of the acting variety. According to Jeff Bridges, he uses CLU's monotone personality as the basis for his UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated title role in ''Film/{{Starman}}''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
Flynn is communicating with his hacking program, Clu. CLU. Knowing what [[Film/TronLegacy Clu CLU 2.0 turns into]]...
-->'''Flynn:''' ''I wrote you. I taught you everything I know about the system... Now, you're the best program that's ever been written. You're dogged and relentless..."''



* HarsherInHindsight: After watching the sequel, watching the first film can be painful. That cheerful smartass protagonist ends up a broken, ruined man; widowed before age 35, goes half-crazy from the stress, is betrayed by his creation, and spends the rest of his days (the equivalent of 1000 years) in a HopelessWar or exile. The title character? There are [[FateWorseThanDeath fates worse than de-rez]] and he gets handed them all. Sark's taunt about how Tron should have joined him? "Rinzler" ends up serving the same function for Clu 2.0 as Sark did for Master Control. The last scene where the three human protagonists have a GroupHug and walk off into the sunset? Well, no matter what timeline you use ([[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh 2.0]] or ''Film/TronLegacy''), that PowerTrio breaks up, with Alan left to carry on alone. It's actually ''nicer'' in the ''Legacy'' timeline as Lora's PutOnABus instead of StuffedIntoTheFridge.

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* HarsherInHindsight: After watching the sequel, watching the first film can be painful. That cheerful smartass protagonist ends up a broken, ruined man; widowed before age 35, goes half-crazy from the stress, is betrayed by his creation, and spends the rest of his days (the equivalent of 1000 years) in a HopelessWar or exile. The title character? There are [[FateWorseThanDeath fates worse than de-rez]] and he gets handed them all. Sark's taunt about how Tron should have joined him? "Rinzler" ends up serving the same function for Clu CLU 2.0 as Sark did for Master Control. The last scene where the three human protagonists have a GroupHug and walk off into the sunset? Well, no matter what timeline you use ([[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh 2.0]] or ''Film/TronLegacy''), that PowerTrio breaks up, with Alan left to carry on alone. It's actually ''nicer'' in the ''Legacy'' timeline as Lora's PutOnABus instead of StuffedIntoTheFridge.



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Ram's death]]. Even Flynn looks ready to cry.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Ram's [[spoiler:Ram's death]]. Even Flynn looks ready to cry.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual Creator/{{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), ThreesomeSubtext, snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual Creator/{{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu (CLU 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), ThreesomeSubtext, snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.



** When Sanzaru Games developed ''Tron [=Run/r=]'', ''Tron'' fans became this with fans of the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' franchise, [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the fourth installment]] of which was also developed by Sanzaru...mainly due to both franchises having no sequels to resolve their massive cliffhangers.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Two movies, two graphic novels, an animated series...about a ''dozen'' games. Not a surprise, considering the franchise setting.

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** When Sanzaru Games developed ''Tron [=Run/r=]'', ''Tron'' fans became this with fans of the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' franchise, [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the fourth installment]] of which was also developed by Sanzaru... mainly due to both franchises having no sequels to resolve their massive cliffhangers.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Two movies, two graphic novels, an animated series... about a ''dozen'' games. Not a surprise, considering the franchise setting.
21st Sep '17 3:55:26 PM FordPrefect
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* SpiritualLicensee: ''{{Reboot}}''

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* SpiritualLicensee: ''{{Reboot}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''
21st Sep '17 3:46:43 PM FordPrefect
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The character on screen credited as "Popcorn Guy," and implied to be Ram's User is given a name (Roy Kleinburg) and large part in the ExpandedUniverse as the fiercest defender of Gibbs's and Flynn's vision for Encom and the future of computing, becoming a dedicated hacktivist. Oh, and he's HeterosexualLifePartners with Alan Bradley, whose role in Flynn Lives is more covert. Ram's faith was anything but misplaced.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The character on screen credited as "Popcorn Guy," and implied to be Ram's User User, is given a name (Roy Kleinburg) and large part in the ExpandedUniverse as the fiercest defender of Gibbs's and Flynn's vision for Encom and the future of computing, becoming a dedicated hacktivist. Oh, and he's HeterosexualLifePartners with Alan Bradley, whose role in Flynn Lives is more covert. Ram's faith was anything but misplaced.
21st Sep '17 3:42:20 PM FordPrefect
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** The MCP saved that file as blackmail.

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** The MCP saved that file as blackmail.so ''it'' could blackmail Dillinger.



* AntiHero[=/=]LoveableRogue: Flynn, in a very mild sense (the personality type of the latter fits). Immature, irreverant, not above using means of questionable legality (cracking computer systems, breaking and entering the ENCOM building) to achieve his goals, and he's trying to right Dillinger's wrong for mostly personal reasons. Yet in doing so, it's heavily implied he saves the world from being effectively taken over by the out-of-control MCP. (This is possibly an AlternateCharacterInterpretation.)

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* AntiHero[=/=]LoveableRogue: Flynn, in a very mild sense (the personality type of the latter fits). Immature, irreverant, irreverent, not above using means of questionable legality (cracking computer systems, breaking and entering the ENCOM building) to achieve his goals, and he's trying to right Dillinger's wrong for mostly personal reasons. Yet in doing so, it's heavily implied he saves the world from being effectively taken over by the out-of-control MCP. (This is possibly an AlternateCharacterInterpretation.)
23rd Jun '17 5:41:56 AM Allronix
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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', naturally. Similar premise and computer-based humor. ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' fans also gravitate towards ''StarWarsRebels'' and ''Film/RogueOne'' (similar themes and DoomedByCanon), or the ''{{Voltron}}'' reboot. And due to the actors, they're also friendly with ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Series/BabylonFive,'' and ''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing.''

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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', naturally. Similar premise and computer-based humor. ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' fans also gravitate towards ''StarWarsRebels'' and ''Film/RogueOne'' (similar themes and DoomedByCanon), or the ''{{Voltron}}'' reboot. [[Website/{{Tumblr}} Tronblr]] has plenty of cross-pollination with ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' as well. And due to the actors, they're also friendly with ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Series/BabylonFive,'' and ''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing.''
14th Jun '17 8:14:41 AM Allronix
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* OneTrueThreesome: See ThreesomeSubtext - Flynn/Lora/Alan is a RunningGag in fandom, nicknamed "Big Dumb OT3" on Website/{{Tumblr}}. It's a satisfactory workaround for those who ship Alan/Flynn, but don't want to discard the canonical Alan/Lora marriage.

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* OneTrueThreesome: See ThreesomeSubtext - Flynn/Lora/Alan is a RunningGag in fandom, nicknamed "Big Dumb OT3" or "Shall we Dance" on Website/{{Tumblr}}. It's a satisfactory workaround for those who ship Alan/Flynn, but don't want to discard the canonical Alan/Lora marriage.
5th Jun '17 4:57:40 AM SamMax
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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', naturally. Similar premise and computer-based humor. ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' fans also gravitate towards ''StarWarsRebels'' and ''Film/RogueOne''(similar themes and DoomedByCanon), or the {{Voltron}} reboot. And due to the actors, they're also friendly with ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Series/BabylonFive,'' and ''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing.''

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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', naturally. Similar premise and computer-based humor. ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' fans also gravitate towards ''StarWarsRebels'' and ''Film/RogueOne''(similar ''Film/RogueOne'' (similar themes and DoomedByCanon), or the {{Voltron}} ''{{Voltron}}'' reboot. And due to the actors, they're also friendly with ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', ''Series/BabylonFive,'' and ''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing.''
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