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[[caption-width-right:300:Don't pronounce it without the "o". [[BerserkButton He'll get pissed.]]]]

A 2009 film starring Creator/WoodyHarrelson and Creator/KatDennings. Harrelson plays a well-meaning but mentally challenged man who creates the identity of Defendor, a [[NonPoweredCostumedHero costumed superhero]], to fight back against street crime and eventually hunt down "Captain Industry". Advertised as a comedy, but [[NeverTrustATrailer was largely a drama]].

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!! This film contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Kat's father used to beat her up.]]
* AndStarring: With Sandra Oh and KatDennings. Also has Special Appearance by Lisa Ray.
* ApatheticCitizens - Everybody except Arthur. Apathy is a theme in the film, and even during crazy and dangerous situations, the characters, including cops and criminals, seem relatively unfazed.
* ArchEnemy: "Captain Industry" for Defendor.
* BatterUp: Defendor's WeaponOfChoice.
* BeeBeeGun - Wasp Wasp Jar.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Defendor dies]], but the cartel he was pursuing is captured and brought to justice. Also, Kat finally starts getting her life on track.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - The one well-dressed henchman [[spoiler: who was actually an undercover cop.]]
* CheapCostume - Complete with a D-insignia made out of [[DuctTapeForEverything Duct Tape]].
* CivvieSpandex: Defendor's costume is entirely made of black sweatshirts and pants, while the highlights, including the ''D'' ChestInsignia, are made from masking tapes.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - The elusive "Captain Industry".
* TheDanza: Subverted. Kat Dennings plays Kat Debrofkowitz, but Kat Dennings is Katherine Litwack, while the character's name is Katerina.
* DarkIsNotEvil: As Defendor, Arthur is clad primarily in black but is unquestionably TheHero of the story.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Defendor dies in kat's arms.]]
* DirtyCop: Dooney.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Because TheHero believes that guns are for cowards.
* DuctTapeForEverything - Defendor's costume involves [[http://gointothemovies.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/defendor_woodyharrelson2-500x267.jpg quite a bit of it.]]
* GroinAttack - Dooney, with a gun.
* HairofGoldHeartOfGold: Arthur. Also Paul's wife and son.
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]
* HeroicBastard: It's implied that Arthur is this.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - Arthur believes this of Kat, however much she tries to prove him wrong.
* HowWeGotHere - Most of the story is presented this way, with Arthur retelling his efforts to a psychiatrist.
* ImmuneToBullets - Subverted and then sadly, averted.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Arthur and Paul's son, Jack.
* MoodWhiplash - And how.
* NiceGuy: Paul and his family.
* NoMereWindmill: The protagonist appears to be a lunatic going up against an imaginary supervillain called "Captain Industry". Defendor may or may not actually believe this, but in either case the "Captains of Industry" is actually a metaphor for the very real threat of druglords - the very villains that Defendor has been fighting all along.
* NonHumanSidekick: Defendor's bees to some extent.
* ParentalAbandonment: Arthur's MissingMom died from overdose while it isn't mentioned what exactly happened to his DisappearedDad.
* ProtagonistTitle
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - Captain Fairbanks, Dr. Park.
* ScaryBlackMan
* SuperZeroes
* TheDulcineaEffect - Essentially justified, given the way Arthur's mind works.
* TheMafiya
* ToBeLawfulOrGood - Or both.
* TrailersAlwaysLie - The trailers make it seem as if the movie is a super-hero comedy, when it's actually a drama.
* VigilanteMan: Averted. Defendor may try to beat up the bad guys and throw jars of wasps at them, he never actually tries to kill anyone.
* WindmillCrusader: Played with, and ''maybe'' [[NoMereWindmill averted]].