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->''"Her name was Elektra. [[ActionGirl She was a warrior.]] She was also dead. Well, nobody's perfect. Only a warrior can come [[BackFromTheDead back from death]] and even then the second life is never quite like the first."''
-->-- '''Stick''', Trailer narration

A 2005 {{spinoff}} of the ''{{Film/Daredevil}}'' film starring Jennifer Garner as Elektra, a contracted assassin who is reluctant to carry out a hit on Mark and Abby Miller. In helping them escape, Elektra learns that Mark and Abby are not as [[{{Badass}} normal]] [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye as they appear to be]]. As she faces off against The Hand, an organization that seeks to capture Abby because she is the sacred "Treasure," Elektra soon learns that Kirigi, a member of The Hand, was sent to kill her mother when Elektra was only a child.
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!!This film contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: Elektra seems to have forgotten that somewhere in the world is a bald Irish man named Bullseye who killed her and her father. In fact it isn't even brought up at all despite it being the reason she came back to life in the first place.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Typhoid's outfits. A subtle one in the dress she uses to fight, and a blatant one in her casual wear
* ActionGirl: Elektra and to a lesser extent Abby. The film's main plot revolves around Abby being destined to become [[TheChosenOne a much stronger one]] when she reaches adulthood with Elektra and the Hand fighting each other in order to recruit her to join their side and thus tip the balance in their ongoing war.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Like in ''Daredevil'', Elektra isn't remorseless and actually tries to keep Abby and her father safe.
** While not a villain, Stick was a bit of an asshole. He was a harsh, cynical old man who got his money through hustling and gave Matt a hard time while training him. While he makes questionable decisions here, there's no doubt he's a much nobler person by comparison.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Conversely, Stone is a member of the Hand rather than the Chaste.
* AnimalEyeSpy: Tattoo can use his animals to spy on Elektra and gang.
* AnimatedTattoo: Tattoo has the power to make his tatoos come to life.
* AstralProjection: Elektra uses this to communicate a meeting with Kirigi.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Abby thinks this of Elktra's name
* BackFromTheDead: Stick brings Elektra back and then Elektra brings Abby back.
* BadassCrew: Kirigi and his team.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: The whole movie hangs on which side the "Treasure" will take and tip the balance in favor of one or the other.
* BreakoutCharacter: Elektra was originally a love interest in Daredevil in both the comic and the movie--She later had several spin-off comics and this spin-off movie.
* TheCameo: In a deleted scene, Ben Affleck appears as Matt Murdock in Elektra's dream. It would be the last time he'd ever play Matt Murdock.
* ClothFu: Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by Creator/RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."
* ContractOnTheHitman: The Hand basically puts one on Elektra after her failed attempt.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Compare and contrast Roshi and Kirigi to Kingpin and Bullseye in ''Daredevil''.
** Kingpin and Roshi are each a CorruptCorporateExecutive and are the ManBehindTheMan. Although unlike Kingpin, Roshi does not get involved in a fight with Elektra, being too busy leading The Hand from Japan. He also lacks any personal vendetta with Elektra that Kingpin did with murdering Matt's father.
** Bullseye and Kirigi are both mercenaries who murdered one of Elektra's parents. Bullseye was an Irish LargeHam who loves murder and tries to accost Elektra during their fight while Kirigi is stoic, showing no attraction to Elektra. Bullseye was bald and wore an all black leather ensemble, Kirigi has long hair and wore a white martial arts gi. Both do manage to get under her skin by bringing up her murdered loved ones, but the only main difference in the end is [[spoiler: Kirigi ends up getting gutted, while Bullseye is still alive somewhere]].
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Though Elektra first appeared in ''Daredevil'', the film explores her own story that is similar yet different from Matt's. Both are about a character who wears red who's life went downhill after a parent's death. Matt was self taught in his fighting by "watching" his father and using his senses since he was 12. Elektra, before her death, was taught by a different sensei each year since she was 5 and developed her powers as part of her ressurection as an adult. Both are still haunted by their parents' deaths and learn though a seemingly unrelated situation involving a mercenaries and protecting a parent and daughter from them who the killer is. Matt failed to save Elektra and her father, while Elektra only barely saved Abby with those same mystical abilities. Matt decided Wilson Fisk wasn't worth killing, [[spoiler:Elektra doesn't give Kirigi the same treatment as she had become a professional assassin instead of a hero]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Roshi. Giving orders from a boardroom. It comes across that the Hand is TheMafia or {{Yakuza}} and not just an evil organization
* FanService: Elektra wears skintight red leather for most of the movie.
** The Elektra and Typhoid kiss.
** Elektra in a bikini training to hold her breath underwater
* FlatCharacter: Stone, Tattoo, and Kinkou have this ''bad''. Typhoid has a couple of lines that catapult her into a two-dimensional character. Also, despite being the main villain, Kirigi could easily be considered a two-dimensional character.
* ForcefulKiss: Elektra is no stranger to receiving these. She got one in the Director's Cut of ''Daredevil'' by Bullseye, and now by Typhoid Mary.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Elektra and Typhoid's "[[KissOfDeath kiss]]"
* TheHandler: [=McCabe=] is the go-between Elektra and the people who want to hire her.
* HandicappedBadass: Stick is blind, but still kicks ass.
* HelloNurse: A member of the Hand council has this reaction on seeing Typhoid. [[DisproportionateRetribution She kills him for it]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Most of the Hand's Ninjas would fall under this. Atleast they are now wearing black instead of red
* HitmanWithAHeart: Elektra after she fails to make a kill because she cares for the marks
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Stone uses his superstrength to break the trunk of a tree while attacking Elektra, leaving it barely standing. When he them proceeds to chase after Abby and Mark, [[spoiler: Elektra uses her weight to tip it over onto Stone, crushing him]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: [[spoiler: Elektra kills Typhoid Mary by throwing her sai through the bush maze]].
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers:
* InadequateInheritor: Kirigi can be seen as this as the inheritor of control of the Hand from his father, Roshi.
* InLoveWithTheMark: Elektra finds herself caring about her marks that she was sent to kill.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Kirigi's weapon but it might be a case of EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana.
* KissOfDeath: Typhoid has a literal kiss of Death.
* {{Mooks}}: The Hand's {{Ninja}}s
* MaleGaze: Blantantly in the first seven minutes of the movie even. After Elektra dispatches TheDragon of her target, the camera then shifts to her exposed backside, then to her ass and stays there for some time
* MasterApprenticeChain: Stick is Elektra's master then briefly Elektra is Abby's master.
* MissingMom: Elektra and Abby both have mothers who died when they were younger.
* MsFanservice: Elektra
** Typhoid has her moments as well.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The Hand
* NeckSnap: At least one villain is dispatched this way. One snaps his own neck
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: May or May not be part of Elektra's personal code.
* NinjaSchool: Stick basically run a mix martial school.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: The Hand villains turn to dust in a flash of green light. Even the [[BigBad major villains]] end this way.
* OldMaster: Stick
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Hand's Board in a very dark boardroom so as to give SinisterSilhouettes.
* PowerTattoo: Tattoo has the power to summon animals from his tattoos which cover his body. Snakes, Spiders, Wolves, and Hawks are all at his command. He uses them to spy as well as to fight for him.
* PrecisionFStrike: When she learns Kirigi is on the case, Elektra can't help, but say ""shit"". You can't blame her
* ProductPlacement: For Rite Aid. That's right, ''Rite Aid''.
** And Close-Up toothpaste.
** Abby states she bought her bracelet on Website/{{eBay}} which turns out out to be a ChekhovsGun which she uses later as her main weapon.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Kirigi has his own squad, comprised of Tattoo (summons animals to fight for him through his tattoos), Typhoid Mary (a WalkingWasteland), Stone (super strength and immunity to attacks that he's expecting), and Kinkou (perfect [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway balance]]).
* RaceLift: Typhoid Mary - from Caucasian to Asian (half Malaysian to be specific) and Tattoo - from Japanese to Caucasian.
* ScopeSnipe: There is a brief shot of Elektra looking through the scope of a rather complex looking compound bow.
* SecretUndergroundPassage: There is a convenient tunnel under [=McCabe=]'s farmhouse that Elektra, Abby and her father use to flee from the villains as they surround the house.
* ShoutOut: Abby and Mark Miller is subtle one to Elektra's Creator Frank Miller
* {{Spinoff}}: This movie is a Spinoff of ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Kimagure --CombatClairvoyance combined with martial arts and the power to control life and death.
* SuperOCD: Elektra shows this. She must have all her toiletries, fruits and veggies lined up just so. She is also a NeatFreak who cleans to avoid leaving her DNA. Abby is also shown having this by her counting windows early in the film.
* TouchOfDeath: Typhoid has a literal killer touch everything she touches ages, withers and then dies. Which is opposite Stick who can bring back the dead by laying on hands and using Kimagure.
* WeaponOfChoice: Elektra her [[SaiGuy Sai]], Abby her [[VariableLengthChain Warrior Beads]], Kirigi his [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]], Stick his [[SimpleStaff Bo]], Stone a [[CarryABigStick club]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: There is a lot of needing fathers approval subtext going on in the movie. Elektra on some level seems to want Sticks approval. Kirigi seeks his father's, Roshi, approval. It can even be read that Abby wants her father's approval. When the title of the movie is Elektra you have to expect some father issues.
* WomanInBlack: Typhoid primarily wears black to emphasize that she's evil and dangerous, as well as her association with death.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Apparently all Hand members are supposed to kill themselves if they failed
* YouKilledMyFather: Both Elektra and Abby's mothers have been killed by the Hand.