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->''"Ninjas. Damn."''
-->-- '''Ron''' [[note]]Although this line was [[TrailersAlwaysLie not actually in the movie]][[/note]]

''The Warrior's Way'' is a western/ninja/circus movie released in 2010. The film's story revolves around the character Yang, an Asian swordsman who was exiled from his clan after refusing to kill a baby, and Lynne, a troubled woman with a horrific past. The film uses green screen throughout and liberal use of special effects.

!!This film includes examples of the following tropes:

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Both The Colonel and Saddest Flute are significantly more dangerous than their respective underlings.
%%* BadassLongcoat: Yang wears one for the second half of the movie.
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: The Colonel orders this done to the two Mexican girls he intends to rape.
* BattleInTheRain: The final battle between Yang and the Saddest Flute takes place in a storm that literally blows up out of nowhere (It seems to be a flashback to a training session substituted in place of their actual final fight).
%%* BlackCloak: The Sad Flutes.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Considering how Yang normally does against such odds, though...]]
* BoozeFlamethrower: The fire eater from the circus uses this to light the candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a ChekhovsSkill when he later uses it to light a couple of the Colonel's henchmen on fire.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Yang. He dodges a bullet at ''point-blank range''!
%%* CherryBlossoms
* ChineseLaunderer: Yang takes over the laundry when he arrives in Lode, mainly because that's what everyone assumes he'll be good at. He actually has to learn how to do it from Lynne.
* ClothingSwitch: The town guy who takes one of the Sad Flutes' CoatHatMask combo after the FinalBattle. Doubles as a FunnyBackgroundEvent since nobody says anything of it and he doesn't get a single line while wearing it.
* CoatHatMask: The Sad Flutes' suits. So cool looking a town guy actually bothers to put one on after they're dead.
%%* ColonelBadass: The Colonel, as expected.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Yang tears through groups of mooks with no problem. The only time he actually has to pause and expend some effort are against lone major characters. They don't last much longer either, though.
* ContractOnTheHitman: The Sad Flutes are ''not'' happy with Yang...
* CoolVersusAwesome: Cowboys. Vs. Ninjas.
%%* CoveredWithScars: Yang
* CoversAlwaysLie: the movie poster features a blond Kate Bosworth in a dress. Lynne in the movie is a FieryRedhead tomboy who wears masculine clothing for all but one scene.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Yang must run from everyone he loves to prevent the Sad Flutes from killing them.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Invoked by Lynne at one point with a tight dress, with the dirt still on her face.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: One of the town guys bothers to ''wear the hat and cape of one of the fallen ninjas'' after the FinalBattle is done.
* DrowningMySorrows: The reason Ron is the town drunk.
* DodgeTheBullet: Yang dodges a point blank pistol shot at the end, anticipating the shot a split second before it's fired.
%%* DullSurprise: Yang at almost anything.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Horrifically subverted with the Colonel. He singles out a Mexican woman with clean teeth so that he can rape her. However, her husband comes out and protests so the Colonel declares that he would never sleep with a married woman. Then the Colonel [[spoiler:shoots them both dead and decides that he would rather rape their two daughters instead]].
* FacelessMooks: The faces of the many ninjas are never seen. Most of the bandits wear bandannas over their faces as well.
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler: The Colonel, right before Lynne kills him.]]
--> '''[[spoiler: Colonel:]]''' I'll see you in hell, little girl. [[DirtyOldMan Wear something nasty.]]
%%* FieryRedhead: Lynne
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Colonel, at one point, talks about how he hanged a man by his hamstrings. [[spoiler: Lynne ends up leading into her killing blow against him by hamstringing him.]]
* FunWithSubtitles: At the beginning.
--> '''Subtitle:''' ''The Greatest Swordsman in History of Mankind.'' [[{{beat}} (Beat)]]. ''Ever.''
* GatlingGood: The Colonel's men have at least two miniature Gatling guns that they use to devastating effect against the Sad Flutes.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Yang and Lynne have scars that are covered by their clothing. The Colonel has horrible facial scars.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Not all the time, but there are an awful lot of shots of blood spatters hitting screens and such. One such massacre takes place entirely in a ''dust cloud''.
* GroinAttack: Eight Ball's method of dealing with the three delinquents harassing Yang. For the final battle he dons a glove with the palm covered in spikes, but never gets to use it.
%%* HeroesWantRedheads
%%* HitmanWithAHeart: Yang.
* HopeSproutsEternal: There's definitely something going on with the flower garden in the desert.
* HumanShield: Used primarily by Yang
* ImplacableMan:
** Yang
** The Sad Flutes, who seem to have an inexhaustible supply of assassins hunting Yang to every corner of the world.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The Sad Flutes' clothes, so much one of the town boys takes them off one and wears them after they are all dead.
%%* ImprovisedWeapon: In spades.
* InfantImmortality: Forms the premise of the film, although it is averted in the case of [[spoiler: Lynne's brother.]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: the reason [[spoiler:Yang leaves April and Lynne.]]
%%* KnifeThrowingAct: Lynne's specialty
%%* LeaveHimToMe: Lynne, regarding the Colonel
* MalevolentMaskedMan: The Colonel wears a creepy half-face mask to conceal his burn scars. It makes him look more than a little like [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]].
%%* MartialPacifist: Yang, after leaving the Sad Flutes.
* MeaningfulName: They name the baby April, the month in which [[CherryBlossoms cherry trees bloom]]
* MoreDakka: The only times the bandits have an advantage over the Sad Flutes is when they deploy their machineguns.
%%* NiceHat: The Sad Flutes
* NoNameGiven: The main character's name is never uttered within the movie. You learn it in the credits. Lynne calls him "Skinny" most of the time.
%%* NonIronicClown: Discussed
* NonSpecificallyForeign: It's never specified or clear where Yang comes from. He's played by a South Korean, uses a Japanese sword, and his name is most likely Chinese. The citizens of Lode seem to assume he's Chinese since he works in the laundry business, an occupation which was filled by a lot of Chinese laborers in that time era.
%%* OneManArmy: Yang
* ARealManIsAKiller: Or more like "a member of the Sad Flutes is a merciless assassin that can [[KillThemAll kill anybody]] [[WouldHurtAChild (even children)]] and ShootTheDog without hesitation, [[WithUsOrAgainstUs because anybody who is not us]] [[HannibalLecture will always be the The Enemy]]". [[HitmanWithAHeart Yang has other ideas]].
* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: In the finale, one of the outlaws has a machine gun braced on another's shoulder. After he has his arms cut off, the gun starts firing on full auto, pivoting on the corpse of the partner and neatly stitching across a horde of outlaws ''who were standing behind him''.
* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler:Ron]], hiding in plain sight.
* RetiredGunslinger: [[spoiler: Ron]] turns out to be the surprise version (although not so much of a surprise to anyone who saw the cover of the DVD).
* RetiredOutlaw: [[spoiler: Ron]] was once an outlaw, using his great skill to rob banks and trains. His criminal career ended when the woman he loved was shot during a gunfight, and he vowed to never pick up a gun again.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Well, technically walking.
* RuleOfCool: It's a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja cowboy movie]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: One of the main themes of the movie, although Yang is at least not an extremely egregious example, as despite his lack of social skills he is able to take care of himself and function normally perfectly fine.
%%* SamuraiCowboy
%%* ScarsAreForever
* SingleStrokeBattle: All the sword fights are like this, the most traditional being the one at the beginning where Yang becomes The Greatest Swordsman in the World by killing The Greatest Swordsman in the World. The only two prolonged fights with any degree of {{Flynning}} are the ones at the end between Lynne and the Colonel, and between Yang and Saddest Flute (which appears to be a training flashback substituted in place of their actual final battle).
* SoftspokenSadist: The Colonel, who delights in rape murder but almost never raise his voice.
* SteppingStoneSword: The Colonel thrusts at Lynne; missing her and getting his sabre stuck in the wall. Lynne uses his sabre as a step to retrieve her own sword, which is stuck higher up in the wall.
%%* TheStoic: Yang, most of the time.
%%* StuffBlowingUp: "We only have 100 sticks of dynamite"
%%* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Yang does it while battling the ninjas in the laundry. But Yang is The Greatest Swordsman In The World. Ever.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: Lynne
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer's line, "Ninjas. Damn," does not appear in the film, nor are the Sad Flutes ever described as ninjas.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The last scene of the movie? In the trailer.
%%* TrainingMontage: in {{Flashback}}
* WeHaveReserves: The Sad Flutes keep throwing dozens of their men at Yang, even as he keeps cutting them down. Saddest Flute even has no problem wasting the majority of his men in a pointless fight against random bandit assholes, instead of focusing on the guy they came specifically to kill.
* WhatADrag: The Colonel does this to Ron, dragging him behind his horse along the main street.
* WhipItGood: Both the Colonel and one of his henchmen display expert skill with a bullwhip. The Colonel wraps the lash around Ron's before [[WhatADrag dragging him through the town behind his horse]]. The henchman uses it to yank Lynne's feet out from under her during the fight in the Colonel's room.
* WilliamTelling:
** Using booze in place of an apple.
** Subverted when Ron drinks the booze.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[HitmanWithAHeart Yang wouldn't]]. The Sad Flutes ''would''. Saddest Flute's ResignationsNotAccepted speech puts much emphasis on the fact that Yang should have (and must still) kill the kid, because she will always be "the Enemy".
* XOnAStick: Baby on a stick!