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''War'' (also called ''Rogue Assassin'' in Europe) is a 2007 movie starring Creator/JasonStatham and Creator/JetLi. Originally titled ''Rogue'', the name of the movie was changed to avoid conflict with [[{{Film/Rogue}} another movie with the same name]].

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!!Tropes this movie follows:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti_OzY5bKQ4 "Strong Style"]] by Kreva.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking:
** Played straight with Shiro, who manages to hold his own against [[spoiler:Rogue/Lone]] in a SwordFight much longer than several of his assassins did earlier in the film.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Li Chang, who is never shown to possess exceptional combat prowess and [[spoiler:is killed without putting up much of a fight]].
* BackStab: [[spoiler:Rogue/Lone shoots John in the back for being responsible for his family's death, even though John stops the sniper from shooting his friend.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday:
-->'''Shiro:''' I ordered many kills.
-->'''[[spoiler:Rogue/Lone]]:''' This ''one'' was different.
* TheChessmaster: Rogue ends up working for both sides in effort to bring both of them down.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It seems that John is dead.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Rogue seems reluctant to kill Li Chang's wife and daughter, despite previously killing Lone's family. [[spoiler:However, it was revealed that Rogue is really Lone]].
* EyesNeverLie: [[spoiler:John realizes that Rogue is Lone by looking into his eyes at the end of the film, recognizing his partner's eyes]].
* FaceHeelDoubleTurn: [[spoiler: John turns out to be the one who sold Lone out, while "Rogue" turns out to be the real Lone alive and well having taken his identity and altered his face.]]
* FriendlySniper: Goi
* [[spoiler:HeadInABox]]: [[spoiler: After killing Shiro, Rogue sends his severed head to Shiro's daughter Kira in a package. Along with a note saying "make a new life."]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Rogue is a shining example.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Rogue let his guard down long enough for Lone to a chance to strangle him to death.]]
* HitmanWithAHeart: Rogue
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:John was working for Shiro Yanagawa only to get to Rogue. However, his partner Tom Lone shoots him to save John. As payback for cheating him on his chance to finally capture Rogue, John gave Tom's address to Shiro. He thought they're just going to beat him up, but he didn't know they'd sent Rogue. However, after Rogue killed his family, Lone kills him, and was able to pass Rogue off as himself while Lone became Rogue.]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Officer Lone sets this in motion after he kills the real Rogue and takes his place.]]
* LetTheBossWin: All of Shiro's men fear the consequences that may follow should they actually score a hit on him in sparring. When he is momentarily distracted, one of them accidentally strikes him, and the minion fully expects the worst. Instead, Shiro seemingly subverts this by reassuring the terrified [[{{Mooks}} mook]] that it was Shiro's own fault for being distracted and congratulates him on the hit. Then he [[DoubleSubversion double subverts]] this by killing the poor guy anyway.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Of a sort. More like, "Luke I am your partner".]]
* MagicPlasticSurgery: Rogue. He changes his face many times no one know what he originally looked like, and even then his face is usually obscured. [[spoiler:Which helps that Lone was able to pass Rogue as him to fake his own death, and change his face himself.]]
* MobWar
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:John realized his mistake of working with Shiro and causing the death of his partner and his family. Lone doesn't forgive him.]]
* {{Ninja}}: Five are employed during the raid on Chang's mansion.
* NotHimself: Shiro ordered Rogue to kill Chang. But he seems to show reluctance when he's ordered to also kill Chang's wife and daughter. Kira points out Rogue that he never had problems killing women and children before. [[spoiler:That's because he's not Rogue.]]
* TheNthDoctor: Rogue is infamous for wearing a mask and undergoing frequent plastic surgeries in order to alter his face.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: John has been continuously guilty after he sold out Lone and eventually takes a bullet to save Rogue/Lone's life, but is killed by him immediately after.]]
* SequelHook
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:"Tom Lone is dead. My name is Rogue."]]
* YouKilledMyFather: "You killed my partner and his family." [[spoiler:However, he learns he himself was responsible.]]

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