* ActorAllusion: When one cop advises another to kill Hartigan without hesitation, they're quickly dispatched and Hartigan quips "Good advice". In ''Film/DieHard'', a terrorist who tells John [=McClane=] to kill without hesitation is offed, with [=McClane=] snarking "Thanks for the advice". Both played by BruceWillis, lying on his back and shooting upwards both times.
** FrankMiller even said that he thought of that very scene from ''Die Hard'' when he drew that scenario in "That Yellow Bastard". [[HilariousInHindsight Little did he know…]]
* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, [[Film/ShootEmUp Clive Owen]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Benicio Del Toro]], Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and [[TheWrestler Mickey Rourke]]. And the [[HeyItsThatGuy supporting cast is just as big]].
* AwesomeDearBoy: Some of the cast of ''Sin City'' signed on after seeing the test footage which would eventually become the opening scene. In the making-of it's noted that a lot of them had wanted to play FilmNoir characters for a long time, such as Creator/BruceWillis. Also, many cast members signed on due to other actors being in talks. Considering the [[AllStarCast large cast of famous faces]], this seems reasonable.
* BannedInChina: Malaysia.
* CreatorCameo: FrankMiller himself appears as the corrupt priest Marv kills in confession.
* DevelopmentHell:
** The movie sequels, until 2012.
** In the past Frank Miller has promised several new stories, including a Hartigan prequel, a Jackie Boy prequel, a story set in 1940, and a story set in the Sin City's founding during the Fold Rush. So far, the only new stories written are the ones being featured in ''Sin City 2''.
* DoingItForTheArt: Wallace is an artist who refuses to sell out dispite money problems. Dwight also had aspirations of being a photographer as opposed to a PI but they never came to be.
* FakeAmerican: Englishman Clive Owen as Dwight.
* FanNickname: Roark Jr. is only ever referred to as Junior in the books, never as the Yellow Bastard.
* HeyItsThatGuy: I guess [[Film/PlanetTerror Dakota Block]] felt guiltier about her son's death than she let on. Also, [[Series/{{Carnivale}} Ben Hawkins]] is a sick son-of-a-bitch.
** [[TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Endless Mike Helstrom]] is Klump.
* TheOtherDarrin: Several characters from the first Sin City movie have now been recast due to either the untimely deaths or retirements of their previous actors.
** Dennis Haysbert replaces MichaelClarkeDuncan as Manute.
** Jamie Cheung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho
** Josh Brolin replaces Clive Owen as Dwight [=McCarthy=], as the story is set before ''"The Big Fat Kill"'' [[TheNthDoctor and Dwight's facial reconstruction.]]
** It is currently unclear whether the role of Shelly will be recast because of BrittanyMurphy's untimely death, replaced with a new character or written out entirely, since she has a fairly important role. Given the trend of simply recasting parts, it seems likely a new actress will be hired.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Man, it is surprising to see [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo Baggins]] playing a [[TheVoiceless mute]], psychopathic, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller.
** Seeing one of the ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' as a prostitute.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]] is Schlubb!
* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The sequel is finally going to be in [[http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2012/04/sin-city-2-is-go-at-last.html production.]]
* TypeCasting: Mickey Rourke as an ugly, down on his luck bruiser with a heart of gold? He was born to play Marv. In fact, when FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."

!!These comicbooks have [[TropeNamers named the following tropes]]:

* BornInTheWrongCentury
* DelusionsOfEloquence

!!These comicbooks and films [[ImageSource provide the page image]] for:

* Comicbooks:
** ArrowGram
** DecapitationPresentation
* Films:
** CradlingYourKill
** FourEyesZeroSoul
** GratuitousSpecialEffects
** Monster.ComicBooks
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