* AccidentalInnuendo: Taken out of context, Gogo Yubari's line before fighting Black Mamba sounds like something straight of an S&M porno.
-->'''Gogo''': You call that begging? You can beg better that that!
* AngstWhatAngst: While it's probably because she's too shocked to react to [[spoiler: her mother killed right in front of her]], Vernita's daughter doesn't looked upset about it.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Beatrix's fight with Bill is the ''shortest fight in the entire film''; lasting less than ten seconds before she kills him with the Five-Point Palm.]]
** [[spoiler: Budd and Bea don't even fight. He shoots her, buries her alive, and is dead before she gets back to the trailer.]]
** [[spoiler: Vernita dies from a single thrown knife after she tries to shoot The Bride.]]
*** Though in that case, we were at least giving an pretty brutal fight beforehand.
* AwardSnub: Both films were completely ignored come Oscar season.
* BetterOnDVD: There are so many small details that can only be caught after several viewings.
** And thanks to the advent of blu-ray, there's a cheapie release that allows you to watch both volumes back to back, without even having to change discs. What it lacks in special features, it makes up for with said gimmick.
* CompleteMonster: Boss Matsumoto from ''Volume I'' is a sadistic {{Yakuza}} boss and a pedophile. When O-Ren Ishii was around 9 years old, Matsumoto and his henchmen confronted her father (apparently, a Chinese-American soldier stationed in Okinawa), and despite him putting quite the fight, he is ultimately murdered by the mooks, while Matsumoto laughs on a couch. Then Matsumoto gets up, grabs the man's Japanese wife, tosses her on a nearby bed...and uses his own katana to stab her to death, narrowly missing child!O-Ren, who was hiding under said bed. Then, they set the place on fire and leave, laughing about it. An 11-year-old O-Ren poses as a child prostitute in order to kill him.
* CreepyAwesome: A few examples from both films. There's O-Ren, Go-Go Yubari and the Yakuza man who kills O-Ren's father, as well as Elle Driver and Budd to a degree.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The Crazy 88 fight. A guy gets his foot sliced off; seconds later he's seen pressing it back to the bloody stump, as if it's going to magically reattach. Another guy gets his eye snatched out (in a bit of Foreshadowing concerning where she learned this from); when The Bride is overlooking the carnage, he's still stumbling around blindly (and rumored to be a cameo by Tarantino). The uncensored fight shows the Bride taking said eye and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath throwing it down another man's throat.]]
* EarWorm: "Twisted Nerve", "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity," and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' theme.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** O-Ren Ishii is probably the most popular villain in the series, even more popular than Bill. The fact that she gets a well developed backstory and has a lengthy fight sequence probably has something to do with it.
** Gogo Yubari, despite being portrayed as an AxeCrazy PsychopathicManchild with no sympathetic traits. Some even felt sorry for the PsychoForHire when she was killed.
** Despite only appearing in a handful of flashbacks in part two, Pai Mei is, without question, one of the most popular characters in the film.
* FirstInstallmentWins: Everyone knows there are two films however the original is the more iconic one.
* HarsherInHindsight: Bill's line about shooting the Bride being him at his most masochistic, considering how David Carradine died.
** Although she didn't get at much development as the other Vipers, Vernita is actually NotSoDifferent than the Bride. [[spoiler: She left the Assassin order for the ''same exact'' reasons as Beatrix. When you consider that her own daughter is around the same age as B.B., Vernita may have also been pregnant when she played her role in the Church Massacre.]] That may explain why the Bride got ticked when Vernita attempted to use being a mother as a reason not to be killed.
* HilariousInHindsight: Lucy Liu aka O-Ren Ishii would later go on to provide voiceovers in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', where her character was proficient in kung fu and viper; which in China is known as a ''Bai-Bu-She'' or ''"Hundred-Step-Snake"'' (the amount of time it takes the venom to kill you), or more colloquially in the west as a "Cottonmouth."
%% * HolyShitQuotient: Unfathomably high.
* ItWasHisSled: Just about ''everything'' except The Bride's real name.
%% * MagnificentBastard: Bill.
* MemeticMutation: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHq-v4HJVqE Ironside]] theme became iconic enough to be often used as a surprise [[Film/TheSting Sting]] in various web series.
* NarmCharm: Really just the whole movie: notable scenes include O-ren's decapitation of a Yakuza boss, which is promptly followed by HighPressureBlood, and O-ren's death, where the Bride chops off the top of her skull, leaving her brain exposed and unharmed.
** Some of the dialogue is just so cheesy, over-the-top anime, but this is Quentin we're talking about, so it still comes off as badass either way.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: The Bride being buried alive in Volume II.]]
* OlderThanTheyThink:
** Lots of [[HomageShot references]] to ''really'' obscure movies most viewers have likely never heard of. It's not just shots though; the "My name is Buck..." line is from Creator/TobeHooper's ''Film/EatenAlive'' and it's probably not the only dialogue Tarantino lifted.
** Parodied as well, when the opening title displays "Revenge is a dish BestServedCold"... and then credits it as an "[[Franchise/StarTrek ancient Klingon proverb]]" (a ShoutOut to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'').
* OneSceneWonder: Creator/SamuelLJackson as Rufus, the pianist. He quite literally only appears in one scene [[spoiler: before he is killed off screen along with everyone else in attendance for the wedding rehearsal.]]
* ParanoiaFuel: Comatose patients being raped.
* {{Squick}}:
** [[spoiler:Elle's eye smashed under The Bride's foot.]]
** The Pussy Wagon (how did Buck pay for it?). [[FromBadToWorse People paying for a little "alone time" with comatose patients, of course]].
** The first two murders after The Bride wakes up are also pretty Squick-worthy. First, she chews the bottom lip off her assailant, then slashes Buck's Achilles tendon in painful closeup.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Vernita Green has the least screen-time, lacks characterization compares to the other DVAS and is killed off early into the film (despite actually being the ''second'' DVAS to go down). The fact that she is probably pregnant herself during the time she killed the Bride is also never addressed.
** Sofie Fatale disappeared after part I despite being very much alive and has justified reason to team up against the Bride.
*** Although if they do make that third movie featuring Vernita Green's daughter...

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