* 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.]]
* AwardSnub: Both films were completely ignored come Oscar season.
* BetterOnDVD: There are so many small details that can only be caught after several viewings.
* CompleteMonster: Boss Matsumoto from Volume I is a brutal {{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.
* 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: Gogo Yubari again. It doesn't matter if she's a hypercompetent BloodKnight-ly assassin, you might as well have felt sorry for her when she was killed.
* 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.
* Narm: 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.
* 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: Samuel L. Jackson at 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]].

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