[[caption-width-right:300:There ''were'' other actors in Ultraviolet, but they're just corpses.]]

->''"Hello. My name is Violet and I was born into a world you may not understand."''

''Ultraviolet'' is a 2006 ScienceFiction / Action film starring Creator/MillaJovovich as the eponymous Violet, fighting in a guerrilla war against the oppressive Arch-Ministry government in a dystopian future.

Violet is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent hemophage]], a person infected with a virus that produces symptoms similar to traditional vampirism. The infection confers superhuman senses, strength and agility, but is ultimately fatal. Violet became infected while pregnant, and lost her unborn child as a result of experiments performed on her in a concentration camp for hemophages. She is in the terminal stages of the disease, and her latest mission is also expected to be her last.

Violet infiltrates an Arch-Ministry stronghold disguised as a courier, and escapes with what is supposed to be an ultimate weapon, something which will kill the few remaining hemophages with a single blow. But the "weapon" turns out to be a child named Six, prompting Violet to defy both her own kind, who want him dead, and the Ministry, who want him back.

''Ultraviolet'' was deliberately created to stylistically resemble a comic book, with brilliantly colored outfits and hair, and an airbrushed appearance to close-ups. As with many comic books, the action scenes are deliberately over the top. It was not well-received, with a RottenTomatoes rating of 9%, but some find it SoBadItsGood or a GuiltyPleasure.

Also noteworthy for Violet having arguably the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOHXFmKxzq4 single highest body count of any character in film history.]]

In 2008, the studio Madhouse produced a 12 episode anime series loosely based on the film titled ''Ultraviolet: Code 044''.

Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' the British television series, which was also a modern take on vampires, but which could otherwise not be more different in story, style and tone.

!!This film provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Violet, of course.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Garth, after he saves V's life, has a tiny moment of this, after V asks why he brought her back at all.
-->'''Garth:''' Isn't it... isn't it obvious?
* AteHisGun[=/=]DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: It's implied that V would have done this when she's in her HeroicBSOD post-Six's "death" and after seeing her ex-husband with his new family]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Daxus. It helps that [[spoiler: he is a hemophage himself.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Violet's entire wardrobe is an example of this.
** In fact, the real star of the movie is probably Milla Jovovich's abs.
* BloodlessCarnage: The movie isn't bloodless but the fight scenes are inexplicably clean, even when our heroine is pressing that nice sharp blade to mooks in spotless white clothing. What little blood does result is usually obscured by motion blur.
* BottomlessMagazines: People do run out of ammo. Occasionally. Semi-justified with the whole idea of "flat-space technology". Violet, for example, only needs to bend her wrists to have her flat-space wristband feed bullets right into her guns, which makes one wonder why not build a literal bottomless magazine to begin with.
* BulletholeDoor: A variation. Violet shoots at the hinge on the passenger side of her car. The door manages to stick until she slams the car passenger-side into a subway entrance, sending the door flying off.
* CarFu: Violet uses a sedan to crush a large group of mooks against a wall.
* ChekhovsGun: Daxus's flamethrower pistol, which actually fires ''twice''. The first time is in squirting flammable gel, which provides Violet with her FlamingSword. The second is when she then uses the flamethrower itself during the ensuing battle.
* CombatPragmatist: Daxus openly admits that he couldn't beat Violet in a straight fight, so he tries to use a flamethrower. [[spoiler:When that fails, he kills the light in the dome so his own hemophage night vision will give him an edge.]]
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: And how!
* CoolSword: Violet's sword, as seen on the movie poster above.
* CosmicDeadline: Which seems to set about ''twenty minutes in''.
* DeadlyDodging: Violet kills most of a group of gunmen mooks this way. It helps that they were stupid enough to stand in a ''circle'' around her with guns pointed inwards...
* DeathByCameo: Director Kurt Wimmer.
* EliteMooks: The guys with katanas... maybe. You'd have to be either crazy-good or just plain crazy to be armed with a sword when everyone else has access to guns.
* ExtendedDisarming: The computer attempts to tally all the weapons in Violet's HyperspaceArsenal. It finally gives up and just says "many" in a very surprised-sounding voice.
* FacelessGoons: The Ministry's {{Mooks}}.
* FictionalDocument: The opening credits show that the movie is supposed to be based on a series of comic books or manga.
* {{Fingore}}: Violet loses a couple fingers during the library fight.
* FlamingSword: In Violet and Daxus' FinalBattle, they both wield one.
* GasMaskMooks: One of the flavors of FacelessGoons. Considering how paranoid everyone is about disease in this era, it's probably semi-justified.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Daxus isn't looking to wipe out the hemophages; he's pretty much already done that. He's [[spoiler: created an illness that targets humans that will require all infected people to line up every day for a cure, thus allowing him to rule them.]]
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The Blood Chinois speak (very formal) Vietnamese. Violet speaks it badly.
* GravityScrew: Violet wears a gravity leveller on her belt that allows her to use this trope to great effect. Her motorcycle has such a device as well, allowing her to flee from her foes along the sides of skyscrapers.
* GunKata: And lots of it.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Daxus goes out, while on fire no less.]]
* {{Hammerspace}}: Used liberally. The hemophage strike team in the opening has shoulder-mounted ones that holds swords, Violet has her wrist-mounted HyperspaceArsenal, Garth has an entire MadScientistLaboratory in a semi, Six is initially held in a suitcase, and Daxus produces both a flamethrower and sword from nowhere.
* HealItWithFire: In the final battle, Violet's hands are cut up pretty badly, so she fires her [=SMGs=] so she can use the muzzle heat to cauterize the wounds.
* HeroicBSOD: Violet suffers this after [[spoiler: she believes that Six has died]].
* HollywoodDarkness: Averted. When the hemophages shoot out the lights, it actually gets too dark to see what happens. Given the amount of bodies on the ground when the lights come back on, we can guess, though.
* HowManyAllOfThem
* HyperspaceArsenal: Violet caries a ridiculously large number of guns and her sword in a pocket dimension. This leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when the computer in the Arch-Ministry building scans her for hidden weapons.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Violet routinely takes out hordes of submachine-gun-toting mooks with her sword.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Violet's wardrobe even changes color.
* InvincibleHero: Violet isn't really challenged by any of the enemies she meets. As a hemophage, she's far more powerful than mere humans. Even when confronted by a dozen hemophages, she [[spoiler:kills them all in a single blow.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Violet. She's extremely mean to Six, but warms up to him near the end.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Violet, again.
* KnightTemplar: Daxus.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Garth's semi trailer is a modern version of one, anyway.
* MaleGaze: There are many shots of Violet's rear.
* MamaBear: Violet.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Subverted. Daxus is a great deal more dangerous than he looks. Unlike [=DuPont=] from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', it's made clear halfway through the film instead of [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]].
* MsFanservice: Violet
* NeverTrustATrailer: Due to coming out during a spate of vampire action films there was no mention of the characters' "condition".
* NoPaperFuture: Violet has a bracelet that's actually a bendy credit card... which she uses to buy disposable cell phones, printed on paper.
* NonActionGuy: Garth.
* NotUsingTheZWord: The movie only mentions the word "vampire" twice, first in the exposition dump when Violet notes that it's a slur used for hemophages, and a second time (in Vietnamese) when Violet is confronted by the Blood Chinois.
* {{Novelization}}: A book version of the film was written by Yvonne Navarro, which is based and expands upon the original, uncut screenplay.
* ObliviousToLove: Violet seems completely unaware that Garth has feelings for her.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The hemophages are infected with a disease that's been around since ancient times, creating the myth of vampires. This virus, however, has been modified in an attempt to create {{Super Soldier}}s.
* PhlebotinumRebel: All of the hemophages, but especially Violet. Six can be seen this way as well.
* PietaPlagiarism: At the end.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: Violet crying over Six's body brings him back to life... because her tears infected him with hemophagia.]]
* ProHumanTranshuman: Subverted.
* RuleOfCool: The movie practically runs on it.
* SameStoryDifferentNames: The basic structure of the story is rehashed from Wimmer's previous film, ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', with the colors ramped UpToEleven.
* SceneryPorn: Between the sleek utopian sci-fi architecture (some of which isn't CGI fabrication, but shot in real buildings), and the insanely vibrant color palette, every single frame is like wallpaper.
* SheFu: Need you ask?
* ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon: The mooks are so very guilty of this.
* ShoutOut: One near-archetypical shot in particular may be a reference to ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', to ''Film/TheMatrix'', or to both.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Nerva does this.
* SmugSnake: Daxus
* StrawHypocrite: Daxus. Turns out that [[spoiler: not only is he a hemophage like those he hunts down, he was the very first one and let the virus loose in the first place.]]
* SwissArmyTears: Violet's tears [[spoiler: infect Six with hemophagia, which saves his life.]]
* SwordSparks: Used to light the FlamingSword.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Daxus ordering his entire army of mooks to open fire on Violet.... [[{{Hologram}} or so he thinks]].
* TranshumanTreachery: The hemophages. To be fair, the humans locked them in concentration camps, experimented on them, and tried to wipe them out.
* UnorthodoxReload: Violet reloads her guns via tiny portals to her HyperspaceArsenal above her wrists.
* VampireRefugee: Violet, for the last part of the movie.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Violet vomits after her first fight sequence, a consequence of the drugs she was using to disguise her vampire traits.
* YouAreAlreadyCheckedIn
* YouAreNumberSix: Literally true for the boy whom Violet abducts from the Arch-Ministry.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And red, and purple, and white, and...