* 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 Creator/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 [[Film/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: Creator/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 Gold Rush. So far, the only new stories written are the two featured in ''Sin City 2''.
* 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.
** [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Endless Mike Helstrom]] is Mr. Klump, and [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]] is Mr. Schlubb.
** Apparently, [[LawAndOrderSVU Detective Stabler]] decided to transfer to Sin City.
* 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 Creator/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.]]
* 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.
** ''A Dame to Kill For'' has a cameo by [[Film/SpyKids Alexa Vega]] as a stripper.
* 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.]]
** In the back of ''Lost, Lonely and Lethal'' (published in December 1996) Miller announced a story called "The Hard Good-Bye" that would feature Nancy teaming up with Marv to avenge Hartigan. The title ended up being used as a {{Retronym}} for the first arc while the story itself finally saw the light of day in ''A Dame to Kill For'' as "Nancy's Last Dance," 18 years later.
* 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
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