Filipino Tropers, UNITE!:
- The Hero is always a Badass on a quest for revenge. He might be a downright Nice Guy, a Super Cop, or a Loveable Rogue fighting For Great Justice, but he always suffers from Perpetual Poverty.
- The Hero falls in Love at First Sight of his Love Interest. While Filipino action movies are all about the hero kicking the baddies' asses every goddamn time, it also has romance on the side. The pair is almost always The Beautiful People, because Beauty Equals Goodness.
- The Love Interest is always an Ingenue, a Yamato Nadeshiko, or a Tsundere. Bonus points if the Tsundere love interest if played by Maricel Soriano. Especially Maricel Soriano. *'s rise to fame.]]
- The Big Bad is often a Smug Snake Magnificent Rich Bastard. He might be a Villain with Good Publicity, an Evil Overlord, or a Corrupt Corporate Executive, but they sure are experts in puppy-kicking. Bonus points if he's Hellbent For Leather, even during hot weather.
- The obligatory sex scene before the big battle. The Love Interest sure has Incorruptible Pure Pureness, but after that, one would wonder if she's a slut or not.
- The final battle always takes place in an Abandoned Warehouse or the Big Bad's Big Fancy House. Justified as the hero needs a large space to mow down the Mooks with impunity.
- The death of a loved one drives the hero into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Bonus points if the hero calls his beloved's name as he/she dies.
- The fight is always a hundred against one. The main reason why the hero doesn't die is that the mooks don't come to him all at once, and the Mooks are top-notch graduates of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy. The hero has nine lives, he can One-Hit Kill them one by one, even at impossible firing angles.
- Turns out The Chick has Improbable Aiming Skills as well. She can shoot down mooks with deadly accuracy when she needs to, even when she have never held a gun all her life. After all, if the hero has nine lives, she has twice that.
- The Hero and the Big Bad often engage in a Ham-to-Ham Combat Like an Old Married Couple.
- The Good Guys Always Win. Do we even need to ask?
- On the event that The Bad Guy Wins though, the hero almost often takes the main villain with him or the Big Bad himself will get hit by Laser-Guided Karma.
- Law enforcement always arrives at the crime scene late, unless the hero is a Super Cop leading The Cavalry. Double Subverted if said Super Cop Hero's back-up arrives late.
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edited 16th Jan '12 7:14:59 PM by judasmartel
- Yantok is a type of commonly used for furniture and baskets.
- Kamagong is a type of hardwood derived from the velvet apple tree.
edited 18th Jan '12 8:34:47 PM by judasmartel
edited 18th Jan '12 9:42:58 PM by dRoy
- As mentioned above, The Hero is often a Badass. Whether he's a Super Cop or a Loveable Rogue, he's Always Male.
- If the Big Bad is an Evil Overlord, expect his Dragon to become The Rival.
- If the Hero is a Super Cop, he's often a family man with a Yamato Nadeshiko wife who suddenly turns into a Tsundere once he discovers her husband's harem.
- If The Hero is a Loveable Rogue on his quest for revenge, he makes it a point to show the audience that All Girls Want Bad Boys.
- The leading lady is often younger than the Hero, like 20 years younger.
- The Lancer is almost often the Plucky Comic Relief, and he also serves as a distraction for her wife so she doesn't discover his hidden harem.
- The Hero never misses. He’s an expert gunshot who knows a 100 ways of using a gun well, even seemingly never running out of bullets.
- The Hero can rely on his Good Old Fisticuffs, too. The basic technique is evade, parry then punch. Evade, parry, then punch. Repeat that until all the mooks are down. Bonus points if the hero does the Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs at the last mook, especially if the hero is played by Fernando Poe, Jr.
- In the middle of movie, there would definitely be a trip to the country. A calm before the storm, before the asskicking begins.
- You know the Hero is ready to kick ass when he does the Title Drop.
- Most of the hero's crew almost often perform a dance with coconut trees at the background in the Beach Episode.
edited 11th Apr '12 9:12:31 AM by judasmartel