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** Colin himself isn't much better for most of the movie, being obsessed with his revenge at the expense of the people around him.


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%%* FlashbackStares* FlashbackStares: Colin gets one when this current love interest manages to match word for word what his past love interest said just before she died. It was a rather long flashback too and Dahlia was a bit worried.


--> ''[Picks up his [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]]'' God... please give me the strength... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for them]]... [[LoveRedeems for her....]]

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--> ''[Picks up his [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]]'' {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}]'' God... please give me the strength... [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for them]]...them... [[LoveRedeems for her....]]



** In the UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 flashback, Colin is seen ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome leaping out of an exploding Spitfire]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without even flinching]].

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** In the UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 flashback, Colin is seen ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome leaping out of an exploding Spitfire]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Spitfire without even flinching]].flinching.


* RuleOfCool: Shamelessly embraces anime tropes, and being an anime, is not constrained by a special effects budget, allowing for some truly over-the-top action. Some specific examples include a giant mutant Immortal with a [[BFS huge]] [[ChainsawGood chainsaw sword]] that he can ''ride'' to charge an opponent, and Colin deflecting bullets with his katana like a Jedi.

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* RuleOfCool: Shamelessly embraces anime tropes, and being an anime, is not constrained by a special effects budget, allowing for some truly over-the-top action. Some specific examples include a giant mutant Immortal with a [[BFS [[{{BFS}} huge]] [[ChainsawGood chainsaw sword]] that he can ''ride'' to charge an opponent, and Colin deflecting bullets with his katana like a Jedi.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Marcus is always polite and soft-spoken while doing terrible things to people.

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* BarbarianHero: Colin fits the archetype in the flashbacks, and still functions as one in the post-apocalyptic present.


* TheOlderImmortal: Malik, the immortal thug Colin kills at the start of the movie, brags about having lived a thousand years. Turns out that Colin has lived ''two thousand year'', and Marcus is even older. At least, he's old enough to know what Stonehenge is for.

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* TheOlderImmortal: Malik, the immortal thug Colin kills at the start of the movie, brags about having lived a thousand years. Turns out that Colin has lived ''two thousand year'', years'', and Marcus is even older. At least, he's old enough to know what Stonehenge is for.


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* UnknownRival: As far as Colin is concerned, Marcus is his greatest enemy. As far as Marcus is concerned, Colin is little more than a nuisance he keeps having to deal with.


* HealingFactor: One of the many benefits of being an Immortal. With the exception of wounds they sustained from dying, Immortals heal and recover from all wounds, and they do have levels of regeneration. Colin was able to recover from the massive injuries he had sustained from falling thousands of feet up from up in Marcus' penthouse, along with everything else Marcus had inflicted upon him, including a fall from an exploding transport plane during [=WW2=]. How quickly an Immortal heals and regenerates is dependent of the severity of the wounds. Marcus was able to recover from a stab wound to the heart that temporarily killed him in a matter of minutes. Colin recovered from most of his fatal injuries in hours, due to the extent of the damage.

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* GutturalGrowler: Colin in the dub speaks with a raspy, scratchy sounding voice.
* HealingFactor: One of the many benefits of being an Immortal. With the exception of wounds they sustained from dying, Immortals heal and recover from all wounds, and they do have levels of regeneration. Colin was able to recover from from* Guttural the massive injuries he had sustained from falling thousands of feet up from up in Marcus' penthouse, along with everything else Marcus had inflicted upon him, including a fall from an exploding transport plane during [=WW2=]. How quickly an Immortal heals and regenerates is dependent of the severity of the wounds. Marcus was able to recover from a stab wound to the heart that temporarily killed him in a matter of minutes. Colin recovered from most of his fatal injuries in hours, due to the extent of the damage.

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* BadassNormal: Dahlia is an ordinary woman, but probably the best fighter on the good guys' side aside from Colin himself.


* BigApplesauce: Via AfterTheEnd. The movie largely takes place int the rebuilt (and not) ruins of New York.

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* BigApplesauce: Via AfterTheEnd. The movie largely takes place int in the rebuilt (and not) ruins of New York.


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* TheOlderImmortal: Malik, the immortal thug Colin kills at the start of the movie, brags about having lived a thousand years. Turns out that Colin has lived ''two thousand year'', and Marcus is even older. At least, he's old enough to know what Stonehenge is for.


%%* ActionGirl: Dahlia.

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%%* * ActionGirl: Dahlia.Dahlia. A HookerWithAHeartOfGold who also spies and recruits for the Resistance, infiltrates Marcus' stronghold, and mows down mocks with machine guns.



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted when it comes to Moya.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted when it comes to Moya. Amergan actually points out that Colin has met several reincarnations of her through the centuries, and could have lived ''many'' happy lives with her if he wasn't so hell-bent on revenge.



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%%* BigApplesauce * BigApplesauce: Via AfterTheEnd. The movie largely takes place int the rebuilt (and not) ruins of New York.



%%* DarkActionGirl: Kyalia.

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%%* * DarkActionGirl: Kyalia.Kyalia, Marcus' Dragon.



%%* TheDragon: Kyalia, a rare female example.

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%%* * TheDragon: Kyalia, a rare female example.example. She's Marcus' student, enforcer, and concubine.



%%* HeartbrokenBadass: Colin again.

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%%* * HeartbrokenBadass: Colin again.again. Been holding on to it for two thousand years.



%%* MrExposition: Amergan

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%%* * MrExposition: AmerganAmergan. His main role initially is explaining the rules of Immortality to Colin, after which he becomes a spirit advisor (nit that Colin listens).



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%%* RuleOfCool * RuleOfCool: Shamelessly embraces anime tropes, and being an anime, is not constrained by a special effects budget, allowing for some truly over-the-top action. Some specific examples include a giant mutant Immortal with a [[BFS huge]] [[ChainsawGood chainsaw sword]] that he can ''ride'' to charge an opponent, and Colin deflecting bullets with his katana like a Jedi.



%%* SmugSnake: Marcus.

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%%* * SmugSnake: Marcus. While he has a point about being WickedCultured, he's rather insufferable about how much better he thinks he is than everyone else.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Both Dahlia and Kyalia wear outfits that are sexy, but impractical for combat. Somewhat justified since Dahlia works as a prostitute and Kyalia is Marcus' concubine in addition to being his chief enforcer.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Both Dahlia and Kyalia wear outfits that are sexy, but impractical for combat. Somewhat justified since Dahlia works as a prostitute and Kyalia is Marcus' concubine in addition to being his chief enforcer. And, you know, anime.


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** Just about every main character has a go at him at some point in the film, as well.


OpeningScroll: One that details how the world ended up the way it is in the future segments, and also alludes to the immortals, before Amergan's voice-over clarifies things.

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* OpeningScroll: One that details how the world ended up the way it is in the future segments, and also alludes to the immortals, before Amergan's voice-over clarifies things.


Set in an AlternateContinuity from the films, the anime follows the story of the immortal Colin [=MacLeod=] as he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin searches for revenge]] against his rival immortal Marcus Octavius, the WellIntentionedExtremist who killed Colin's wife.

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Set in an AlternateContinuity from the films, the anime follows the story of the immortal Colin [=MacLeod=] as he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin searches for revenge]] against his rival immortal Marcus Octavius, the WellIntentionedExtremist Extremist who killed Colin's wife.



* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Marcus claims he wants to create a world of order and beauty but wants to achieve this by exterminating everybody who doesn't share his vision. Showing him to ultimately selfish.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Marcus wants to create a world of order and beauty. Unfortunately, this means exterminating everybody who doesn't share his vision.

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* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler: When Colin kills Marcus, the Quickening ends up destroying the virus before it kills everyone in the city.]]

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OpeningScroll: One that details how the world ended up the way it is in the future segments, and also alludes to the immortals, before Amergan's voice-over clarifies things.

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