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* LaResistance: [[spoiler:The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth.

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* LaResistance: [[spoiler:The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth. ]]



* TheBigBad: [[spoiler:MissionControl at the space station Tet is, in fact, the Big Bad using clones of Harper and Victoria for their own ends.]]

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* TheBigBad: BigBad: [[spoiler:MissionControl at the space station Tet is, in fact, the Big Bad using clones of Harper and Victoria for their own ends.]]


* ShirtlessScene: Gets three (one is the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below).

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* ShirtlessScene: Gets three (one is during scenes at the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below). tower.


* OddCouple: Jack is a maverick while Victoria is a by-the-book worker who struggles with his antics.

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* OddCouple: With Victoria. Jack is a maverick while Victoria is a by-the-book worker who struggles with his antics.


* MrExposition: He explains to Harper in detail what happened during the war with the alien lifeform.
* WastelandElder: A wise leader of a group of survivors following an AlienAttack and planetary destruction.

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* MrExposition: He explains to Harper in detail what happened during the war with the alien lifeform.
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* WastelandElder: A wise leader of a group of survivors following an AlienAttack and of the planetary destruction.


* MrExposition: He explains to Harper in detail what happened during the war with the alien lifeform.



* WickedCultured: The first thing we hear of Beech is hims citing from "Horatius". [[spoiler:Subverted when we learn that that he is not the BigBad.]]

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* WickedCultured: The first thing we hear of Beech is hims citing from "Horatius". [[spoiler:Subverted when we learn that that he is not the BigBad.]]


* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Jack 52 ]] for Julia.

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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Jack 52 ]] for Julia.[[spoiler: Julia hooks up with Jack 49 ''the night after'' she learns that he's just a clone of her husband. Then at the end of the movie, three years after Jack 49 sacrifices himself to save humanity, it looks like she's gonna get together with Jack 52]].



* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: She hooks up with Jack 49 ''the night after'' she learns that he's just a clone of her husband. Then at the end of the movie, three years after Jack 49 sacrifices himself to save humanity, it looks like she's gonna get together with Jack 52]].



The [[SpheroidDropship spherical]] drones Jack repairs for a living.



* AttackDrone: The [[SpheroidDropship spherical]], heavily armed, tough as hell drones Jack repairs for a living.

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* AttackDrone: The [[SpheroidDropship spherical]], They are heavily armed, armed and [[MadeOfIron tough as hell drones Jack repairs for a living.hell]], programmed to [[spoiler:kill all remaining humans]].


* LaResistance: [[spoiler:The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth.


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* LaResistance: [[spoiler:The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth.


* TheRemnant: Subverted. While Jack 49 and Victoria are told the resistance are the last, and still fighting, survivors of an AlienInvasion, the reality is that they [[spoiler:work for the actual invader, an AI stealing Earth's resources.]]]]

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* TheRemnant: Subverted. While Jack 49 and Victoria are told the resistance are the last, and still fighting, survivors of an AlienInvasion, the reality is that they [[spoiler:work for the actual invader, an AI stealing Earth's resources.]]]]]]

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* OneNightStandPregnancy: Julia has sex with Harper one time and gets pregnant that night.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: She hooks up with Jack 49 ''the night after'' she learns that he's just a clone of her husband. Then at the end of the movie, three years after Jack 49 sacrifices himself to save humanity, it looks like she's gonna get together with Jack 52]].


* GeneticMemory: [[spoiler: All clones of Jack Harper seem to have this about loving Julia (at the least). The 49th Tech clone of Harper goes as far as to [[HeroicSacrifice blow himself (and the Tet) up to keep her safe]], while the 52nd clone (who gets distracted by Julia during his fight with the 49th) goes looking for her sometime after meeting her, finally finding her on the last scene of the film.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Jack himself(or at least the clone we've been following for most of the film) dies taking out the Tet to save mankind.]]

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* GeneticMemory: [[spoiler: All The biologically grown clones of Jack Harper seem to have this share original Jack's memories about loving Julia (at the least). least) which the alien A.I. tried to erase. The 49th Tech clone of Harper goes as far as to [[HeroicSacrifice blow himself (and the Tet) up to keep her safe]], while the 52nd clone (who gets distracted by Julia during his fight with the 49th) goes looking for her sometime after meeting her, finally finding her on the last scene of the film.three years later.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Jack himself(or himself (or at least the clone we've been following for most of the film) dies taking out the Tet to save mankind.]]



* BigBad: The mysterious [[DarthVaderClone leader]] of the Scavengers, an alien race that invaded Earth and are hunting the surviving humans, including the protagonists. It turns out that said leader is [[spoiler:the human Malcom Beech, who [[GoodAllAlong explains that]] everything was a lie cooked up by "Sally", the Tet's [[AIIsACrapshoot A.I.]] who is the real alien invader looting Earth of its resources- the Scavengers, actually humans, are trying to stop her]].

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* BigBad: The mysterious [[DarthVaderClone leader]] leader of the Scavengers, an alien race that invaded Earth and are hunting the surviving humans, including the protagonists. It turns out that said leader is [[spoiler:the human Malcom Beech, who [[GoodAllAlong explains that]] everything was a lie cooked up by "Sally", the Tet's [[AIIsACrapshoot A.I.]] who is the real alien invader looting Earth of its resources- resources - the Scavengers, actually humans, are trying to stop her]].


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* WastelandElder: A wise leader of a group of survivors following an AlienAttack and planetary destruction.


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* LieDetector: Is able to sense via voice analysis that Harper is lying.

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[[folder: Jack Harper]]
* AmnesiacLover: Has memories of meeting a woman he doesn't know, in a place that he knows was destroyed before he was born [[spoiler:then she shows up alive]].
* AmnesiaMissedASpot: Jack has dreams of New York before the Scav invasion, despite his memory wipe to maintain secrecy.
* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: Collects a variety of pre-war memorabilia artifacts he managed to scavenge, keeping them in a secret cottage he built in a somewhat-untouched grotto.
* CommandingCoolness: [[spoiler: The real one, in any case. He was the commander of the ''Odyssey'' mission.]] Beech takes some particular delight in saying "Welcome Back, Commander" when he decides to help them.
* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Jack 52 ]] for Julia.
* FanOfThePast: He keeps old objects in his secret retreat, such as old vinyls, sunglasses, old books and his NY Yankees cap (which Tom Cruise seems to love in real life, he wore the same in ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''). He also likes to remember and re-enact the very last UsefulNotes/SuperBowl that happened more than 60 years ago.
* GeneticMemory: [[spoiler: All clones of Jack Harper seem to have this about loving Julia (at the least). The 49th Tech clone of Harper goes as far as to [[HeroicSacrifice blow himself (and the Tet) up to keep her safe]], while the 52nd clone (who gets distracted by Julia during his fight with the 49th) goes looking for her sometime after meeting her, finally finding her on the last scene of the film.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Jack himself(or at least the clone we've been following for most of the film) dies taking out the Tet to save mankind.]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Jack Harper 49 acquires a cut across the bridge of his nose, while 52 wears a gray bandanna.
* OddCouple: Jack is a maverick while Victoria is a by-the-book worker who struggles with his antics.
** Also qualifies as ActorAllusion, as Tom Cruise has played his side of that couple to ''many'' love interests over the years...
* ShirtlessScene: Gets three (one is the TwoPersonPoolParty scene mentioned below).
* YouAreNumberSix: Jack Harper is Drone Tech 49. [[spoiler:Later it gets revealed that the number corresponds to his number in the line of clones.]]
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[[folder: Victoria Olsen]]
* AffectionateNickname: Jack calls her "Vika".
* BettyAndVeronica: The visual part anyway. Victoria has red hair while Julia is a brunette.
* CatchPhrase: "Another day in paradise." [[spoiler: It's what the original Victoria said in the ''Odyssey''.]]
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Iis killed less than a day after Julia comes back into the picture. Bonus points comes from it being her own fault, as she inadvertently sics the Drone on herself as well as Jack.]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: Victoria is a redhead, and presented as a LoveInterest. [[spoiler:It turns out that both her and Jack are repeatedly cloned and made to work together.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Moved by jealousy, she refuses entry to Jack in the house, and then reports everything to Sally, probably believing this will simply cause Jack to go away. Except Sally has other ideas on how to deal with teams that are no longer effective.]]
* KickTheDog: Jack brings Victoria a flower from the surface as a gift. She takes one look at it then dumps it over the side without so much as a thank you, then chews him out for risking the mission over a flower. This is actually foreshadowed shortly before it happens; when Jack is reading the book he found, he hides it when Victoria comes in, evidently knowing she'll make an issue of it.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:The flashback scene hints that Victoria was attracted to Jack even before they were cloned. Although she refuses to reveal whether (like Jack) she still has memories of her human life, it likely (subconsciously or otherwise) fuels her instinctive dislike of Julia and her betrayal when Jack reveals that she is his wife -- she'd rather a false reality where she and Jack are together as lovers than the truth.]]
* MissionControl: Acts as this for Harper while following orders from Sally.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: [[spoiler: She is a much more obedient to mission control than Jack. She refuses to go down to the planet with him, and believes everything mission control says - even ratting him out by saying they are no longer a good team.]]
* SexySilhouette: Used when she strips to go SkinnyDipping during the night.
* StepfordSmiler: Just watch how quickly her personality changes the second Jack does anything to remind her of Earth. [[spoiler:It gets really bad after she betrays Jack.]]
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Doesn't betray Jack when he brings Julia back to the tower, but she does when she catches the two sharing a moment through the Bubble Ship's camera. When Jack explains that Julia is his wife, she rats them out to Sally.]]
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[[folder: Julia Rusakova]]
* DissonantLaughter: Gives a high-edged laugh when Jack lays out the 'official' version of the war.
* GirlInABox: [[IncitingIncident Kicks things off]] when her escape capsule lands on Earth and Jack investigates.
* GirlOfMyDreams: Subverted. Jack has RecurringDreams of a girl he doesn't know the name of. He eventually meets Julia in person but she [[spoiler:turns out to have been the wife of the real Harper Jack-49 shares his memory with]].
* SoleSurvivor: Is the only survivor from the space ship Odyssey's crash site.
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[[folder: The Scavengers]]
* {{Expy}}: The Scavenger grunts look a lot like the [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Helghast]], and their leader looks like a cross between the Franchise/{{Predator}} and [[DarthVaderClone Darth Vader]]. [[spoiler: This is to deliberately mislead the audience into seeing them as the bad guys when they're [[GoodAllAlong actually the human resistance.]]]]
* MysteriousWatcher: We see shady figures observing Harper through binoculars. [[spoiler:They are later revealed to be part of a group of human survivors.]]
* RedshirtArmy: [[spoiler: Aside from Sergeant Sykes and a female subordinate, the Scavenger soldiers are wiped out to a man during the second drone attack on their base, to the point of only Sykes and his subordinate are left to fight off the much bigger third wave. Good things the drones are a KeystoneArmy...]]
* LaResistance: [[spoiler:The remaining scavs after the war, [[RebelLeader led by]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman Malcolm Beech]], who live underground the wasteland Earth.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: [[spoiler:After TheReveal none of the Resistance wear helmets while fighting the drones, despite their usefulness re stealth.]]
* TheRemnant: Subverted. While Jack 49 and Victoria are told the resistance are the last, and still fighting, survivors of an AlienInvasion, the reality is that they [[spoiler:work for the actual invader, an AI stealing Earth's resources.]]]]
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[[folder: Malcolm Beech]]
* BigBad: The mysterious [[DarthVaderClone leader]] of the Scavengers, an alien race that invaded Earth and are hunting the surviving humans, including the protagonists. It turns out that said leader is [[spoiler:the human Malcom Beech, who [[GoodAllAlong explains that]] everything was a lie cooked up by "Sally", the Tet's [[AIIsACrapshoot A.I.]] who is the real alien invader looting Earth of its resources- the Scavengers, actually humans, are trying to stop her]].
* CoolOldGuy: His first scene is him smoking a big cigar and [[LargeHam somewhat]] [[HamAndCheese hammily]] interrogating and [[MrExposition giving exposition]] to a captured Harper. He also mentions having fought on the war and having survived [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the devastation of Chicago]]. His biggest desire is down there in Foreshadowing.
* CoolShades: His goggles make him look badass.
* DarthVaderClone: Dresses [[DarkIsEvil all in black]] with a voice-filtered CoolMask and a [[BadassCape cape]].
* WickedCultured: The first thing we hear of Beech is hims citing from "Horatius". [[spoiler:Subverted when we learn that that he is not the BigBad.]]
* WorthIt: Confidently states that he would gladly accept a one-way trip if it meant getting to see [[spoiler:the look on Tet's face moments before it's destroyed, and he gets his wish]].
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[[folder: The Drones]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: They seem almost as ready to shoot Jack as they are to shoot Scavs. He has to identify himself, sometimes repeatedly, to get them to back off. [[spoiler:That's because the drones are actually designed to hunt and kill humans.]]
* AttackDrone: The [[SpheroidDropship spherical]], heavily armed, tough as hell drones Jack repairs for a living.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Have several such points (like cameras, energy core hatches, etc). [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed]] with in that they are small targets on a highly-mobile weapons system, those who try to shoot it use big guns and try to do so when the drone's standing still (and are virtually point-blank), [[MadeOfIron and it still has a high chance of not working]].
* CyberCyclops: The drones only have [[https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjE1MDU3MzcyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjY4MzczOQ@@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,936_AL_.jpg one red eye]].
* KeystoneArmy: [[spoiler: After the Tet gets blown up, the drones immediately deactivate.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: You didn't expect the HAL 9000-eyed drones to be up to any good, did you?]]
* RoboCam: The POV shots of the drones.
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[[folder: The "Tet"]]
A tetrahedral space station orbiting the earth.

* BigDumbObject: Just hangs there in orbit and looks mysterious.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: [[spoiler:The space station and the water processing plants]].
* DilatingDoor: The entrance to Tet is a door with three dilating parts.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Ends up cloning Jack Harper too precisely like the original. (At least the tech-workers; Beech describes the invasion soldiers as being mindless killing machines.)]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Is named after its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahedron shape]] and is never given an actual classification. [[spoiler: Other than "[[AGodAmI God]]," that is]].
* PeopleFarms: Inside Tet we see a breeding stock of hundreds of Jack and Victorias.
* SinisterGeometry: Serves as a {{Foreshadowing}}. The ominous orbiting tetrahedral space station is [[spoiler:supposed to be human-made. Turns out it's actually an alien intelligence that cloned and brainwashed the protagonist. And destroyed the world.]]
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[[folder: Sally]]
[[spoiler:Tet's central A.I.]]

* TheBigBad: [[spoiler:MissionControl at the space station Tet is, in fact, the Big Bad using clones of Harper and Victoria for their own ends.]]
* BrokenRecord: Her overused CatchPhrase "Are you an effective team?". One of the first signs that [[StepfordSmiler something]] is pretty wrong.
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:Once "Sally" is revealed to be the villainous Tet, her transmissions are occasionally distorted into a deeper tone. When Jack meets her face-to-face, so to speak, the distortion is constant to make her sound that much more imposing.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler:The Tet always communicates with Jack and Vika with manipulated footage and the voice (even with distinctive dialect) of "Sally", the original Jack and Vika's long-dead [[MissionControl NASA Mission Control]]. When Jack confronts the Tet face-to-face, he continues to address it as "Sally", and it maintains using that voice.]]
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Calls itself Jack's God since he was created by it. Jack doesn't accept that logic.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Tet/Sally:''' I created you, Jack. I ''am'' your God.]]
* HiveMind: Possibly. [[spoiler: The way that "Sally" ripples and moves in a cloud of pixel-like shapes while talking to Jack inside the Tet (not to mention [[VoiceOfTheLegion its voice while doing so]]) suggests that it might be a colony of many smaller mechanical organisms rather than a single entity. If so, it's never explained whether "Sally" is the only one around and comprises the entire leadership of the invasion force, or if there are [[GreaterScopeVillain others]] on a homeworld somewhere near Titan.]]
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler: One of Sally's goals is eradicating the last surviving pockets of humanity.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Sally is almost constantly smiling, even when [[spoiler:talking to Jack about how she just killed Victoria]].
* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler: Mission control at the space station Tet is, in fact, the BigBad using clones of Harper and Victoria for their own ends.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: [[spoiler: During the final confrontation, "Sally's" voice is layered with a very robotic voice.]]
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