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* AlterEgo: After all these years, turns Jennifer is actually [[spoiler:Milena Roberts, faking her death as "Jennifer" in order to provoke Joe into killing the other members of the Katana Clan. Litano is her brother.]]




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* SecretIdentity: After all these years, turns Jennifer is actually [[spoiler:Milena Roberts, faking her death as "Jennifer" in order to provoke Joe into killing the other members of the Katana Clan. Litano is her brother.]]

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* FakeEthnicity: Played by the very, very white Robert Z'Dar. Who doesn't even remember to squint most of the time.


-> Played by Matt Hannon (Credited as Matthew Kerdas in the sequel)

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-> Played by Matt Hannon (Credited as Matthew Kerdas Keredas in the sequel)


* PoliceAreUseless: Captain Rohmer [[spoiler: sanctions the murder of every remaining Katana Gang member. Pretty sure they'd be heading to prison for multiple premeditated homicides...]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Captain Rohmer [[spoiler: sanctions the murder of every remaining Katana Gang member.member as he feels he's getting fired anyway and has nothing left to lose. Pretty sure they'd be heading to prison for multiple premeditated homicides...]]


* ByTheBookCop: Revealed to be this in the sequel. Following [[Jennifer's death]] in 1991, Frank refused to help out Joe as the process would go against his methods as a textbook, model cop.

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* ByTheBookCop: Revealed to be this in the sequel. Following [[Jennifer's [[spoiler:Jennifer's death]] in 1991, Frank refused to help out Joe as the process would go against his methods as a textbook, model cop.



-->'''Frank''': "Because I'm an undercover cop."

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-->'''Frank''': "Because "'Cause I'm an undercover cop."


* PungeonMaster: After he and Joe pass a fence with Frank going under while Joe went over.
-->'''Joe''': "Why'd you go under?"
-->'''Frank''': "Because I'm an undercover cop."
* SoulBrotha: He's as cool as any crimefighting partner a guy could ask for.



* WalkingShirtlessScene

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* WalkingShirtlessScene
WalkingShirtlessScene: The same scene in which a mook threatens to castrate his "gift." His ''black'' "gift."



* BeardOfEvil: He's in the Katana Clan, after all.

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* BadBoss: Not the boss, but in an attempt to kill Joe and Frank, he shoots up his henchmen, killing them all. [[spoiler:He fails miserably in getting them.]]
* BeardOfEvil: He's in the Katana Clan, after all.
* CruelMercy: Serves one up to Peggy.



* ProfessionalKiller: He's a very crafty assassin. Laundry baskets are not beyond his thinking.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film. It turns out to be Linton Kitano. It also turns out she's not dead.]]
* MsFanservice: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/fc/2d/39fc2d013a52b0d7b920fe7f11b37032.jpg Indeed]], notably during a beach scene in the movie and promotional material where she dons a black bikini.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film. It turns out to be Linton Kitano.Kitano, her brother. It also turns out she's not dead.]]
* MsFanservice: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/fc/2d/39fc2d013a52b0d7b920fe7f11b37032.jpg Indeed]], notably during a beach scene in the movie and promotional material where she dons a black bikini.
bikini. Turned UpToEleven in the sequel.



* AmoralAttorney: He has a lawyer in his clan for...some reason.
* AssholeVictim: Shoots [[spoiler:Frank]] dead, [[spoiler:but Frank's revealed to alive all this time (wearing a bulletproof vest), and quickly shoots and kills Fujiyama.]]



* CoolShades: How he's first introduced...taken away in the next shot [[spoiler:since the lens reflected the film crew.]]
* DiesWideOpen: After Frank gets one over on him in the first film.




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* TheReveal: While on chase, he carries a briefcase that carries ''important'' secrets. [[spoiler:A small gun with two bullets.]]
* SuperWindowJump: Does this in order to get away from his pursuers in one scene.


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* AllWomenAreLustful: Nearly everytime she talks to someone, ''it's gonna get sexual.'' Also has sex with Joe ''right'' after they have an actual conversation with in her in the helicopter and him ''on ground level.''

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* LargeHam: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgy7hrEk9dU Hammy as]] ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgy7hrEk9dU hell.]]''


!!Jennifer

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!!Jennifer!!Jennifer/[[spoiler:Milena Roberts]]



-> Played by Janis Farley

* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film. It turns out to be Linton Kitano.]]

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[[caption-width-right:255:[[labelnote:Click here to see Milena]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/milena.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]
-> Played by Janis Farley

Farley, Kayden Kross in the sequel)

* AlterEgo: After all these years, turns Jennifer is actually [[spoiler:Milena Roberts, faking her death as "Jennifer" in order to provoke Joe into killing the other members of the Katana Clan. Litano is her brother.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film. It turns out to be Linton Kitano. It also turns out she's not dead.]]


* InvincibleHero: ''So much''. He never loses a single fight in the entire film, or even takes any serious injuries.
* TheLostLenore: [[Jennifer]].

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* InvincibleHero: ''So much''. He never loses a single fight in the entire film, or even takes any serious injuries.
injuries. It's continued on in the sequel.
* TheLostLenore: [[Jennifer]].[[spoiler:Jennifer]].


* TheLostLenore: [[Jennifer]].



* TallDarkAndSnarky: You'd never know how tall he is though, since he's always filmed from the neck up.



* BeardOfEvil: He's in the Katana Clan, after all.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film. It turns out to be Linton Kitano.]]




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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Dies ''again'' (and rather abruptly) by Joe in the sequel.



* BiTheWay



* LesYay

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* LesYay




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* {{Pseudonym}}: In the sequel, Frank discovers him under the name Yetsuhiro Morakawa.



* ByTheBookCop: Revealed to be this in the sequel. Following [[Jennifer's death]] in 1991, Frank refused to help out Joe as the process would go against his methods as a textbook, model cop.



* BackFromTheDead: He somehow comes back to life in the sequel, hellbent on destroying the Samurai Cop for good.




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* LesYay

!!Linton Kitano
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-> Played by Tommy Wiseau

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Killed by a troubled teen in the beginning of the second film.]]


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!!Dogge Sakamoto
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-> Played by Bai Ling

* DarkActionGirl


[[caption-width-right:350:He's telling all you son a bitches.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's telling all you son of a bitches.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Damn right he's Mr.Fanservice.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Damn right he's Mr.Fanservice.[[caption-width-right:350:Ohama-yamaha...whatever his name is.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies Speaks]] ''[[BlatantLies fluent]]'' [[BlatantLies Japanese.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies Speaks]] ''[[BlatantLies fluent]]'' [[BlatantLies Japanese.]]]][[caption-width-right:350:He's telling all you son a bitches.]]



* InformedAbility: We're told that the protagonist speaks fluent Japanese, but he never speaks a word of it and seems to struggle with pronouncing Japanese names.
* InvincibleHero: ''So much''. He never loses a single fight in the entire film, or even takes any serious injuries.
* MrFanservice: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d2/a1/aa/d2a1aa1c29439141831478d383eb96ca.jpg Yes]] [[https://supercultshow.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/rby5q3m4finjw7eetnsnlc3kgyv.jpg?w=1200 sir]] [[http://imgur.com/1jQ6Q0V indeed]]. He wears a black thong featured in a few scenes in the movie (including a beach scene) and promotional shots, and the man sports amazingly good looks even well into the sequel made ''[[http://www.cinecutre.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Samurai-Cop-2-D.jpg 25 years later!]]''
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted, as Joe basically does absolutely everything ''except'' proper police work. This includes: [[spoiler: having sex with virtually all of his female coworkers, never filling out any paperwork after being involved in half a dozen shootouts or chopping a guy's arm off, and going to stalk and flirt with a critical witness in this case ''at her church''.]]



* BlackBestFriend: To Joe, of course.
* CombatPragmatist: With the exception of [[TheDragon Yamashita]], any guy trying to attack Joe with a katana gets shot by Frank before he can even get close. In fact, Frank gets a surprising number of kills by just raising his gun and actually aiming (unlike everyone else in the movie). [[spoiler: He's also the only person in the movie who thought of wearing a BulletproofVest.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Frank is shot by Fujiyama and collapses, but it turns out he was wearing a bullet-proof vest under his clothing. He quickly rises again and shoots Fujiyama dead.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene



* TheDragon: To Fujiyama.
* DragonTheirFeet: Yamashita is Marshall's final opponent, with Fujiyama going down surprisingly easily one scene before.
* {{Seppuku}}: [[spoiler:After Yamashita is defeated by Joe in a duel, he guts himself with a knife]].
* SwordFight: After most of the mooks run out, Yamashita challenges Joe into a final fight with katanas.



* MsFanservice: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/fc/2d/39fc2d013a52b0d7b920fe7f11b37032.jpg Indeed]], notably during a beach scene in the movie and promotional material where she dons a black bikini.



* BigBad: The leader of Katana.



* MrFanservice: [[http://imgur.com/zrdBX3d Okamura]] counts, in the beginning of one particular scene in the movie.



-> Played by Melissa Moore

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-> Played by Melissa MooreMoore

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see Peggy again after the scene where the Katana thugs torture her by pouring hot grease on her. [[TheBusCameBack She makes a return in the sequel though, alive and well.]]

!!Captain Rohmer
-> Played by Dale Cummings

* DaChief: It's (apparently) a BuddyCopShow, after all.
* PoliceAreUseless: Captain Rohmer [[spoiler: sanctions the murder of every remaining Katana Gang member. Pretty sure they'd be heading to prison for multiple premeditated homicides...]]

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