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** In ''Hell and Back'', Wallace shoots a sniper in the eye through his scope. A similar scene occured in ''Film/Robocop2'', which was also written by Miller.

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** The comic version of ''The Big Fat Kill'' references Leonidas' delaying action at the [[ComicBook.ThreeHundred Hot Gates]], and how a careful selection of where to fight can change the whole battle.


* EvilPlan: In "The Big Fat Kill," Manute seeks to destroy Old Town when the prostitutes there killed one of his organization's {{Dirty Cop}}s.

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** In "A Dame to Kill For," Ava Lord manipulates her ex into killing her husband for money.
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In "The Big Fat Kill," Manute seeks to destroy Old Town when the prostitutes there killed one of his organization's {{Dirty Cop}}s.

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* EvilPlan: In "The Big Fat Kill," Manute seeks to destroy Old Town when the prostitutes there killed one of his organization's {{Dirty Cop}}s.


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%%* WorldOfBuxom* WorldOfBuxom: As per Frank Miller style, every single attractive female character has ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' level breast size and their bodies tend to be drawn identically as well.
* WouldHarmASenior: Marv murders the elderly Cardinal Roark in such a gruesome fashion that we don't get to see it.
-->'''Roark''': Will this give you satisfaction, my son? Killing a helpless old man?
-->'''Marv''': The killing, no. No satisfaction. Everything up to the killing will be a gas.

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* SelfPlagiarism:
** In ''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'', one of the Kingpin's lieutenants speaks with an excessive amount of Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, which is played for laughs. Miller would later use the same type of gag when writing Shlubb and Klump (AKA Fat Man and Little Boy).
** Hartigan's line "On your feet, old man. Show 'em you're not completely useless", is taken from ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.


'''1: The Hard Goodbye''' - Originally just titled ''Sin City'' until the film adaptation, this story follows Marv, a street thug prone to psychotic episodes, who falls in love with a beautiful prostitute one night, only to find her dead the following morning and the cops beating down his door to take him in for her murder. On his quest for vengeance, Marv shakes down the criminal underworld, does battle with corrupt cops and discovers a sick conspiracy.

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'''1: The Hard Goodbye''' - Originally just titled ''Sin City'' until the film adaptation, this story follows Marv, a big street thug prone to psychotic episodes, and whose face is so ugly that not even most prostitutes will let him pay for their services, who falls in love with a beautiful prostitute one night, only to find her dead the following morning and the cops beating down his door to take him in for her murder. On his quest for vengeance, Marv shakes down the criminal underworld, does battle with corrupt cops and discovers a sick conspiracy.


* SternNun: Marv [[ICallHerVera named his gun Gladys]] after the toughest nun he had in school. He feels it has ''almost'' lived up to the name.

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* SternNun: Marv [[ICallHerVera [[ICallItVera named his gun Gladys]] after the toughest nun he had in school. He feels it has ''almost'' lived up to the name.

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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In the short story "Silent Night", the brutal killer and street thug Marv visits a secret warehouse where he pays a lot of money for what turns out to be a little girl in a cell. He then turns around and murders the female pimp and takes the girl home in what turns out to be a rescue mission.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: In ''Family Values'', a mafia hitman recounts how he "lit up" a diner with twin uzis, killing everybody inside, then stopped just to shoot a stray dog before making his getaway. [[spoiler:This proved to be his fatal mistake, as the collateral damage from this event (shooting a prostitute in a phone booth next to the dog) brought the wrath of Old Town onto his entire organization.]]


'''3: The Big Fat Kill''' - Dwight gets into more trouble when his new girlfriend, Shelly, is harassed by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Jackie-Boy. Dwight chases after him, but can only watch as Jackie and his pals are killed by prostitutes for threatening to rape one of their number. Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem -- the prostitutes of Old Town are given free rein by the police -- but Jackie has a dangerous secret, one that might tear Sin City apart.

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'''3: The Big Fat Kill''' - Dwight gets into more trouble when his new girlfriend, Shelly, is harassed by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Jackie-Boy.one Jack Rafferty. Dwight chases after him, but can only watch as Jackie and his pals are killed by prostitutes for threatening to rape one of their number. Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem -- the prostitutes of Old Town are given free rein by the police -- but Jackie has a dangerous secret, one that might tear Sin City apart.


** This is why the series exists. When he was trying to break into the industry Miller's samples were all noir but the industry wanted superheroes so thats what he did, sidelining his crime stories. By the time ''Sin City'' was made Miller hadn't drawn a comic in years and decided to finally make the sort of story he wasn't allowed to do and fill it with stuff he loved to draw. For instance, the Tar Pits are just an excuse for him to draw dinosaurs.

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** This is why the series exists. When he was trying to break into the industry Miller's samples were all noir but the industry wanted superheroes so thats that's what he did, sidelining his crime stories. By the time ''Sin City'' was made Miller hadn't drawn a comic in years and decided to finally make the sort of story he wasn't allowed to do and fill it with stuff he loved to draw. For instance, the Tar Pits are just an excuse for him to draw dinosaurs.

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* ClothingCombat: Miho can use her sash as an entangling weapon, or [[InstantKnots to latch on to passing vehicles]].


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* InstantKnots: Miho does this when she uses her sash to wrap around the bumper of a moving car and hold on.


* StrayShotsStrikeNothing: Averted. In ''Family Values'', the RoaringRampageOfRevenge is to avenge a woman killed by stray bullets from a hitman taking potshots at a stray dog.

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* WomanlinessAsPathos: In this series, women (whether good or bad) are quite often the cause of anguish, danger or the eventual downfall of several characters, especially the protagonists.
** "That Yellow Bastard" opens with protagonist John Hartigan pursuing pedophile child-killer Roark Junior to save the eleven-year-old Nancy Callahan. John saves Nancy and wounds Junior's genitals but is betrayed by his fellow cops and framed for the crimes himself. While in prison, Hartigan's wife refuses to wait for him, divorces him and has children with another man. Hartigan's only solace during this time are the periodic letters he receives from Nancy, who (under an alias) tells him about her life and how much she loves him for saving her. One day, Hartigan receives one of Nancy's letters with a finger inside, and he confesses to all the false charges so that he'll be released early and able to save Nancy. Upon finding her working as a stripper, Hartigan realizes that he was tricked and has led Roark Junior directly to Nancy. Nancy spots Hartigan in the crowd and immediately leaps into his arms, kissing him, thus accidentally revealing who she is. Hartigan protects her from Junior, and while hiding out, Nancy tries to convince Hartigan to sleep with her, but he refuses [[MayDecemberRomance due to their age difference]]. While Hartigan struggles to keep his urges under control, Junior finds them and attempts to kill Hartigan while promising to rape and kill Nancy. Hartigan escapes, saves Nancy, and kills Junior. He and Nancy declare their love for each other, and she goes off to wait for him to find her again. Hartigan, however, realizes that with Junior dead, his father will now scour the ends of the Earth for Hartigan and Nancy, and so he does the only thing he can to protect her--[[HeroicSacrifice killing himself]].
** "The Big Fat Kill" involves a gang of {{Dirty Cop}}s trying to shakedown and sexually assault one of the prostitutes who are in charge of Old Town. The cops and the hookers have a non-aggression truce whereas they'll leave each other alone, but this broken when [[AllAsiansKnowKungFu Miho]] kills the dirty cops and gives the police an excuse throw TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw at Old Town and take it over. This starts a war in which the protagonist Dwight has to protect the freedom of the working girls against an army of cops, gangsters and mercenaries. It's later revealed that Becky, the girl who caused all of this, intentionally provoked the cops and started the war--and she is later implied to be killed because of it.
** In "The Hard Goodbye", Marv is a hideous, lonely man who pines for Nancy but feels that no woman would ever love him because of his looks. He is shocked when a woman named Goldie takes him to bed and gives him a great night of sex, only to find her dead when he awakens. Feeling indebted to Goldie for giving him the one night of passion he thought he'd never enjoy, he tracks down everyone involved with her death--leading up to Cardinal Roark, brother of the corrupt Senator. Along the way, Marv finds his parole officer, Lucille, tortured and with her hand eaten off, and she is later killed by a squad of {{Dirty Cop}}s. He is then attacked by (and later teams up with) Goldie's twin sister Wendy. After killing the people responsible for torturing Lucille and killing Wendy, Marv is captured and sent to prison. He endures every torture they inflict and refuses to sign a confession that would allow them to legally execute him, but reluctantly signs the confession when they threaten [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas to kill his mother]]. The story then ends with him being thanked by Wendy, but executed [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished for his good deeds]].

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