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* LesCopsSportif: A rare literal example in Damien.


* ThirteenIsUnlucky

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* ThirteenIsUnluckyThirteenIsUnlucky: Of all the ghettoes of Paris, B13 is supposedly the worst.

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* KillThePoor: [[spoiler:Turns out that the Minister's plan was to set off the '''neutron bomb''' inside of B13 all along.]]

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* CastingGag: Cyril Raffelli, who played a corrupt cop in ''Film/KissOfTheDragon'', plays here a good cop between corrupts.


* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Leito makes a big deal about how Damien's technical fighting style is a sign of being an undercover cop and not a street fighter like himself. However, in their climactic fight, Leito of all people scores not one, but two very slick grappling moves (first a Victor roll in response to a kick catch and later a kani basami from the floor), something you don't usually learn in the 'hood. Given that Taha's mooks are shown watching UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship, those things might be in-universe the last fad in B13, which means Leito was referring to subtler mannerisms instead of fancy martial arts stuff when he blew up Damien's cover.



* FightingFingerprint: Leito is able to deduce Damien's identity as a cop after seeing him fight, noting that his style looks too formally trained for a supposed street fighter.

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* FightingFingerprint: Leito is able to deduce Damien's identity as a cop after seeing him fight, noting that his style looks too formally trained for a supposed street fighter.scoundrel.



* MadeOfIron: He might not seem it, but Damien proves to be a tough dude when gets punched around and even powerbombed over a pile of bricks. He looks adequately dazed and worn afterwards, but the fact he's still alive is enough to count.

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* MadeOfIron: He might not seem it, but Damien proves to be a tough dude when gets punched around and even powerbombed over a pile of bricks. He looks adequately dazed and worn afterwards, but the nothing more. The fact he's still alive after those hits and the ones he receives in the climactic fight against Leito is enough to count.notable by itself.


* BatmanGambit: Minister of Defense Krueger refuses to pay Taha for recovering the bomb, as [[spoiler:he just wants Damien to introduce the code right there where the bomb is, not bringing it back. He probably believes a rascal like Taha will be pragmatic enough to leave the sale aside and just let Damien deactivate the bomb in order to at least save his life.]] However, unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:Taha isn't afraid of the bomb because he is planning to send it back to the city in a missile if the sale goes awry.]]



* ChainedHeat: Damien pretends to be a crook to get in with Leito, who works it out straight away and leaves him handcuffed to a steering wheel.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Yeti's bones are hard enough to break concrete with the fists and to survive to a block clock in the head, not to mention that he can take a Creator/JohnWoo-style flying dropkick in the belly without moving one inch off from his position. The film is quite physically realistic until that point (all the stunts are real and without wires or CGI), but this oddity is never explained; if anything, the only reason for his super-endurance appears to be simply [[{{Kevlard}} that he is fat]].
* ChickMagnet: There are only three female characters across the two films that really have any role to speak of. Of those, two unashamedly hit on Damien and the third's his girlfriend.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Brilliantly averted. When facing a squad of armed mooks, Damien flips a table before them and takes cover behind, but he does it just to remove himself from their vision and move along as the bullets go through the wood as real life ammunition would.

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* ChainedHeat: A variation. Damien pretends to be a crook to get in with Leito, who works it out straight away and leaves him handcuffed handcuffed, yet not to Leito, but to a steering wheel.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Yeti's bones are hard enough to break concrete with the fists and to survive to a block clock in the head, not to mention that he can take a Creator/JohnWoo-style flying dropkick in the belly without moving one inch off from his position. The film is quite physically realistic until that point (all the stunts are real and done without wires or CGI), but this oddity is never explained; if explained. If anything, the only reason for his super-endurance appears to be simply [[{{Kevlard}} that he is fat]].
* ChickMagnet: There are only three female characters across the two films that really have any role to speak of. Of those, two unashamedly hit on Damien and the third's his girlfriend.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Brilliantly averted. When facing a squad of armed mooks, Damien flips a table before them and takes cover behind, but he does it just to remove himself from their line of vision and move along as the bullets go through the wood as real life ammunition would.



* FightingFingerprint: Leito is able to deduce Damien's identity as a cop after seeing him fight, noting that his style looks too formally trained for a street fighter like him.

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* FightingFingerprint: Leito is able to deduce Damien's identity as a cop after seeing him fight, noting that his style looks too formally trained for a supposed street fighter like him.fighter.



* GodwinsLaw: Leito invokes this, and notably, all it does is piss Damien off.

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* GodwinsLaw: Leito invokes this, and notably, with some reason, though all it does is piss Damien off.off by comparing the government he works for with the Nazis (which is particularly offensive in France).



* KarmaHoudini: Leito is apparently let off for killing the corrupt chief in the beginning after helping Damien in B13. Sure, the [[AssholeVictim guy in question]] really had it coming, but that was still an government official he killed. [[spoiler:In the remake, Tremaine runs for mayor at the end, apparently with nothing said about his criminal history.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Leito is apparently let off for killing the corrupt chief in the beginning after helping Damien in B13. Sure, the [[AssholeVictim guy in question]] really had it coming, but that was still an government official he killed. [[spoiler:In the remake, Tremaine runs for mayor at the end, apparently with nothing said about his criminal history.]]



* MadeOfIron: He might not seem it, but Damien proves to be a tough dude when gets punched around and even powerbombed over a pile of bricks. He looks adequately dazed and beaten down afterwards, but the fact he's still alive is enough to count.
* MagicCountdown: The countdown on the bomb is set for 24 hours, since it's not a series, it is shortened considerably. See also HeroicBSOD.

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* MadeOfIron: He might not seem it, but Damien proves to be a tough dude when gets punched around and even powerbombed over a pile of bricks. He looks adequately dazed and beaten down worn afterwards, but the fact he's still alive is enough to count.
* MagicCountdown: The countdown on the bomb is set for 24 hours, but since it's not a series, it is shortened considerably. See also HeroicBSOD.



* NeutronBomb
* OhCrap: Right in Damien's face when his superior refuses negotiating with Taha and nonchalantly hangs up the phone to leave him to his fate. He has the NervesOfSteel to hide it and pretend he has being given confirmation, however.

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* NeutronBomb
NeutronBomb: The unrealistic DepopulationBomb version commonly seen in media.
* OhCrap: Right in Damien's face when his superior refuses negotiating with Taha and nonchalantly hangs up the phone to leave him to his fate. He has the NervesOfSteel to hide it and pretend he has is being given confirmation, however.



* PetTheDog: A small one by Damien when he turns down K2's offer to give him Leito and freely leave with the bomb, which would have been the easiest way for him to fulfill his mission. After an oddissey of barking at each other and getting himself almost screwed by Leito several times, Damien has come to care for him enough to protect the street fighter from falling on the thugs's hands if he can avoid it.
* ShoePhone: Supercop Damien shows a less colorful variation by pulling a mobile phone from the sole of his sneaker. It is enough to amuse Leito.

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* PetTheDog: A small one by Damien when he turns down K2's offer to give him Leito and freely leave with the bomb, which would have been the easiest way for him to fulfill his mission. After an oddissey odyssey of barking at each other and getting himself almost screwed by Leito several times, Damien has come to care for him enough to protect the street fighter from falling on the thugs's hands if he can avoid it.
* ShipTease: Lola kisses Damien for the kicks at the end of the film.
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ShoePhone: Supercop Damien shows a less colorful variation by pulling pulls a mobile phone from the sole of his sneaker. sneaker in a small bit of {{Hammerspace}}. It is less colorful than the classic examples, but enough to amuse Leito.



* TellMeHowYouFight: Leito deduces Damien is an undercover cop because his martial arts and parkour style looks a bit too polished, as if learned in a dojo and not on the streets.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Man, the world is really fucked up in... 2010? But... Actually, [[TruthInTelevision that's about right]].

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Man, the world is really fucked up in... 2010? But... Actually, But actually, [[TruthInTelevision that's about right]].right]].
* VigilanteMan: Leito is in an one-man war against the mafia.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: K2 never really hurts Lola (apart from manhandling her), and tells the other mooks to leave her alone. He also looks distinctly uncomfortable with how Taha treats her.
** Later he turns his back and is visibly upset [[spoiler:while the thugs finally gun down Taha.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: K2 never really hurts Lola (apart from manhandling her), and tells the other mooks to leave her alone. He also looks distinctly uncomfortable with how Taha treats her.
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her. Later he turns his back and is visibly upset [[spoiler:while the thugs finally gun down Taha.]]


--->''You are all a bunch of useless dipshits.''

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--->''You -->''You are all a bunch of useless dipshits.''


* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Taha. From frantically shooting a knowingly unloaded gun against a fence of angry thugs to die while pointing at hem with his hands like guns immediately after.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Taha. From frantically shooting a knowingly unloaded gun against a fence of angry thugs to die while pointing at hem them with his hands like guns immediately after.


''Banlieue 13'' (Distict 13) is a 2004 French action film.

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''Banlieue 13'' (Distict (District 13) is a 2004 French action film.


* KarmaHoudini: Leito is apparently let off for killing the corrupt chief in the beginning after helping Damien in B13. [[spoiler:In the remake, Tremaine runs for mayor at the end, apparently with nothing said about his criminal history.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Leito is apparently let off for killing the corrupt chief in the beginning after helping Damien in B13. Sure, the [[AssholeVictim guy in question]] really had it coming, but that was still an government official he killed. [[spoiler:In the remake, Tremaine runs for mayor at the end, apparently with nothing said about his criminal history.]]

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The only reason that Taha's mooks put up with his tyranny is because of the paycheck. [[spoiler:Sure enough, as soon as he loses all his money thanks to the heroes, they immediately turn on him.]]

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* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: Taha is often seen snorting his own cocaine in his private quarters. This makes him even ''more'' unhinged than a violent drug kingpin would already be, to the point where [[BadBoss he'll often murder his subordinates]] before going back to getting off on his own supply. [[spoiler:This also proves his downfall, since it makes him too crazy for his minions to ultimately put up with when he can't pay them anymore.]]

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''Banlieue 13'' (Distict 13) is a 2004 French action film.

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