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* TheOner: subverted. The scene where Abigail Whistler takes on a whole crowd of mooks, one after the other, was filmed in a single take. In the finished film, it's intercut with other shots.


* AdaptedOut: The Nightstalkers from the comics were gathered by ComicBook/DoctorStrange and included veteran vampire slayer Frank Drake aside from Blade and King, but none of them appear in the film.



* FlowerMouth: The "vampire dogs" have a bottom jaw that splits into two halves.

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* FlowerMouth: The Drake and the "vampire dogs" have a bottom jaw that splits into two halves.



* IdiotBall: Blade is fooled into killing a human familiar disguised as a vampire, despite having the instincts to distinguish between the two! Remember that in the first movie he could smell a vampire from roughly 40 feet away, and can even differentiate vampire and human by the way they move, so there is no way he should have been fooled.

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* IdiotBall: Blade is fooled into killing a human familiar disguised as a vampire, despite having the instincts to distinguish between the two! Remember that in the first movie he could smell a vampire from roughly 40 feet away, and can even differentiate vampire and human by the way they move, so there is no way he should have been fooled.fooled (unless the familiar was deliberately drenched in vampire scent, something that is never mentioned in the film).



* ProductPlacement: All the computers are Apple brand. The fact that Abigail likes to listen to an iPod while fighting vamps is made into a character trait. There's even a little montage of her putting together a playlist. This inspired quite a few groans.

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* ProductPlacement: All the computers are Apple brand. The fact that Abigail likes to listen to an iPod while fighting vamps is made into a character trait. There's even a little montage of her putting together a playlist. This inspired quite a few groans.



* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Hannibal King is captured by the villains and reveals that he had a tracking device, allowing his teammates to know his exact location. He then gives a verbal cue, expecting a Big Damn Heroes moment. It doesn't come and he nervously asks for a cellphone.

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* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Hannibal King is captured by the villains and reveals that he had a tracking device, allowing his teammates to know his exact location. He then gives a verbal cue, expecting a Big Damn Heroes BigDamnHeroes moment. It doesn't come and he nervously asks for a cellphone.



** Unrated ending: The body retrieved by the FBI is Blade's, but he's not really dead. Drake's body is nowhere to be seen, hinting at his survival. At the morgue, Blade sits up abruptly, attacks the FBI agents, and appears ready to bite a nurse on the neck. The ending is ambiguous as to whether Blade has retained his humanity or given in to his vampire thirst as Drake predicted. This is the ending seen on the director's cut of the film, and commentary on the DVD indicates it was the ending director Goyer intended.

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** Unrated ending: The body retrieved by the FBI is Blade's, but he's not really dead. Drake's body is nowhere to be seen, hinting at his survival.survival too. At the morgue, Blade sits up abruptly, attacks the FBI agents, and appears ready to bite a nurse on the neck. The ending is ambiguous as to whether Blade has retained his humanity or given in to his vampire thirst as Drake predicted. This is the ending seen on the director's cut of the film, and commentary on the DVD indicates it was the ending director Goyer intended.


* SpotlightStealingSquad: Instead of the film focusing on Blade, a group of hunters get the most attention with Blade showing up, every-now-and-again. The film suffered a huge backlash by the fans because of this and Wesley Snipes even sued, claiming they were whitewashing him for his own film franchise. However, given the myriad of rumours that Wesley Snipes ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement allegedly]]'' couldn't be bothered to show up on set most of the time, leaving his stunt double having to perform most of the filming in his place; if true, then it's not entirely surprising that Blade ultimately doesn't appear much.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Instead of the film focusing on Blade, a group of hunters get the most attention with Blade showing up, every-now-and-again. The film suffered a huge backlash by the fans because of this and Wesley Snipes even sued, claiming they were whitewashing him for his own film franchise. However, given the myriad of rumours that Wesley Snipes ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement ''[[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement allegedly]]'' couldn't be bothered to show up on set most of the time, leaving his stunt double having to perform most of the filming in his place; if true, then it's not entirely surprising that Blade ultimately doesn't appear much.


* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The third film features nearly subliminal use of Esperanto to make the setting seem a little off and vaguely foreign. This is most noticeable when Hannibal watches the Esperanto language horror film ''Incubus'' in his hospital bed, starring Creator/WilliamShatner pre-''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The third film features nearly subliminal use of Esperanto to make the setting seem a little off and vaguely foreign. This is most noticeable when Hannibal watches the Esperanto language horror film ''Incubus'' in his hospital bed, starring Creator/WilliamShatner pre-''Franchise/StarTrek''.



* IdiotBall: Blade is fooled into killing a human disguised as a vampire, despite having the instincts to distinguish between the two! Remember that in the first movie he could smell a vampire from roughly 40 feet away, and can even differentiate vampire and human by the way they move, so there is no way he should have been fooled.

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* IdiotBall: Blade is fooled into killing a human familiar disguised as a vampire, despite having the instincts to distinguish between the two! Remember that in the first movie he could smell a vampire from roughly 40 feet away, and can even differentiate vampire and human by the way they move, so there is no way he should have been fooled.



* InNameOnly: Hannibal King in the third film. In [[ComicBook/{{Blade}} the comics]] he is a middle aged (in appearance) [[VampireDetective Vampire 50's style hard boiled private investigator]]. In the film he is 20 or so year old wise cracking vampire hunter who was cured of vampirism before the film began. Most of the change is probably down to the [[Creator/RyanReynolds casting]].

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* InNameOnly: Hannibal King in the third film.King. In [[ComicBook/{{Blade}} the comics]] he is a middle aged (in appearance) [[VampireDetective Vampire 50's style hard boiled private investigator]]. In the film he is 20 or so year old wise cracking vampire hunter who was cured of vampirism before the film began. Most of the change is probably down to the [[Creator/RyanReynolds casting]].



* KryptoniteProofSuit: Anti-sun excursion suits in the third film.
* LighterAndSofter: This installment is much cornier than the first two.

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* KryptoniteProofSuit: Anti-sun excursion suits in the third film.
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* LighterAndSofter: This installment is much cornier than the first two.two (or at least the first).



* VaginaDentata: Danica Talos's fangs are NOT in her mouth... at least according to Hannibal King.

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* VaginaDentata: Danica Talos's fangs are NOT in her mouth... mouth, at least according to Hannibal King.



* YouHaveFailedMe: A Familiar tries to avoid talking to Blade by insisting that he'll be killed for doing so. Blade angrily points out that ''he'' has no problem killing the Familiar himself, and will in fact enjoy it more.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: A Familiar familiar tries to avoid talking to Blade by insisting that he'll be killed for doing so. Blade angrily points out that ''he'' has no problem killing the Familiar familiar himself, and will in fact enjoy it more.



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* ActorAllusion: Jarko's fight scene with Hannibal throws in a few notable wrestling maneuvers.


* CasualHighDrop: When being broken out of the FBI building by Abigail and Hannibal King, Blade briefly breaks of from the group and jumps up a ventilation shaft. Immediately after Hannibal and Abigail escape on the ground floor, Blade jumps out of a higher window and lands unharmed, saying he only took the detour because he "forgot his sword".

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* CasualHighDrop: When being broken out of the FBI building by Abigail and Hannibal King, Blade briefly breaks of off from the group and jumps up a ventilation shaft. Immediately after Hannibal and Abigail escape on the ground floor, Blade jumps out of a higher window and lands unharmed, saying he only took the detour because he "forgot his sword".

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* FlowerMouth: The "vampire dogs" have a bottom jaw that splits into two halves.


* BigBad: Drake ([[spoiler:{{Dracula}}]])

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* BigBad: Drake ([[spoiler:{{Dracula}}]])([[spoiler:{{Dracula}}]]) is the movie's main antagonist.



* FinalSolution: Both the heroes and the villains have one planned.

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* FinalSolution: Both the heroes and the villains have one planned.a plan to end the conflict between humans and vampires by wiping out the opposing race.



* GrandFinale: Intended as this in many ways.

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* GrandFinale: Intended as this the end of the film series in many ways.ways. For starters, the film involves Blade carrying out a mission to end the vampire threat for good, plus the main villain is Dracula. There's no better way to end a film series about a hero who hunts vampires than to have him face the most famous vampire of all.



* HeroSecretService: The Nightstalkers

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* HeroSecretService: The NightstalkersNightstalkers prioritize ensuring Blade's safety.



* MonsterProgenitor: Drake ([[spoiler:Dracula]]).

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* MonsterProgenitor: Drake ([[spoiler:Dracula]]).([[spoiler:Dracula]]) is the first vampire.



* SmugSnake: Drake.

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* SmugSnake: Drake.Drake is pretty condescending toward humans.



* TheOlderImmortal: Drake ([[spoiler:Dracula]])

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* TheOlderImmortal: Drake ([[spoiler:Dracula]])([[spoiler:Dracula]]), due to being the first of his kind, is the oldest vampire in existence.


* InNameOnly: Hannibal King in the third film. In [[ComicBook/{{Blade}} the comics]] he is a middle aged (in appearance) [[VampireDetective Vampire 50's style hard boiled private investigator]]. In the film he is 20 or so year old wise cracking vampire hunter who was cured of vampirism before the film began. Most of the change is probably down to the [[RyanReynolds casting]].

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* InNameOnly: Hannibal King in the third film. In [[ComicBook/{{Blade}} the comics]] he is a middle aged (in appearance) [[VampireDetective Vampire 50's style hard boiled private investigator]]. In the film he is 20 or so year old wise cracking vampire hunter who was cured of vampirism before the film began. Most of the change is probably down to the [[RyanReynolds [[Creator/RyanReynolds casting]].


* ContinuityNod: Both the dogs and Drake himself sport [[Film/BladeII Reaper]]-like jaws and tongue.



* EpicFlail: In the opening scene Blade carries a knife that with the push of a button, can launch its blade a short distance (like a ballistic knife). However, the blade is attached to a wire or chain of some sort, allowing it to function as a bladed flail after being launched. After the battle, Blade tells Whistler "This worked real good" (and then never uses it again for some reason).

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* EpicFlail: In the opening scene Blade carries a knife that with the push of a button, can launch its blade a short distance (like a ballistic knife). However, the blade is attached to a wire or chain of some sort, allowing it to function as a bladed flail after being launched. After the battle, Blade tells Whistler "This worked real good" (and then never uses it again for some reason).again, presumably because he is stripped of it by the FBI).



* FourLinesAllWaiting: Is it about vigilante Blade versus [[LesCollaborateurs human law enforcement]], the upcoming vampire apocalypse, Blade's attempt to create his ''own'' apocalypse via TheVirus, or Blade vs. {{Dracula}}? Concentrating on any [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two of these plotlines]] would have worked, but not four. Wesley Snipes was reportedly very upset that the core character was lost in the plot shuffle.

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* FourLinesAllWaiting: Is it about vigilante Blade versus [[LesCollaborateurs human law enforcement]], the upcoming blood-farming vampire apocalypse, Blade's the Nightstalkers's attempt to create his ''own'' apocalypse via TheVirus, or the symbolic war of Blade vs. {{Dracula}}? Concentrating on any [[TwoLinesNoWaiting two of these plotlines]] would have worked, but not four. Wesley Snipes was reportedly very upset that the core character was lost in the plot shuffle.


* CriticalResearchFailure: At one point Blade asks Dracule how he can walk on the sun. He then asks if he read "that fairy tale from Stoker". As a matter of fact, Dracula is not significantly hurt by the sunlight in the novel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hannibal King is a master of this. It doesn't hurt that he is played by Ryan Reynolds.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: At one point Blade asks Dracule how he can walk on the sun. He then asks if he read "that fairy tale from Stoker". As a matter of fact, Dracula is not significantly hurt by the sunlight in the novel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hannibal King is a master of this. It doesn't hurt that he is played by Ryan Reynolds.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: At one point Blade asks Dracule how he can walk on the sun. He then asks if he read "that fairy tale from Stoker". As a matter of fact, Dracula is not significantly hurt by the sunlight in the novel.


* UncleTomfoolery: Inversion. The BadAss hero is a black guy and the jokey sidekick is white.

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* UncleTomfoolery: Inversion. The BadAss badass hero is a black guy and the jokey sidekick is white.

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* BuryYourDisabled: One of the Nightstalkers, Sommerfield, is blind. She doesn't make it to the end of the film.


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* RevisedEnding: There are three alternate endings:
** Theatrical ending: As Blade fought honorably, Drake gives him a "parting gift" by transforming his dying body into a replica of Blade's. The FBI retrieves the body of who they think is Blade, and thus call off their manhunt. Just as they begin the autopsy, Blade's body reverts into that of Drake's. Hannibal's voiceover tells the viewer that Blade is still alive somewhere, finishing the last struggles of the war; having rejected Drake's hopes of prolonging the vampire race, Blade's war will never end.
** Unrated ending: The body retrieved by the FBI is Blade's, but he's not really dead. Drake's body is nowhere to be seen, hinting at his survival. At the morgue, Blade sits up abruptly, attacks the FBI agents, and appears ready to bite a nurse on the neck. The ending is ambiguous as to whether Blade has retained his humanity or given in to his vampire thirst as Drake predicted. This is the ending seen on the director's cut of the film, and commentary on the DVD indicates it was the ending director Goyer intended.
** Werewolf ending: The Daystar virus circles the globe and wipes out all vampires. Blade walks off into the sunset, his long battle finally over. The final shot is of the Nightstalkers battling a new enemy: werewolves. This version of the ending was used in the novelization of the film and is included on the DVD as an extra.

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* PsychoPoodle: One of the "vampire dogs" is a poodle and is quite vicious, though not as much as the vampire rottweiler.

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