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* BattleCouple: Alda and Bernie Lacson.

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* BattleCouple: Alda [[TheLancer Alda]] and [[TheLeader Bernie Lacson.Lacson]].

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** FridgeBrilliance kicks in if you only count [[spoiler:the two 6-man squads (minus Manigan), Teban, and dela Cruz.]]


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** [[spoiler:Yatco is able to fend off most of the mob when he tries to buy Manigan and Teban time to escape, but dies from a BoomHeadshot. The only reasons he didn't die before then were his BulletproofVest and physique.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yatco is able to fend off most of the mob when he tries to buy Manigan and Teban time to escape, but dies from a BoomHeadshot. BoomHeadshot The only reasons he didn't die before then were his BulletproofVest and physique.]]


* {{Symbolism}}: The entire film is considered to be a critique of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, an initiative that has killed many, allegedly including several innocent lives, since he was sworn in as president in 2016. The corrupt senior officers can be seen as representations of Duterte and former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, while the angry residents of Gracia ni Maria are widely believed to be representations of Duterte's die-hard supporters, who have been known to cyberbully and dogpile critics of his administration, among other overzealous acts of support for the controversial leader.

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* {{Symbolism}}: The entire film is considered to be a critique of Philippine President [[UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte Rodrigo Duterte's Duterte's]] war on drugs, an initiative that has killed many, allegedly including several innocent lives, since he was sworn in as president in 2016. The corrupt senior officers can be seen as representations of Duterte and former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, while the angry residents of Gracia ni Maria are widely believed to be representations of Duterte's die-hard supporters, who have been known to [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism cyberbully and dogpile critics of his administration, administration]], among other overzealous acts of support for the controversial leader.


* SharedUniverse: Implied to have this with ''Film/OnTheJob'', since the druglord Biggie Chen's name also cropped up there.

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* SharedUniverse: Implied to have this with ''Film/OnTheJob'', since the druglord Biggie Chen's name also cropped up there. Erik Matti directed both films.

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* SharedUniverse: Implied to have this with ''Film/OnTheJob'', since the druglord Biggie Chen's name also cropped up there.


* AlliterativeTitle: '''Bu'''y'''Bu'''st.



* EventTitle: Refers to an undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers.
* FairCop: The main characters are good looking men and women.



* LeParkour: The characters make use of technical jumps and leaps.



** Chongki, who is Chen's second-in-command. His name is a Filipino slang for marijuana.

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** Chongki, who is Chen's second-in-command.[[TheDragon second-in-command]]. His name is a Filipino slang for marijuana.


--> '''Yatco:''' You aren't the law.

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--> '''Yatco:''' You aren't You're not the law.


--> ''Yatco:'' You aren't the law.

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--> ''Yatco:'' '''Yatco:''' You aren't the law.


* WhatTheHellHero: When Manigan, furious upon seemingly confirming that he set her old squad to be killed before throwing her under the bus, [[spoiler:shoots dela Cruz dead at point-blank range.]] She gets sternly rebuked by Yatco, who scolds her for breaking protocol.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When Manigan, furious upon seemingly confirming that he set her old squad to be killed before throwing her under the bus, [[spoiler:shoots dela Cruz dead at point-blank range.]] She gets sternly rebuked by Yatco, who scolds her for breaking protocol.protocol.
--> ''Yatco:'' You aren't the law.


* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Inverted for [[GentleGiant Yatco]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Manigan]].

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Inverted for [[GentleGiant Yatco]] and [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Brooding Girl, Gentle Boy]]: [[ShellShockedVeteran Manigan]].Manigan]] with [[GentleGiant Yatco]].


* TheOner: Near the end of the night, Manigan fights back an army of the residents of Gracia on the roofs of the slums in a minutes-long sequence, all in one take.

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* TheOner: Near the end of the night, Manigan fights back an army of the residents of Gracia on the roofs of the slums in a minutes-long three-minute long sequence, all in one take.


** The woman Solomon gives his gun to as he declares a manhunt and the girl next to her turn out to be his wife and his elder daughter. [[spoiler:The wife fires the first shot at Chongki when Solomon and the mob decide to kill both sides. Sparing the daughter is the only reason why Manigan lives once she captures Biggie.]]
** The motorcycle riders who kill Santos in the second fight sequence turn out to be [[spoiler:the [[EliteMooks Tondo Boys]] who nearly kill Manigan, Yatco, and Teban when they hole up in a safehouse.]]

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** The woman Solomon gives his gun to as he declares a manhunt and the girl next to her turn out to be his wife and his elder daughter. [[spoiler:The wife fires the first shot at Chongki when Solomon and the mob decide to kill both sides. Sparing the daughter is the only reason why Manigan lives once she captures Biggie.Chen.]]
** The motorcycle riders who kill Santos in the second fight sequence turn out to be [[spoiler:the [[EliteMooks Tondo Boys]] Kids]] who nearly kill Manigan, Yatco, and Teban when they hole up in a safehouse.]]



* FinalGirl: Manigan is literally this.
* FirstNameBasis: Averted for most characters and only comes into play for characters with personal relationships with another, such as [[BattleCouple Alda and Lacson]], Manigan and Yatco, [[spoiler:and [[BigBad Biggie]] and [[BiggerBad Alvarez]].]]

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* FinalGirl: Manigan [[spoiler:Manigan is literally this.
this.]]
* FirstNameBasis: Averted for most characters and only comes into play for characters with personal relationships with another, such as [[BattleCouple Alda and Lacson]], [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Manigan and Yatco, Yatco]], [[spoiler:and [[BigBad Biggie]] Chen]] and [[BiggerBad Alvarez]].]]


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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Dela Cruz as the Judas who set up the bust. It's actually Alvarez.]]


* BattleCouple: Alda and Bernie Lacson.



* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Inverted for [[GentleGiant Yatco]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Manigan]].
* ChekhovsGunman:
** The woman Solomon gives his gun to as he declares a manhunt and the girl next to her turn out to be his wife and his elder daughter. [[spoiler:The wife fires the first shot at Chongki when Solomon and the mob decide to kill both sides. Sparing the daughter is the only reason why Manigan lives once she captures Biggie.]]
** The motorcycle riders who kill Santos in the second fight sequence turn out to be [[spoiler:the [[EliteMooks Tondo Boys]] who nearly kill Manigan, Yatco, and Teban when they hole up in a safehouse.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Yatco has two kills that qualify.
** The first was [[OffWithHisHead beheading a woman with]] [[ImprovisedWeapon gardening shears.]]
** The second was dropping a motorcycle on one of the [[EliteMooks Tondo]] [[HeroKiller Kids.]]



* FirstNameBasis: Averted for most characters and only comes into play for characters with personal relationships with another, such as [[BattleCouple Alda and Lacson]], Manigan and Yatco, [[spoiler:and [[BigBad Biggie]] and [[BiggerBad Alvarez]].]]



* LightningBruiser: Yatco. [[spoiler:It takes a BoomHeadshot to finally bring him down.]]



*** The same applies to "Cocky," his translated name in the subtitles. [[spoiler:He tries to blow Manigan and Teban up with a cart of explosives and even tells Chongki that it'll work in one go. [[KarmicDeath Manigan ends up using it against most of his crew.]]]]
* OneManArmy: Discussed and downplayed.
** [[spoiler:Yatco is able to fend off most of the mob when he tries to buy Manigan and Teban time to escape, but dies from a BoomHeadshot. The only reasons he didn't die before then were his BulletproofVest and physique.]]
** [[spoiler:Manigan is able to perform the fight in the trope below, but suffers severe injuries afterwards. It's made clear that she is in no condition to fight in close quarters against several enemies afterwards. If it hadn't been for her WouldntHurtAChild moment, reflexes, and shooting skills, she would have died either trying to get to Biggie or leaving with him.]]
--> '''Lacson:''' There's no such thing as a one-man army, Manigan.



* PintSizedPowerhouse: "Boss" Chongki. He's short in stature, skinny and haggard-looking due to years of hard living, and his hair is graying. But he can more than hold his own in any fight (not surprising, as he's played by martial arts expert Levi Ignacio), even if it means doing most of the damage when he and his thugs [[spoiler:kill the tall, burly police officer Iggy Hizon early on in the film, marking Manigan's squad's first casualty. In fact, he only dies near the end of the film, right before the big confrontation between Manigan and Chen.]]
* SmugSnake: De La Cruz shows shades of this when he tells Manigan that the squad dying was their fault and not his, assuming that he's too valuable alive. [[spoiler:Manigan shoots him anyway]].

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: "Boss" Chongki. He's short in stature, skinny and haggard-looking due to years of hard living, and his hair is graying. But he can more than hold his own in any fight (not surprising, as he's played by martial arts expert Levi Ignacio), even if it means doing most of the damage when he and his thugs [[spoiler:kill the tall, burly police officer Iggy Hizon early on in the film, marking Manigan's squad's first casualty. In fact, he only dies near the end of the film, right before the big confrontation between Manigan and Chen.Chen, and only because of FriendlyFire.]]
* SadisticChoice: At one point, Manigan is forced to choose between helping Yatco fight off two civilians after falling through a roof or saving Elia [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from the mob]]. [[spoiler: She chooses Yatco.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Manigan.
* SmugSnake: De La Dela Cruz shows shades of this when he tells Manigan that the squad dying was their fault and not his, assuming that he's too valuable alive. [[spoiler:Manigan shoots him anyway]].anyway]].
* SoleSurvivor: Manigan's backstory. [[spoiler: And again by the end of the film.]]


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* TogetherInDeath: Alda and Lacson.


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* WhamLine:
-->'''Manigan:''' Who is Judas?
-->'''Biggie Chen:''' [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuysAreCops Which one?]]]]


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* TheAce: Rico Yatco. As he's played by MMA star Brandon Vera, he's not afraid to use an array of octagon-approved moves to take out Chen's henchmen and allies. His immense size and strength also makes him nearly indestructible, and he survives many things, including multiple gunshot wounds, that would otherwise kill another police officer. [[spoiler:Until he is eventually found dead from his many, many injuries.]]

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* TheAce: Rico Yatco. As he's played by MMA star Brandon Vera, he's not afraid to use an array of octagon-approved moves to take out Chen's henchmen and allies. His immense size and strength also makes him nearly indestructible, and he survives many things, including multiple gunshot wounds, that would otherwise kill another police officer. [[spoiler:Until he is eventually found dead from his many, many injuries.shot in the head.]]


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* MadeOfIron: Yatco suffers from multiple beatings, stabbings, ''electrocution'', possible drowning, and ''still'' shrugs it all off.


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* TheOner: Near the end of the night, Manigan fights back an army of the residents of Gracia on the roofs of the slums in a minutes-long sequence, all in one take.


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* SmugSnake: De La Cruz shows shades of this when he tells Manigan that the squad dying was their fault and not his, assuming that he's too valuable alive. [[spoiler:Manigan shoots him anyway]].

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