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*FreakyFridaySabotage: Hobbes attempts this to Azazel by poisoning himself them tricking the demon into taking his body. [[spoiler:It fails.]]


* FauxAffablyEvil: Azazel, again!

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Azazel, again!again! He talks to Hobbes like they're good friends, but drops the act when he takes too long to possess.

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* KillTheHostBody: Hobbes' final, desperate plan to stop the demon Azazel is to lure his current host out to a remote location, then killing Azazel's body [[ThanatosGambit and then himself]] to deny him a new body, since Azazel can't survive for long without one. [[spoiler:However, [[CruelTwistEnding it turns out that he can possess animals as well and escapes in a nearby cat]].]]


* FallenAngel

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* FallenAngelFallenAngel: Azazel.



* Foreshadowing: One scene partway through the film shows Azazel possessing [[spoiler:a cat, meaning that humans aren't the only way he can survive. He does the same in the end to another cat in order to escape death.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: One scene partway through the film shows Azazel possessing [[spoiler:a cat, meaning that humans aren't the only way he can survive. He does the same in the end to another cat in order to escape death.]]




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* Foreshadowing: One scene partway through the film shows Azazel possessing [[spoiler:a cat, meaning that humans aren't the only way he can survive. He does the same in the end to another cat in order to escape death.]]


** A less-noticeable example is the cheerful ''WarioLand'' music playing in the background right as Hobbes realizes [[spoiler: what's happened to his brother]].

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** A less-noticeable example is the cheerful ''WarioLand'' ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' music playing in the background right as Hobbes realizes [[spoiler: what's happened to his brother]].


Not to be confused with the Miniseries starring Paul Wesley and BryanCranston. Nor should it be confused with the Music/{{Evanescence}} [[Music/{{Fallen}} of the same name]].

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Not to be confused with the Miniseries 2006 miniseries starring Paul Wesley and BryanCranston. Creator/BryanCranston, or the 2016 film starring Addison Timlin and Creator/JeremyIrvine. Nor should it be confused with the Music/{{Evanescence}} [[Music/{{Fallen}} of the same name]].
Evanescence album]].


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-->''"Remember this, Hobbes... what goes around, ''really'' goes around."''

Police detective John Hobbes (Creator/DenzelWashington), gains notoriety for capturing wily serial killer Edgar Reese. Immediately after Reese is executed, Hobbes is plunged into the case of another murderer who seems to be copycatting Reese with scary attention to detail.

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-->''"Remember ->''"Remember this, Hobbes... what goes around, ''really'' goes around."''

Police ''Fallen'' is a 1998 thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit, starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/JohnGoodman, and Creator/DonaldSutherland.

In Philadelphia, police
detective John Hobbes (Creator/DenzelWashington), (Washington) gains notoriety for capturing wily serial killer Edgar Reese. Immediately after Reese is executed, Hobbes is plunged into the case of another murderer who seems to be copycatting Reese with scary attention to detail.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Azazel, while possessing [[spoiler:Jonesy]], calls Hobbes a stupid monkey.

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* CruelTwistEnding: At the end of the film, Hobbes [[spoiler: sacrifices his life to destroy the villain. The villain escapes at the last minute; this was foreshadowed in the opening of the movie. Not to mention that Hobbes' reputation is completely destroyed-he'll be remembered as a psychotic cop killer who murdered his own friend. It's also implied heavily that Azazel will spend the rest of his son's life hunting him in order to visit the same fate upon him.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Azazel goes out of his way to kill innocents to torture Hobbes. After Hobbes finds a way to kill Azazel via noble sacrifice, Azazel escapes in the body of a cat.]]


* DevilButNoGod: There is a demon essentially free to take over people's bodies and use them to commit murder. Apparently, the forces of Heaven are not concerned enough to show up and do something about it. There are some Catholic demonologists mentioned to fight the demons, but we never see this and the one who is shown in the film only gives the protagonist information on them.



* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Realizing that Azazel will never stop tormenting him and that the demon will target Gretta and Sam next, Hobbes plots to lure Azazel to the remote cabin Milano killed himself at, then poison himself and trick Azazel into his dying body so that the demon will die, too, without any other host in the area. Although he does succeed in setting all aspects of his plan into motion, and dies thinking it worked, Azazel manages to survive by finding a cat to possess.]]

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* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Realizing that Azazel will never stop tormenting him and that the demon will target Gretta and Sam next, Hobbes plots to lure Azazel to the remote cabin Milano killed himself at, then poison himself and trick Azazel into his dying body so that the demon will die, too, without any other host in the area. Although he does succeed in setting all aspects of his plan into motion, and dies thinking it worked, Azazel manages to survive by finding a cat to possess. He speculates this was what Milano wanted to do too.]]


Not to be confused with the Miniseries starring Paul Wesley and BryanCranston

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Not to be confused with the Miniseries starring Paul Wesley and BryanCranston
BryanCranston. Nor should it be confused with the Music/{{Evanescence}} [[Music/{{Fallen}} of the same name]].


* CriminalMindGames: Are Azazel's ''favorite'' kind of game. Even before Reese was executed and he got loose, there's mention of how he used to call John at odd hours of the night from prison, something he continues to do after Reese's death, which is only the start of John's troubles.

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* CriminalMindGames: Are They are Azazel's ''favorite'' kind of game. Even before Reese was executed and he got loose, there's mention of how he used to call John at odd hours of the night from prison, something he continues to do after Reese's death, which is only the start of John's troubles.



* DyingCurse: Before his jaunt to the gas chamber, Reese gives one to a mildly unsettled Hobbes. [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/AncientDeadLanguages In Syrian-Aramic.]]

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* DyingCurse: Before his jaunt to the gas chamber, Reese gives one to a mildly unsettled Hobbes. [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/AncientDeadLanguages In Syrian-Aramic.Syrian Aramaic.]]

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