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* LaserGuidedKarma: Judge Griffin is behind the plot to cause city-wide chaos and restart the Janus project. When Rico goes rogue and uses his mutated DNA to create the new judges, Griffin realizes that he's gone insane and tries to stop him. Rico orders the ABC robot to rip off Griffin's arms, leg and head, killing him.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Judge Griffin is behind the plot to cause city-wide chaos and restart the Janus project. When Rico goes rogue and uses his mutated DNA to create the new judges, Griffin realizes that he's gone insane and tries to stop him. Rico orders the ABC robot to rip off Griffin's arms, leg and head, killing him.


* BerserkButton: Although Dredd tried to remain stoic and even blamed the guy for his incompetence, you could tell he was pissed when a thug committed first degree murder on a street judge. As well as the satisfaction, that the punishment for such a crime was death.


* BigNo: Four times. Hershey lets one out when Brisco is killed, Mr. Souza does one as Dredd blows up his Lamborghini-like hovercar, Dredd exclaims this when [[spoiler: former Chief Justice Fargo]] is mortally wounded, and [[spoiler: Judge Griffin]] lets one out just before the ABC robot rips his limbs off.

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* BigNo: Four times. Hershey lets one out BigNo:
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when Brisco recklessly charges into the room, followed by Hershey after he is killed, killed.
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Mr. Souza does one yells "No!" as Dredd blows up his Lamborghini-like hovercar, hovercar
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Dredd exclaims this when [[spoiler: former Chief Justice Fargo]] is mortally wounded, and wounded
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[[spoiler: Judge Griffin]] lets one out just before the ABC robot rips his limbs off.


* ThisIsForEmphasis: "That's ''Judge'' Bitch!"

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* ThisIsForEmphasis: ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "That's ''Judge'' Bitch!"

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Judge Griffin is behind the plot to cause city-wide chaos and restart the Janus project. When Rico goes rogue and uses his mutated DNA to create the new judges, Griffin realizes that he's gone insane and tries to stop him. Rico orders the ABC robot to rip off Griffin's arms, leg and head, killing him.


* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Judge Griffin, the evil judge who wants to replace all judges with clones.
** TheDragon: Rico the criminal hired by Griffin to cause chaos in the city [[DragonInChief who proves to be a much larger threat to Dredd.]]
** TheEvilGenius: Dr. Ilsa Hayden who develops the clones for Griffin.
** TheBrute: The [=ABC=] Warrior, a hulking robot used to kill Rico's enemies.
** TheDarkChick: An unwitting Judge [=McGruder=] who prosecutes and banishes Dredd.


** When coming across a DUI, Dredd shoots the offender's car. With a ''[[StuffBlowingUp Hi-Ex]] round''. We can assume that the sentence for repeated DUI is some form of destroying the offender's car, given Hershey only quips "subtle" as opposed to objecting to the action itself.

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** When coming across a DUI, Dredd shoots the offender's car. With a ''[[StuffBlowingUp Hi-Ex]] Grenade]] round''. We can assume that the sentence for repeated DUI is some form of destroying the offender's car, given Hershey only quips "subtle" as opposed to objecting to the action itself.


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* HighVoltageDeath: When a block war gang member picks up the Lawgiver from the dead Brisco, he gets electrocuted despite his leader's warnings.


** After Dredd executes a perp who committed a crime punishable by death, he says, "Court's adjourned."

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** After Dredd executes a perp who committed a crime punishable by death, he says, says his CatchPhrase, "Court's adjourned."



* PreMortemOneLiner: By the end of the film, Dredd says "Court's adjourned," before dropping [[spoiler:Rico]] to his death below.

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* PreMortemOneLiner: By the end of the film, Dredd says repeats his "Court's adjourned," adjourned" CatchPhrase before dropping [[spoiler:Rico]] to his death below.


* ParkingPayback: Dredd blows up with a grenade an illegally parked car, after his owner tried to argue.

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* ParkingPayback: Dredd blows up with a grenade an illegally parked car, after his owner drunken owner, Mr. Souza tried to argue.



* PreMortemOneLiner: "Court's adjourned." (In a separate instance)

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* PreMortemOneLiner: By the end of the film, Dredd says "Court's adjourned." (In a separate instance)adjourned," before dropping [[spoiler:Rico]] to his death below.


* WorldOfHam: Nearly everyone seems to enjoy shouting their lines in the cheesiest and most over-the-top way possible.

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* WorldOfHam: Nearly everyone seems to enjoy shouting their lines in Dredd, Rico, the cheesiest and most over-the-top way possible.block warlord, the scarred prisoner on the shuttle ("It's payback time, Dredd!"), the entire Angel family, Griffin also has his moments.


* BigNo: Three times. Hershey lets one out when Brisco is killed, Dredd exclaims this when [[spoiler: former Chief Justice Fargo]] is mortally wounded, and [[spoiler: Judge Griffin]] lets one out just before the ABC robot rips his limbs off.

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* BigNo: Three Four times. Hershey lets one out when Brisco is killed, Mr. Souza does one as Dredd blows up his Lamborghini-like hovercar, Dredd exclaims this when [[spoiler: former Chief Justice Fargo]] is mortally wounded, and [[spoiler: Judge Griffin]] lets one out just before the ABC robot rips his limbs off.


* TheCaligula: Judge Griffin is seemingly based on Judge Cal from [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd the original comics]]. His actions as Chief Judge and overall demeanor suggest he is actually insane.

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* TheCaligula: Judge Griffin is seemingly based on plays a similar role to Judge Cal from [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd the original comics]]. His actions as Chief Judge and overall demeanor suggest he Although Griffin is actually insane.a bit more sane.



* CrapsackWorld: Mega City One, at least the lower levels of it (we do see some luxurious homes at the top of the huge skyscrapers), is quite a dump. Overpopulated, dirty and constant riots. But the post-apocalyptic Cursed Earth outside of the city is ''even worse''.



* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "That's ''Judge'' Bitch!"

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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: ThisIsForEmphasis: "That's ''Judge'' Bitch!"



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Griffin's motivation is simply to restart the Janus project so that he can build up Justice Department to cope with the massive crime rate. However, his actions (forcing Fargo out, getting Dredd out of the way, his choice of [[TheDragon dragon]] and murdering of the council) are essentially evil.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Griffin's motivation is simply Griffin really just wants to restart stop the Janus project so that city (one of only 3 left in America) falling into anarchy and to bring some kind of order to their society. He is pretty much a fascist though, in his first scene he can build up Justice Department suggests expanding execution to cope with the massive crime rate. However, include lesser crimes. And his actions (forcing (framing Dredd, duping Fargo out, getting Dredd out of the way, into stepping down, his choice of [[TheDragon dragon]] and murdering of the council) are essentially evil.

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* TheLoad: Fergie's role in this film reads like some kind of liability bingo card. He constantly gets in Dredd's way, holds him up in almost every chase sequence, trips in the middle of an access shaft of doom about to burst into flame, blows Dredd's cover when in disguise, and generally can't shut up to save his life. His one useful act in the entire movie was to disable a giant robot, which may not have even been necessary if Dredd's shotgun had anything to say about it.

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* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:[[DarkActionGirl Dr. Hayden]] attempts to do this when Dredd throws Rico off the Statue of Liberty -- appearing right afterward and taking aim at him with Fargo's shotgun whilst he's still hanging on from the ledge. However, she gets shot in the back by Judge Hershey before she can kill him]].


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* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Dr. Hayden dies this way -- getting shot in the back by Hershey when [[AvengingTheVillain she attempts to finish off Dredd after he throws Rico off the Statue of Liberty.]]]]


* SuicidalOverconfidence: After Dredd enters the room where the block war gang members are and kills them, Brisco goes next door to fight the others himself over Dredd's objections. And unfortunately for him, Brisco pays the price when the gang members are alerted to his presence and kill him.

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* SuicidalOverconfidence: After Dredd enters the room where the block war gang members are and kills them, Brisco goes next door to fight the others himself over Dredd's objections. And unfortunately for him, [[TooDumbToLive Brisco pays the price when the gang members are alerted to his presence and kill him.him]].

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