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* DecapitationPresentation / DeadGuyOnDisplay: Not far outside Megacity One, Minty finds a skull inside a Judge helmet mounted on a board reading NO LAW 2000 MILES. At the end of the movie, he changes the sign to read [[BadassBoast JUSTICE 2000 MILES]].

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* DecapitationPresentation / DeadGuyOnDisplay: Not far outside Megacity One, Minty finds a [[DecapitationPresentation skull inside a Judge helmet helmet]] mounted on a board reading NO LAW 2000 MILES. At the end of the movie, he changes the sign to read [[BadassBoast JUSTICE 2000 MILES]].

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* DecapitationPresentation / DeadGuyOnDisplay: Not far outside Megacity One, Minty finds a skull inside a Judge helmet mounted on a board reading NO LAW 2000 MILES. At the end of the movie, he changes the sign to read [[BadassBoast JUSTICE 2000 MILES]].

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* ItsWhatIDo: After he's taken off street duty, Minty is given the option of honorable retirement as an instructor. But he's been a Judge too long to be anything else, so chooses the Long Walk instead.


* MalevolentMaskedMen: Several of the vicious Cursed Earth dwellers (with some [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalypse]] flavor thrown in), particularely their leader Aquila, who always wears a hockey mask adorned with feathers.

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: Several of the vicious Cursed Earth dwellers (with some [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalypse]] flavor thrown in), particularely particularly their leader Aquila, who always wears a hockey mask adorned with feathers.


* InherentInTheSystem: Minty has started to question the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the Judge system, thinking that maybe treating people with kindness might be a better way. But even when he's the only law for 2000 miles, he still has no other recourse available to him other than execution.

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* InherentInTheSystem: Minty has started to question the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the Judge system, thinking that maybe treating people with showing kindness and mercy might be a better way. But even when he's the only law for 2000 miles, he still has no other recourse available to him other than execution.


* InherentInTheSystem: Minty has started to question the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the Judge system, thinking that maybe treating people with kindness might be a better way. But even when he's the only law for 1000 miles, he still has no other recourse available to him other than execution.

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* InherentInTheSystem: Minty has started to question the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the Judge system, thinking that maybe treating people with kindness might be a better way. But even when he's the only law for 1000 2000 miles, he still has no other recourse available to him other than execution.

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* InherentInTheSystem: Minty has started to question the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the Judge system, thinking that maybe treating people with kindness might be a better way. But even when he's the only law for 1000 miles, he still has no other recourse available to him other than execution.


* BondOneLiner: After Minty kills the last member of the gang, who tried to [[VillainsWantMercy beg himself out of it]].

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* BondOneLiner: After Minty kills the last member of the gang, who tried to [[VillainsWantMercy beg himself out of it]].his way out]].



-->'''Judge Minty:''' [''shoots gang member''] Me neither.

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-->'''Judge Minty:''' [''shoots gang member''] [*BANG*] ...Me neither.

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* SeriesContinuityError: Minty wields a Mark II Lawgiver around twenty years early.

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* CreatorCameo: Greg Staples, one of Dredd's artists, appears as Joe Dredd himself when Minty is decommissioned in the hospital.

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* BadBoss: Minty shoots an explosive round at Aquila, who telekinetically diverts it... into the head of one of his minions.

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''Judge Minty'' is a 2013 short FanFilm based on the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' comicbooks. It follows the story of Judge Minty, an elderly street Judge who was the first lawman to head out into the Cursed Earth beyond Mega City One to bring law to the desolate region as his final mission. The film expands on Minty's story and shows how he runs into and battles a gang of Cursed Earth outlaws.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Aquila, the leader of the Cursed Earth outlaws, is by far the most dangerous member due to his vast telekinetic powers, which is presumably also the reason why he's in charge in the first place. When the rest of his gang is quickly picked off by the lizard creatures, he initially manages to hold them off repeatedly before numbers take their toll.
* AvengingTheVillain: Minty shoots a female gang member, although he regrets it due to her young age. When Aquila finds the woman's body he goes completely berserk and out for revenge against Minty, implying that Aquila and the woman were lovers.
* BadassGrandpa: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Minty is still capable of dispatching numerous perps in his old days, but all his years of experience have taken a psychological toll in that he's become quite world-weary and prone to lapses in judgment.
* BondOneLiner: After Minty kills the last member of the gang, who tried to [[VillainsWantMercy beg himself out of it]].
-->'''Gang member:''' I had no choice!
-->'''Judge Minty:''' [''shoots gang member''] Me neither.
* BookEnds: The film opens with Minty almost getting killed on the streets by trying to grant a member of the Kovaks mob mercy and getting pulled off active duty by Dredd. At the end of the short, he finds himself in the same situation when a Cursed Earth dweller begs for mercy, which Minty denies him.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Early on, Minty tries to grant mercy to a member of the Kovaks gang who opened fire on him (which carries an instant death sentence in the ''Dredd'' universe), only to get shot for his trouble. He doesn't make the same mistake at the end of the film.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]]. After decades as a street Judge, Minty has seen so much brutal repression and death that he tries out being merciful for once, but the setting is unfortunately too [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] for such a philosophy. He becomes a determined lawman again by the end of the film.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Several of the vicious Cursed Earth dwellers (with some [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalypse]] flavor thrown in), particularely their leader Aquila, who always wears a hockey mask adorned with feathers.
* MindOverMatter: Aquila, the masked leader of the outlaws, can use telekinesis to throw around multiple objects with ease. He later uses it to defend himself from the monitor-like lizards.
* OutfitDecoy: Minty kills two overexcited gang members by using his gear as a decoy.
* RealIsBrown: The film has a very dull, somber grey ColorWash.
* SamusIsAGirl: After Minty kills a masked gang member, he finds out to his dismay that it was a girl of about 20.
* VillainsWantMercy: The last member of the outlaws begs Minty to spare his life, claiming that the gang leader forced him into it. Subverted when Minty dispatches him anyway.

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