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** When Eggsy is trying to get JB to run with the others, he says that Merlin said that they couldn't carry their pups. What does Eggsy do when he still refuses? Pops JB into his vest, keeping his hands free, technically ''wearing'' him, not ''carrying'' him.

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** When Eggsy is trying to get JB to run with the others, he says that Merlin said that they couldn't carry their pups. What does Eggsy do when he still refuses? Pops JB into his vest, keeping his hands free, technically ''wearing'' him, not ''carrying'' him. Also counts as LoopholeAbuse.

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* A minor and possibly accidental one: look at the poster (on this very page). Notice how Eggsy is above Harry, as Eggsy is being molded to become a Kingsman just like Harry. Merlin and Gazelle are together, as the assistant to a superior, they're both doing the same job. Now note how Arthur and Valentine are together, because they're both leaders? Or because, like [[spoiler: Eggsy and Harry, they're on the same side]]?


* HollywoodTactics: Averted by Valentine's mooks. While Eggsy faces only a few at a time early on, they then use two columns to drive him into a corner and effectively use cover to advance as they pin him in place. In addition, they have a heavy caliber rifle that's able to penetrate Eggy's bulletproof umbrella. Likewise, they don't even TRY to storm the plane a single middle-aged man is camped in, instead bringing out a rocket-launcher platform.

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* HollywoodTactics: Averted by Valentine's mooks. While Eggsy faces only a few at a time early on, they then use two columns to drive him into a corner and effectively use cover to advance as they pin him in place. In addition, they have a heavy caliber rifle that's able to penetrate Eggy's bulletproof umbrella. Likewise, they don't even TRY to storm the plane a single middle-aged man is camped in, instead bringing out a rocket-launcher surface-to-air missile launcher platform.

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* RealityEnsues:
** Eggsy has a huge IQ, did well in primary school, was good enough at gymnastics to be considered for the olympics and was capable of excelling in the Royal Marines training program - yet at the start of the film he's an unemployed petty criminal due to a lack of jobs where he lives, an abusive stepfather, and a need to take care of his mother. It's a depressing fact of life that even if you have everything going for you, you can still fail to get far due to a poor environment and unfavorable circumstances.
** Harry Hart is a OneManArmy and is put out of commission for some time thanks to something as mundane as a bullet to the head from the NonActionBigBad. [[ThisIsReality There isn't even any fanfare about it.]] Just in case you were beginning to think Galahad was an InvincibleHero.
** And despite being a bunch of [[AssholeVictim assholes]] and himself being a badass secret agent, Harry is still horrified at having been manipulated into killing a building full of innocent people against his will.


* BlackComedy: Mixed with {{Camp}}, the movie has this in spades, from every [[spoiler:world leader]] cooperating with the BigBad [[spoiler:(including apparently the President of the United States and the Queen of Great Britain)]] having their heads blown up to "Pomp and Circumstance" to [[spoiler:Galahad killing half of a church group]]... set to ''Free Bird''.

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* BlackComedy: Mixed with {{Camp}}, the movie has this in spades, from every [[spoiler:world leader]] cooperating with the BigBad [[spoiler:(including apparently the President of the United States and the Queen of Great Britain)]] having their heads blown up to "Pomp and Circumstance" to [[spoiler:Galahad killing half of a church group]]... set to ''Free Bird''."Free Bird".



** The church massacre also has plenty of impalements with makeshift stakes.



** And the (involuntary, thanks to Valentine's rage-inducing SIM cards) massacre of the Westboro-style church congregation being set to the guitar solos of Lynyrd Skynyrd's ''Free Bird''.
** Even the film's opening sequence, set against a battle somewhere in the Middle East, features the jaunty guitar riff from ''Money for Nothing'' by Dire Straits.

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** And the (involuntary, thanks to Valentine's rage-inducing SIM cards) massacre of the Westboro-style church congregation being set to the guitar solos of Lynyrd Skynyrd's ''Free Bird''.
"Free Bird".
** Even the film's opening sequence, set against a battle somewhere in the Middle East, features the jaunty guitar riff from ''Money "Money for Nothing'' Nothing" by Dire Straits.


* CallBack: At one point, Galahad tells Eggsy that he will teach him how to make the perfect martini. At that time we are not told how it is done, but later when asked for what he'd like to drink, Eggsy asks for a martini made [[DrinkOrder in a rather specific way]].

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* CallBack: At one point, Galahad tells Eggsy that he will teach him how to make the perfect martini. At that time we are not told how it is done, but later when asked for what he'd like to drink, Eggsy asks for a martini made [[DrinkOrder in a rather specific way]].way.



* DrinkOrder:
** "Martini. Gin, not vodka, obviously. Stirred for 10 seconds while glancing at an unopened bottle of vermouth."
** Every alcoholic beverage in the film is named down to its vintage. For instance, the Kingsmen toast with an 1815 Napoleonic brandy whenever they lose one of their own.


* DyingSmirk: [[spoiler:as Valentine's mortally wounded]], all he calmly does is hope Eggsy won't give him a cheesy BondOneLiner, and grins when Eggsy indulges him, anyway.]]



** Later on, [[spoiler:as Valentine's mortally wounded]], all he calmly does is hope Eggsy won't give him a cheesy BondOneLiner, and [[GoOutWithASmile grins when Eggsy indulges him, anyway.]]
** [[spoiler:Eggsy]] gets two instances. The first is a subversion, [[spoiler:as he's already switched the poisoned brandy and is being careful to not tip Arthur off]]. The second is [[spoiler:when he's being faced by two columns of Valentine's henchmen and calmly awaits his fate until Merlin activates the implants]].

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** Later on, [[spoiler:as Valentine's mortally wounded]], all he calmly does is hope Eggsy won't give him a cheesy BondOneLiner, and [[GoOutWithASmile grins when Eggsy indulges him, anyway.]]
** [[spoiler:Eggsy]] gets two instances. The first is a subversion, [[spoiler:as he's already switched the poisoned brandy and is being careful to not tip Arthur off]]. The second is [[spoiler:when when he's being faced by two columns of Valentine's henchmen and calmly awaits his fate until Merlin activates the implants]].implants.
%% ** [[spoiler:Eggsy gets a subversion as he's already switched the poisoned brandy and is being careful to not tip Arthur off]].

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* UltimateFinalExam: Aspiring Kingsmen conclude their TrainingFromHell with a surprise variation on this: during a mission to seduce a target, the candidates are roofied and wake up ChainedToARailway with an interrogator offering to save them if they reveal everything they know about the Kingsmen. [[spoiler: Regardless of what they say, the candidates are all saved at the last minute by a trap door, but anyone who blabbed is automatically expelled.]] For good measure, this is followed up with a DeadlyGraduation in which the candidates have to shoot the dog they adopted at the start of the training. [[spoiler: As it turns out, the gun is loaded with blanks.]]

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* HateSink:
** To balance out the charismatic and humorous main villain, [[LowerClassLout Dean]] from is a {{jerkass}}, {{domestic abuser}} gang leader who thinks he owns his family and can do with them whatever he pleases. He gets his comeuppance in [[spoiler:TheStinger, when Eggsy comes to collect his mother and sister and lays a beatdown on him and his thugs]].
** The unnamed pastor of the South Glades Mission Church stands out as loathsome despite having very little screentime. Leading a recognized hate group, he spends his sermons deriding people of colour, LGBTQ people, Jews and anybody else who isn't a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant. [[BigBad Richmond Valentine]] decodes that his church will be the perfect place to demonstrate [[HatePlague a rage-inducing signal]], and forces the entire church to slaughter each other so superspy Harry Hart can understand his scheme.


** Played with- the congregation of the church where Valentine tests the small-scale version of his device to make sure it works are extremely anti-Semitic, anti-choice, racist, sexist and homophobic -- so it's hard to feel that sorry for them when [[spoiler:they all go berserk and get slaughtered by each other and Harry (who's also affected by the device but retains his lethal skills and is the only one standing by the end of the brawl)]]. Then Harry sees what he's actually ''done'' to them after the device quits working, however, and he's [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone visibly horrified.]] Because even if they were such absolute jackasses, [[spoiler: killing]] people simply for having and spouting backwards beliefs is ''horribly, horribly'' wrong.

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** Played with- the congregation of the church where Valentine tests the small-scale version of his device to make sure it works are extremely anti-Semitic, anti-choice, pro-life, racist, sexist and homophobic -- so it's hard to feel that sorry for them when [[spoiler:they all go berserk and get slaughtered by each other and Harry (who's also affected by the device but retains his lethal skills and is the only one standing by the end of the brawl)]]. Then Harry sees what he's actually ''done'' to them after the device quits working, however, and he's [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone visibly horrified.]] Because even if they were such absolute jackasses, [[spoiler: killing]] people simply for having and spouting backwards beliefs is ''horribly, horribly'' wrong.


''Kingsman'' exceeded all expectations and a sequel, called ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', came out in September 2017. A prequel, titled ''Film/TheKingsMan'' is currently in development.

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''Kingsman'' exceeded all expectations and a sequel, called ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', came out in September 2017. A prequel, titled ''Film/TheKingsMan'' ''Film/TheKingsMan'', is currently set for release in development.
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** Valentine also lets out one when [[spoiler:he realizes his plan has failed.]]

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** Valentine also lets out one when [[spoiler:he realizes his plan has failed.[[spoiler: Merlin activates the implants and causes almost everybody loyal to him's head to explode.]]

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* EurekaMoment: Merlin's face lights up when Eggsy asks him if he can turn on all the tracking implants.


''Kingsman'' exceeded all expectations and a sequel, called ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', came out in September 2017. A prequel, titled ''The King's Man'' is currently in development.

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''Kingsman'' exceeded all expectations and a sequel, called ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', came out in September 2017. A prequel, titled ''The King's Man'' ''Film/TheKingsMan'' is currently in development.

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* PrecisionFStrike: From Merlin, after [[spoiler: blowing the heads off of Valentine's army and the government leaders]].
-->'''Merlin:''' That...was fucking spectacular!!!

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